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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
"Sometimes a man'll tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor." - Boyce to Pike
TOS : The Cage
"A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on, and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away." - Boyce to Pike
TOS : The Cage
"It was a perfect illusion. They had us seeing just what we wanted to see, human beings who'd survived with dignity and bravery, everything entirely logical, right down to the building of the camp, the tattered clothing, everything. Now let's be sure we understand the danger of this. The inhabitants of this planet can read our minds. They can create illusions out of a person's own thoughts, memories, and experiences, even out of a person's own desires. Illusions just as real and solid as this table top and just as impossible to ignore!" - Boyce to the crew
TOS : The Cage
"They couldn't repair the machines left by their ancestors. Is that why they want us, to build a colony of slaves?" - Pike to Vina
TOS : The Cage
"A curious species. They have fantasies they hide even from themselves." - Talosian; describing Humans
TOS : The Cage
"I'm going to gamble you're too intelligent to kill for no reason at all. On the other hand, I've got a reason. I'm willing to bet you've created an illusion this laser is empty. I think it just blasted a hole in that window and you're keeping us from seeing it. [Pike places the laser against the Talosian's skull.] You want me to test my theory out on your head?" - Pike to Talosian
TOS : The Cage
"It's wrong to create a whole race of humans to live as slaves." - Number One to Pike; setting her laser to self destruct to to kill everybody present
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 else a 'god' needs compassion!" - Kirk to Dehner; regarding Mitchell
TOS : Where No Man Has Gone Before
Mitchell : "Improving the breed, Doctor? Is that your line?"
Dehner : "I heard that's more your specialty, Commander, line included."
  People :  Doctor Elizabeth Dehner
TOS : Where No Man Has Gone Before
Kirk : "You? Spinoza?"
Mitchell : "Once you get into him, he's rather simple though. Childish, almost. I don't agree with him at all."
  People :  Gary Mitchell
TOS : Where No Man Has Gone Before
"No one's been hurt, have they? Don't you understand? A mutated superior man could also be a wonderful thing! The forerunner of a new and better kind of human being!" - Dehner to Kirk
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
TOS : The Corbomite Maneuver
Spock : "A very interesting game, this poker."
Kirk : "It does have advantages over chess."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
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!"
  People :  Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura
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."
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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?"
  People :  Doctor Roger Korby, Christine Chapel
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Doctor Roger Korby
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Lenore Karidian
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!"
  People :  Lenore Karidian, Anton Karidian
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."
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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."
  People :  Leonard H. McCoy, Ensign Tonia Barrows
TOS : Shore Leave
"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." - Kirk to Sulu
TOS : Shore Leave
"On my planet, to rest is to rest. To cease using energy. To me, it is quite illogical to run up and down on green grass using energy instead of saving it." - Spock to Kirk
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
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
McCoy : "Well, Scotty, now you've done it!"
Scott : "Aye. The haggis is in the fire for sure."
  People :  Leonard H. 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."
  People :  Leonard H. McCoy, Ambassador Robert Fox, Montgomery Scott
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh
TOS : Space Seed
Khan : "We offered the world order!"
Kirk : "'We'?"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh
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 Kalomi
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
"On pure speculation, just an educated guess, I'd say that man is alive." - McCoy to Spock
TOS : This Side of Paradise
"I think you'll find our settlement an interesting one. Our philosophy is a simple one, that men should return to a less complicated life. We have few mechanical things here. No vehicles, no weapons. We have harmony here. Complete peace." - Sandoval to Kirk
TOS : This Side of Paradise
"I love you. I said that six years ago, and I can't seem to stop repeating myself. On Earth, you couldn't give anything of yourself. You couldn't even put your arms around me. We couldn't have anything together there. We couldn't have anything together anyplace else. We're happy here. I can't lose you now, Mister Spock. I can't." - Kalomi to Spock
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 -"
Ayelbourne : "To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? Is that what you're defending?"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Ayelbourne
TOS : Errand of Mercy
"It is true that in the future, you and the Klingons will become fast friends. You will work together." - Ayelbourne 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 no reason to be embarrassed." - 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
"All right, but it's there and it's real. If it's real, it can be affected. Engineering, stand by to divert all power systems to the outer hull. Prepare impulse engines for generation of maximum heat directed as ordered. Maybe we can't break it, but I'll bet you credits to navy beans we can put a dent in it!" - DeSalle to Chekov
TOS : Catspaw
"Captain Kirk, can you hear me? There is a curse on your ship. Leave this place or you will all die!" - Crewman to Kirk
TOS : Catspaw
"Don't threaten me! I can squash you... and that would be an interesting sensation, yes! I find I like these new sensations. Don't try to push me!" - Sylvia to Korob
TOS : Catspaw
"Where did your race get this ridiculous predilection for resistance? You examine any object, you question everything. Is it not enough to accept what is?" - Korob to Kirk
TOS : Catspaw
"You are the different one, Mister Spock. You do not think like the others. There are no colours to your patterns of logic. There's only black and white. You see all this around you, yet you do not believe." - Korob to Spock
TOS : Catspaw
Korob : "Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires. All the crystalline forms that you cherish above all things! A fortune of them for each of you if you leave here without further inquiry."
Kirk : "We could manufacture a ton of these on our ship. They mean nothing to us."
  People :  Korob
TOS : Catspaw
"I would advise you to co-operate, Captain. Forcible extraction of the information we wish from you is not complicated, but it is extremely painful and it has a certain draining effect." - Sylvia to Kirk
TOS : Catspaw
"You will be swept away. You, your men, your ship, your worlds!"
- Sylvia to Kirk
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 Zefram, 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!"
  People :  Leonard H. McCoy, Eleen
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...)
  People :  Spock, Christine Chapel
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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?"
  People :  Spock, T'Pau
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."
  People :  Spock, T'Pring
TOS : Amok Time
"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."
  People :  Spock
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."
(The first time this phrase is used.)
  People :  Spock, T'Pau
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, 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
McCoy : "There's something wrong about a man who never smiles, whose conversation never varies from the routine of the job, and who won't talk about his background."
Spock : "I see."
McCoy : "Spock, I mean that it's odd for a non-Vulcan. The ears make all the difference."
Spock : "I find your argument strewn with gaping defects in logic."
McCoy : "Maybe, but you can't evaluate a man by logic alone. Besides, he has avoided two appointments that I've made for his physical exam without reason."
Spock : "That's not at all surprising, Doctor. He's probably terrified of your beads and rattles."
  People :  Spock
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
"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!"
  People :  Korax
TOS : The Trouble With Tribbles
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."
  People :  Nilz Baris, James T. Kirk
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 Krell
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Montgomery Scott
TOS : A Private Little War
"Touch me again and this small box will kill you!" - Nona to Villagers
TOS : A Private Little War
"I am a Kahn-ut-tu woman. In all this land, how many are there? Men seek us because through us they become great leaders." - Nona to Tyree
TOS : A Private Little War
"Our blood has passed through the mahko root together. Our souls have been together. He is mine now." - Nona to McCoy; regarding her healing of Kirk.
TOS : A Private Little War
"There's an old custom among my people. When a woman saves a man's life, he is grateful!" - Nona to Kirk
TOS : A Private Little War
"We must fight or die! Is dying better? You would let him die when you have weapons to make him powerful and safe? Then he has the wrong friends! And I have the wrong husband!" - Nona to Kirk
TOS : A Private Little War
Apella : "A quarrel by my people. A division of some skins and a hill woman taken this morning. It's hard to divide one woman."
Krell : "Give her to the man who killed the most of her people. The others will see the profit in bravery. I'll make a Klingon of you yet."
  People :  Apella
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."
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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."
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Jojo Krako
TOS : A Piece of the Action
Oxmyx : "Nobody helps nobody but himself."
Spock : "Sir, you are employing a double negative."
  People :  Spock, Bela Oxmyx
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Kelinda
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."
  People :  Spock, Rojan
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!"
