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Babylon 5 Quotes
My collection of the most philosophical, crucial and/or funny quotations from the 1994-1998 TV-Series Babylon 5 by J.M. Straczynski (who owns all the rights etc).
There are hypertext references added where the characters appear to quote each other across shows, because a few quotes from the B5 series are strikingly repeated in Crusade. The links in italics will take you to my Crusade&B5-Movie quotations page.
These quotes naturally contain major SPOILERS.
go to: In The Beginning (pre-B5)
The Gathering (Babylon 5 pilot Movie)
More B5 Quotes (Homeless but worth reading)
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go to: River of Souls (B5 S5)
go to: A Call to Arms (pre-Crusade)
go to: Crusade Episodes
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pilot movie to Babylon 5 (1993) [top]
Londo: "I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the earth year 2257 with the founding of the last of the Babylon stations, located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessman, diplomats, and travellers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last best hope for peace. Under the leadership of its final commander, Babylon 5 was a dream given form. A dream of a galaxy without war when species from different worlds could live side by side in mutual respect. A dream that was endangered as never before by the arrival of one man on a mission of destruction. Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. This is its story."
Sinclair: "You name it, sooner or later, everyone comes
to Babylon 5"
G'kar: "Can you imagine what we could achieve together?"
G'kar: "But what does that have to do with ... "
Garibaldi: "Beep beep!"
Londo to himself: "Nice shark. Pretty shark."
Londo: "You're a security chief. Shouldn't you be out, securing something?"
Londo: "We've become a tourist attraction. See the great Centauri Republic. Open 9 to 5, Earth time."
Garibaldi: "Commander, this little breach of security isn't going to affect my Christmas bonus, is it?"
Delenn: Do you not have files on the Vorlons?
Sinclair: "... A poem, a story in meter or rhyme."
G'kar to Lyta: "Would you prefer to be conscious or unconscious during the mating?"
Dr Kyle: I just finished my test on the Ambassador. It took longer than I expected. Even for an alien, this one is pretty alien.
Laurel Takashima: "One human did see a Vorlon. And turned to stone..."
Sinclair (about The Battle of the Line): The sky was full of stars, and every star an exploding ship. One of ours.
Sinclair: There's a 24 hour period in my life that I can't
account for. It happened during the war with your people. You
wouldn't be holding anything out on me, would you, old friend?
Minbari assassin to Sinclair: "There is a hole in your mind."
Babylon 5 - Season 1 [top]
Intro in German:
Midnight on the Firing Line [top]
Londo: "Trust me."
G'kar: "I will confess, that I look forward to the day
when we have cleansed the universe of the Centauri and carved
their bones into little flutes for Narn children. It is a dream
Kosh Naranek: "They are a dying people. We should let
Londo: "I'm sorry. Here, open my wrists!"
Ivanova: "You are sitting at *my* station using *my* equipment. Is there a reason for this, or, to save time, should I just snap your hands off at the wrists??"
Soul Hunter [top]
Soul Hunter: "Setor Retor .... Setor Retor...."
Born to the Purple [top]
Londo: "I would rather kiss a jovian Treeworm."
Londo: "Gentlemen, of all things in life, are females
not the finest?"
G'kar: "Just don't give away the homeworld."
Londo: "And Vir!"
Londo to Vir: "What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy??"
Ivanova: "Don't! Your too young to experience that much pain."
Ivanova: "If you will excuse me, I'll be over there, getting drunk with the rest of the aliens."
Garibaldi: "I think they're looking for something worth dying for, because it easier than looking for something worth living for."
Garibaldi: "Win, lose, or draw - this thing is going to know it was in a fight."
Sinclair: "The last time I gave an interview they told
me to just relax and say what I really felt. Ten minutes after
the broadcast I got transferred to an outpost so far off the
starmaps you couldn't find it with a hunting dog and an ouiji
Garibaldi: "Have you ever tried one of these?"
ISN Reporter: "You still haven't told me when the commander
is due back?"
Dr. Hendricks: "In the last five years, I've seen things off world you can't even imagine. I've stood in the abendy desert and seen all seven moons go into eclipse. I've walked in vaults that sealed longer than there has been a human race. Breathing air that is five million years old. You call that a short cut if you will, but I lived. By God, Steven, I have lived."
Sinclair: "Eventually, our sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It will take Marilyn Monroe, Lao-Tse, Einstein, Morobuto, and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes. Then all of this, all of this was for nothing -- unless we go to the stars."
