Gustave Flaubert Quote

Source/Notes: 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
Source/Notes: Variant translation: "You have only to look at a thing long enough and it becomes interesting." - Letters (Philosophical Library, 1951), p. 29