Gustave flaubert Quotes

The idea of bringing someone into the world fills me with horror. I would curse mys...

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
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"Anything becomes intere...

"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough." β€”Gustave Flaubert
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"The whole dream of democracy is to raise...

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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"Be regular and orderly in your li...

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." Gustave Flaubert
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Reality does not confo...

Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. - Gustave Flaubert
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"The whole dream of democracy is to raise...

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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"The art of writing is th...

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." - Gustave Flaubert
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"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health ar...

"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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"Of all lies, art...

"Of all lies, art is the least untrue." β€” Gustave Flaubert
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β€œThere is no truth....

β€œThere is no truth. There is only perception.” ― Gustave Flaubert
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"Nothing is more humiliating than ...

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in." – Gustave Flaubert
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"Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks...

"Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant." -Gustave Flaubert
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"Be regular and orderly in your li...

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." -Gustave Flaubert
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"Nothing is more humiliating than ...

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in." – Gustave Flaubert
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"Nothing is more humiliating than ...

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in." - Gustave Flaubert
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β€œAnd they talked about the mediocrity o...

β€œAnd they talked about the mediocrity of provincial life, so suffocating, so fatal to all noble dreams.” - Gustave Flaubert
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The modern idiot can routinely know what only geniuses had know...

The modern idiot can routinely know what only geniuses had known in the past, and yet he is still an idiot......the newspapers have armed stupidity and given authority to fools - Gustave Flaubert
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"Read in ord...

"Read in order to live." - Gustave Flaubert
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"Be regular and orderly in your life lik...

"Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work." - Gustave Flaubert
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"No one can ever express the exact measure of his needs, his conceptions, or his sorrows, and...

"No one can ever express the exact measure of his needs, his conceptions, or his sorrows, and human speech is like a cracked pot on which we beat out rhythms for bears to dance to when we are striving to make music that will wring tears from the stars.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
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I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy. I want to gorge ...

I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy. I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh, so that you faint and die. I want you to be amazed by me, and to confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed of such transports... - Gustave Flaubert
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"Love is a springtime plant that perfu...

"Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings." Gustave Flaubert
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