"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
"You think I want to go to the stars? I don't even like to fly! I take trains!" - Cochrane
"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgements." - Riker
; quoting Cochrane
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!"
"Actually, I think you are the bravest man I've ever known." - Picard
Queen : "Do you always talk this much?"
Data : "Not always. But often."
"So you're all astronauts on some sort of... star trek?" - Cochrane
"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