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Dr. Benton C. Quest (Character)
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"Jonny Quest: The Quetong Missile Mystery (#1.22)" (1965)
Lt. Singh: The Commissioner begs that you accompany me to his office with the utmost speed.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Oh? What seems to be the trouble?
Lt. Singh: This lowly person can not reveal. Must see Commissioner Wah.

Commissioner Wah: Lately, many people living in the Swamp Lake area have become sick eating the Quetong fish from the lake, the same fish they have been catching and using for food for centuries.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Strange.
Commissioner Wah: And stranger still is fact that no investigator sent to the lake has returned.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You say you've lost four men in this area?
Commissioner Wah: Yes, Dr. Quest. We feel something sinister, something criminal, is going on, but we've made no progress. We are completely baffled. We need your help.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: There's something about the orient - captivating but at the same time sinister, like this fish.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: You boys are staying here.
Jonny Quest: [glumly] I know... "where we'll be safe."

Dr. Benton C. Quest: So, Singh is an enemy.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: And he's got the boys.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: We've got to hurry. He doesn't know we saw the tape. We'll trick him into leading us to the boys.

Commissioner Wah: Is he dead.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: No, not yet. You'd better get him to the hospital.
Commissioner Wah: It would be best if he were to die. If he lives, he will be shot as a traitor.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: What do ya think, Doctor? Singh was pretty incoherent with his babbling about block houses, plans to set up secret missile bases...
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I know, Race. It's not much to go on, but we've got to find the boys.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: I wonder what Singh meant when he said that "the trees have eyes."

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [spotting a sentry seated on a block house] Look, Race. There's the block house. Think you can get him from here?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: I don't know. I'll switch to full power.
[Race shoots; no visible reaction]
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Afraid he's out of range, Race.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yeah. I guess we'll have to take care of him the hard way.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [as the Quests' swamp boat is fired upon] How 'bout a little more speed, Race.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Sorry, Doctor. This electric job's built for silence, not speed.

Jonny Quest: Look, someone's coming.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: It's Commissioner Wah and a boatload of police. Too bad they missed the party.
Jonny Quest: Yeah, but so did we. We slept through all the action.

"Jonny Quest: Dragons of Ashida (#1.14)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: So you have no idea why that native would be so afraid of you?
Dr. Ashida: None, unless he has run amok. They do, sometimes, you know.
Dr. Quest: He, uh, spoke of dragons.
Dr. Ashida: Ah, yes, my dragons.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yours?
Dr. Ashida: Mine.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: But I'm not sure I understand. You do NOT want us to go to the island?
Native: Ah, no. Ah, no. No go. Bad... bad dragons. Oh, big... oh, big dragons.
Jonny Quest: Wow. Did you hear that, Hadji? Dragons!

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Dr. Ashida is a most respected scientist.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: He's well-known for his zoological work, isn't he, sir?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Very well-known.

Dr. Ashida: [presenting his largest dragons] This is my crowning glory. I have to keep them in pits. I don't have cages big enough.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Incredible. It's as big as a crocodile.
Dr. Ashida: Uh, fourteen feet, seven inches from nose to tail, and all my own, Doctor. If any species can be said to owe its existence to an outside source, then the Ashida dragon owes its life to me.

Dr. Ashida: This is my survival pit, Doctor. Surely, you don't think my dragons grew to their present size by accident. As you know, in nature only the strong survive. I give nature a helping hand.
[Ashida laughs]
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You pit one beast against another?
Dr. Ashida: Exactly. In a fight to the death, the victor devours the vanquished.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: I don't happen to approve of this, Dr. Ashida. Let's go, Race, boys.
Dr. Ashida: Very well. If your western stomachs can not stand it, we shall postpone the duel.

Hadji: Look! The door! It is open, Dr. Quest.
Jonny Quest: Well, what're we waiting for? Let's go.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Not so fast, Jonny. Whadda you think, Race? A trap?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: I sure do, Doctor. I think he wants us to leave so he can set his lizards on us.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And you want to oblige him?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: We don't have a choice, Doctor.

