A room where one merely goes to bed costs twenty sous but a room where one retires may cost twenty francs.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
The production of souls is the secret of unfathomable depth.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
Equality, citizens, is not the whole of society on a level, a society of tall blades of grass and small oaks, or a number of entangled jealousies. It is, legally speaking, every aptitude having the same opportunity for a career; politically all consciences having the same right. Equality has an organ, gratuitous and compulsory education. We must begin with the right to the alphabet.
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
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I get involved in the beginning, less in the middle, and very much at the end.
In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.