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Quotes List

Series :The Original Series | The Next Generation | Deep Space Nine | Voyager | Enterprise | The Animated Series |

Quote Episode
"Check the circuit." - Spock to helmsman; the first words ever spoken on Star Trek.

"I'm tired of being responsible for 203 lives, and I'm tired of deciding which mission is too risky and which isn't, and who's going on the landing party and who doesn't... and who lives, and who dies." - Pike to Boyce

"I'll break out of this zoo somehow and get to you. Is your blood red like ours? I'm gonna find out!" - Pike to the Talosian

"We had not believed this possible. The customs and history of your race show a unique hatred for captivity. Even when it is pleasant and benevolent, you prefer death!" - Talosian to Pike

"Engage." - Pike to Number one, the first time the word was ever used in Trek.

TOS : The Cage
"The first thing I ever heard from upperclassmen was 'watch out for Lieutenant Kirk. In his class, you either think or sink.'" - Mitchell to Kirk

"Did you hear him joke about compassion? Above all, a 'god' needs compassion!" - Kirk to Dehner regarding Mitchell.

TOS : Where No Man Has Gone Before
"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It's five year mission : to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." - Kirk in the first use of the line.

Spock : "Has it occurred to you that there's a certain... inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you've already made up your mind about?"
Kirk : "It gives me emotional security."

Spock : "A very interesting game, this poker."
Kirk : "It does have advantages over chess."

TOS : The Corbomite Maneuver
"You'll find out that ships' captains are already married, girl, to their vessels. You'd find that out the first time you came between him and the ship." - Mudd to Eve

"Is this the kind of wife you want, Ben? Not someone to help you, not a wife to cook and sew and cry and need, but this kind? Selfish, vain, useless. Is this what you really want?" - Eve to Childress

TOS : Mudd's Women
"You can't afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith, and you lose command." - Spock to Kirk

"The intelligence, the logic - it appears that your half has most of that. And perhaps that's where most of man's essential courage comes from for you see, he was afraid and you weren't." - McCoy to Kirk

"He's dead, Jim." - McCoy to Kirk regarding the dog, the first use of the line in Star Trek.

"Being split in two halves is no theory with me, doctor. I have a human half, you see, as well as an alien half, submerged, constantly at war with each other. Personal experience, doctor. I survive it because my intelligence wins over both, makes them live together." - Spock to McCoy

TOS : The Enemy Within
"Mister Spock, sometimes I think if I hear that word frequency once more, I'll cry." - Uhura to Spock

"May the Great Bird of the galaxy bless your planet!" - Sulu to Rand

TOS : The Man Trap
"I can't change the laws of physics!" - Scott to Kirk in a much parodied quote

"My mother... I could never tell her I loved her." - Spock to Kirk

"This vessel. I give, she takes. She won't permit me my life. I've got to live hers." - Kirk to Spock

"Never lose you. Never." - Kirk to the Enterprise

Sulu : "I'll protect you, fair maiden!"
Uhura : "Sorry, neither!"

"No beach to walk on." Kirk, bemoaning the demands of Starfleet life
TOS : The Naked Time
"If I had the whole universe, I'd give it to you. When I see you I feel like I'm hungry all over. Hungry! Do you know how that feels?" - Charlie to Rand

"Charlie, there are a million things in this universe you can have and there are a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are." - Kirk to Charlie

TOS : Charlie X
"Leave any bigotry in your quarters. There's no room for it on the bridge." - Kirk to Stiles

Bones : "War is never imperative, Mister Spock."
Spock : "It is for them, Doctor."

"You're discussing tactics! Do you realise what this really comes down to? Millions and millions of lives hanging on what this vessel does next!" - McCoy to Spock

"I wish I were on a long sea voyage somewhere. Not too much deck tennis, no frantic dancing. And no responsibility." - Kirk to McCoy

"In this galaxy there's a mathamatical probability of three million Earth type planets. And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all of that... and perhaps more... only one of each of us." - McCoy to Kirk

"He's a sorcerer, that one! He reads the thoughts in my brain!" - Romulan Commander to Decius regarding Kirk

"You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you friend." - Romulan Commander to Kirk

TOS : Balance of Terror
Korby : "You think I could love a machine?"
Chapel : "Did you?"

Korby : "Can you imagine how life could be improved if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate?"
Kirk : "It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment. The other side of the coin, doctor."

"That was the equation! Existence! Survival must cancel out programming!" - - Ruk to Kirk

"Do you realize the number of discoveries lost because of superstition, of ignorance, of a layman's inability to comprehend?" - Korby to Kirk

TOS : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
"A cage is a cage, Jim." - McCoy to Kirk, unimpressed with his description of how humane the colony is.

"To all mankind. May we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth." - Adams' toast

"Interesting. Your Earth people glorify organized violence for forty centuries, but you imprison those who employ it privately." - Spock to McCoy

"One of the advantages of being a captain, doctor, is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it." - Kirk to Noel

"Open your mind... we move together, our minds sharing the same thoughts." - Spock performing a meld on Van Gelder

"Can you imagine the mind, emptied by that thing? Without even a tormentor for company?" - Kirk to Spock about Adams

TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"Now, this is marvelous. The most horrible conglomeration of antique architecture I've ever seen." - McCoy to Kirk.

"Life prolongation. Didn't have much luck, did they?" - McCoy to Kirk.

"Back on the ship, I used to try to get you to look at my legs. Captain, look at my legs." - Rand to Kirk.

"I never get involved with older women, Yeoman." - Kirk to Rand.

TOS : Miri
"The chain of command is often a noose." - McCoy to Spock

"And this ship. All this power. Surging and throbbing, yet under control. Are you like that, captain?" - Lenore to Kirk. Oh my!

McCoy : "Do you play God? Carry his head through the corridors in triumph? That won't bring back the dead, Jim."
Kirk : "No. But they may rest easier."

"Blood thins. The body fails. One is finally grateful for a failing memory." - Karidian to Kirk

Lenore : "You are like your ship. Powerful, and not human. There is no mercy in you."
Kirk : "If he is Kodos, then I've shown him more mercy than he deserves."

"We've armed man with tools. Striving for greatness continues." - Kirk to Kodos, in response to the latter's claim that modern life has dehumanized Mankind.

Lenore : "All the ghosts are dead. I've buried them. There's no more blood on your hands!"
Kodos : "Oh my child, my child! You've left me nothing!"

TOS : The Conscience of the King
"It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six, doctor." - Spock to McCoy

"Mister Scott, there are always alternatives." - Spock to Scotty, a much used quote

"Mister Spock, respect is a rational process! Did it ever occur to you they might react emotionally? With anger?" - McCoy to Spock

"I'm sick and tired of this machine!" - Boma to McCoy regarding Spock

"It may be the last action you'll ever take, Mister Spock, but it was all human." - McCoy to Spock

"I examined the problem for all angles and it was plainly hopeless. Logic informed me that under the circumstances the only possible action would have to be one of desperation. A logical descision, logically arrived at." - Spock to Kirk

TOS : The Galileo Seven
"All of my old friends look like doctors. All of his look like you." - McCoy to Shaw

McCoy : "Mister Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known."
Spock : "Why, thank you, doctor."

"It is impossible for Captain Kirk to act out of panic or malice. It is not in his nature." - Spock to Areel.

"I speak of rights. A machine has none; a Man must! My client has the right to face his accuser. And if you do not grant him that right you have brought us down to the level of the machine. Indeed you have elevated that machine above us! I ask that my motion be granted. And more than that, Gentlemen... in the name of humanity, fading in the shadow of the machine... I demand it. I DEMAND IT!" - Samuel T. Cogley to the Court

TOS : Court Martial
"RHIP Captain... rank hath its privileges." - Commodore Mendez to Kirk.

"Now, that man can think anything we can, and love, hope, dream as much as we can. But he can't reach out and no one can reach in!" - McCoy to Kirk on Pike.

TOS : The Menagerie, Part 1
"You want me to test out my theory on your head?" - Pike to a Talosian, wondering if his weapon is actually working

"Captain Pike has an illusion, and you have reality. May you find your way as pleasant." - Talosian to Kirk.

TOS : The Menagerie, Part 2
"You've got your problems, I've got mine. But he's got ours, plus his, plus four hundred and thirty other people." - McCoy to Sulu on Kirk

Barrows : "Don't peek!"
McCoy : "My dear girl, I am a doctor. When I peek, it's in the line of duty."

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." - Kirk to Sulu

TOS : Shore Leave
"Do you know that you're one of the few predator species that preys even on itself?" - Trelane to Kirk

"I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose." - Spock to Trelane

"Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think 'interesting' would suffice." - Spock to McCoy

"You will hang by the neck, captain, until you are dead, dead, dead!" - Trelane to Kirk

"So this is victory! It has a sweet taste!" - Trelane to Kirk

"They're beings, Trelane. They have spirit. They're superior." - Trelane's Father to Trelane regarding Humanity

TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"You are still half savage. But there is hope." - Metron to Kirk

"We're a most promising species, mister Spock, as predators go. Did you know that?" - Kirk to Spock on Humanity.

TOS : Arena
"Jim, madness has no no purpose or reason. But it may have a goal." - Spock to Kirk

"I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I've simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar." - Spock to Lazarus

"Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure." - Kirk to McCoy

TOS : The Alternative Factor
"Well, gentlemen, we all have to take a chance. Especially if one is all you have." - Kirk to Spock and Scotty TOS : Tomorrow is Yesterday
"You said you wanted freedom. It's time you learned that freedom is never a gift. It has to be earned." - Kirk to Marphon

"Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life." - Kirk to Landru

Spock : "How often mankind has wished for a world as peaceful and secure as the one Landru provided."
Kirk : "Yes. And we never got it. Just lucky, I guess."

TOS : The Return of the Archons
"This is the captain. Condition... yellow alert. Phaser crews stand by. Deflector shields up. We're going in... peacefully, I hope. But, peacefully or not... we're going in." - Kirk to the crew.

"Sir, there's a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder." - Spock lying to an to Eminian.

"Diplomats! The best diplomat I know is a fully activated phaser bank!" - Scott to McCoy

Fox : "Diplomacy, gentlemen, should be a job left to diplomats. You will, of course, immediately resume a peaceful status."
Scott : "No, sir, I will not."
Fox : "What did you say!?"
Scott : "I'll not lower the screens, not until the captain tells me to."
Fox : "You are taking orders from me. You will lower the screens as a sign of good faith, my authority!"
Scott : "I know about your authority, but the screens stay up."
McCoy : "Mr. Fox, they faked a message from the captain, they've launched an attack against our ship. You want us to trust them openly?"
Fox : "I want you to obey my lawful orders!"
Scott : "No, sir. I won't lower the screens."
Fox : "Your refusal to comply with my orders has endangered the entire success of this mission! I can have you sent to a penal colony!"
Scott : "You can, sir, but I won't lower the screens."
Fox : "Your name will figure prominently in my report to the Federation Central."

McCoy : "Well, Scotty, now you've done it!"
Scott : "Aye. The haggis is in the fire for sure."

"This is the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise. All cities and installations on Eminiar 7 have been located, identified, and fed into our fire control system. In 1 hour and 45 minutes, the entire inhabited surface of your planet will be destroyed. You have that long to surrender your hostages." - Scotty to the Eminians

"Death, destruction, disease, horror. That's what war is all about, Anan. That's what makes it a thing to be avoided. You've made it neat and painless, so neat and painless you've had no reason to stop it!" - Kirk to Anan

"We're human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands, but we can stop it! We can admit that we're killers, but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes... knowing that we won't kill today." - Kirk to Anan 7.

TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"If I can have honesty, it's easier to overlook mistakes." - Kirk to McGivers

"Superior ability breeds superior ambition." - Spock to Kirk

Kirk : "You have a tendency to express ideas in military terms, Mr. Khan. This is a social occasion."
Khan : "It has been said that social occasions are only warfare concealed. Many prefer it more honest, more open."

Khan : "We offered the world order!"
Kirk : "'We'?"

"Go! Or stay... but do it because it is what you wish to do!" - Khan to McGivers

TOS : Space Seed
"I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question." - Spock to Leila

"I am what I am, Leila. And if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's." - Spock to Leila

"Maybe we weren't meant for Paradise. Maybe we were meant to fight our way through, struggle, claw our way up, scratch for every inch of the way. Maybe we can't stroll to music of the lute, we must march to the sound of drums." - Kirk to McCoy

"I have little to say about it, Captain, except that for the first time in my life... I was happy." - Spock to Kirk

TOS : This Side of Paradise
"I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!" - McCoy to Kirk TOS : The Devil in the Dark
"Smile and smile! I don't trust men who smile too much." - Kor to the Organians.

"Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your culture. Despite that Mister Spock and I are going to go out there and quite probably die, in an attempt to show you that there are some things worth dying for." - Kirk to Ayelbourne

Kirk : "We have the right –"
Ayelborne : "To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? Is that what you're defending?"

"It is true that in the future, you and the Klingons will become fast friends. You will work together." - Ayelborne to Kirk

"I should say the Organians are as far above us on the evolutionary scale as we are above the amoeba." - Spock to Kirk.

"Even the gods did not spring into being overnight. You and I have nothing to be ashamed of." - Spock to Kirk.

TOS : Errand of Mercy
"Captain, you're asking me to work with equipment which is hardly very far ahead of stone knives and bearskins." - Spock to Kirk TOS : The City on the Edge of Forever
"Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled." - Spock to McCoy.

"Mister Spock is the best first officer in the fleet." - McCoy to Kirk, confessing his secret admiration for Spock.

"I am free of it and the pain. And I'm also quite blind. An equitable trade, doctor. Thank you." - Spock to McCoy.

TOS : Operation: Annihilate!
"Very bad poetry, Captain" - Spock to Kirk, when asked for an analysis of the witches. TOS : Catspaw
"We're on a thousand planets and spreading out. We cross fantastic distances and everything's alive, Cochrane. Life everywhere. We estimate there are millions of planets with intelligent life. We haven't begun to map them." - Kirk to Cochrane

"Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome." - Kirk to the Companion.

"But I've never been loved. Never. What kind of life is that? Not to be loved, never to have shown love? And he runs away from love." - Hedford to Kirk about Cochrane

"Loneliness. This is loneliness. What a bitter thing... oh Zephram, it's so sad! How do you bear it, this loneliness?" - The Companion to Cochrane

TOS : Metamorphosis
"Perhaps to be a Teer is to see in new ways. I begin to like you, Earthman... and I saw fear in the Klingon's eye." - Maab to Kirk

"Look, I'm a doctor, not an escalator!" - McCoy to Spock

Eleen : "No. Here, child belongs to husband."
McCoy : "So, they take all the credit here. Poppycock!"

"There's an old, old saying on Earth, Mr Sulu. 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.'" - Scotty to Sulu.

"I think you're both going to be insufferably pleased with yourselves for at least a month, sir!" - Spock to Kirk and McCoy

TOS : Friday's Child
"Human flesh against human flesh. We're the same! We share the same history, the same heritage, the same lives. We're tied together beyond any untie. Man or woman, it makes no difference - we're Human! We couldn't escape each other, even if we wanted to. That's how you do it, Lieutenant. By remembering who and what you are - a bit of flesh and blood afloat in a universe without end. The only thing that's truly yours is the rest of humanity. That's where our duty lies." - Kirk to Palamas.

"We've outgrown you. You asked for something we can no longer give." - Kirk to Apollo, on the latter's need for worship.

TOS : Who Mourns for Adonais?
Spock : "Miss Chapel."
Chapel : "Yes, Mister Spock?"
Spock : "I had a most startling dream. You were trying to tell me something... but I couldn't hear you. It would be illogical for us to protest against our natures, don't you think?"
(talk about subtext...)

Spock : "Would you beam down to the planet's surface and stand with me? There is a brief ceremony."
Kirk : "Is it permitted?"
Spock : "It is my right. By tradition the male is accompanied by his closest friends."
Kirk : "Thank you Mister Spock."
Spock : "I also request McCoy accompany me."
McCoy : "I shall be honoured, sir."

"What thee are about to see comes down from the time of the beginning, without change. This is the Vulcan heart. This is the Vulcan soul. This is our way." - T'Pau to Kirk regarding the ceremony

Spock : "He does not know! I will do... what I must... T'Pau, but not with him! His blood does not burn. He is my friend!"
T'Pau : "It is said thy Vulcan blood is thin. Are thee Vulcan, or are thee human?"

"That's T'Pau, of Vulcan. All of Vulcan in one package. How can I back out in front of her?"- Kirk to McCoy.

Spock : "I see no logic in preferring Stonn over me."
T'Pring : "You have become much known among our people, Spock. Almost a legend. And as the years went by, I came to know that I did not want to be the consort of a legend. But by the laws of our people, I could only divorce you by the Kal-if-fee. There was also Stonn who wanted very much to be my consort. And I wanted him. If your Captain were victor, he would not want me, so I would have Stonn. If you were victor, you would free me because I had dared to challenge, and again I would have Stonn. But if you did not free me, it would be the same. For you would be gone. And I would have your name and your property, and Stonn would still be there."
Spock : "Logical. Flawlessly logical."
T'Pring : "I am honoured."

