Those who live are those who fight.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

A language does not become fixed. The human intellect is always on the march, or, if you prefer, in movement, and languages with it.

Victor Hugo
A doctor’s door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open.
Victor Hugo

Everything speaks: the flowing airstream and the sailing halycon, the blade of grass, the flower, the bud, the element; did you imagine the universe to be otherwise?

Victor Hugo
Friendship exists outside our modern economy of scarcity... It's not about apportioning vanishing resources of time and energy. Friendship is a blessed relic of the ancient economy of the gift, and the time freely given to people dear to you actually creates magical abundance.
Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo
Upon the first goblet he read this inscription, monkey wine; upon the second, lion wine; upon the third, sheep wine; upon the fourth, swine wine. These four inscriptions expressed the four descending degrees of drunkenness: the first, that which enlivens; the second, that which irritates; the third, that which stupefies; finally the last, that which brutalizes.
Victor Hugo

A strange thing has happened, do you know? I am in darkness. There is a person who, departing, took away the sun.

Victor Hugo
...Though we chisel away as best we can at the mysterious block from which our life is made, the black vein of destiny continually reappears.
Victor Hugo

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!

Victor Hugo
The smaller it is the heart, more hatred houses.