The worlds created by Jules Verne in his revolutionary novels Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea have inspired generations to see the world differently.
The ‘father of science fiction’, Jules Verne created alternative realities where fantastical technologies, that hadn’t yet been invented, made journeys to parts of the earth that were still inaccessible in the 19th century possible. Verne wrote his first novel aged 35 and went on to be the second most translated author on earth.
Read on for 9 quotes from Jules Verne that’ll stimulate your sense of adventure.
Irrefutable evidence that Jules Verne was in fact a cat-man.
Sound advice for life taken from The Mysterious Island.
Yet another great writer offering a plea from beyond the grave to open up more public libraries. Taken from Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Ever been asked, ‘why are you going there?’ Now you can answer, simply, ‘to see something new’. From Around the World in 80 Days.
Mother Nature is the final authority. Taken from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The truth is invariably stranger and more fantastical than fiction.
To make a truth omelet you’ve got to break a few scientific eggs. Or something like that. Taken from A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, said Franklin D. Roosevelt but I doubt very much he was ever hit by lightning.
The sea is the Living Infinite. Beautiful. Taken, of course, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.