The boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, on the north we are bounded by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the Day of Judgment.
— Willian Blates
Mr. Banks: You see, Michael, you'll be part of... railways through Africa!
Mr. Dawes Sr.: Exactly!
Mr. Banks: Dams across the Nile!
Mr. Dawes Sr.: The ships! Tell them about the ships!
Mr. Banks: Fleets of ocean greyhounds!
Mr. Dawes Sr.: More! Tell them more!
Mr. Banks: Majestic, self-amortizing canals!
Mr. Dawes Sr.: How it fires the imagination!