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Thus informed, here be the substance:

Solar, radio, optical -- it's all just dancing photons.

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.
-- Galadriel (near the end of the Third Age) in The Fellowship of the Ring

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
-- Galadriel (T.A. 3018) in The Fellowship of the Ring

de gustibus non disputandem
-- traditional

audentes fortuna iuvat
-- Virgil in Aeneid (725 AUC/735 AUC)
-- Pliny the Elder (832 AUC) at the eruption of Vesuvius

[pick almost any quote]
-- Quintus Horatius Flaccus (719 AUC/741 AUC)

It is idle to try to teach what you do not know, and — if I may speak with some warmth — is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
-- Eusebius Hieronymus, St. Jerome (394)

There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way.
The war we fight is not against powers and principalities – it is against chaos and despair.
Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
-- G'Quon, quoted by G'Kar in Z'ha'dum

Sir, I shall not be slack; in sign whereof,
Please ye we may contrive this afternoon,
And quaff carouses to our mistress' health;
And do as adversaries do in law,
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
-- Tranio in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Act 1, scene 2 (1594)

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
-- Jaques in Shakespeare's As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7 (1600)

Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none; be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend
Under thy own life's key; be check'd for silence,
But never tax'd for speech. What heaven more will,
That thee may furnish, and my prayers pluck down,
Fall on thy head!
-- Countess of Rousillon in Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well, Act 1, scene 1 (ca 1605)

One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.
-- Reinette Poisson (1754) in The Girl in the Fireplace

Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens?
-- Friedrich von Schiller (1801) in Die Jungfrau von Orleans, repunctuated by Asimov (1972)

Pity the Gelth.
-- (1869-12-24) in The Unquiet Dead

Crew: What, NEVER?
Captain: Well, hardly ever.
-- William S. Gilbert (1878) in HMS Pinafore

Fortune favors the fool.
-- Major Horace Bell (late 19th century)

You know, Diana, kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
-- L.M. Montgomery (1908) in Anne of Green Gables

McCoy: You deliberately stopped me! I could have saved her! Do you know what you just did?
Spock: He knows, doctor... he knows.
-- (1930) in The City on the Edge of Forever

Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.
-- Peter Pan

... there is a magic deeper still ...
-- Aslan (Narnian year 1000) in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I shall return.
-- Gen. Douglas MacArthur (1942-03-20)

You should try everything once, except incest and morris dancing.
-- many attributions througout the 20th century

"Child," said Aslan, "did I not explain to you once before that no one is ever told what would have happened?"
-- C.S. Lewis (1952) in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Come on now, we're going to go build a mirror-factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them.
-- Ray Bradbury (1953) in Fahrenheit 451

For all that has been — Thanks.
For all that shall be — Yes.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld (published 1964) in Markings

Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference...?
-- George (1962) in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.
-- Peter O'Toole (1962) as Lawrence of Arabia

'cause if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener
-- Richard D. Trentlage for the eponymous Metzgerei

illegitimi non carborundum
-- popularized by Barry Goldwater (1964)

I got a rock.
-- Charlie Brown (1966) in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The plants act as a suppository.
-- Leonard Nimoy (1966) in Star Trek blooper reel

Number Six: Whose side are you on?
Number Two: That would be telling.
-- (1967) in The Prisoner

In the desert you can remember your name
-- America (1971) in A Horse with no Name

I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon.
-- Pink Floyd (1973)

There is no dark side of the moon, really.
Matter of fact, it's all dark.
-- Pink Floyd (1973)

Someday you will meet your Nemesis.
-- Mr. Corrado (1975) in honors English

Don't make everything like the Enterprise.
-- Dr. Quigley (1975) at a summer workshop on special relativity

Hello, Gnu! How's your gnat?
-- p1 & p2 (1975) in a letter so steeped in perfume that the stamp had fallen off

Look at the prominences!
-- me (1979-02-26) south of Goldendale, WA

I have the vaguest memory of something hot at my lips.
-- Dabney Houselist quote (1979)

Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!
-- David Johnston (1980-05-18T15:32)

