Perfect Passages: A Love of Literature as Quoted from ‘Madame Bovary’

Perfect Passages: A Love of Literature as read in 'Madame Bovary'

‘Motionless, you walk through the lands you seem to see, and your thought, interweaving with the fiction, lingers over details or follows the outlines of adventures. It becomes involved with the characters; it seems that it is your heart that beats underneath their costumes … Has it ever happened to you that you encounter in a book a vague idea you once had, some cloudy image that returns from a distance, and a sort of complete analysis of your formless emotion?’

{ Page 78-79 of ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustave Flaubert | Read Full Review}