Must one suffer eternally, or eternally flee from beauty? Nature, pitiless enchantress, always victorious rival, let me be! Tempt no longer my desires and my pride! The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist screams with fear before being vanquished.

LE CONFITEOR DE L’ARTISTE
Le Spleen de Paris, Charles Baudelaire

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