Prof. Bernard Quatermass: Dillon, there's something on your face!
Robert: If you want odd things to happen, just ask the government.
Sgt. Grice: I'm going to make ruddy BBC announcers out of you lot if I have to soften up your gullets with my bare hands!
(Dillon and Grice are about to leave their radar site to investigate a meteorite impact they tracked) Sgt. Grice: (to the Private watching the radar screen) You carry on. Just report that plane when it shows up. Nothing else. Got it? Private: Yes, Sergeant. (Dillon and Grice leave) Private: It's the one I learnt yesterday, Sergeant.
Dr Leo Pugh: I joined your father as a mathematical genius. That's not boasting. I was, once. A calculating boy. But these machines, they beat me. I press buttons. Paula Quatermass: Why did you join him? Dr Leo Pugh: Looking for some kind of beauty, I suppose. The mathematical kind. The idea of making roads in space for rockets to travel. Four-dimensional roads curved with relativity, metalled with best quality continuum. Hmm. (he realizes something) These roads are two-way - (Pugh tries to go back to work. Paula stops him) Paula Quatermass: The break's still on Leo. Tell me about the calculating boy. Dr Leo Pugh: Ohh. At the village school, in Merioneth, the teacher, old Miss Williams, used to set me enormous sums to do. She loved to astonish herself, 'cause I always got them right. "You'll go far, Leo bach," she said. "You have the power to benefit mankind." Hm, and now I press buttons.
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