"Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Gustave Flaubert on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Gustave Flaubert on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Gustave Flaubert on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Gustave Flaubert on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Gustave Flaubert on Abraham Lincoln
"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."