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#10

 

Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#9
 

We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#8
 

"This isn't a war," said the artilleryman. "It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants."

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#7
 

The man was running away with the rest, and selling his papers for a shilling each as he ran -- a grotesque mingling of profit and panic.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#6
 

Night, the mother of fear and mystery.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#5
 

He pointed out -- writing in a foolish, facetious tone -- that the perfection of mechanical appliances must ultimately supersede limbs; the perfection of chemical devices, digestion; that such organs as hair, external nose, teeth, ears, and chin were no longer essential parts of the human being, and that the tendency of natural selection would lie in the direction of their steady diminution through the coming ages. The brain alone remained a cardinal necessity. Only one other part of the body had a strong case for survival, and that was the hand, "teacher and agent of the brain." While the rest of the body dwindled, the hands would grow larger.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#4
 

Without the body the brain would, of course, become a mere selfish intelligence, without any of the emotional substratum of the human being.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#3
 

No proud dreams and no proud lusts; and a man who hasn't one or the other -- Lord! What is he but funk and precautions.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#2
 

We're eatable ants.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
#1
 

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same.

--H. G. WELLS, The War of the Worlds

 
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