Jim: Nothing. He was playing tennis. Perhaps that's where God is all the time and that's why you can't see Him when you're awake, do you think?
Mary Graham: I don't know. I don't know about God.
Jim: Perhaps He's our dream... and we're His.
Jim: [about the Japanese troops camped nearby] It almost looks as if they're waiting for something to happen...
John Graham: Yes.
Jim: They didn't look angry or anything...
Maxton: It's not their anger; it's their patience.
Jim: [as Frank and Basie are about to leave him in the street] Basie, first I could show you some rich pickings. Hundreds of houses left empty. I could show you some of the houses I lived in before Frank found me. They were luxuriant!
Basie: Luxuriant? You had good sense being born there, Jim. I'm sure there was good living.
Jim: There certainly was good living, Basie. There - there was opulence!
Basie: Heh heh. Opulence. Frank, we'll go and take a look at some of these houses. Let's go, Frank. Opulence.
Basie: What did you say your name was boy?
Jim: Jamie and I'm building a man-flying kite and writing a book called Contract Bridge.
Basie: Jim: a new name for a new life.
Dainty: Hey kid, would you like a Hershey bar?
Jim: Oh yes please Dainty!
Dainty: So would I kid. Have you got one?
Jim: If the Americans land, the Japanese will fight.
Dr. Rawlins: You admire the Japanese?
Jim: Well, they're brave, aren't they?
Dr. Rawlins: That's important, is it, Jim?
Jim: It's a good thing if you want to win a war.
Dr. Rawlins: But we don't want them to win, do we. Remember, we're British.
Jim: Yes. I've never been there.
Jim: Dr. Rawlins, do you remember how we had helped build the runway? If we die like the others, our bones would be in the runway. In a way, it's ourrunway...
Dr. Rawlins: No it's their runway, Jim! Try not to think so much! Try not to think so much!
Basie: Jim, didn't I teach you anything?
Jim: Yes. You taught me that people will do anything for a potato.
Jim: We'll have to leave the camp.
Basie: That's the idea, Jim. First one side feeds you and the other side tries to get you killed, then it's turned around; it's all timing.