"Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Gustave Flaubert on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Gustave Flaubert on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Gustave Flaubert on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Gustave Flaubert on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Gustave Flaubert on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."