"Jonny Quest: The Robot Spy (#1.8)" (1964)
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: What do you make of it, Dr. Quest?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I don't know, but wherever it comes from, it's the result of a brilliant mind.
Dr. Zin: [chuckles] You'll find out, Dr. Quest.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: That Para-Power Ray, Doctor, just how much can it do?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: To tell the truth, Race, I'm not sure. It should at the least be able to drain power from an object. A car, a light bulb, an airplane...
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Making them useless.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Temporarily useless.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: How does it work?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You might say it magnetizes energy, which is, after all, power.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Quite a weapon.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Could be, because it doesn't have to kill, just disarm an army or an air force, leaving it useless but alive.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Anything else before we turn in?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes, Race, the storage building.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Wanna check that thing we brought in?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes, it worries me.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: [pulling up before the warehouse] Where's the guard?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And the door's open!

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Who stole the thing you were guarding?
Soldier Guarding Robot Spy: Well, no one. It-it clobbered me.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Clobbered you?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Do you know what you're saying?
Soldier Guarding Robot Spy: Yes, sir. It had legs like a giant spider, an-an-an eye, and two antennas sticking out the front, and it touched me with one of them, and I was paralyzed.

Dr. Zin: Ah-ha! Good evening, Dr. Quest.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I know that voice. It's Dr. Zin.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Zin!
Dr. Zin: Quite right. You like my secret agent?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: What is it?
Dr. Zin: Since you have no way of stopping it, I will tell you. It's my very latest invention - an electronic, uh... spy.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Spy?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: The Trojan house routine.
Dr. Zin: Correct.

Jonny Quest: Oh, I hope it works, Dad.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Son, it's GOT to work.

Dr. Zin: We will meet again soon, Dr. Quest. Very soon, I promise you.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And we'll be ready for you Zin. You can bet on that.
Bandit: Rrrrrrrr arf! Rrrr arf! Rrrr arf! Rrrr arf-arf! Arf-arf-arf! Arf! Arf!
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: That's right, Bandit. That's exactly what I was going to say.

Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects (1995) (TV)
Jonny Quest: We failed, haven't we, Chief Atacama?
Chief Atacama: Many do not pass the Orinokon test of manhood the first time.
Jonny Quest: But we overcame every obstacle! We reached the sacred circle!
Chief Atacama: And then you ignored your friend's warning. Do you see the lesson in this? You were headstrong and impulsive, Jonny Quest. Before a child may enter the circle of adults, he must first learn the virtues of patience and caution.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Easier said than done, Chief Atacama. Whatever my son may be, he's never been patient. Or cautious.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: These climatic anomalies are not limited to equatorial latitudes. It's too warm in Greenland, too dry in England.
Hadji: [as his turban is almost blown off] And too windy in Mexico!

Dr. Zin: Take the prisoners to the station's cargo bay, but not Quest and Belage. I have plans for them.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Something unpleasant, no doubt.
Dr. Zin: Not at all, Dr. Quest. As compensation for your space station, I'd merely like to offer you and the brilliant Dr. Belage a tour of my asteroid fortress.
Dr. Eve Belage: Do we have any choice?
Dr. Zin: Not really.

4-DAC: Though your plans seem sound on the surface, Dr. Zin, your logic is actually quite specious.
Dr. Zin: Specious?
4-DAC: Yes. Quite. Processing and storing large quantities of ethynol in this manner is extremely dangerous. You would be better advised to store it in closed containers.
Dr. Zin: Oh, shut up.
[Zin hits 4-DAC, causing him to switch off]
Dr. Benton C. Quest: 4-DAC!
Dr. Zin: You know, Quest, your robot's most endearing feature is his off switch.

Race Bannon: A series of high-pressure storm systems blanketing the world! Impossible!
Jessie Kenyon: Not if something hot was creating a strong convection current in one of the three principle jet streams.
Jonny Quest: Oh, sure, a volcano is doing all this. Or how about a forest fire?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Don't be so quick to criticize, Jonny. Any reasonable theory must be explored, and Jessie's suggestion is quite reasonable.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [as Zin prepares to shoot down Quest Shuttle 2] Listen to me, Zin, you have no reason to destroy the shuttle! This asteroid is invisible to them!
427: He's right, sir. Our base is cloaked with the finest stealth technology.
426: Quest Team will never find us.
Dr. Zin: True, but how can I pass up a chance to rid myself of Race Bannon and the ever-annoying Quest Team?

