Tag Archives: Victor Hugo

Timeless Story

Wow! I just saw an anniversary celebration of the musical Les Mis on PBS — amazing. The performances were stunning and the full orchestra set the stage of fire. And the songs — by turns quiet and stormy, uplifting and … Continue reading

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Shy Success

“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy. It won’t come out while you’re watching.” Tennessee Williams “Success is shy” — this intriguing idea prompted me to search my author quotes for other thoughts … Continue reading

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Better Unsaid

“It took me my whole life to learn what not to play.” Dizzy Gillespie “A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a … Continue reading

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Sheer Ambition

“The book which the reader has before him at this moment is, from one end to the other, in its entirety and details … a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, from night … Continue reading

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Tempest Treasure

“The invasion of ideas cannot be resisted.” Victor Hugo This saying adorns the bookmark of the Tempest Book Shop, an Indie cornucopia nestled in Waitsfield, Vermont. Whenever we’re up that way watching Alex race his bicycle, David and I stop … Continue reading

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Critic Quake

“French critics hated the novel 150 years ago, but Parisians bought it in wheelbarrow loads.” Cameron Mackintosh, speaking of Les Mise’rables Who could have guessed? The film version of the musical fashioned from Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel has provoked an … Continue reading

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Useful Books

“A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.” “A great artist is a great man in a great child.” Victor Hugo Who can say why some works of art endure, why their roots … Continue reading

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Sunday Stroll

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo I was reminded of Victor’s inspiring words when … Continue reading

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Word Power

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo Watching coverage on CNN about the amazing events in Egypt, it is impossible not to ponder the enormous power that the Internet has played in … Continue reading

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