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Quotes List

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Quote Episode
"Check the circuit." - Spock to helmsman; the first words ever spoken on Star Trek TOS : The Cage
"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 TOS : The Cage
"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 TOS : The Cage
"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 TOS : The Cage
"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 TOS : Where No Man Has Gone Before
"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 TOS : The Corbomite Maneuver
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."
TOS : The Corbomite Maneuver
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 TOS : Mudd's Women
"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 TOS : The Enemy Within
"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 TOS : The Enemy Within
"He's dead, Jim." - McCoy to Kirk; regarding the dog, the first use of the line in Star Trek TOS : The Enemy Within
"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 TOS : The Man Trap
"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 TOS : The Naked Time
"My mother... I could never tell her I loved her." - Spock to Kirk TOS : The Naked Time
"This vessel. I give, she takes. She won't permit me my life. I've got to live hers." - Kirk to Spock TOS : The Naked Time
"Never lose you. Never." - Kirk to the Enterprise TOS : The Naked Time
Sulu : "I'll protect you, fair maiden!"
Uhura : "Sorry, neither!"
TOS : The Naked Time
"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 TOS : Charlie X
"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 TOS : Balance of Terror
Bones : "War is never imperative, Mister Spock."
Spock : "It is for them, Doctor."
TOS : Balance of Terror
"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 TOS : Balance of Terror
"I wish I were on a long sea voyage somewhere. Not too much deck tennis, no frantic dancing. And no responsibility." - Kirk to McCoy TOS : Balance of Terror
"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 TOS : Balance of Terror
"He's a sorcerer, that one! He reads the thoughts in my brain!" - Romulan Commander; to Decius regarding Kirk TOS : Balance of Terror
"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?"
TOS : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
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."
TOS : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
"That was the equation! Existence! Survival must cancel out programming!" - Ruk to Kirk TOS : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
"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 TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"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; His toast TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"Interesting. Your Earth people glorify organized violence for forty centuries, but you imprison those who employ it privately." - Spock to McCoy TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"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 TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"Open your mind... we move together, our minds sharing the same thoughts." - Spock; performing a meld on Van Gelder TOS : Dagger of the Mind
"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 TOS : Miri
"Life prolongation. Didn't have much luck, did they?" - McCoy to Kirk TOS : Miri
"Back on the ship, I used to try to get you to look at my legs. Captain, look at my legs." - Rand to Kirk TOS : Miri
"I never get involved with older women, Yeoman." - Kirk to Rand TOS : Miri
"The chain of command is often a noose." - McCoy to Spock TOS : The Conscience of the King
"And this ship. All this power. Surging and throbbing, yet under control. Are you like that, captain?" - Lenore to Kirk; Oh my! TOS : The Conscience of the King
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."
TOS : The Conscience of the King
"Blood thins. The body fails. One is finally grateful for a failing memory." - Karidian to Kirk TOS : The Conscience of the King
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."
TOS : The Conscience of the King
"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 TOS : The Conscience of the King
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 TOS : The Galileo Seven
"Mister Scott, there are always alternatives." - Spock to Scotty; a much used quote TOS : The Galileo Seven
"Mister Spock, respect is a rational process! Did it ever occur to you they might react emotionally? With anger?" - McCoy to Spock TOS : The Galileo Seven
"I'm sick and tired of this machine!" - Boma to McCoy; regarding Spock TOS : The Galileo Seven
"It may be the last action you'll ever take, Mister Spock, but it was all human." - McCoy to Spock TOS : The Galileo Seven
"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 TOS : Court Martial
McCoy : "Mister Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known."
Spock : "Why, thank you, doctor."
TOS : Court Martial
"It is impossible for Captain Kirk to act out of panic or malice. It is not in his nature." - Spock to Areel TOS : Court Martial
"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 TOS : The Menagerie, Part 1
"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 TOS : The Menagerie, Part 2
"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 TOS : Shore Leave
Barrows : "Don't peek!"
