Find important quotes and citations by the author Charles-Pierre Baudelaire.
Quote 2072It is from the womb of art that criticism was born
Quote 2071I am swimming in dishonor like a fish in water
Quote 2070As a remedy against all ills; poverty, sickness, and melancholy only one thing is absolutely necessary; a liking for work
Quote 2069Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Quote 2068It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist.
Quote 2067Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul
Quote 2066There are in every man, at every hour, two simultaneous postulations, one towards God, the other towards Satan
Quote 2065In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it
Quote 2064There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create
Quote 2063A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else
Quote 2062Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself
Quote 2061Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry
Quote 2060Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable
Quote 2059It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself
Quote 2058Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art
Quote 2057There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness
Quote 2056Inspiration comes of working every day
Quote 2055This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed
Quote 1906I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old
Quote 1577Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them
Quote 876Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction