The smooth folds of her dress concealed a tumultuous heart, and her modest lips told nothing of her torment. She was in love.
More Quotes from Gustave Flaubert:In the dark room a cloud of yellow dust flew from beneath the tool like a scatter of sparks from under the hooves of a galloping horse. The twin wheels turned and hummed. Binet was smiling, his chin down, his nostrils distended. He seemed lost in the kind of happiness which, as a rule, accompanies only those mediocre occupations that tickle the intelligence with easy difficulties, and satisfy it with a sense of achievement beyond which there is nothing left for dreams to feed on.
My kingdom is as wide as the world, and my desire has no limit. I go forward always, freeing spirits and weighing worlds, without fear, without compassion, without love, and without God. Men call me Science.
One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
The artist ought no more to appear in his work than God in nature.
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
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