Phileas Fogg Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Phileas Fogg
  1. #1
    A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
  2. #2
    A well-used minimum suffices for everything.
  3. #3
    The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
  4. #4
    As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme.
  5. #5
    Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the Reform Club.
  6. #6
    Was he being devoured by one of those secret rages, all the more terrible because contained, and which only burst forth, with irresistible force, at the last moment?
  7. #7
    If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must be confessed that there is something good in eccentricity.
  1. #8
    As for seeing the town, the idea never occurred to him, for he was the sort of Englishman who, on his travels, gets his servant to do his sightseeing for him.
  2. #9
    We are going round the world.
  3. #10
    His countenance possessed in the highest degree what physiognomists call “repose in action,” a quality of those who act rather than talk.
  4. #11
    Solitude is a sad thing, with no heart to which to confide your griefs.
  5. #12
    Nothing, say you? Perhaps so; nothing but a charming woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the happiest of men!
  6. #13
    The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes.
  7. #14
    If the thing is feasible, the first to do it ought to be an Englishman.

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