Charles Baudelaire Quotes

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common-sense-tells-us-that-the-things-of-the-earth-exist-only-a-little-and-that-true-reality-is-only-in-dreams
beauty-is-the-sole-ambition-the-exclusive-goal-of-taste
i-can-barely-conceive-of-a-type-of-beauty-in-which-there-is-no-melancholy
this-life-is-a-hospital-in-which-every-patient-is-possessed-with-a-desire-to-change-his-bed
for-the-merchant-even-honesty-is-a-financial-speculation
it-is-the-hour-to-be-drunken-to-escape-being-the-martyred-slaves-of-time-be-ceaselessly-drunk-on-wine-on-poetry-or-on-virtue-as-you-wish
there-exist-only-three-beings-worthy-of-respect-the-priest-the-soldier-the-poet-to-know-to-kill-to-create
the-poet-enjoys-the-incomparable-privilege-of-being-able-to-be-himself-and-others-as-he-wishes
life-has-but-one-true-charm-the-charm-of-the-game-but-what-if-were-indifferent-to-whether-we-win-or-lose
death-old-captain-it-is-time-let-us-raise-anchor
there-are-in-every-man-at-every-hour-two-simultaneous-postulations-one-towards-god-the-other-towards-satan
i-am-unable-to-understand-how-a-man-of-honor-could-take-a-newspaper-in-his-hands-without-a-shudder-of-disgust
he-who-looks-through-an-open-window-sees-fewer-things-than-he-who-looks-through-a-closed-window
there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-long-piece-of-work-except-one-that-you-dare-not-start
everything-that-is-beautiful-and-noble-is-the-product-of-reason-and-calculation
dancing-can-reveal-all-mystery-that-music-conceals
to-be-great-man-saint-for-oneself-that-is-only-important-thing-charles-baudelaire
the-more-delicate-ambitious-soul-further-do-dreams-estrange-it-from-possible-things-charles-baudelaire
my-soul-travels-on-smell-perfume-like-souls-other-men-on-music-charles-baudelaire
any-man-who-does-not-accept-conditions-life-sells-his-soul-charles-baudelaire
life-has-but-one-true-charm-charm-game-but-what-if-were-indifferent-to-whether-we-win-lose-charles-baudelaire
modernity-is-transient-fleeting-contingent-it-is-one-half-art-other-being-eternal-immovable-charles-baudelaire
there-is-no-dream-love-however-ideal-it-may-be-which-does-not-end-up-with-fat-greedy-baby-hanging-from-breast-charles-baudelaire
on-peut-chercher-dans-dieu-le-complice-et-lami-qui-manquent-toujours-dieu-est-leternel-confident-dans-cette-tragedie-dont-chacun-est-le-heros-charles-baudelaire
to-be-wicked-is-never-excusable-but-there-is-some-merit-in-knowing-that-you-are-most-irreparable-vices-is-to-do-evil-from-stupidity-charles-baudelaire
inspiration-comes-working-every-day-charles-baudelaire
the-beautiful-is-always-bizarre-charles-baudelaire
what-strange-phenomena-we-find-in-great-city-all-we-need-do-is-stroll-about-with-our-eyes-open-life-swarms-with-innocent-monsters-charles-baudelaire
the-old-paris-is-no-more-form-city-changes-faster-alas-than-mortals-heart-charles-baudelaire
the-mainspring-genius-is-curiosity-charles-baudelaire
one-should-always-be-drunk-thats-all-that-matters-but-with-what-with-wine-with-poetry-with-virtue-as-you-chose-but-get-drunk-charles-baudelaire
any-healthy-man-can-go-without-food-for-two-daysbut-not-without-poetry-charles-baudelaire
to-fornicate-is-to-aspire-to-enter-into-another-artist-never-emerges-from-himself-charles-baudelaire
imagination-is-queen-truth-possibility-is-one-regions-truth-she-is-positively-akin-to-infinity-charles-baudelaire
i-set-out-to-discover-why-it-to-transform-my-pleasure-into-knowledge-charles-baudelaire
