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Herbert George Wells


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Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, 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 textbooks and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The ... more »

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  • ''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.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British screenwriter, and William Cameron Menzies. Rowena (Margueretta Scott), Things to Come, talking to Cab...
  • ''You've got the subtlety of a bullfrog.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British screenwriter, and William Cameron Menzies. Rowena (Margueretta Scott), Things to Come, talking to The...
  • ''You are not mechanics, you are warriors. You have been trained, not to think, but to do.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British screenwriter, and William Cameron Menzies. The Boss (Ralph Richardson), Things to Come, in his speech...
  • ''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.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British screenwriter, and William Cameron Menzies. The Boss (Ralph Richardson), Things to Come, threatening a...
  • 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 ha...
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. lecture, Jan. 24, 1902, at the Royal Institute, London. "The Discovery of the Future," Nature...
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