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Arthur Rimbaud

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I understand, and not knowing how to express myself without pagan words, I’d rather remain silent

— Arthur Rimbaud


I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#words #hell

I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#hell #paraphrased #perception #perception

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#genius #recovery #will

True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#creativity #writing #art

Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.

— Arthur Rimbaud


Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#enslaved #everything #i #idle #life

A thousand Dreams within me softly burn: From time to time my heart is like some oak Whose blood runs golden where a branch is torn.

— Arthur Rimbaud


In the great glasshouses streaming with condensation, the children in mourning-dress beheld marvels.

— Arthur Rimbaud

#fantastic #fantasy #marvels #mourning

I could never throw Love out of the window.

— Arthur Rimbaud


About Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud Quotes

Did you know about Arthur Rimbaud?

Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short and torrid affair. The post-operative diagnosis was cancer. Until this time his reading was confined almost entirely to the Bible but he also enjoyed fairy tales and stories of adventure such as the novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Gustave Aimard.

Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and restless soul travelling extensively on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday. For other people named Rimbaud see Rimbaud (surname). Born in Charleville Ardennes he produced his works while still in his late teens—Victor Hugo described him at the time as "an infant Shakespeare"—and gave up creative writing before the age of 20.

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