It looks like there's a flare.
-- me (1980) while everybody else was watching me straining my eyes to do the rough focus of the camera newly mounted with the CaII K line filter

sniff, sniff Oh!
-- me (1980) realizing that it's a bad idea to be on top when the dome is shut due to regional thunderstorms because that smell is ozone

too late
-- me (1980) just after stepping off the dome wall of the observatory

Come to me, son of Jor-El! Kneel before Zod!
-- General Zod (1980) in Superman II

-- shuttle Columbia (1981-04-14) shaking me on its first re-entry over Edwards Air Force Base

a silent high-tech marvel
-- Jupiter Orbiter Probe (1983/1984) in the assembly room at JPL

Code one, two, three. Continuity. Abort de...
-- me (1984-06-02) in the theater watching ST3:TSfS

G'mork: It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.
Atreyu: But why?
G'mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control... has the power!
-- (1984) in The NeverEnding Story

War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.
-- The Party in George Orwell's 1984

If we wish to know about a man, we ask "what is his story - his real, inmost story?" - for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us - through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives - we are each of us unique.

To be ourselves we must have ourselves - possess, if need be re-possess, our life stories. We must "recollect" ourselves; recollect the inner drama, the narrative, of ourselves. A man needs such a narrative, a continuous inner narrative, to maintain his identity, his self.
-- Oliver Sacks (1985) in The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Uh oh
-- shuttle Challenger pilot Michael Smith (1986-01-28T16:39:13)

Obviously a major malfunction.
-- shuttle Challenger Mission Control spokesman Steve Nesbitt (1986-01-28T16:39:56)

Hello Alice! Welcome to Wonderland.
-- Admiral Kirk in ST4:TVH

It's life, Jim, but not life as we know it.
-- The Firm (1987) in Star Trekkin'

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
-- Westley (1987) in The Princess Bride

I am Dyslexus of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your ass will be laminated.
-- internet .sig from the 1990s

Welcome to the Hotel California
-- ECR youth snow trip DJ (1991-03) targeting me with the 1976 hit by the Eagles

Hiro: Wait a minute, Juanita. Make up your mind. This Snow Crash thing-- is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?
Juanita: [shrugs] What's the difference?
-- Neal Stephenson (1992) in Snow Crash

From the county where the shore and the mountains meet,
wands in our hands and bells on our feet,
we gather for the dancing we love best,
where the tall trees grow you'll find the cuckoo's nest.
-- Seabright Morris (1992)

I'm simply saying that life, uh, finds a way.
-- Dr. Ian Malcolm (1993) in Jurassic Park

Hello, little one!
-- me at the birth of each of my daughters

I'm completely operational and all my circuits are functioning perfectly.
-- HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
-- HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey

There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it.
-- HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Never go for the kill when you can go for the pain!
-- D'Hoffryn (2002) in Selfless

You used his humanity against him.
-- Jonas Quinn in Unnatural Selection

Roger, uh, buh...
-- shuttle Columbia commander Col. Rick Husband (2003-02-01T13:59:32)

-- shuttle Columbia (2003-02-01T14:05) on its final re-entry over Texas

According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else
-- J.K. Rowling (2003) in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

a streak of light breaking up and illuminating the clouds
-- Jupiter Orbiter Probe Galileo (2003-09-21T19:49 earth received time) upon entry into the atmosphere

You were safe.
-- Artemis (2004-05-30)

Are you prepared to accept the consequences?
-- Emma Thompson (2005) in Nanny McPhee

Have you heard?
It was on the news.
You can make your peace on
The Dark Side of the Moon
-- Roger Waters (2007) in the title music for The Last Mimzy

-- me (2009-05-09) in the theater watching Star Trek

HAL 9000: Thank you for telling me the truth.
Dr. Chandra: You deserve it.
-- from 2010

HAL 9000: What is going to happen, Dave?
Bowman: Something wonderful.
-- from 2010

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe --
attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.
All those ... moments will be lost in time ... like ... tears in rain.
-- Roy Batty (2019-11) in Blade Runner

