Quentin Turnbull Quotes in Jonah Hex (2010)
Quentin Turnbull Quotes:
Quentin Turnbull: Magnificent, isn't it?
Burke: It's bigger than a breadbox, that's for sure.
Quentin Turnbull: Do you know who Eli Whitney was?
Burke: I'm a very undereducated man, Mr. Turnbull. Are we talking about Whitney Sr. or Jr.?
Quentin Turnbull: [smiles] Senior. After he invented the cotton gin and started the Industrial Revolution, he went to work for the U.S. military, and pioneered the use of interchangeable parts, firearms, and explosive ordnance, and fairly well singlehandedly invented modern warfare. So, as an exercise they asked him to design a "superweapon." A nation-killer. And this is what he envisaged, but they never built it, because once they realized its potential, they could not conceive of willingly turning such devastation on their fellow man. But I can. And one week from today... the United States will know hell.
Quentin Turnbull: Explain it to me again, Burke.
Burke: There is no explanation. I gave the bastard two barrels in the chest. By all rights he should be as dead as Billy here.
Quentin Turnbull: Well, Jonah Hex doesn't know how to die. He'll have to be educated.
Burke: I have no problem educating the man.
Quentin Turnbull: You see, with weapons like these, one day we shall be able to level continents. But we'll have to content ourselves with starting small.
Quentin Turnbull: [to Hex] You may live, and go from this place, with a mark on your flesh, and every day, that mark will remind you of the man who took everything you had.
Adleman Lusk: Well, Mr. Turnbull, it appears the bells are finally ready to toll on Washington.
Quentin Turnbull: And I hear them, Mr. Lusk, because I've heard them for six long years. We appreciate the services that you have rendered to us.
Adleman Lusk: I can only hope you succeed. I'll most certainly hang if you don't, an outcome I most sincerely come to avoid.
[shoots Lusk in the back of his head]
Quentin Turnbull: Consider it avoided.
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