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On Thursday We Leave for Home Quotes

On Thursday We Leave for Home is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . On Thursday We Leave for Home ended its run in 1970.

It features Stock in charge of musical score.

On Thursday We Leave for Home Quotes

  • (Narrator) "William Benteen, who had prerogatives: he could lead, he could direct, dictate, judge, legislate. It became a habit, then a pattern, and finally a necessity. William Benteen, once a god; now a population of one."
  • (Narrator) "This is William Benteen, who officiates on a disintegrating outpost in space. The people are a remnant society who left the Earth looking for a Millennium, a place without war, without jeopardy, without fear; and what they found was a lonely, barren place whose only industry was survival. And this is what they've done for three decades: survive; until the memory of the Earth they came from has become an indistinct and shadowed recollection of another time and another place. One month ago a signal from Earth announced that a ship would be coming to pick them up and take them home. In just a moment, we'll hear more of that ship, more of that home, and what it takes out of mind and body to reach it. This is the Twilight Zone."
  • (Captain Benteen) "Well, my friends; any business to transact today? No business?"
  • (Captain Benteen) "Jo-Jo. Jo-Jo. Nothing from you today? Don't you want me to tell you about the Earth, Jo-Jo? Don't you want to hear about the rivers and the seas, the blue skies in the night? The stars and the moon? Don't you want to hear about all those things today?"
  • (Captain Benteen) "There's color on the Earth, Jo-Jo. The change of the seasons. The wind. The wind brings with it the; the smell of the ground. The plants, the seeds, the roots, the flower petals, the sap from the trees. The wind brings with it the smell of the weather. The rain, the mist, the; park --"
  • (Captain Benteen) "And the Earth is green, Jo-Jo. Green. The color green."
  • (Captain Benteen) "The feeling green. There's something so fresh about it. So alive about it. So living about it."
  • (Captain Benteen) "It's the Earth; the --"
  • (Captain Benteen) "Don't leave me here."
  • (Captain Benteen) "Don't leave me behind. Don't leave me here. Please. Please I; I want to go home."
  • (Captain Benteen) "Now listen to me. I want to tell you some things about the Earth that you haven't heard before. Things that are ugly. Things that are wrong. Things; that cannot be lived with. There is violence on Earth. There are hatreds. And jealousy. Now listen to me, listen to me and listen carefully. The Earth is a place we do not know. The Earth is a place we have never lived in. It is a society we do not belong in. If we leave here, we will die. We will die. We'll be committing suicide, if we go back to Earth. We will die of a misery we have never experienced before. Loneliness. Loneliness like animals in a zoo. We do not belong there."
  • (Captain Benteen) "We do not belong to his kind. We do not belong there. We do not belong there."
  • (Col. Sloane) "Captain Benteen. Why don't you let your "children" vote on it?"
  • (Captain Benteen) "Only if they know what's waiting for them. Only if they know that the Earth is not a garden. Never was a garden. And it never will be a garden."
  • (Col. Sloane) "Fair enough. Fair enough. Then I'll tell you what Earth is. It's a race of men; struggling for survival. Just as you have survived. And Captain Benteen is quite right when he tells you it isn't a place of all beauty. We may yet have wars. And there still remains prejudice. And I suppose as long as men walk, there'll be angry men, jealous men, unforgiving men. But it has one thing that you don't have. One thing. It lets every man be his own master. There won't be any Captain Benteens down there for you. There won't be anybody to tell you when to eat, and when to sleep, and when to meet. There won't be anyone to tell you when to dance or what to sing or how to play. And instead of the thirst, you may feel hunger. Instead of heat, you may feel cold. But you'll be men and women. You won't be sheep. You won't be a kindergarten. And when you pray to God, his name won't be "Benteen"."

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