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Gustave Flaubert

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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.

— Gustave Flaubert

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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

#cracked #crude #dance #human #kettle

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

— Gustave Flaubert

#poetry #life

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

— Gustave Flaubert

#travel #travel

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

— Gustave Flaubert

#life #work #inspirational

It’s hard to communicate anything exactly and that’s why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.

— Gustave Flaubert

#relationships #communication

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

— Gustave Flaubert

#feels #master #never

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

— Gustave Flaubert

#believe #discovering #writing #you

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

— Gustave Flaubert

#knowledge #madness #doubt

I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.

— Gustave Flaubert

#humour #pessimistic #writing #creativity

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Under this aspect Flaubert exercised an extraordinary influence over Guy de Maupassant Edmond de Goncourt Alphonse Daudet and Zola. His Œuvres Complètes (8 vols. Flaubert's lean and precise[citation needed] writing style has had a large influence on 20th century writers such as Franz Kafka and J.

Gustave Flaubert (French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; December 12 1821 – May 8 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first publiGustave Flaubertd novel Madame Bovary (1857) for his Correspondence and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

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