  People :  Montgomery Scott, Tomar
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Rojan
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
"You should make a very convincing Nazi." - Spock to Kirk
TOS : Patterns of Force
"If we adopt the ways of the Nazis, we're as bad as the Nazis." - Isak to Abrom
TOS : Patterns of Force
"Note the sinister eyes and the malformed ears. Definitely an inferior race." - Melakon to Daras; regarding Spock
TOS : Patterns of Force
"Even historians fail to learn from history... they repeat the same mistakes. Let the killing end, Kirk." - Gil to Kirk
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."
  People :  Spock,
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."
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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
"A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive." - Kirk to His log
TOS : The Omega Glory
"Freedom? Freedom? That is a worship word. Yang worship. You will not speak it." - Cloud William to Krik
TOS : The Omega Glory
"They sacrificed hundreds just to draw us out in the open! And then they came... and they came! We drained four of our phasers, and they still came! We killed thousands and they still came!" - Tracey to Kirk
TOS : The Omega Glory
"We've got to stay alive. Let the Yangs kill us and destroy what we have to offer and we'll have committed a crime against all humanity. I'd say that's slightly more important than the Prime Directive, wouldn't you, Jim?" - Tracey to Kirk
TOS : The Omega Glory
"You have a well-trained bridge crew, Captain. My compliments." - Tracey to Kirk
TOS : The Omega Glory
"I caution you, gentlemen, don't fight me here. I'll win. Or at worst, I'll drag you down with me." - Tracey to Kirk
TOS : The Omega Glory
"I am Cloud William, chief. Also son of chief. Guardian of the holies, speaker of the holy words, leader of warriors. Many have died, but this is the last of the Kohm places. What is ours, is ours again." - Cloud William
TOS : The Omega Glory
"He was cast out! Don't you recognise the Evil One? Who else would trick you with your own sacred words? Let your God strike me dead if I lie. But he won't, because I speak for him!" - Tracey to Cloud William
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
"Current Earth crises would fill a tape bank, Captain. There will be an important assassination today, an equally dangerous government coup in Asia, and, this could be highly critical, the launching of an orbital nuclear warhead platform by the United States countering a similar launch by other powers." - Spock to Kirk
TOS : Assignment: Earth
"Agents are male and female, descendants of human ancestors taken from Earth approximately six thousand years ago. They're the product of generations of training for this mission. Problem. Earth technology and science have progressed faster than political and social knowledge. Purpose of mission. To prevent Earth's civilisation from destroying itself before it can mature into a peaceful society." - Gary Seven to Computer
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?" - Elaan to Kirk
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
Kirk : "Courtesy. Remember?"
Elaan : "Courtesy is not for inferiors."
Kirk : "Courtesy is for everyone around here, and you'll find you won't be able to exist on Troyius without it. Mister Scott, our Chief Engineer, has shown you his engineering department. That's a courtesy. You respond by saying thank you."
  People :  Elaan, James T. Kirk
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
We are interested in how the ship is used in combat, not in what drives it. Engines are for mechanics and menials. - Elaan to Scotty
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
There will be no wedding! I would not have our ruler marry that monster if the entire galaxy depended on it, and I will have nothing further to do with you! - Petri to Kirk
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
It's been my experience that the prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other. - Kirk to Elaan
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
Elaan : "I have a plan. With this ship, you could completely obliterate Troyius. Then there will be no need for the marriage. And in gratitude, my people will give you the complete rule of this system."
Kirk : "What kind of a mind could think of such a thing?"
  People :  Elaan
TOS : Elaan of Troyius
Elaan : "I love you. I have chosen you, and still I don't understand why you didn't fight the Klingon."
Kirk : "If I can accomplish my mission by turning tail and running, I'll gladly do that."
  People :  Elaan, James T. 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
"This is Lieutenant Commander Scott. The Enterprise takes no orders except those of Captain Kirk and we will stay right here until he returns and if you make any attempt to board or commandeer the Enterprise, it will be blown to bits along with as many of you as we can take with us." - Scotty to Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "Why would you do this to me? What are you that you could do this?"
Spock : "First officer of the Enterprise."
  People :  Spock, Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "Allow me to rephrase. Will you join me for dinner?
Spock "I am honoured, Commander. Are the guards also invited?"
  People :  Spock, Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "You are a superior being. Why do you not command?"
Spock : "I do not desire a ship of my own."
Romulan Commander : "Or is it that no one has offered you, a Vulcan, that opportunity?"
  People :  Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "You must have your own ship."
Spock : "Commander, shall we speak plainly? It is you who desperately need a ship. You want the Enterprise."
Romulan Commander : "Of course. It would be a great achievement for me to bring home the Enterprise intact. It would broaden the scope of my powers greatly. It would be the achievement of a lifetime. And it would open equal opportunities for you."
  People :  Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Kirk : "Are those Romulan officers still aboard the ship?"
Scotty : "They're in the brig, sir."
Kirk : "I'll need a Romulan uniform."
Scotty : Smiling broadly... "Aye. It'll be a pleasure!"
  People :  Montgomery Scott
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "You have nothing in Starfleet to which to return. I offer, we offer you an alternative. We will find a place for you, if you wish it."
Spock : "A place?"
Romulan Commander : "With me. Romulan women are not like Vulcan females. We are not dedicated to pure logic and the sterility of non-emotion. Our people are warriors. Often savage. But we are also many other pleasant things."
  People :  Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Romulan Commander : "Now one final step to make the occasion complete. You will lead a small party of Romulans aboard the Enterprise, and there you will take your rightful place as its commander. And you will lead the ship to a Romulan port, with my flagship at its side."
Spock : "Yes, of course. But not just this moment. An hour from now will do even better... would it not, Commander?"
Romulan Commander : "Yes. Yes, it will."
  People :  Spock, Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Tal : "We have you under our weapons, Enterprise. You cannot escape."
Kirk : "This is Captain Kirk. Hold your fire. We have your commander aboard."
Tal : "Commander?"
Romulan Commander : "Destroy this vessel! I gave you a direct command! Tal!"
  People :  Romulan Commander
TOS : The Enterprise Incident
Spock : "Deck two. It is regrettable that you were made an unwilling passenger. It was not intentional. All the Federation wanted was the cloaking device."
Romulan Commander : "The Federation. And what did you want?"
Spock : "It was my only interest when I boarded your vessel."
Romulan Commander : "And that's exactly all you came away with."
Spock : "You underestimate yourself, Commander."
  People :  Spock, 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?"
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Nyota Uhura
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."
  People :  Rayna Kapec, Flint
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
"Let's see what's out there..." - Picard; ordering the Enterprise into the unknown
TNG : Encounter at Farpoint
"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
TNG : Justice
"I'm with Starfleet; we don't lie." - Wesley to the Mediator
TNG : Justice
"Sharing an orbit with God is no small experience." - Troi to Picard
TNG : Justice
"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
TNG : The Battle
"As you hew-mons say... I'm all ears." - Kazago to Riker
TNG : The Battle
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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker
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
TNG : 11001001
"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
TNG : 11001001
"Blondes and Jazz seldom go together." - Riker; while creating Minuet
TNG : 11001001
"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?"
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker
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
TNG : Coming of Age
Remmick : "You don't like me very much, do you?"
Worf : "Is it required, sir?"
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick
TNG : Coming of Age
"What magnificent battles we could have at the helm of this ship!" - Konmel to Worf; on the Enterprise
TNG : Heart of Glory
"Cowards take hostages, Klingons do not." - Worf to Yar
TNG : Heart of Glory
"The true test of a warrior is not without, it is within!" - Worf to Korris
TNG : Heart of Glory
"Yet in all you say, where are the words duty, honour, loyalty? Without which a warrior is nothing!" - Worf to Korris
TNG : Heart of Glory
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.)
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Captain Korris
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
TNG : Skin of Evil
"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
Data : "You are capable of great sadism and cruelty. Interesting. No redeeming qualities."
Armus : "So what do you think?"
Data : "I think you should be destroyed."
  People :  Armus, Data
TNG : Skin of Evil
Armus : "I am a skin of evil left here by a race of Titans who believed if they rid themselves of me, they would free the bonds of destructiveness."
Picard : "Yes. So here you are. Feeding on your own loneliness. Consumed by your own pain. Believing your own lies."
