Do you know what friendship is?' he asked. 'Yes,' replied the gypsy; 'it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.' 'And love?' pursued Gringoire. 'Oh! love!' said she, and her voice trembled, and her eye beamed. 'That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

The hatred of luxury is not an intelligent hatred. It implies a hatred of arts.

Victor Hugo
God made only water, but man made wine.
Victor Hugo

Mothers arms are made of tenderness, And sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.

Victor Hugo
At the moment when her eyes closed, when all feeling vanished in her, she thought that she felt a touch of fire imprinted on her lips, a kiss more burning than the red-hot iron of the executioner.
Victor Hugo

The aim of art is almost divine: to bring to life again if it is writing history, to create if it is writing poetry.

Victor Hugo
In Shakespeare the birds sing, the bushes are clothed with green, hearts love, souls suffer, the cloud wanders, it is hot, it is cold, night falls, time passes, forests and multitudes speak, the vast eternal dream hovers over all. Sap and blood, all forms of the multiple reality, actions and ideas, man and humanity, the living and the life, solitudes, cities, religions, diamonds and pearls, dung-hills and charnelhouses, the ebb and flow of beings, the steps of comers and goers, all, all are on Shakespeare and in Shakespeare.
Victor Hugo

What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven.

Victor Hugo
You say, "Where goest Thou?" I cannot tell, And still go on. But if the way be straight I cannot go amiss: before me lies Dawn and the day: the night behind me: that Suffices me: I break the bounds: I see, And nothing more; believe and nothing less. My future is not one of my concerns.
Victor Hugo

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor

Victor Hugo
The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a moment’s silence, "Perhaps more so.