Quotation by Gustave Flaubert

There are in me, in literary terms, two distinct characters: one who is taken with roaring, with lyricism, with soaring aloft, with all the sonorities of phrase and summits of thought; and the other who digs and scratches for truth all he can, who is as interested in the little facts as the big ones, who would like to make you feel materially the things he reproduces.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), French novelist. Correspondance, letter, Jan. 16, 1852, to Louise Colet (1926).

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