"The future is the worst thing about the present."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Gustave Flaubert on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Gustave Flaubert on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Gustave Flaubert on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Gustave Flaubert on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Gustave Flaubert on William Shakespeare
"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."