Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Charles Baudelaire
Poetry has no goal other than itself; it can have no other, and no poem will be so great, so noble, so truly worthy of the name of poem, than one written uniquely for the pleasure of writing a poem.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet, critic. "New Notes on Edgar Poe," part IV (1859).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.