"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
|VOY : Heroes and Demons|
"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|
"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
; on settling in the delta quadrant
|VOY : The 37's|
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|
"I know from the history of my own planet that change is difficult." - Chakotay
|VOY : Distant Origin|
"Killing's the worst thing I've ever had to do." - Chakotay
|VOY : Nemesis|
"Monsters in the replicator. Who else on this ship can handle that?" - Chakotay
|VOY : Mortal Coil|
"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
|VOY : Nothing Human|
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|
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|