Lord John Roxton
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Lord John Roxton (Character)
from "The Lost World" (1999)

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"The Lost World: The Chosen One (#1.20)" (2000)
Gideon: I've been preparing this for my whole life. I can't fail.
Lord John Roxton: Won't fail means to determination. Can't fail means arrogance. Which means death.

Lord John Roxton: [to Gideon] The jungle is a dangerous place to travel at night. It will do your people no good if you're in a raptors belly.

Marguerite Krux: Excuse me, chosen boy. I don't suppose you could smell us out an easier route. Just curious, at what point do we admit were lost.
Gideon: We're close.
Marguerite Krux: That's what you said an hour ago.
Lord John Roxton: So now were an hour closer.

Gideon: You think I want to die?
Lord John Roxton: Yes, cuz right now that's easier than living. Its a big difference between honor and guilt.


The Lost World (1960)
Lord John Roxton: The best title for a woman is still "Mrs!".

Lord John Roxton: [Talking about the native girl] She's a hundred pounds of walking dynamite.

[last lines]
Professor George Edward Challenger: [watching the destruction from a distance] My Lost World. Lost forever.
Lord John Roxton: Now we'll never prove anything in London.
Professor George Edward Challenger: Oh, yes, we will. I thought this might help.
[reveals a dinosaur egg]
Lord John Roxton: One of the dinosaur eggs. Hardly worth the lives of all those men. But then nor were these.
[reveals a handful of diamonds]
Jennifer Holmes: Johnny! How'd you manage those?
Lord John Roxton: No fire monster's big enough to deprive you of a wedding gift.
Manuel Gomez: Well, "Mrs." is still the best title for a girl.
David Holmes: But, uh, don't you want any of them?
Lord John Roxton: Well, I, uh, I kept a few for the rest of us.
Jennifer Holmes: [the egg is dropped and cracks open] A baby dinosaur!
Professor George Edward Challenger: Ha! Tyrannosaurus rex!
Lord John Roxton: Ha! But will it live, Professor? Will it be all right?
Professor George Edward Challenger: It'll live long enough to grow as big as a house and terrify all London.
David Holmes: Then what'll we do?
Professor George Edward Challenger: Well, we'll move out of London as fast as possible!
[all chuckling]


"The Lost World: Resurrection (#1.19)" (2000)
Lord John Roxton: It wasn't death I was afraid of: it was not living. I couldn't believe it was over.


The Lost World (1998)
Amanda White: [Looking at the view threw binoculars] What an incredible view.
John Roxton: [Looking at Amanda's chest] It sure is.


The Lost World (2001) (TV)
Prof. George Challenger: You've been in a few scrapes, Roxton. Have you ever been in a situation worse than this?
Lord John Phillip Roxton: Uh, well, let me see. No. No, I think I can quite safely say this is the least promising set-up I've ever encountered.
Prof. George Challenger: Oh.
Lord John Phillip Roxton: We have no way down off the plateau, and thanks to your insistence on secrecy, the only person who even has a clue where we are is a religious lunatic who seems quite happy to let us die here.
Prof. George Challenger: Well, there's no need to be so cheerful about it.