Whoa! Where did they get Victor Hugo from?! I’ve read biographies of Hugo (one of the towering giants of writerdom). Nowhere is there ever any mention of him encountering or claiming to possess secret wisdom.
I suspect he’s in The Secret because of his famous quote wihich is most recognized in this translated paraphrase:
Nothing, not all the armies in the world, can stop an idea whose time has come.
Looking at wikiquote, he also said (or most likely wrote):
You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do no bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.
— Villemain (1845)
That probably endeared him forever to Ayn Rand.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Keep that last one in mind as you page through “The Catalog of the Universe” to choose what you desire for your life.
Previously in this blog:
The Secret: Don’t Be A Sucker
This Is One Part Of The Secret — The Real Secret
Last Night I Saw The Secret On DVD
The Secret Is That They Count On You To Be Stupid
The Secret: Suckers!
The Secret: Law Of (Mal-)Attraction
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