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Phileas Fogg (Character)
from Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Phileas Fogg: Here comes Mr. Grumpy... and the Leather-ettes.

Phileas Fogg: I am a British Citizen, I have nothing to fear!
[Gunshot goes off in background]
Phileas Fogg: ... except bullets.

Phileas Fogg: This is what happens when you leave home. You meet... people.

[Monique, Phileas and Passepartout are disguised as women in India]
Phileas Fogg: I feel faint.
Monique La Roche: Phileas, women are not that weak.
Phileas Fogg: No, but I am.

[Passepartout is fighting while the caged Phileas coaches him]
Phileas Fogg: Watch out to the right!
[Passepartout misses]
Phileas Fogg: No, my right.
[Passepartout is hit]
Passepartout: Stop helping me!

Phileas Fogg: [the Black Scorpion leader threatens him with his bracelet] Your threats do not frighten me, nor does your silly bracelet.
[a blade pops out of the bracelet]
Phileas Fogg: All right, it's not silly.

Phileas Fogg: Rules are made to be broken... or stabbed by a spikey shoe.

Prince Hapi: You two men may leave but Miss La Roche stays here.
Phileas Fogg: Why does she stay?
Prince Hapi: She will be my wife. One of seven.
Monique La Roche: Surprised. You have seven wives?
Prince Hapi: One for every day of the week. Do Tuesdays work for you?

Phileas Fogg: One day, I will build a machine that will allow a man to fly!
San Francisco Hobo: Flying men? Where? Where?
Phileas Fogg: Nowhere!
San Francisco Hobo: Where are the flying men? Where are the flying men?
Phileas Fogg: They're over there!
San Francisco Hobo: Beware the flying men! Beware the Flying men! The Bird men are coming!

Phileas Fogg: Alms? Alms for the poor?
San Francisco Hobo: Arms? You've already got arms. It's money you need.
Phileas Fogg: Wonderful; I can't even scrounge properly.

Phileas Fogg: Unlike you and your colleagues, money does not inspire me.
Lord Kelvin: I believe every man has his price. Even you, o noble Phileas Fogg. There must be something I could offer that would be worthy of your time.
Phileas Fogg: There is. Your position as head of the Royal Academy.
[chattering begins]
Phileas Fogg: I could lead Britian and the rest of the world into a new age of progress and discovery.
[everyone begins laughing]
Lord Kelvin: Fair enough.
Phileas Fogg: What?
Lord Kelvin: I, Lord Kelvin, hereby vow to surrender my position as minister of science to Phileas Fogg if he can circumnavigate the globe... in no more than 80 days. But if he cannot, he must never set foot in the academy again, he must tear down that abhorrent eyesore he calls a labatory, and he must swear... never to invent again.
[Phileas is taken aback by this vow, not knowing what to say]
Lord Kelvin: Just as I always suspected, Fogg. You promise so much, yet you deliver... oh,nothing.
[more laughter]
Phileas Fogg: [quietly] I'll take your wager.
[the room goes quiet]
Lord Kelvin: What did you say?
Phileas Fogg: [louder] I'll take your wager!

Phileas Fogg: Have you seen our companion?
Wilbur Wright: You mean the half-naked Chinese man with a cow skull on his head singing Frère Jacques?

Phileas Fogg: [about Passepartout hitting buildings and statues of Paris while hanging on the rope of the balloon] Very impressive. I'd have let go by now.

Phileas Fogg: [after drinking toomuch Chinese sake] I am going to be abominably ill.
[running off]

Monique La Roche: [just after Philieas has discovered the truth and is leaving] Don't let him go. He'll be lost by midnight. Go.
[to Passepartout]
Phileas Fogg: [outside, surrounded by thugs with swords to his neck as Passepartout finds him] More of your relatives, I suppose.

Passepartout: [in the warehouse, seeing the Statue of Liberty in pieces] That's a big man.
Monique La Roche: It is a lady. A French lady.
Phileas Fogg: [turning to see General Fang and her henchmen] She looks like an evil Chinese warlord to me.
General Fang: Your journey has caused quite a stir, Mr. Fogg. But I'm afraid it ends here.
Passepartout: Leave them alone, Fang. This has nothing to do with them.
General Fang: On the contrary, Lau Xing. Lord Kelvin and I have made new arrangements to conquer Lanzhou. Unfortunately for Mr. Fogg, they entail his... permanent detour.

Monique La Roche: I'm sorry, Phileas.
Phileas Fogg: Don't be, my cheri. I saw the world. I learnt of new cultures. I flew across an ocean. I wore women's clothing. Made a friend.
[he takes Monique's hand]
Phileas Fogg: Fell in love. Who cares if I lost a wager?
Queen Victoria: I do! I've got 20 quid riding on you.
Phileas Fogg: Your Majesty, it has gone 12 noon.
Queen Victoria: Correct. Which gives you 24 hours remaining.

