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: [exasperated and angry
] Well I ain't sorry for you no more, ya crazy, psalm-singing, skinny old maid!
: We can't do that! Rose
: How do you know? You never tried it. Charlie
: Well, yeah, but I never tried shooting myself in the head neither.
: I don't know why the Germans would want this God-forsaken place. Rose Sayer
: God has not forsaken this place, Mr. Allnut, as my brother's presence here bears witness.
: How'd you like it? Rose Sayer
: Like it? Charlie Allnut
: White water rapids! Rose Sayer
: I never dreamed... Charlie Allnut
: I don't blame you for being scared - not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of white water... Rose Sayer
: I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!
: What are you being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature. Rose Sayer
: Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.
: [skitting Rose
] Can you make a torpedo? Well do so Mr. Allnut.
: All this fool talk about The Louisa. Goin' down the river... Rose
: What do you mean? Charlie
: I mean we ain't goin' to do nothin' of the sort. Rose
: Why, of course we're going! What an absurd idea! Charlie
: What an absurd idea! What an absurd idea! Lady, I may be a born fool, but you got ten absurd ideas to my one, an' don't you forget it!
: [his stomach is growling
] Ain't a thing I can do about it.
: You know why did the chicken cross the road. Rose Sayer
: [missing the joke
] I beg your pardon. Charlie Allnut
: Nevermind, miss.
] Rose Sayer
: Mr. Allnut? Charlie Allnut
: Yes, miss.
: One thing in the world I hate: leeches. Filthy little devils.
: Who do you think you are ordering me about? Charlie Allnut
: I'm the captain, that's what!
: [after Charlie checks the boat for damage after going down a rather rough set of rapids
] Could you see anything, dear? Charlie Allnut
: Yeah. The shaft's twisted like a corkscrew and there's a blade gone off the prop. Rose
: We'll have to mend it, then.
: There ain't nothing so complicated as the inside of a torpedo.
: Let's go while the going's good.
: Nothin' a man can't do if he sets his mind to it. Never say die. That's my motto!
: Nobody in Africa, but yours truly, can get a good head of steam on the old African Queen.
: What a time we had Rosie, what a time we had.
: It's a great thing to have a lady aboard with clean habits. It sets the man a good example. A man alone, he gets to living like a hog.
: [about the drinking water they'll get from the engine's radiator
] Of course, it'll taste a little rusty, but we can't have everything, can we?