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Quotes by Gustave Flaubert

'It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating. Today, for instance, as man and woman, both lover and mistress, I rode in a forest on autumn afternoon under the yellow leaves, and I was also the horses, the leaves, the wind, the words my people uttered, even the red sun that made them almost close their love-drowned eyes. When I brood over these marvellous pleasures I have enjoyed, I would be tempted to offer God a prayer of thanks if I knew he could hear me. Praised may he be for not creating me a cotton merchant, a vaudevillian, or a wit.'

'Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.'

'It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your words and make them pop like chestnuts.'

'Writing is a dog's life, but the only one worth living.'

'It's a delicious thing to write. To be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.'

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