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Summary

Charles Baudelaire was a famous Poet from France, who lived between April 9, 1821 and August 31, 1867. He became 46 years old.

Biography

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire lived in Paris and was a French poet, translator and art critic. He is often called the father of literary modernism, especially Symbolism.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 78 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Beauty, Finance, Poetry.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Baudelaire

Famous quotes by Charles Baudelaire (78)


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"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create"
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"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs"
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"Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place"
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"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"
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"I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws"
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"Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation"
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"Everything for me becomes allegory"
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"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction"
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"Even if it were proven that God didn't exist, Religion would still be Saintly and Divine"
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"Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry"
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"Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!"
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"Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter"
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"Nothing can be done except little by little"
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"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest"
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"If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force"
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"All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation"
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"Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them"
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"The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things"
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"The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present"
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"Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable"
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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"
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"Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste"
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"A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else"
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"We are all born marked for evil"
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"There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness"
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"The world only goes round by misunderstanding"
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"It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton"
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"It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree"
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"Inspiration comes of working every day"
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"For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved"
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"As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life"
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"Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?"
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"Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony"
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"To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches"
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"This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed"
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"There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start"
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"The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep"
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"The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality"
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"Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable"
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"It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself"
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"I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust"
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"Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself"
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"A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle"
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"Always be a poet, even in prose"
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"Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste"
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"What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense"
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"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"
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"The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes"
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"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"
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"It would perhaps be nice to be alternately the victim and the executioner"
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"I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy"
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"France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic"
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"Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul"
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"The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight"
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"The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find"
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"Music fathoms the sky"
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"Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected"
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"It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish"
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"How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering"
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"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art"
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"But a dandy can never be a vulgar man"
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"Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust"
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"Always be a poet, even in prose"
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"For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation"
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"Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry"
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"What is art? Prostitution"
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"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"
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"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated"
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"Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility"
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"Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious"
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"In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men"
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"Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother!"
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"God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist"
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"Genius is childhood recalled at will"
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"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art"
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"Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself"
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"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 disproportion"
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"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors"


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