- Mr Arthur Birling
- Arthur Birling says, ‘If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?’
- "There's every excuse for what your mother and I did- it turned out unfortunately, that's all-"
- "you'll hear some people say that war's inevitable. And to that I say-fiddlesticks!"
- "The Titanic...unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable"
- "We hardheaded businessmen must say something sometime."