"Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Gustave Flaubert on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Gustave Flaubert on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Gustave Flaubert on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Gustave Flaubert on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Gustave Flaubert on Bruce Lee
"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."