"Every idea is ..." Quote of Charles Baudelaire

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet. Trans. by Christopher Isherwood (1930), revised by Don Bachardy (1989). My Heart Laid Bare, sct. 102, Intimate Journals (written c. 1865, published 1887).