  People :  Armus, Jean-Luc Picard
TNG : Skin of Evil
"Hello, my friends. You are here now watching this image of me because I have died. It probably happened while I was on duty, and quickly, which is what I expected. Never forget I died doing exactly what I chose to do. What I want you to know is how much I loved my life, and those of you who shared it with me. You are my family." - Tasha to The Bridge crew
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; Log entry
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
O'Brien : "Good luck, Commander."
Riker : "Thanks, O'Brien."
O'Brien : "I wouldn't want to go."
Riker : "Why?"
O'Brien : (incredulous) "You're not afraid, are you?"
Riker : "No, I'm not."
O'Brien : "I would be."
  People :  William T. Riker, Miles Edward O'Brien
TNG : A Matter of Honor
Klag : (regarding two Klingon females) "They are inquisitive. They wonder how you would endure."
Riker : "Endure what?"
Klag : "Them."
Riker : (smiling slowly) "One, or both?"
  People :  Klag, William T. Riker
TNG : A Matter of Honor
"A Klingon is his work, not his family. That is the way of things." - Klag to Riker
TNG : A Matter of Honor
"Enterprise, this is Captain William Riker of the Klingon vessel Pagh. I order you to lower your shields and surrender." - Riker to Picard
TNG : A Matter of Honor
Riker : "Cloaking shields off."
[Dukath hesitates]
Riker : "Obey my orders!"
Tactical Officer Dukath : "We will be destroyed!"
Riker : "If we are, it will be in battle, and I will die with you. So I repeat... cloaking shields off!"
  People :  William T. Riker
TNG : A Matter of Honor
"You understand the Klingons better than I thought, Commander." - Klag to Riker
TNG : A Matter of Honor
"You come from a very brave and unique people. I'm glad you're with us on the Enterprise." - Riker to Worf
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
TNG : The Measure of a Man
"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; Her ruling on Data
TNG : The Measure of a Man
"It brings a sense of order and stability to my universe to know that you're still a pompous ass... and a damn sexy man." - Louvois to Picard
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..." - Picard to Deanna; Reading 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
TNG : Time Squared
"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
TNG : Pen Pals
"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
TNG : Pen Pals
"Your whisper from the dark has now become a plea. We cannot turn our backs." - Picard to Data
TNG : Pen Pals
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."
  People :  William T. Riker, Miles Edward O'Brien
TNG : Pen Pals
"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
TNG : Up The Long Ladder
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."
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Danilo Odell
TNG : Up The Long Ladder
Brenna : "And what are you staring at? Have you never seen a woman before?"
Riker : "I thought I had."
  People :  William T. Riker, Brenna Odell
TNG : Up The Long Ladder
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..."
  People :  William T. Riker, Brenna Odell
TNG : Up The Long Ladder
"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 quadruples during the Phase
TNG : Manhunt
"Lieutenant, I order you to relax!" - Picard to Worf
TNG : The Emissary
"Comfortable chair." - Worf to Riker; on the joys of command
TNG : The Emissary
Worf : "Sir. I suggest Commander Riker or Data would better serve Special Emissary K'Ehleyr."
Picard : "Are there any personal reasons you don't want the assignment?"
Worf : "Yes."
Picard : "Any professional reasons?
Worf : "No."
[Picard's left eyebrow raises very slightly]
Worf : "I withdraw my request, Captain."
Picard : "Good."
TNG : The Emissary
"My experiences aboard this ship have taught me that most problems have more than one solution!" - Worf to K'Ehlyer
TNG : The Emissary
[K'Ehleyr surveys the dead aliens on the holodeck]
K'Ehleyr : "It's not much of a programme.
[Worf slowly walks over, picks up a pair of swords, and hands one to her]
Worf : "Computer... level two."
[The dead aliens leap back to their feet and charge them both twice as hard]
TNG : The Emissary
"Worf, you're the perfect Klingon. The ultimate minimalist. Talk to me!" - K'Ehleyr to Worf
TNG : The Emissary
Data :" Sensors show life forms aboard, but I am unable to ascertain whether they are awake or dormant. However, the vessel's propulsion systems are inactive, so I would hypothesize that the crew is asleep."
[The Tong fires disruptors at the Enterprise-D]
Data :"...however, I could be in error."
  People :  Data
TNG : The Emissary
"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life." - Picard to Data
TNG : Peak Performance
Data : "It is a matter of perspective Doctor. In the strictest sense, I did not win."
Everyone : "Data!"
Data : "I busted him up."
  People :  Data, One
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
"Deanna, facing death is the ultimate test of character. I don't want to die, but if I have to, I'd like to do it with a little pride." - Riker to Deanna
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
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."
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Kevin Uxbridge
TNG : The Survivors
"Good tea. Nice house." - Worf to Rishon
TNG : The Survivors
"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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Nuria
TNG : Who Watches The Watchers?
Nuria : "Perhaps one day, my people will travel above the skies?"
Picard : "Of that I have absolutely no doubt."
  People :  Nuria, Jean-Luc Picard
TNG : Who Watches The Watchers?
"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.)
  People :  Centurion Bochra, Geordi LaForge
TNG : The Enemy
"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
TNG : The Defector
"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
TNG : The Hunted
"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
TNG : The High Ground
"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."
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Q
TNG : Deja Q
"I'm not good in groups. It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent." - Q to Data
TNG : Deja Q
"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
TNG : Deja Q
"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
TNG : Deja Q
"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
TNG : Yesterday's Enterprise
"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
TNG : Yesterday's Enterprise
"Let's make sure history never forgets the name... Enterprise." - Picard to crew
TNG : Yesterday's Enterprise
"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 to Data; Her last words
TNG : The Offspring
"There was nothing anyone could have done. We'd repolarize one pathway and another would collapse. And then another. His hands were moving faster than I could see, trying to stay ahead of each breakdown. He refused to give up. He was remarkable." - Haftel to Crew
TNG : The Offspring
"There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders. You acknowledge their sentience, but ignore their personal liberties and freedom? Order a man to turn his child over to the state? Not while I am his captain." - Picard to Haftel
TNG : The Offspring
"I fail to understand how a five-foot android with heuristic learning systems and the strength of ten men could be called a child." - Picard to Troi
TNG : The Offspring
"I am Klingon! If you doubt it, a demonstration can be arranged!" - Worf to Kurn
TNG : Sins of the Father
"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
Riker : "I imagine it must be very difficult for you to work with a crew that is so different. I would be happy to guide you in that regard, if it would be helpful."
Kurn : "No Commander. It wouldn't."
Riker : "This is not a Klingon ship, sir."
Kurn : "No Commander, it is not. If it were a Klingon ship, I would've killed you for offering your suggestion."
  People :  Kurn
TNG : Sins of the Father
Kurn : "How long has the bird been dead? It appears to have been lying in the sun for quite some time."
Geordi : "It's not dead, it's been replicated. You do understand that we cook most of our foods?"
Kurn : "Ah, yes... I was told to prepare for that. I shall try some of your burned replicated bird meat."
  People :  Kurn
TNG : Sins of the Father
"This entire ship seems built on comfort, relaxation, being at ease. It is not the ship of a warrior... not the ship of a Klingon." - Kurn to Worf; a calculated insult.
TNG : Sins of the Father
Worf : "I wish to know if I have given you offence."
Kurn : "I am not human. If you had given offence, you would not need to ask."
  People :  Kurn
TNG : Sins of the Father
Duras : "This is not your world, human. You do not command here."
Picard : "I'm not here to command."
Duras : "Then you must be ready to fight. Something that Starfleet doesn't teach you."
Picard : "You may test that assumption at your convenience."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Duras
TNG : Sins of the Father
"My life ended on Khitomer. I served a proud family, a strong house. All that is gone." - Kahlest to Picard
TNG : Sins of the Father
"You are brave, cha'DIch. Worf chose well." - Kahlest to Picard
TNG : Sins of the Father
"You admit the truth and yet expect him to accept punishment? What does this say of an Empire who holds honour so dear?!" - Picard to K'mpec
TNG : Sins of the Father
"The Empire will not be destroyed for one family's honour!" - K'mpec to Picard
TNG : Sins of the Father
K'mpec : "This is not the Federation, Picard. If you defy an order of the High Council, the alliance with the Federation could fall to dust."
