Friday, April 9, 2010

Simply meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Charles Pierre Baudelaire (April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867), poet, critic, and translator.

"Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself." - Charles Baudelaire

"We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose." - Charles Baudelaire

"Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams." - Charles Baudelaire

"The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality." - Charles Baudelaire

"There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start." - Charles Baudelaire

"There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for." - Charles Baudelaire

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