Quote for Today - January 5, 2013
"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create."
"Il n'existe que trois etres respectables: le prétre, le guerrier, le poéte. Savoir, tuer, et creer."
Charles Baudelaire [1821-1867], in Mon Coeur Mis a Nu [1887, 1897], XXII
That was published in France in 1887 from Charles Baudelaire who died in 1867. If you were to list 3 beings worthy of respect today, whom would you list?
How would you understand the second part of the quote: to know, to kill, to create"?