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Quotations by author » Gustave Flaubert
French Novelist regarded as the prime mover of the realist school of French literature and best known for his masterpiece, Madame Bovary. 1821-1880
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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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A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier
Men
A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
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All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
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Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
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Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
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As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
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Books are made not like children but like pyramids and they're just as useless! And they stay in the desert! Jackals piss at their foot and the bourgeois climb up on them.
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But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.
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By dint of railing at idiots you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself
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By dint of railing at idiots, one runs the risk of becoming idiotic oneself
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Do not imagine you can exorcise what oppresses you in life by giving vent to it in art
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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
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Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless
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Equality is slavery. That is why I love art.
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Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
InventionsPoetry
Exuberance is better than taste
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How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.
Managers
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
Speech
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.
Speech
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