Victor Hugo was a French writer in the 1800s, and he's one of my heroes.
His writing is beautiful, and his themes are genius. Two of my favorite novels are The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Ninety-three. I still have to read Les Misérables, but I think I'm going to love it when I do.
Here I am standing next to his writing desk. I got to tour his home in Paris one summer while on a field trip with my school. Notice how tall the desk is. He liked to write while standing up.
Here are some sentence diagrams of his quotes. Enjoy!
"Laughter is the sun that drives
winter from the human face."
"He who opens a school door
closes a prison."
"Indigestion is charged by God with
enforcing morality on the stomach."
"Idleness is the heaviest
of all oppressions."
"A man is not idle because he
is absorbed in thought."
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