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[about A.E. Housman
: Wasn't he a nancy, sir? Hector
: Foul, festering, grubby-minded little trollop! Do not use that word!
[Hector hits Timms on the head with an exercise book
: But you use it, sir! Hector
: I do, sir, I know, but I am far gone in age and decrepitude.
: You've got crap handwriting, sir! Tom Irwin
: It's your eyesight that's bad, and we know what that's caused by. Timms
: Sir! Is that a coded reference to the mythical dangers of self-abuse? Tom Irwin
: Possibly. It might even be a joke. Dakin
: A joke, sir. Oh. Are jokes going to be a feature, sir? We need to know as it affects our mindset.
: I don't always understand poetry! Hector
: You don't always understand it? Timms, I never understand it. But learn it now, know it now and you will understand it... whenever.
: You were quoting somebody. Auden, isn't it? Timms
] Was I, sir? Sometimes it just flows out, y'know, brims over!
[Timms is trying to duck out of Athletics
: What's the matter with you, lad? Timms
: I've got a note. Wilkes
: How much for?
: I don't *do* notes! Get changed! Timms
: Sir... Wilkes
: God doesn't do notes, either. Did Jesus Christ say, "Can I be excused the Crucifixion?" No! Scripps
: Actually, sir, I think he *did*...
[in an art-appreciation lesson, discussing the nudes of Michaelangelo
: These aren't women. They're just men with tits. And the tits look as if they've been put on with an ice-cream scoop!