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.

— Jules Verne

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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.


Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.


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

Jules Verne quote Les obstacles sont inventés pour être va

Les obstacles sont inventés pour être vaincus.


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


Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.


Anything you can imagine you can make real.


The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.


We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.


I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.

A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.


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


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.


Why lower oneself to taking pride from being American or British, when you can boast of being man!


About Jules Verne

Quotes 198 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

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


I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable.


On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!


Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.


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


The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.

It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the 'Living Infinite.


The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.


I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.


I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.


A scholar has to know a little of everything.


The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature.

The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?


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.


Oh, figures!' answered Ned. 'You can make figures do whatever you want.


During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland


A cow peacefully grazing fifty yards away received one of the bullets in her back. She had nothing to do with the quarrel all the same.


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


What pen can describe this scene of marvellous horror; what pencil can portray it?


As for difficulties," replied Ferguson, in a serious tone, "they were made to be overcome.


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.


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.


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


When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.


I am very bad at expressing tender sentiments. The very word 'love' frightens me.


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.


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.


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.


In presence of Nature's grand convulsions, man is powerless.


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!


....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.


The colonists had no library at their disposal;

but the engineer was a book which was always at hand, always open at the page which one wanted, a book which answered all their questions, and which they often consulted.


I saw the world. I learnt of new cultures. I flew across an ocean. I wore women's clothing. Made a friend. Fell in love. Who cares if I lost a wager? Queen Victoria: I do! I've got 20 quid riding on you


What one man can think, another man can do.


However, everything has an end, everything passes away, even the hunger of people who have not eaten


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.


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.


I seriously believed that my last hour was approaching, and yet, so strange is imagination, all I thought of was some childish hypothesis or other. In such circumstances, you do not choose your own thoughts. They overcome you.


On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other;

but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man

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