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Fight it, Eve! We must maintain independence from the computer!
Dr. Zin: How shall I put it? Resistance is... a waste of time.

"Jonny Quest: The Invisible Monster (#1.20)" (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Norman: You know of my experiments in attempting to harness energy and my theory of controlling it?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes, I do.
Dr. Isaiah Norman: Well, I'm afraid my efforts have resulted in the creation of something too terrible to contemplate.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: But, Isaiah...
Dr. Isaiah Norman: No, believe me, Benton. It is monstrous beyond imagination and, what is worse, uncontrollable.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Dr. Norman was experimenting with energy and mass. To make it brief, it got away from him. He found he had made a mass of energy that somehow came alive. It feeds on more energy, and it lives only to feed. I'm afraid it consumed Dr. Norman before he could stop it.
Jonny Quest: It eats people?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: No, Jonny. It consumes them. It eats energy - sunlight, electricity, the energy in a living body - anything it can get.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, how can it be stopped?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: There's only one way I can think of, Race.
Jonny Quest: Well, how?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: First, we have to think of a way to make it visible, then we can lay a trap with some equipment I can try to put together - but how to see it?
Jonny Quest: Well paint it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Huh?
Jonny Quest: Well paint it, Dad.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Jonny, you may have a thought there.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Come on, boys, back to the lab! We have a trap to set and no time to loose.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [appraising their trap] It's got to work, after all, I'm going to be the bait.
Jonny Quest: You the bait, Dad? I don't understand.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Someone has to lure that monster down here and into the cave, and that will be me.

[last lines]
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I'll make a full report on Dr. Norman's experiment when we get back.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: His loss will be a serious setback in his field, won't it, Doctor?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes, but if there's any consolation, what we learn from every setback helps science to move forward.

"Jonny Quest: The House of Seven Gargoyles (#1.23)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: There are many legends about Raklev Castle. Baron Raklev, who built it centuries ago, is still supposed to wander through its corridors.
Hadji: Centuries? And he is still alive?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: No, he's been dead over a hundred years.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: My son thought he saw the periscope of a submarine in the fjord. Would such a thing be possible?
Gunnar: In the fjord? Only if the crew were crazy, Dr. Quest.

Jonny Quest: Look! Those spooky monsters!
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Gargoyles, Jonny. Originally, decorated waterspouts, but a word now applied to all grotesque figures on top of cornices.

Jonny Quest: Say, Dad! Can submarines navigate these fjords?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Submarines? Whadda you mean?
Jonny Quest: Well, there's a periscope behind us.
Jonny Quest: [turning] Or at least there was one.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, probably the tail of another seal, Jonny. It's highly unlikely you'd find a submarine around here.
Jonny Quest: Well, then I saw a highly unlikely submarine.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Jonny thought he saw a periscope in the fjord, and I'm sure it was only a seal.
Professor Ericson: It would take desperate men indeed to try and run a submarine through the fjord with its tricky channel and the danger of falling ice.

"Jonny Quest: Calcutta Adventure (#1.7)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Let him go, Jonny. He just saved my life.
Jonny Quest: [sitting atop Hadji] Yeah, Dad, but I don't trust him.
Hadji: It is well you do not.
Jonny Quest: [fining himself being thrown across the square] HEY!
Hadji: Now we are even.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: But why the attack, Doctor?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: It's simple, Race. Recently, sheep herders in the mountains have been stricken by a mysterious ailment. Symptoms indicate the use of nerve gas. I've been asked to investigate. Obviously, someone wants to stop me.

[In making their escape, Dr. Quest and Race drop down onto two armed guards]
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Are you okay, Doctor?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Luckily something broke my fall.