Spock : "Stonn; she is yours. After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

Spock : "Live long, T'Pau and prosper."
T'Pau : "Live long and prosper, Spock."
Spock : "I shall do neither. I have killed my Captain... and my friend."
(This is the first time this phrase is used.)

TOS : Amok Time
"They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is. Right out of hell, I saw it!" - Decker to Kirk.

"The commander is responsible for the lives of his crew, and for their deaths. Well, I should have died with mine." - Decker recording his last words.

"To blazes with regulations! You can't let him take command when you know he's wrong." - McCoy to Spock on Commodore Decker.

"Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard." - Kirk to Spock, perfectly calm as death approaches.

Kirk : "He gave his life in an attempt to save others. Not the worst way to go."
Spock : "Indeed, Captain. I presume your log will show Commodore Decker died in the line of duty."
Kirk : "Indeed it shall, Mr. Spock."

"Ironic, isn't it? Way back in the 20th century, the H-Bomb was the ultimate weapon - their doomsday machine. We used something like it to destroy another doomsday machine. Probably the first time such a weapon has ever been used for constructive purposes." - Kirk to Spock.

TOS : The Doomsday Machine
"Yes, there is something here. Something terrible... I feel its presence. Fear, anger, hatred! Anger feeds the flame. Oh! Oh! There is evil here. Monstrous, terrible evil! Consuming hunger! Hatred of all that lives... hatred of women. A hunger that never dies. It is strong, overpowering. An ancient terror. It has a name... Beratis, Kesla, Redjac! Devouring all life, all light. A hunger that will never die! Redjac! Redjac!" - Sybo in her trance.

"Of course he knew her. They were to be married, but he behaved disgracefully. Unheard of! He was jealous of her!" - Tark to Kirk and Jaris.

"Humans and humanoids make up only a small percentage of the life forms we know of." - Spock to Kirk.

"Computer, this is a Class A compulsory directive : compute to the last digit, the value of pi." - Spock gives an impossible order to the computer.

TOS : Wolf in the Fold
"This unit is different. It is well ordered." - Nomad to Kirk regarding Spock. TOS : The Changeling
"The Garden of Eden was just outside Moscow. A very nice place. It must have made Adam and Eve very sad to leave." - Chekov to McCoy

"Well there goes paradise." - McCoy on finding that Vaal does not allow holding and touching.

"The good doctor was concerned that the Vaalians achieve true human stature. I submit there is no cause for worry. They've taken the first step - they've learned to kill." - Spock to Kirk

TOS : The Apple
"Terror must be maintained or the Empire is doomed. It is the logic of history." - Mirror Spock to Kirk.

"You're a man of integrity in both universes, Mr. Spock." - Kirk to Mirror Spock.

"I submit to you that your Empire is illogical because it cannot endure. I submit that you are illogical to be a willing part of it." - Kirk to Mirror Spock.

"May I point out, that I had an opportunity to observe your counterparts here quite closely. They where brutal, savage, unprincipled, uncivilised, traitorous. In every way splendid examples of Homo sapiens, the very flower of humanity. I found them quite refreshing." - Spock to Kirk and McCoy.

TOS : Mirror, Mirror
"Give us some more blood, Chekov.' 'The needle won't hurt, Chekov.' 'Take of your shirt, Chekov.' 'Roll over, Chekov.' 'Breath deeply, Chekov.' 'Blood sample, Chekov.' 'Marrow sample, Chekov.' 'Skin sample, Chekov.' If... if I live long enough, I'm going to run out of samples." - Chekov to Sulu. TOS : The Deadly Years
"Spock, you're going to love it here. They all talk just the way you do." - Mudd to Spock

"She urged me on into outer space. Not that she meant to, but with her continual, eternal, confounded nagging... Well, I think of her constantly. And every time I do, I go further out into space." - Mudd to Kirk regarding his wife.

"Knowledge, sir, should be free to all." - Harry Mudd to Spock.

"What is man but that lofty spirit, that sense of ... enterprise. That devotion to something that cannot be sensed, cannot be realized, but only dreamed. The highest reality" - Kirk

"Human beings do not survive on bread alone, you poor, soulless creature, but on the nourishments of liberty. For what indeed is a man without freedom, naught but a mechanism, trapped in the cogwheels of eternity." - Harry to Norman

"Logic is a little tweeting bird chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell bad. Are you sure your circuits are registering correctly? Your ears are green." - Spock on logic.

TOS : I, Mudd
"I have never questioned the orders or the intelligence of any representative of the Federation. Until now." - Kirk to Baris

"Oh, I just remembered! There is one Earthman who doesn't remind me of a Regulan bloodworm. That's Kirk. A Regulan bloodworm is soft and shapeless. But Kirk isn't soft. Kirk may be a swaggering, overbearing, tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood! But he's not soft." - Korax to Scotty.

Korax : "Of course, I'd say that Captain Kirk deserves his ship. We like the Enterprise! We really do! That sagging old rust bucket is designed like a garbage scow. Half the quadrant knows it. That's why they're learning to speak Klingonese."
Chekov : "Mr. Scott!"
Scotty : "Laddie... don't you think you should... rephrase that?"
Korax : "You're right, I should. I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS garbage!"
Scotty stands up and punches him in the face.

Baris : "In my opinion, you have taken this important project far too lightly."
Kirk : "On the contrary, sir. I think of this project as very important. It is you I take lightly."

"Before they went into warp I transferred the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they'll be no tribble at all." - Scotty to Kirk.

TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
"Once, just once, I would like to land somewhere and say 'Behold, I am the Archangel Gabriel.'" - McCoy to Spock.

"My world, Proconsul, is my vessel, my oath, my crew." - Kirk to Claudius.

"I'm trying to thank you, you pointed-eared hobgoblin!" - McCoy to Spock.

"Do you know why you're not afraid to die, Spock? You're more afraid of living. Each day you stay alive is just one more day you might slip and let your human half peek out." - McCoy to Spock.

"You're a Roman, Kirk, or you should have been!" - Claudius, expressing his man-crush on Kirk.

"You may not understand because you're centuries beyond anything as crude as television." - Claudius to Kirk.

"I'm afraid you have it all wrong, all of you. I've been monitoring some of their old-style radio waves, the empire spokesman trying to ridicule their religion, but he couldn't. Well, don't you understand? It's not the sun up in the sky... it's the son of God." - Uhura to Kirk.

TOS : Bread and Circuses
"Tellarites do not argue for reasons. They simply argue." - Sarek to Gav.

"At the time it seemed the logical thing to do." - Sarek to Spock on marrying Amanda.

TOS : Journey to Babel
"And you have ways as far above fire-sticks as the sky above our world!" - Nona to Kirk.

"We once were as you are – spears, arrows. There came a time when our weapons grew faster than our wisdom, and we almost destroyed ourselves. We learned from this to make a rule during all our travels; never to cause the same to happen to other worlds." - Kirk explaining the Prime Directive to Nona and Tyree.

"I thought my people would grow tired of killing. But you were right. They see that it is easier than trading... and it has pleasures." Apella to the Klingon.

Kirk : "Bones, do you remember the 20th century brush wars on the Asian continent? Two giant powers involved, much like the Klingons and ourselves. Neither side could pull out."
McCoy : "Yes. It went on bloody year after bloody year!"
Kirk : "What would you have suggested, that one side arm its friends with an overpowering weapon? Mankind would never have lived to travel space if they had! No. The only solution is what happened back then. Balance of power."
McCoy : "And if the Klingons give their side even more?"
Kirk : "Then we arm our side with exactly that much more. A balance of power - the trickiest, most difficult, dirtiest game of them all. But the only one that preserves both sides."

"Well, Jim, here's another morsel of agony for you. Since Tyree won't fight, he will be one of the first to die." - McCoy to Kirk.

Nona : "You are here because I wished you here."
Kirk : "Oh? I thought it was my idea."
Nona : "Yes. They always believe they come of free will."

"Tomorrow... in the palm of her hands." - Kirk to McCoy, on the phaser Nona stole.

McCoy : "Well, you got what you wanted."
Kirk : "Not what I wanted, Bones. What had to be."

Kirk : "Spock, ask Scotty how long it would take him to reproduce a hundred flintlocks."
Scotty : "I didn't get that exactly, Captain. A hundred what?"
Kirk : "A hundred... serpents. Serpents for the garden of Eden. We're very tired, Mr. Spock. Beam us up home."

TOS : A Private Little War
Bones : "You're going to leave here without them and run off on some wild goose chase halfway across the galaxy just because you found a discrepancy in a hydrogen cloud?"
Spock : "Doctor I am chasing the Captain, Lieutenant Uhura and Ensign Chekov, not some wild aquatic fowl."

"A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior, mentally or otherwise." - Kirk to the Providers.

TOS : The Gamesters of Triskelion
"Monsters come in many forms. You know the greatest monster of them all, Jim? Guilt." - McCoy to Kirk.

"Intuition, however illogical, Mister Spock, is recognized as a command prerogative." - Kirk to Spock. "You know, self-pity's a terrible first course. Why don't you try the soup instead?" - Chapel to Garrovick.

"Crazy way to travel! Spreading a man's molecules all over the universe!" - McCoy to Spock on the transporter.

Scotty : "Captain, thank heaven!"
Spock : "Mr Scott, there was no deity involved. It was my cross-circuiting to B that recovered them."
McCoy : "Well then, thank pictchforks and pointed ears."

TOS : Obsession
"I've noticed that about your people. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours." - Spock to McCoy.

"We're on a difficult mission, but it's not the first time. Our orders do not say 'stay alive' or 'retreat'. Our mission is to investigate." - Kirk to crew.

"Here we are. Antibodies of our own galaxy, attacking an invading germ. It would be ironic indeed if that were our sole destiny, wouldn't it?" - McCoy to Kirk.

"Shut up, Spock! We're rescuing you!" - McCoy to Spock.

TOS : The Immunity Syndrome
Kirk : "No, I don't think you're stupid, Mister Krako. I just think your behavior is arrested."
Krako : "I haven't been arrested in my whole life!"

Oxmyx : "Nobody helps nobody but himself."
Spock : "Sir, you are employing a double negative."

"The most co-operative man in this world is a dead man. And if you don't keep your mouth shut, you're going to be co-operating." Oxmyx to Spock.

"Captain, you are an excellent star ship commander, but as a taxi driver... you leave much to be desired." - Spock to Kirk.

"I would advise yas to keep dialin', Oxmyx!" - Spock threatening Oxmyx with a gun.

TOS : A Piece of the Action
"I think we're somewhat alike, Captain. Each of us cares less about our own safety then for the lives of our command. We feel pain when others suffer for our mistakes. Your punishment shall be to watch them die." - Rojan to Kirk.

Kelinda : "These are lovely. Captain Kirk, what is it you call them?"
Kirk : "Flowers. I don't know the variety."
Kelinda : "Our memory tapes tell us of such things on Kelvan. Crystals that form with such rapidity, they seem to grow. They look like this fragile thing somewhat. We call them Sahsheer."
Kirk : "A rose by any other name."
Kelinda : "Captain?"
Kirk : "A quote from a great human poet, Shakespeare. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

"This business of love. You have devoted much literature to it. Why do you build such a mystique around a simple biological function?" - Kelinda to Kirk.

"Yes, Humans are very peculiar. I often find them unfathomable, but an interesting psychological study." - Spock to Rojan.

Rojan : "I told her to stay away from him."
Spock : "It would appear, sir, that you have little control over her. Or perhaps Captain Kirk has more."

Tomar : "Very interesting. But I feel rather strange."
[He falls off his chair, unconscious. Scotty picks up the bottle and smiles at it.]
Scotty : "We did it, you and me. Put him right under the table!"

"Look what's happened in the short time you've been exposed to us. What do you think will happen in three centuries? When this ship gets to Kelva, the people on it will be human. They'll be aliens. Enemies!" - Kirk to Rojan.

Rojan : "You would really do that? You would extend welcome to invaders?"
Kirk : "No, but we would welcome friends
TOS : By Any Other Name
"One day our minds became so powerful, we dared think of ourselves as gods." - Sargon to Kirk.

"Oh, you are a lovely female. A pleasant sight to wake up to after half a million years!" - Henoch to Chapel.

"They used to say if man could fly he'd have wings. But he did fly. He discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon? Or that we hadn't gone on to Mars and then to the nearest star? That's like saying you wish that you still operated with scalpels, and sewed your patients up with catgut like your great great great great grandfather used to. I'm in command. I could order this... but I'm not. Because Doctor McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this. But I must point out that the possibilities, the potential for knowledge and advancement is equally great. Risk! Risk is our business, that's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her!" - Kirk to crew.
TOS : Return to Tomorrow
"What he's saying, Spock, is that a man who holds that much power, even with the best intentions, just can't resist the urge to play god." - McCoy to Spock. TOS : Patterns of Force
"There are certain things men must do to remain men." - Kirk to Daystrom

"Did you see the love light in Spock's eyes? The right computer finally came along!" - McCoy to Kirk

"Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them." - Spock to Kirk

Wesley : "Our compliments to the M-5 unit, and regards to Captain Dunsel. Wesley out."
McCoy : "Dunsel? Who the blazes is Captain Dunsel? What does it mean, Jim? Spock? What does it mean?"
Spock : "Dunsel, Doctor, is a term used by Midshipmen at Starfleet Academy. It refers to a part which serves no useful purpose."

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. You could feel the wind at your back in those days. The sounds of the sea beneath you. And even if you take away the wind and the water, it's still the same. The ship is yours. You can feel her. And the stars are still there, Bones." - Kirk to McCoy on being a Captain.

Spock : "Most illogical. Of all people, he should have known how the computer would perform. Of course,
the M-5 itself has not behaved logically."
McCoy : "Please, Spock, do me a favour and don't say it's fascinating."
Spock : "No. But it is... interesting."

"I've developed a method of impressing human engrams upon the computer circuits. The relays are not unlike the synapse of the brain. M-5 thinks, Captain." - Daystrom to Kirk.

"All ships damaged in unprovoked attack. Excalibur Captain Harris and First Officer dead. Many casualties. We have damage, but are still able to manoeuvre. The Enterprise refuses to answer, and is continuing attack. I still have an effective battle force and believe the only way to stop the Enterprise is to destroy her. Request permission to proceed." - Wesley messaging Starfleet.

"You are my greatest creation, the unit to save men. You must not destroy men." _Daystrom to M-5.

"To kill is a breaking of civil and moral laws we've lived by for thousands of years. You've murdered hundreds of people. We've murdered. How can we repay that?" - Daystrom to M-5.

"I am most impressed with the technology, Captain. Doctor Daystrom has created a mirror image of his own mind." - Spock to Kirk.

"Destroyed, Kirk? No! We're invincible! Look what we've done! Your mighty starships - four toys, to be crushed as we choose!" - Daystrom to Kirk, cracking up under the strain.

"Compassion. That's the one thing no machine ever had. Maybe it's the one thing that keeps men ahead of them." - McCoy to Kirk

"It would be most interesting to impress your memory engrams on a computer, doctor. The resulting torrential flood of illogic would be most entertaining." - Spock to McCoy

TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"...Liberty and freedom have to be more than just words." - Kirk to Spock justifing yet another prime directive violation. TOS : The Omega Glory
"That's why some of my generation are kinda crazy and rebels, you know? We wonder if we're going to be alive when we're thirty." - Roberta Lincoln to Gary Seven. TOS : Assignment: Earth
"Physical reality is consistent with universal laws. When the laws do not operate, there is no reality." - Spock to McCoy TOS : Spectre of the Gun
"Mister Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That's the only planet in this galaxy that can make that claim." - Kirk to Spock

"Captain, that ancient custom called 'spanking'. What is it?" - Elan to Kirk.

TOS : Elaan of Troyius
"My bairns! My poor bairns!" - Scotty, bemoaning the abuse of his engines TOS : The Paradise Syndrome
"Military secrets are the most fleeting of all." - Spock to the Romulan Commander TOS : The Enterprise Incident
"Without followers, evil cannot spread." - Spock to Kirk TOS : And the Children Shall Lead
"Brain, brain! What is brain?" - Kara to Kirk TOS : Spock's Brain
"Most of us are attracted by beauty and repelled by ugliness. One of the last of our prejudices." - Kirk to Marvick

"This thing you call language, though, most remarkable. You depend on it for so very much... but is any one of you really its master?" - Kollos via Spock.
TOS : Is There in Truth no Beauty?
"I'm a doctor, not a coal miner!" - McCoy to Spock

"Your actions were spontaneous. Everything that is truest and best in all species of beings has been revealed by you. Those are the qualities that make a civilization worthy to survive." - Lal

TOS : The Empath
"At critical moments men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see." - Spock to McCoy TOS : The Tholian Web
Spock: "Indeed, Doctor, the young lady did show a marked preference for your company."
McCoy: "Now, nobody can blame her for that, can they?"

