Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity
Quote by Gustave Flaubert
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
I love good sense above all, perhaps because I have none.
Madame Bovary is myself.
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to...
I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything,...
One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very...
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
Success is a result, not a goal
One mustn't always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts, it is nothing without...
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as...
Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given...
Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of...
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for...
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if...
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone...
The future is the worst thing about the present.
Exuberance is better than taste.