My favorite place in the whole world is Nashville. Because it's my home, it's Music City. It's like, everybody there is so artistic and so creative, and nice! Everybody's really friendly.
My dad is a Chatty Cathy, the social butterfly; friendly; knows everybody in the whole world by six degrees; tells me that every performance is the greatest he's ever seen, every new outfit is the coolest. Constant cheerleader.
Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
One of the hardest labours of the just man is to expunge from his soul a malevolence which it is difficult to efface.
Slowly he took out the clothes in which, ten years beforem Cosette had left Montfermeil; first the little dress, then the black scarf, then the great heavy child's shoes Cosette could still almost have worn, so small was her foot, then the vest of very thich fustian, then the knitted petticoat, the
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
God put in man thought; society, action; nature, revery.
The learned man knows that he is ignorant.
Ah," cried Gavroche, "what does this mean? It rains again! ...If this continues, I withdraw my subscription.
The Parisian is to the French what the Athenian was to the Greeks: no one sleeps better than he, no one is more openly frivolous and idle, no one appears more heedless. But this is misleading. He is given to every kind of listlessness, but when there is glory to be won he may be inspired with every
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
A few feet under the ground reigns so profound a silence, and yet so much tumult on the surface!
I have examined the death penalty under each of its two aspects: as a direct action, and as an indirect one. What does it come down to? Nothing but something horrible and useless, nothing but a way of shedding blood that is called a crime when an individual commits it, but is sadly called "justice"
What says the law? You will not kill. How does it say it? By killing!
I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Love has no middle term; either it destroys, or it saves. All human destiny is this dilemma. This dilemma, destruction or salvation, no fate proposes more inexorably than love. Love is life, if it is not death. Cradle; coffin, too. The same sentiment says yes and no in the human heart. Of all the th
Habit is the nursery of errors. Victor Hug
Love resembles a tree: it bends under its own weight, deeply rooted in our being and sometimes turns green in the ruins of a heart.