Who Decided "Violent" Was Too Strong of a Word?


"Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work." -Gustave Flaubert

"Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work." -Gustave Flaubert

  • Soyez réglé dans votre vie et ordinaire comme un bourgeois, afin d'être violent et original dans vos œuvres.
    • Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

(source: Wikiquote)


Did someone decide “violent” was too strong of a word?