"My colleagues and I travel into the 20th century every day. It is a happy and wondrous place."
October 1, 1882
"It looms on the horizon, this great mechanical sun we call the future."
24 December, 1881
"We only wish to look over the shoulder of M. Verne and chance a glimpse of the marvelous future he always seems to see outside his window."
March 18, 1883
"Do not suffer fools who claim wonder at the divine and mysterious. Magic is nothing but science, cleverly disguised."
29 September, 1882