Books are made not like children but like pyramids and they're just as useless! And they stay in the desert! Jackals piss at their foot and the bourgeois climb up on them.
Quote by Gustave Flaubert
There is no truth. There is only perception.
A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they...
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears...
The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect.
One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
I detest my fellow-beings and do not feel that I am their fellow at all
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
What is the beautiful, if not the impossible.
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance...
The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone...
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if...
I go from exasperation to a state of collapse, then I recover and go from...
Madame Bovary is myself.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but...