Charles Baudelaire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Baudelaire quotes, Charles Baudelaire sayings, and Charles Baudelaire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

A multitude of small delights constitute happiness. Charles Baudelaire
What is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice. Charles Baudelaire
God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist. Charles Baudelaire
The immense appetite we have for biography comes from a deep-seated sense of equality. Charles Baudelaire
He possessed the logic of all good intentions and a knowledge of all the tricks of his trade, and yet he never succeeded at anything, because he believed too much in the impossible. Surprising? Why so? He was forever in the act of conceiving it! Charles Baudelaire
The more delicate and ambitious the soul, the further do dreams estrange it from possible things. Charles Baudelaire
A chance tear gleams, he dreams of gibbets, while smoking his hookah, with a dainty smile. Charles Baudelaire
Exasperated, a drunk that sees things doubled, / I stumbled home, slammed the door, terrified, / sick, depressed, mind feverish and troubled, / wounded by mystery, the absurd, outside! / In vain my reason tried to take command, / its efforts useless in the tempest’s roar, / my soul, a mastless barge, danced, and danced, / over some monstrous sea without a shore! Charles Baudelaire
Hashish will be, indeed, for the impressions and familiar thoughts of the man, a mirror which magnifies, yet no more than a mirror. Charles Baudelaire
Watteau, carnival where the loves of many famous hearts / Flutter capriciously like butterflies with gaudy wings; / Cool, airy settings where the candelabras' light / Touches with madness the couples whirling in the dance Charles Baudelaire
I am a cemetery by the moon unblessed. Charles Baudelaire
My desire swollen with hope Will float upon your salty tears Charles Baudelaire
This fencing, this clashing of steel, are the uproar Of youth when it becomes a prey to puling love. Charles Baudelaire
Our squalid society rushed, Narcissus to a man, to gaze on its trivial image on a scrap of metal. Charles Baudelaire
Perfumes, colours and sounds echo one another. Charles Baudelaire
One must work, if not from inclination, at least out of despair. Since it proves, on close examination, that work is less boring than amusing oneself. Charles Baudelaire
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste. Charles Baudelaire
And yet to wine, to opium even, / I prefer the elixir of your lips on which love flaunts itself. Charles Baudelaire
Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject, nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling. Charles Baudelaire
Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them. Charles Baudelaire
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction. Charles Baudelaire
In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it. Charles Baudelaire
I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. Charles Baudelaire
Through the unknown, we'll find the new. Charles Baudelaire
What is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice. Charles Baudelaire