Les Miserables Best Quotes. It is Frightful not to Live. First published in 1862, Les Miserables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo. It is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.
The novel is placed in Paris. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion. The plot follows the lives and interactions of very many characters, although the protagonist is the ex-convicted Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.
Justice vs law. Ethics vs religion. Conventional rules vs love. Les Miserables is a great example of Romancism.
Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a 2012 film adaptation of that musical directed by Tom Hooper and starring by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
Best quotes about love:
“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”
“Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. –I shall feel it.”
Best quote about justice:
“Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”
“Before him he saw two roads, both equally straight; but he did see two; and that terrified him–he who had never in his life known anything but one straight line. And, bitter anguish, these two roads were contradictory.”
“The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.”