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Jules Verne
By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

Great robbers always resemble honest folk. Fellows who have rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to remain honest; otherwise, they would be arrested off-hand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Savages!' he echoed, ironically. 'You set foot on one of the shores of this globe, professor, and you’re surprised to find savages? Where aren’t there savages? Besides, are they any worse than others, these whom you call savages?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jules Verne

I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jules Verne

Your story is not a picture of life; it lacks the elements of truth. And why? Simply because you run straight on to the end; because you do not analyze. Your heroes do this thing or that from this or that motive, which you assign without ever a thought of dissecting their mental and moral natures. Our feelings, you must remember, are far more complex than all that. In real life every act is the resultant of a hundred thoughts that come and go, and these you must study, each by itself, if you would create a living character. 'But,' you will say, 'in order to note these fleeting thoughts one must know them, must be able to follow them in their capricious meanderings.You have simply to make use of hypnotism, electrical or human, which gives one a two-fold being, setting free the witness-personality so that it may see, understand, and remember the reasons which determine the personality that acts.

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

Ah, monsieur, to live in the bosom of the sea! Only there can independence be found! There I recognize no master! There I am free!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

With time and thought, one can do a good job.

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 13 Sep

Jules Verne

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

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 18 Sep

Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the Reform Club

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new

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 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Nothing can astound an American. It has often been asserted that the word "impossible" is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple; and as for mechanical difficulties, they are overcome before they arise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

There is hope for the future, and when the world is ready for a new and better life, all these things will some day come to pass, - in God's good time

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

So is man's heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

When I returned to partial life my face was wet with tears. How long that state of insensibility had lasted I cannot say. I had no means now of taking account of time. Never was solitude equal to this, never had any living being been so utterly forsaken.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jules Verne

God, if he believed in Him, and his conscience, if he had one, were the only judges to whom he was answerable.

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 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It must be, for there is a logic to everything on this earth and nothing is done without a reason, that God sometimes lets scientists discover.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning...and let anything better come as a surprise.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jules Verne

Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jules Verne

Mr. Fogg accordingly tasted the dish, but, despite its spiced sauce, found it far from palatable. He rang for the landlord, and, on his appearance, said, fixing his clear eyes upon him, "Is this rabbit, sir?" "Yes, my lord," the rogue boldly replied, "rabbit from the jungles." "And this rabbit did not mew when he was killed?" "Mew, my lord! What, a rabbit mew! I swear to you—" "Be so good, landlord, as not to swear, but remember this: cats were formerly considered, in India, as sacred animals. That was a good time." "For the cats, my lord?" "Perhaps for the travellers as well!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

The sole precoccupation of this learned society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.

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 17 Sep

Jules Verne

Most annoying circumstances have brought you into the presence of a man who has broken all the ties of humanity. You have come to trouble my existence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jules Verne

No sé si los mundos están habitados, y como no lo sé, voy a verlo.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

A well-used minimum suffices for everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

What one man can think, another man can do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jules Verne

It was all very well for an Englishman like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a carpet-bag; a lady could not be expected to travel comfortably under such conditions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

I had no need of sails to drive me, nor oars nor wheels to push me, nor rails to give me a faster road. Air is what I wanted, that was all. Air surrounds me as water surrounds the submarine boat, and in it my propellers act like the screws of a steamer. That is how I solved the problem of aviation. That is what a balloon will never do, nor will any machine that is lighter than air.

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 13 Sep

Jules Verne

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jules Verne

All that is impossible remains to be accomplished.

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 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 13 Sep

Jules Verne

As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the 'Living Infinite.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jules Verne

Oh, how hard it is to understand the hearts of girls and women. When they are not the most timid of creatures, they are the bravest. Reason has no part in their lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Verne

What a big book, captain, might be made with all that is known!" "And what a much bigger book still with all that is not known!