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By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

I would have bartered a diamond mine for a glass of pure spring water!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Nothing is more dreadful than private duels in America. The two adversaries attack each other like wild beasts. Then it is that they might well covet those wonderful properties of the Indians of the prairies - their quick intelligence, their ingenious cunning, their scent of the enemy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

Therever fortune clears a way, thither our ready footsteps stray.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

....oysters are the only food that never causes indigestion. Indeed, a man would have to eat sixteen dozen of these acephalous molluscs in order to gain the 315 grammes of nitrogen he requires daily.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Man is so constituted that health is a purely negative state. Hunger once satisfied, it is difficult for a man to imagine the horrors of starvation; they cannot be understood without being felt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

However, the balloon, lightened of heavy articles, such as ammunition, arms, and provisions, had risen into the higher layers of the atmosphere, to a height of 4,500 feet. The voyagers, after having discovered that the sea extended beneath them, and thinking the dangers above less dreadful than those below, did not hesitate to throw overboard even their most useful articles, while they endeavored to lose no more of that fluid, the life of their enterprise, which sustained them above the abyss.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I have always fancied that the end of the world will be when some enormous boiler, heated to three thousand millions of atmospheric pressure, shall explode and blow up the globe. ... They [the Americans] are great boilermakers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Powder is but a thing of yesterday, and war is as old as the human race--unhappily.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It is certain," exclaimed my uncle in a tone of triumph. "But silence, do you hear me? silence upon the whole subject; and let no one get before us in this design of discovering the centre of the earth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

No sooner is the rage of hunger appeased than it becomes difficult to comprehend the meaning of starvation. It is only when you suffer that you really understand.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jules Verne

I wanted to protect my professorial dignity and not lay myself open to laughter from the Americans, who when they do laugh, laugh raucously

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jules Verne

...why, I've just this instant found out... that we might have gone around the world in only seventy-eight days.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

Death, the beginning of eternal things, is only the end of earthly cares. -Priest

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It swam crossways in the direction of the Nautilus with great speed, watching us with its enormous staring green eyes. Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies' hair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

An Englishman does not joke about such an important matter as a bet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

Cette rapidité décroît régulièrement à mesure qu'il s'avance vers le nord, et il faut souhaiter que cette régularité persiste, car, si, comme on a cru le remarquer, sa vitesse et sa direction viennent à se modifier, les climats européens seront soumis à des perturbations dont on ne saurait calculer les conséquences.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Hunger, prolonged, is temporary madness! The brain is at work without its required food, and the most fantastic notions fill the mind. Hitherto I had never known what hunger really meant. I was likely to understand it now.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jules Verne

Why, you are a man of heart!" "Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly. "When I have the time.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jules Verne

One of my objectives is learning more than is absolutely necessary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Anything capable of being imagined will one day be made reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I have always made a point in my romances of basing my so-called inventions upon a groundwork of actual fact, and of using in their construction methods and materials which are not entirely without the pale of contemporary engineering skill and knowledge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

One's native land!'there should one live! there die!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Anything you can imagine you can make real.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Science, my boy, is composed of errors, but errors that it is right to make, for they lead step by step to the truth.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jules Verne

While there is life, there is hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

A minimum put to good use is enough for anything.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jules Verne

The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and life-giving. It is an immense desert place where man is never lonely, for he senses the weaving of Creation on every hand. It is the physical embodiment of a supernatural existence... For the sea is itself nothing but love and emotion. It is the Living Infinite, as one of your poets has said. Nature manifests herself in it, with her three kingdoms: mineral, vegetable, and animal. The ocean is the vast reservoir of Nature.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jules Verne

I gazed at these marvels in profound silence. Words were utterly wanting to indicate the sensations of wonder I experienced. I seemed, as I stood upon that mysterious shore, as if I were some wandering inhabitant of a distant planet, present for the first time at the spectacle of some terrestrial phenomena belonging to another existence. To give body and existence to such new sensations would have required the coinage of new words - and here my feeble brain found itself wholly at fault. I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jules Verne

¡Vamos!, si te asustas tan pronto, ¿qué dejas para más tarde?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It was obvious that the matter had to be settled, and evasions were distasteful to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

Whatever one man is capable of imagining, other men will prove themselves capable of realizing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

External objects produce decided effects upon the brain. A man shut up between four walls soon loses the power to associate words and ideas together. How many prisoners in solitary confinement become idiots, if not mad, for want of exercise for the thinking faculty!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Is the Master out of his mind?' she asked me. I nodded. 'And he's taking you with him?' I nodded again. 'Where?' she asked. I pointed towards the centre of the earth. 'Into the cellar?' exclaimed the old servant. 'No,' I said, 'farther down than that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

The cold, increased by the tremendous speed, deprived them of the power of speech.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jules Verne

In the course of time, Michael Strogoff reached a high station in the Empire. But it is not the history of his success, but the history of his trials, which deserves to be related.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Ah!" I cried, springing up. "But no! no! My uncle shall never know it. He would insist upon doing it too. He would want to know all about it. Ropes could not hold him, such a determined geologist as he is! He would start, he would, in spite of everything and everybody, and he would take me with him, and we should never get back. No, never! never!" My over-excitement was beyond all description.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

In lighthearted countries, people joked about this phenomenon, but such serious, practical countries as England, America, and Germany were deeply concerned.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

He believed in it, as certain good women believe in the leviathan-by faith, not by reason.