"I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Gustave Flaubert on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Gustave Flaubert on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Gustave Flaubert on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Gustave Flaubert on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Gustave Flaubert on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."
"Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness nothing but faith, faith and freedom."