Picard : "The alliance with the Federation is not based on lies, K'mpec! Protect your secrets if you must, but you will not sacrifice these men!"
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, K'mpec
TNG : Sins of the Father
"Imprisonment is an injury, regardless of how you justify it." - Picard to the alien
TNG : Allegiance
Esoqq : "My given name is Esoqq. It means 'fighter'!"
Tholl : "I'll bet half the names in the Chalnoth language mean 'fighter'."
  People :  Kova Tholl
TNG : Allegiance
Tholl : "It's well known that my species possesses superior intelligence and I am considered among the brightest of my people."
Haro : "And the least modest!"
  People :  Kova Tholl, Cadet Mitena Haro
TNG : Allegiance
"Collaboration is what your species does best!" - Esoqq to Tholl
TNG : Allegiance
"You've shown none of the concern that Captain Picard would for the safety of his ship, the welfare of his crew." - Riker to Fake Picard
TNG : Allegiance
"And now that you have had a taste of captivity, perhaps you will reconsider the morality of inflicting it upon others. In any event, we now know about your race and we know how to imprison you. Bear that in mind. Now get off my ship." - Picard to Alien
TNG : Allegiance
"The more difficult the task, the sweeter the victory." - Riker to Troi
TNG : Captain's Holiday
Picard : "Tell me, Number One, is the entire crew aware of this little scheme to send me off on holiday?"
Riker : "I believe there are two ensigns stationed on deck thirty nine who know nothing about it."
  People :  William T. Riker
TNG : Captain's Holiday
Riker :" Have I mentioned how imaginative the Risian women are, sir?"
Troi : "Too often, Commander."
  People :  Deanna Troi
TNG : Captain's Holiday
Joval : "The Horga'hn is the Risian symbol of sexuality. To own one is to call forth it powers. To display it is to announce you are seeking Jamaharon."
Picard : "Riker..."
Joval : "Do you seek Jamaharohn?"
Picard : "I don't even know what it means. The Horga'hn is for a friend."
Joval : "I see. Someone close to you?"
Picard : "That's right."
Joval : "Someone you love?"
Picard : "I wouldn't go that far."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
TNG : Captain's Holiday
"It's just that I prefer to be acquainted with the women that I kiss." - Picard to Vash
TNG : Captain's Holiday
Vash : "Still think I'm trouble?"
Picard : "I'm sure of it."
(After Picard kisses her)
TNG : Captain's Holiday
"A simple handshake would have sufficed." - Picard to Vash; after she kisses him
TNG : Captain's Holiday
"Is that the purpose of existence? To care for someone?" - Data to Elbrun
TNG : Tin Man
"Through joining, they have been healed. Grief has been transmuted to joy. Loneliness to belonging." - Data to Troi
TNG : Tin Man
"Well, you know, they send you Galaxy Class boys out here to the far reaches. Me, I'm just hauling my butt back and forth between Starbases." - DeSoto to Picard
TNG : Tin Man
Troi : "He was at the university on Betazed when I studied psychology there."
Picard : "Oh, I see. He was a colleague of yours."
Troi : "No. He was a patient"
  People :  Deanna Troi
TNG : Tin Man
"The people who've studied the transmissions think it's a starship. And they're sure it's alive." - Elbrun to Geordi
TNG : Tin Man
"The more unusual a life form is, the better he likes it. His personnel file shows that he's gravitated toward assignments that isolate him from other humanoids." - Crusher to Picard; discussing Tam Elbrun
TNG : Tin Man
"Since there is no known natural phenomenon capable of travel at warp velocities, there are but two possibilities. Either it is a sensor malfunction, another ship is following us covertly." - Data to Picard
TNG : Tin Man
"Beautiful creatures, the Chandrans. Their minds are glacial. They have a lovely three day ritual for saying hello. Peaceful, untroubled people." - Elbrun to Deanna
TNG : Tin Man
Elbrun : "Well, except for your friend Data. I like him. He's restful."
Troi : "I believe your impression of Data is probably unique."
TNG : Tin Man
"Think of it, Dee... this intelligence that swims naked through space like a fish in the sea. Totally alien, mysterious, not like us at all. Ancient. And alone. So lonely, for so long." - Elbrun to Deanna
TNG : Tin Man
"Captain, Gomtuu knows that the star will go nova soon. That's why it's here... it wants to die. There was an explosion in space. Radiation penetrating the outer layers. The crew. Oh, the crew died. Such loss. Empty pain... hollowness..." - Elbrun to Picard
TNG : Tin Man
"Tam, when you reached out to the alien, to warn it, did you give any thought to this vessel? To the danger, however inadvertent, that creature might pose to our crew? Or did you simply react out of instinct?" - Picard to Elbrun
TNG : Tin Man
"The idea of fitting in just repels me." - Guinan to LaForge
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
"I feel your confidence, your arrogant resolve. It excites me..." - HoloTroi to Barclay
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
"I look forward to your report, Mister Broccoli." Picard looks stricken as he realises what he just said. "Barclay." - Picard to Barclay
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
Geordi : "Maybe I'm not make myself clear, Guinan. Barclay, well, he's always late. The man's nervous. Nobody wants to be around this guy."
Guinan : "If I felt that nobody wanted to be around me, I'd probably be late and nervous too."
Geordi : "Guinan, that's not the point!"
Guinan : "Are you sure?"
  People :  Geordi LaForge, Guinan
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
Barclay : "Being afraid all the time, of forgetting somebody's name, not knowing what to do with your hands. I mean, I'm the guy who writes down things to remember to say when there's a party. And then when he finally get there, he winds up alone in the corner trying to look comfortable examining a potted plant."
Geordi : "You're just shy, Barclay!"
Barclay : "Just shy. Sounds like nothing serious, doesn't it? You can't know."
  People :  Reginald Barclay
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
Holo-Riker : "I warn you. It would be wise for you to put your affairs in final order before you meet him in combat. You challenge the greatest sword-"
Riker : "In all the holodeck!"
  People :  Holo-Riker
TNG : Hollow Pursuits
Holo-Troi : "I am the goddess of Empathy. Cast off your inhibitions and embrace love, truth, joy."
Geordi : "Oh... my... god..."
  People :  Holo-Troi
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
"Wondrous. The detail. The balance. Was I not right, Varria? What a remarkable piece of work." - Fajo to Varria; describing Data
TNG : The Most Toys
Data : "I've been delivered here against my wishes. I would like to know the reason."
Fajo : "Certainly. You have been brought here for my enjoyment and my appreciation."
  People :  Kivas Fajo
TNG : The Most Toys
"I know, I know. What I've done is evil, selfish, immoral, unprincipled, illegal. Well, I've learned to live with it."
  People :  Kivas Fajo
TNG : The Most Toys
Data : "Clearly, Mister Fajo has no moral difficulty with my imprisonment here."
Varria "Mister Fajo has no moral difficulties at all."
  People :  Varria
TNG : The Most Toys
"Kivas finds a way to get what he wants from his people. His rewards for loyalty are lavish. His punishments for disloyalty are equally lavish. You won't find anyone here on this ship to help you escape. Face it, android. He has you." - Varria to Data
TNG : The Most Toys
Data : "I have been designed with a fundamental respect for life in all its forms and a strong inhibition against causing harm to living beings."
Fajo : "What a marvellous contradiction. A military pacifist!"
