1. 10

    Whose hearts must I break? What lies must I maintain? - Through whose blood am I to wade ?

  2. 9

    Now I am an outcast. I loathe my country. The best thing for me is a drunken sleep on the beach.

  3. 8

    The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences.

  4. 7

    The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.

  5. 6

    I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.

  6. 5

    Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.

  7. 4

    Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.

  8. 3

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

  9. 2

    Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.

  10. 1

    The only unbearable thing is that nothing is unbearable.

  11. Last Update: 25 January 2022

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