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"Please continue the 'petty bickering'." - Data to the party guests
TNG : Haven
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
"One is my name. The other is not." - Data to Pulaski; on her mispronunciation of his name
TNG : The Child
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
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
"This is just a thing, and things can be replaced. Lives cannot." - Data to Gosheven
TNG : The Ensigns of Command
"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
"Is that the purpose of existence? To care for someone?" - Data to Elbrun
TNG : Tin Man
"I cannot permit this to continue..." - Data to Fajo
TNG : The Most Toys
"Through joining, they have been healed. Grief has been transmuted to joy. Loneliness to belonging." - Data to Troi
TNG : Tin Man
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"I got angry." - Data to Riker
TNG : Descent, Part 1
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
Queen : "Do you always talk this much?"
Data : "Not always. But often."
  People :  Borg Queen, Data
ST-FC : First Contact
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
"Goodbye." - Data to everybody
ST-N : Nemesis

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