"One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Gustave Flaubert on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Gustave Flaubert on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Gustave Flaubert on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Gustave Flaubert on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Gustave Flaubert on John Lennon
"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."