People do not read stupidities with impunity.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

People generally will soon understand that writers should be judged, not according to rules and species, which are contrary to nature and art, but according to the immutable principles of the art of composition, and the special laws of their individual temperaments.

Victor Hugo
Ma vie est une énigme dont ton nom est le mot. (My life is an enigma, of which your name is the word.)
Victor Hugo

Each of our passions, even love, has a stomach that must not be overloaded. We must in everything write the word 'finis' in time; we must restrain ourselves, when it becomes urgent; we must draw the bolt on the appetite, play a fantasia on the violin, then break the strings with our own hand. The Wise man is he who knows when and how to stop.

Victor Hugo
No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.
Victor Hugo

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

Victor Hugo
Love is the salutation of the angel to the stars
Victor Hugo

The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.

Victor Hugo
Every bird which flies has the thread of the infinite in its claw. Germination includes the hatching of a meteor and the tap of a swallow's bill breaking the egg, and it leads forward the birth of an earth-worm and the advent of Socrates.
Victor Hugo

Daring is the price of progress. All splendid conquests are the prize of boldness, more or less.

Victor Hugo
These are dark radiances. They have no suspicion that they are to be pitied. Certainly they are so. He who does not weep does not see. They are to be admired and pitied, as one would both pity and admire a being at once night and day, without eyes beneath his lashes but with a star on his brow.