Gustave Flaubert Quotes

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

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

Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying. -Gustave Flaubert

It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs. -Gustave Flaubert

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. -Gustave Flaubert

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Gustave Flaubert

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. -Gustave Flaubert