Quotation by Gustave Flaubert

I had, as I told you, a great passion while still almost a child. When it was over, I divided myself in two, placing on one side the soul I kept for Art, and on the other, my body, which would have to fend for itself.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), French novelist. Correspondance, letter, autumn 1846, to Louise Colet (1926).
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