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Gustave Flaubert Quotes

Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “There is no truth. There is only perception.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Read in order to live.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “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.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “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.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “I know nothing more noble than the contemplation of the world.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Success as I see it is a result, not a goal.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Be orderly and disciplined in daily life, like a good bourgeois, so that I might be wild and violent in my art.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Put all your rage and madness into your work and live as orderly a life as possible.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The principal thing in this world is to keep one’s soul aloft.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “I go dreaming into the future, where I see nothing, nothing. I have no plans, no idea, no project, and, what is worse, no ambition. Something – the eternal ‘what’s the use?’ – sets its bronze barrier across every avenue that I open up in the realm of hypothesis.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “COLD. Healthier than heat.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “You don’t make art out of good intentions.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “I spent the morning putting in a comma and the afternoon removing it.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Reveal art; conceal the artist.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “It’s a delicious thing to write. To be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Mediocrity cherishes rules; as for me, I hate them; I feel for them and for every restriction, corporation, caste, hierarchy, level, herd, a loathing which fills my soul, and it is in this respect perhaps that I understand martyrdom.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The idea of bringing someone into the world fills me with horror. I would curse myself if I were a father. A son of mine! Oh no, no, no! May my entire flesh perish and may I transmit to no one the aggravations and the disgrace of existence.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Love, she thought, must come suddenly, with great outbursts and lightnings, – a hurricane of the skies, which falls upon life, revolutionises it, roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “One’s duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “It is an excellent habit to look at things as so many symbols.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “One’s existence should be in two parts: one should live like a bourgeois and think like a demigod.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “By dint of railing at idiots, one runs the risk of becoming an idiot oneself.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “After the pain of this disappointment her heart once more stood empty, and the succession of identical days began again.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “The denigration of those we love always detaches us from them in some degree. Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Me and my books in the same apartment, like a gherkin in its vinegar.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “One day, I shall explode like an artillery shell and all my bits will be found on the writing table.”
Gustave Flaubert Quote: “Prose is like hair; it shines with combing.”
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