"France is not poetic she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Charles Baudelaire on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Charles Baudelaire on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Charles Baudelaire on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Charles Baudelaire on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Charles Baudelaire on Robert Frost
"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally goodness is always the product of some art."
"What is art? Prostitution."
"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
"A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else."
"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate good is always the product of an art."