"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors."
"It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair."
"Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable."
"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."
"Inspiration comes of working every day."
"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest."
~ Charles Baudelaire~