Quote – Bags of Death

20k Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verna


Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator: What is in those sacks they are carrying?

Captain Nemo: Nitrates and phosphate for ammunition. The seeds of war. They’re loading a full cargo of death. And when that ship takes it home the world will die a little more. I was once one of those pitiful wretches you see down there. Look at it again, professor, I don’t want you to forget what you’ve seen here today.

Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator: I’ve seen enough.

Captain Nemo: It’s burned everlastingly in my memory.