There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert Quotes
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone...
Madame Bovary is myself.
Doubtis an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.
Books are made not like children but like pyramids and they're just as useless! And...
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful;...
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and...
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and...
The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock,...
Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
I am a man-pen. I feel through the pen, because of the pen.
The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears...
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance...
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.