You're lying. You wanted more than just another Borg drone.
-- Picard (2063-04-04) in ST8:FC

Resistance is not futile!
-- Data [to Borg Queen] (2063-04-05) in ST8:FC

Board that ship! Take everything you can!
-- Grizzled man (2063-04-05) in In a Mirror, Darkly

You are false data.
-- Bomb #20 (mid 22nd century) in Dark Star

You will always be a child of two worlds, and fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is: Which path will you choose?
-- Sarek in Star Trek

Captain Pike: Now you're beginning to talk like a doctor, bartender.
Dr. Boyce: Take your choice. We both get the same two kinds of customers. The living and the dying.
-- in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

A curious species -- they have fantasies they hide even from themselves.
-- The Keeper in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

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.
-- Captain Pike in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

It's wrong to create a whole race of humans to live as slaves.
-- Number One in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

Your race would learn our power of illusion and destroy itself, too.
-- The Keeper in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

She has illusion, and you have reality.
May you find your way as pleasant.
-- The Keeper in the Star Trek pilot now called The Cage

There is a hole in your mind.
-- Minbari assassin (2257-03) in The Gathering

Let me pass on to you the one thing I've learned about this place: No one here is exactly what he appears.
-- Ambassador G'Kar (2258-04) in Mind War

Do you know what it's like when telepaths make love, Commander?
You drop every defense, and it's all mirrors: reflecting each other's feelings deeper and deeper -- until,
somewhere along the line, your souls mix and it's a feeling so profound it makes you hurt.
It's the only moment in a telepath's life when you no longer hear the voices.
-- Talia Winters (2258-04) in Mind War

You have forgotten something.
-- Ambassador Kosh (2259-01-01) in Chrysalis

Because sometimes, peace is another word for surrender. And because secrets – have a way of getting out.
-- Cmdr. Ivanova (2259-12) in The Fall of Night

I think I loved Talia.
-- Susan Ivanova (2260-05) in Ceremonies of Light and Dark

But once you've been inside of one of those ships for a while, you're never -- quite whole -- again. But you do as you're told.
-- Justin (2260-12) in Z'ha'dum

The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation.
No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.
-- G'Kar (2260-12) in Z'ha'dum

Lennier: It was the year of fire,
Zack Allen: the year of destruction,
G'Kar: the year we took back what was ours.
Lyta Alexander: It was the year of rebirth,
Vir Cotto: the year of great sadness,
Marcus Cole: the year of pain,
Delenn: and the year of joy.
Londo Mollari: It was a new age.
Stephen Franklin: It was the end of history.
Susan Ivanova: It was the year everything changed.
Michael Garibaldi: The year is 2261.
John Sheridan: The place: Babylon 5.
-- Babylon 5

It's easy to find something worth dying for.
Do you have anything worth living for?
-- Lorien (2261-01-11) in Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

The Vorlons have a saying:
Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, their side, and the truth.
-- John Sheridan (2261-02) in Into the Fire

Pleased to meet you, Mr. Garibaldi.
-- Lyta Alexander (2262-12) in Wheel of Fire

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name's the Enterprise.
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 1514.0) in The Corbomite Maneuver

I'll never lose you. Never.
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 1704.4) in The Naked Time

Trelane: I don't know if I like your tone. It's most challenging. That's what you're doing, challenging me?
Spock: I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose.
Trelane: Oh, Mister Spock, you do have one saving grace after all. You're ill-mannered. The human half of you, no doubt.
-- (stardate 2126) in The Squire of Gothos

Mind your own business, Mr. Spock, I'm sick of your half-breed interference, do you hear?
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 2712.4) in What Are Little Girls Made Of?

THAT was the equation!
Survival must cancel out programming!
-- Ruk (stardate 2712.4) in What Are Little Girls Made Of?

