Sunday, February 8, 2009

What do you see in the future . . .

Happy Birthday to Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905), French author oft referred to as one of the "Fathers of Science Fiction". One might say he was a prolific writer, for over 40 years he published at least one book per year on a wide range of subjects, many with futuristic themes.

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” - Jules Verne

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real." - Jules Verne

“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.” - Jules Verne

“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

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