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Victor Hugo: Some Quotes

If you were looking for a French Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo would probably fit the bill. Hugo (1802 – 1885) was a French Romantic poet, novelist, and dramatist and is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. His best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831 and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. Here are some of his insightful quotes:

‘A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.’

‘Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.’