“Better to work for yourself alone. Do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?” —French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), letter of June 2, 1850, to Louis Bouilhet, in The Letters of Gustave Flaubert:1830-1857, edited by Francis Steegmuller (1980)
What is your self (worth)?
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