a-book-is-garden-orchard-storehouse-party-company-by-way-counselor-multitude-counselors-charles-baudelaire
Spleen Je suis comme le roi d'un pays pluvieux, Riche, mais impuissant, jeune et pourtant tre¨s vieux, Qui, de ses precepteurs meprisant les courbettes, S'ennuie avec ses chiens comme avec d'autres beªtes. Rien ne peut l'egayer, ni gibier, ni faucon, Ni son peuple mourant en face du balcon. Du bouffon favori la grotesque ballade Ne distrait plus le front de ce cruel malade; Son lit fleurdelise se transforme en tombeau, Et les dames d'atour, pour qui tout prince est beau, Ne savent plus trouver d'impudique toilette Pour tirer un souris de ce jeune squelette. Le savant qui lui fait de l'or n'a jamais pu De son eªtre extirper l'element corrompu, Et dans ces bains de sang qui des Romains nous viennent, Et dont sur leurs vieux jours les puissants se souviennent, II n'a su rechauffer ce cadavre hebete Oe¹ coule au lieu de sang l'eau verte du Lethe I'm like the king of a rain-country, rich but sterile, young but with an old wolf's itch, one who escapes his tutor's monologues, and kills the day in boredom with his dogs; nothing cheers him, darts, tennis, falconry, his people dying by the balcony; the bawdry of the pet hermaphrodite no longer gets him through a single night; his bed of fleur-de-lys becomes a tomb; even the ladies of the court, for whom all kings are beautiful, cannot put on shameful enough dresses for this skeleton; the scholar who makes his gold cannot invent washes to cleanse the poisoned element; even in baths of blood, Rome's legacy, our tyrants' solace in senility, he cannot warm up his shot corpse, whose food is syrup-green Lethean ooze, not blood. - Robert Lowell, from Marthiel and Jackson Matthews, eds., The Flowers of Evil (NY: New Directions, 1963)

Charles Baudelaire
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the-immense-appetite-we-have-for-biography-comes-from-deepseated-sense-equality-charles-baudelaire
to-handle-language-skillfully-is-to-practice-kind-evocative-sorcery-charles-baudelaire
i-am-cemetery-by-moon-unblessed-charles-baudelaire
genius-is-nothing-more-nor-less-than-childhood-recaptured-at-will-charles-baudelaire
ant-swarming-city-city-full-dreams-where-in-broad-day-specter-tugs-your-sleeve-charles-baudelaire
i-love-wagner-but-music-i-prefer-is-that-cat-hung-up-by-its-tail-outside-window-trying-to-stick-to-panes-glass-with-its-paws-charles-baudelaire
isnt-it-true-that-pleasant-house-makes-winter-more-poetic-doesnt-winter-add-to-poetry-house-charles-baudelaire
strangeness-is-necessary-ingredient-in-beauty-charles-baudelaire
le-serpent-qui-danse-que-jaime-voir-chere-indolente-de-ton-corps-si-beau-comme-une-etoffe-vacillante-miroiter-la-peau-sur-ta-chevelure-profonde-aux-acres-parfums-mer-odorante-et-
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the-study-beauty-is-duel-in-which-artist-cries-out-in-terror-before-being-vanquished-charles-baudelaire
the-mixture-grotesque-tragic-is-agreeable-to-spirit-as-are-discords-to-jaded-ear-charles-baudelaire
i-can-barely-conceive-type-beauty-in-which-there-is-no-melancholy-charles-baudelaire
my-heart-is-lost-beasts-have-eaten-it-charles-baudelaire
il-me-semble-que-je-serais-toujours-bien-la-ou-je-ne-suis-pas-it-seems-to-me-that-i-will-always-be-happy-in-place-where-i-am-not-charles-baudelaire
and-drunk-with-my-own-madness-i-shouted-at-him-furiously-make-life-beautiful-make-life-beautiful-charles-baudelaire
i-have-felt-wind-on-wing-madness-charles-baudelaire
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