Literary Birthday – 8 February – Jules Verne

Jules Verne was born 8 February 1828, and died 24 March 1905.

Five Quotes

  1. We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow mouldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
  2. Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
  3. I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
  4. Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
  5. Well, I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It’s better that way.

Jules Verne was a French author who is often called the father of science fiction. He became the second most translated author on earth, writing books about innovations and technological advancements years before they were realities. His best known novels are Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaJourney to the Centre of the Earth, and  Around the World in 80 Days.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 8th February 2013