Gustave Flaubert Quotes (139 quotes)
“Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.”
Letter to Madame Louise Colet (August 14, 1853)
L'Éducation sentimentale [Sentimental Education] (1869)
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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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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”