"We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Victor Hugo on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Victor Hugo on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Victor Hugo on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Victor Hugo on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Victor Hugo on John Lennon
"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!"