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Otto Lidenbrock Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Otto Lidenbrock
  1. #1
    “It’s not what is upon this island, but what is underneath that interests me.”
  2. #2
    “We were standing at the intersection of two roads, both dark and narrow. Which were we to take? This was a difficulty. Still my uncle refused to admit an appearance of hesitation, either before me or the guide...”
  3. #3
    “Yes, I do; 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.”
  4. #4
    “The farther I go the more confidence I feel. The order of these volcanic formations affords the strongest confirmation to the theories of Davy.”
  5. #5
    “A man shut up between four walls soon loses the power to associate words and ideas together. How many prisoners in solitary confinement become idiots, if not mad, for want of exercise of the thinking faculty.”
  6. #6
    “Then my uncle became a great man, and myself the nephew of a great man, which is at least something.”
  7. #7
    “Well! Heaven had destined my uncle to become completely happy.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  9. #9
    “But silence, do you hear me? Silence upon the whole subject; and let no one get before us in this design of discovering the center of the earth.”

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