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Can anyone help with sources for these quotes?

 
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 01:09 pm
Hi!

I have two quotations by Victor Hugo and annoyingly I have searched everywhere but no place gives an accurate source for each quote (i.e. from which book, where, etc.).

If anyone knows the exact sources for these quotes that would be great (I want to read them in the original French):

1) I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.

2) Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Thanks!
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 02:31 pm
“Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.”

Both are probably from Les Miserables.
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