Charles Baudelaire Quotes (129 quotes)
“There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.”
As quoted in "Poison and vision: poems and prose of Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Rimbaud" (1996), p. 103 - ISBN: 9783705206403
My heart laid bare, and other prose writings (1951 edition)
“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.”
"Baudelaire, his prose and poetry" (1919), p. 243, "My Heart Laid Bare"
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Born: April 9, 1821
Died: August 31, 1867 (aged 46)
Bio: Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”