Dr. Charles Cargraves Quotes in

+1
Share
Pin
Like
Send
Share

Dr. Charles Cargraves Quotes:

  • Jim Barnes: Say, Doc, the ship's about ready to take off, isn't she?

    Dr. Charles Cargraves: Except for tests and minor adjustments.

    Jim Barnes: Well, what's the next favorable time?

    Dr. Charles Cargraves: About a month from now.

    Jim Barnes: No, I don't mean that. What's the next favorable time this month?

    Dr. Charles Cargraves: [checking the calendar] The only favorable time this month is about 17 hours from now.

    Jim Barnes: All right, that's it then. We take off in 17 hours.

    General Thayer: Are you out of your mind?

    Jim Barnes: I will be, if we run into any more red tape! Now look, there's no law against taking off a spaceship: it's never been done, so they haven't got around to prohibiting it. If we ask for permission, they'll find a way to block us. So we go now, as soon as we can!

    General Thayer: In an untested ship?

    Jim Barnes: How do you test a thing of this kind? It either works or it doesn't.

  • [after stepping onto the Moon's surface]

    Jim Barnes: Claim it, Doc! I'm your witness - claim it officially.

    Dr. Charles Cargraves: By the grace of God, and the name of the United States of America, I take possession of this planet on behalf of, and for the benefit of, all mankind.

  • Dr. Charles Cargraves: You can't buck public opinion; I've tried. Have you seen this?

    [Newspaper headline: MASS MEETING PROTESTS RADIOACTIVE ROCKET]

    General Thayer: That isn't public opinion - it's a job of propaganda!

    Jim Barnes: You're almighty right it is. Manufactured and organized - with money and brains. Somebody's out to get us.

Browse more character quotes from

+1
Share
Pin
Like
Send
Share

Characters on