League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Allan Quartermain in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Allan Quartermain: Jekyll, come on! We’ll need Hyde!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No! Hyde will never use me again.
Dorian Gray: Then what good are you?

Allan Quatermain: Ah, you’re missing a picture, Mr. Gray.
Dorian Gray: And you don’t miss a thing, do you, Mr. Quatermain?
Allan Quatermain: Oh, sometimes.

Mina Harker: A man who worships death. Can we trust him?
Allan Quatermain: He’s not the one I’m worried about.

Allan Quartermain: Well, we were the faster, but now we’re the tortoise to his hare.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: So, we’re done?
Tom Sawyer: No, we’re alive. If M has any idea to the contrary, that gives us an edge.
Captain Nemo: The sea is vast, he could be anywhere.
Tom Sawyer: Yeah, well, I’m an optimist, now maybe that’s a crime to you twisted so-and-so’s but it keeps me from going crazy.
Mina Harker: Your optimism’s out of place.
Tom Sawyer: You’re wrong! Because we’ll get out, man… at least, I will. That other agent I told you about… was my childhood friend. We were agents together until the Fantom shot him dead. Now you can be done, but I am not. I will avenge his death.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: It’s not about any one of us, Tom, it’s bigger than that.
Tom Sawyer: Yes, it is, Jekyll! The fate for the world is in our hands… the world! So M tricked you, he brought you all together and you walked straight into his trap. But the way that I see it, that’s the part he did wrong… He brought you together.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: He has a point.
Allan Quartermain: And the boy becomes a man… perhaps a leader of men.
Mina Harker: And Women.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): And they’ll provide an antidote… well, that’s if I’m a good boy.
Allan Quatermain: And are you a good boy?
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I guess you’ll find out, won’t you?

Allan Quatermain: If you can’t do it with one bullet, don’t do it at all.

Sanderson Reed: Where is your sense of patriotism?
Allan Quatermain: [stands up with a drink] God save the Queen.
[the other patrons of the club mutter an apathetic return to the toast]
Nigel: God save her.
Allan Quatermain: [to Reed] That’s about as patriotic as it gets around here.

Allan Quatermain: Automatic rifles. Who in God’s name has automatic rifles?
Elderly Hunter: Dashed unsporting. Probably Belgian.

Sanderson Reed: They’re indestructible.
Allan Quatermain: No, just armor-plated.

Allan Quatermain: Now, would you like to learn to shoot?
Tom Sawyer: I can already.
Allan Quatermain: Oh, I saw. Very American. Fire enough bullets and hope to hit the target.

[Mina jumps and gasps like something just grabbed her behind]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I’ve been waiting all week to do that.
Allan Quatermain: Get a grip, man.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, I thought I just did.
[Mina slaps him]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Oooh, Mina…
Captain Nemo: Report.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, hello to you, too. And need I remind you, I am naked in the snow. I can’t feel any of my extremities. And I mean… any of them.

Sanderson Reed: There is great unrest. Countries set at each other’s throats, baying for blood. It’s a powder-keg. The trouble of which I speak could set a match to the whole thing: War.
Allan Quatermain: Wi-With whom, exactly?
Sanderson Reed: Everyone. A world war.
Allan Quatermain: That notion makes you sweat?
Sanderson Reed: Heavens, man. Doesn’t it you?
Allan Quatermain: This is Africa, dear boy. Sweating is what we do.

Allan Quatermain: I may have been overly rude earlier… when I called you a pirate.
Captain Nemo: And I may have been overly charitable… when I said I wasn’t. But I try to live in the now… where the ghosts of old wrongs do not abide.

[after throwing the invisible man out of his room]
Allan Quatermain: Skinner, I want you dressed at all times, eh? Or it’s my boot up your arse.

Nigel: Perhaps I should toddle off, should I, Allan?
Allan Quatermain: Yes, of course, Nigel. You toddle off.
Nigel: Toddling.

