The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine Quotes
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"Scientific people [...] know very well that Time is only a kind of Space." (1.18)
"I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted." (1.2)
Society and Class Quotes
. . .the Time Traveller hated to have servants waiting at dinner. . . (2.12)
"For instance, here is a portrait of a man at eight years old, another at fifteen, another at seventeen, another at twenty-three, and so on. All these are evidently sections, as it were, Three-Dime...
Technology and Modernization Quotes
Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon. (1.1)
Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thought runs gracefully free of the trammels...
I was seized with a panic fear. [...] My fear grew to frenzy. (3.11)
Awe and Amazement Quotes
"Look here," said the Medical Man, "are you perfectly serious? Or is this a trick – like that ghost you showed us last Christmas?" (1.75)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
The work of ameliorating the conditions of life – the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure – had gone steadily on to a climax. One triumph of a united humanity over Natu...
"You have all heard what they have to say about this Fourth Dimension?" "I have not," said the Provincial Mayor. (1.13-4)