It is nothing to die; it is horrible not to live.

[Ce n’est rien de mourir; c’est affreux de ne pas vivre.]

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French writer
Les Misérables, Vol. 5 “Jean Valjean,” Book 9 “Supreme Shadow, Supreme Dawn,” ch. 5 “Night Behind Which Is Dawn” (1862) [tr. Wilbour]

Alt trans.: "It is nothing to die; it is frightful not to live."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 27-May-19
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