We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (April 9, 1821 August 31, 1867) was one of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth Century. He was also an important critic, and translator.