As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
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Victor Hugo Quotes
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
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.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible not to run away.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in.