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Quote Episode
"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
"A friend dropped me off." - Vash to O'Brien; on how she wound up in the Gamma Quadrant
DS9 : Q-Less
"I'll never understand this obsession with accumulating material wealth. You spend your entire life plotting and scheming to acquire more and more possessions, until your living areas are bursting with useless junk. Then you die, your relatives sell everything, and start the cycle all over again." - Odo to Quark
DS9 : Q-Less
"A suit of the finest Andorian silk? A ring of pure Surax? A complete set of Tanesh pottery? How about a latinum plated bucket to sleep in?" - Quark to Odo; trying to tempt him with worldly possessions
DS9 : Q-Less
"An abysmal place, Earth. Oh, don't get me wrong! A thousand years ago it had character - the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, Watergate. Now it's just mind-numbingly dull." - Q to Vash
DS9 : Q-Less
"Still chasing your own tail? Picard and his lackeys would have solved all this techno-babble hours ago. No wonder you're not commanding a starship!" - Q to Sisko
DS9 : Q-Less
Quark : "It's good to want things."
Odo : "Even things you can't have?"
Quark : "Especially things I can't have."
  People :  Quark, Odo
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
DS9 : The Storyteller
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."
  People :  Jake Sisko, Nog, Nog
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?"
  People :  Mullibok, Major Kira Nerys
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
Odo : "You are not at all what I expected."
Lwaxana : "No one's ever paid me a greater compliment."
  People :  Lwaxana Troi
DS9 : The Forsaken
When it comes to picnics, the only thing that really matters is the company. - Lwaxana to Odo
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
Keiko : "He's really very gentle."
O'Brien : "Gentle was bred out of these Cardassians a long time ago."
Keiko : "You know... that was a very ugly thing you just said."
O'Brien : "I only said-"
Keiko : "I don't need to hear it twice."
  People :  Keiko O'Brien
DS9 : Cardassians
"I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences." - Garak to Bashir
DS9 : Cardassians
"Truth, Doctor, is in the eye of the beholder. I never tell the truth because I don't believe there is such a thing. That's why I prefer the straight line simplicity of cutting cloth." - Garak 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
Quark : "No, he's right. If something goes wrong, it'll be my fault!"
Rom : "Then you're going to need help, brother."
Quark : "Yes!"
Rom : "Someone to serve as your consultant during negotiations."
Quark : "Yes!"
Rom : "Someone like me."
Quark : "No."
  People :  Quark
DS9 : Rules of Acquisition
Dax : "That's because you don't socialise with them the way I do. Looking back over seven lifetimes, I can't think of a single race I've enjoyed more."
Kira : "Did anyone ever tell you that you have very strange taste?"
  People :  Dax
DS9 : Rules of Acquisition
Dax : "You know he once convinced me to go up to a holosuite with him. Turns out he recreated the bedroom I slept in as a child. He overheard me describing it to Kira. Of course, most of the details were wrong, but it was a very sweet gesture, up until he tried to kiss me."
Pel : "That sounds like Quark."
Dax : "I don't care what anybody says, I love him."
Pel : "So do I."
Dax : "You really do, don't you?"
Pel : "What?"
Dax : "Love Quark. Don't bother trying to deny it. I've seen the way you look at him."
Pel : "Please, keep your voice down."
Dax : "Does he know?"
Pel : "He doesn't even know I'm a female."
Dax : "You're a woman?!"
  People :  Pel
DS9 : Rules of Acquisition
Kira : "Actually, I just stopped by to return this."
Zek : "Why? Is something wrong with it?"
Kira : "No, it's lovely. I just can't accept it."
Zek : "Then I suppose a night of wild passionate romance is out of the question?"
Kira : "That's right."
Zek : "Just thought I'd ask."
  People :  Grand Nagus Zek
DS9 : Rules of Acquisition
"Justice, as the Humans like to say, is blind." - Odo; Log entry
DS9 : Necessary Evil
"Let there be light!" - Seyetik; his 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
"She enjoys it. She actually gets some kind of perverse pleasure out of it. One of these days I'm going to stop chasing her... and then we'll see." - Bashir to Himself; Regarding Dax rebuffing his advances yet again
DS9 : The Alternate
"I'm very proud of you, Odo. Do you know that?" - Dr. Mora to Odo
DS9 : The Alternate
"I never thought he could do it. Integrate successfully. If you could have seen him before. He was so ill-prepared to be on his own. I was sure he'd come back. I told him when he left, he'd come back, and all these years I was so certain that eventually one day he'd show up at the lab. Well, I guess I'd better get used to the idea he's not going to." - Dr. Mora to Dax
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
Odo : "How did you get in here?"
Koloth : "I am Koloth."
Odo : "That doesn't answer my question."
Koloth : "Yes, it does."
