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Biography - Gustave Flaubert:

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

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




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Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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Idiots: Those who do not think like us.
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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
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Fear: Gives one wings.
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To have talent, you must be convinced that you possess it.
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The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
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The cult of art gives pride one never has too much of it.
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