The Second Hand Unwinds

I’m starting to begrudge every second I spend asleep or inside or doing anything that isn’t incredible.

You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

Charles Baudelaire


Oh, Baudelaire. Would that I could be drunk on virtue!

Tim Walker for Swarovski

Tim Walker for Swarovski

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July 5, 2009. Tags: , , , . art, writing.

2 Comments

  1. Keegan replied:

    Baudelaire also said ‘people adore authority’.

  2. swingsandskateboards replied:

    And check out the crazy eyes in his Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baudelaire !!

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