Patterson Quotes in Burke and Hare (2010)
Doctor Robert Knox: That's the third rotter I've had from McTavish and his gang of grave robbers in the last three weeks.
Doctor Robert Knox: I can't go on like this.
Patterson: Is there anything I can do Doctor?
Doctor Robert Knox: You could start praying, Patterson, for the one thing that could save us.
Patterson: And what's that sir?
Doctor Robert Knox: An enormous and awful calamity right here in Edinburgh. An accident or a - or a natural disaster. Something which generates the large numbers of cadavers I need for my work.
Patterson: Wouldn't that be nice sir?
Patterson: I'm sorry to disturb you Doctor but there are two men outside to see you. They appear to have a herring barrel with them.
Doctor Robert Knox: I have no taste for herring Patterson. Send them away.
Patterson: I believe there's something else in the herring barrel Doctor.
[Patterson realizes his section report is missing]
Patterson: Will you gentlemen excuse me for one moment? Right back.
[Leaves meeting and walks up to Michael]
Patterson: What have you done?
Michael: What do you mean?
Patterson: Oh, you know damn well what I mean. There are batting averages in my section report.
Michael: Batting averages? That seems strange. Are you sure they're not batting champions?
Patterson: I'm in a meeting, you swine, with Howard and two penchant funders. Where's my section report?
Michael: Where's my schedule 47?
Howard: [walking up from behind] Patterson, is everything alright?
Michael: Yes, Howard, fine.
Howard: Michael, I heard something was wrong with your schedule 47. Not true is it?
Michael: I don't know, I mean everything's all, you know, set, ready to roll.
Howard: Good, because so are we.
Patterson: Yes Howard, one moment.
[Howard walks away]
Patterson: Look, I'm not admitting to anything, of course.
Michael: Of course not.
Patterson: But, if you get me mine, I can see about getting yours back.
Michael: [Michael shakes his head]
Patterson: What do you want?
Michael: I want you to go down to your office...
Patterson: I'm in a meeting.
Michael: Go down to your office, and get my report back online in sixty seconds.
[Patterson walks away shocked]
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