Captain Scott Quotes in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)


Captain Scott Quotes:

  • [At the South Pole]

    Captain Scott: Great God! This is an awful place.

  • Wilson: How far did Shackleton get?

    Captain Scott: He got to within 90 miles of the Pole.

    Oriana Wilson: Isn't 90 miles near enough?

  • Captain Scott: It'll be tough.

    Capt. L.E.G. Oates: I know.

    Captain Scott: As Hades.

    Capt. L.E.G. Oates: But not so warm, eh?

  • Kathleen Scott: Any message for Peter?

    Captain Scott: Tell him I'll bring him a penguin.

  • Captain Scott: Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. It seems a pity but I don't think I can write more. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale. For God's sake look after our people.

  • Captain Scott: You're the first American woman I've met. Are they all like you?

    Catherine Wyatt: Why? How do I seem?

    Captain Scott: Well, shall we say a little bit more independent than most?

    Catherine Wyatt: Is that the tactful English way of saying you think I'm pig-headed?

  • Catherine Wyatt: Are you sure about Mr. Van Layden? I mean, won't you get into a lot of trouble if you're wrong?

    Captain Scott: Wouldn't you like to see me drummed out of my regiment? Paraded before the troops? Medals torn off my manly bosom? I used to think that would be just your cup of tea.

    Catherine Wyatt: They don't really do all that, do they?

    Captain Scott: Well, of course they do! And my best friend calls on me in my quarters, hands me a loaded revolver and says, "Carruthers, its the only way out for a gentleman."

  • Captain Scott: "Be thankful you're living and trust your luck, march to your front like a soldier."

    Catherine Wyatt: Who said that?

    Captain Scott: Man called Kipling. Another tea-drinker.

  • Lady Windham: Where's Mr. Van Leyden?

    Captain Scott: He, uh... he got off

    Lady Windham: He got off... oh, dear!

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