Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
Nothing can be more depressing than to expose, naked to the light of thought, the hideous growth of argot. Indeed it is like a sort of repellent animal intended to dwell in darkness which has been dragged out of its cloaca. One seems to see a horned and living creature viciously struggling to be restored to the place where it belongs. One word is like a claw, another like a sightless and bleeding eye and there are phrases which clutch like the pincers of a crab. And all of it is alive with the hideous vitality of things that have organized themselves amid disorganization.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not the invasion of ideas.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.