89 quotes found by Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire
Always be a poet, even in prose.
poetry  writing  prose  # 2596
Charles Baudelaire
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.
music  poetry  dance  # 30517
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.
art  Means  Word  # 30518
Charles Baudelaire
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
Goes  Round  # 30519
Charles Baudelaire
Nothing can be done except little by little.
Except  # 30520
Charles Baudelaire
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
life  living  lies  # 30521
Charles Baudelaire
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
respect  Soldier  Three  # 30522
Charles Baudelaire
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.
time  poetry  wish  # 30523
Charles Baudelaire
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.
time  poetry  wish  # 30524
Charles Baudelaire
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
beauty  Type  melancholy  # 30525
Charles Baudelaire
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.
love  men  women  # 30526
Charles Baudelaire
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
art  Modernity  Half  # 30527
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.
time  work  Means  # 30528
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 disproportion.
time  beauty  sense  # 30529
Charles Baudelaire
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
poetry  food  Days  # 30530
Charles Baudelaire
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
nature  living  words  # 30531