Ned Land Quotes in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Ned Land Quotes:
Captain Nemo: Eat your pudding, Mr. Land.
Ned Land: I ain't sure it's puddin'.
Ned Land: There's one thing you ought to know, Professor: Nemo's cracked. I've yet to see the day you can make a deal with a mad dog. So while you're feeding him sugar, I'll be figuring a plan to muzzle him.
Ned Land: [singing] Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, 'bout the floppin' fish and the girls I've loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it's all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Mermaid Minnie; met her down in Madagascar. She would kiss me anytime that I would ask her. Then one evening, her flame of love blew out. Blow me down and pick me up, she swapped me for a trout!
Ned Land: [singing] Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, 'bout the floppin' fish and the girls I've loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it's all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Typhoon Tessie; met her on the coast of Java. When we kissed, I bubbled up like molten lava. Then she gave me the scare of my young life. Blow me down and pick me up, she was the captain's wife!
Captain Nemo: [Noticing that Ned is eating with his knife] There's a fork on your left, Mr. Land. Or aren't you accustomed to utensils?
Ned Land: Oh, I'm indifferent to 'em.
[Ned cautiously samples his "pudding"]
Ned Land: What is it?
Captain Nemo: It's my own recipe: sautÃ© of unborn octopus.
Ned Land: [watching Nemo's bomb explode] There she blows.
Captain Nemo: Mr. Land, you saved my life. Why?
Ned Land: That's a good question. Well, there's only one thing a fella can do when he's made a mistake as big as this.
Ned Land: Get drunk!
[Donning diving gear]
Ned Land: Fine way to go huntin'. I knew there'd be a catch to this.
Conseil: Seems you can't do anything on this boat without getting wet.
Ned Land: Hey, I feel like I'm keepin' a fish outta work.
Conseil: I want to escape, too! You said you had a plan.
Ned Land: I do have a plan. Trouble is, it won't work.
Conseil: All those men. They didn't even have a chance.
Ned Land: They were sailors, same as me. Slaughtered by that monster you're trying to make friends with.
Conseil: Ned, don't...
Ned Land: I don't know about you, Professor, but I feel like a knife that's just stabbed a friend in the back.
Conseil: Cannibals! Hundreds of cannibals! Captain, Captain, scores of boats!
Ned Land: Captain, we're under attack!
Captain Nemo: Naturally, since you invaded their privacy, they have every right to invade ours.
Conseil: Don't forget the cannibals.
Ned Land: Oh, belay the cannibals. He said that to scare us.
Ned Land: [as Vulcania explodes] Sorry I had to wallop you, Professor. But there wasn't time to stop for souvenirs.
Prof. Pierre Arronax: Perhaps you did mankind a service, Ned.
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