Pasha Peddler: Now, if you gentlemen are going to Bharat, you're gonna need some gear.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Gear? What kind of gear?
Pasha Peddler: Snow gear, man. That place sits way up on top of a mountain, and it's cold, Pops; and, uh, since we're friends, I'm gonna let you take advantage of me. I got a swingin' special on parkas. Only $39.50.

Jonny Quest: Hey, Dad! Looks like a door in the side of the mountain.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Know anything about it, Pasha?
Pasha Peddler: Not me, Pops. Uh, maybe it's an expresso house, only they serve nerve gas instead of coffee.

"Jonny Quest: The Devil's Tower (#1.21)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, there she goes, headed right for the top of the Devil's Escarpment.
Jonny Quest: Devil's Escarpment?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes. They call it that because there's no known way to climb it. No one has ever been up there.
Jonny Quest: You mean the balloon is lost for good?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: No, we have to get it. It would take months to replace that instrument package.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: How'd you get HERE?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Oh, probably the same way you did - those amazing throwbacks, those cavemen.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Maybe somebody's shooting a B-picture.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: I am Dr. Benton Quest, and this is...
Heinrich Von Duffel: Silence! I have no interest in your names. You will speak when asked and will do as you are told. Is that understood? Is that clear?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [without fear] Perfectly.
Heinrich Von Duffel: Heh-heh-heh-heh. Very good. You are wise. Unlike you, I AM armed and will shoot instantly anyone who does not follow my orders, eh?

Dr. Benton C. Quest: What do you want with us?
Heinrich Von Duffel: Your airplane. For nineteen years I have been on this escarpment, living with these animals. Now, thanks to your plane, I shall return to civilization and live on the great wealth I have found here.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Wealth?
Heinrich Von Duffel: Diamonds! Diamonds beyond your wildest dreams, dug out by these misshapen creatures who have no idea they are living in a diamond mine.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: What's our altitute, Race?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Eight thousand.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And we're still not level with that escarpment. It must be at least two miles high. No wonder no one's ever climbed it.

"Jonny Quest: Arctic Splashdown (#1.2)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Could we run that video tape again, Professor?
Professor: Of course, Dr. Quest. Now notice, Doctor, this is the point at which our missile began to veer. At the same time, the destruction mechanism failed to activate. We lost sight of it completely. No mater how many times I run the tape, I still don't understand it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Neither do I, but I'll take a guess: It's got to be either a malfunction, tampering, or an outside force taking over the controls of our missile. Well, let's hope we learn the answers after I reach the crash point.
Professor: Dr. Quest, there could be others trying to reach our missile before you.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, that possibility has already occurred to me, Professor.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Now, if there WAS tampering...
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, Race, it would explain the failure of the destruction mechanism.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Which could only mean one thing.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Whoever they are, they want that missile intact.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Take a look. The destruction activator has been cut through.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: So that's how they downed the missile intact, then they could pick up your newest directional system.
Submarine Commander: Precisely why we are here.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Ohh... The villain.
Submarine Commander: Hardly villains. Merely interested neutral observers.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Who do a little equipment-snatching on the side.

Jonny Quest: Hey, Haj, look over there. Someone goofed. They brought the airplane but they forgot the wings.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [chuckling] It's not an airplane, Jonny. It's a snow skimmer. We'll use it for fast trips back to the ship. It'll do over a hundred miles an hour.
Jonny Quest: That means... we don't get to use a dogsled?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Not this trip, son.
Jonny Quest: Aw, too bad, Bandit. We were gonna put you to work. Come on, boy. Mush! Mush, Bandit, mush! Looks like I used the right word with him. He ACTS just like a bowl of mush.

