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.
("The Hunchback of Notre Dame")
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
Let us have compassion for those under chastisement. Alas, who are we ourselves Who am I and who are you Whence do we come and is it quite certain that we did nothing before we were born This earth is not without some resemblance to a gaol. Who kn
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
There is a way of avoiding which resembles seeking.
With Cosette's garter, Homer would make the Iliad. He would put into his poem an old babbler like me, and he would call him Nestor.
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