I am studying abroad in Europe next semester and we have to read victor hugo's Les Miserables.
First off, IT IS SOOOOOOO GOOOD! you should go grab a copy and read it ASAP!
Secondly, Hugo's descriptions and just his writing style is soo interesting. I am held captive by his words and can not get enough of his book. I am a active reader and I underline and highlight most of the books I read. and lets just say Les Mis is practically all highlighted.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
Children have their morning song, like birds.
The soul helps the body, and at certain moments uplifts it. It is the only bird which sustains its cage.
The poor young man...looks at humanity so much he sees the soul, he looks at creation so much that he sees God.
In thinking of the numberless enjoyments which nature offers, gives, and gives lavishly to open souls, and refuses to closed souls, he, a millionaire of intelligence, comes to grieve the millionaires or money.
The poor, good old woman was a maid. None of her dreams went as far as man. She had never got beyond her cat. She had ,like him ( her employer), mustaches.