Gustave Flaubert Quotes (139 quotes)
Letters, Gustave Flaubert, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1950, p. 115
“The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.”
Letter to Mademoiselle Leroyer de Chantepie (March 18, 1857)
“The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.”
Flaubert: the making of the master (1967 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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