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Baudelaire - Never Be Sober

Posted to WritersAndGenres

-You must always be intoxicated. That sums it all up: it's the only question. In order not to feel the horrible burden of Time which breaks your back and bends you down to earth, you must be unremittingly intoxicated.

But on what? Wine, poetry, virtue, as you please. But never be sober.-

This is just the beginning, but I want to tempt anyone who has not yet read Baudelaire to do so. Although I have loved Baudelaire forever I am new to the history behind the great literary movements. I love this site for giving a framework for what I like and exposing me to new authors and poets. However I will like what I like wherever it falls.