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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary(1949)

Remind Me

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  • Gustave Flaubert  

    She had learned to be a woman for whom experience would always be a prison, and freedom would lie always beyond the horizon.

  • Gustave Flaubert  

    To declare that men have absolute power over truth is blasphemy -- and the last illusion. Truth lives forever. Men do not.

  • Gustave Flaubert  

    Could it have been otherwise? She had wept no doubt in the early morning hours. Was Emma the first bride to weep while the bridegroom slept? Or the last? Tristin, Lancelot, love in a Scotch cottage, love in a Swiss chalet...

  • Emma Bovary  

    Is it a crime to want things to be beautiful?

  • Emma Bovary  

    Do you know, Charles, why the clock strikes? To announce the death of another hour.