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 (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.
"Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this."
"By dint of railing at idiots you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself."
"That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust."
"I feel very old sometimes...I carry on and would not like to die before having emptied a few more buckets of shit on the heads of my fellow men."