  People :  Koloth
DS9 : Blood Oath
"This time, we will reach the Albino! And when we do, I will cut his heart out and eat it, while he watches me with his dying breath!" - Kang
DS9 : Blood Oath
Dax : "The Korvat colony. First day of negotiations, I walked out on you, right in the middle of that long-winded speech of yours. You should have seen the look on your face. Nobody had ever had the kajunpak't to show their back to the great Kang before Curzon did."
Kang : "I almost killed Curzon that day."
  People :  Dax, Kang
DS9 : Blood Oath
"Of course you should come! The splendor of fighting and killing! A bloodbath in the cause of vengeance! Who wouldn't want to come!" - Kor to Dax
DS9 : Blood Oath
"Look upon your executioners, killer of children!" - Kang to The Albino
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
"Being accused of a crime is not a disgrace, Chief. Some of the great figures of history have shared the honour with you." - Odo to O'Brien
DS9 : Tribunal
"The offender, Miles O'Brien, human, officer of the Federation Starfleet, has been found guilty of aiding and abetting seditious acts against the state. The sentence is death. Let the trial begin!" - Makbar
DS9 : Tribunal
"Tell me, Mister O'Brien, now that we are at peace, do you have a warm place in your heart for your Cardassian neighbours? Or are you deeply prejudiced against Cardassians? Do you not, in fact, hate Cardassians? Have you not on several occasions publicly stated your opposition to the treaty because, and I quote, 'the bloody Cardies can't be trusted'?" - Makbar to O'Brien
DS9 : Tribunal
"Once again the Cardassian system of jurisprudence has worked to protect it's people. A guilty man has been brought to justice. But, never let it be said that there is no room in this system for compassion. I sense in Mister O'Brien, a man with strong family ties, the potential for rehabilitation. And I'm sure he has gained a new appreciation of Cardassian law through this difficult process. Therefore, I am pleased, in the spirit of furthering Cardassian-Federation relations, to hereby set aside the verdict and to release Mister O'Brien into the custody of his Commander, Benjamin Sisko." - Makbar
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
"I am Quark, son of Keldar, and I have come to answer the challenge of D'Ghor, son of... whatever." - Quark to Gowron
DS9 : The House of Quark
"Go ahead, kill me! That's why I'm here, isn't it, to be killed? Well, here I am, so go ahead and do it. You all want me to pick up that sword and try to fight him, don't you? But I don't have a chance and you know it! You only want me to put up a fight so your precious honour will be satisfied. Well, I'm not going to make it so easy for you. Having me fight D'Ghor is nothing more than an execution, so, if that's what you want, that's what you'll get. An execution. No honour, no glory. And when you tell your children and your grandchildren the glorious story of how you rose to power and took Grilka's House from her, I hope you remember to tell them how you heroically killed an unarmed Ferengi half your size." - Quark to D'Ghor
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."
  People :  Quark, Odo
DS9 : Meridian
"You're trying to be a hero. Terrorists don't get to be heros." - Kira to Thomas Riker
DS9 : Defiant
"When my son looks back on this day, the only thing he'll remember is that a Federation officer on a Federation ship invaded his home and kept his father away from him on his eleventh birthday. And he won't look back with understanding... he'll look back with hatred. And that's sad." - Dukat to Sisko
DS9 : Defiant
"Looks like you've got your evening all planned out. I hope you left room for the unexpected." - Thomas Riker to Kira
DS9 : Defiant
"Tough little ship." - Thomas Riker to Kira
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
Nog : "According to Ferengi by-laws, section one oh five, subparagraph ten, upon reaching adulthood, Ferengi males must purchase an apprenticeship from a suitable role model. I choose you."
Sisko : "You want to be my apprentice?"
Nog : "That's right. I want to be the first Ferengi in Starfleet. Now, who do I see about getting a uniform?"
  People :  Nog
DS9 : Heart of Stone
My father is a mechanical genius! He could've been the chief engineer of a starship if he'd had the opportunity. But he went into business like a good Ferengi. The only thing is, he's not a good Ferengi. Not when it comes to acquiring profit. So now all he has to live for is the slim chance that someday, somehow, he might be able to take over my uncle's bar. Well I'm not going to make the same mistake. I want to do something with my life. Something worthwhile. - Nog to Sisko
DS9 : Heart of Stone
Remember Major, I pride myself on my ability to observe human nature, and I've watched you for the past three years. In all that time I never saw any indication that you had those kinds of feelings for me. You like me. You think of me as a close friend. But love? I'm afraid not. - Odo to Fake Kira
DS9 : Heart of Stone
Major Kira is down that tunnel, two hundred metres south of here. Save her, if it suits you, but it won't make any difference. She is never going to love you. How could she? You are a changeling. - Female Changeling to Odo
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
Sisko : "Are you suggesting that I'm dismissing this prophecy too easily because I don't want to be the Emissary?"
