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Quotation by Charles Baudelaire
I am the wound and the knife!
I am the slap and the cheek!
I am the limbs and the rack,
And the victim and the executioner!
I am the vampire of my own heart.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "Heautontimoroumenos," (1857).
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