Thursday, April 18, 2019

Quote for Today

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

"a vast symphony in stone, so to speak; the colossal work of a man and a people, at the same time one and complex, like its sisters the Iliads and the Romanceros; the prodigious result of contributions made from all the resources of an age, where every stone displays in hundreds of ways the workman's imagination disciplined by the artist's genius; a king f of human creation, in a word, as mighty and fruitful as the divine creation whose dual character it seems to have abstracted: variety, eternity."

(from the opening of Book Three: "Notre Dame")


Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

A wonderful description by Hugo and very appropriate for the time. I'll have to read this book soon as thoughts of the beautiful cathedral are still fresh. I very much regret passing over a visit to it for the Musée d'Orsay when I was in Paris but as they say, hindsight is 20/20. Have a great Easter weekend!

Brian Joseph said...

A great quotation and of course very timely. I hope that The Cathedral can be rebuilt and restored to its former glory.

James said...

Thanks for your comment. I hope you get a chance to read Hugo's book as it is both beautiful and exciting.

James said...

Thanks for your thoughts. I share your hope for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral.