30+ Best Invisible Man Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. Profoundly inspirational Invisible Man quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Invisible Man Quotes

I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in a circus sideshow, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination—indeed, everything and anything except me. — Invisible Man

The truth is the light and the light is the truth. — Invisible Man

Perhaps to lose a sense of where you are implies the danger of losing a sense of who you are. — Invisible Man

Power doesn’t have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it. — Invisible Man

Please, a definition: A hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action. — Invisible Man

Perhaps everyone loved someone; I didn’t now, I couldn’t give much thought to love. — Invisible Man

What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? — Invisible Man

The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it. — Invisible Man

After years of trying to adopt the opinions of others I finally rebelled. I am an invisible man. — Invisible Man

For now I had begun to believe, despite all the talk of science around me, that there was a magic in spoken words. — Invisible Man

I am standing puzzled, unable to decide whether the veil is really being lifted, or lowered more firmly in place; whether I am witnessing a revelation or a more efficient blinding. — Invisible Man

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. — Invisible Man

Play the game, but don’t believe in it – that much you owe yourself … Play the game, but raise the ante, my boy. Learn how it operates, learn how you operate. — Invisible Man

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. — Invisible Man

Some things are just too unjust for words, and too ambiguous for either speech or ideas. — Invisible Man

That I am nobody but myself. — Invisible Man

I do not know if all cops are poets, but I know that all cops carry guns with triggers. — Invisible Man

America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. — Invisible Man

For, like almost everyone else in our country, I started out with my share of optimism. I believed in hard work and progress and action, but now, after first being ‘for’ society and then ‘against’ it, I assign myself no rank or any limit, and such an attitude is very much against the trend of the times. — Invisible Man

It is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. — Invisible Man

When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me. — Invisible Man

Here are the facts. He was standing and he fell. He fell and he kneeled. He kneeled and he bled. He bled and he died. He fell in a heap like any man and his blood spilled out like any blood; red as any blood, wet as any blood and reflecting the sky and buildings and birds and trees, or your face if you looked into its dulling mirror—and it dried in the sun as blood dries. That’s all. They spilled his blood and he bled. They cut him down and he died; the blood flowed on the walk in a pool, gleamed a while, and, after a while, became dull then dusty, then dried. That’s the story and that’s how it ended. It’s an old story and there’s been too much blood to excite you. Besides, it’s only important when it fills the veins of a living man. Aren’t you tired of such stories? Aren’t you sick of blood? Then why listen? Why don’t you go? It’s hot out here. — Invisible Man

I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I’ve tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth. No one was satisfied. — Invisible Man

The trouble is that there is little the dead can do; otherwise they wouldn’t be the dead. No! But on the other hand, it would be a great mistake to assume that the dead are absolutely powerless. They are powerless only to give the full answer to the new questions posed for the living by history. But they try! Whenever they hear the imperious cries of the people in a crisis, the dead respond. Right now in this country, with its many national groups, all the old heroes are being called back to life—Jefferson, Jackson, Pulaski, Garibaldi, Booker T. Washington, Sun Yat-sen, Danny O’Connell, Abraham Lincoln and countless others are being asked to step once again upon the stage of history. I can’t say too emphatically that we stand at a terminal point in history, at a moment of supreme world crisis. Destruction lies ahead unless things are changed. And things must be changed. And changed by the people. — Invisible Man

I remember that I’m invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers. — Invisible Man

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. — Invisible Man

And the mind that has conceived a plan of living must never lose sight of the chaos against which that pattern was conceived. That goes for societies as well as for individuals. — Invisible Man

I feel the need to reaffirm all of it, the whole unhappy territory and all the things loved and unloveable in it, for it is all part of me. — Invisible Man

They could laugh at him but they couldn’t ignore him. — Invisible Man

And my problem was that I always tried to go in everyone’s way but my own. — Invisible Man