Charles Bukowski // "A man works under the best conditions and the worst and the work will bear witness to his durability and intent; there are no chosen men... Excellence arrives with the practice of living as truly as possible, and the work which follows is the evidence of what has preceded. Here, in this arena, there are no secret ways, no special access: just one man alone facing the odds. He works on even while losing, saving what can be saved. The centuries concede nothing; the work is the residue, an odd miracle."