McCoy : "My dear girl, I am a doctor. When I peek, it's in the line of duty."
TOS : Shore Leave
"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 TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose." - Spock to Trelane TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think 'interesting' would suffice." - Spock to McCoy TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"You will hang by the neck, captain, until you are dead, dead, dead!" - Trelane to Kirk TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"So this is victory! It has a sweet taste!" - Trelane to Kirk TOS : The Squire of Gothos
"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 TOS : Arena
"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 TOS : The Alternative Factor
"I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I've simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar." - Spock to Lazarus TOS : The Alternative Factor
"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 TOS : The Return of the Archons
"Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life." - Kirk to Landru TOS : The Return of the Archons
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 TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"Sir, there's a multilegged creature crawling on your shoulder." - Spock; lying to an to Eminian TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"Diplomats! The best diplomat I know is a fully activated phaser bank!" - Scott to McCoy TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
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."
TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
McCoy : "Well, Scotty, now you've done it!"
Scott : "Aye. The haggis is in the fire for sure."
TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"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 TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"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 TOS : A Taste of Armageddon
"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 TOS : Space Seed
"Superior ability breeds superior ambition." - Spock to Kirk TOS : Space Seed
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."
TOS : Space Seed
Khan : "We offered the world order!"
Kirk : "'We'?"
TOS : Space Seed
"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 TOS : This Side of Paradise
"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 TOS : This Side of Paradise
"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 TOS : This Side of Paradise
"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 TOS : Errand of Mercy
"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 TOS : Errand of Mercy
Kirk : "We have the right -"
TOS : Errand of Mercy
"It is true that in the future, you and the Klingons will become fast friends. You will work together." - Ayelborne to Kirk TOS : Errand of Mercy
"I should say the Organians are as far above us on the evolutionary scale as we are above the amoeba." - Spock to Kirk TOS : Errand of Mercy
"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 TOS : Operation: Annihilate!
"Mister Spock is the best first officer in the fleet." - McCoy to Kirk; confessing his secret admiration for Spock TOS : Operation: Annihilate!
"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 TOS : Metamorphosis
"Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome." - Kirk to the Companion TOS : Metamorphosis
"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 TOS : Metamorphosis
"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 TOS : Friday's Child
"Look, I'm a doctor, not an escalator!" - McCoy to Spock TOS : Friday's Child
Eleen : "No. Here, child belongs to husband."
McCoy : "So, they take all the credit here. Poppycock!"
TOS : Friday's Child
"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 TOS : Friday's Child
"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 TOS : Who Mourns for Adonais?
"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...)
TOS : Amok Time
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."
TOS : Amok Time
"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 TOS : Amok Time
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?"
TOS : Amok Time
"That's T'Pau, of Vulcan. All of Vulcan in one package. How can I back out in front of her?" - Kirk to McCoy TOS : Amok Time
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."
TOS : Amok Time
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." TOS : Amok Time
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 TOS : The Doomsday Machine
"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 TOS : The Doomsday Machine
"To blazes with regulations! You can't let him take command when you know he's wrong." - McCoy to Spock; on Commodore Decker TOS : The Doomsday Machine
"Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard." - Kirk to Spock; perfectly calm as death approaches TOS : The Doomsday Machine
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."
TOS : The Doomsday Machine
"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 TOS : Wolf in the Fold
"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 TOS : Wolf in the Fold
"Humans and humanoids make up only a small percentage of the life forms we know of." - Spock to Kirk TOS : Wolf in the Fold
"Computer, this is a Class A compulsory directive : compute to the last digit, the value of pi." - Spock; giving 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 TOS : The Apple
"Well there goes paradise." - McCoy; on finding that Vaal does not allow holding and touching TOS : The Apple
"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 TOS : Mirror, Mirror
"You're a man of integrity in both universes, Mr. Spock." - Kirk to Mirror Spock TOS : Mirror, Mirror
"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 TOS : Mirror, Mirror
"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 TOS : I, Mudd
"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 TOS : I, Mudd
"Knowledge, sir, should be free to all." - Harry Mudd to Spock TOS : I, Mudd
"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 TOS : I, Mudd
"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 TOS : I, Mudd
"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 TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
"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 TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
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."
TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
Baris : "In my opinion, you have taken this important project far too lightly."
TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
"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 TOS : Bread and Circuses
"My world, Proconsul, is my vessel, my oath, my crew." - Kirk to Claudius TOS : Bread and Circuses
"I'm trying to thank you, you pointed-eared hobgoblin!" - McCoy to Spock TOS : Bread and Circuses
"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 TOS : Bread and Circuses
"You're a Roman, Kirk, or you should have been!" - Claudius; expressing his man-crush on Kirk TOS : Bread and Circuses
"You may not understand because you're centuries beyond anything as crude as television." - Claudius to Kirk TOS : Bread and Circuses
"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 TOS : Journey to Babel
"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 TOS : A Private Little War
"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 TOS : A Private Little War
"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 TOS : A Private Little War
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."
TOS : A Private Little War
"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 TOS : A Private Little War
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."
TOS : A Private Little War
"Tomorrow... in the palm of her hands." - Kirk to McCoy; on the phaser Nona stole TOS : A Private Little War
McCoy : "Well, you got what you wanted."
Kirk : "Not what I wanted, Bones. What had to be."
TOS : A Private Little War
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."
TOS : The Gamesters of Triskelion
"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 TOS : Obsession
"Intuition, however illogical, Mister Spock, is recognized as a command prerogative." - Kirk to Spock TOS : Obsession
"You know, self-pity's a terrible first course. Why don't you try the soup instead?" - Chapel to Garrovick TOS : Obsession
"Crazy way to travel! Spreading a man's molecules all over the universe!" - McCoy to Spock; on the transporter TOS : Obsession
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 TOS : The Immunity Syndrome
"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 TOS : The Immunity Syndrome
"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 TOS : The Immunity Syndrome
"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!"
TOS : A Piece of the Action
Oxmyx : "Nobody helps nobody but himself."
Spock : "Sir, you are employing a double negative."
TOS : A Piece of the Action
"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 TOS : A Piece of the Action
"Captain, you are an excellent star ship commander, but as a taxi driver... you leave much to be desired." - Spock to Kirk TOS : A Piece of the Action
"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 TOS : By Any Other Name
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."
TOS : By Any Other Name
"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 TOS : By Any Other Name
"Yes, Humans are very peculiar. I often find them unfathomable, but an interesting psychological study." - Spock to Rojan TOS : By Any Other Name
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."
TOS : By Any Other Name
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!"
TOS : By Any Other Name
"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 TOS : By Any Other Name
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 TOS : Return to Tomorrow
"Oh, you are a lovely female. A pleasant sight to wake up to after half a million years!" - Henoch to Chapel TOS : Return to Tomorrow
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"Did you see the love light in Spock's eyes? The right computer finally came along!" - McCoy to Kirk TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them." - Spock to Kirk TOS : The Ultimate Computer
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."
TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
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."
TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"You are my greatest creation, the unit to save men. You must not destroy men." - Daystrom to M-5 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"I am most impressed with the technology, Captain. Doctor Daystrom has created a mirror image of his own mind." - Spock to Kirk TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : The Ultimate Computer
"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 TOS : Elaan of Troyius
"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 TOS : Is There in Truth no Beauty?
"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 TOS : The Empath
"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?"
TOS : For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
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 TOS : Day of the Dove
"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man with a knife." - Klingon to Kang TOS : Day of the Dove
"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 TOS : Plato's Stepchildren
"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 TOS : Plato's Stepchildren
"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 TOS : Let that be Your Last Battlefield
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 TOS : The Lights of Zetar
"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 TOS : The Way to Eden
"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 TOS : Turnabout Intruder
"It may not be scientific, but if Mr. Spock thinks it happens then it must be logical." - Scotty to McCoy TOS : Turnabout Intruder
"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

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