Bohemian Sayings and Quotes

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

The land of Bohemia is a sad country, bounded on the North by need, on the South by poverty, on the East by illusion, and on the West by the hospital. It is irrigated by two inexhaustible streams: impudence and shame. Alphonse De Callone
Like positive and negative magnetic poles, Bohemian and bourgeois were— and are— parts of a single field: they imply, require, and attract each other. Jerrold Siegel
Bohemian or not according to how they were meant or how they were taken, Bohemian at some moments and not at others. Jerrold Siegel
A bohemian is one whose need, (because of a personality defect), of the unhampered social life thus provided accounts for his presence in the group providing it. Cesar Grania
I always knew that there's a risk in the bohemian lifestyle, and I decided to take it because, whether it's an illusion or not— I don't think it is— it helped my concentration, it stopped me from being bored, and stopped other people from being boring, to some extent. Agnes Bojaxhiou
The Bohemians say, 'He who wants to know himself should offend two or three of his neighbors.' I hope I have not done so. Ted Kooser
Being a Bohemian can be so much less and so much more. Joseph Downing
Bohemia can be anywhere because it is not a place but a state of mind. Arthur Ransome
Bohemian means getting drunk together all the time, but everyone round here works bloody hard. Beryl Bainbridge
Bohemia is a stage in artistic life: it is the preface to the Academy, the Hotel Dieu, or the Morgue. Henry Murger
The Bohemians know everything and go everywhere, as they have patent leather pumps or burst boots. Henry Murger
Bohemians speak amongst themselves a special language borrowed from the conversation of the studios, a jargon of behind the scenes, and the discussions of the editor's room. Henry Murger
The bohemian is above all an idea, the personification of a myth. Elizabeth Wilson
The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it's allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world. Sarah Thornton
But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That's closer to it. The artistic life without the talent Philip K. Dick
A Bohemian life, filled with poetry, it cuts like a knife, without coquetry! Ana Claudia Antunes
It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles. Brooke Shields
I always knew that there's a risk in the bohemian lifestyle, and I decided to take it because, whether it's an illusion or not— I don't think it is— it helped my concentration, it stopped me from bring bored, and stopped other people from being boring, to some extent. Brigitte Bardot
They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world. Gloria Whelan
Channel a bohemian state of mind with an effortless dress paired with a must have embroidered moto jacket. Lubov Azria
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Satchel Paige
Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills. O. Henry
There's a part of bohemia I love. The lack of prejudice, the lack of aggression, I love the lack, for the most part, of competitiveness. It's more peaceful. nue
The bohemian life that reigned in Paris until the end of the 50s is gone. The artists had more time to think, to reflect; success didn't come so suddenly. Pontus Hulten

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