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Quatermass and the Pit Quotes

Quatermass and the Pit is a TV show that first aired in 1958 on BBC One. Quatermass and the Pit completed its run in 1959.

Quatermass and the Pit was on for Six episodes. Quatermass and the Pit is created by Nigel Kneale.

Each episode of Quatermass and the Pit is 31-36 mins per episode long. Spinoffs for this show include Quatermass (TV serial).

Quatermass and the Pit Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "Do you know what you're implying? That we owe our human condition to the intervention of insects."
  • (Unnamed) "What's in behind here? Anything dangerous?"
  • (Unnamed) "Probably not."
  • (Unnamed) "Ah, it's all right, I'm insured."
  • (Unnamed) "Are you insured sir? It's a good thing to be insured, at least it cheers you up."
  • (Unnamed) "He wasn't very tall. He had the face of an ape, but he had a big brain. And he stood like a man."
  • (Unnamed) "It's a funny word -- worn out before anything turned up to claim it: Martian."
  • (Unnamed) "Odd idea, this, calling a press conference."
  • (Unnamed) "What's odd about it?"
  • (Unnamed) "I run from one to another."
  • (Unnamed) "I take it you're the popular press."
  • (Unnamed) "Evening Gazette. What do you represent?"
  • (Unnamed) "The Palaeontologist."
  • (Unnamed) "Pal-?"
  • (Unnamed) "Ah. Not heard of it. It's a foremost scientific journal. The man you're going to interview is a palaeontologist."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, this Roney. He's Canadian, isn't he?"
  • (Unnamed) "Possibly."
  • (Unnamed) "What's the boffin up to?"
  • (Unnamed) "Gonna open it up with his little pocket knife."
  • (Unnamed) "We need time to do our work properly and I'm afraid we're not going to get it. The owners of the site want to get on with their building; now that's natural enough; and they're pressing us to get out."
  • (Unnamed) "Uh, that was confidential."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh. All right, please keep it off the record gentlemen that they're trying to kick us out."
  • (Unnamed) "Well if you're wrong it won't matter."
  • (Unnamed) "No. I'll just retire. They'll stick me alongside the Piltdown forgeries as a horrid warning."
  • (Unnamed) "It was -- it was a kind of figure. -- It went through the wall."

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