1854-1891, French Poet
And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! — But the great Faith is Love!
Arthur Rimbaud – [God]

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Sorrow]

For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Taste]

I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Parents and Parenting]

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Hell]

I is another.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Identity]

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Disillusion]

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Youth]

Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Life and Living]

One evening I sat Beauty on my knees –And I found her bitter –And I reviled her.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Beauty]

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Knowledge]

The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Sun]

What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Life and Living]

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.
Arthur Rimbaud – [Adolescence]