The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.

L’artiste doit être dans son œuvre comme Dieu dans la création, invisible et tout-puissant ; qu’on le sente partout, mais qu’on ne le voie pas.

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Original Citation

Flaubert, Gustave. Letter to Madamoiselle Leroyer de Chantepie. 18 Mar. 1857.

Current Citation

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