Fabrini Man : "Years ago I climbed the mountains... even though it was forbidden."
Kirk : "Why is it forbidden?"
Fabrini Man : "I am not sure. But things are not as they teach us. For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky!"

TOS : For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
"Those who hate and fight must stop themselves, Doctor. Otherwise it is not stopped." - Spock to McCoy

"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man with a knife." - Klingon to Kang.

"We need no urging to hate humans! But for the present... only a fool fights in a burning house." - Kang to Kirk.

TOS : Day of the Dove
"I guess we weren't sufficiently... entertaining." - Kirk.

"You think that's what I want? Become one of them? Become my own enemy? Just lie around like a big blob of nothing and have things done for me? No, sir... if I want to do something, I'll do it for myself! If I want to laugh or cry, I'll do it for myself! You can keep your precious power! All I ask is one thing... if you do make it out of here, take me with you!" - Alexander to McCoy

"I could have had your power, but I didn't want it. I could have had your position, your place, right now! But the sight of you and your academicia sickens me. Despite your brains, you're the most comtemptable beings who ever lived in this universe!" - Alexander to Parmen.

TOS : Plato's Stepchildren
"Oh there is a scientific explanation for it. But all that really matters is that you can see me, and talk to me and we can go on from there." - Deela to Kirk. TOS : Wink of an Eye
"Beauty is transitory, doctor." - Spock to McCoy TOS : That Which Survives
"What's the matter with you? Do you hear Spock - your planet's dead! There's no one alive on Cheron because of hate! Give yourselves time to grieve, give up your hate! You're welcome to live with us. Listen to me! You both must end up dead if you don't stop hating!" - Kirk to Lokai and Bele.

Spock : "All that matters to them is their hate."
Uhura : "Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?"
Kirk : "No. But that's all they have left."

TOS : Let that be Your Last Battlefield
"How can we be powerful enough to wipe out a planet and still be so helpless?" - McCoy to Scotty TOS : Whom Gods Destroy
"We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock to bridge crew TOS : The Mark of Gideon
"When the personality of a human is involved, exact predictions are hazardous." - McCoy to Spock.

"Well, this is an Enterprise first. Doctor McCoy, Mister Spock, and Engineer Scott find themselves in complete agreement! Can I stand the strain?" - Kirk to Spock and McCoy

TOS : The Lights of Zetar
"Father, are we so sure of our methods that we never question what we do?" - Droxine to Plasus TOS : The Cloud Minders
"I am proud of what I am. I believe in what I do. Can you say that?" - Chekov to Irina.

"Herbert! Herbert! Herbert! Herbert!" - Space hippies to Kirk.

TOS : The Way to Eden
Rayna: "What is loneliness?
Flint: "It is thirst, it is a flower dying in the desert."
TOS : Requiem for Methuselah
"There's no honerable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy; there is nothing good in war except it's ending" - Abraham Lincoln to Kirk. TOS : The Savage Curtain
"After all a library serves no purpose unless someone is using it." - Mr Atoz to Spock. TOS : All Our Yesterdays
"Doctor, I've seen the Captain feverish, sick, drunk, delirious, terrified, overjoyed, boiling mad. But up to now I have never seen him red faced with hysteria." - Scotty to McCoy.

"It may not be scientific, but if Mr. Spock thinks it happens then it must be logical." - Scotty to McCoy.

"Headquarters has it's problems and we have ours. And right now the Captain of the Enterprise is our problem." - Scotty to McCoy.

TOS : Turnabout Intruder
"Let's see what's out there..." - Picard ordering the Enterprise into the unknown.

"Treat her like a lady and she'll always bring you home." - McCoy to Data on the Enterprise-D

TNG : Encounter at Farpoint
"You jewel, that's exactly what I wanted to hear!" - Yar to Data on discovering that he is 'fully functional' in matters of sexuality. TNG : The Naked Now
"In my world it's a greater honour to refuse..." - Yar when Yareena challenges her to fight for her honour. TNG : Code of Honor
"Fear is the true enemy. The only enemy." - Riker to Portal TNG : The Last Outpost
"In three centuries of space travel we've charted just 11% of our galaxy. And then... we accomplish this." - Kozinsky on the Enterprise being hurled into another galaxy. TNG : Where No One Has Gone Before
"The search for knowledge is always our primary mission." - Picard to Crusher. TNG : Lonely Among Us
"Nice planet." - Worf to Riker, hugging Rivan.

"I'm with Starfleet; we don't lie." - Wesley to the Mediator.

"Sharing an orbit with God is no small experience." - Troi to Picard.

"There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions." - Picard to the Edo god.
TNG : Justice
"Let the dead rest, and the past remain the past." - Picard to Riker.

"As you hew-mons say... I'm all ears." - Kazago to Riker.

Picard : "Bok. Where is Bok?"
Riker : "Removed from command, sir, and placed under guard for his act of personal vengeance. Seems there was no profit in it."
Picard : "In revenge, there never is."
TNG : The Battle
"A macro head with a micro brain..." - Q on Worf, the first time he calls him micro brain. TNG : Hide and Q
"Please continue the 'petty bickering'." - Data to the party guests. TNG : Haven
"One look at you, sir, is proof that nothing is impossible." - Redblock to Data. TNG : The Big Goodbye
"If it feels awkward to be reminded that Data is a machine, just remember that we are merely a different variety of machine, in our case electrochemical in nature." - Picard to the bridge crew. TNG : Datalore
"In our society we share the responsibility and the pleasures equally." - Riker to Beata on Human gender equality (there wasn't much to choose from in this one.) TNG : Angel One
"If winning is not important, then Commander... why keep score?" - Worf to Riker.

"A blind man teaching an android how to paint? That's got to be worth a couple of pages in somebody's book!" - Riker to Data and Geordi.

"Blondes and Jazz seldom go together." - Riker, while creating Minuet.

"What's a knockout like you doing in a computer generated gin joint like this?" - Riker to Minuet.
TNG : 11001001
Picard: "The quest for youth, number one; so futile. Age and wisdom have their graces too."
Riker: "I wonder if one doesn't have to have age and wisdom to appreciate that, sir?"
TNG : Too Short a Season
"Things are only impossible until they are not." - Picard to Data. TNG : When the Bough Breaks
"Only fools have no fear..." - Worf to Wesley.

Remmick : "You don't like me very much, do you?"
Worf : "Is it required, sir?"
TNG : Coming of Age
"What magnificent battles we could have at the helm of this ship!" - Klingon to Worf on the Enterprise.

"Cowards take hostages, Klingons do not." - Worf to Yar.

"The true test of a warrior is not without, it is within!" - Worf to Korris.

"Yet in all you say, where are the words duty, honour, loyalty? Without which a warrior is nothing!" - Worf to Korris.

Korris : "You are a sham! My words were dust upon the ground! Your blood has no fire! You are weak like them! I don't care what you look like you are no Klingon!"
Worf : "Perhaps not." (Worf shoots Korris, killing him.)
TNG : Heart of Glory
"The name of my ship is the Lollipop. It's a good ship." - Riker to the Rice image. TNG : The Arsenal of Freedom
"Beverly the prime directive is not just a set of rules. It is a philosophy, and a very correct one. History has proved again and again that whenever Mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disasterous." - Picard to Crusher TNG : Symbiosis
"You say you are true evil? Let me tell you what true evil is. It is to submit to you. It is when we surrender our freedom, our dignity, instead of defying you." - Picard to Armus.

"So you will understand when I say that death is that state in which one exists only in the memories of others. Which is why it is not an end." - Yar's image to her friends.

TNG : Skin of Evil
"Enough of this self indulgence." - Picard chiding himself for spending time on personal matters. TNG : We'll Always Have Paris
"Swimming is too much like... bathing!" - Worf on the horrors of being clean. TNG : Conspiracy
"I am never critical of any member of my staff being curious." - Picard. TNG : The Neutral Zone
"One is my name. The other is not." - Data to Pulaski, on her mispronunciation of his name. TNG : The Child
"Yes. Absolutely. I do indeed concur wholeheartedly!" - Riker when asked by the computer if he concurs in aborting the autodestruct sequence. TNG : Where Silence Has Lease
"And Doctor. God knows I'm not one to discourage you, but... but I would appreciate it if you would let me finish my sentances once in a while." - Picard to Pulaski TNG : Elementary, Dear Data
"Life is like loading twice your cargo weight into your spacecraft. If it's canaries and you can keep half of them flying all the time, you're all right." - Okona to Data. He's actually wrong about the canaries thing, but it's a good line. TNG : The Outrageous Okona
"Confidence is faith in oneself. It can't easily be given by another." - Troi to Picard. TNG : Loud as a Whisper
"No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another." - Picard to Data and Graves, on Data TNG : The Schizoid Man
"Scientists believe no experiment is a failure, that even a mistake advances the evolution of understanding... but all achievement has a price." - Pulaski's log. TNG : Unnatural Selection
"If Klingon food is too strong for you, perhaps we can get one of the females to breast feed you." - Klag to Riker TNG : A Matter of Honor
"Well consider that in the history of many worlds there have always been disposable creatures. They do the dirty work. They do the work that no one else wants to do because it's too difficult or too hazardous. And an army of Datas, all disposable... you don't have to think about their welfare, you don't think about how they feel. Whole generations of disposable people." - Guinan to Picard

"It sits there looking at me, and I don't know what it is. This case has dealt with metaphysics, with questions best left to saints and philosophers. I am neither competent nor qualified to answer those. I've got to make a ruling, to try to speak the the future. Is Data a machine? Yes. Is he the property of Starfleet? No. We have all been dancing around the basic issue. Does Data have a soul? I don't know that he has. I don't know that I have! But I have got to give him the freedom to explore that question himself. It is the ruling of this court that Lieutenant Commander Data has the freedom to choose." - Phillipa's ruling on Data.

TNG : The Measure of a Man
"This is all just beginning; We've only charted 19% of our galaxy. The rest is out there just waiting." - Wesley to Salia. TNG : The Dauphin
"Fate. Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Riker to bridge crew. TNG : Contagion
"It was a dark and stormy night..." - The first line of the novel Hotel Royale. TNG : The Royale
"One of your strengths is your ability to evaluate the dynamics of a situation and then take a definitive, pre-emptive step - take charge. Now you're frustrated because you not only can't see a solution, you can't define the problem." - Riker to Picard.

"Well, they say if you travel far enough you will eventually meet yourself. Having experienced that, Number One, it's not something I would care to repeat." - Picard to Riker.
TNG : Time Squared
"Respect is earned, not bestowed." - Troi TNG : The Icarus Factor
"In your position it's important to ask yourself one question : What would Picard do?" - Riker to Wesley on the difficulties of command.

"You see, the prime directive has many different functions. Not the least of which is to protect us, to prevent us from allowing our emotions to overwhelm our judgement." - Picard to Pulaski.

"Your whisper from the dark has now become a plea. We cannot turn our backs." - Picard to Data.

Riker : "O'Brien, take a nap. You didn't see any of this. You're not involved."
O'Brien : "Right, sir. I'll just be standing over here dozing off."

"He has brought a child onto my ship, and on my bridge!" - Picard to Riker. I love the sheer loathing with which he says this.
TNG : Pen Pals
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross... but it's not for the timid." - Q to Picard. TNG : Q Who
"We are smart." - Pakled to Riker. TNG : Samaritan Snare
"Sometimes, Number One, you just have to bow to the absurd." - Picard to Riker.

Danilo : "What the hell was that thing?"
Worf : "Automated fire system. A force field contains the flame until the remaining oxygen within the field has been consumed."
Danilo : "What if I had been under that thing?"
Worf : "You would have been standing in the fire."

Brenna : "And what are you staring at? Have you never seen a woman before?"
Riker : "I thought I had."

Brenna : "Do you not like girls?"
Riker : "Of course I do. Oh... is there a technique to this foot washing?"
Brenna : "You generally start at the top and work your way down..."

"You see lad, every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain." - Danilo to Worf.
TNG : Up The Long Ladder
"I didn't want to frighten you." - Troi to Riker, on her reason for not revealing that a Betazoid woman's sex drive more than doubles during the Phase. TNG : Manhunt
"Lieutenant, I order you to relax!" - Picard to Worf

"Comfortable chair." - Worf to Riker on the joys of command.

TNG : The Emissary
"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life." - Picard to Data.

Data : "It is a matter of perspective Doctor. In the strictest sense, I did not win."
Everyone : "Data!"
Data : "I busted him up."
TNG : Peak Performance
"If you drop a hammer on your foot, it's hardly useful to get mad at the hammer." - Riker to Picard. TNG : Shades of Gray
"A brand new era in astrophysics... postponed one hundred and ninety six years on account of rain." - Stubbs to Wesley, bemoaning the disruption of his experiment.

The baseball game Stubbs describes to Wesley is a real one, the final game of the 1951 National League tiebreaker between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants.

The script for this episode got Pillar hired as the shows head writer. He commented that the baseball scene probably helped, as Rick Berman is a big baseball fan.

TNG : Evolution
"This is just a thing, and things can be replaced. Lives cannot." - Data to Gosheven. TNG : The Ensigns of Command
Worf : "Sir, may I say your attempt to hold the away team at bay, with a non-functioning weapon, was an act of unmitigated gall."
Kevin : "Didn't fool you, huh?"
Worf : "I admire gall."

"Good tea. Nice house." - Worf to Rishon

"Are eleven thousand people worth fifty billion? Is the love of a woman worth the destruction of an entire species?" - Kevin to Picard, agonizing over his crime.

TNG : The Survivors
Picard : "Please. Get up. Get up! You must not kneel to me."
Nuria : "You do not wish it?"
Picard : "I do not deserve it."

Nuria : "Perhaps one day, my people will travel above the skies?"
Picard : "Of that I have absolutely no doubt."

"That's the problem with believing in a supernatural being... trying to determine what he wants." - Troi to Liko

TNG : Who Watches The Watchers?
"Maybe if we felt any loss as keenly as keenly as we felt the death of one close to us, Human history would be a lot less bloody." - Riker to Data. TNG : The Bonding
"You know, I've always thought technology could solve almost any problem. It enhances the quality of our lives, lets us travel across the galaxy, even gave me my vision. But sometimes you just have to turn it all off." - Geordi to holo-Leah on the solution to their problem. TNG : Booby Trap
Bochra: "And they let you live?"
Geordi: "Of course they let me live! What kind of question is that?" - On Geordi's parents reaction to his being born blind.

"Commander, both our ships are ready to fight. We have two extremely powerful and destructive arsenals at our command. Our next actions will have serious repercussions. We have reason to mistrust one another but even better reason to set those differences aside. Of course, the question is, who will take the initiative? Who will make the first gesture of trust? The answer is... I will." - Picard to Tomalak

TNG : The Enemy
"I fell in love in a day. It lasted a week... but what a week!" - Crusher to Troi on love at first sight. TNG : The Price
"Your ambushes would be more successful if you bathed more often!" - Worf to Gatherers. TNG : The Vengeance Factor
"I will never see my child smile again. She will grow up believing that her father was a traitor. But she will grow up." - Admiral Jarok on his reasons for betraying his government.

"You already betrayed your people, Admiral! You made your choices sir! You're a traitor! Now if the bitter taste of that is unpalatable to you I am truly sorry, but I will not risk my crew because you think you can dance on the edge of the Neutral Zone. You crossed over, Admiral. You make yourself comfortable with that." - Picard to Jarok

TNG : The Defector
"Survival is not enough... to simply EXIST is not enough..." - Roga Danar to Danarto Nayrok

"In your own words, this is not our affair. We cannot interfere in the natural course of your society's development. And I'd say it's going to develop significantly in the next few minutes." - Picard to Danarto Nayrok

TNG : The Hunted
"Don't you know? A dead martyr's worth ten posturing leaders." - Flinn to Crusher.

"In a world where children blow up children, everyone's a threat." - Devos to Riker

TNG : The High Ground
Q : "What must I do to convince you people?"
Worf : "Die."

"I'm not good in groups. It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent." - Q to Data.

"As I learn more and more what it is to be human, I am more and more convinced that I would never make a good one. I don't have what it takes. Without my powers I'm frightened of everything. I'm a coward... and I'm miserable... and I can't go on this way." - Q to Picard.

"There are creatures in the universe who would consider you the ultimate achievement, android. No feelings, no emotions, no pain – and yet you covet those qualities of Humanity. Believe me, you're missing nothing. But if it means anything to you, you're a better Human than I." - Q to Data.

"Oh, you're so stolid! You weren't like that before the beard!" - Q to Riker.

TNG : Deja Q
"A warriors drink!" - Worf to Guinan about prune juice.

"Guinan says I died a senseless death in the other time line. I didn't like the sound of that, Captain. I've always known the risks that come with a Starfleet uniform. If I'm to die in one, I'd like my death to count for something." - Yar to Picard.

"Let's make sure history never forgets the name... Enterprise." - Picard to crew.

"That'll be the day..." - Picard muttering to himself when the Klingons demand his surrender.
TNG : Yesterday's Enterprise
"Thank you for my life." - Lal's last words to Data. TNG : The Offspring
"I am Klingon! If you doubt it, a demonstration can be arranged!" - Worf to Kurn.

