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  • Alan Turing: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

  • Alan Turing: Of course machines can't think as people do. A machine is different from a person. Hence, they think differently. The interesting question is, just because something, uh.. thinks differently from you, does that mean it's not thinking? Well, we allow for humans to have such divergences from one another. You like strawberries, I hate ice-skating, you cry at sad films, I am allergic to pollen. What is the point of...of... different tastes, different... preferences, if not, to say that our brains work differently, that we think differently? And if we can say that about one another, then why can't we say the same thing for brains... built of copper and wire, steel?

  • Alan Turing: Machines can never think as humans do but just because something thinks differently from you, does it mean it's not thinking?

  • Alan Turing: Was I God? No. Because God didn't win the war. We did.

  • Alan Turing: I like solving problems, Commander. And Enigma is the most difficult problem in the world.
    Commander Denniston: Enigma isn't difficult, it's impossible. The Americans, the Russians, the French, the Germans, everyone thinks Enigma is unbreakable.
    Alan Turing: Good. Let me try and we'll know for sure, won't we?

  • Alan Turing: Think of it. A digital computer. Electrical brain.

  • Joan Clarke: I know it's not ordinary. But who ever loved ordinary?

  • Alan Turing: Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. but remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes... hollow.

  • Joan Clarke: Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn't for you. I read up, on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, if you wish you could have been normal... I can promise you I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren't.

  • Commander Denniston: Have you ever won a war, Turing? I have. Do you know how it's done? Order, discipline, chain of command. You're not at university any longer. You are a very small cog in a very large system. And you will do as your commanding officer instructs.
    Commander Denniston: Yes
    Alan Turing: (clears throat) Who-who is your commanding officer?
    Commander Denniston: Winston Churchill, Number 10 Downing Street, London, SW1.

  • Alan Turing: Are you paying attention?

  • Alan Turing: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

  • Alan Turing: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

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