3 days, 3 Quotes (Day 3): Victor Hugo

While we are living in our native land, we fancy that these streets are indifferent to us,

that these windows, these roofs, and these doors are nothing to us,

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that these walls are strangers to us,

that these trees are no more other trees,

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that these houses which we never enter are useless to us, that this pavement on which we walk is nothing but stone.

In after times, when we are there no longer, we find that those streets are very dear,

that we miss those roofs, those windows, and those doors,

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that those walls are necessary to us,

that those trees are our well-beloved,

that those houses which we never entered we entered every day,

and that we have left something of our affection, our life, and our heart in those streets.

~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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Thank you, Perpetua (The Seeker) for offering me the opportunity to share quotes and photos.

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Here is my response to Dr. Hb’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Tag:

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is my all time favorite book. David McCullough’s John Adams, the Pulitzer Prize–winning, biography of America’s founding father and second president, is my all time favorite history book. 

Feel free to join the challenge theme. 🙂

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