Think of it: On the surface, there is hunger and fear. Men still exercise unjust laws. They fight and tear one another to pieces. A mere few feet beneath the waves, their reign ceases, their evil drowns. Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here, I am free. Imagine what would happen if they controlled machines such as this submarine boat. Far better that they think there's a monster and hunt me with harpoons...
There is hope for the future. When the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass... in God's good time.
We're interested in your opinion of this monster.
My opinion? Frankly, it's rather low at the moment.
Look alive there! Get your range and fire, Carson! What's the matter?
She's showing us her heels, sir!
Well hit her in the heels then! Fire!
Aye aye sir! Run her out smartly!
I demand a fair trial!
You've had your trial. The sea brought you, the sea shall have you back.
You cannot do this! This is uncivilized!
I am not what is called a "civilized man", Professor. I have done with society for reasons that seem good to me. Therefore I do not obey its laws.
There's a fork on your left, Mr. Land, or aren't you accustomed to utensils?
[mouth full of food] I'm indifferent to 'em.
You were sent to get food, not treasure! You can't eat pieces of eight!
Eat? I can eat any timeˇˇ
You place an absurd value on the cheapest of human commodities. Aboard the Nautilus we use such baubles for ballast.
Ballast... (walks over and pulls a gilted item from the pile, smiling) ...I sure could lighten this ship!
(snatching the piece and depositing it back in the closet) The greatest treasures of all, Mister Land, are a sound mind and a full belly. I hope you remember that before stooping to pick up pennies.
You've been pickin' them up. And pickin' them up good! '...Ballast'!
Do you know the meaning of love, professor?
I believe I do.
What you fail to understand is the power of hate. It can fill the heart as surely as love can.
I'm sorry for you. It's a bitter substitute.
I asked you to leave, Professor.