Saturday, December 12, 2009

Meandering in the stacks . . .

Today is the birthday of Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880), writer. He is best known for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857).

"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough." - Gustave Flaubert

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal." - Gustave Flaubert

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments." - Gustave Flaubert

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything." - Gustave Flaubert

"I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings." - Gustave Flaubert

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." - Gustave Flaubert

"The future is the worst thing about the present." - Gustave Flaubert

"There is no truth. There is only perception." - Gustave Flaubert

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