The Parliament of Dreams [top]
Delenn to Lennier "I can't have an aid who will not look up. You will be forever walking into things!"
G'Kar [sings while cooking]: "I'm thinking of, thinking of calling her / right after my afternoon nap / I'm thinking of, thinking of sending her flowers / right after Bonnie gets back / Sooo many fishes are left in the see / so many fishes but no one for me / I'm thinking of, thinking of... [???]" *7
Londo: "Do you know what the last Xon said just before he died? 'Argh!' Ha ha!"
Ivanova [via ComLink]: "Commander Sinclair. Commander?"
Vir: "Ah! He has become one with his inner self!"
Delenn: "Will you follow me into fire, into storm, into darkness, into death? And the Nine said Yes. Then do this in testimony to the one who will follow, who will bring death couched in the promise of new life and renewal disguised as defeat. From birth through death and renewal, you most put aside old things, old fears, old lives. This is your death, the death of flesh, the death of pain, the death of yesterday. Taste of it, and be not afraid. For I am with you until the end of time. Taste of it. And so, it begins"
Tu'Pari: "Are you ambassador G'kar?"
Londo: "Have I ever told you, that you are very cute, for a Minbari? Oh and you are cute, too, in an annoying sort of way. Everybody's cute. Everybody's cute. Even me. But in purple, I am stunning!"
Mind War [top]
Garibaldi [stares silently at PsiCops Bester with an angry
G'Kar: "There are things in the universe billions of
years older than either of our races. They are vast, timeless,
and if they are aware of us at all, it is as little more than
ants, and we have as much chance of communicated with them as
an ant has with us. We know, we've tried. And we've learned that
you can either stay out from under the foot, or be stepped on."
Bester: "Be seeing you, commander."
Catherine Sakai: "Why?"
Jason Ironheart: "You can not harm me. You can not harm one, who has dreamed a dream like mine."
Sinclair: "Mister, I don't care if you had a personal message from God, complete with stone tablet!!"
Sinclair to Bester: "Get out of my head! If you want to talk to me - talk to me!"
The War Prayer [top]
Londo: "These are my three wives: Pestilence, famine, and death..."
Londo: "Love?? What does love have to do with marriage??"
Londo: "My shoes are too tight."
Ivanova: "The Vorlons are very secretive. They don't want anyone know how they look like, what they breathe, or how their biology works. I mean, who knows how much this suit it's really necessary, how much it's just camouflage to keep us from seeing what is inside?"
And The Sky Full Of Stars [top]
Garibaldi: "He lying, I can tell!"
Ivanova: "Mister Garibaldi, there're days I'm very glad I don't have to think like you do."
Sinclair: "We were outnumbered and outgunned, we never
had a chance. You say we could have won, but you weren't there.
You did not see them. When I looked at those ships, I did just
saw my death, I saw the death of the whole damn human race."
Kosh Naranek: "A stroke from the bush does not guarantee art from the bristles."
Sinclair: "They say God works in mysterious ways."
Ivanova: "Our gunner arrays are now fixed on your ship. They will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power quite impressive for a few seconds."
Kosh Naranek: "You are not ready for immortality."
Kosh Naranek: "Ah, you seek meaning. Then listen to the music, not the song."
Talia: "Ambassador, I've thought it over and I don't
believe that I can continue with this assignment."
Kosh Naranek: "Understanding is a three edged sword."
Delenn: "Who's belief is correct and how do we prove it?"
Franklin: "My god save us from false religion."
Sinclair: "Who asked you to play god?"
Franklin: "I'm waiting. For an apology"
Ivanova: "I surely have things to occupy myself here. Yes, Sir. I think, I'll just walk to and fro for a while. Maybe over to my console. After that, maybe I'll try pacing fro and to, just for the kick of it."
Ivanova: "Don't worry about me. I'm just gonna sit here and knit something. Maybe a nice sweater, some socks..."
Kosh Naranek: "The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote"
G'kar: "The universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: Energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest."
Sinclair: "You're more trouble then a toilet full of snakes, but I could not run this station without you."
By Any Means Necessary [top]
Sinclair: "You should never hand someone a gun, unless you are sure where they'll point it.
Signs And Portents [top]
Morden: "What do you want?"
Morden: "What do you want?" *8
Morden: "The question is its own purpose, ambassador
Delenn. What do you want?"
Kosh Naranek: "Leave this place, they are not for you. Go. Leave, Now!"
Lady Ladira: "The Shadows have come for Lord Kiro. The Shadows have come for us all."
