"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!"
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Victor Hugo on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Victor Hugo on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Victor Hugo on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Victor Hugo on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Victor Hugo on Oscar Wilde
"Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age."
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
"Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book."
"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh."
"Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive."
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