Gustave Flaubert Quote

To please women you either have to be carefree and play the fool or else be tragic and passionate. When you say to them quite simply that you love them, women laugh at you.


A Sentimental Education (1869) pt. 3, ch. 3 (translated by Douglas Parmée)

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To please women you either have to be carefree and play the fool or else be tragic and passionate. When you say to them quite simply that you love...

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To please women you either have to be carefree and play the fool or else be tragic and passionate. When you say to them quite simply that you love...

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To please women you either have to be carefree and play the fool or else be tragic and passionate. When you say to them quite simply that you love...

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To please women you either have to be carefree and play the fool or else be tragic and passionate. When you say to them quite simply that you love...