Gustave Flaubert Quote

There was an air of indifference about them [the male guests], a calm produced by the gratification of every passion. that special brutality which comes from the habit of breaking down half-hearted resistances that keep one fit and tickle one's vanity—the handling of blooded horses, the pursuit of loose women.


Madame Bovary (1857), pt. I, ch. 8

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There was an air of indifference about them [the male guests], a calm produced by the gratification of every passion. that special brutality which...

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There was an air of indifference about them [the male guests], a calm produced by the gratification of every passion. that special brutality which...

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There was an air of indifference about them [the male guests], a calm produced by the gratification of every passion. that special brutality which...

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There was an air of indifference about them [the male guests], a calm produced by the gratification of every passion. that special brutality which...