Odo : "I'm not suggesting anything. But it's been my experience that all humanoids have an agenda of some sort, and that their agendas can influence them without their even realising it."
  People :  Odo
DS9 : Destiny
Gilora : "It's been my experience that..."
O'Brien : "What? That humans aren't good engineers?"
Gilora : "No, not humans. Males."
O'Brien : "I beg your pardon?"
Gilora : "Men just don't seem to have a head for this sort of thing. That's why women dominate the sciences."
O'Brien : "Maybe on Cardassia. But on this station, this man is Chief of Operations, and I know more about these systems anyone, including you."
  People :  Gilora Rejal
DS9 : Destiny
Sisko : "Do you really believe that I'm the Emissary?"
Kira : "I guess I always have. I never wanted to admit it to myself. It's hard to work for someone who's a religious icon."
  People :  Major Kira Nerys
DS9 : Destiny
Sisko : "It would seem that our scientific methodologies differ slightly. It is our practice to examine all possibilities, no matter how unlikely, before we proceed with field tests."
Ulani : "We would, of course, prefer to operate that way as well. However, since the Science Ministry falls under the jurisdiction of the military, we have to follow certain rules. One of them is not to make any project look unnecessarily dangerous."
  People :  Ulani Belor
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
"Close your eyes... Take a deep breath... Clear your mind of everything in it... if there's anything there..." - Odo to Rom
DS9 : Prophet Motive
"I think you'll find that random and unprovoked executions will keep your work force alert and motivated." - Intendent to Mirror 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."
  People :  Dax, Julian Bashir
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
"Everything I have lost I will regain. It's only a matter of time." - Dukat to Kira
DS9 : Return to Grace
"First it was Vedek Bareil, now it's the head of the Bajoran government. You do like powerful men don't you?" - Dukat to Kira
DS9 : Return to Grace
Kira : "Why is it when you smile I want to leave the room?"
Dukat : "I suppose it's because of my overwhelming charm."
  People :  Gul Dukat
DS9 : Return to Grace
"I'm a much more complicated man than you give me credit for." - Dukat to Kira
DS9 : Return to Grace
"Ziyal, what your father wants from me is forgiveness. That's one thing I can never give him." - Kira to Ziyal
DS9 : Return to Grace
Dukat : "Lately, when my mind wanders, I find myself thinking more and more about Gul Marratt. Do you know him? Very dashing. One of Cardassia's rising stars. Graduate of the Cardassian Military Academy, smooth-talking junior member of the Detepa Council, and like your friend Shakaar, quite a lady's man. Especially with other officer's wives."
Kira : "Including yours?"
Dukat : "Mmm. A year ago he wouldn't have dared, but now? I think the first thing I do when I'm returned to power is to demote him. Assign him to the Cardassian Embassy on Breen. I hear it's bitter cold on Breen. And we Cardassians do despise the cold..."
  People :  Gul Dukat
DS9 : Return to Grace
"There was a time when the mere mention of my race inspired fear. And now... we're a beaten people. Afraid to fight back because we're afraid to lose what little is left." - Dukat to Kira
DS9 : Return to Grace
"I am the only Cardassian left... and if no one else will stand against the Klingons, I will." - Dukat to Kira
DS9 : Return to Grace
Ziyal : "When I look at my father, I have a hard time seeing a murderer."
Kira : "And when I look at him, I have a hard time seeing anything else."
  People :  Tora Ziyal, Gul Dukat
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
DS9 : To the Death
"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
Worf : "Quark may lend you the money, but remember Rule of Acquisition number one hundred and eleven. Treat people in your debt like family - exploit them."
Dax : "You know the Rules of Acquisition?"
Worf : "I am a graduate of Starfleet Academy. I know many things."
  People :  Worf Rozhenko
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."
  People :  Dax, Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
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
DS9 : By Inferno's Light
Odo : "You'd shoot a man in the back?"
Garak : "Well, it's the safest way, isn't it?"
  People :  Odo, Elim Garak
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
DS9 : Sacrifice of Angels
"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?"
  People :  Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, Gul Dukat
DS9 : Waltz
Sisko : "Is there anything I can get for you?"
Dukat :"Hmm. A bottle of Kanar and an Orion slave girl would be nice."
Sisko : "I'll see what I can do."
  People :  Gul Dukat
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."
  People :  Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, Joseph Sisko
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."
