The Adventures of Tintin: Quotes

Compiled by Stacey Tuttle

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  • Sacharine: “You think it’s an accident that I chose Captain Haddock’s crew, ship…nothing is an accident.”


  • Captain Haddock: “Why do you think I drink?  Because I’ll never be like him.”  (referring to his heroic relative)


  • Haddock: “Do you know what you’re doing?”
  • Tintin: “More or less”
  • Haddock: “Which is it?  More…or less?”


  • Haddock: “I thought you were an optimist.
  • Tintin: “I’m not, I’m a realist”
  • Haddock:  “That’s just another name for a quitter.  You hit a wall, you push through it.”


  • Haddock to Tintin:  “There are plenty of people willing to call you a failure, loser… [etc.]  Don’t you ever say it of yourself.”