Christopher Columbus: [to the Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor] I recall our blessed Lord said: here is a new commandment I give to you. That you love one another as I loved you. Surely it is not blasphemy to take that message to the shores of Africa or across the ocean sea.
Christopher Columbus: You said my faith would light my way, yet all I see before me is a sea of darkness. Why your highness has God forsaken me?
Christopher Columbus: [to the prostitute who tried to mug him] Stick to your profession, beware the Genoese, and shun the Devil!
Christopher Columbus: All my life I feel I've been chasing the sun, and at last I feel I'm going to catch it.