Gustave Flaubert Quote

What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!


letter to Louise Colet, 23 October 1851, in Letters of Gustave Flaubert (1980) vol. 1 (translated by F. Steegmuller)

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What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!

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What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!

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What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!

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What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!