Sinclair: "Sleep well?"
Ivanova: "What does my mouth always taste like old carpet
in the morning?"
Lady Ladira: "When I arrived here, I had a vision about
Ivanova "So, how are things back home?"
Ivanova: "I'm ready to go back on duty, Sir."
Ivanova: "No boom today, boom tomorrow. There is always a boom tomorrow. What? Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here! Boom. Sooner or later, BOOM!"
Londo: "Fools to the left of me, feeders to the right... I need to find a real job."
Ivanova to Mr. Gray: "As for fear, if you enter my mind for any reason, I will twist your head off and use it for a chamber pot. If you'll excuse me."
Garibaldi: "If I knew who god was, I would thank her."
Ivanova: "May I borrow your PPG to shoot myself squarely in the head?"
Lennier [building a motorcycle in his quarters]: "Ah, Mr. Garibaldi. I was just about to embark on the mysteries of the fuel injection system. Would you care to join me?"
Ivanova: "It's good to have things back to normal."
Ivanova: "There's nothing more annoying then Mr.Garibaldi when he's right."
Neroon: "You talk like a Minbari, Commander. Perhaps
there was some small wisdom in letting your species survive."
A Voice in the Wilderness I [top]
Draal: "The third principle of sentient life is the capacity of self sacrifice. The conscious ability to override evolution and self preservation for a cause, a friend, a loved one."
Londo: "The next day, I woke up. I saw her in the light
of day, sleeping against my arm and I decided I would rather
chew off my arm than wake her up..."
Londo (sings): "'You put your right hand in, you put
your right hand out, you put your whole self in, and you turn
yourself about. You do the Hokey Pokey, you give a little shout.
And that's what it's all about!' -- It doesn't *mean* anything.
I have been studying it for seven days! I had the computer analyse
it! I swear to you, It does not mean a thing!!"
[After there was almost an accident in the landing bay]
Sinclair: "Problem with the transport tube?"
Ivanova: "It's a Russian thing. When we are about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference."
Londo: "Now I go to spread happiness to the rest of the station. It is a terrible responsibility, but I have learned to live with it!"
Londo: "There is a natural law. Physics tells us, that for every action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction. They hate us, we hate them, they hate us back. And so, here we are - victims of mathematics."
A Voice in the Wilderness II [top]
Garibaldi: "The planet we are parked next to is about to go up like a roman candle. What am I supposed to do? Arrest it?"
Londo [trying to land a space ship]: "Landing thrusters... landing thrusters... Hmm. Now - if I were a landing thruster, which one of these would I be?"
Ivanova: "Worst case of testosterone poisoning I have every seen."
Marsian-Hater "Like my granddad used to say: Nuke them till they glow and then shoot them in the dark!!"
Babylon Squared [top]
Sinclair ['hypnotizing' Ivanova during breakfast]: "The
time I learned to really appreciate mornings during the three
years, I spent being taught by Jesuits. We used to get up at
five o'clock every morning for sunrise mass... then an hour of
meditation before class... We would sit ... quiet ... at peace
... breathing in ...breathing out ... breathing in ... breathing
[Bored during a spaceflight]
Garibaldi: "Okay. Then let's talk socks---"
Delenn: "Summoned I come. In Valen's name I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am gray. I stand between the candle and the star. We are gray. We stand between the darkness and the light"
Sinclair: "Why do you need Babylon 4??"
Zathras: "Zathras die, but Zathras die for cause. Maybe
stop great war. Maybe Zathras great hero. Maybe build statue
to Zathras and others come, remember Zathras."
The Quality of Mercy [top]
Dr. Franklin: "Next. We start by removing your clothes."
Sinclair: "I'm still waiting for an explanation, gentlemen."
Londo "Now, out of that 50, how many gods do you think
I must have offended to have ended up with G'Kar's teeth buried
so deeply in my throat that I can barely breathe?"
Kosh Naranek: "You have forgotten something."
Kosh Naranek: "And so it begins."*3
Lennier: "But, what if you are wrong?"
G'kar: "Expect me, when you see me."*4
Babylon 5 - Season 2 [top]
Sheridan: "The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind... the year the Great War came upon us all. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5.
