The poet Charles Baudelaire died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Nineteenth-century French prose poet, essayist, translator, and critic associated with the Symbolist and Modernist literary movements. His best-known works include Les Fleurs du mal, Les paradis artificiels, and Le Spleen de Paris.
He had a drawn-out affair with Jeanne DuVal and shorter relationships with an actress (Marie Daubrun) and a courtesan (Apollonnie Sabatier). Throughout his life, however, he was most driven by the need for his mother’s approval.
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.