Large, heavy, ragged black clouds hung like crape hammocks beneath the starry cope of the night. You would have said that they were the cobwebs of the firmament.
The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
The owl goes not into the nest of the lark.
There are plenty who regard a wall behind which something is happening as a very curious thing.
A one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking.
When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.
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.
When you get an idea into your head you find it in everything.
But alas, if I have not maintained my victory, it is God's fault for not making man and the devil of equal strength.
With a remainder of that brotherly compassion which is never totally absent from the heart of a drinker, Phoebus rolled Jehan with his foot onto one of those poor man's pillows which Providence provides on all the street corners of Paris and which the rich disdainfully refer to as heaps of garbage.
For dogs we kings should have lions, and for cats, tigers. The great benefits a crown.
You would have imagined her at one moment a maniac, at another a queen.
He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.
He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.
His judgement demonstrates that one can be a genius and understand nothing of an art that is not one's own.
Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.
My misfortune is that I still resemble a man too much. I should liked to be wholly a beast like that goat. - Quasimodo
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