Gustave Flaubert Quotes (139 quotes)
Le culte de l'art donne de l'orgueil; on n'en a jamais trop. Flaubert: Oeuvres complètes et annexes - 69 titres (Annotés et illustrés) - ISBN: 9782368410196
In French: "Un ami qui meurt c'est quelque chose de vous qui meurt." Source: "La correspondance de Flaubert", compiled by Charles Carlut, Ohio State University Press, 1968
“But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.”
Madam Bovary, including a complete report of the trial of the author. Aboard the Cange. Novembre (1904 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGustave Flaubert
Born: December 12, 1821
Died: May 8, 1880 (aged 58)
Occupation: Novelist, playwright
Bio: Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary, for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.
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