Arthur Rimbaud (b. October 20): “Life is the farce we’re all forced to endure.”

20 Oct

Arthur Rimbaud (born 20 October 1854, died 10 November 1891) was a French poet who produced his works while still in his late teens. Victor Hugo described him as ‘an infant Shakespeare’. He gave up creative writing before the age of 20. He was a restless soul who travelled on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday.

Four quotes:

  1. Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
  2. Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.
  3. I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
  4. A thousand Dreams within me softly burn.

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