  People :  Kivas Fajo
TNG : The Most Toys
"It's not just lethal. It's vicious. It tears a body apart, inside out - and very slowly too, by your phaser standards. It's tortuous. A very, very painful death. I've always wanted to try this!" - Fajo to Data
TNG : The Most Toys
"You'll fire? Empty threat and we both know it. Why don't you accept your fate? You will return to your chair and you will sit there. You will entertain me and you will entertain my guests. And if you do not, I will simply kill somebody else. Him, perhaps. It doesn't matter. Their blood will be on your hands too, just like poor Varria's. Your only alternative, Data, is to fire. Murder me. That's all you have to do. Go ahead. Fire. If only you could feel rage over Varria's death. If only you could feel the need for revenge, then maybe you could fire. But you're just an android. You can't feel anything, can you? It's just another interesting intellectual puzzle for you. Another of life's curiosities." - Fajo to Data
TNG : The Most Toys
"I cannot permit this to continue..." - Data to Fajo
TNG : The Most Toys
"For an android with no feelings, he sure managed to evoke them in others." - Riker to Picard; on Data
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
"I have been accused of many things in my life, never an excess of emotion." - Sarek to Picard
TNG : Sarek
"A mind-meld can be a terrible intimacy, captain." - Sarek to Picard
TNG : Sarek
"NO! It is... it is... wrong! It is WRONG! A lifetime of discipline is washed away, and in its place... Bedlam! BEDLAM! I am so old... there is nothing left but dry bones and dead friends. Oh, tired. Oh, so tired. " - Picard to Crusher; displaying Sarek's emotions
TNG : Sarek
"Perrin... Amanda... I wanted to give you so much more. I wanted to show you such tenderness! But that is not our way. Spock, Amanda, did you know? Perrin, can you know how much I love you? I do love you!" - Picard to Crusher; displaying Sarek's emotions
TNG : Sarek
"What can I say? To us it's a slime pit, but to them it's home." - Geordi to Wesley; on the Legaran environment
TNG : Sarek
Riker : "Is it my imagination, or have tempers become a little frayed on this ship lately?"
Worf : "I hadn't noticed."
-Riker and Worf walk into Ten Forward and find a bar brawl going on
Worf : "...I see what you mean!"
  People :  William T. Riker, Worf Rozhenko
TNG : Sarek
"It is a generous offer. But I must warn you that while I would gain your stability, you would experience the fierce onslaught of emotions unleashed by my condition. Vulcan emotions are extremely intense. We have learned to suppress them. No human would be able to control them. They would overwhelm you. The mind-meld can be a terrible intimacy." - Sarek to Picard
TNG : Sarek
"Gentlemen, I have the utmost confidence in your ability to perform the impossible." - Picard to crew
TNG : Menage a Troi
Lwaxana : "Can you imagine that dreadful little creature talking to me like that? Doesn't he realise that I am a daughter of the Fifth House of Betazed. Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx?"
Troi : "The Sacred Chalice of Rixx is an old clay pot with mold growing inside it."
  People :  Deanna Troi
TNG : Menage a Troi
"She is exhilarating, isn't she? Now, I want her more than ever! Lwaxana Troi, you will be mine!" - Farek to Tog
TNG : Menage a Troi
"In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes, for they in thee a thousand errors see. But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise, who in despite of view are please'd to dote. Shall I compare the to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate!" - Picard to Lwaxana
TNG : Menage a Troi
"The Academy must make you wait, that's true. But, when I review your service to this ship, your crewmates, I cannot in all conscience make you wait for the Academy. You see, Wesley, in my eyes you're an acting ensign in title only. I hereby grant you field promotion to full Ensign, with all the commensurate responsibilities and privileges of that rank. Congratulations." - Picard to Wesley
TNG : Menage a Troi
"Let's get one thing straight, little man. I am not for sale. And if, by some chance, I were to become available, I would rather eat Orion wing slugs than deal with a toad-faced troll like you! So go away and find yourself somebody else to become your property!" - Lwaxana to Tog
TNG : Menage a Troi
"You said you didn't want to hear about my other romances. I have a new love, Jean-Luc. And you can't keep killing all my lovers. That simply has to stop." - Lwaxana to Picard
TNG : Menage a Troi
"Listen, Tog, I must possesses Lwaxana. And if that means destroying your ship in the process, so be it!" - Picard to Tog
TNG : Menage a Troi
"Words come later. It is the scent that first speaks of love." - Worf to LaForge
TNG : Transfigurations
"I have much to teach you about women." - Worf to Geordi
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
"The truth of the matter is... hell, we are not ready. We knew they were coming for over a year. We've thrown every resource we have into this, but still..." - Hanson to Picard
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"He's hurting his career by staying put. If I were you, I'd kick him in the rear end for his own good." - Hanson to Picard; About Riker
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"The soil contains the same magnetic resonance traces. That's our footprint. There's no doubt anymore. It is the Borg." - Shelby to Riker
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"Mr. Worf, dispatch a subspace message to Admiral Hanson. We have engaged the Borg." - Picard to Worf
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the starship Enterprise, registry NCC-1701-D, you will lower your shields and prepare to transport yourself aboard our vessel. If you do not co-operate, we will destroy your ship." - The Borg to Picard
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"If you can't make the big decisions, commander, I suggest you make room for someone who can." - Shelby to Riker
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward you will service us." - Locutus to Riker
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"Mr. Worf... fire." - Riker to Worf
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
Shelby : "Tell me, Commander. Is serving aboard the Enterprise as extraordinary an experience as I've heard?"
Riker : "Every bit."
Shelby : "Good. Because I intend to convince Captain Picard I'm the right choice for the job."
Riker : "Job? Which job?"
Shelby : "Yours, of course. I'm sorry. I heard that you were leaving."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
Shelby : "Really, Commander, if we ran into the Borg here, two extra bodies wouldn't've made a hell of a difference, now would they? We had three hours before the storm front hit, less than two hours now. Data was available. I took him. We came. I don't see your problem."
Riker : "My problem, Commander, is I expect to be notified before there's a change in my orders."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
"At nineteen hundred hours yesterday, the USS Lalo departed Zeta Alpha Two on a freight run to Sentinel Minor Four. At twenty two hundred hours and twelve minutes, a distress signal was received at Starbase one five seven. The Lalo reported contact with an alien vessel described as cube shaped. The distress signal ended abruptly, and she's not been heard from since." - Hanson to Picard
TNG : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
Riker : "You disagree with me, fine. You need to take it to the Captain, then fine. Through me. You do an end run around me again, I'll snap you back so hard, you'll think you're a first year cadet again."
Shelby : "May I speak frankly, sir?"
Riker : "By all means."
Shelby : "You're in my way."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
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."
  People :  Marie Picard
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
TNG : Suddenly Human
Picard : "You're probably not aware of this, but I have never been particularly comfortable around children."
Troi : "...really?"
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
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
TNG : Remember Me
Beverly : "Computer, what is the nature of the universe?"
Computer : "The universe is a sphereoid region 705 metres in diameter."
  People :  Beverly Crusher
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
"The Enterprise is not a ship of war. It is a ship of exploration." - Data to Ishara
TNG : Legacy
"As I experience certain sensory input patterns, my mental pathways become accustomed to them. The input is eventually anticipated and even 'missed' when absent." - Data to Ishara; on his definition of friendship
TNG : Legacy
"Not even a bite on the cheek for old time's sake?" - K'Ehleyr to Worf
TNG : Reunion
"Lieutenant, you are a member of this crew and you will not go into hiding whenever a Klingon vessel uncloaks!" - Picard to Worf
TNG : Reunion
"Find the assassin. The Klingon who kills without showing his face has no honour! He must not lead the Empire. Such a man would be capable of anything... even war with the Federation." - K'mpec to Picard
TNG : Reunion
"You have never seen death? Then look, and always remember." - Worf to Alexander
TNG : Reunion
Duras : "I'm the only one, Worf! The only one who can prove your innocence! Kill me and you're a traitor forever!"
Worf : "Then that is how it shall be!"
  People :  Worf Rozhenko
TNG : Reunion
"Mister Worf, the Enterprise crew currently includes representatives from thirteen planets. They each have their individual beliefs and values, and I respect them all. But they have all chosen to serve Starfleet. If anyone cannot perform his or her duty because of the demands of their society, they should resign. Do you wish to resign?" - Picard 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!" - Worf to Picard; outraged
TNG : Qpid
"Admiral? What you're doing is unethical. It's immoral. I'll fight it." - Picard to Admiral Satie
TNG : The Drumhead
"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
TNG : The Drumhead
"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
TNG : The Drumhead
"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
TNG : Half a Life
"That man's in a lot of trouble." - Geordi to O'Brien; regarding Lwaxana's interest in Timicin
TNG : Half a Life
Lwaxana : "What does that little one do, Mister Woof?"