  People :  Dax, Worf Rozhenko
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
"Savour the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste... when it is fresh from the vine. But don't live too long. The taste turns bitter after a time." - Kor to The Klingons
DS9 : Once More Unto the Breach
"I've hated his name for almost thirty years. I've dreamt of the moment when I would finally see him stripped of his rank and title, when he would suddenly find himself without a friend in the world, without the power of his birthright. Well, I've had that moment now. And I took no joy from it." - Martok to Worf; on Kors failing memory
DS9 : Once More Unto the Breach
"The food is for me. I haven't eaten in hours. Men of our generation never stood on ceremony. We ate when we were hungry, we fought when we were angered. Oh, I miss the simplicity of those days." - Darok to Kor
DS9 : Once More Unto the Breach
"The only real question is whether you believe in the legend of Davy Crockett or not. If you do, then there should be no doubt in your mind that he died the death of a hero. If you do not believe in the legend, then he was just a man... and it does not matter how he died." - Worf to Bashir
DS9 : Once More Unto the Breach
"To Kor - the Dahar master. A noble warrior to the end!" - Martok to Crew
DS9 : Once More Unto the Breach
Quark : "Let me tell you something about hewmons, 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 jeopardy over an extended period of time, and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes. You know I'm right, don't you? Well? Aren't you going to say something? "
Nog : "I feel sorry for the Jem'Hadar."
  People :  Quark, Nog
DS9 : The Siege of AR-558
Ezri : "Tell me, why did you do it?"
Chu'lak : 'Because logic demanded it."
(On his reasons for becoming a mass murderer)
  People :  Chu'lak
DS9 : Field of Fire
"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
"My loyal Weyoun. The only solid I have ever trusted." - Female Founder to Weyoun
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Female Founder : "I want the Cardassians exterminated."
Weyoun : "Which ones?"
Female Founder : "All of them. The entire population."
Weyoun : "That will take some time."
Female Founder : "Then I suggest you begin at once."
  People :  Female Shapeshifter
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
"Four hundred years ago, a victorious general spoke the following words at the end of another costly war. 'Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph. From both we have learned there can be no going back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we've won in war.'" - Admiral Ross; quoting General Douglas McArthur
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
"You may win this war, commander, but I promise you, when it is over, you will have lost so many ships, so many lives, that your "victory" will taste as bitter as defeat." - Female Founder to Kira
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Martok : "This is a moment worth savouring. To victory, hard fought and well earned."
[Notices that Sisko and Ross are not drinking]
Martok : "What's wrong?"
Sisko : "Suddenly I'm not thirsty."
Ross : "Neither am I."
Martok : "Before you waste too many tears, remember, these are Cardassians lying dead at your feet. Bajorans would call this poetic justice.
Sisko : "That doesn't mean I have to drink a toast over their bodies."
Martok : "Humans. Pah. Ka DiJaQ."
  People :  General Martok
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Garak : "You've been such a good friend. I'm going to miss our lunches together."
Bashir : "I'm sure we'll see each other again."
Garak : "I'd like to think so, but one can never say. We live in uncertain times."
(Garak's last words in the series)
  People :  Elim Garak
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Bashir : "The Battle of Thermopylae. Do you know it? Well, it's about a force of Spartans led by King Leonidas, who defend a mountain pass against a vast army of Persians.
Ezri : "What happens then?"
Bashir : "For two days, the Spartans lead a heroic struggle."
Ezri : "Until they're wiped out."
Bashir : "Yes. How'd you know?"
Ezri : "Lucky guess. I take it we'll be the Spartans?"
Bashir : "Fighting to the last man."
Ezri : "Just like the Alamo."
Bashir : "Exactly."
Ezri : "Have you talked to a counsellor about these annihilation fantasies?"
Bashir : "Do you think I should?"
Ezri : "I'll set up a session for you tomorrow."
Bashir : "What about tonight?"
Ezri : "Tonight we defend the pass."
(Their last lines of the series)
  People :  Dax, Julian Bashir
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
"An Ambassador who'll go targ hunting with me! Well, perhaps being Chancellor won't be so bad after all!" - Martok to Worf
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Odo : "The Klingon and Romulan Empires are in no shape to wage a war against anyone. Besides, the Federation wouldn't allow it."
Female Founder : "The Dominion has spent the last two years trying to destroy the Federation, and now you're asking me to put our fate in their hands?"
Odo : "Yes."
  People :  Odo
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Weyoun : "Tell me, where's my old friend Damar?"
Garak : "Damar's dead."
Weyoun : "What a pity."
Garak : "He died trying to free Cardassia."
Weyoun : "What's left of it."
(Garak shoots Weyoun.)
  People :  Weyoun
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
"Keep..." - Damar to Garak; his last words
DS9 : What You Leave Behind
Dukat : "Benjamin, please. We've known each other too long. And since this is the last time we will ever be together, let's try to speak honestly. We've both had victories and our defeats. Now it's time to resolve our differences and face the ultimate truth. I've won, Benjamin. You've lost."
Sisko : "The Pah wraith will never conquer anything. Not Bajor. Not the Celestial Temple. And certainly not the Alpha Quadrant.
Dukat : "And who's going to stop us?"
Sisko : "I am."
  People :  Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, Gul Dukat
DS9 : What You Leave Behind

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