Charles Baudelaire Quotes

The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.

Charles Baudelaire

A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.

Charles Baudelaire

I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me.

Charles Baudelaire

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.

Charles Baudelaire

One can only forget about time by making use of it.

Charles Baudelaire

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Charles Baudelaire

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

Charles Baudelaire

Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.

Charles Baudelaire

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.

Charles Baudelaire

There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

Charles Baudelaire

A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide from his fellow men

Charles Baudelaire

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.

Charles Baudelaire

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire

The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.

Charles Baudelaire

These beings have no other profession than to cultivate the idea of beauty in their person, to satisfy their passions, to feel and to think.

Charles Baudelaire
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