Jules Verne

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (3)

  • Verne: Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.

  • Verne: We may brave human laws but we cannot resist natural ones.

  • Verne: Liberty is worth paying for.

Trivia (26)

  • In the English speaking world, Verne's novels have always been more popular with younger people than with adults.

  • According to legend, Verne tried to run away to sea at the age of 10 only to be prevented from doing so by his parents. Today, few believe that this event occurred.

  • Verne was portrayed by Carl Esmond in the 1958 film From Earth to the Moon.

  • Verne's son, Michel Jules, was also a published author although his works sold far less than his father's.

  • Verne was friends with French author Alexandre Dumas during his younger days. Dumas encouraged Verne to pursue a writing career.

  • Verne is buried in La Madeleine Cemetary in Amiens, France.

  • Verne served on the town council of the city of Amiens, France from 1888 until 1904.

  • Verne frequently criticized the works of fellow sci-fi novelist H. G. Wells.

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