Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert – Caught up in life, you…


“Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.”
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Gustave Flaubert – The heart, like the stomach…


“The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.”
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Gustave Flaubert – Everything one invents is true…


“Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.”
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Gustave Flaubert – Stupidity is something unshakable nothing…


“Stupidity is something unshakable nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.”
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Gustave Flaubert – Of all lies, art is…


“Of all lies, art is the least untrue.”
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Gustave Flaubert – Human speech is like a…


“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
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Gustave Flaubert – The most glorious moments in…


“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.”
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Gustave Flaubert – The only way to avoid…


“The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.”
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Gustave Flaubert – Success is a consequence and…


“Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.”
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Gustave Flaubert – One mustn’t ask apple trees…


“One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.”
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