She loved with so much passion as she loved with ignorance. She did not know whether it were good or evil, beneficent or dangerous, necessary or accidental, eternal or transitory, permitted or prohibited: she loved.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:To contemplate is to look at shadows.
You are adorable, mademoiselle. I study your feet with the microscope and your soul with the telescope.
Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant.
It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.
In 1815, M. Charles-Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D-- He was an old man of about seventy-five years of age; he had occupied the see of D-- since 1806.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.