It was on this day in 1821 that French poet Charles Baudelaire was born. I came to know of him roughly a year ago while discovering that he was heavily influenced by seer-theologian, Emanual Swedenborg. I came to like him immediately.
Below are a couple pretty good quotes by him. I'll be posting more on him soon. Meanwhile, enjoy.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
The Poet is a kinsman in the clouds
Who scoffs at archers, loves a stormy day;
But on the ground, among the hooting crowds,
He cannot walk, his wings are in the way.*