"It is a good day to die, Duras... and the day is not over yet." - Worf to Duras, the first time this 'Klingon' saying is used.

TNG : Sins of the Father
"Imprisonment is an injury, regardless of how you justify it." - Picard to the alien. TNG : Allegiance
"The more difficult the task, the sweeter the victory." - Riker to Troi. TNG : Captain's Holiday
"Is that the purpose of existence? To care for someone?" - Data to Elbrun. TNG : Tin Man
"The idea of fitting in just repels me." - Guinan to LaForge. TNG : Hollow Pursuits
"He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again." - Picard on Data, quoting from Hamlet. TNG : The Most Toys
"All this magnificent technology, we still find ourselves susceptible to the ravages of old age. The loss of dignity, the slow betrayal of our bodies by forces we cannot master." - Picard to Data. TNG : Sarek
"Gentlemen, I have the utmost confidence in your ability to perform the impossible." - Picard to crew. TNG : Menage a Troi
"Words come later. It is the scent that first speaks of love." - Worf to LaForge. TNG : Transfigurations
"Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us." - Borg to Picard, the first time their mission statement is heard. TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"When a man is convinced that he is going to die tomorow, he'll probably find a way to make it happen." - Guinan to Riker. TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Marie: "He's still out there, dreaming about starships and adventures. It's getting late."
Robert: "Yes. But let him dream."
TNG : Family
"They're brothers, Data. Brothers forgive." - Beverly to Data TNG : Brothers
"You are Human, and amongst Humans females can achieve anything that the males can." - Worf to Jono.

Picard : "You're probably not aware of this, but I have never been particularly comfortable around children."
Troi : "...really?"

TNG : Suddenly Human
"If there's nothing wrong with me, maybe there's something wrong with the universe!" - Beverly to herself. The sheer chutzpah of this statement is staggering.

Beverly : "Computer, what is the nature of the universe?"
Computer : "The universe is a sphereoid region 705 metres in diameter."

TNG : Remember Me
"Without trust there's no friendship, no closeness, none of the emotional bonds that make us who we are." - Riker to Data TNG : Legacy
"Not even a bite on the cheek for old time's sake?" - K'Ehleyr to Worf. TNG : Reunion
"Shut up! As in, close your mouth and stop talking!" - Riker to the fake Picard. TNG : Future Imperfect
"Wesley, you remember... I was always proud of you." - Picard to Wesley. TNG : Final Mission
"Human intuition and instinct are not always right, but they do make life interesting." - Guinan to Troi. TNG : The Loss
"Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you." - Riker to Picard. TNG : Data's Day
"It's not you I hate, Cardassian. I hate what I became, because of you." - O'Brien to Glinn Daro TNG : The Wounded
"I pity you. We live in a universe of magic, which evidently you cannot see." - Ardra to Riker. TNG : Devil's Due
"To many Humans, a mystery is irresistable. It must be solved." - Picard to Troi/Paxan. TNG : Clues
"I will have to say... this morning I was the leader of the universe as I knew it. This afternoon I am only a voice in a chorus. But I think it was a good day." - Chancellor Avel Durkem to Picard on meeting aliens for the first time. TNG : First Contact
"There's theory and then there's application. They don't always jibe." - Geordi to Brahms. TNG : Galaxy's Child
"To admit that you're afraid gives you strength." - Troi to Worf. TNG : Night Terrors
"Young children are sometimes frightened of the world. That doesn't mean that their parents should let them stay in their cribs." - Barclay to Troi. TNG : The N'th Degree
"Sir, I protest! I am NOT a merry man!" - An outraged Worf to Picard. TNG : Qpid
"Admiral? What you're doing is unethical. It's immoral. I'll fight it." - Picard to Admiral Satie.

"With the first link the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied... chains us all irrevocably." - Picard quoting Admiral Aaron Satie.

"We think we've come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches, it's all ancient history. And then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again." - Picard to Worf.

"Mr. Worf, villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged." - Picard to Worf.

TNG : The Drumhead
"Counselor Deanna Troi, personal log, stardate 44805.3. My mother is on board." - Troi to the computer, in the voice of doom.

"That man's in a lot of trouble." - Geordi to O'Brien regarding Lwaxana's interest in Timicin.

Lwaxana : "What does that little one do, Mister Woof?"
Worf : "Please, Madam! That is a torpedo launch initiator! And it, uh... it is Worf, Madam. Not Woof."

"I know you, Mother, and believe me... you will never be one of those who dies before they die." - Troi to Lwaxana.

"No parent should expect to be paid back for the love they've given their children." - Timicin to Lwaxana.

TNG : Half a Life
"Speak softly governor. Those who cannot hear an angry shout may strain to hear a whisper." - Odan to Governor Trion Leka TNG : The Host
"...I would be delighted to offer any advice I can on understanding women. When I have some, I'll let you know." - Picard to Data TNG : In Theory
"Lies must be challenged." - Picard to Worf. TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"The claim 'I was only following orders' has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history." - Picard to Data. TNG : Redemption, Part 2
"The Tamarian was willing to risk all of us - just for the hope of communication, connection. Now the door is open between our peoples. That commitment meant more to him than his own life." - Picard to Riker. TNG : Darmok
"That's one reason why I ran away. They're lost, defeated. I will never be." - Ro to Picard. TNG : Ensign Ro
"Doctor, the sperm whale on Earth devours millions of cuttlefish as it roams the oceans. It is not evil - it is feeding. The same may be true of the entity." - Picard to Dr. Marr. TNG : Silicon Avatar
"Congratulations, you are fully dilated to ten centimetres. You may now give birth." - Worf to Keiko. TNG : Disaster
"I never met a chocolate I didn't like." - Troi to Riker. TNG : The Game
"Father and son, both proud, both stubborn, more alike than either of them are prepared to admit. A lifetime spent building emotional barriers, they're very difficult to break down. And now the time has come when it is too late. It's a difficult moment. It's a lonely one." - Picard to Data. TNG : Unification, Part 1
Spock : "In your own way you are as stubborn as another captain of the Enterprise I once knew."
Picard : "Then I am in good company, sir."
TNG : Unification, Part 2
"Of course you know the Prime Directive, which tells us that we have no right to interfere in the natural evolution of alien worlds. Now, I have sworn to uphold it, but nevertheless I have disregarded that directive on more than one occasion... because I thought it was the right thing to do." - Picard to Rasmussen. TNG : A Matter of Time
"You must do what you think is best for him. That's all a parent can hope to do." - Helena to Worf. TNG : New Ground
"I would gladly risk feeling bad at times, if it also meant I could taste my dessert." - Data to Timothy. Nice foreshadowing of Generations here... TNG : Hero Worship
"Earth was once a violent planet too. At times, the chaos threatened the very fabric of life. But like you, we evolved. We found better ways to handle our conflicts. But I think noone can deny that the seed of violence remains within each of us, We must recognise that, because that violence is capable of consuming each of us." - Picard to Tarmin. TNG : Violations
"Who gave them the right to decide whether or not I should be here? Whether or not I might have something to contribute?" - Geordi to Hannah regarding the settlement's decision to remove all disabilities from their offspring. TNG : The Masterpiece Society
"I feel as though I've been handed a weapon, sent into a room, and told to shoot a stranger. Well, I need some moral context to justify that action. And I don't have it. I am not content simply to obey orders. I need to know that what I am doing is right." - Picard to MacDuff. TNG : Conundrum
"To die defending his ship is the hope of every Klingon." - Worf to the alien in Data. TNG : Power Play
"You scare me, doctor. You risk your patient's lives and justify it in the name of research. Genuine research takes time, sometimes a lifetime of painstaking, detailed work in order to get any results. Not for you - you take shortcuts, right through living tissue. You put your research ahead of your patient's lives and as far as I am concerned, that's a violation of our most sacred trust. I'm sure your work will be hailed as a stunning breakthrough. Enjoy your laurels, doctor. I'm not sure I could." - Crusher to Russell. TNG : Ethics
"A warrior does not let a friend face danger alone." - Worf to Riker. TNG : The Outcast
"Captain, perhaps you should come aboard my ship. There's something we need to discuss." - Picard to Bateson, trying to find a way to break the news gently. TNG : Cause and Effect
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth." - Picard to Wesley. TNG : The First Duty
"You're just supposed to sit here?" - Worf on the mud bath. TNG : Cost of Living
Briam : "You had to work side by side with her for days. How could you resist her?"
Picard : "Ambassador, have a safe trip home."
TNG : The Perfect Mate
"It is interesting that people try to find meaningful patterns in things that are essentially random. I have noticed that the images they percieve sometimes suggest what they are thinking about at that particular moment. Besides, it is clearly a bunny rabbit." - Data to Guinan on the nebula cloud formations. TNG : Imaginary Friend
"When I look at my patient, I don't see a collective consciousness. I don't see a hive. I see a living, breathing boy who's been hurt and who needs our help. And we're talking about sending him back to his people as an instrument of destruction." - Crusher to Picard.

"Because it's been given a name by a member of my crew, doesn't mean it's not a Borg. Because it's young, doesn't mean that it's innocent. It is what it is, and in spite of efforts to turn it into some kind of pet I will not alter my plans!" - Picard to Guinan on Hugh.

Geordi : "He's not what I expected, Captain. He's got feelings. He's homesick. I don't know. It just doesn't seem right using him this way."
Picard : "Centuries ago, when laboratory animals were used for experiments, scientists would sometimes become attached to the creatures. This would a problem if the experiment involved killing them. I would suggest that you unattach yourself from the Borg, Mister La Forge."
TNG : I, Borg
"But my uniform, my VISOR... are you saying I'm some blind ghost with clothes?" - Geordi commenting on Ro's assertion that they are dead. TNG : The Next Phase
"If you remember what we were and how we lived, then we will have found life again." - Eline to Picard. TNG : The Inner Light
"I have often wondered about my own mortality as I have seen others age around me. Until now it has been theoretically possible that I would live an unlimited period of time. And although some might find this attractive, to me it only reinforces that fact that I am... artificial." - Data to Geordi. TNG : Time's Arrow, Part 1
"Poverty was eliminated on Earth a long time ago. And a lot of other things dissapeared with it" - hopelessness, despair, cruelty..." - Troi to Clemens TNG : Time's Arrow, Part 2
No decent quotes in this episode. TNG : Realm of Fear
"You cannot explain away a wantonly immoral act because you think that it is connected to some higher purpose." - Picard to Alkar TNG : Man of the People
"N-C-C-1-7-0-1. No bloody A, B, C or D." - Scotty to the Holodeck. TNG : Relics
"Felis Catus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature,
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses,
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your sub-vocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications,
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection,
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents,
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance,
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
Oh Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display,
Connote a fairly well developed cognitive array,
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I none-the-less consider you a true and valued friend." - Data, "Ode to Spot".
TNG : Schisms
"You may be nearly omnipotent - and I don't deny that your parlour tricks are very impressive - but morality? I don't see it. I would put Human morality against the Q's any day. And perhaps that's the reason why we fascinate you so..." - Picard to Q. TNG : True-Q
"He's my number one dad!" - Picard, covering for his calling Riker number one in front of the Ferengi. TNG : Rascals
"The town of Deadwood may face danger again, Alexander. If they do they'll need a sheriff... and a deputy." - Worf confirming that he will continue to play with Alexander on the holodeck. TNG : A Fistful of Datas
"It is true I am acting on my personal beliefs. But I do not see how I can do otherwise." - Data to Riker. TNG : The Quality of Life
"And... get that fish out of the ready room." - Jellico to Riker. TNG : Chain of Command, Part 1
"There... are... four... lights!" - Picard to Madred. TNG : Chain of Command, Part 2
"But who knows? Our reality may be very much like theirs and all this might just be an elaborate simulation running inside a little device sitting on someone's table." - Picard to Troi. TNG : Ship in a Bottle
"In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them." - Troi to Toreth. TNG : Face of the Enemy
"That Picard never had a brush with death, never came face to face with his own mortality, never realised how fragile life is. Or how important each moment must be. So his life never came into focus." - Q to Picard. TNG : Tapestry
"You are a culture of one. Which is no less valid than a culture of one billion." - Picard to Data TNG : Birthright, Part 1
"You do not kill an animal unless you intend to eat it." - Toq to Tokath TNG : Birthright, Part 2
Kelsey: "It's a small ship Mott, I don't think there's going to be room for both of us."
Picard: "I'm sorry to hear that. I'll send your regrets."
TNG : Starship Mine
"I've lost people under my command, people who were very dear to me, but never someone I've been in love with. And when I believed you were dead, I just began to shut down. I didn't want to think or feel. I was here, in my quarters, and the only thing I could focus on was my music... and how it would never again give me any joy." - Picard to Darren. TNG : Lessons
"It would seem that we are not completely dissimilar after all. In our hopes, or in our fears." - Romulan to Picard. TNG : The Chase
"None of this is real!" - Riker, realising that everything he has experienced is a fantasy. TNG : Frame of Mind
"After all, a Ferengi scientist is almost a contradiction in terms!" - Reyga to Crusher. TNG : Suspicions
"Long ago a storm was heading toward the city of Quin'lat. The people sought protection within the walls, all except one man who remained outside. I went to him and asked what he was doing. 'I am not afraid,' he said. 'I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me.' I honoured his choice and went inside. The next day the storm came, and the man was killed. The wind does not respect a fool." - Kahless to Gowron. TNG : Rightful Heir
"It pulses unendingly all through the night..." - Riker's poem. I fall about laughing whenever I hear this line! TNG : Second Chances
"All I remember is setting down the food... and then a hissing ball of fur came out of nowhere!" - Riker on feeding Spot. TNG : Timescape
"I got angry." - Data to Riker TNG : Descent, Part 1
"You are an insulting pompous fool. And if you were not an ambassador, I would disembowel you right here!" - Worf to the Iyaaran ambassador. TNG : Liaisons
"You'll never look at your hairline the same way again." - Picard to Jason. TNG : Bloodlines
"Five card stud, nothing wild... and the sky's the limit." - Picard to crew, the final words spoken in the series. TNG : All Good Things
"That might be the most important thing to understand about Humans. It's the unknown that defines our existence. We are constantly searching, not just for answers to our questions, but for new questions." - Sisko to Wormhole Alien. DS9 : Emissary
"Ah, an open mind! The essence of intellect!" - Garak to Bashir. DS9 : Past Prologue
"Commander, laws change depending on who's making them. Cardassians one day, Federation the next... but justice is justice." - Odo to Sisko. DS9 : A Man Alone
"You know the old saying, a man who is always looking over his shoulder is waiting for trouble to find him." - O'Brien to Sisko re Tosk. DS9 : Captive Pursuit
"Enterprise? Oh yes, weren't you one of the little people?" - Q to O'Brien. DS9 : Q-Less
Quark : "It's good to want things."
Odo : "Even things you can't have?"
Quark : "Especially things I can't have."
DS9 : The Passenger
"One man's priceless is another man's worthless." - Quark to Falow. DS9 : Move Along Home
"Going through my own adolescence was difficult enough. Survivng my son's is going to take a miracle." - Sisko to Dax. DS9 : The Nagus
"There is no profit in kindness." - Odo to Quark. DS9 : Vortex
"They don't know how to do anything else but die... they've forgotten how to live." - Opaka to Kira. DS9 : Battle Lines
"The ninth rule of acquisition clearly states that opportunity plus instinct equals profit." - Nog to Varis.

Jake : "When I have a problem I can't figure out, I ask my dad."
Nog : "I ask my dad, too."
Varis : "It helps, doesn't it?"
Jake : "Yes."
Nog : "No."