Worf : "Please, Madam! That is a torpedo launch initiator... and it is Worf, Madam, not Woof."
  People :  Lwaxana Troi, Worf Rozhenko
TNG : Half a Life
"I know you, Mother, and believe me... you will never be one of those who dies before they die." - Troi to Lwaxana
TNG : Half a Life
"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
"Your discommendation is a facade to protect less honourable men. It is a lie. Lies must be challenged." - Picard to Worf
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"I have been told that patience is sometimes a more effective weapon than the sword." - Worf to Picard
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"The grasp of Duras reaches out from the grave. Much of the Council is still loyal to his family. I must have the Council's support to survive. I cannot expose their treachery. You chose to accept this disgrace for the good of the Empire. Now you must live with your decision... like a Klingon." - Duras to Worf
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"K'Tal, this Council knows the law of heredity well. G'now juk Hol pajhard. A son shall share in the honours or crimes of his father. Toral is Duras' son. That has been established by the genetic scan. But with due respect to the traditions and laws of this High Council, there is no basis for accepting a petition for leadership from a boy who has fought no battles, shed no blood for his people, or earned no honour for himself. One day, perhaps he shall. But not now. Duras is dead. His claim to the leadership died with him. Gowron shall lead the Council." - Picard to The Council
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"You come to me and demand the restoration of your family honour and now you hide behind human excuses? What are you, Worf? Do you tremble and quake with fear at the approach of combat, hoping to talk your way out of a fight like a human? Or do you hear the cry of the warrior calling you to battle, calling you to glory like a Klingon?" - Gowron to Worf
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
"You both fought as warriors. You have proved your hearts are Klingon. I return your family honour. I give you back that which was wrongfully taken from you. Let your name be spoken once again. You are Worf, son of Mogh." - Gowron to Worf
TNG : Redemption, Part 1
Picard : "Mister Worf, your responsibilities as a Starfleet officer are incompatible with remaining on board a Klingon ship during a time of war."
Worf : "Captain."
Picard : "I order you to return to duty at once."
Worf : "Then I resign my commission as a Starfleet officer."
  People :  Worf Rozhenko
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
"He probably figures that we don't get to see a lot of handsome women out this way, and someone like you might get a little more cooperation from me. He's probably right." - Dokachin to Troi
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."
  People :  Spock, Jean-Luc Picard
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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Ambassador Briam
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
TNG : I, Borg
"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
TNG : I, Borg
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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Geordi LaForge
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
"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; "
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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Kelsey
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; His poem
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
"I suppose you want the office."
"I thought I'd say hello first, and then take the office. But we can do this in any order you'd like."
  People :  Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
DS9 : Emissary
"I can't unite my people until I know the Prophets have been warned. You will find the Temple. Not for Bajor, not for the Federation, but for your own pagh. It is, quite simply, Commander, the journey you have always been destined to take." - Opaka to Sisko
DS9 : Emissary
"I love the Bajorans. Such a deeply spiritual culture, but they make a dreadful ale. Never trust ale from a god-fearing people, or a Starfleet commander that has one of your relatives in jail." - Quark to Sisko
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 :  Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, 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
"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
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
"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
VOY : Prime Factors
"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
VOY : Deadlock
"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."
  People :  Tuvok, Neelix
VOY : Tuvix
"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."
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay
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'll find that more happens on the bridge of a starship than just carrying out orders and observing regulations. There is a sense of loyalty to the men and women you serve with, a sense of family. Those two men on trial... I served with them for a long time. I owe them my life a dozen times over. And right now they're in trouble, and I'm going to help them. Let the regulations be damned." - Sulu to Tuvok
VOY : Flashback
"Mister Tuvok, if you're going to remain on my ship, you're going to have to learn how to appreciate a joke. And don't tell me Vulcans don't have a sense of humour, because I know better." - Sulu to Tuvok
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."
  People :  B'Elanna Torres, Seven of Nine
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."
  People :  One, Emergency Medical Hologram
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?"
  People :  Tuvok, Thomas Eugene Paris, Tuvok, Tuvok
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!"
  People :  Thomas Eugene Paris, Harry Kim
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." - Seven of Nine to the EMH; drunken
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."
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Captain Ransom, Kathryn Janeway
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."
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Kathryn Janeway
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 donna รจ 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; His 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!"
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Thomas Eugene Paris, Kathryn Janeway, Admiral Paris
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."
  People :  Tuvok, Seven of Nine, Tuvok, Tuvok
VOY : Tsunkatse
"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
VOY : Muse
"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; An excuse for blowing out the candle on his birthday cake
VOY : Fury
"Welcome to Sickbay. How may I help you today?" - The EMH; His 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."
  People :  Reginald Barclay, Leosa
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."
  People :  Emergency Medical Hologram, Iden
VOY : Flesh and Blood
"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."
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Kathryn Janeway
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."
  People :  Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Kathryn Janeway
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; Her 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 to Neelix; Her final words to him
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
ENT : Fight or Flight
"Come on, Travis. We've gotta find Mr. Reed something to blow up." - Archer to Mayweather
ENT : Fight or Flight
"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
ENT : Unexpected
"I'm not sure if congratulations are in order, Commander, but you're pregnant!" - Phlox to Tucker
ENT : Unexpected
"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
ENT : Terra Nova
"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
ENT : Cold Front
Trip : "It's good to know that Earth will still be around in nine hundred years."
Daniels : That depends on how you define Earth."
  People :  Charles Tucker III, Daniels
ENT : Cold Front
Archer : "This time we won't be leaving before we're ready."
Trip : "Are your ears a little pointier than usual?"
  People :  Charles Tucker III, Jonathan Archer
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."
  People :  Jonathan Archer, Bu'Kah
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!"
  People :  Malcolm Reed
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."
  People :  Malcolm Reed, Charles Tucker III
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?"
  People :  Hoshi Sato
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."
  People :  Malcolm Reed, Phlox
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."
  People :  Malcolm Reed, Travis Mayweather
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
"You've been abducting people for money and you're questioning our honesty?" - T'Pol to Loomis
ENT : Carpenter Street
"In one individual we've managed to find the worst qualities of this era. Greed, violence, moral corruption." - T'Pol to Archer; regarding Loomis
ENT : Carpenter Street
"Go ahead, try to blow yourself up. I'll wait." - Archer to D'Jamat
ENT : Chosen Realm
"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
"When it arrived in your star system, I watched the incoming telemetry with the other members of the council. Seven million lives were extinguished in front of my eyes. I asked myself... how many of those were children?" - Degra to Archer
ENT : Stratagem
"Thanks for your help." - Archer to Degra; sarcastically, after fooling him into revealing the location of the Xindi weapon
ENT : Stratagem
"I don't know who did more damage to the engine, the alien or Malcolm." - Tucker to T'Pol
ENT : Harbinger
"The last thing I need is to hear is that two of my senior officers have been admitted to sickbay because they suddenly regressed to the level of five year olds!" - Archer to Reed and Hayes
ENT : Harbinger
"You suggest I read the manual!?" - Phlox to T'Pol; regarding starting the warp drive up
ENT : Doctor's Orders
"I'm a physician, not an engineer!" - Phlox to T'Pol; and Enterprise makes it's first contribution to the 'and Enterprise makes it's first contribution to the 'I'm a Doctor, not a...' list!'
ENT : Doctor's Orders
"The Xindi are trying to destroy Earth because they heard that Humans are ruthless, this is the chance to prove them wrong." - Archer to Reed
ENT : Hatchery
"I don't know much about Vulcan ethics but Humans don't throw morality out the window when things start getting a little rough." - Archer to T'Pol
ENT : Hatchery
"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."