But that's not the way it happened.
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 2947.3) in Court Martial

Captain Kirk: Chris, ... do you want to go there?
Captain Pike: [one long blink]
-- (stardate 3013.2) in The Menagerie, Part II

Alice: Excuse me, sir. Have you seen a rather large white rabbit with a yellow waistcoat and white gloves here about?
[Dr. McCoy points]
Alice: Thank you very much.
-- (stardate 3025 ... uh, point 3) in Shore Leave

Dr. McCoy: I just saw a large rabbit pull a gold watch from his vest and claim that he was late.
Captain Kirk: That's pretty good. I got one for you. The rabbit was followed by a little blonde girl, right?
-- (stardate 3025 ... uh, point 3) in Shore Leave

Spock: Spores?
Spock: No...
Leila Kalomi: It shouldn't hurt.
Spock: No, I can't.
Spock: Please, don't!
Leila Kalomi: Not like this, it didn't hurt us.
Spock: I am not like you.
-- (stardate 3417.3) in 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 (stardate 3417.7) in This Side of Paradise

Pain! Pain! Pain!
That's all I got, Captain ... waves and waves of searing pain.
-- Spock (stardate 3196) in The Devil in the Dark

The mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us.
-- Ayelborne (stardate 3201.7) in Errand of Mercy

A question. Since before your sun burned hot in space, and before your race was born, I have awaited a question.
-- the Guardian of Forever (stardate 3134) in The City on the Edge of Forever

Captain Kirk: Are you machine or being?
Guardian: I am both, and neither.
-- (stardate 3134) in The City on the Edge of Forever

I am a fool.
Our tricorder is capable of recording even at this speed.
I've missed taping centuries of living history which no man has ever ...
-- Spock (imminently no stardate) in The City on the Edge of Forever

Let's get the hell out of here.
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 3134) in The City on the Edge of Forever

Captain Kirk: Denevan ship, this is the USS Enterprise. Can you reverse your course? Acknowledge.
Scott: Captain, we'll get too close to the sun.
Captain Kirk: Keep closing. Denevan ship, reverse your course. Do you hear me? Reverse your course. Acknowledge.
-- (stardate 3287.2) in Operation: Annihilate

I did it! It's finally gone! I'm free! I'm ...
-- (stardate 3287.2) in Operation: Annihilate

When she answers questions, any questions, it's as if she's fighting to get the answers out. As though something is exerting pain to stop her.
-- McCoy (stardate 3288) in Operation: Annihilate

There is no pain.
-- Spock (stardate 3288) in Operation: Annihilate

You may be controlling the pain, Mister Spock, but you're far from all right.
-- McCoy (stardate 3288) in Operation: Annihilate

The birds and the bees are not Vulcans, captain.
-- Spock (stardate 3372.7) in Amok Time

I burn, T'Pau.
-- Spock (stardate 3372.7) in Amok Time

But do not bring that one -- the one with the pointed ears. He is much like Pan, and Pan always bored me.
-- Phœbus Apollo (stardate 3468.1) in Who Mourns for Adonais?

Captain Kirk: Insulted, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Insults are effective only where emotion is present.
-- (stardate 3468.1) in Who Mourns for Adonais?

All right, mister... You want worshipers? You've got enemies! If you want us to bow down...
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 3468.1) in Who Mourns for Adonais?

Our shields absorbed energy equivalent to 90 of our photon torpedoes.
-- Spock (stardate 3541) in The Changeling

gan ta nu, i ka, Tan Ru
-- (stardate 3541) in The Changeling

I fail to understand why I should care to induce my mother to purchase falsified patents.
-- Spock (stardate 4513.3) in I, Mudd

Captain Kirk: You should sell an instruction manual with this.
Cyrano Jones: If I did, what would happen to man's search for knowledge?
-- (stardate 4525.6) in The Trouble with Tribbles

Nilz Baris: You heard me.
Captain Kirk: I heard you.
Spock: He simply could not believe his ears.
-- (stardate 4525.6) in The Trouble with Tribbles

Spock: Hit me. The pain will help me to consciousness.
Nurse Chapel: Hit you? No! I can't.
Spock: If I don't regain consciousness soon, it may be too late. Hit me!
Spock: Harder! Again!
Spock: Continue. The pain will help me to consciousness.
-- (stardate 4212) in A Private Little War

The Enterprise infected the captain before the Dohlman.
-- Spock (stardate 4372.5) in Elaan of Troyius

