Jules Verne Quotes (20 quotes)
“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.”
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
Part I, ch. XXII - From the Earth to the Moon (1865)
“He who is mistaken in an action which he sincerely believes to be right may be an enemy, but retains our esteem.”
Part III, ch. XVI - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)
“Speaking of the great American Andes, the mineralogist Hauy uses a grand expression when he calls them The incommensurable parts of Creation.”
Tigers and Traitors: Volume 2 of The Steam House, Scribner (1881), p. iv
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJules Verne
Born: February 8, 1828
Died: March 24, 1905 (aged 77)
Bio: Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travels before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised.
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