"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?"
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Jules Verne on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Jules Verne on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Jules Verne on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Jules Verne on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Jules Verne on William Shakespeare
"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."
"We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones."
"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."
"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."
"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."