41 Amazing Quotes by Jules Verne

Popular Jules Verne Quotes

Jules Verne was a popular French author, poet as well as playwright of 19th century. He was best known for his adventurous as well as science fiction novels such as Mysterious Island, Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Some of the wonderful quotes are listed below.

Jules Verne Quotes

  1. “While there is life, there is hope.” – Jules Verne
  2. “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real” – Jules Verne
  3. “Liberty is worth paying for . . .” – Jules Verne
  4. “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.” – Jules Verne
  5. “The resolutions passed at the last meeting produced a great effect out of doors. Timid people took fright at the idea of a shot weighing 20,000 pounds being launched into space; they asked what cannon could ever transmit a sufficient velocity to such a mighty mass.” – Jules Verne
  6. “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.” – Jules Verne
  7. “Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve” – Jules Verne
  8. “Ah, pierce me 100 times with your needles fine and I will thank you 100 times, Saint Morphine, you who Aeseulapus has made a God.” – Jules Verne
  9. “This forcible abduction, so roughly carried out, was accomplished with the rapidity of lightning. I shivered all over. Whom had we to deal with? No doubt some new sort of pirates, who explored the sea in their own way. Hardly had the narrow panel closed upon me, when I was enveloped in darkness.” – Jules Verne
  10. “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.” – Jules Verne
  11. “On the 31st of October, at ten o’clock in the morning, the troop disembarked on the quays of Tampa Town; and one may imagine the activity which pervaded that little town, whose population was thus doubled in a single day.” – Jules Verne
  12. “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.” – Jules Verne
  13. “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne
  14. “The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?” – Jules Verne
  15. “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!” – Jules Verne
  16. “He believed in it, as certain good women believe in the leviathan–by faith, not by reason.” – Jules Verne
  17. “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.” – Jules Verne
  18. “He rose at thirteen minutes to one, and directed his steps towards the large hall, a sumptuous apartment adorned with lavishly-framed paintings. A flunkey handed him an uncut Times, which he proceeded to cut with a skill which betrayed familiarity with this delicate operation.” – Jules Verne
  19. “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.” – Jules Verne
  20. “To those who were not familiar with the motions of the moon, they demonstrated that she possesses two distinct motions, the first being that of rotation upon her axis, the second being that of revolution round the earth, accomplishing both together in an equal period of time, that is to say, in twenty-seven and one-third days.” – Jules Verne
  21. “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
  22. “It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.” – Jules Verne
  23. “Was I to believe him in earnest in his intention to penetrate to the centre of this massive globe? Had I been listening to the mad speculations of a lunatic, or to the scientific conclusions of a lofty genius? Where did truth stop? Where did error begin?” – Jules Verne
  24. “The way of describing this unlooked-for scene, the history of the patriot ship, told at first so coldly, and the emotion with which this strange man pronounced the last words, the name of the Avenger, the significance of which could not escape me, all impressed itself deeply on my mind. My eyes did not leave the Captain, who, with his hand stretched out to sea, was watching with a glowing eye the glorious wreck.” – Jules Verne
  25. “An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.” – Jules Verne
  26. “The earth does not need new continents, but new men.” – Jules Verne
  27. “Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!” – Jules Verne
  28. “Everything is possible for an eccentric, especially when he is English.” – Jules Verne
  29. “In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!” – Jules Verne
  30. “How much further can we go? What are the final frontiers in this quest for travel? Will humankind only be satisfied when journeys into space become readily available and affordable? ” – Jules Verne
  31. “Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.” – Jules Verne
  32. “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” – Jules Verne
  33. “The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.” – Jules Verne
  34. “Nothing is more dreadful than private duels in America. The two adversaries attack each other like wild beasts. Then it is that they might well covet those wonderful properties of the Indians of the prairies – their quick intelligence, their ingenious cunning, their scent of the enemy.” – Jules Verne
  35. “Be it understood you are never rich when you get no advantage from it.” – Jules Verne
  36. “It swam crossways in the direction of the Nautilus with great speed, watching us with its enormous staring green eyes. Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies’ hair.” – Jules Verne
  37. “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.” – Jules Verne
  38. “Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.” – Jules Verne
  39. “Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.” – Jules Verne
  40. “Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.” – Jules Verne
  41. “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?” – Jules Verne

We hope that you must have enjoyed reading the above quotes by Jules Verne. If you have more quotes by Jules Verne do feel free to share in the comments section.