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.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not the invasion of ideas.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
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