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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3) Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert...that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.”
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“I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!”
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“And whichsoever way thou goest, may fortune follow.”
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“Is the Master out of his mind?' she asked me.
I nodded.
'And he's taking you with him?'
I nodded again.
'Where?' she asked.
I pointed towards the centre of the earth.
'Into the cellar?' exclaimed the old servant.
'No,' I said, 'farther down than that.”
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“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) you will see him plunge in at once, just as if he were amphibious, and gain the opposite bank.”
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“Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.”
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“I dream with my eyes open.”
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tags: fancy
“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted
to know the depth of it. To him this was important.”
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“When I returned to partial life my face was wet with tears. How long that state of insensibility had lasted I cannot say. I had no means now of taking account of time. Never was solitude equal to this, never had any living being been so utterly forsaken.”
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“If at every instant we may perish, so at every instant we may be saved.”
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“As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”
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“What darkness to you is light to me”
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“Ah!" I cried, springing up. "But no! no! My uncle shall never know it. He would insist upon doing it too. He would want to know all about it. Ropes could not hold him, such a determined geologist as he is! He would start, he would, in spite of everything and everybody, and he would take me with him, and we should never get back. No, never! never!"

My over-excitement was beyond all description.”
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“It is only when you suffer that you really understand.”
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“It is certain," exclaimed my uncle in a tone of triumph. "But silence, do you hear me? silence upon the whole subject; and let no one get before us in this design of discovering the centre of the earth.”
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“Until I dicover the meaning of this sentence, I will neither eat nor sleep.
"My dear uncle-" I began.
"Nor you either," he added.”
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“At Kiel, as elsewhere, a day goes by somehow or other.”
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“Dinner was ready. Professor Lidenbrock did full justice to it, for his compulsory fast on board had turned his stomach into an unfathomable gulf.”
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“Ah! Women and young girls, how incomprehensible are your feminine hearts!
When you are not the timidest, you are the bravest of creatures”
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“While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert, Henry, that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.”
Jules Verne, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
“Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes; but of mistakes which lead to the discovery of truth.”
Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth
“Oh, how hard it is to understand the hearts of girls and women. When they are not the most timid of creatures, they are the bravest. Reason has no part in their lives.”
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“It is only when you suffer that you truly understand.”
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“When I saw myself thus wholly cut off from human succour, incapable of attempting anything for my deliverance, I thought of heavenly succour. Memories of my childhood, of my mother...came back to me. I began to pray, little as I deserved that God should know me when I had forgotten Him so long; and I prayed fervently.”
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“This lucid explanation of the phenomena we had witnessed appeared to me quite satisfactory. However great and mighty the marvels of nature may seem to us, they are always to be explained by physical reasons. Everything is subordinate to some great law of nature.”
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“To look at the height of Snäfell it seemed impossible to reach the summit. But after an hours' fatigue and athletic exercise, a sort of staircase suddenly appeared in the midst of the vast carpet of snow lying on the croup of the volcano, and this greatly simplified our ascent. (p. 73)”
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“When science has uttered her voice, let babblers hold their peace.”
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“But you perceive, my boy, that it is not so, and that facts, as usual, are very stubborn things, overruling all theories.”
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