• Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • You need a high degree of corruption or a very big heart to love absolutely everything.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • I doubt everything, even my own doubt.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
    ~ Gustave Flaubert