Intro in German:
Male voice: "Das Projekt Babylon war unsere letzte und einzige Hoffnung auf Frieden. Eine fuenf Meilen lange Raumstation in einem neutralen Sektor. Eine Welt des Handels und der Diplomatie fuer eine viertel Million Menschen und Ausserirdische. Ein strahlendes Leuchtfeuer, einsam in der Dunkelheit des Alls. Es war der Beginn des dritten Zeitalters der Menschheit, das Jahr, in dem fuer uns alle der grosse Krieg begann. Dies ist die Geschichte der letzten grossen Weltraumstation. Wir schreiben das Jahr 2259. Der Name der Station: Babylon 5."
Points of Departure [top]
Sheridan: "It was an early earth president, Abraham Lincoln, who best described our situation: The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. We can not escape history. We will be remembered, in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose our last best hope."
Ivanova: "And as far as I am concerned, the transports can wait until the sun explodes! And if your not happy with the seating arrangements, I will personally order your seats to be moved outside, down the hall, across the station and into the fusion reactor. Am I absolutely perfectly clear on this? I can only conclude that I am paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate..."
G'Kar: "I searched for days, going from one system to another. Then, on dark deserted worlds, where there should be no life, where no living thing has walked in over a thousand years, something is moving, gathering its forces, quietly, quietly... hoping to go unnoticed. We must warn the others, Na'toth. After a thousand years, the darkness has come again."
Lennier: "Ambassador Delenn remains indisposed."
Londo: "One desserts his post without any explanation. The other one picks the most breathtakingly inconvenient moment possible to explore new career options like... becoming a butterfly!"
Londo: "Why don't you eliminate the entire Narn homeworld
while you're at it? "
The Geometry of Shadows [top]
Garibaldi: "Well, howdy do, sir. I'm looking for the lady of the house, assuming you're not the lady of the house. Anyway, I'm here to sell you something that will make your life easier, cleaner, and all around happier! Yes, sir, the ACME handy dandy microhelper. Right here in this box."
Sheridan to Garibaldi: "So in other words, you're perfect
for the job, because you're paranoid and compulsive."
Lord Refa: "When we heard that you would personally take
care of the problem. Well ..."
Elric the TechnoMage: "We are dreamers, shapers, singers,
and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal
and scanner, holographic demons and education's of equations.
These are the tools we employ, and we know many things."
Elric: "You don't frighten easily."
Elric: "I see a great hand reaching out of the stars.
The hand was your hand. I heard sounds, the sounds of billions
of people calling your name."
Elric: "Do not try the patience of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."
Elric: "I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can. I go."
A Distant Star [top]
Sheridan: "And I tell you one thing, if the primates that we came from had know that someday politicians would come out of the gene pool, they would have stayed up in the trees and written evolution of as a bad idea!"
Ivanova [about new diet]: "I'll gain weight!"
Delenn: "The universe puts us in places where we can learn. They're never easy places, but they are right. Where every we are is the right place and the right time. The Pain that sometimes comes, it is part of the process of constantly being born."
Delenn: "Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station, and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff, we are the universe, made manifest, trying to figure itself out. As we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective."
The Long Dark [top]
G'kar: "Take my advice and go back to the time you came from. The future isn't what is used to be."
A Spider in the Web [top]
Ivanova: "You know how I feel about telepaths!"
Garibaldi: "Tea just happens to be my third favorite thing in the Universe."
Soul Mates [top]
Sheridan: "People seem to be implying that I shouldn't
get too comfortable."
Garibaldi: "Damn, I love being right."
Lady Timov: "Daggair! My, what a surprise."
Lady Timov: "The secret of our marriage's success, Londo, is our lack of communication."
G'kar: "If I were married to Londo Mollari, I would be
Timov: "What's he hiding, Vir? Tell me... I won't bite,
Lady Daggair: "Timov, Timov. Why do you always draw me
into your little verbal fencing matches?"
Delenn: "Commander. I want you to understand. I acquired
human characteristics, to bring your people and mine closer together,
to symbolize our mutuality. It is supposed to be a
dignified and inspiring position for both Humans and Minbari.
So will you please explain to me, why this ... this ... this...?"
Garibaldi: "Garibaldi, head of security."
Sheridan: "How long were you married?"
Garibaldi (threatening Talia's ex): "You'll be spaced so fast you'll think you were born in a vacuum."
Franklin: "Ambassador Mollari, do you mind if I make
one personal observation?"
A Race Through Dark Places [top]
Sheridan: "How many Minbari does it take to screw in
a light bulb?"
Delenn: "We do not have cats on Minbar, we have gogs."
Sheridan: "Knock knock."
Ivanova: "Captain, either you snore, or last night we had a hell of a breach in the hull."
