Herbert George Wells

(1866-1946 / Bromley)

Herbert George Wells Quotes

  • ''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 Cabal in his prison cell (1936).
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  • ''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 Boss in Cabal's cell (1936).
  • ''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 to his pilots before they go into battle (1936).
  • ''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 scientist who refuses to use his knowledge to help The Boss make war (1936).
  • ''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.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. lecture, Jan. 24, 1902, at the Royal Institute, London. "The Discovery of the Future," Nature, no. 65 (1902).
  • ''Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. The Fate of Man, ch. 26 (1939).
  • ''Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. The Outline of History, vol. 2, ch. 41 (1920).
  • ''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.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind, ch. 2 (1931).
  • ''I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. Letter, July 8, 1915, to author Henry James.
  • ''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.''
    H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. repr. In The Works of H.G. Wells, vol. 9 (1925). A Modern Utopia, ch. 5, sect. 2 (1905).

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