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The Titfield Thunderbolt

Heisenberg might have stayed here

"Aah! The good old days of gulags and firing squads!" (kharin)

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." (Erasmus)

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." (Francis Urquhart/Michael Dobbs)

"Oil, an emergency? It's high time this planet ceased to be so dependent on a mineral slime." (Doctor Who/Robert Banks Stewart)

"The purpose of Satire, it has been rightly said, is to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half-truth - and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again." (Flanders and Swann)

"I'm playing all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order." (Eric Morecambe)

"There is nothing to it. You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself". (J S Bach)

"We're off to Glyndebourne, to watch a rather boring opera by Rossini.
We both like Glyndebourne - it gives us scope to be particularly queeny."
(Kit and the Widow)

"Lots of planets have a North." (Doctor Who/Russell T Davies)

"Follow that coffee-house!" (Frances Hardinge)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." (Bertrand Russell)

"... not the 'Love that dare not speak its name in the past and now wants to wear full drag and shout it from the bloody rooftops', but the 'Love that wants to quietly mumble its name at the back of the room if it absolutely has to but would rather nobody made a fuss.'" (rosamicula)