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Charles Baudelaire
(1821-1867) born on
Apr 09
French poet, critic, translator. He was noted for his powerful expressionistic poetry and translation of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
         
   
F
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.

R
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
A
There exist only three beings worthy of respect he priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
N
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
K
Inspiration comes of working every day.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
R: "Le Spleen de Paris," 1863.
A: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
   


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