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Gustave Flaubert Quotes

78 Gustave Flaubert quotes:

"Style is as much under the words as in the words. It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work."
"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal."
"The artist must be in his work like God in his Creation, invisible and all-powerful, so that he is felt everywhere but not seen."
"What is the beautiful, if not the impossible."
"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."
"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois"
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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."
"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."
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"Success is a result, not a goal"
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"Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry."
"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough."
"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."
"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."
"There is no truth. There is only perception."
"All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry."
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"Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."
"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."
"Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living."

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