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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.
Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry.

If a given combination of trees, mountains, water, and houses, say a landscape, is beautiful, it is not so by itself, but because of me, of my favor, of the idea or feeling I attach to it.
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me.
As the end of the century approaches, all our culture is like flies at the beginning of winter. Having lost their agility, dreamy and demented, they turn slowly about the window in the first icy mists of morning, . . . [then] they fall down the curtains.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: "Salon of 1859."
A: "My Heart Laid Bare," sct. 102, c. 1865.
N: "Salon of 1846," sct. 1 (published in Curiosites Esthetiques, 1868).
K: "Cool Memories," ch. 5, 1987.

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