logo
language English German French
Gustave Flaubert

Find the best quotes, maxims and aphorisms of: Gustave Flaubert

Biography : French novelist.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1880
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France
Clear all filters

Gustave Flaubert - Quotes



Quote
Idiots: Those who do not think like us."
Gustave Flaubert - Dictionary of Received Ideas
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail viewTranslations available


Quote
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail viewTranslations available



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

info   Image attribution:  Background photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash


Quote
Fear: Gives one wings."
Gustave Flaubert - Dictionary of Received Ideas
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail viewTranslations available


Quote
To have talent, you must be convinced that you possess it."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail viewTranslations available


Quote
The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
The cult of art gives pride one never has too much of it."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
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."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
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."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
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."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
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."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view


Quote
Of all lies, art is the least untrue."
Gustave Flaubert
facebook twitter google plus linkedin Detail view





Tag

Filter by tag




Source

Filter by source




Translation

Find Gustave Flaubert quotes in french or in german.

Click on the translation icon.