David Filby
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David Filby (Character)
from The Time Machine (1960)

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The Time Machine (1960)
Filby: If that machine can do what you say it can do, destroy it, George! Destroy it before it destroys you!

Filby: He's got all the time in the world.

George: David, I've got to tell it now. While I still remember it!
Filby: Relax, try to relax. You've all the time in the world.
George: You're right David, that's exactly what I have. All the time in the world.

[last lines]
Mrs. Watchett: Mister Filby, do you think he'll ever return?
Filby: One cannot choose but wonder. You see, he has all the time in the world.

Filby: Take your journey on your contraption. What would you become? A Greek, a Roman, one of the pharaohs?

Filby: Which three books would you have taken?


The Time Machine (2002)
David Philby: A professor from Columbia University should not be corresponding with a crazy German book keeper.
Alexander Hartdegen: He's a patent clerk, not a book keeper, and I think Mister Einstein needs all the support I can give him.

David Philby: Nothing can change what happened.
Alexander Hartdegen: No, you're wrong. Because I will change it.

David Philby: [looking at a futuristic picture] I wonder if we'll ever go too far.
Alexander Hartdegen: With what?
David Philby: [pointing at the picture] With this. With all of this.
Alexander Hartdegen: No such thing.

David Philby: I'm glad he's gone. Maybe he's finally found a place where he can be happy.