Sheridan: "I'm not saying what I'm saying. I'm not saying what I'm thinking. As a matter of fact, I not thinking, what I'm thinking."
Delenn: "The woman, who sold me this [dress], told me
that I would definitely turn heads"
The Coming of Shadows [top]
Lord Refa: "Mollari. What did he say, really?"
Sinclair: "Hello old friend."
Sinclair: "I'm in trusting this message to an associate of mine who is sworn to bring it to you at any cost -- including his own life. My job on the Minbari homeworld is more than just representing Earth. The President doesn't know about that part yet, and ... I don't think it would be wise of you to tell him. There's a great darkness coming, Michael. Some of the Minbari have been waiting for it a long time. The bearer of this message is one of my rangers. Some are Minbari. Most are humans. They have been drawn here to learn to work together and prepare for the fight ahead. Their job for new, is to patrol the frontier, to listen, to watch, and return with reports too sensitive to trust to regular channels. They are my eyes and ears. Where you see them, you see me. In the name of our friendship, I ask that you give them every courtesy and cooperation. I wish I could tell you more ... I wish I could warn you. But the others don't think it's time yet. Stay close to the Vorlon, and watch out for shadows. They move when you're not looking at them."
Franklin (speaking for Emperor Turhan): "He wanted to
say, he is sorry."
Emperor Turhan: "How will this end..."
Emperor Turhan: "The past taunts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us, and our lives slip away, moment by moment. Lost in the vast terrible inbetween. But there is still time to see that one last fragile moment."
[I don't remember this one exactly]
All Alone in the Night [top]
Acts of Sacrifice [top]
Franklin: "Well, you could put a bag over his head and do it for Babylon 5?"
Ivanova pretending to "have sex human style" with
an alien to seal a contract:
Correlilmurzon's message: "Next time, my way!"
Hunter, Prey [top]
Kosh Naranek: "Can you help me to understand you?"
Kosh Naranek: "I will teach you."
Ivanova: "I won't submit to a scan."
Ivanova [about Kosh Naranek's Ship] "Sometimes, late at night, I just come here and watch it... If you look carefully, you can actually see the patterns in the skin changing slightly."
Sheridan: "What do you want?"
Kosh: I sought understanding. I listened to the song. Your thoughts became a song.
(Kosh agreed on letting Dr Jacobs hide inside the Vorlon ship,
but only if he is unconcious. Later, as Jacobs leaves the ship:)
There All the Honor Lies [top]
Ivanova: "Another lesson?"
(Londo about the B5-merchandise dolls)
(Radar signal turns out to be a spaced "Babearlon 5"
Ashan: "Whose side are you on?"
And Now For a Word [top]
Delenn: "No one else would ever build a place like this. Humans share one unique quality, they build communities. If the Narns or the Centauri or any other race build a station like this, it would be used only by their own people. But everywhere Humans go, they create communities out of diverse and sometimes hostile populations. It is a great gift and a terrible responsibility. One that can not be abandoned."
In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum [top]
Delenn: "There are beings in the universe billions of years older than either of our races. Once, long ago, they walked among the stars like giants, vast and timeless. They taught the younger races, explored beyond the rim, created great empires. But to all things there is an end. Slowly, over a million years, the First Ones went away. Some passed beyond the stars, never to return. Some simply disappeared."
Delenn: "Listen to me. Aside from the Vorlons, we do not have the First Ones to help us this time. We are on our own! We will have only one chance to stop them, and if we fail, billions will die. There comes a moment when each of us must pledge himself to something greater than himself. You told G'kar, he had to decide between revenge and the good of his own people. Now you must make the same decision, Captain. It will be the most important decision of your life."
Delenn: "Not all of the First Ones have gone away. A
few stayed behind, hidden or asleep, waiting for the day when
they may be needed... when the Shadows come again."
Delenn: "That is why Kosh cannot leave his encounter
suit. He would be recognized."
Dr. Franklin: "You know, when a patient starts to slip away... when he looks at you and his eyes grab of you, the way a draining man grabs hold of anything to kept from sinking... afraid... so afraid... And then just at the last, it's as if they look past you to something else, and the look on their face is like nothing you can describe. And then just as they look past you, the moment they look past you, you can't help but meet their gaze and just for an instant, you see God reflected in their eyes."
Morden: "What do you want?"
Talia [after meeting Morden]: "It was terrible, like
falling into a bottomless well and cold, so cold and just for
a second and I thought I saw this ..."
