Gustave Flaubert quotes

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It is the fault of fate.
And so I will take back up my poor life, so plain and so tranquil, where phrases are adventures and the only flowers I gather are ...
One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
There are in me, in literary terms, two distinct characters: one who is taken with roaring, with lyricism, with soaring aloft, wit ...
I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.
Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the othe ...
The artist must be in his work like God in his Creation, invisible and all-powerful, so that he is felt everywhere but not seen.
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