Top Rouen Quotes

Browse top 7 famous quotes and sayings about Rouen by most favorite authors.

Favorite Rouen Quotes

1. "Pity that child who was born near Rouen,His only crime, to arrive deformed."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
2. "Rodolphe, koji je, da ubije vrijeme cio dan lunjao šumom, mirno je spavao u svom dvorcu; a spavao je i Leon, dolje, u Rouenu. Jedan ipak nije spavao u tom trenutku. Nad grobom, medu jelama, na koljenima je plakao jedan mladic, a grudi mu se, razdirane jecajima, nadimale u tami pod teretom neizmjerne tuge, blaže od mjesecine i dublje od noci."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
3. "Charles' conversation was as flat as a street pavement, on which everybody's ideas trudged past, in their workday dress, provoking no emotion, no laughter, no dreams. At Rouen, he said, he had never had any desire to go and see a Paris company at the theatre. He couldn't swim, or fence, or fire a pistol, and was unable to explain a riding term she came across in a novel one day.Wheras a man, surely, should know about everything; excel in a multitude of activities, introduce you to passion in all its force, to life in all its grace, initiate you in all mysteries! But this one had nothing to teach; knew nothing, wanted nothing. He thought she was unhappy; and she hated him for that placid immobility, that stolid serenity of his, for that very happiness which she herself brought him."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
4. "On fine summer evenings, at the hour when the warm streets are empty and the maids play shuttlecock in doorways, he would open his window and lean out on the sill. The river, which turns this part of Rouen into a sort of shabby little Venice, flowed by beneath him, yellow, violet or blue between its bridges and its railings. Some workmen were crouched down on the bank, washing their arms in the water. On poles projecting from the lofts up above, skeins of cotton hung out to dry. In front, away beyond the roof-tops, was a pure expanse of sky with a red sun setting. How good it would be over yonder, now! How cool under the beeches! He opened his nostrils to breathe in the wholesome country smells - which failed to reach him here."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
5. "Charles's conversation was commonplace as a street pavement, and everyone's ideas trooped through it in their everyday garb, without exciting emotion, laughter, or thought. He had never had the curiosity, he said, while he lived at Rouen, to go to the theatre to see the actors from Paris. He could neither swim, nor fence, nor shoot, and one day he could not explain some term of horsemanship to her that she had come across in a novel.A man, on the contrary, should he not know everything, excel in manifold activities, initiate you into the energies of passion, the refinements of life, all mysteries? But this one taught nothing, knew nothing, wished nothing. He thought her happy; and she resented this easy calm, this serene heaviness, the very happiness she gave him."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
6. "If the ghost that haunts the towns of Ypres and Arras and Albert is the staturory British Tommy, slogging with rifle and pack through its ruined streets to this well-documented destiny ‘up the line', then the ghost of Boulogne and Etaples and Rouen ought to be a girl. She's called Elsie or Gladys or Dorothy, her ankles are swollen, her feet are aching, her hands reddened and rough. She has little money, no vote, and has almost forgotten what it feels like to be really warm. She sleeps in a tent. Unless she has told a diplomatic lie about her age, she is twenty-three. She is the daughter of a clergyman, a lawyer or a prosperous businessman, and has been privately educated and groomed to be a ‘lady'. She wears the unbecoming outdoor uniform of a VAD or an army nurse. She is on active service, and as much a part of the war as Tommy Atkins."
Author: Lyn Macdonald
7. "Dis-moi, rose, d'où vientqu'en toi-même enclose,ta lente essence imposeà cet espace en prosetous ces transports aérien?Combien de fois cet airprétend que les choses le trouent,ou, avec une moue,il se montre amer.Tandis qu'autour de ta chair,rose, il fait la roue."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Rouen Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Rouen
Quotes About Rouen
Quotes About Rouen

Today's Quote

I mostly write about the working poor. Somehow, they're not being written about much anymore. I'm very interested in people who are in a situation that needs a little puzzling out. The thing that gets me started on a story is a person in a tough situation."
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Famous Authors

Popular Topics