Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Les Misérables: H is for Hugo, Victor


"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things."  Philippians 4:8


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These quotes by Victor Hugo, the author of "Les Misérables" reveal his world view.  You will see many similarities between the quotes and the work:



-What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!

-The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.

-Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

-A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

-Those who do not weep, do not see.

-It is on December nights, with the thermometer at zero, that we most think of the sun.

-The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

-Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

-To love another person is to see the face of God.

-Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.

-Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

For more quotes by Hugo, please see the (former) Byars sisters blog, "Writing Sisters" here and here.  Their posts are short and sweet...just as I wish mine would be!


Which quote (Hugo's or your own) would you consider to be the glasses through which you see the world?




18 comments:

  1. Great quotes, all of them. The fourth one particularly resonates with me.
    Thanks for sharing these, Jarm!

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    1. Good choice, Ruth, and you are welcome!

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  2. I like the one that says to love a person is to see God. So true.

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    1. Yes, Teresa . . . that particular one you hear put into play towards the end of the film.

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  3. Beautiful quotes. So looking forward to finally reading Les Miserables.

    As for quotes, I forget them far too frequently to use one in my world view. :-D

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    1. I know what you mean, Misha! I hope to read the book when I can find the time. I'm sure it will be many times more in depth than the book, and we will discover so much more about the characters.

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  4. Such beautiful quotes! Love your page

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  5. I love that Philippians 4:8 verse.
    I also love that last quote

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    1. Yes, it is a good verse, Lynda. One we should all live by!

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  6. Wht wonderful quotes. I love this one: Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. So true.
    Francene.
    A - Z Challenge
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    1. Just another proof, Francene that trials strengthen our character!

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  7. Oh, I love this one! -Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.

    Haven't seen Les Mis, but my daughter did. She can't stop talking about it!

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    1. You must see it then, Dawn! Thanks for stopping by. . .

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  8. To love another person is to see the face of God - LOVE this verse. Huge had such insight!
    from The Dugout

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  9. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. I love that. Reminds us that no matter what, life goes on, morning comes and things keep changing.

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