As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert Quotes
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name...
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the...
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to...
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that...
The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock,...
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it...
One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes.
Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the...
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.
The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas...
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity...
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.
For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness,...