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Arthur Rimbaud Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Rimbaud.

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

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Misfortune was my god.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
- Arthur Rimbaud

 

I'm intact, and I don't give a damn.
- Arthur Rimbaud

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
- Arthur Rimbaud

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I is another.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Romanticism has never been properly judged.
Who was there to judge it? The critics!
- Arthur Rimbaud

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

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

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

I am the slave of my baptism.
Parents, you have caused my misfortune,
and you have caused your own.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

I choose to be caring, compassionate and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided
that happens otherwise if one is idle.
- Albrecht Durer

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement.
Properly understood and applied,
it is the most potent instrument of action.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading,
or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring
something for the public good.
- Thomas a Kempis

To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun.
The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments
but the joy of pursuing ideas.
- Philip Kaufman

Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses,
you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves,
and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
- Jupiter Hammon

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is
the reason so many good minds are idle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested.
So let us not be idle.
- Gustav Mahler

Thanks be to God.
Since my leaving the drinking of wine,
I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better,
and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
- Samuel Pepys

To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- The Buddha

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of
food for thought both early and late -
thoughts both about and not about art.
- Gustav Klimt

It is idle to await unanimity.
- Robert Dale Owen

Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow;
he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
- Thomas Dekker

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the
waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The idle always have a mind to do something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more
than much knowledge that is idle.
- Khalil Gibran

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
- Victor Hugo

It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was
within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare
a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.
- Charles Tupper

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret.
Everything might have turned out so differently.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.
- Isaac Watts

We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question
whether A has done as well as B,
when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could.
- William Graham Sumner

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

How these curiosities would be quite forgot,
did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.
- John Aubrey

A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of
more or less idle people.
- Walter Bagehot

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
- Paul Getty

He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
- Ovid

Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation;
he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.
- William Emerson

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of
the night without thinking that the night pleases us
because it suppresses idle details,
just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Not only our future economic soundness but the very
soundness of our democratic institutions depends on
the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer.
Dr. King was a man of action.
If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.
- Marc Morial

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
- Ovid

All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
- Marquis de Sade

Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize
that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
- James Harvey Robinson

I'm homosexual...
How and why are idle questions.
It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.
- Jean Genet

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
- Jean Genet

Idle people are often bored and bored people,
unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great
preoccupations in our time.
- Renata Adler

The program should know if someone is at the keyboard
or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle.
It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice.
- Bill Budge

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you
feel like stripping your gears.
- Barbara Johnson

When the idle poor become the idle rich,
you'll never know just who is who, or which is which.
- E. Y. Harburg

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one,
it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the
cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz

As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities
continue to unfold in Darfur,
Sudan.
- Jan Schakowsky

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit
is restored to government and recognized as its most
conspicuous and sacred responsibility,
all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things
of more value than silence.
Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word;
and do not say a little in many words,
but a great deal in a few.
- Pythagoras

I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune.
The writers are in charge.
The writers decide what the material is.
- Eric Idle

Woody is the guy who made me want to be a comic.
I was in heaven and couldn't stop smiling because he
was my idle and 29 years after seeing Take the Money and Run,
I was working for him.
- Jon Lovitz

We've discovered that the less we do,
the more money we make.
- Eric Idle

To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy.
So if you have a very, very funny show,
and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
- Eric Idle

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle

It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo
each other in building armaments and never use them.
History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but
to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect
of nations competing in great armaments.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best,
will breed in you temperance and self-control,
diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content,
and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley


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