Always be a poet, even in prose.
Quote by Charles Baudelaire
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and...
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive...
Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a...
There are in every man, at every hour, two simultaneous postulations, one towards God, the...
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to...
To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Everything for me becomes allegory.
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood...
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical...
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art,...
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the...
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle....