The Oniontown Observer

Tetman Callis's Literary & Artistickal Creations and Sundry Other Emanations, Transfigurations, Quotations, and Asides

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Quash it!

February 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Every bourgeois in the flush of his youth, were it but for a day, a moment, has believed himself capable of immense passions, of lofty enterprises. The most mediocre libertine has dreamed of sultanas; every notary bears within him the debris of a poet.” – Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (trans. Marx-Aveling)

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil // Feb 14, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Some of us refuse to abandon our delusions of grandeur, and become writers.

  • 2 admin // Feb 15, 2014 at 6:31 am

    petty megalomaniacs, we lords of diminishing domains.

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