Charles Baudelaire Quotes (129 quotes)
“The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.”
Fleurs Du Mal Et Oeuvres Choisies (1992 edition), Courier Dover Publications - ISBN: 9780486270920
“There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.”
Baudelaire as a literary critic (1964 edition), Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
“There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast.”
La Fanfarlo (1986 edition)
My heart laid bare, and other prose writings (1951 edition)
“This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.”
The Parisian Prowler (1997 edition), University of Georgia Press - ISBN: 9780820318790
If you know some quotes that would be a good fit here, send us a note!
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.