Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rimbaud vs. Baudelaire -- dueling quotes on genius as childhood

"Genius is the recovery of childhood at will" -Arthur Rimbaud

“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

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