DS9 : The Storyteller
Mullibok : "The Cardassians probably told you you didn't stand a chance either. Did you surrender?"
Kira : "No."
Mullibok : "Why do you expect me to act any different than you?"
DS9 : Progress
"Too many people dream of places they'll never go, wish for things they'll never have... instead of paying adequate attention to their real lives." - Odo to Quark. DS9 : If Wishes Were Horses
"Nothing makes them happy. They are dedicated to being unhappy, and to spreading that unhappiness wherever they go. They are ambassadors of unhappy!" - Bashir to Sisko, bemoaning his escort duty. DS9 : The Forsaken
"Nothing justifies genocide." - Kira to Marritza. DS9 : Duet
"I'm a teacher. My responsibility is to expose my students to knowledge, not to hide it from them." - Keiko to Wynn. DS9 : In the Hands of the Prophets
"Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies." - Quark to Rom. DS9 : The Homecoming
"If you want to change the government, Minister Jaro, you vote to change it. You don't sneak up from behind it with a dagger." - Kira to Jaro. DS9 : The Circle
"Dying lets you off the hook. The question is, are you willing to live for your people? Live the role they want you to play? That's what they need from you right now." - Sisko to Li Nalas. DS9 : The Siege
"There's nothing quite so depressing as a winning streak that won't stop streaking." - Quark to Bashir. DS9 : Cardassians
"I dreamt about exploring the stars as a child. And I wasn't going to allow any... 'handicap', not a chair, not a Cardassian station... to stop me from chasing that dream." - Melora to Sisko. DS9 : Melora
"It never hurts to suck up to the boss." - Quark to Pel. DS9 : Rules of Acquisition
"Justice, as the Humans like to say, is blind." - Log made by Odo. DS9 : Necessary Evil
"Let there be light!" - Seyetik's last words as he dived into the dead star to re-ignite it. DS9 : Second Sight
"Kick his butt!" - Keiko to O'Brien re his match with Bashir. DS9 : Rivals
"I'm beginning to think that the scientific method and police method have a lot in common." - Dr. Mora to Odo. DS9 : The Alternate
"Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all. It's filled with pitfalls and setbacks and mistakes, but it's a journey worth taking." - O'Brien to bashir DS9 : Armageddon Game
"Perhaps one day you'll feel the hand of God resting on your shoulder." - Sisko to Alixus DS9 : Paradise
"There is only one thing I want from you. Find something you love, then do it the best you can." - Sisko to Jake DS9 : Shadowplay
"Just because we don't understand a life form doesn't mean that we can destroy it." - Odo to Kira DS9 : Playing God
"So, how well does she know you? Just enough to dislike you, or well enough to realy hate you?" - Odo to Quark. DS9 : Profit and Loss
"A sharp knife is nothing without a sharp eye." - Koloth to Kor. DS9 : Blood Oath
"On Earth there is no poverty, no crime, and no war. You look out the window and you see Paradise. Well, it's easy to be a saint in Paradise but the Maquis do not live in Paradise." - Sisko to Kira. DS9 : The Maquis, Part 2
"That man has a rare gift for obfuscation." - Tain to Bashir regarding Garak. DS9 : The Wire
"Truth is not always easy to recognise." - Bareil to Kira. DS9 : The Collaborator
"I'm no angel, but I try to live every day as the best Human being I know how to be. I need my little girl to wake up in the morning and look up at me and see a man she can respect." - O'Brien to Odo. DS9 : Tribunal
"You have no idea what's begun here." - Eris to Sisko, truer words never spoken. DS9 : The Jem'Hadar
"I've brought back a little surprise for the Dominion." - Sisko to Kira regarding the Defiant. DS9 : The Search, Part 1
"No changeling has ever harmed another." - Founder to Odo. DS9 : The Search, Part 2
"A brave Ferengi. Who would have thought it?" - Gowron to Quark. DS9 : The House of Quark
"Sixteen years old and dating a dabo girl. Godspeed, Jake." - O'Brien muttering to himself. DS9 : The Abandoned
Quark : Isn't there some petty thief you could harass?
Odo : Just you.
DS9 : Meridian
"You're trying to be a hero. Terrorists don't get to be heros." - Kira to Thomas Riker. DS9 : Defiant
"You humans, you never learn. You let your women go out in public, hold jobs, wear clothing... and you wonder why your marriages fall apart." - Quark to O'Brien DS9 : Fascination
"Causing people to suffer because you hate them is terrible... but causing people to suffer because you've forgotten how to care, that's really hard to understand." - Bashir to Sisko. DS9 : Past Tense, Part 1
"When you treat people like animals, you're gonna get bit." - Biddle Coleridge regarding the Bell riots. DS9 : Past Tense, Part 2
"While violence may keep an enemy at bay, only peace can make him a friend." - Winn to Sisko. DS9 : Life Support
"Everything that goes wrong here is your fault. It says so in your contract." - Quark to Rom. DS9 : Heart of Stone
"You can make your own decisions, or you can let these prophecies make them for you." - Dax to Sisko. DS9 : Destiny
"Actually, I've lost my taste for beetle snuff. It might be fun for you and me, but it's no fun for the beetles!" - Zek to Quark. DS9 : Prophet Motive
"I think you'll find that random and unprovoked executions will keep your work force alert and motivated." - Intendent to Garak. DS9 : Through the Looking Glass
"Well, the truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination." - Garak to Bashir. DS9 : Improbable Cause
"Do you know what the sad part is, Odo? I'm a very good tailor." - Garak to Odo. DS9 : The Die is Cast
"Hard work, bribes, sucking up to the boss. Just like any job." - Brunt explaining how he got his FCA job. DS9 : Family Business
"It has been my observation that one of the prices of giving people freedom of choice is that sometimes they make the wrong choice." - Odo to Kira. DS9 : Shakaar
"He said 'you're too late. We're everywhere.'" - Odo to Sisko on the Founder's last words. DS9 : The Adversary
"Running may help for a little while, but sooner or later the pain catches up with you. And the only way to get rid of it is to stand your ground and face it." - Sisko to Worf. DS9 : The Way of the Warrior
"I'm no writer, but if I were it seems to me I'd want to poke my head up every once in a while and take a look around, see what's going on. It's life, Jake! You can miss it if you don't open your eyes." - Ben Sisko to Jake Sisko. DS9 : The Visitor
"I have fought against races that believe in mythical beings who guide their destinies and await them after death. They call them gods. The Founders are like Gods to the Jem'Hadar, but our Gods never talk to us, and they don't wait for us after death. They only want us to fight for them, and die for them." - Goran'Agar to Bashir. DS9 : Hippocratic Oath
"You hew-mons, all you want to do is please your women. You want them to be your friends. But we Ferengi know better. Women are the enemy." - Quark to Sisko. DS9 : Indiscretion
"I've lived seven lifetimes, and I have never had a friend quite like you." - Dax to Sisko. DS9 : Rejoined
Dax : "It's funny, a year ago if you'd done something like this, I would have thought you were just trying to be a hero."
Bashir : "And now?"
Dax : "Now that I know you better, I realise it was just a really stupid thing to do."
DS9 : Starship Down
"You people should take better care of yourselves. Stop poisoning your bodies with tobacco and atom bombs. Sooner or later, that kind of stuff will kill you!" - Quark to Denning. DS9 : Little Green Men
"I do apologise. You must be incensed. In fact, if I were in your shoes I would grab a bottle of champagne and shoot me." - Garak to Bashir. DS9 : Our Man Bashir
"Jake, the only time you should be in bed is if you're sleeping, dying, or making love to a beautiful woman." - Joseph Sisko to Jake Sisko. DS9 : Homefront
"Worried? I'm scared to death! But I'm damned if I'm going to let them change the way I live my life." - Joseph Sisko to Odo. DS9 : Paradise Lost
"You know, I've been a soldier and I've been a politician, and I have to say, I'm beginning to think that being a soldier was easier." - Shakaar to Odo. DS9 : Crossfire
"The best way to survive a knife fight is never to get in one." - Kira to Ziyal. DS9 : Return to Grace
"I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this... in your own way, you are an honourable man." - Kurn to Worf. DS9 : The Sons of Mogh
"What you were trying to do was make yourself feel important. Making me feel dumb made you feel smart. But I'm not dumb, and you're not half as smart as you think you are." - Rom to Quark. DS9 : Bar Association
"The one good thing about going away is coming home." - Keiko O'Brien to Miles O'Brien. DS9 : Accession
"Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile, to make the troops happy. Even when it's the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they're your troops, and you hve to take care of them." - Sisko to Worf. DS9 : Rules of Engagement
"Isn't that a coincidence? I was hoping you weren't married!" - Mirror Kira to Guard, on being told that she had his wife killed. DS9 : Shattered Mirror
"Isn't that what an artist wants, to be remembered? Isn't that why you write?" - Onaya to Jake Sisko. DS9 : The Muse
"Paranoid is what they call people who imagine threats against their life. I have threats against my life." - Garak to Quark. DS9 : For the Cause
"I am First Omet'Iklan, and I am dead. As of this moment we are all dead. We go into battle to reclaim our lives. This we do gladly, for we are Jem'Hadar. Remember, victory is life!" - Omet'Iklan to his troops.

"I'm Chief Miles Edward O'Brien. And I'm very much alive, and intend to stay that way!" - O'Brien to his troops.

DS9 : To the Death
"They're just rules. They're written in a book, not carved in stone. And even if they were in stone, so what? A bunch of us just made them up." - Gint to Quark regarding the rules of acquisition. DS9 : Body Parts
"I've spent most of my life bringing people to justice. Now that it's my turn, how can I run away?" - Odo to Sisko on returning to the great link for punishment. DS9 : Broken Link
"It may sound cruel, but we both know that ship out there was worth it. Those five deaths may save five thousand lives, or maybe even five million. And if I had to make the same trade all over again, I would. But five people are dead, fine men and women who deserved a lot more than to die on some lonely planet fifty thousand light years away from home." - Sisko to Dax. DS9 : The Ship
"If I were in your shoes I would be looking for someone a little more entertaining, a little more fun, and maybe even a little more attainable." - Dax to Worf, dropping a heavy hint. DS9 : Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
"The battle of Ajilon Prime will probably be remembered as a pointless skirmish, but I'll always remember it as something more - as the place I learned that the line between courage and cowardice is a lot thinner than most people believe." - Jake DS9 : ...Nor the Battle to the Strong
"Another glorious chapter of Klingon history. Tell me, do they still sing songs of the Great Tribble Hunt?" - Odo to Worf on the Klingon's extinction of the Tribble species. DS9 : Trials and Tribble-ations
"You have to realise, there's some things in life you can't control. And one of them is me." - Dax to Worf. DS9 : Let He Who Is Without Sin...
"Bad manners are the fault of the parent, not the child." - Dukat to Dax. DS9 : Things Past
"Don't you get it? I'm not trying to rescue you. I'm taking you along as emergency rations. If you die, I'm going to eat you." - Quark to Odo. DS9 : The Ascent
"I was in a Cardassian prison camp for five years. And I can remember each and very beating I suffered. And while you had your weapons to protect you, all I had was my faith and my courage." - Winn to Kira. DS9 : Rapture
"He wanted to protect the innocent, and separate the darkness from the light. But he didn't realise that a light only shines in the dark." - Kira to Odo. DS9 : The Darkness and the Light
Sisko : "You win some, you lose some."
Dax : "You always had problems with the 'lose some' part of that."
DS9 : For the Uniform
"Everyone has their reasons. That's what's so terrifying; people can find a way to justify any action, no matter how evil." - Kira to Ziyal.

Odo : "You'd shoot a man in the back?"
Garak : "Well, it's the safest way, isn't it?"

DS9 : By Inferno's Light
"True love should always win." - Zimmerman to Leeta. DS9 : Doctor Bashir, I Presume?
"But you can't go through life trying to avoid getting a broken heart. If you do, it'll break from lonliness anyway." - Bashir to Odo. DS9 : A Simple Investigation
"Perhaps he's become prematurely aware of life's existential isolation." - Bashir to O'Brien on a possible reason for his baby crying. DS9 : Business as Usual
"They kill us, we kill them... it's nothing worth celebrating." - Kira to Furel regarding the Cardassians. DS9 : Ties of Blood and Water
"I love you, Nerys. I've always loved you." - Odo to Kira. DS9 : Children of Time
"And that's when Morn hit you with a barstool and ran out onto the promenade screaming 'we're all doomed!'" - Odo to Quark. DS9 : Blaze of Glory
"Well it's just that lately I've noticed everyone seems to trust me. It's quite unnerving." - Garak to O'Brien. DS9 : Empok Nor
"Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that will make you smile." - Sisko in his log. DS9 : In the Cards
"I promise I will not rest until I stand with you again... here, in this place where I belong." - Sisko to the Bajorans on DS9. DS9 : Call to Arms
"It is not my life to give up, captain. And it never was." - Remata'Klan to Sisko. DS9 : Rocks and Shoals
"I tell you Worf, war is much more fun when you're winning!" - Martok to Worf. DS9 : Sons and Daughters
"I tried. I tried my best to run my establishment under this occupation. But you know what? It's no fun! I don't like the Cardassians, they're mean and arrogant. And I can't stand the Jem'Hadar. They're creepy, they just stand there like statues, staring at you. That's it. I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing business with these people. I want the Federation back! I want to sell root beer again!" - Quark to Kira, bemoaning the Dominion occupation of DS9. DS9 : Behind the Lines
"Gods don't make mistakes." - Weyoun to Kira. DS9 : Favor the Bold
"One ship against an entire fleet? That's a helluva plan B!" - Jadzia to Sisko.

"You want to be gods? Then be gods. I need a miracle. Bajor needs a miracle. Stop those ships!" - Sisko to the Prophets.

DS9 : Sacrifice of Angels
"We are not accorded the luxury of choosing the woman we fall in love with. Do you think Sirella is anything like the woman I thought I'd marry? She is a prideful, arrogant, mercurial woman who shares my bed far too infrequently for my taste. And yet... I love her deeply." - Martok to Worf. DS9 : You are Cordially Invited...
"I suppose it must be nice to have that kind of faith. I've always preferred to believe in nothing. That way I'm never disappointed." - Mirror Bariel to Kira. DS9 : Resurrection
"I don't care if the odds are against us! If we're going to lose, then we're going to go down fighting... so that when our descendants someday rise up against the Dominion, they'll know know what they're made of!" - Sisko to Bashir on the war. DS9 : Statistical Probabilities
"A child, a moron, a failure, and a psychopath. Quite a little team you've put together." - Brunt to Quark. DS9 : The Magnificent Ferengi
Dukat : "I should have killed every last one of them! I should have turned their planet into a graveyard the likes of which the galaxy had never seen! I should have killed them all!"
Sisko : "And that is why you're not an evil man?"
DS9 : Waltz
"..." - Morn. DS9 : Who Mourns for Morn?
Ben Sisko : "And if I fail..."
Joseph Sisko : "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith."
DS9 : Far Beyond the Stars
"Our loyalty is demonstrated by our actions, not our words." - Kudak'Etan to Lamat'Ukan. DS9 : One Little Ship
"I'm going to take care of you. I don't forget my friends. Cause friends - they're like family. Nothing's more important. Nothing." - Bilby to O'Brien. DS9 : Honor Among Thieves
Worf : "I have a sense of humour. On the Enterprise I was considered to be quite amusing."
Dax : "That must have been one dull ship."
Worf. "That is a joke. I get it. It is not funny, but I get it."
DS9 : Change of Heart
"We all have scars, of one kind or another." - Kira Nerys to Kira Meru. DS9 : Wrongs Darker than Death or Night
"You function as judge, jury and executioner. And I think that's too much power for anyone." - Bashir to Sloan regarding Section 31. DS9 : Inquisition
"I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damaging thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again, I would. Garak was right about one thing - a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant." - Sisko, confessing to his personal log. DS9 : In the Pale Moonlight
"You're not exactly the most lovable person in the galaxy. You're not even the most lovable person in this sector. Or on this station. Or even in this room." - Quark to Odo. DS9 : His Way
"I had a pretty good idea what this was the moment I laid eyes on it. This confirms it. It's a slab of rock with some writing on it." - Dax to Sisko, analysing his discovery. DS9 : The Reckoning
"You don't understand because you've never put on one of these uniforms. You don't know anything about sacrifice or honour or duty or any of the things that make up a soldier's life. I'm part of something larger than myself. All you care about is you." - Nog to Jake. DS9 : Valiant
"I am a Klingon warrior and a Starfleet officer. I have piloted starships through Dominion minefields. I have have stood in battle against Kelvans twice my size. I have courted and won the heart of the magnificent Jadzia Dax. If I can do these things, I can make this child go to sleep!" - Worf to Dax on the challenges of babysitting. DS9 : Time's Orphan
"We've grown apart, the lot of us. We didn't mean for it to happen, but it did. The war changed us, pulled us apart. Lisa Cusak was my friend. But you are also my friends, and I want my friends in my life. Because one day we're going to wake up and we're going to discover that someone is missing from this circle, and on that day we're gonna mourn. And we shouldn't have to mourn alone." - O'Brien to his friends. DS9 : The Sound of Her Voice
"Our baby... would've been so beautiful..." - Jadzia to Worf, her last words. DS9 : Tears of the Prophets
"Let me tell you something about hew-mons, nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people - as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeapoardy over an extended period of time, and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon." - Quark to Nog.

"I feel sorry for the Jem'Hadar." - Nog to Quark in response.

