"A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Victor Hugo on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Victor Hugo on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Victor Hugo on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Victor Hugo on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Victor Hugo on Joseph Campbell
"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."
"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!"