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Charles Baudelaire

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Biography : French poet.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1867
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.
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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
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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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Always be a poet, even in prose.
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Always be a poet, even in prose.




The child sees everything in a state of newness; he is always drunk. Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the delight with which a child absorbs form and color.
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Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!
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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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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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The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
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Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally goodness is always the product of some art.
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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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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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A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
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I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
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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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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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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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Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate good is always the product of an art.
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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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There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
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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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Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
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Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?
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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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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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It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
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Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
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Music fathoms the sky.
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