Sanderson Reed: But you’re Allan Quatermain. Stories of your exploits have thrilled English boys for decades.
Allan Quatermain: That I know. And Nigel has done a grand job reminding me. But… with each past exploit I’ve lost friends, white men and black… and much more. And I’m not the man I once was.

[to Tom Sawyer]
Allan Quatermain: May this new century be yours, son, as the old one was mine.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): So, how did M get you?
Allan Quatermain: None of your business.
Mina Harker: You’re a little testy, Mr. Q.
Allan Quatermain: Mrs. Harker, I doubt if you measure danger the way I do.
Mina Harker: And I imagine you with quite the library, Mr. Quatermain. All those books you must have read merely by looking at their covers.
Allan Quatermain: I’ve had women along on past exploits, and found them to be, at best, a distraction.
Mina Harker: Do I distract you?
Allan Quatermain: My dear girl, I’ve buried two wives and many lovers… and I’m in no mood for more of either.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): You can send ‘em my way.
Allan Quatermain: Skinner, shut up.

M: I hope I’ve got your fire when I’m your age.
Allan Quatermain: You will not live beyond today. That I promise you.

Sanderson Reed: The Empire needs you.
Allan Quatermain: But the question is, do I need the Empire?

M: They’ve discovered these attacks are all the work of one man who calls himself the Phantom
Allan Quatermain: Very operatic. And what’s in it for him?

Allan Quatermain: [sniffs air] He’s afraid.
Tom Sawyer: [sniffs air] I don’t smell anything.

Allan Quatermain: I don’t like theatrics.
M: After Africa’s veldts, London’s climate isn’t affecting your mood, I see…
Allan Quatermain: Identify yourself.
M: I am known by many names, Mr. Quatermain. My underlings call me Sir. My superiors call me M.
Allan Quatermain: M?
M: Just M.

M: To the death. But you’ll need Hyde to make it mine.
Allan Quatermain: He’ll be making his own fight.

[Quatermain pulls Sawyer out from under some falling rubble]
Allan Quatermain: Heh. That was naughty.
Tom Sawyer: Thanks.
Allan Quatermain: Eyes open, boy. I can’t protect you all the time.

Rodney Skinner (the Invisible Man): Hello, Dorian. The great white hunter’s bagged his prize.
[they hear and see men being thrashed]
Dorian Gray: Or the prize bagged him.
[Quatermain is corraling Mr. Hyde]
Allan Quatermain: Stay back, if you value your lives.

Allan Quatermain: [being lead down a staircase that doesn’t seem to end] Where are we going? Australia?

Allan Quartermain: [after the exploration pod has been stolen] We can track it.
Captain Nemo: Track it? I intend to catch it!

Allan Quartermain: Chilao!
[a target is slung into the ocean. Sawyer hoists the elephant gun]
Allan Quartermain: Aim.
Tom Sawyer: That’s easy.
Allan Quartermain: Adjust for wind and target movement.
Tom Sawyer: That’s easy, too.
Allan Quartermain: Here’s the part that’s not. You have to feel the shot. Take your time with it. You have all the time you need. All the time in the world.

[Allan aims his elephant gun at a fleeing assassin]
Sanderson Reed: But he’s so far away.
[Allan lowers the gun with a grunt of frustration]
Sanderson Reed: Yes, I thought he was.
[Allan puts on a pair of glasses]
Allan Quartermain: God, I hate getting old.
[He aims the rifle and fires. In the far distance, the assassin goes down. Reed gapes]

Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. And the hunt is still on.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: What are you talking about?
Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. The same man who recruited us.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [trying to examine Allan’s wound] Let me see that.
[he is shrugged off]
Captain Nemo: But how?
Allan Quartermain: We’ll get our answers. Where are the others?
Mina Harker: [entering] Dorian’s missing in action. And Mr. Skinner must have fled when he realized we knew.
Allan Quartermain: [concerned] Sawyer?
Tom Sawyer: [entering with a bloody lip] He’ll live to fight another day.
Mina Harker: [advances towards Tom, he draws back] Don’t worry, I’ve had my fill of throats for this evening.

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