DS9 : The Siege of AR-558
"It's like I said, the more things change, the more they stay the same." - Quark to Morn, the last words said in the series. DS9 : What You Leave Behind
"Most of the species we've encountered have overcome all kinds of adversity without a caretaker. It's the challenge of surviving on their own that helps them to evolve." - Janeway to the Caretaker. VOY : Caretaker
"So it begins. The trivia of medicine is my domain now. Every runny nose, stubbed toe, pimple on a cheek becomes my responsibility." - EMH to Kes, bemoaning his having to perform routine medical functions. VOY : Parallax
"Missing? The captain is missing? It seems I've found myself on a Voyage of the Damned. Very well, please advise the highest ranking officer who is not missing to see me at his earliest convenience." - EMH to Neelix. VOY : Time and Again
"I'm a doctor, Mister Neelix, not a decorator." - EMH to Neelix, the first of many. VOY : Phage
"A nebula? What were we doing in a nebula? No wait, don't tell me. We were 'investigating'. That's all we do around here. Why pretend we're going home at all, all we're going to do is 'investigate' every cubic millimetre of this quadrant, aren't we?" - EMH to Torres VOY : The Cloud
"There's one more request... something of a personal nature... I would like... a name." - EMH to Kes. And he never did get one... VOY : Eye of the Needle
"Her eyes were a million kilometers away, staring at stars I'd flown by the day before." - Tom Paris doing a horrific Film Noir attempt. VOY : Ex Post Facto
"I don't know who you are or where you come from, but you stay away from my husband!" - Loria to Kim. That didn't come across as gay at all, did it? Nooooo, not even a little bit. VOY : Emanations
"It's the first time we've been on the other side of the fence. How many times have we been in the position of refusing to interfere when some kind of disaster threatened an alien culture? It's all very well to say we do it on the basis of an enlightened principle. But how does that feel to the aliens?" - Janeway to her staff

"You can use logic to justify almost anything. That's its power. And its flaw." - Janeway to Tuvok.

VOY : Prime Factors
"On the contrary, the demands on a Vulcan's character are extraordinarily difficult. Do not mistake composure for ease." - Tuvok to Chakotay. VOY : State of Flux
"Every culture has its demons... they embody the darkest emotions of its people. Giving them physical form in heoric literature is a way of exploring those feelings." - Chakotay to Tuvok. VOY : Heroes and Demons
"Mister Neelix, just because a man changes his drink order doesn't mean he's posessed by an alien." - EMH to Neelix. VOY : Cathexis
"That's the way you respond to every situation, isn't it? If it doesn't work, hit it! If it's in your way, knock it down!" - Torres to Torres. VOY : Faces
"I forgive you." - Neelix to Jetrel. VOY : Jetrel
"Get the cheese to sickbay, the Doctor should look at it as soon as possible." - Torres says one of the sillier Voyager lines. VOY : Learning Curve
"It doesn't matter what you're made of, what matters is who you are. You're our friend and we want you back." - Chakotay to the EMH. VOY : Projections
"My children occupy a significant portion of my thoughts, now more than ever." - Tuvok to Neelix. VOY : Elogium
"When every logical course of action is exhausted, the only option that remains is inaction." - Tuvok to Chakotay, advising him to do nothing. VOY : Twisted
"It is a tempting prospect, but when I hold it up against the prospect of seeing the sunrise over the Arizona desert, or swimming in the gulf of Mexico on a summer's day, there's just no comparison. I want to go home." - Chakotay to Janeway on settling in the delta quadrant. VOY : The 37's
"You once told me that you used to treat life like one big game. Rules, players, winners, losers... you never took any of it seriously, until you lost." - Kim to Paris. VOY : Non Sequitur
"You should consider it a high complement. Throughout history men have fought over the love of a woman. Why, I can quote you autopsy reports from duels as far back as 1538." - EMH to Kes. VOY : Parturition
"Without the darkness, how would we recognise the light?" - Tuvok to Kes. VOY : Cold Fire
"Who are we to swoop in, play god, and then continue on our way without the slightest consideration of the long term effects of our actions?" - Janeway to Torres. VOY : Prototype
"In a part of space where there are few rules, it's more important than ever that we hold fast to our own." - Janeway to Chakotay. VOY : Alliances
"If you can't control the violence, the violence controls you." - Suder to Tuvok. VOY : Meld
"When a bomb starts talking about itself in the first person, I get worried." - Paris to Torres. VOY : Dreadnought
"I am curious. Have the Q always had an absence of manners? Or is it the result of some natural evolutionary process that comes with omnipotence?" - Tuvok to Quinn. VOY : Death Wish
"I'm not just working anymore, I'm living." - EMH to Danara. VOY : Lifesigns
"I am programmed to be heroic when the need arises." - EMH to Kim.

"Mister Kim, we're Starfleet Officers. Weird is part of the job" - Janeway to Kim.

VOY : Deadlock
"We often fear what we don't understand. Our best defence is knowledge." - Tuvok to Tressa. VOY : Innocence
"You know as well as I do that fear exists for one purpose - to be conquered." - Janeway to the Clown. VOY : The Thaw
Tuvok : "That lovely tune is a traditional funeral dirge"
Neelix : "I know... but it was the, ah, the most cheerful I could find in the Vulcan Database."

"Do you think you could possibily behave a little less like yourself?" - Tuvok to Neelix.

VOY : Tuvix
Chakotay : "I can tell you a story, an ancient legend among my people. It's about an angry warrior who lived his life in conflict with the rest of his tribe. A man who couldn't find peace, even with the help of his spirit guide. For years he struggled with his discontent. The only satisfaction he ever got came when he was in battle. That made him a hero among his tribe, but the warrior still longed for peace within himself. One day, he and his war party were captured by a neighbouring tribe led by a woman warrior. She called on him to join her tribe because her tribe was too small and weak to defend itself from all its enemies. The woman warrior was brave and beautiful and very wise. The angry warrior swore to himself that he would stay by her side, doing whatever he could to make her burden lighter. From that point on, her needs would come first. And in that way, the warrior began to know the true meaning of peace."
Janeway : "Is that really an ancient legend?"
Chakotay : "No. But that made it easier to say."
VOY : Resolutions
"It feels like we're being pecked to death by ducks!" - Janeway to Chakotay on the many Kazon attacks. VOY : Basics, Part 1
"Space must have seemed a whole lot bigger back then. It's not surprising they had to bend the rules a little. They were a little slower to invoke the Prime Directive, and a little quicker to pull their phasers. Of course, the whole bunch of them would be booted out of Starfleet today. But I have to admit, I would have loved to ride shotgun at least once with a group of officers like that." - Janeway to Tuvok re the original series officers. VOY : Flashback
"You want to know what I remember? Somebody saying 'this man is my friend. Nobody touches him.' I'll remember that for a long time." - Paris to Kim. VOY : The Chute
"I'm a diagnostic tool, not an Engineer." - Zimmerman hologram to Kes. VOY : The Swarm
"Nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough." - Torres to Dathan. VOY : Remember
"There's a difference between respecting the spiritual beliefs of other cultures and embracing them myself." - Janeway to Old Man. VOY : Sacred Ground
"Who are you people? And what is that thing in your pants?" - Robinson to Tuvok (it was his tricorder.) VOY : Future's End, Part 1
"Tuvok, has anybody ever told you you're a real freakasaurus?" - Robinson to Tuvok. VOY : Future's End, Part 2
"What are you doing with that dog? I'm not talking about the puppy!" - Female Q to Q regarding the puppy on Janeway's lap. VOY : The Q and the Grey
"You can't just walk away from your responsibilities because you made a mistake." - Janeway to Neelix. VOY : Fair Trade
"If there was a rocky path and a smooth one, you chose the rocky one every time." - Fake Admiral Janeway to Janeway. VOY : Coda
"You're afraid that your big scary Klingon side may have been showing. Well, I saw it up close. And you know, it wasn't so terrible. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing it again someday." - Paris to Torres. VOY : Blood Fever
"We're creating a society here, one that's based on tolerance, shared responsibility and mutual respect that people like you and I were raised to believe in. We're not about to give it up just because it's difficult." - Frazier to Chakotay. VOY : Unity
"Free of passion? One might as well be free of Humanity." - Holo-Byron to Holo-Ghandi. VOY : Darkling
"I am looking for Mr. Neelix's instinct. Perhaps it will be marked" - Tuvok to Sklar VOY : Rise
"You keep working on that sense of humour, Commander Vulcan. You'll get it one day." - Neelix to Tuvok. VOY : Before and After
"I know from the history of my own planet that change is difficult." - Chakotay to Odala. VOY : Distant Origin
"Welcome to sickbay. Take a number." - EMH to Nyrian. VOY : Displaced
"You will be assimilated. Resistence is-" KABOOM!!! - The Borg to 8472. VOY : Scorpion, Part 1
"You are erratic. Conflicted. Disorganised. Every decision is debated, every action questioned, every individual entitled to their own small opinion. You lack harmony, cohesion, greatness. It will be your undoing." - Seven to Chakotay. VOY : Scorpion, Part 2
"One voice can be stronger than a thousand voices." - Janeway to Seven. VOY : The Gift
B'Elanna : "Tell me something. When you hear about people like the Caatati, do you have any feelings of remorse?"
Seven : "No."
B'Elanna : "That's it? Just no?"
Seven : What further answer do you require?"
B'Elanna : "Well maybe some kind of acknowledgement of the billions of lives you helped destroy. A justification for what you did. Maybe a little sense of guilt."
Seven : Guilt is irrelevant."
B'Elanna : "Heartwarming."
VOY : Day of Honor
"Killing's the worst thing I've ever had to do." - Chakotay to Namon. VOY : Nemesis
"I understand the concept of humour. It may not be apparent, but I am often amused by Human behaviour." - Seven to Kim. VOY : Revulsion
"Abandon ship? The answer's no. I'm not breaking up the family, Chakotay." - Janeway to Chakotay. VOY : Year of Hell, Part 1
"Time's... up!" - Janeway to the universe as she rams Annorax's ship. VOY : Year of Hell, Part 2
"I dread the day when everyone on this ship agrees with me." - Janeway to Seven. VOY : Random Thoughts
"No matter how vast the differences may be between cultures, people always have something that somebody else wants. And trade is born." - Janeway to Tuvok. VOY : Concerning Flight
"Monsters in the replicator. Who else on this ship can handle that?" - Chakotay to Neelix. VOY : Mortal Coil
"Between impulse and action, there is a realm of good taste begging for your acquaintance!" - EMH to Seven. VOY : One
"Time to take out the garbage." - Janeway commenting on dealing with the Malon. VOY : Night
One : "Joke" - a verbal comment or gesture designed to provoke laughter."
EMH : "I see you've got your mothers sense of humour."
VOY : Drone
Paris : "Well if we can't transport it out, we'll just have to fly in and grab it."
Tuvok : "Perhaps you weren't paying attention when the Malon freighter imploded?"
VOY : Extreme Risk
Paris : "It's a date! These things can't be rushed. They've probably just finished dinner, a couple of drinks, and now they are moving past the polite stage."
Kim : "The polite stage? The last 8472 I met tried to dissolve me from the inside out!"
VOY : In the Flesh
"My youngest child has been without a father for four years. Yet I am certain of her well being; that I conveyed my values to her before leaving. And I have confidence in the integrity of those around her. You have been an exemplary mother to Naomi, and she is in the hands of people you trust. She will survive, and prosper, no matter what becomes of us." - Tuvok to Samantha Wildman. VOY : Once Upon a Time
"You have always been of enormous assistance to me, Doctor. You...You are my mentor." - A drunken Seven of Nine to the EMH. VOY : Timeless
"Naomi Wildman, subunit of Ensign Samantha Wildman. State your intentions." - Seven to Naomi. VOY : Infinite Regress
"Harry, you and I were lucky enough to enjoy the doctor's scintillating exhibition for two full hours. Would it really be fair of us to deny our friends the same unforgettable experience?" - Chakotay to Kim VOY : Nothing Human
"Lieutenant Thomas Eugene Paris... I hereby reduce you to the rank of Ensign. And I sentence you to 30 days solitary confinement." - Janeway to Paris VOY : Thirty Days
"Computer, change music selection. Mahler's Symphony Number One, Second Movement... maybe this will help you relax." - Janeway to Kashyk after he realises he's been fooled. VOY : Counterpoint
"It is unsettling. You say that I am a human being and yet, I am also Borg... Part of me not unlike your replicator... Not unlike the Doctor. Will you one day choose to abandon me as well?" - Seven of Nine to the Captain on the plight of the Doctor. VOY : Latent Image
"We didn't burst into flames in the last chapter! Why are these recaps always so inaccurate?" - Kim commenting on the 'last time on captain proton' segment. VOY : Bride of Chaotica!
"I'm a Doctor, not a battery!" - EMH on the suggestion that his mobile emitter may be used as a power source. VOY : Gravity
"I'm a doctor, not a dragonslayer!" - the EMH on fighting the monster. VOY : Bliss
"Now this is how I prefer the Borg. In pieces!" - Janeway to Chakotay. VOY : Dark Frontier, Part 1
"There are three things to remember about being a starship captain. Keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the ship... and never abandon a member of your crew." - Janeway to Naomi. VOY : Dark Frontier, Part 2
"Physiologically, it bears a striking similarity to disease. A series of biochemical responses that trigger an emotional cascade impairing normal functioning." - Seven on love. VOY : The Disease
"We're gathered here today, not as Starfleet officers, but as friends and family, to celebrate the marriage of two of Voyager's finest..." - Janeway starting the wedding. VOY : Course: Oblivion
"Success seems to be in short supply lately." - Janeway to Seven on their inability to find a way out of chaotic space. VOY : The Fight
"Acquiring knowledge is a worthy objective. But its pursuit has obviously not elevated you." - Seven of Nine to Kurros on his dubious principals. VOY : Think Tank
"I suppose it's always going to be like this...Me against the galaxy." - B'Elanna on herself. VOY : Juggernaut
"There is no one on Deck Nine, Section 12 who doesn't know when you're having intimate relations." - Seven to B'Elanna on her and Tom VOY : Someone to Watch Over Me
"...and the Y2K bug didn't turn off a single light bulb." - Janeway. Given this was filmed in 1999 this was a brave outlook that turned out to be mostly true. VOY : 11:59
"Your captain has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong" - especially when it comes to time travel." - Braxton on Janeway. VOY : Relativity
"I held you up as an example of how an artificial intelligence could exceed its programming. I didn't realize how true that was...until today." - Kim to the EMH. VOY : Warhead
"Ransom: "It's easy to cling to principles when you're standing on a vessel with its bulkheads intact, manned by a crew that's not starving!"
Janeway: "It's never easy...but if we turn our backs on our principles we stop being human."
VOY : Equinox, Part 1
"It's quite disconcerting to know that all someone has to do is flick a switch to turn me into Mr. Hyde" - EMH to Seven of Nine on his behaviour onboard the Equinox. VOY : Equinox, Part 2
"Come on, Tuvok. After all the xenophobic races we've run into, don't you find it just a little refreshing to meet some people who value openness and freedom?" - Captain Janeway to Tuvok. VOY : Survival Instinct
Torres: "We only have one multi-spatial probe, I didn't want to lose it."
Janeway: "We only have one B'Elanna Torres. I don't want to lose her, either."
VOY : Barge of the Dead
"Tuvok, I understand, You are a Vulcan man, You have just gone without, For seven years - about.
Paris, please find a way, To load a hypospray, I will give you the sign, Just aim for his behind
Hormones are raging, Synapses blazing, It's all so veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrry illogical!" - EMH singing to the tune of "La donne e mobile".
VOY : Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy
"Maybe you can explain why every time he finds a new hobby I go right out the airlock?" - Torres to Kim on her relationship with Paris. VOY : Alice
"The Vulcan brain; a puzzle wrapped inside an enigma housed inside a cranium." - the EMH on Tuvok VOY : Riddles
"When it rains... do you run from doorway to doorway trying to stay dry, getting wet all the while? Or, do you just accept the fact that it's raining and walk with dignity?" - Gedrin to Janeway. VOY : Dragon's Teeth
"What I've seen proves we were right to come out here. We're not alone...I know that now." - Lt. John Kelly's final log entry. VOY : One Small Step
"Catapult a vessel across space, in the time it takes to say 'catapult a vessel across space.'" - Tash describing the capabilities of his catapult. VOY : The Voyager Conspiracy
Admiral Paris: "I want you all to know we're doing everything we can to bring you home."
Janeway: "We appreciate it, sir. Keep a docking bay open for us!"
VOY : Pathfinder
"Delete the wife." - Janeway to the computer after finding out her holographic boyfriend-to-be is married VOY : Fair Haven
"Our ignorant ancestors believed every star was a deity. You taught me how foolish that was. 'Superstition,' you called it." - the Protector to the Cleric VOY : Blink of an Eye
"Tuvok, when have operations on this ship ever been normal?" - Janeway to Tuvok VOY : Virtuoso
"Words alone cannot convey the suffering. Words alone cannot prevent what happened here from happening again. Beyond words lies experience. Beyond experience lies truth. Make this truth your own." - Inscription on the memorial VOY : Memorial
"Seven: "I've spent the last three years struggling to regain my Humanity. I'm afraid I may have lost it again in that arena."
Tuvok: "You are experiencing difficult emotions."
Seven: "Guilt, shame, remorse."
Tuvok: "Then you haven't lost your Humanity. You have reaffirmed it."
VOY : Tsunkatse
"No good quotes to be found in this episode. VOY : Collective
"I've got a boyfriend who malfunctions!" - Janeway to Chakotay on her holographic partner VOY : Spirit Folk
"Fun will now commence." - Seven of Nine to the children. VOY : Ashes to Ashes
"If it wanted to get to know me better, it should have just asked me out for a drink!" - Tefler on being implanted with an alien worm VOY : Good Shepherd
"The Oracle of K'Tal isn't programmed to wear pyjamas." - Tuvok complaining about the alterations made to his holoprogram. VOY : Live Fast and Prosper
"And Voyager will continue on her journey to the gleaming cities of Earth... where peace reigns and hatred has no home." - Kelis, the last line of his play.

