Charles Baudelaire Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Baudelaire

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

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

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

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