Quotation by Charles Baudelaire

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 (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).
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