"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Gustave Flaubert on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Gustave Flaubert on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Gustave Flaubert on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Gustave Flaubert on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Gustave Flaubert on Winston Churchill
"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."