Kosh Naranek: "If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."
Sheridan: "Everything in order?"
Garibaldi: "I mean, I once saw a whole chorus line of purple wombats doing show tunes in my bath tube. Of course, I was pretty drunk at the time."
Confessions and Lamentations [top]
Delenn: "Faith manages." *11
Delenn: "All life is transitory. A dream. We all come together in the same place, in the end of time. If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while, in the place where no shadows fall."
Divided Loyalties [top]
Sheridan: "Why is it every time you finally get things
calm down and everything is going great, life decides to kick
you in the butt?"
Delenn: "Butt...butt. I butt, you butt, he or she butts..."
[Ivanova kicks a cabinet.]
Talia: "You should see the look on your face ... my good and dear friend Susan."
Talia: "What's wrong Susan?"
Talia: "You blew my cover! You're dead! You hear me you're
The Long, Twilight Struggle [top]
Draal: "This has been a hard tiring year. It might be helpful for you to know, that you are not alone. That in the long twilight struggle, which lies ahead of us there is possibility of hope."
G'Kar: "No Dictator, no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power governments and tyrants, and armies can not stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once, we will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years - we will be free."
Sheridan: "G'Kar, I know we have had our problems in
the past. I can't imagine going into the council chambers and
not seeing you there. Straight, tall, ready to argue with anyone
about anything. I don't know I ... I don't think I want to go
the next ten years without your insight or your words. For what
it's worth, every resource that I have, every contact, any way
that I can help you win back your planet, is yours.
Delenn: "Abso-fragging-lutely damn it. Since our last
discussion, I have been be studying your use of language! Do
Londo: "Mass drivers! They have been outlawed by every
Londo: "From this day on, the penalty for murder of any Centauri by any Narn would be the execution of 500 Narns, including the perpetrators own family."
Sheridan: "Tell the other rangers, the ambassadors, everyone, this is the army of light. Babylon 5 stands with you. Tell them, tell them that from this place with will deliver notice to the parliaments of conquerors that a line has been draw against the darkness and we will hold that line no matter the cost."
Comes the Inquisitor [top]
Kosh Naranek: "We have sent for an Inquisitor."
Delenn: "This body is only a shell. You cannot touch me. You cannot harm me. I'm not afraid."
Sebastian: "Have you nothing of your own? Nothing to stand on that is not provided, defined, delineated, stamped, sanctioned, numbered and approved by others? How can you be expected to fight for someone else when you haven't the barest idea of who you are?"
Sebastian: "How do you know the chosen ones? No greater love hath a man, then he lay down his life for his brother. Not for millions, not for gory, not for fame, for one person, in the dark. Where no one will ever know or see."
Sebastian: "Why are you here now, in this place, in this
The Fall of Night [top]
Keffer about the Shadow: "It was jet black... A shade of black your eye just slides off it... It shimmered when you looked at it... A spider big as death and twice as ugly... When it flies past, it's like you hear a scream in your mind... I saw it, too."
[Sheridan jumps out of the exploding train and falls...]
[Kosh left his encounter suit to save Sheridan's life. Everybody
Sheridan: "The whole station's talking about what happened.
Every race that was in the garden saw something different...
yet the same. A being of light."
Drazi: "And you, Ambassador Mollari, what did you see?"
Ivanova: "It was the end of the Earth year 2259, and
the war was upon us. As anticipated, a few days after the Earth
Centauri treaty was announced, the Centauri widened their war
to include many of the Non-Aligned Worlds. And there was another
war brewing closer to home, a personal one whose cost
would be higher than any of us could imagine."
Babylon 5 - Season 3 [top]
Ivanova: "The Babylon project was our last best hope for peace. It failed. But in the year of the shadow war, it became something greater, our last best hope for victory. The year is 2260, the place Babylon 5.
Intro in German:
Male voice: "Das Babylon Projekt war unsere letzte und einzige Hoffnung auf Frieden. Diese Hoffnung scheiterte. In dem Jahr, in dem der Krieg gegen die Schatten begann, wurde das Projekt zu etwas groesserem ... zu unserer einzigen und letzten Hoffnung auf den Sieg. Es ist das Jahr 2260. Ort der Handlung: Die Raumstation Babylon 5 ."
Matters of Honor [top]
Sheridan: "You know, I'm really getting a little tired
of these unannounced visits by VIP's, who don't tell us why they
are coming, or what they are going to do when they get here."
Garibaldi: "I'm not authorized for that kind of information."
