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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds Quotes

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Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes

Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slow...

Warfare Quotes

To carry warfare sunward is, indeed, their only escape from the destruction that, generation after generation, creeps upon them. (1.1.5)

Rules and Order Quotes

I was very glad to do as he asked, and so become one of the privileged spectators within the contemplated enclosure. (1.3.12)

Community Quotes

We became silent, and stood watching for a time side by side, deriving, I fancy, a certain comfort in one another's company. (1.5.5)

Exile Quotes

[…] as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that sw...

Power Quotes

That last stage of exhaustion, which to us is still incredibly remote, has become a present-day problem for the inhabitants of Mars. The immediate pressure of necessity has brightened their intelle...

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. (1.1.1)

Fear Quotes

And invisible to me because it was so remote and small, flying swiftly and steadily towards me across that incredible distance, drawing nearer every minute by so many thousands of miles, came the T...

Technology and Modernization Quotes

Henderson went into the railway station at once, in order to telegraph the news to London. The newspaper articles had prepared men's minds for the reception of the idea. (1.2.21)

Fate and Free Will Quotes

It seems to me now almost incredibly wonderful that, with that swift fate hanging over us, men could go about their petty concerns as they did. (1.1.19)
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