A fixed idea ends in madness or heroism.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Her soul trembled on her lips like a drop of dew on a flower.

Victor Hugo
The reduction of the universe to the compass of a single being, and the extension of a single being until it reaches God - that is love. Love is the salute of the angels to the stars. How sad is the heart when rendered sad by love! How great is the void created by the absence of the being who alone fills the world.
Victor Hugo

Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.

Victor Hugo
Foppery is the egotism of clothes.
Victor Hugo

The flesh is the surface of the unknown.

Victor Hugo
The wise man is he who knows when and how to stop
Victor Hugo

Do not forget, do not ever forget, that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself an honest man.' Valjean, who did not recall having made any promise, was silent. The bishop had spoken the words slowly and deliberately. He concluded with a solemn emphasis: Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to what is evil but to what is good. I have bought your soul to save it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God.

Victor Hugo
A joyous little creature, so beautiful, It was as if a gate of Heaven opened as she came in...
Victor Hugo

It is in the name of Moses that Bellarmin thunderstrikes Galileo; and this great vulgarizer of the great seeker Copernicus, Galileo, the old man of truth, the magian of the heavens, was reduced to repeating on his knees word for word after the inquisitor this formula of shame: "Corde sincera et fide non ficta abjuro maledico et detestor supradictos errores et hereses." Falsehood put an ass's hood on science.

Victor Hugo
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hug