Gustave Flaubert Quotes


78 Gustave Flaubert quotes:



"What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing."
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"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
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"I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings."
"Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry."
"A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies."
"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."
"When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of a thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man"
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"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."
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"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."
"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
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"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
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"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."
"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough."
"Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings."
"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."
"Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it."
"One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness."
"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."
"Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity."



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