"Jonny Quest: Turu the Terrible (#1.15)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Let me have your flashlight. I wanna signal the boat.
Hadji: [at the boat] What is he saying, Jonny?
Jonny Quest: He wants to know if we're all right.
Skipper: I'll answer him, son.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: [on the plateau] What's the answer?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: "Everything a-okay but..."
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: But what?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: The skipper is saying something about the bird and the boat.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: But, what about them?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Please, Race. You know I never use THAT kind of language.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: There IS trinoxite somewhere near here.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Trinoxite?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes, a new metal, and absolutely essential to the space program.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: But where does it come from?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Right around here somewhere. Take a look. There are many trinoxite mines in the world but none half as pure as this sample essays.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Where did this sample come from?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Someplace upriver. A naive and his brother gave it to me and said it came from the land of the turu.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: That's impossible, Aku. No bird alive could be big enough to lift a man.
Aku: Si. Si. Big turu. Big bird take Nuago.
Aku: [drawing in the sand] This turu. This turu. Me see. This turu have skin. No feather. He fly.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: That's impossible.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: What is it?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: It's a likeness of the pteranodon.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Why, there hasn't been a pteranodon on this planet for a million years.
Aku: Me see! Me see!

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Aku, whatever you said about that turu thing, you didn't say enough! He must be bigger than an elephant!

"Jonny Quest: Monster in the Monastery (#1.25)" (1965)
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Doctor, I thought Sir Edmund Hillary proved that yeti, or the abominable snowmen, don't exist.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, that's true, Race, but sometimes native superstitions are just as powerful as scientific proof.

Jonny Quest: [as boulders strike the buildings] It's raining rocks!
Dr. Benton C. Quest: They're probably rolling down from the mountainside.
Hadji: The yeti might be throwing them. They are suppose to be very strong.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: This is avalanche country. You get used to a few little ones.

Jonny Quest: Greetings from Spaceship No. 3!
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I hope you boys have a good excuse.
Jonny Quest: Well, uh... I'll try to think of one, Dad.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Oh, Dr. Quest, would you and Raj Guru step out here on the balcony?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Trouble, Race?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Uh, no, sir. Not now, but someone's been playing pretty rough.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [surveying the courtyard full of dead yeti-men] Looks like they've all been wiped out by some tremendous force.

"Jonny Quest: The Dreadful Doll (#1.12)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Race, I've spotted two oddball fish.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yeah, I had a feeling you would.

Philippe Lor: The devils have struck at me through my daughter.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Who do you think is responsible?
Philippe Lor: Korbay. For years a worthless man, suddenly, overnight, this Korbay has acquired these voodoo powers. Now he is feared as a witch doctor.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: All I know is that someone is using a drug to cast what the natives think is a voodoo spell, and I've got to find the antidote.

Denise: What is the matter? Are you afraid to kiss me?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I'm afraid you'll have to wait about ten years for them to have THAT kind of courage, Denise.
Jonny Quest: Yeah. See ya in ten years, Denise!
Hadji: It's a date!

"Jonny Quest: Riddle of the Gold (#1.5)" (1964)
Corbin: [presenting Dr. Quest a bar of recent gold from Jahilipur] Look, Dr. Quest, how come a mine that we know was tapped out fifty years ago suddenly starts producing more gold than ever before?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Perhaps they've discovered a new vain.
Corbin: Or a new racket.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Yes... All right, Corbin, let's take this back to Palm Key for further tests.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, Hadji, how does it feel to be back in your native land?
Hadji: It feels fine, except they don't have hamburgers, sir.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: If ever I said I didn't want that dog on the trip, I most humbly apologize.

Corbin: How 'bout that! The gold is disintegrating.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Not gold - zanium.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Zanium? Never heard of it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, little is known about the metal. To my knowledge, hardly a thimbleful has ever been obtained.
Corbin: Zanium, eh? Well, that figures. Anything the Maharaja of Jahilipur is mixed up in...
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Jahilipur? Hey, that name rings a bell.
Corbin: And it should. He's been mixed up in gun-running, smuggling, the works.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: And anything for a fast rupee, huh?
Corbin: Yeah. And speaking of fast rupees, guess who else is in the act. Abdul Kaseem.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Kaseem? Boy, with a cast of characters like that, no wonder you were suspicious.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Only one man besides myself knew the transmutation process - Professor Gunderson.
Corbin: Gunderson, eh? Can we talk with him?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I'm afraid not. Six months ago, Gunderson met an untimely death in an airplane accident in India.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Wouldn't have been at Jahilipur, would it?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Why, yes, Race. That's exactly where it was.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, put two and one together - two crooks and one professor - and it adds up to something Intelligence One should look into.

