Best Quotes by Gustave Flaubert (Top 10)

  1. Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
  2. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
  3. There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it
  4. 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.
  5. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
  6. Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.
  7. The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
  8. To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
  9. The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
  10. The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.

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