  People :  Charles Tucker III, Jonathan Archer
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
"Only in the Expanse could I have a son who's nearly three times my age." - Tucker to T'Pol
ENT : E2
"You'll never fully recover. The emotions you've accessed will be with you the rest of your life." - T'Pol to TPol
ENT : E2
"If you ever question the Guardians again, your skin will adorn the bow of this ship." - Dolim to one of his officers
ENT : The Council
"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
"Before your primate brain is too badly damaged to understand, I want to thank you for helping us destroy your world." - Commander Dolim to Hoshi
ENT : Countdown
"Have these Guardians told you where you'll establish your new home world? The one Humans are destined to destroy? Is it here, in the Expanse? In case you haven't noticed, the Spheres are turning it into a trans-dimensional wasteland! None of you will be able to survive. You say the Guardians have helped you? Have they ever tried to disable the Spheres? Because we've found a way. Help me save my people, and I can help you save yours." - Archer to Xindi Council
ENT : Countdown
"We're all part of the same crew, no matter which uniform we wear. Don't worry about Ensign Sato, we'll bring her home." - Major Hayes to Reed
ENT : Countdown
"We've got less than ten hours before this weapon reaches Earth. The captain wants to take a team aboard to destroy it. I don't imagine the Reptilians will make this easy for us, but that's why you're here. That's why Major Hayes picked each one of you for this mission: because he knew you'd get the job done. I need three volunteers." - Reed to The Macos; every one of them immediately volunteers
ENT : Countdown
"The membership is going to grow. Dozens, eventually hundreds of species... a United Federation of Planets." - Daniels to Archer
ENT : Zero Hour
"And tell Archer, we're not even anymore. He owes me!" - Shran
ENT : Zero Hour
"Americans are good at making movies. They're not so good at fighting!" - German Officer to Archer
ENT : Storm Front, Part 1
"This isn't a damn sensor glitch! We just pulled three .50 caliber bullets from the shuttlepod hull - and spare us the official Vulcan position about time travel! We are two hundred years in the past. Face it!" - Trip to T'Pol
ENT : Storm Front, Part 1
"I've been going over those military dispatches that Hoshi picked up. Some of them don't make sense - they mention recent battles in Virginia and Ohio! There weren't any battles fought there in World War II, the Nazis never got to North America. Something's very wrong down there." - Reed to Archer
ENT : Storm Front, Part 1
"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
ENT : Storm Front, Part 2
"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
ENT : Cold Station 12
"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
ENT : The Augments
Soong : "How long can we sustain warp 5?"
Trip : "As long as the captain wants it. Or until we blow up, whichever comes first."
  People :  Charles Tucker III, Doctor Noonien Soong
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
ENT : The Forge
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."
  People :  Jonathan Archer, Doctor Noonien Soong
ENT : The Forge
"Deception has never been a stranger to this room." - Soval to V'Las; on the high council's chamber
ENT : Awakening
Trip : "How many warning shots do Vulcans usually fire?"
Soval : "None."
  People :  Charles Tucker III, Ambassador Soval
ENT : Awakening
"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
ENT : Kir'Shara
"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
ENT : Kir'Shara
"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
ENT : Daedalus
"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
ENT : Observer Effect
"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."
  People :  Jonathan Archer, Gral
ENT : Babel One
"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."
  People :  Malcolm Reed, Charles Tucker III
ENT : United
"This mission was supposed to cause dissension in the region. It's had the opposite effect." - Senator Vrax to Admiral Valdore
ENT : The Aenar
"The Vulcans say that the desert teaches men the meaning of endurance, but it's the ice that forges real strength." - Shran to Archer
ENT : The Aenar
"As far as I know there are no species in the galaxy that have mastered the art of mixing romance and vocation... This is the one ailment that is universally untreatable, you'll have to suffer through it." - Phlox to Tucker
ENT : The Aenar
"When you lose your ship, you aren't usually rewarded with another one. I may not see you for a while." - Shran to Archer
ENT : The Aenar
"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
ENT : Bound
Navaar : "I can see you're not very experienced at making threats."
Archer : "I'm a lot better at carrying them out."
  People :  Jonathan Archer, Navaar
ENT : Bound
"At least the pheromones are wearing off. I haven't thought about the Orions for, what, a whole ten minutes." - Reed to Archer
ENT : Bound
"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?" - Mirror 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." - Mirror Phlox to Mirror Phlox; on the differences in literature between the two universes
ENT : In A Mirror, Darkly, Part 2
"That ship out there is the key to our victory. With the Defiant on our side there will be nothing to stop us!" - Mirror Archer to crew
ENT : In A Mirror, Darkly, Part 2
"You're speaking with Empress Sato. Prepare to recieve instructions." - Mirror 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
"When you invited me to join this crew, I thought it would be an interesting diversion for a few months. Some time away from the complications of family, which on Denobula can be extremely complicated. I didn't expect to gain another family. It hurts as if she were my own child. Make something good come from this, Captain." - Phlox to Archer; on Elizabeth's death
ENT : Terra Prime
"Hello... I'm your mother. You're going to need a name. We should discuss that with your father." - T'Pol to Elizabeth
ENT : Terra Prime
Picard : "Space, the final frontier these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission..."
Kirk : " explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations..."
Archer : " boldly go where no man has gone before."
(The last words spoken in the series)
  People :  James T. Kirk, Jonathan Archer, Jean-Luc Picard
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; log entry
TAS : More Tribbles, More Troubles
"The first Klingon to step aboard this ship will be the last Klingon." - Kirk
TAS : More Tribbles, More Troubles
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Hikaru Sulu
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
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"Ensign, the possibilities of our returning from this mission in one piece may have just doubled." - Uhura to a crew member; on Kirk's taking command
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"Why is any object we don't understand called a 'thing'?" - McCoy to Kirk
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"We all create God in our own image." - Decker to Kirk
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"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
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"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
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
Chief DiFalco : "Heading, sir?"
Kirk : "Out there. Thataway!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Chief DiFalco
ST-TMP : The Motion Picture
"I have been, and always shall be, your friend." - Spock to Kirk
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"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
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"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
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of 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..."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"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
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy, Lieutenant Saavik
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
Saavik : "You lied?"
Spock : "I exaggerated."
  People :  Spock, Lieutenant Saavik
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"We tried it once your way Khan, are you game for a rematch? Khan... I'm laughing at the superior intellect." - Kirk; goading Khan
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"Remember..." - Spock to McCoy
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"From hell's heart I stab at thee... for hates sake I spit my last breath at thee..." - Khan; on Kirk
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"I never took the Kobyashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?" - Spock to Kirk
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"I have been... and always shall be... your friend. Live long, and prosper." - Spock; His last words
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"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
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Doctor David Marcus
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"There are always possibilities Spock said... and if Genesis is indeed life from death, I must return to this place again." - Kirk; His log entry
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy, Carol Marcus
ST-TWOK : The Wrath of Khan
"Because, the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many." - Kirk to Spock
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"Jim... your name is Jim." - Spock to Kirk
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"Don't call me tiny." - Sulu to security guard
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"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
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
Sulu : "The word, sir?"
Kirk : "The word is no. I am therefore going anyway."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Hikaru Sulu
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"You Klingon bastard, you've killed my son!" - Kirk to Kruge
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
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.)
  People :  Torg, Commander Kruge
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard H. McCoy
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"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
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"I... have had... enough of you!" - Kirk; kicking Kruge in the face until he falls to his death
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
Sarek : "As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. ...It is possible that judgment was incorrect. ...Your associates are people of good character."
Spock : "They are my friends."
Sarek : "Yes, of course."
  People :  Spock
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
Sarek : "Do you have a message for your mother?"
Spock : "Yes. Tell her ...I feel fine."
  People :  Spock
ST-TSFS : The Search for Spock
"As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgment was incorrect."
  People :  Sarek
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Doctor Gillian Taylor
ST-TVH : The Voyage Home
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
ST-TVH : The Voyage Home
"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!"
  People :  Spock, Leonard H. McCoy
ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
"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
ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
"What does God need with a Starship?" - Kirk; demanding that the almighty explain itself to him
ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
"Jim, you don't ask the Almighty for His ID!" - Bones to Kirk
ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
ST-TFF : The Final Frontier
Spock : "I've lost a brother."
Kirk : "I lost a brother once. I was lucky, I got him back."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
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!"
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
"Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end." - Spock to Valeris
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
"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; His log entry
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
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!"
  People :  Spock, Lieutenant Valeris
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
"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
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war!" - Chang to Kirk; whilst attacking the Enterprise
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
Sulu : "Come on, come on!"
Helmsman : "She'll fly apart!"
