Best Quotes by Charles Baudelaire (Top 10)

  1. Always be a poet, even in prose.
  2. One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.
  3. Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.
  4. A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
  5. Strangeness is the indispensable condiment of all beauty.
  6. Life has but one true charm: the charm of the game. But what if we’re indifferent to whether we win or lose?
  7. There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze.
  8. I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
  9. What can an eternity of damnation matter to someone who has felt, if only for a second, the infinity of delight?
  10. I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.

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