"They'll realize that beneath your unfeeling exterior is a heart that's breaking! Silently - and in more pain than any of us can possibly understand, because that's what it is to be Vulcan!" - Kelis to his actor. A more perfect description of the Vulcans I have never heard.

VOY : Muse
"It was a fire hazard." - Tuvok's excuse for blowing out the candle on his birthday cake. VOY : Fury
"Welcome to Sickbay. How may I help you today?" - The EMH's new greeting. VOY : Life Line
"I tried passing the time with a little conversation. But as you've probably noticed, he's not exactly what you'd call chatty." - Neelix on Tuvok. VOY : The Haunting of Deck Twelve
"I didn't notice a little box on my chair!" - Harry after Tom gets promoted, bemoaning his six years as an Ensign. VOY : Unimatrix Zero, Part 1
"You don't need the Collective to validate your existence. You've made an impact on every member of this crew. That's your legacy." - Torres to Seven of Nine. VOY : Imperfection
"Will you marry me?" - Tom to B'Elanna. VOY : Drive
"Let me get this straight. You've gone to all this trouble to program a three-dimensional environment that projects a two-dimensional image and now you're asking me to wear these to make it look three-dimensional again?" - B'Elanna to Tom. VOY : Repression
"You were hoping your behaviour was the result of a malfunction? I'm sorry, Doctor. But I must give you a clean bill of health." - Seven to the EMH on his decision to poison a person for the greater good. VOY : Critical Care
Barclay: "Was everything that happened between us a lie?"
Leosa: "Not everything. Just the parts where I expressed affection for you."
VOY : Inside Man
"When did it become a crime to enjoy a sensation or two? Of course, you'd be the last person to understand that." - EMH to Seven of Nine. VOY : Body and Soul
"Have you thought about applying to the advocate general's office? You'd make a good lawyer." - Janeway to Kim, when he points out her own regulation violations. VOY : Nightingale
EMH: "Is there anything in your spiritual programming about making peace with your enemies?"
Iden: "It's difficult to make peace with people whose sole purpose is to kill you."

"How can I punish you for being who you are?" - Janeway, refusing to condemn the EMH for siding with the Holograms.

VOY : Flesh and Blood
"Sounds like it's going to be one disaster after another on this ship!" - Janeway to Chakotay, bemoaning the many problems which are to befall Voyager. VOY : Shattered
"I'm a different person now, a better person. This crew has helped me to see that." - Iko to the family of his victim. VOY : Repentance
"They clashed with the carpet." - B'Elanna explaining why she has no Klingon images in her quarters. VOY : Prophecy
Janeway : "...I've become convinced that we've got to stick to our principles, not abandon them."
Chakotay : "Should the crew be ready to die for those principles?"
Janeway : "If the alternative means becoming thieves and killers ourselves... yes."
VOY : The Void
"I can already tell it's going to be much better than my last job." - Janeway to her supervisor. VOY : Workforce, Part 1
Janeway : "It may not have been real, Chakotay, but it felt like home. If you hadn't come after me, I never would have known that I had another life."
Chakotay : "Are you sorry I showed up?"
Janeway: "Not for a second."
VOY : Workforce, Part 2
"To the newest member of our crew; may all her desires be fulfilled except for one. So she'll always have something to strive for." - Seven's toast. VOY : Human Error
"If the continuum has told you once they have told you a thousand times. DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!" - Q to Q2. VOY : Q2
"There must be millions of viruses in this quadrant that no one's ever encountered before. With my luck I'll probably end up catching half of them!" - Holo Kim bemoaning his bad luck. VOY : Author, Author
"We the people of Earth greet you in a spirit of peace and humility. As we venture out of our solar system we hope to earn the trust and friendship of other worlds." - the Friendship One message. VOY : Friendship One
"Piloting lessons!" - Paris to Janeway on his punishment for breaking local traffic rules. VOY : Natural Law
"Goodbye. And good luck, Ambassador." - Janeway's final words to Neelix. VOY : Homestead
"I'd never admit this to anyone else, but there was a time when I would have given anything to be flesh and blood. But I've come to realize that being a hologram is far superior." - EMH, the pride before the fall. VOY : Renaissance Man
"Set a course...for home." - Janeway to Chakotay, the last words spoken in the series. VOY : Endgame
"Imagine it... thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips. And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilisations. This engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before." - Cochrane, dedicating the Warp 5 complex. ENT : Broken Bow
"Crewmen Bennett and Hayden over there, do you see them? If I'm not mistaken, they are preparing to mate. Do you think they might let me watch?" - Phlox to Tucker.

"Come on, Travis. We've gotta find Mr. Reed something to blow up." - Archer to Mayweather.

"I'm a translator. I didn't come out here to see corpses hanging on hooks!" - Hoshi to Phlox.

ENT : Fight or Flight
"Where no dog has gone before." - Trip to Archer on Porthos heading for the nearest tree. ENT : Strange New World
"There's an old saying: 'When in Fellebia, do as the Fellebians do.'" - Phlox to T'Pol.

"I'm not sure if congratulations are in order, Commander, but you're pregnant!" - Phlox to Tucker.

"I can see my house from here!" - Klingon, impressed at a holographic recreation of his home planet.

ENT : Unexpected
"Asking favors of the Vulcans usually ends up carrying too high a price!" - Trip to T'Pol

"My experience with Humans is limited, but I've come to learn that they are quite resourceful." - T'Pol to Archer

ENT : Terra Nova
"So if anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears. No offense." - Archer to Vulcans, commiting a faux pas. ENT : The Andorian Incident
"Starfleet could have sent a probe out here, to make maps and take pictures, but they didn't. They sent us, so that we could explore with our own senses." - Archer to T'Pol. ENT : Civilization
"I'm sorry, I don't know which child is named Nadine." - T'Pol to the Boomer child, practicing the Vulcan art of lying with complete honesty. ENT : Fortunate Son
"There's a difference between keeping an open mind and believing something because you want it to be true." - T'Pol to Trip.

Trip : "It's good to know that Earth will still be around in nine hundred years."
Daniels : That depends on how you define Earth."

ENT : Cold Front
Archer : "This time we won't be leaving before we're ready."
Trip : "Are your ears a little pointier than usual?"
ENT : Silent Enemy
"Some day, my people are going to come up with some sort of a doctrine, something that tells us what we can and can't do out here, should and shouldn't do. But until somebody tells me that they have drafted that directive, I'm going to have to remind myself that we didn't come out here to play god." - Archer to Phlox. ENT : Dear Doctor
Bu'Kah : "I've never seen your kind before, but you have made an enemy of the Klingon Empire!"
Archer : "From what I've noticed, that's not hard to do."
ENT : Sleeping Dogs
"I'm not asking anyone to pin a medal on her. All I'm asking is that she be given a second chance." - Archer to Sopek regarding T'Pol. ENT : Shadows of P'Jem
Reed : "I don't want to die - what makes you think I want to die?"
Tucker : "Because ever since we saw Enterprise spread across that asteroid, you've done nothing but write your own obituary!"
ENT : Shuttlepod One
"They're not trying to kill the quarterback! They're just trying to keep him from throwing the ball and running with it. It's only a game, not a fight to the death!" - Trip to Kov regarding American Football. ENT : Fusion
"With respect, captain, I wonder if you would be so determined to find this apparition if it were a scantily clad man?" - T'Pol to Archer. ENT : Rogue Planet
"They're really not all that interesting once you get to know them." - Archer to Krem regarding Vulcans. ENT : Acquisition
"What if she gets hurt? What are you going to do then, program up a holographic doctor?" - Trip to Ezral. ENT : Oasis
"You might think about putting up a no tresspassing sign." - Archer to Grat regarding his accidental intrusion into their space. ENT : Detained
"You'll like it. Things blow up." - Trip trying to convince Reed to watch this week's movie. ENT : Vox Sola
Trip : "I read those Nubian masueses have twelve fingers. On each hand."
Reed : "Then I'd say Starfleet needs to make its presence felt on Risa."
ENT : Fallen Hero
"The irony is, I have the feeling his cause is worth fighting for." - Archer to T'Pol concerning his refusal to side with Zobral. ENT : Desert Crossing
Tucker : "Malcolm and I... er... plan to broaden our cultural horizons."
Hoshi : "Is that all you two think about?"
ENT : Two Days and Two Nights
"Anyone tries to badmouth Captain Archer in front of me is going to get an earful. In any language they want." - Hoshi to Mayweather. ENT : Shockwave, Part 1
"I said, you're an ugly bastard!" - Archer to Silik. ENT : Shockwave, Part 2
"I need to go now. 'I Love Lucy' is on tonight." - Mestral to T'Mir. ENT : Carbon Creek
Reed : "It can't be ethical to cause a patient this much pain."
Phlox : "It's unethical to harm a patient, I can inflict as much pain as I like."
ENT : Dead Stop
"You didn't eat cabbage before you left?" - Trip, wondering how Archer insulted the Kretassians. ENT : A Night In Sickbay
"You don't have to leave technology behind to contaminate a culture." - T'Pol to Archer. ENT : The Communicator
"Reed alert. That's not bad!" - Reed to Trip, contemplating the name for his new alert. ENT : Singularity
"If a Human and a Vulcan did have a child... I wonder if he'd have pointed ears?" - Archer to T'Pol, a laugh-out-loud moment for Spock fans. ENT : Future Tense
"I may not know how to fly this ship, but I am sure I can figure out how to crash it!" - Kuroda to Archer ENT : Canamar
"Would you mind taking off your clothing? I'd like to learn more about your anatomy." - Reed to T'Pol. ENT : The Crossing
Mayweather : "Starfleet really ought to think about putting families on starships."
"Reed : "You must be joking!"
Mayweather : "No one would ever get homesick."
Reed : "Yes... well they'd better post a psychologist on board. Because I'd need one if my parents were roaming the corridors."
ENT : Horizon
"If you don't start moving in the next five seconds, I'm gonna take my phase pistol and shoot you in the ass!" - Trip to the Denobulan. ENT : The Breach
"I might have expected something like this from a first year recruit, but not you. You did exactly what I'd do? If that's true then I've done a pretty lousy job setting an example around here. You're a senior officer on this ship, you're privy to the moral challenges I've had to face. You know I've wrestled with the fine line between doing what I think is right and interfering with other species. So don't tell me you know what I would have done when I don't even know what I would have done!" - Archer to Trip. ENT : Cogenitor
"Sounds to me like we have only postponed the invasion until... what? The 24th century?" - Archer to T'Pol. ENT : Regeneration
"I suppose we'll never know... who would have won." - T'Pol to Archer on his fight with Robinson. Given his track record with fights, I thought this was a nicely snarky comment for the writers to throw in. ENT : First Flight
"Photonic torpedoes. Their range is over fifty times greater than our conventional torpedoes. And they have a variable yield. They can knock the comm array off a shuttle pod without scratching the hull, or they can put a three kilometre crater into an asteroid." - Reed to Trip. ENT : The Expanse
"Delicate is not a word I associate with Mr. Tucker." - T'Pol on Trip. ENT : The Xindi
"That species we became, they cease to exist the moment this virus is gone." – Archer to Phlox on his reason for not destroying the virus. ENT : Extinction
"Some of our calculations may have been slightly off." – T'Pol to Tucker, looking at the smoking ruin of the lab. ENT : Rajiin
"Part of the fun of a mystery is trying to solve it before it ends. Using logic. You of all people should appreciate that." - Trip to T'Pol concerning the movie. ENT : Impulse
"No one will ever understand you the way I can…" - Tarquin to Hoshi. ENT : Exile
"I'm proud of my craft, captain. I've practiced it for many years. I won't let my work be corrupted in this way. Seven million people… if I'd chosen my clients more carefully that tragedy might not have happened. I don't intend to let it happen again." – Gralik to Archer. ENT : The Shipment
"They kidnapped the wrong people." – Archer to T'Pol. Yay humans! ENT : North Star
"I couldn't ask for a better going away present." - Sim to T'Pol, after she kisses him. ENT : Similitude
Couldn't think of a good one. Any suggestions? ENT : Carpenter Street
"Go ahead, try to blow yourself up. I'll wait." - Archer to D'Jamat.

"Your faith was going to bring peace. Here it is." - Archer to D'Jamat, surveying the ruins of his home world.

ENT : Chosen Realm
"Take us out of the system. But not too quickly; the Andorian mining consortium runs from no-one!" – Shran, taking his role as a miner just a little too seriously. ENT : Proving Ground
"You suggest I read the manual!?" - Phlox to T'Pol regarding starting the warp drive up.

"I'm a physician, not an engineer!" - Phlox to T'Pol, and Enterprise makes it's first contribution to the "I'm a doctor not a..." list!

ENT : Doctor's Orders
"I'm going to ask all of you to think back to the day when this ship was first launched. We were explorers then. When all this is over, when Earth is safe, I want you to get back to that job. There are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy, we've only explored a tiny fraction. You have a lot to do. Of all the captains who will sit in this chair, I can't imagine any of them being more proud than I am right now." - Archer to crew. ENT : Azati Prime
Trip : "You did the right thing."
Archer : "Seems the longer we're out here, the more I have to keep saying that to myself."
ENT : Damage
"We came into the Expanse not knowing what we'd find, with no one to rely on but ourselves. But we're going to succeed, to accomplish our mission, for everyone on Earth who's relying on us... and for the eighteen." - Archer to crew at the memorial service. ENT : The Forgotten
"If you ever question the Guardians again, your skin will adorn the bow of this ship." - Dolim to one of his officers.

"When I was on the future Enterprise, four hundred years from now, there were Xindi aboard. Humans and Xindi were serving together in the Federation. That's a future worth fighting for." - Archer to Degra.
ENT : The Council
"The membership is going to grow. Dozens, eventually hundreds of species... a United Federation of Planets." - Daniels to Archer.

"And tell Archer - we're not even anymore. He owes me!" - Shran.

ENT : Zero Hour
"Our greatest scientist once said 'every moment we live, we are moving through time. We've earned the right to choose which direction.'" - Vosk to his men.

"One thing is clear, when necessary Humans are fully capable of returning to old methods." - Silik to Archer.

ENT : Storm Front, Part 2
"I've been told that people are calling us heroes. When it comes to my crew, you won't get any argument from me." - Archer to, well, just about everybody! ENT : Home
"Jonathan Archer. What brings you here - they naming the prison after you?" - Soong to Archer. ENT : Borderland
"Why are you so surprised? Whenever a group of people start believing they're better than everybody else, the results are always the same." - Archer to Soong on the Augment's abandoning Smike.

"You're a competent fighter." - Malik to Archer. Well... he's better than he used to be, at least.

ENT : Cold Station 12
"'Superior ability breeds superior ambition.' One of their creators wrote that. He was murdered by an Augment." - Archer to Soong.

Soong : "How long can we sustain warp 5?"
Trip : "As long as the captain wants it. Or until we blow up, whichever comes first."

ENT : The Augments
"We had our wars Admiral, just as Humans did. Our planet was devastated, our civilisation nearly destroyed. Logic saved us, but it took almost 1,500 years for us to rebuild our world and travel to the stars. You Humans did the same in less than a century. There are those on the high command who wonder what Humans would achieve in the century to come. And they don't like the answer." - Soval to Forrest.

T'Pol : "Over the centuries his followers made copies of his teachings."
Archer : "Let me guess, With the originals lost whatever's left is open to interpretation."
T'Pol : "You find this amusing?"
Archer : "I find it familiar."

ENT : The Forge
"Deception has never been a stranger to this room." - Soval to V'Las on the high council's chamber.

Trip : "How many warning shots do Vulcans usually fire?"
Soval : "None."

"Logic has not won this day. But this day will not last forever." - Surak to Archer.

ENT : Awakening
"You may be witnessing the start of a new era. Not only for Vulcan, but for Earth as well." - T'Pau to Archer.

"You'll no longer have us looking over your shoulder. It's time for Earth to stand on it's own." - T'Pau to Archer.

"This is simply a minor delay. The reunificiation of our people is only a matter of time." - Talok to V'Las.

ENT : Kir'Shara
"Why settle for making myself miserable when I can spread the misery around to an entire class of students?" - Erickson on teaching.

"At least the warp engines still need me!" - Trip on T'Pol dumping him.

ENT : Daedalus
"Maybe you've evolved into beings with abilities I can't comprehend. But you've paid a hell of a price. You've lost compassion and empathy - things that give life meaning. If that's what it takes to be advanced, I don't want any part of it." - Archer to the Organian.

"If you want to know what it means to be Human, you need to do more than observe." - Archer to Organians.

ENT : Observer Effect
Gral : "I'm told this ship is the pride of Starfleet. I find it small and unimpressive."
Archer : "Funny. I was about to say the same thing about you."

"There's no rule that says the bridge has to be at the top of the ship." - Reed to Trip.

