I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.

Gustave Flaubert Loneliness Quote

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Gustave Flaubert Music Quote

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

Gustave Flaubert Success Quote

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert Truth Quote

Oh if I had been loved at the age of seventeen what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon it can completely ruin your constitution.

Gustave Flaubert Age Quote

A friend who dies it’s something of you who dies.

Gustave Flaubert Death Quote

The heart like the stomach wants a varied diet.

Gustave Flaubert Diet Quote

Life must be a constant education one must learn everything from speaking to dying.

Gustave Flaubert Education Quote

The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock he must leave his family.

Gustave Flaubert Family Quote

The artist must be in his work as God is in creation invisible and all-powerful one must sense him everywhere but never see him.

Gustave Flaubert God Quote