Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Birthday H. G. Wells !

Herbert George Wells
Today is the birthday of an English author Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". Presenting some Quotations : Being Poet
  • Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.
  • If we don't end war, war will end us.
  • You've got the subtlety of a bullfrog.
  • I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
  • Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
  • He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.
  • The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
  • Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
  • One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.
  • You are not mechanics, you are warriors. You have been trained, not to think, but to do.
  • Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.
  • Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
  • Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
  • Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
  • This little upset across the water doesn't mean anything. Threatened men live long and threatened wars never occur.
  • The State's your mother, your father, the totality of your interests. No discipline can be too severe for the man that denies that by word or deed.
  • There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
  • The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.
  • The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
  • Dragging out life to the last possible second is not living to the best effect. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. The best of life, Passworthy, lies nearest to the edge of death.
  • I don't suppose any man has ever understood any woman since the beginning of things. You don't understand our imaginations, how wild our imaginations can be.
  • In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
  • It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.
  • There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.
  • There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.