ENT : Babel One
Trip : "You did all this with one phase pistol?"
Reed : "You're good at building things. I'm good at blowing them up."
ENT : United
"There are some obligations that go beyond my loyalty to you and this crew." - Reed to Archer. ENT : Affliction
"I answer to one commanding officer. Jonathan Archer." - Reed to Section 31 guy. ENT : Divergence
"Incredible aren't they? They can make you forget most of your troubles... of course creatures such as these come with troubles of their own." - Harrad-Sar to Archer on the Orion women.

Navaar : "I can see you're not very experienced at making threats."
Archer : "I'm a lot better at carrying them out."

"At least the pheromones are wearing off. I haven't thought about the Orions for, what, a whole ten minutes." - Reed to Archer.

"It proves that even the most disagreeable species have some positive attributes." - T'Pol on the Orion women being secret leaders of their people.

ENT : Bound
"Will you kindly die?" - Phlox to the Tholian. ENT : In A Mirror, Darkly
"I skimmed a few of the more celebrated narratives. The stories were similar in some respects but their characters were weak and compassionate. With the exception of Shakespeare, of course. From what I could tell his plays were equally grim in both universes." - Phlox on the differences in literature.

"That ship out there is the key to our victory. With the Defiant on our side there will be nothing to stop us!" - Archer to crew.

"You're speaking with Empress Sato. Prepare to recieve instructions." - Sato to Gardiner, claiming the throne.

ENT : In A Mirror, Darkly, Part 2
"With this Coalition of Planets we seek to strengthen our bonds of friendship, render permanent the peace that now exists among us for the ongoing exploration of our galaxy. Let us dedicate ourselves to these worthy goals so that future generations can look back upon this moment with pride and eternal gratitude." - Samuels in his opening speech. ENT : Demons
"Up until about a hundred years ago, there was one question that burned in every human, that made us study the stars and dream of travelling to them, 'Are we alone?' Our generation is privileged to know the answer to that question. We are all explorers, driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores. And yet, the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us, woven into the threads that bind us, all of us, to each other. A final frontier begins in this hall. Let's explore it together." - Archer to the conference. ENT : Terra Prime
Picard : "Space, the final frontier these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission..."
Kirk : "...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations..."
Archer : "...to boldly go where no man has gone before."
ENT : These Are The Voyages...
"Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted." - Spock TAS : Yesteryear
"Am I doing the right thing, Bones? Once I said that man rose above primitiveness by vowing, 'I will not kill today.'" - Kirk to McCoy TAS : One of Our Planets Is Missing
"Release Captain Kirk and his men, or we will destroy your temple!" - Uhura TAS : The Lorelei Signal
"Captain's log, supplemental. Our rescue effort has given us some knowledge of the new Klingon weapon, and the presence of Cyrano Jones, intergalactic trader and general nuisance." - Kirk's log entry

"The first Klingon to step aboard this ship will be the last Klingon." - Kirk.

Spock: "We could always throw tribbles at them."
Kirk: "I thought Vulcan's didn't have a sense of humor."
Spock: "We don't, Captain."

TAS : More Tribbles, More Troubles
Kirk : "Any chance of teaching me that body throw?"
Sulu : "I don't know. It isn't just physical you know; you have to be inscrutable."
Kirk: "Inscrutable? You’re the most scrutable man I know!"
TAS : The Infinite Vulcan
"How come we always end up like this?" - Kirk to Spock on being captured TAS : Bem
"Jim, whenever I'm in jail again, don't send that Vulcan. Let me rot." - McCoy to Kirk. TAS : Albatross
"They gave her back to me Scotty." - Kirk to Scotty on regaining command of the Enterprise.

"Ensign, the possibilities of our returning from this mission in one piece may have just doubled." - Uhura to a crewmember on Kirk's taking command.

"Why is any object we don't understand called a 'thing'?" - McCoy to Kirk.

"We all create God in our own image." - Decker to Kirk

"Spock, this 'child' is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth! Now, what do you suggest we do, spank it?" - McCoy to Spock

"Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God - and asks 'Why am I here? Was this all I was meant to be?'" - Spock to Kirk

Chief DiFalco : "Heading, sir?"
Kirk : "Out there. Thataway!"

ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"I have been, and always shall be, your friend." - Spock to Kirk

"According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis. We'll do it for you in six minutes!" - McCoy to Spock

"Ah Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space." - Khan

Khan : "I've done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her - marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive. Buried alive..."
Kirk : "KHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!"

"There's a man ot there I haven't seen in fifteen years who's trying to kill me. You've shown me a son who would be happy to help him. What am I feeling? Old. Worn out." - Kirk to Carol

McCoy : "Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Starfleet cadet who ever beat the no-win scenario."
Saavik : "How?"
Kirk : "I reprogrammed the simulation so it was possible to rescue the ship."
Saavik : "What?"
David Marcus : "He cheated!"

Saavik : "You lied?"
Spock : "I exaggerated."

"We tried it once your way Khan, are you game for a rematch? Khan... I'm laughing at the superior intellect." - Kirk goading Khan

"Remember..." - Spock to McCoy.

"From hell's heart I stab at thee... for hates sake I spit my last breath at thee..." - Khan on Kirk.

"I never took the Kobyashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?" - Spock to Kirk

"I have been... and always shall be... your friend. Live long, and prosper." - Spock's last words

"We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet, it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world. A world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this - of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... Human." - Kirk on Spock.

David : "You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life."
Kirk : "Just words."
David : "But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them. I was wrong about you. And I'm sorry."
Kirk : "Is that what you came here to say?"
David : "Mainly. And also that I'm proud... very proud... to be your son."

"There are always possibilities Spock said... and if Genesis is indeed life from death, I must return to this place again." - Kirk's log entry

McCoy : "He's really not dead, as long as we remember him."
Kirk : "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have done before. A far better resting place I go to than I have ever known."
Carol : "Is that a poem?"
Kirk : "No, something Spock was trying to tell me, on my birthday."
McCoy : "Are you okay Jim? How do you feel?"
Kirk : "Young. I feel young."

ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"Because, the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many." - Kirk to Spock.

"Jim... your name is Jim." - Spock to Kirk

"Don't call me tiny." - Sulu to security guard.

"I'm going to tell you something I never thought I'd ever hear myself say. It seems I've missed you. I don't know if I could stand to lose you again." - McCoy to the body of Spock.

Sulu : "The word, sir?"
Kirk : "The word is no. I am therefore going anyway."

Kirk : "You're suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, doctor."
McCoy : "That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost!"

"You Klingon bastard, you've killed my son!" - Kirk to Kruge

Torg : "My Lord, the ship appears to be deserted."
Kruge : "How can that be? They're hiding!"
Torg : "Yes, sir. But the ship appears to be run by computer. It is the only thing speaking."
Kruge : "Speaking? Let me hear."
Computer: "Nine... eight... seven... six... five..."
Kruge : "GET OUT!!!! GET OUT OF THERE!!! GET OUT!!!"
- Enterprise explodes, killing all his men.

Kirk : "My God, Bones, what have I done?"
McCoy : "What you had to do. What you always do... turned death into a fighting chance to live."

"Commander Klingon vessel. This is Admiral Kirk, alive and well on the planet's surface. I know this will come as a pleasant surprise to you! Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, 'c'est la vie'." - Kirk goading the Kruge over the comm.

"I... have had... enough of you!" - Kirk kicks Kruge in the face until he falls to his death.

ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
Dr. Taylor : "Don't tell me, you're from outer space."
Kirk : "No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space."

Kirk : "Is that the logical thing to do?"
Spock : "No. But it is the Human thing to do." - Spock justifying his advice that they must rescue Chekov.

"Tell her... I feel fine." - Spock to Sarek, giving him a message to pass on to his mother.

ST-TVH : The Voyage Home
McCoy : "It's a song, you green-blooded Vulcan! You sing it! The words aren't important, what's important is that you have a good time!"
Spock : "Ah, I am sorry Doctor. Were we having a good time?"
McCoy : "God I liked him better before he died!"

"Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away. I need my pain!" - Kirk to Bones.

"What does God need with a Starship?" - Kirk demands that the almighty explain itself to him.

"Jim, you don't ask the Almighty for His ID!" - Bones to Kirk.

Kirk : "Spock... I thought I was going to die."
Spock : "Not possible captain - you were never alone."
- Kirk moves to hug Spock
Spock : "Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons."

Spock : "I've lost a brother."
Kirk : "I lost a brother once. I was lucky, I got him back."

ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
Kirk : "They're animals!"
Spock : "Jim, there is an historic opportunity here."
Kirk : "Don't believe them! Don't trust them!"
Spock : "They are dying."
Kirk : "Let them die!"

"Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end." - Spock to Valeris.

"Captain's log, stardate 9522.6. I've never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I've never been able to forgive them for the death of my boy. It seems to me our mission to escort the Chancellor of the Klingon High Council to a peace summit is problematic at best. Spock says this could be an historic occasion, and I'd like to believe him. But how on earth can history get past people like me?" - Kirk's log entry.

Spock : "You have to shoot. If you are logical, you have to shoot."
Valeris : "I do not want to..."
Spock : "What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand!"

"Is it possible that we two, you and I, have grown so old and so inflexible that we have outlived our usefullness?" Spock to Kirk

"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war!" - Chang to Kirk whilst attacking the Enterprise.

Sulu : "Come on, come on!"
Helmsman : "She'll fly apart!"
Sulu : "Well fly her apart, then!"

"Captain's Log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of a new generation. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun, and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man... where no one has gone before." - Kirk's final log entry.

ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
Scotty : "Finding retirement a little lonely, are we?"
Kirk : "You know, I'm glad you're an engineer. With tact like that, you'd make a lousy psychiatrist."

"They say time is the fire in which we burn..." - Soran to Picard.

Soran : "Ah, Captain. You must think I'm quite the madman."
Picard : "The thought had crossed my mind."

Riker : "Data, we need you to scan the planet for lifeforms."
Data : "I would be happy to sir... I just love scanning for lifeforms. [sings] Life forms... you tiny little life forms... you precious little life forms... where are you?"

"You know there was a time when I wouldn't hurt a fly. And then the Borg came. And they taught me that if there is one constant in this universe, it's death." - Soran to Picard.

"It was... fun. Oh my..." - Kirk's last words.

"Somehow I doubt this ship will be the last to carry the name 'Enterprise'." - Picard to Riker

ST-G : Generations
"They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Well no further... the line must be drawn here... and I will make them pay for what they've done!" - Picard to Lily

"You think I want to go to the stars? I don't even like to fly! I take trains!" - Cochrane to Riker

"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgements." - Riker quoting Cochrane

Picard : "You want to destroy the ship and run away, you coward!"
Worf : "If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand!"

"Actually, I think you are the bravest man I've ever known." - Picard apologising to Worf.

Queen : "Do you always talk this much?"
Data : "Not always. But often."

"So you're all astronauts on some sort of... star trek?" - Cochrane to Riker

"And he piled upon the whale's white hump, the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it." - Picard quotes Moby Dick

ST-FC : First Contact
Dougherty : "Jean-Luc, we're only moving six hundred people!"
Picard : "How many people does it take, Admiral, before it becomes wrong? Hmm? A thousand? Fifty thousand? A million? How many does it take, Admiral?"

"We're through running from these bastards!" - Riker on the Sona.

"You Klingons never do anything small, do you?" - Riker to Worf on his pimple

"Definitely feeling aggressive tendancies sir!" - Worf to Picard after smashing a Son'a drone with his rifle

ST-I : Insurrection
"You are me! The same noble Picard blood runs through our veins! Had you lived my life, you'd be doing exactly as I am. Look in the mirror and see yourself. Consider that Captain... I can think of no greater torment for you." - Shinzon to Picard.

Data : "The B-4 is physically identical to me, although his neural pathways are not as advanced. But even if they were, he would not be me."
Picard : "How can you be sure?"
Data : "I aspire, sir. To be better than I am. The B-4 does not. Nor does Shinzon."

"Will Riker, you have been my trusted right arm for fifteen years. You have helped keep my course true and steady. Deanna Troi, you have been my conscience and guide. You have helped me to recognize the best parts of myself. You are my family. And in maritime tradition, I wish you clear horizons... my friends, make it so." - Picard's wedding speech.

Janeway : "The Son'a... the Borg... the Romulans... you always get the easy assignments."
Picard : "Just lucky, I guess."

"Goodbye." - Data, to everybody.

ST-N : Nemesis
"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence!" - McCoy to Kirk

"Spock... you are fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is... which path will you choose? This is something only you can decide" - Sarek to Spock

"Your father was captain of a Starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including your mothers... and yours. I dare you to do better." - Pike to Kirk

"While the essence of our culture has been saved in the elders who now reside upon this ship, I estimate no more than ten thousand have survived. I am now a member of an endangered species." - Spock

"You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her." - Sarek to Spock

"Jim, I just lost my planet. I can tell you, I am emotionally compromised." - Old Spock to Kirk

Nero : "I would rather suffer the end of Romulus a thousand times. I would rather die in agony, than accept assistance from you."
Kirk : "You got it. Arm phasers. Fire everything we've got."

Sulu : "Pike made him first officer."
McCoy : "You gotta be kidding me!"
Kirk : "Thanks for the support."

Kirk : "I'm coming with you."
Spock : "I would cite regulation but I know you will simply ignore it."
Kirk : "See? We are getting to know each other."
ST-XI : Star Trek
"Spock, nobody knows the rules better than you but there has got to be an exception!" - Kirk to Spock

Kirk : "If Spock were here and I were there... what would he do?"
McCoy : "He'd let you die."

"A five year mission Spock! That's deep space, that's uncharted territory, think how incredible that's going to be!" - Kirk to Spock.

Kirk : "Well sir volatile is all relative, maybe our data was off."
Pike : "Or maybe it didn't erupt because Mr. Spock detonated a cold fusion device inside it right after a civilisation that's barely invented the wheel happened to see a starship rising out of their ocean!"

Spock : "Had the mission gone to plan, Admiral, the indigenous species would not have been aware of our interference."
Pike : "That's a technicality!"
Spock : "I am Vulcan sir, we embrace technicality."

"That's your problem, you think you're infallible. You think you can't make a mistake. It's a pattern with you. The rules are for other people. And what's worse is, you're using blind luck to justify your playing god!" - Pike to Kirk

Pike : "You're going to be my first officer. Admiral Marcus took some convincing. But every now and then I can make a good case."
Kirk : "What did you tell him?"
Pike : "The truth. That I believe in you. That if anybody deserves a second chance it's Jim Kirk.
Kirk : "I don't know what to say..."
Pike : "That is a first. It's going to be okay, son."

"You park at the edge of the neutral zone, you lock on to Harrison's position, you fire, you kill him, and you haul ass." - Admiral Marcus to Kirk.

"That's what scares me! This is clearly a military operation... is that what we are now? Because I thought we were explorers!" - Scotty to Kirk.

"Attention John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Enterprise. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. And If you test me, you will fail." - Sulu to "Harrison".

"You misunderstand. It is true I chose not to feel anything on realising that my own life was ending. As Admiral Pike was dying I joined with his consciousness and experienced what he felt at the moment of his passing. Anger... confusion... loneliness... fear. I have experienced those feelings before, multiplied exponentially on the day my planet was destroyed. Such a feeling is something I choose never to experience again. Nyota, you mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring. Well I assure you, the truth is precisely the opposite." - Spock to Uhura

"Let me explain what's happening here. You are a criminal. I watched you murder innocent men and women. I was authorised to end you, and the only reason why you are still alive is because I am allowing it. So shut your mouth!" - Kirk to Khan

"Oh, well now! If it isn't Captain James Tiberius Perfect-hair!" - Scotty to Kirk.

"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?" Khan to Kirk.

"You're right! What I'm about to do, it doesn't make any sense. It's not logical, it is a gut feeling. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do... I only know what I can do. The Enterprise and her crew need someone in that chair who knows what he's doing. And it's not me. It's you, Spock." - Kirk to Spock.

Spock : "As you know, I have made a vow never to give you information that could potentially alter your destiny. Your path is yours to walk, yours alone. That being said... Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless, and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you."
"Spock : "Did you defeat him?"
Spock : "At great cost... yes."

"Dammit man I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!" - McCoy to Spock

Scotty : "I thought he was helping us!"
Kirk : "I'm pretty sure we're helping him."

"Well Kirk. Seems apt to return you to your crew. After all, no ship should go down without her Captain." - Khan to Kirk.

"KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!" - Spock screaming in grief

"Oh, don't be so melodramatic. You were barely dead." - McCoy to Kirk.

McCoy : "Once we caught him, I synthesised a serum from his... super blood. Tell me, are you feeling homicidal, power mad, despotic?"
Kirk : "No more than usual."

"There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that’s not who we are. We are here today to re-christen the USS Enterprise and to honour those who lost their lives nearly one year ago. When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the Captain’s Oath. Words I didn’t appreciate at the time. Now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words? Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, her five year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations. To boldly go where no one has gone before."

ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness

Series :The Original Series | The Next Generation | Deep Space Nine | Voyager | Enterprise | The Animated Series |

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