"Jonny Quest: Shadow of the Condor (#1.10)" (1964)
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: [whistles] I wouldn't expect to see two plane like THAT up here.
Baron Heinrich Von Freulich: Mementos of the past. I fly them very little anymore.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You've kept them in fine shape, Baron.
Baron Heinrich Von Freulich: How else would a man treat his memories, Dr. Quest?

Jonny Quest: Dad! Dad! The Baron's gonna shoot Race down in an aerial dogfight.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: An aerial dogfight? So THAT'S it. But with Race, the baron may have his hands full.
Julio: Possibly, except the baron's guns are loaded; Mr. Bannon's are not.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Of course! The Condor Squadron! I KNEW the name Baron von Freulich sounded familiar. Back in 1918 he was his country's top ace, with eighty-four kills to his credit. They say that when the war ended he flew into a rage. He wanted to raise his score to an even hundred. Looks like he's never gotten over his disappointment. The sooner we get out of here tomorrow the better.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [Race makes an emergency landing] You handled that beautifully, Race.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Thanks, Doctor, for a minute I wasn't sure we were going to make it.
Jonny Quest: I was so scared, I forgot I was airsick.

"Jonny Quest: Terror Island (#1.24)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Your bacteria has the potential destructive power of the atom bomb.
Dr. Chu Sing Ling: Right, again, Doctor.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And you're not taking the proper precautions. The residue from your bacteria culture tanks is draining into those marshes and contaminating the sea. Who can tell what monsters you're breeding out there.

Dr. Chu Sing Ling: The bars to these cages can be opened automatically. I will set the automatic control for three hours. When you decide to cooperate, just call the guard who will be outside this door and you will be released.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You already have my answer. You're mad, Chu. Mad!
Dr. Chu Sing Ling: Very well. Then die the death your stubbornness demands. The choice is yours.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: I was beginning to think you might not make it, Race.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: So did I, Doctor. The traffic WAS rather heavy.

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: [during their escape in a speed boat] Keep up the speed, Doctor. We're almost out of rifle range.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [as larger explosions strike the waters near them] But not out of cannon range.

"Jonny Quest: Attack of the Tree People (#1.19)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I certainly can't expect you to search all day, Captain. You have your ship's cargo to think about.
Ship Captain: I, too, am a father, Dr. Quest. We will search a while longer and continue to broadcast the S.O.S.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, Race, which way?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, if these tracks mean anything, they lead straight into the jungle.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: That's the boys, all right. Still doing things the hard way.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: How long do you intend to keep us tied up here?
Silky: When my partner gets back, I'll leave for the airport and the money. Don't be impatient out there. Think what a nice suntan your gettin'.

"Jonny Quest: Skull and Double Crossbones (#1.11)" (1964)
Jonny Quest: Hey, Dad! Race! Look what I found!
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Must be something extra-special.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: What is it, son?
Jonny Quest: A gold coin. Take a look, Dad. Can you tell what kind it is?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Hmm. Unless I miss my guess, that's a 17th century Spanish doubloon.
Jonny Quest: Wow!
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Say, there's been talk of a Spanish treasure ship around here. You suppose Jonny found it?

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Our value ends as soon as the last of the treasure is recovered.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: So if we do anything, it has to be now or never.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: That's about the size of it.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: The porthole is too small for me to get through.
Jonny Quest: [excited] But not me.
Hadji: Or me.
Jonny Quest: I spoke first, Hadji.
Hadji: But you are tired from all that diving, and I am not. Please, Dr. Quest. It is my turn to do something.

Jonny Quest: [with the pirate threat gone... ] Now, you stay aboard, HERO, 'cause we're going swimming.
Bandit: [objecting] Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf!
Hadji: You can not swim fast enough to keep up with us, Mr. HERO.
Jonny Quest: That's right, Bandit. You better stay here.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Jonny, no matter what you find - don't bring it back.

"Jonny Quest: Pirates from Below (#1.18)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: How do you tell a squid to get lost?

