Best Gustave Flaubert Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Gustave Flaubert Quotes

A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.

 

All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.

 

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

 

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.

 

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

 

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

 

Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.

 

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

 

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

 

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.

 

One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels. 

 

One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

 

Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.

 

Read in order to live.

 

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

 

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

 

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

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