Sulu : "Well fly her apart, then!"
  People :  Hikaru Sulu
ST-TUC : The Undiscovered Country
"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; His 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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Montgomery Scott
ST-G : Generations
"They say time is the fire in which we burn..." - Soran to Picard
ST-G : Generations
Soran : "Ah, Captain. You must think I'm quite the madman."
Picard : "The thought had crossed my mind."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Doctor Tolian Soran
ST-G : Generations
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?"
  People :  William T. Riker, Data
ST-G : Generations
"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
ST-G : Generations
"It was... fun. Oh my..." - Kirk; His last words
ST-G : Generations
"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
ST-FC : First Contact
"You think I want to go to the stars? I don't even like to fly! I take trains!" - Cochrane to Riker
ST-FC : First Contact
"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgements." - Riker; quoting Cochrane
ST-FC : First Contact
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!"
  People :  Worf Rozhenko, Jean-Luc Picard
ST-FC : First Contact
"Actually, I think you are the bravest man I've ever known." - Picard to Worf; apologising
ST-FC : First Contact
Queen : "Do you always talk this much?"
Data : "Not always. But often."
  People :  Borg Queen, Data
ST-FC : First Contact
"So you're all astronauts on some sort of... star trek?" - Cochrane to Riker
ST-FC : First Contact
"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?"
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Admiral Matthew Dougherty
ST-I : Insurrection
"We're through running from these bastards!" - Riker; on the Sona
ST-I : Insurrection
"You Klingons never do anything small, do you?" - Riker to Worf; on his pimple
ST-I : Insurrection
"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
ST-N : Nemesis
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."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Data
ST-N : Nemesis
"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; His wedding speech
ST-N : Nemesis
Janeway : "The Son'a... the Borg... the Romulans... you always get the easy assignments."
Picard : "Just lucky, I guess."
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway
ST-N : Nemesis
"Goodbye." - Data to everybody
ST-N : Nemesis
"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence!" - McCoy to Kirk
ST-XI : Star Trek
"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
ST-XI : Star Trek
"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
ST-XI : Star Trek
"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
ST-XI : Star Trek
"You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her." - Sarek to Spock
ST-XI : Star Trek
"Jim, I just lost my planet. I can tell you, I am emotionally compromised." - Old Spock to Kirk
ST-XI : Star Trek
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Nero
ST-XI : Star Trek
Sulu : "Pike made him first officer."
McCoy : "You gotta be kidding me!"
Kirk : "Thanks for the support."
  People :  James T. Kirk
ST-XI : Star Trek
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
ST-XI : Star Trek
"Spock, nobody knows the rules better than you but there has got to be an exception!" - Kirk to Spock
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
Kirk : "If Spock were here and I were there... what would he do?"
McCoy : "He'd let you die."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"A five year mission Spock! That's deep space, that's uncharted territory, think how incredible that's going to be!" - Kirk to Spock
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
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!"
  People :  Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
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."
  People :  Christopher Pike, Spock
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
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."
  People :  Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"Oh, well now! If it isn't Captain James Tiberius Perfect-hair!" - Scotty to Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?" - Khan to Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
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."
  People :  Spock
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"Dammit man I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!" - McCoy to Spock
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
Scotty : "I thought he was helping us!"
Kirk : "I'm pretty sure we're helping him."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Scotty
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"Well Kirk. Seems apt to return you to your crew. After all, no ship should go down without her Captain." - Khan to Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!" - Spock; screaming in grief
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"Oh, don't be so melodramatic. You were barely dead." - McCoy to Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
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."
  People :  James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
"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." - Kirk
ST-ID : Star Trek Into Darkness
Kirk : "My dad joined Starfleet because he believed in it. I joined on a dare."
McCoy : "You joined to see if you could live up to him. You've spent all this time trying to be your dad. Now you're wondering... what it means to be you."
  People :  James T. Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"It isn't uncommon, you know. It's easy to get lost, in the vastness of space. There's only yourself, your ship, your crew." - Commodore Paris to Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
McCoy : "Is that classical music?"
Spock : "I believe so."
(discussing the Beastie Boys 'Sabotage')
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Uhura : "Our Captain will come for us. And mercy will be the last thing on his mind."
Krall : "I am counting on it!"
  People :  Nyota Uhura
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Spock : "Fear of death is illogical."
McCoy : "Fear of death is what keeps us alive."
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Kirk : "How are we gonna get out of this one, Spock. We got no ship, no crew. Not the best odds."
Spock : "We will do what we always done Jim, we will find hope in the impossible."
  People :  Spock
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"The miserable have no other medicine but only hope." - Spock to McCoy; quoting Shakespeare.
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Spock : "Lieutenant Uhura wears a Vulcaya amulet which I presented to her as a token of my affection and respect."
"McCoy : "You gave your girlfriend radioactive jewellery?"
Spock : "The emission is harmless Doctor, but its unique signature makes it very easy to identify."
McCoy : "You gave your girlfriend a tracking device?"
[Long pause]
Spock : "...that was not my intention."
"McCoy : "Well I'm glad he doesn't respect me!"
  People :  Leonard McCoy, Spock
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"You cannot go to this place. Everyone who goes there, he kills." - Jaylah to Kirk; on Krall.
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"My wee Granny used to say, ye canna' break a stick in a bundle. You're part of something bigger now, lass. Don't you give up on that, because we'll sure as hell never give up on you. That is what being part of a crew is all about." - Scotty to Jaylah
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"The world that I was born into was very different from yours, Lieutenant. We knew pain, we knew terror. Struggle made us strong - not peace, not unity. These are myths the Federation would have you believe." - Krall to Uhura
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"The Federation has pushed the frontier for centuries, but no longer. This is where it begins, Lieutenant. This is where the frontier pushes back." - Krall to Uhura
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
[Spock stumbles on a pair of Krall's drones, only for Uhura to beat them up and save him]
Uhura : "Spock! What are you doing here?"
Spock : "Clearly, I am here to rescue you."
  People :  Spock
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"You take my house. And you make it fly!" - Jaylah to Kirk; on the USS Franklin.
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Kirk : "Mister Sulu... you can, you know, fly this thing. Right?"
Sulu : "Are you kidding me, sir?"
(on the USS Franklin)
  People :  Hikaru Sulu
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"We change. We have to, or we spend the rest of our lives fighting the same battles." - Kirk to Krall
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Krall : "I read your ship's log, Captain James T Kirk. At least I know what I am! I am a soldier!"
Kirk : "You won the war, Edison! You gave us peace."
Krall : "Peace... is not what I was born into."
  People :  Krall
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"Better to die saving lives than live with taking them. That's what I was born into." - Kirk to Krall
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
"For decades, the Federation thought that he was a hero. I guess time will judge us all." - Commodore Paris to Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Paris : "You saved this entire base, Kirk. Millions of souls. Thank you."
Kirk : "It wasn't just me. It never is."
  People :  James T. Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Kirk : "Vice Admirals don't fly, do they?"
Commodore Paris : "No. They don't."
Kirk : "No offence Ma'am, but... where's the fun in that?"
  People :  James T. Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Spock : "Ambassador Spock has died."
McCoy : "Oh Spock, I'm sorry. I can't imagine what that must feel like."
Spock : "When you have lived as many lives as he, fear of death is illogical."
  People :  Spock
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond
Kirk : "My name is Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the United Federation of Planets. I'm appearing before you as a neutral representative of the Fibonan Republic. I bring you a message of goodwill and present to you, esteemed members of the Teenaxi delegation, a gift from the Fibonan high council, with the highest regards."
Teenaxi Delegate : "What's wrong with it?"
Kirk : "...excuse me?"
Teenaxi Delegate : "Well, why don't they want it anymore?"
Kirk : "Um, well, this was once a piece of an ancient weapon. And now they offer it as a symbol of... of peace. In the Fibonan culture to surrender a weapon is an offer of truce."
Teenaxi Delegate : "How did they come by it?"
Kirk : "They told me they acquired it a long time ago."
Teenaxi Delegate : "So they stole it then!"
Kirk : "No. Ummm..."
  People :  James T. Kirk
ST-B : Star Trek Beyond

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