Jonny Quest: What'll we do, Dad?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I wish I knew, Son. We're in a tight spot.
Hadji: [removing the ruby from his turban and speaking to the guard] If we're in THAT bad a spot, I will not need this fabulous, priceless jewel any longer. Would you like it? It is literally priceless. Observe the red highlights, the way it flashes. That is the way you can tell how expensive it really is, by the flashes. See? You have to look close.
[the guard becomes hypnotized]
Hadji: If your gun is too heavy, you may drop it.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Well, there it is, Captain. I turn her over to the Navy now, although there still may be a few bugs in it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [as Bandit, Jonny and Hadji appear in the Prober's doorway] And a small dog. And a small boy. And another small boy.

"Jonny Quest: Treasure of the Temple (#1.6)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: How much further to the lost city, Montoya?
Montoya: Maybe close, maybe far. Do not savvy too good.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, at least he gives you an answer.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Race, swing around real easy, just as if you were casually taking in the sights. That cave entrance on the fourth level of the terrace. You see a reflection of something?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yeah, I see it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Whatever it is, we'd better be on our guard.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Race, the stalactites. Maybe you could drop a few in on them.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Good idea, Doctor. Here goes. Stalactite in the corner canue.

"Jonny Quest: The Fraudulent Volcano (#1.16)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [after finding a tarantula in is bed and the airplane hanger on fire] I'm beginning to think someone is trying to keep us away from Mount Tahawa.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yeah, I'm getting the same message.

Dr. Zin: When will you realize I do not care for your interference?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: If I was fortunate enough to interfere with ANY of your diabolical schemes, it was a pleasure.
Dr. Zin: What I have in mind for you and Race Bannon will not be a pleasure.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Please. Don't go to any trouble.

Jonny Quest: [while escaping] Better step on it, Race.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: What's up, Jonny?
Jonny Quest: They're after us.
Hadji: With flying platforms.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Flying platforms? I'll be... He's right! Doctor, how fast can those things go?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Too fast for this car, I'm afraid, and with far greeter maneuverability.

"Jonny Quest: Double Danger (#1.9)" (1964)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Race, Jonny, Hadji, get up here on the double. We're leaving for Thailand immediately.
Hadji: Did he say immediately?
Jonny Quest: No, he said Thailand. Come on. Let's go.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: You know, some zoologist claim monkeys are smarter and make better pets than dogs.
Bandit: Arf-arf arf! Arf!
Hadji: Bandit doesn't think so. I think his feelings have been hurt again.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Never mind, Bandit. I still think dog's a man's best friend.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: Picture the crew of this spaceship, locked in their metal prison surrounded by billions of miles of nothing for as long as sixteen years at a stretch.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: [whistles] That's pretty rough.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: The human mind is not yet prepared for such a test of solitude.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: So what you're after is sort of a giant tranquilizer.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Exactly. We know now that Man has always found ways to alter his emotions by consuming various plants. It's called hallucinogenics.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yes, Doctor.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: By synthesizing this plant into pills, a crew could keep mentally alert for as long as twenty years.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yes, Doctor.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Unfortunately, the use of this pill could be abused, which is why the formula must be guarded.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yes, Doctor.

"Jonny Quest: The Curse of Anubis (#1.3)" (1964)
Jonny Quest: [hearing a howl] Hey, what was that?
Dr. Hamid Kareem: Either a fox or a jackal.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Maybe it's that god Anubis wandering around looking for his temple.
[agitated servants mumble lowly]
Dr. Hamid Kareem: I am afraid my servants do not appreciate your sense of humor, Mr. Bannon. They consider any mention of Anubis an omen of ill luck. To them the curse of Anubis is a very real thing.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: You mean the superstition that whoever enters the god's temple will die?
[servants mumble lowly again]
Dr. Hamid Kareem: To you a superstition, to them the truth.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Dr. Kareem, now that's a pretty good clue. Whoever stole the statue isn't superstitious.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: I am probably imagining things, but I want you to be prepared.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: For what?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: I don't know. Maybe only my imagination, Race, but over the course of years I've learned to trust my feelings. In my experience, when archaeologists find something new and important, they can't wait to publicize it.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Yet Dr. Kareen is keeping his finding secret.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Right.

