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Gustave Flaubert Quotes: Life is so horrible that one can only bear it by avoiding it. And that can be done by living in the world of art.
         

Life is so horrible that one can only bear it by avoiding it. And that can be done by living in the world of art.


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Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.



Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.



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

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



It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.

It seems to me that I have always existed and that I possess memories that date back to the Pharaohs.



Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.



Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.



A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.

A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.



I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.

I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.



There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it



To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.





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In the earlier days I did most of the song writing by myself, and I got to a place in my life where I felt it was necessary to go outside my box and get some outside inspiration.

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Even if you didn't come from another country, the idea of how do you make a home somewhere new is common to anyone who's either going to college, shifting towns.

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Rest against my heart. Let me watch over your dreams. And know that tomorrow morning, and every morning after that, you'll awaken next to someone who loves you.

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I awaken today, appreciating everything in sight, and I give thanks.

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The conversion of agnostic High Tories to the Anglican church is always rather suspect. It seems too pat and predictable, too clearly a matter of politics rather than faith.

The conversion of agnostic High Tories to the Anglican church is always rather suspect. It seems too pat and predictable, too clearly a matter of politics rather than faith.




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