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Gustave Flaubert Quotes

78 Gustave Flaubert quotes:

"The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect."
"The future is the worst thing about the present."
"The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet."
"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois."
"There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things."
"Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal."
"The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens."
"The most important thing in the world is to hold your soul aloft"
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"Poetry is as exact a science as geometry"
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"Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity"
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". . . human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars."
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"What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing."
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"A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies."
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
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"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
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"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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"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."

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