My Heart Laid Bare - Charles Baudelaire

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Hygiene, Conduct, Morals. Every moment, we are crushed by the idea and sensation of time. And there are only two means of escaping that nightmare, of forgetting it: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work fortifies us. Let us choose. The more we make use of one of these means, the more the other fills us with repugnance. One can forget time only by using it. There is no long work but that which one dares not begin. It becomes a nightmare.

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