Quotes from Torchwood
"Out of Time" (Series 1)
Diane: If all this is true, then how do we get back?
Jack: You don't. According to history your plane never returned. I'm sorry.
Jack: Your background story should incorporate the skills you already have. For instance, John, you could have run a corner shop.
Jack: We can fake references.
John: You can't take away our names. For God's sake, man, it's all we've got left. My son's name. It's the name above my shop.
Jack: You're right. I didn't think. You should keep your name.
Diane Harris amazed at the door opening: How did it do that?
Ianto: It's automatic. It knows you're there.
Diane: But how?
Ianto: There are wave bouncing detectors which emit high-frequency radio waves and then look for reflections—
Ianto: Of course bananas are far more interesting.
Emma: How much food money have I got left?
Ianto: Fifteen pound 40. totaling up her candy haul. Twelve pounds 10. You'll ruin your teeth.
Emma: You sound like my mum.
Ianto: You all right?
Diane looking at the warning on a cigarette pack: What does that mean?
Diane: Can I take her up?
Owen: No. You could get arrested. You haven't got a license.
Diane: But I— Bugger. It's no longer valid.
John: That's an American accent, isn't it?
Jack: That's right.
John: How do you end up here. Doing whatever it is that you do?
Jack: It's a long story.
John: I'm a slow drinker. You know everything about me, what's the problem?
Jack: It's... complicated.
John: What, did you fall through time too?
Jack: Yeah, you could say that.
Owen: Let me get this straight. You expect equality and chivalry?
Diane: I don't see why they should be mutually exclusive.
Rhys: Your mum rang. Funny thing, she has no idea who Emma is.
Rhys: And I'm thinking back to you and me on the couch. Work calls, you go out in the middle of the night, and come back with a surprise relative. So let's have it, who exactly is Pollyanna? Aw, is it to do with work?
Gwen: It's so hard to explain.
Rhys: Do you even know her?
Gwen: She was lost. I'm sorry.
Rhys: What worries me is how easy it seems to be for you to lie to me, Gwen.
Gwen: It's like two worlds. There's Torchwood, and then there's real life.
Emma: That's why you've got to let me go.
John: Who are you?
Jack: A man like you out of his time. Alone and scared.
John: How do you cope?
Jack: It's just bearable. It has to be. I don't have a choice.
John: But I do. If you won't help me, let me go with some dignity. Don't you damn me to live.
John: The thing about love, is that you're always at its mercy.
Owen: Listen to me, there is no way back. You can't get home.
Diane: Then it'll take me somewhere new.