Charles Baudelaire — French Poet born on April 09, 1821, died on August 31, 1867

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.