Brain and brain! What is brain?
-- Kara (stardate 5431.6) in Spock's Brain

McCoy: Spock, l... uh... I'm sorry. It does hurt, doesn't it?
Spock: What would you have me say, Doctor?
-- (stardate 5693.2) in The Tholian Web

For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky.
-- Yonadan Man (stardate 5476.3) in For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

-- Spock (stardate 5843.8) in Requiem for Methuselah

You have not achieved Kolinahr.
-- to Spock (stardate 7412) in ST:TMP

Indications of some neurological trauma -- the power pouring through that mind-meld must have been staggering...
-- Dr. McCoy (stardate 7414.1) in ST:TMP

Jim, I want this. As much as you wanted the Enterprise, I want this.
-- Capt./Cmdr. Will Decker (stardate 7414.1) in ST:TMP

Who are you?
What do you want?
Why are you here?
Where are you going?
-- Lorien (2281) in Sleeping in Light

Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another.
It changed the future, and it changed us.
It taught us that we had to create the future, or others will do it for us.
It showed us that we have to care for each other – because if we don't, who will?
And that strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely of places.
Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope that there can always be new beginnings, even for people like us.
-- General/Ranger One Susan Ivanova (2281) in Sleeping in Light

I don't believe in the no-win scenario.
-- Admiral Kirk (stardate 8130.4) in ST2:TWoK

-- Spock to McCoy (stardate 8128.78) in ST2:TWoK and ST3:TSfS

Code zero zero zero. Destruct. Zero.
-- Admiral Kirk (stardate 8210.3) in ST3:TSfS

Admiral Kirk: My God, Bones... What have I done?
McCoy: What you had to do. What you always do -- turn death into a fighting chance to live.
-- (stardate 8210.3) in ST3:TSfS

I ask for fal-tor-pan -- the refusion.
-- Sarek (stardate 8210.3) in ST3:TSfS

Forgive me, T'Lar. My logic... is uncertain, where my son is concerned.
-- Sarek (stardate 8210.3) in ST3:TSfS

Spock: Forgive me Doctor, I am receiving a number of distress calls.
Dr. McCoy: I don't doubt it.
-- (stardate 8390.0) in ST4:TVH

May fortune favor the foolish.
-- Admiral Kirk (stardate 8390.0) in ST4:TVH

Sarek: Your associates are people of good character.
Spock: They are my friends.
Sarek: Yes, of course. Do you have a message for your mother?
Spock: Yes. Tell her... I feel fine.
-- (stardate 8390.0) in ST4:TVH

Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.
-- Captain Kirk (stardate 9521.6) in ST6:TUC

We have analyzed your defensive capabilities as being unable to withstand us. If you defend yourselves, you will be punished.
-- the Borg (stardate 42761.9) in Q Who

You can't outrun them. You can't destroy them. If you damage them, the essence of what they are remains. They regenerate and keep coming. Eventually you will weaken. Your reserves will be gone. They are relentless.
-- Q (stardate 42761.9) in Q Who

the Borg: We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.
Picard: Impossible! My culture is based on freedom and self-determination!
the Borg: Freedom is irrelevant. Self-determination is irrelevant. You must comply.
Picard: We would rather die.
the Borg: Death is irrelevant.
-- (stardate 43989.1) in The Best of Both Worlds

I am Locutus of Borg. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forth you will service us. Resistance is futile.
-- (stardate 43989.1) in The Best of Both Worlds

Discussion is irrelevant. There are no terms. You will disarm all weapons and escort us to sector zero-zero-one where we will begin the assimilation of your culture and technology.
-- Locutus of Borg (stardate 44001.4) in The Best of Both Worlds, Part II

-- Picard/Locutus of Borg (stardate 44001.4) in The Best of Both Worlds, Part II

Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel
-- Picard (stardate 45047.2) in Darmok

Resistance is... not futile?
-- Hugh (stardate 45854.2) in I, Borg

Gul Madred: I didn't ask you about Minos Korva. I asked how many lights you see.
Picard: There are four lights.
Gul Madred: I don't understand how you can be so mistaken.
--(stardate 46360.8) in Chain of Command, Part II

