"They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is. Right out of hell, I saw it!" - Decker
"The commander is responsible for the lives of his crew, and for their deaths. Well, I should have died with mine." - Decker
; recording his last words
"To blazes with regulations! You can't let him take command when you know he's wrong." - McCoy
; on Commodore Decker
"Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard." - Kirk
; perfectly calm as death approaches
Kirk : "He gave his life in an attempt to save others. Not the worst way to go."
Spock : "Indeed, Captain. I presume your log will show Commodore Decker died in the line of duty."
Kirk : "Indeed it shall, Mr. Spock."
"Ironic, isn't it? Way back in the 20th century, the H-Bomb was the ultimate weapon, their doomsday machine. We used something like it to destroy another doomsday machine. Probably the first time such a weapon has ever been used for constructive purposes." - Kirk