Baudelaire Quote

410px-Portrait_de_Charles_Baudelaire_sous_l'influence_du_hachich“This life is a hospital in which every patient is haunted by the desire to change beds.”

— from “The Parisian Prowler” by Charles Baudelaire

Translated by Edward K. Kaplan

I recommend this translation; I found it better than the Louise Varèse’s translation, entitled “Paris Spleen.”

(right: A self-portrait of Charles Baudelaire)

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