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Arthur Rimbaud Quotes

(1854-1891), French Poet

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.

Category: Adolescence

One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her.

Category: Beauty

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

Category: Disillusion

And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! -- But the great Faith is Love!

Category: God

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.

Category: Hell

I is another.

Category: Identity

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.

Category: Knowledge

Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.

Category: Life And Living

What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.

Category: Life And Living

I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.

Category: Parents And Parenting

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.

Category: Sorrow

The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.

Category: Sun

For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.

Category: Taste

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.

Category: Youth