Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet, critic, translator

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


A breath of wind from the wings of madness. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire


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


Always be a poet, even in prose. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire


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


Love is the natural occupation of the man of leisure. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire


Nothing can be done except little by little. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire


A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire


If a given combination of trees, mountains, water, and houses, say a landscape, is beautiful, it is not so by itself, but because of me, of my favour, of the idea or feeling I attach to it. - Charles Pierre Baudelaire