James Delaney & Zilpha Geary - Quotes

1. Season

1. Episode

James: "Forgive me father for I have indeed sinned."

Zilpha: "Is hell opened up?"

Brace: "You look the same."
James: "I´m not."

James: "I have sworn to do many foolish things."

James: "People who do not know me soon come to understand that I do not have any sense."

James: "Sing for me like you once did as the river caught your tongue."

James: "I know things about the dead."

Zilpha: "He doesn't belong in this world."

James: "I'm not a fit man to be around children."

James: "I do know the evil you do because I was once a part of it."

2. Episode

James: "I have a use for you."

James: "I like to see what lies beneath."

James: "I have no love for the theatre."

James: "You used to straighten your skirts and march away like nothing had ever happened."

3. Episode

James: "I must beat the tide."

James: "I will ready my ship, so that when the time is right and the Company has fallen we can leave."

James: "There is enough treachery already surrounding us that there is no need for us to add to it."

James: "We used to talk to each other without words in dark corners."

James: "You should know that I am a very dangerous man."
Lorna: "I was told that, too."

Zilpha: "I used to think we were the same person."
James: "We are."
Zilpha: "We are not."

Thorne: "She doesn't want fucking oranges. We all know what she wants."

4. Episode

Cholmondeley: "You know, semen not ejaculated at the point of passion turns to poison and narrows the mind. Eventually you became an ape."
James: "So, ejaculate."

James: "Has the semen yet turned to poison?"

James: "You see me as I am."

James: "I don't dance."

5. Episode

James: "I am inside your heads, gentleman. Always."

James: "This is the Delaney household. We have no warmth here."

6. Episode

James: "Be very very careful now."

Brace: (about James) "He won't be dead, and he won't be happy. You can depend on that."

Dumbarton: "The enigma that is James Delaney."

James: "What did my sister say?"

James: "I will get rid of the body. No-one will know."
Zilpha: "Of course."

James: "Take that dress off. Take that fucking dress of now."

James: "I don't need to sleep. I need a ship."

James: "Huh! I need a ship. Just give me a fucking ship."

7. Episode

James: "You're among them now, aren't you? The ones who used to sing to me."

James: "Oh, justice, hello."

James: "What kind of rational man believes in justice?"

James: "I happen to like driving in nails. Takes your mind of the rain and off of a sinking ship."

Chichester: "Mr. Delaney, perhaps I should come back during daytime."
James: "Oh, no, no, there's no use. I am always like this. Please, carry on."

James: "I believed once that we were the same person."
Zilpha: "We are."
James: "We are not."
Zilpha: "We are."
James: "Not anymore."

James: "The lioness will fiercely protect her cubs, regardless of the consequences. Even if that means her certain death."

James: "You are wanted urgently downstairs. Mrs. Delaney is destroying the kitchen. She's about to ruin a duck."

James: "When my ship is ready, I will send for you."
Godfrey: "James, for God's sake, you don't have a bloody ship!"
James: "No. Not yet."

James: "I suggest that you leave very quickly and very, very quietly... or you can stay for the extreme violence that is coming your way. Your choice."

8. Episode

Zilpha: "Dear James, at last, I have found a way out of the cage in which I have been living. Eyes I didnít know I had were opened. I saw the limits of my life, the iron bars around my soul. At last, I found a way to slip between them. I intend to leave society, leave London, leave England behind, travel to a place where I will be free. It is a place where, someday, I hope we will meet, and be happy."

James: "The things I did in Africa make your transactions... I witnessed and participated in darkness that you cannot conceive."

Coop: "You promised to give me those names."
James: "Did I?" - "I must have lied."

Zilpha: "I'm planning to journey to heaven, James. I've realised the truth. My cage is my flesh. I can shed it. The River Thames will take me to God. Death is just the turning of a key in a lock. Whether God will accept me is another matter, perhaps my husband will have spoken of my betrayal. Or perhaps my feelings for you, unforgivable feelings for you, will mean the Thames will take me to a different place. Whatever my destination, if you survive your recklessness, please, keep some part of my soul inside your own."

James: "If she were dead, I would know it. I would hear her, and I would feel it...as if there were a door open in this very house. If she was in the river, she would sing to me. And I would hear her."

Zilpha: "James, you came back. You told me you loved me."
James: "My sister."
Zilpha: "James. You shall see me again."