What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in.

Quel lourd aviron qu’une plume & combien l’idée quand il la faut creuser avec, est un dur courant

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Original Citation

Flaubert, Gustave. Letter to Louise Colet. 23 Oct. 1851.

Current Citation

Flaubert, Gustave. The Letters of Gustave Flaubert 1830-1857, translated and edited by Francis Steegmuller. Faber and Faber, 1981.