Real Quotes of Titanic passengers and crew


Hitch

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Can anybody post Quotes of what might have been said on the Titanic?
I'm looking for the Quote that the Crew had said to the passengers when they board the ship. (Something like, "Hi, can I see your Ticket?) I really have to be sure.

Thank you so much.

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Heres another Quote:

- 'Men, you have done your full duty, you can do no more. Abandon your cabin.
You look out for yourselves, I release you. That's the way of it at this kind of time. Every man for himself.'

Capt. E.J. Smith
 

Bob Godfrey

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Carl, I don't think anybody was so impressed by the wording used during the ticket inspection that they felt the need to record it for posterity. However, you may be certain that "Hi" was not involved. If it helps, the traditional greeting of the ticket inspector on British trains, buses and trams has always been a simple "Tickets, please!"
 

Hitch

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Thanks Bob. That really helps.
Did they also said where they had to go to find there cabins?
 

Bob Godfrey

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Passengers would not have been given directions, but rather escorted to their cabin areas (1st and 2nd Class individually, 3rd Class in groups). The crew weren't following any standard script, if that's what you had in mind. But if you're writing a script yourself, they might typically have said to 1st and 2nd Class passengers "This way, please, Sir/Madam" and to 3rd Class "Follow me. Hurry along there!" or in many cases just used gestures and/or pigin English because of course not all passengers understood the language.
 

Hitch

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Oh, thank you so much Bob.
I am writing a script, and I really did end know what they would say, because it has to be realistic.

So and (if I may ask another question here.) what where to possibilities to get your luggage in your cabin. (If you where a first class passenger?)

Thank you so much my friend.
Your really helping me out here.

-Carl
 

Dave Gittins

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Carl, luggage was sorted out before sailing. Some was marked "Not wanted on the voyage" (or words to that effect) and put in the hold. Luggage containing things, mostly clothes, needed during the voyage was taken to the cabins by stewards. Some of the first class passengers in particular would have had large trunks in their cabins. Colonel Gracie mentions having several bags. Major Peuchen had a metal cash box in his cabin. Third class passengers are recorded as carrying various kinds of bags and bundles.
 
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My favorite quotes both involve Lightoller. When ordered to take command of Col. D, by Wilde, Lightoller replied "Not damn likely."
The other is when Lightller discovered Samuel Hemmings still on board and said, "Hemming, I thought you'd gone." The man replied, "Oh plenty of time yet sir." I love those quotes. Another favorite is Murdoch, attempting to load No. 7. "Come along ladies, this way please." I have this mental image of him, pumped up on adrenaline, probably still reeling from the collision, knowing the ship is sinking and having to be calm, cool, collected but firm. What a challenge for a man at any time, but especially under those circumstances.
 
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