Marcus: "Her name is the WhiteStar and she is yours, Captain."
G'kar: "They came to our world over a 1000 of your years ago. Long before we went to the stars ourselves. They set up a base on one of our southern continents. They took little interest in us. G'Quan believed they were engaged in a war far outside our own world."
Londo: "I am afraid that if I try go back and figure it out, then I will start bleeding from my ears."
Zack: "Ok, so here's how this-- what are you doing?"
Londo [to Lennier in a coma] "I heard a joke today. I probably should not repeat it. But who are you going to tell. Hmm? How many Centauri does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one - But in the great old days of the republic, hundreds of servants would change a thousand light bulbs at a slightest whim!!"
Franklin [to Lennier in a coma] "How many Centauri does
it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one - but in the great
[Trapped in burning elevator]
[Trapped in burning elevator]
[Trapped in burning elevator with Londo]
[While being rescued from burning elevator]
A day in the Strife [top]
Ivanova: "If I live through this job, without completely
losing my mind, it will be a miracle of biblical proportions!"
Ivanova: "Always finding the good in every situation,
Ivanova: "I don't want to get killed because of a typo. It'd be embarrassing."
Passing Through Gethsemane [top]
Brother Edward: "I always wanted to know, if I would have the courage to stay at the garden at Gethesemane. Now I know."
Brother Theo: "Faith manages." *11
Garibaldi: "Nobody has every been to the Vorlon home world and back again. But she [Lyta] goes and comes back, just like a trip to the corner store and now she is working for Kosh. Is anybody as creeped out about this as I am?"
Lyta: "I'm not with the Corps anymore. That means I am not bound by their rules. So if someone where to turn me in, I'd find him, and before they took me, I'd plant a nightmare deep in his mind, where no else could find or remove it. And that person would spend every night for the rest of his life screaming!"
Londo: "Lyta Alexander, as I live and breathe ..."
Voices of Authority [top]
Draal [stepping out of Great Machine] "Hmm, I must remember to dust myself once and while."
Draal: "A daring and splendid idea. In doing so, you will see things, no human has ever seen before. It will be fun. Assuming you are not vaporized, dissected, or otherwise killed in an assortment of supremely horrible and painful ways. Exciting, isn't it!"
Draal: "I don't like surprises."
Draal: [laughs] "I like you. You're trouble."
Marcus: "The Minbari taught me: Claim victory in your
heart and the Universe will follow."
Ivanova: "Don't you have anything to do?"
Ivanova: "I am not letting them leave without saying
[Ivanova tries negotiating with the First Ones]
First Ones: "Zog!"
First Ones: "When it is time, come to this place. Call our name. We will be here."
Ivanova: "Good luck Captain. I think you are about to go, where everyone has gone before."
Garibaldi: "He hates me. They all hate me. That's why they are doing this. To make me crazy."
President Clark: "I wanted Santiago dead for so long.
I wasn't sure we could really pull it off. You're sure it's done?"
G'kar: "I told you, I could help. The book of G'Quan.
Read it. We'll talk afterwards."
Sheridan: "And when exactly did all this happen?"
Zack: "I look like I'm wearing a circus tent. Any minute now, a little teeny car with sixteen clowns in it is gonna flying out of my butt..."
Ivanova: "Anything else you need?"
Dust to Dust [top]
Lennier: "A darkness carried in the heart can not be cured by moving the body from one place to another."
Vir: "Londo, Are... Are you deliberately trying to drive
Ivanova: "What am I supposed to do?"
Ivanova: "Everyone clear the command deck now! I have to run a maintenance routine. It will take about ten minutes. Get some tea or something."
Kosh Naranek (as G'Lan): "You have the opportunity here
and now to choose to become something greater and nobler and
more different than you have been before. The Universe does not
offer such chances often, G'kar."
Bester: "We learned some interesting things about Ms Winters in the course of her debriefing and dissect-- that is, examination."
Franklin on Bester: "I will not support murder. We can
not kill him."
Bester: "I am here to save your butts. Next time show
a little gratitude"
G'kar: "Who would have believed it - The great and powerful Londo got his job because no one else was stupid enough to take it."
Marcus: "The gracious Duncan, asleep by the gate. Me
thinks I hear a voice cry, 'Sleep no more! Marcus does murder
Garibaldi: "Don't you ever shut up?"
Franklin: "Marcus, You are so far from being her type, that your practically in different galaxies. Ok?"
