Quotation by Gustave Flaubert

The style, which is something I take to heart, is getting on my nerves horribly. It frustrates and torments me. I have days when I am sick about it and nights when it gives me a fever. The more I go at it the more I find myself incapable of conveying the Idea.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, letter, October 1847, to Louise Colet, Conard (1926-1933).
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