Quotation by Charles Baudelaire

The man who, from the beginning of his life, has been bathed at length in the soft atmosphere of a woman, in the smell of her hands, of her bosom, of her knees, of her hair, of her supple and floating clothes, ... has contracted from this contact a tender skin and a distinct accent, a kind of androgyny without which the harshest and most masculine genius remains, as far as perfection in art is concerned, an incomplete being.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet, critic. Artificial Paradise, An Opium-eater, VII. Childhood Sorrows (1860).

On men who have been raised by women.
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