“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”—The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
“Love is like a tree: it shoots of itself; it strikes its roots deeply into our whole being, and frequently continues to put forth green leaves over a heart in ruins. And there is this unaccountable circumstance attending it, that the blinder the passion the more tenacious it is. Never is it stronger than when it is most unreasonable.”—The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
Audubon’s 1831 edition of Birds of America is now the world’s most expensive printed book. Today it fetched a little over $10 million dollars at auction in London, the equivalent of 7.3 million pounds.