More From Charles Baudelaire
- "Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable."
- "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."
- "Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?"
More In Poetry
- "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."― Thomas Paine
- "The more unsettling the more I feel at home."― Kat Dennings
- "There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers’ wives."― Hamlin Garland