"One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Gustave Flaubert on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Gustave Flaubert on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Gustave Flaubert on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Gustave Flaubert on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Gustave Flaubert on Dalai Lama
"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."