Virginity, mysticism, melancholy – three unknown words – three new maladies brought in by Christ.
Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835; Paris: Charpentier, 1866), ch. 9, p. 198; Mademoiselle de Maupin; and, One of Cleopatra's Nights (New York: Random House, 1948) p. 136.
Eyes so transparent, that through them one sees the soul.Théophile Gautier
Art for Art's Sake means, for its adepts, the pursuit of pure beauty – without any other consideration.Théophile Gautier
Down comes rain drop, bubble follows; On the house-top one by one Flock the synagogue of swallows, Met to vote that autumn's gone.Théophile Gautier