German: Guns *always* have the last word! Any nation that has forgotten that is *finished*!
Geoffrey Crisp: Mitch, what do really think I can get out of her?
Reginald J. Mitchell: Oh, two eighty five.
Geoffrey Crisp: [astonished] Two eighty-five? Mitch, this is 1927, not 1977!
[the Mitchells have bumped into Crisp at a Dress Ball]
Reginald J. Mitchell: Well, who's the lucky lady?
Geoffrey Crisp: Don't know, I haven't met her yet!
Air Ministry Official: [Referring to the new Spitfire airplane] We shall need it in 12 months. Sorry, but that's all the time we can give you.
Reginald J. Mitchell: You shall have it in eight. Because... because that's all the time *I* can give *you*!
Geoffrey Crisp: [Sotto voce, to the heavens] They can't take the Spitfires Mitch. They can't take 'em.