35 Inspirational Gustave Flaubert Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Gustave Flaubert Quotes On Success

Gustave Flaubert was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. According to the literary theorist Kornelije Kvas, “in Flaubert, realism strives for formal perfection, so the presentation of reality tends to be neutral, emphasizing the values and importance of style as an objective method of presenting reality”. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert. May these Gustave Flaubert Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Talent is nothing but long patience.” Gustave Flaubert

2. “One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very blood of thought!” Gustave Flaubert

3. “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

4. “By dint of railing at idiots, one runs the risk of becoming an idiot oneself.” Gustave Flaubert

5. “I have dreamed much and have done very little.” Gustave Flaubert

6. “Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.” Gustave Flaubert

7. “The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.” Gustave Flaubert

8. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” Gustave Flaubert

9. “One’s existence should be in two parts: one should live like a bourgeois and think like a demigod.” Gustave Flaubert

10. “We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity, I think that’s what being really human means.” Gustave Flaubert

11. “There is no truth. There is only perception.” Gustave Flaubert

12. “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert

13. “Stupidity is something unshakable, nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it, it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.” Gustave Flaubert

14. “The most important thing in the world is to hold your soul aloft.” Gustave Flaubert

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

16. “To be simple is no small matter.” Gustave Flaubert

17. “The principal thing in this world is to keep one’s soul aloft.” Gustave Flaubert

18. “Writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful.” Gustave Flaubert

19. “Exuberance is better than taste.” Gustave Flaubert

20. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert

21. “Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.” Gustave Flaubert

22. “Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.” Gustave Flaubert

23. “The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” Gustave Flaubert

24. “Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. The ordinary person today lives better than a king did a century ago but is ungrateful!” Gustave Flaubert

25. “I don’t believe that happiness is possible, but I think tranquility is.” Gustave Flaubert

26. “I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy. I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh, so that you faint and die. I want you to be amazed by me, and to confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed of such transports, When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to quiver with joy when you think of them.” Gustave Flaubert

27. “The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.” Gustave Flaubert

28. “I spent the morning putting in a comma and the afternoon removing it.” Gustave Flaubert

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

30. “All you have to do to make something interesting is to look at it long enough.” Gustave Flaubert

31. “Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.” Gustave Flaubert

32. “What seems to me the highest and the most difficult achievement of Art is not to make us laugh or cry, or to rouse our lust or our anger, but to do as nature does-that is, fill us with wonderment.” Gustave Flaubert

33. “The future is the worst thing about the present.” Gustave Flaubert

34. “Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.” Gustave Flaubert

35. “One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.” Gustave Flaubert

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