Penny Peterson: If you're such a great parent, why is Ms. Grunion trying to take Sherman away from you?
Mr. Peabody: You used time-travel improperly... we must rewrite history in order to save the universe.
Sherman: Gimme a break! It's not like I want to hold her hand, or go to the park, or watch her while she's brushing her hair... or anything.
Judge: Mr. Peabody, you are a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. An advisor to heads of state. A captain of industry. Why would you want to adopt a boy?
Mr. Peabody: Because, your honor, when I found Sherman, it reminded me of how I started out in life. And now, I want to give him the one thing I always wanted. A home.
Judge: And you're sure you're capable of meeting all the challenges of raising a human boy?
Mr. Peabody: With all due respect, how hard could it be?
Penny Peterson: Um, hold up a second. Can you walk me through that, somebody?
King Tut: What he means, Penny, is that when I die they'll kill you too. And then they'll rip out your organs, stuff them in canopic jars, and then mummify whatever's left.
Penny Peterson: Okay, I'm seeing this now. Thank you. I'm going to go with them.
Mr. Peabody: This is the greatest collection of geniuses ever assembled! Surely we can come up with another way of getting to the past.
Leonardo da Vinci: I can-a build a catapult. And, we go very fast.
Albert Einstein: But, remember, as you approach the speed of light, gravity will get too strong.
Isaac Newton: Oh, indeed. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
Agamemnon: How about we just punch that big hole in the face?