Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880) was a French novelist, best known as the author of "Madame Bovary".

The epigraphs at the heads of chapters (publishers love those little things) were researched and inserted by Peter Occhiogrosso -- I mention this because I wouldn't want anybody to think I sat around reading Flaubert, Twitchell and Shakespeare all day.

Quoted in The Real Frank Zappa Book:

Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert


One becomes a critic when one cannot be an artist, just as a man becomes a stool pigeon when he cannot be a soldier.
Gustave Flaubert (letter to Madame Louise Colet, August 12, 1846)


See also

Gustave Flaubert Article