Lau Xing's Father: [to Lau Xing, in Chinese] Lau Xing, you have returned our sacred Buddha to Lanzhou. It has brought hope back to our village.
Lau Xing's Mother: [interrupts to Lau Xing's father, to everybody in the table] Drink!
[everybody drinks the liquor, while Phileas is feeling disgusted by the flavor]
Lau Xing's Father: [speaks again to Lau Xing, in Chinese] Thanks to your courageous efforts, we will live in...
Lau Xing's Mother: [interrupts again to Lau Xing's father to drink] Drink!
Phileas Fogg: [he holds up his drink and says in a disgusted way] ''Kampai''.
Lau Xing's Mother: [speaks in Chinese and makes Phileas to drink the liquor, as Lau Xing and Monique laugh quietly at him]
Phileas Fogg: I've had quite enough.
[Lau Xing's mother makes him drink the liquor as he gets a ''bit nauseated'']
Lau Xing's Father: [speaks again to Lau Xing, in Chinese] Thanks to your courageous efforts, we will live in peace and...
Lau Xing's Mother: [interrupts again to Lau Xing's father, starting to annoy him] Drink!
[Lau Xing's mother forces again Phileas to drink the liquor, leaving him a bit dizzy]
Lau Xing's Father: [speaks fast in Chinese to not be interrupted again] Thanks to your courageous efforts we will live in peace and harmony, AND FOR THAT WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL!
[he finishes to talk, and takes away the liquor bottle and cheers for a last time]
Lau Xing's Mother: [to everybody] Drink!
[everybody drinks]
Phileas Fogg: ''Kampai!''
[he drinks as he gets drunk and nauseated]
Phileas Fogg: [everybody finishes drinking]
Phileas Fogg: [nauseated] I am going to be abominably ill.
[Phileas stands up quickly to go the bedroom to rest but he accidentally breaks a Chinese jar, then Lau Xing's mother continues with the drinking]


Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Railway Official: There's still fifty miles of track to be laid between here and Allabahad.
Phileas Fogg: But the London newspapers announced the opening of this railway throughout.
Railway Official: That must have been The Daily Telegraph. Never would have read that in The Times.

Saloon Hostess: Never be in a hurry. You'll miss the best parts in life.
Phileas Fogg: Madam, you don't understand. I'm looking for my man.
Saloon Hostess: So am I.

Phileas Fogg: And furthermore, you play an abominable game of whist. Good day, sir.

Phileas Fogg: An Englishman never jokes about a wager, sir.

Monsieur Gasse, Travel Agent: Monsieur! You are now addressing the second most celebrated balloonist in Europe.
Phileas Fogg: And who is the first?
Monsieur Gasse, Travel Agent: He is not available. He was, uh, buried last Tuesday.

Sir Francis Gromarty: One thousand pounds for an elephant? It's outrageous! You've been diddled.
Phileas Fogg: Undoubtedly. But it's not often one needs an elephant in a hurry.

Phileas Fogg: Madam, will you join me on the verandah? I understand they serve an outstanding lemon squash.

Phileas Fogg: Crisis or no, nothing should interfere with tea!


"Around the World with Willy Fog: What a Difference a Day Makes (#1.26)" (1984)
Fog: Princess, there's something I've been wanting to say for some time now: I simply wanted to offer you my sincerest apologies.
Romy: Eh? Apologies?
Romy: Considering my precarious financial position, it was irresponsible of me to have brought you.
Romy: Oh, but what does that matter?
Fog: You see, when my friends and I rescued you from those savages, that bloodthirsty tribe that captured you, my personal fortune was still intact and I felt sure that I could offer you a life of ease and comfort here.
Romy: Mr Fogg!
Fog: But my failure to complete the journey in 80 days has ruined me and now I can offer you nothing, I'm afraid.
Romy: Which is why I must apologize to you.
Fog: Apologize?
Romy: Mr Fogg, it is on my account that you failed! Your rescuing me from those horrible carnivores has cost you a great deal of time!
Fog: Nonsense!
Romy: If anyone's to blame, I am. There's no doubt in my mind about it, it was the time you took to save me that ruined you.
Fog: But that's simply not true! Any gentleman of character would have done the same in my place! I would never forgive myself if I'd done otherwise! Little by little, I fell in l...
[stops himself]
Fog: Little by little, I convinced myself to bring you here. It was my decision and you're faultless!

Fog: The first thing I'll do is sell the house. Most of the money will go to you, of course. You should be quite comfortable...
Romy: Mr Fog, I know you're trying to be a gentleman, but you mustn't even consider it!
Fog: Why not? As a bachelor, I need very little to live on, actually.
Romy: But why take such drastic measures? Surely your family and friends will see you through, temporarily?
Fog: I have no family, princess, nor have I friends to look to for help. All I have left is this house, and what's in it.
Romy: You have ME!
Fog: Eh?
Fog: You're being practical as usual, but what good will it do us if we're both alone and unhappy? You're so intent on being a honourable English gentleman! Are you blind? Can't you see that I love you? Marry me, Willy Fogg!

Fog: I love you, Romy, with all my heart and soul.
Romy: Willy...
[hugs Fogg]
Fog: Well, I'll be...! We shall be married tomorrow.