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Captain Nemo Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Captain Nemo
  1. #1
    Wait a few minutes, our lantern will be lit, and, if you like light places, you will be satisfied.
  2. #2
    “His countenance had resumed its habitual imperturbability.”
  3. #3
    “From a caprice of nature, not from the ignorance of man. Not a mistake has been made in the working. But we cannot prevent equilibrium from producing its effects. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”
  4. #4
    [I]t is evidently a gigantic narwhal, and an electric one.
  5. #5
    If his destiny be strange, it is also sublime.
  6. #6
    Where others have failed, I will not fail.
  1. #7
    The earth does not want new continents, but new men.
  2. #8
    I thanked Captain Nemo, and went up to the shelves of the library. Works on science, morals, and literature abounded in every language; but I did not see one single work on political economy; that subject appeared to be strictly proscribed. Strange to say, all these books were irregularly arranged, in whatever language they were written; and this medley proved that the Captain of the Nautilus must have read indiscriminately the books which he took up by chance.
  3. #9
    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. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the `Living Infinite,′ as one of your poets has said.
  4. #10
    “Sir,” replied the commander, “I am nothing to you but Captain Nemo; and you and your companions are nothing to me but the passengers of the Nautilus.”
  5. #11
    We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
  6. #12
    “I discovered it, ventured into it, and before long, sir, you too will have passed through my Arabian tunnel!”