Don't you see what's at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science—to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
Walter Reisch (1903–1963), Austrian screenwriter, and Charles Brackett (1892–1969), U.S. Henry Levin. Prof. Oliver Lindenbrook (James Mason), Journey to the Center of the Earth, trying to convince the college's trustees to finance an expedition to the earth's core (1959).