Sur le pont d'Avignon,
L'on y danse, l'on y danse
-- Picard (stardate 46360.8) in Chain of Command, Part II

There… are… FOUR… lights!
-- Picard (stardate 46360.8) in Chain of Command, Part II

It's not linear.
-- Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko (stardate 46379.1) in Emissary

You're still with us, on the Enterprise.
-- Lt. Cmdr. Troi (stardate 46778.1) in Frame of Mind

Sometimes a cake is just a cake.
-- Cmdr. Troi (stardate 47225.7) in Phantasms

We won't go back. You don't know what it's like in our universe. The Federation's gone! The Borg is everywhere!
-- alternate Capt. Riker (stardate 47391.2) in Parallels

Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised. It's got me through the worst of the last three years. I beat the Borg with it.
-- Captain Janeway (stardate 51501.4) in Hunters

It's not linear.
-- Captain Benjamin Sisko/Emissary of the Prophets (circa stardate 53000) in What You Leave Behind

Borg Queen: Tell them to rejoin the Collective, and I'll stop the destruction.
Captain Janeway: They will never agree to that.
Borg Queen: They're individuals now. They have a choice. What are you afraid of, Captain? That they may co-operate? You've been waiting for a chance to damage the Borg; now you've found one. You're only using them.
Captain Janeway: If you really wanted to negotiate, you'd visit Unimatrix Zero. You found a way to send drones. Surely you could go yourself. Or are you afraid that a taste of individuality might make you realise it is something worth fighting for?
Borg Queen: Comply or you will be responsible for many more deaths.
Captain Janeway: You'll have to destroy the entire Collective to find them all.
-- Unimatrix Zero, Part II

Assimilation turns us all into friends.
-- Borg Queen in Unimatrix Zero, Part II

Chief medical officer's log, stardate 54014.4. It's been 48 hours since the away team returned to Voyager. Thanks to the neural suppressant, I've been able to extract most of their Borg technology. The captain and B'Elanna are on the mend, but Tuvok will need a little more time to recover.
-- Unimatrix Zero, Part II

Seven of Nine: What do you want?
Borg Queen: Do I need a reason to visit a friend?
Seven of Nine: We are not friends.
Borg Queen: No...We're more than that...We're family.
-- (stardate 54973.4) in Endgame

Set a course, for home.
-- Captain Janeway (stardate 54973.4) in Endgame

I'm a mirror for you as well.
-- Captain Picard (stardate 56844.9) in ST Nemesis

I aspire, sir, to be better than I am. B-4 does not. Nor does Shinzon.
-- Data (stardate 56844.9) in ST Nemesis

Also... I can kill you with my brain.
-- River Tam (2517) in Trash

You idiot! They're born with their brains in their hands. Don't you see? That makes them peaceful. They've got to be, 'cause a creature like that would have to trust anyone it meets.
-- Donna (4126) in Planet of the Ood

I did not say this. I am not here.
-- Third Stage Guild Navigator (10191 A.G.) in the De Laurentis movie Dune

Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you!
-- Paul Muad-Dib (10193 A.G.) in Dune

"This is the fallacy of power: ultimately it is effective only in an absolute, a limited universe. But the basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power." Paul Muad'Dib taught this lesson to the Sardaukar on the Plains of Arrakeen. His descendants have yet to learn the lesson for themselves.
-- The Preacher at Arrakeen (10216 A.G.) in Children of Dune

Ah, yes, Anacweon. I have just come from theah. Most bahbawous planet.
-- Lord Dorwin, Chancellor of the Empire (12116 G.E./50 F.E.) in Asimov's Foundation

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
-- Salvador Hardin, Mayor of Terminus, in Asimov's Foundation

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!
-- Salvador Hardin, Mayor of Terminus, in Asimov's Foundation

The Doctor: No.
Dalek: Explain yourself!
The Doctor: I said no.
Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means no.
Dalek: But she will be destroyed!
The Doctor: No!

-- (200100) in Bad Wolf

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