Inspiration comes of working every day.
Quote by Charles Baudelaire
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to...
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and...
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it...
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical...
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the...
To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among...
The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And...
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle....
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish,...
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped...