• Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live

    Gustave Flaubert
  • Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work

    Gustave Flaubert
  • There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

    Gustave Flaubert
  • One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels

    Gustave Flaubert
  • 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

    Gustave Flaubert
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