"Jonny Quest: Werewolf of the Timberland (#1.17)" (1965)
Pierre: You are trespassing, Dr. Quest. You must leave now.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And how can we be trespassing on government property?

Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Uh-oh. We've got company, Doctor.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Can you reach your rifle, Race?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Getting it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Look at the size of it.
[the wolf charges but doesn't stop]
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Hey! He went right by us!

"Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Bannon Custody Case (#1.1)" (2000)
Dr. Benton Quest: Since I know he'll never do it himself, I'm going to step right up and toot Mr. Birdman's horn.

Harvey Birdman: Dr. Quest, tell us a little about your relationship with?
Dr. Benton Quest: Well, Race and I met one night...
Harvey Birdman: [gritted teeth] With your *boys*!
Dr. Benton Quest: Uh... oh! Right!

"Jonny Quest: The Sea Haunt (#1.26)" (1965)
Dr. Benton C. Quest: We're friends. Come on out of there before you freeze to death.
Charlie: That's a good idea. Very cold in ice box.

Dr. Benton C. Quest: [reading the captain's log] "Developed engine trouble this morning two hundred miles from the Lingga Archipelago. While it was being fixed, I first saw the creature as it crawled over the ship's railing. It was probably brought up out of the sea by a storm, which had been raging the night before. I gave orders for the crew to capture it but it wasn't easy. It's a strange and awful thing. I've never seen the likes of it before, almost impossible to describe. It's body is covered with scales and its huge glassy eyes seem to indicate it came from an almost unimaginable depth. It walks upright and has superhuman strength. Strong light seems to bother it."
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, if it came from the bottom of the sea, I can understand why light would bother it.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [continuing] "Finally, we were able to get a net over it but not before it had broken the neck of Banoose, my second mate, and hurled three of my crew into the sea. We managed to get chains around it and lock it in the aft hold, but the crew is in panic and near mutiny. I've decided to kill this monstrous evil before it somehow destroys this ship, and our precious cargo is at the bottom of the sea."
Hadji: What do you suppose this old ship is carrying that could be so precious?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: The Dutch are trying to hold on to what's left of their empire in this part of the world. It's possible that many of her ships carry highly classified and valuable cargo.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Apparently this was written later the same day. Listen: "It looks like our gruesome enemy may outlive us all for, apparently, it is impervious to death. Bullets have no effect on it. I emptied a gun directly into its horrible body but nothing happened. The monster became so enraged it broke its chains, and I barely got away in time. An hour ago, it was prowling below deck, and the men are taking to the lifeboats. In a moment, I will..."
Jonny Quest: I will what? What does he say?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: That's it. It ends right there.
Jonny Quest: Oh, gosh! That monster musta come in here and killed the captain while he was writing.

"Jonny Quest: Pursuit of the Po-Ho (#1.4)" (1964)
Emil Hartman: I am afraid our friend Race is going to be god of the water for some time.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Oh? Why is that?
Emil Hartman: Because the dye from those purple berries will not wash off. It must WEAR off.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: And... how long does that take?
Emil Hartman: At least three weeks.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Three weeks! Ohh, no!
[Hadji and Jonny laugh]
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: And THAT will be enough of THAT!
Jonny Quest, Hadji: Yes, oh god of the water. Oh, yes, Aquezio. We hear you and obey.

"Jonny Quest: A Small Matter of Pygmies (#1.13)" (1964)
[last lines]
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Say, um, why were you coming to see me, anyway? I would've been back in a few days.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Well, this came in the mail. It looked important.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: Mmm. Yes, it does look important.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [reading the letter] Oh, no!
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Bad news, Doctor?
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [chuckling] Anything but, Race. It's a form letter from the African Geographical Society asking me if I would be interested in participating in a round table discussion on the following subject... Are you ready?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: FIre away, Doctor.
Dr. Benton C. Quest: "Are pygmies warm and friendly people - yes or no."
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Pygmies "friendly?"
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon, Jonny Quest, Hadji: NOOOO!
Bandit: Arf! Arf! Arf!
Dr. Benton C. Quest: [laughing] I think I'll send all of you and let you argue the no side. You'll win hands down.