Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. 

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

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men between brothers?

I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth thou art not my abyss!

I don't mind what Congress does as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.

As a means of contrast with the sublime the grotesque is in our view the richest source that nature can offer.

The ox suffers the cart complains.

Scepticism that dry caries of the intelligence.

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.

As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.

I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.

He who opens a school door closes a prison.

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ, it contains both of them in a state of high development and epitomizes both.

To love beauty is to see light.

Rhyme that enslaved queen that supreme charm of our poetry that creator of our meter.

The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

But when ill indeed Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.

Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.

To learn to read is to light a fire, every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.

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