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70 sentences by Jules Verne about imagination and the impossible

70 sentences by Jules Verne about imagination and the impossible

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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a legendary French novelist, poet and playwright who wrote some of the most brilliant and revolutionary books of the literary genre of Science fiction, such as "Journey to the center of the Earth," "Twenty thousand leagues of underwater travel" and "Around the world in eighty days."

With his series of novels “Extraordinary trips” Verne began to gain fame in the literary world and wrote a great variety of innovations and technological advances years before they were practical realities, whether underwater, space travel, land flights or deep-sea exploration .

His profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction can be demonstrated by the fact that to date He is the second most translated author in the world and he is considered the best literary author of France and most of Europe.

Enjoy with some of his best phrases we have compiled for you.

Famous quotes from Jules Verne

There are no impossible obstacles; there are stronger and weaker wills, that's all!

Whatever a man can imagine, another man can make it happen.

The earth does not need new continents, but new men.

I looked, thought, reflected and admired, in a state of stupefaction not entirely mixed with fear.

In the presence of the great convulsions of nature, man is impotent.

Trains, like weather and tide, do not stop for anyone.

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

When the mind allows a doubt to enter, the value of the actions taken grows less, its character changes, we forget the past and fear the future.

Everything that is impossible remains to be achieved.

On earth, even in the darkest night, light never completely abandons its domain. It is diffuse and subtle, but as little as it remains, the eye's retina is sensitive.

How many things have been denied one day, only to become the next reality?

The only concern of this enlightened society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.

If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.

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

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

The aroma is the soul of the flowers, and the flowers of the sea, however splendid, have no soul!

Everything is possible for an eccentric, especially when he is English.

What darkness to you is light to me.

As soon as the rage of hunger subsides, it becomes difficult to understand the meaning of starvation. Only when you suffer, do you really understand.

We can defy human laws, but we cannot resist natural laws.

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

It can be taken for granted that, however hasty Americans are, when they are prudent there is a good reason for this.

Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity force it from now on.

The moon, due to its comparative proximity, and the constantly variable appearances produced by its various phases, has always occupied a considerable part of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth.

A true Englishman doesn't joke when he talks about something as serious as a bet.

The human mind delights in great conceptions of supernatural beings.

He who is wrong in an action that sincerely believes that it is right may be an enemy, but he retains our esteem.

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

I wanted to see what no one had observed yet, even if I had to pay for this curiosity with my life.

All chronological differences are erased in the memory of the dead.

The sea is the vast reservoir of nature. The globe began with the sea, so to speak; And who knows if it won't end with that?

I have always believed that the end of the world will be when a huge boiler, heated to three billion atmospheric pressure, will explode and fly the globe ... They (the Americans) are excellent boilers.

I am very bad expressing tender feelings. The same word 'love' scares me.

The sea is just the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the "Living Infinity" ...

The creative power of nature is beyond the instinct of destruction of man.

The wisest man can be a blind father.

It seems more prudent to assume the worst from the beginning ... and let something better be a surprise.

We are of the opinion that instead of letting the books get moldy behind an iron fence, far from the vulgar look, it is better to leave them worn when reading them.

Well, I thought I was so calm! I have to give up that illusion! There is definitely no rest in this world.

Poets are like proverbs: you can always find one to contradict another.

What you do for money you do wrong.

Well, I feel that we should always put some art into what we do. It's better that way.

What I would like to be above all is a writer ...

I say you have a heart! "Sometimes," he replied, "when I have time."

I believe that someday water will be used as fuel, that the hydrogen and oxygen that constitute it, alone or together, will provide an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity that coal is not capable of.

And whatever you go, may fortune follow you.

Dust is nothing more than a thing of yesterday, and war is as old as the human race, unfortunately.

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

He must have traveled everywhere, at least in spirit.

The distance between the earth and its satellite is a mere insignificance, and does not deserve serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years have passed more than half of our land will have visited the moon.

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

He believed in him, as certain good women believe in leviathan, by faith, not by reason.

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

Now we know most of the things that can be measured in this world, except the limits of human ambition!

There is hope for the future, and when the world is ready for a new and better life, all these things will happen someday.

The Great Architect of the universe built it with good firm things.

Although sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend that often makes us wait!

Reality gives us such romantic facts that imagination itself could not add anything.

A scholar has to know a little about everything.

We were alone, where, I couldn't say it, I can barely imagine it. Everything was black, and a black so dense that, after a few minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the slightest glare.

Anything that can be imagined will one day come true.

The opportunity that now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.

The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the globe. Your breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never alone, because he feels life moving everywhere.

Look with all your eyes, look.

But suddenly finding, before your eyes, that the impossible had been mysteriously accomplished by man himself: this wobbles the mind!

I think cats are spirits that come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without falling.

All great actions return to God, from whom they derive.

Why reduce yourself to being proud of being American or British, when you can boast being a man?

It was obvious that the matter had to be resolved, and the evasions were unpleasant for me.

Before all teachers, the need is the one that is most heard and the one that teaches the best.

As long as the heart beats, while the body and soul remain united, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with will must despair of life.

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

Their dead sleep peacefully, at least, Captain, out of the reach of sharks. -Yes, sir, of sharks and men.