Quotes of Gustave Flaubert

“ The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

“ After all work is still the best way of escaping from life. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Of all lies, art is the least untrue. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

“ The public wants work which flatters its illusions. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

“ We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity… I think that’s what being really human means. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Maybe happiness too is a metaphor invented on a day of boredom. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ I don’t believe that happiness is possible, but I think tranquility is. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

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

- Gustave Flaubert

“ The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Of all lies, art is the least untrue. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ You don’t make art out of good intentions. ”

- Gustave Flaubert
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