"A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Gustave Flaubert on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Gustave Flaubert on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Gustave Flaubert on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Gustave Flaubert on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Gustave Flaubert on Helen Keller
"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."
"I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key."
"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."