Charles Baudelaire Quotes

There is in a word, in a verb, something sacred which forbids us from using it recklessly. To handle a language cunningly is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.

Charles Baudelaire

There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.

Charles Baudelaire

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

Charles Baudelaire

This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.

Charles Baudelaire

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.

Charles Baudelaire

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.

Charles Baudelaire

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportions.

Charles Baudelaire

I am the wound and the knife! I am the slap and the cheek! I am the limbs and the rack, And the victim and the executioner! I am the vampire of my own heart.

Charles Baudelaire

This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.

Charles Baudelaire

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.

Charles Baudelaire

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust..

Charles Baudelaire

The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.

Charles Baudelaire

The Revolution had been made by voluptuaries.

Charles Baudelaire

All great poets become naturally, fatally, critics.

Charles Baudelaire

It is at once by way of poetry and through poetry, as with music, that the soul glimpses splendors from beyond the tomb; and when an exquisite poem brings ones eyes to the point of tears, those tears are not evidence of an excess of joy, they are witness far more to an exacerbated melancholy, a disposition of the nerves, a nature exiled among imperfect things, which would like to possess, without delay, a paradise revealed on this very same earth.

Charles Baudelaire

An artist is only an artist thanks to his exquisite sense of beauty a sense which provides him with intoxicating delights, but at the same time implying and including a sense, equally exquisite, of all deformity and disproportion.

Charles Baudelaire

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