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Remembering HG Wells in Quotes

By ZODML on 14 Aug, 2013

HG Wells, the English author best known for his science fiction works, passed away on this day in 1946. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley. When he was a child, his mother worked as a maid in a country house. The hours the young Wells spent in the house's library were to bestow on him a love of literature. A biologist by training, he was influenced by Charles Darwin and his writing often took on a political perspective. Below, we share some of our favourite quotes by the writer:

 

“Find the thing you want to do most intensely, make sure that’s it, and do it with all your might. If you live, well and good. If you die, well and good. Your purpose is done.” “Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.” “Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.” “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” “Sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you've been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you want to be. The person you are.” “We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” “What on earth would a man do with himself, if something did not stand in his way?” “There's truths you have to grow into.” “So utterly at variance is Destiny with all the little plans of men.” “If the world does not please you, you can change it.”

Borrow books by HG Wells, including The Invisible Man and The Time Machine from the ZODML Community Library.  

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