Love of Words quote of the day for December 12th

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Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. 

Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary, the first published novel by Gustave Flaubert (born December 12, 1841), is the story of a doctor’s wife who yearns for a life that she has only read about in books. Writers like Marcel Proust, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov saw it as a nearly perfect work of fiction.

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