Quickly Quotable #51 – Jules Verne

“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”

“Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve”

“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? ”

“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

  • Born: 8 February 1828
  • Birthplace: Nantes, France
  • Died: 24 March 1905
  • Best Known As: Author of Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne was a French novelist whose many popular novels include the classics A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). While studying law, Verne wrote plays and librettos, but soon turned to writing novels full-time. He wrote dozens of books in his career and became the world-famous and wealthy author of adventures that are still in print today, including In Search of the Castaways (1868), The Mysterious Island (1874) and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870). Many of Verne’s works became familiar to movie audiences, thanks to movie versions produced by Walt Disney’s studios. Much like novelist H. G. Wells, Verne is considered a founding father of science fiction, thanks to his remarkably prophetic details of scientific inventions.

Biography from Answers.com
Quotes from ThinkExist.com

About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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10 Responses to Quickly Quotable #51 – Jules Verne

  1. Love Jules Verne, one of the first authors I read as a child since my father had a collection of his stories. Him, along with H.G Wells were just way ahead of their times.
    My fave Verne story is the Journey to the Centre of the Earth, brilliant read, and love the film version of it from the 1950s.

  2. This is a wonderful and enlightening post! Thank you!

    “Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve.” I never knew he wa the source of that quote, and it is a concept that I have espoused over and over again. Now i can credit the source!

    Even though I do not always comment (a trait in others I have complained about lately!), I always read your blog, and find such great tips, as well as entertaining and educational articles. Thanks again!

  3. oldancestor says:

    Jules Verne is a great read, particularly Journey to the Center of the Earth.

  4. Nice post. I love the quotes at the beginning. I also learned something. I didn’t know Verne is considered the father of science fiction, although I can certainly see why.

    • tsuchigari says:

      He was an amazing creative thinker, I wonder if he found it hard to come up with ideas in his day. With technology these days it seems like there is nothing new, did he have to face that?

  5. nrhatch says:

    Jules Verne’s quotes are so right.

    Da Vinci “invented” the helicopter long before air travel came into being. He conceived it . . . others achieved it.


    Thanks, Jo

    • tsuchigari says:

      There is a terrific History Channel special about how Star Trek has changed science and directed people into the study of certain fields. Everything from cell phones to transporters have been explored thanks to the creative minds behind the show.,

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