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 Charles Baudelaire - “All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “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.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Music fathoms the sky.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him But remembering is only a new form of suffering.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “A breath of wind from the wings of madness.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its paws”
 Charles Baudelaire - “To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Listen, my darling, listen to soft night approaching.”
 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.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “France is not poetic she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry”
 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.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.”
 Charles Baudelaire - “The pleasure of being in crowds is a mysterious expression of sensual joy in the multiplication of Number”

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