Vindrizi: "It says we were created half a million years ago, bred to be the living records of all those we have seen and touched. For all time we have traveled through the galaxy in our host bodies. We have seen double sunsets on worlds so far away you have no name for them. We remember music that was played before your kind learned to speak. Within us is the living memory of deeds and stories, civilizations, passions, wars, and struggles, and great beauty. But in time, even we die, unless we find shelter within other living beings. So we seek out those who have nothing to look forward to, those whose lives are at an end, those who know they would never be more than they are now. Those who would never know beauty, or peace, or purpose, and we give them that. Through us, they are born into a new life."
Messages from Earth [top]
Marcus: "So, I went to the effort of preparing this chart.
Now then, here's you, right here at the heart of everything and
why not. And here is me. This is the captain, and here's Franklin.
Here's my mom and dad. There don't actually have anything to
do with it. It's a very good picture of them, don't you think?"
Marcus: "Did I mention that my nose is on fire? And that I have fifteen wild badgers living in my trousers? I'm sorry, would you prefer ferrets?"
Sheridan: "Full power! Give me everything you've got!"
Delenn: "In Valen's name. It's Awake!"
Garibaldi: "You know what they say, No good deed goes unpunished." *6
G'kar (in prison): "Sometimes I even sing."
Marcus: "There is always the threat of an attack by, say, a giant space dragon, that kind that eats the sun every thirty days. It's a nuisance, but what can you expect from reptiles"
Garibaldi: "But where in my contract does it say that
I have to eat the same food for breakfast everyday for three
Sheridan: "... and right now, more than anything else
in the world I wish it would rain. Just for a little while."
Point of No Return [top]
Vir: "I thought the purpose of filing these reports was
to provide accurate intelligence--?"
Sheridan: "Always plant a lie inside the truth. It makes it easier to swallow."
Lady Morella: "You have a chance few others will every
have Mollari. You still have 3 opportunities to avoid the fire
that waits for you at the end of your journey. You have already
wasted two others. You must save the eye that does
not see. You must not kill the one who is already dead. And at
the last, you must surrender yourself to your greatest fear,
knowing that it will destroy you. Now if you have failed all
the others, that is final chance for redemption."
Londo: "'One of you will become emperor after the other
dies' ... Nonsense."
Sheridan: "It's funny, I... I wish Delenn were here."
Severed Dreams [top]
Delenn: "This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon
5 is under our protection. Withdraw -- Or be destroyed."
Delenn: "We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light."
Ceremonies of Light And Dark [top]
Marcus: "You see. It's like I always say, you can get more with a kind word and a 2-by-4, then you can with just a kind word."
Marcus: "Because if you don't, then in five minutes I
will be the only person at this table still standing. [man laughs]
Five minutes after that, I will be the only person in this room
Lennier: "Do not touch me in that fashion. We may sometimes look like you, but we are not ... you! Never forget that."
Sparky the AI: "You know, your looking very stressed.
This is not good. Hey how about something to eat, maybe a nice
piece of brisket. You'll suck an orange."
Sparky the AI [through speaker in elevator]: "Uh, not
that my bruised feelings would have any meaning for you, but
why are you having these people poke me all over the place. I'm
a perfectly reasonable artificial personality. Nobody has ever
complained before, but I guess some people just aren't happy
unless they are messing it up for everyone else. You know you
really should stand up straight. Your mother and I have been
worried about this for years. We have been trying to talk with
you about it, but --"
Delenn: "Yes. You have lost much, endured much, sacrificed
greatly, but you cling to the memory of your sacrifices of all
the things you have lost or left behind. They drag behind you
like chains of your own making. They can have a terrible power
over you, Marcus. The power of grief, and loss, and
regret. Yes, you have let go of the people, the places, the things,
but you have not let go of the pain. You have not forgiven yourself."
Sheridan [funeral speech]: "From the stars we came and to stars we return, from now until the end of time. We therefore commit these bodies to the deep."
Londo: "Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to kingdom of idiots would fight a war on twelve fronts."
Ivanova: "This is commander Susan Ivanova. Serial Number
Z48M27epsilon. Security code: Griffin"
Lord Refa: "Oh, Londo, you are a fool. You walk away
from the greatest power I have ever seen, and now you expect
me to do the same. They are the key to my eventual rise to the
throne. Why would I abandon them?"
Marcus: "Well. They said I was carrying around a lot
of repressed anger.
Lennier: "My love, Delenn, is not quite what you may think. It is not romantic love as you consider it. It something higher and nobler, a pure perfect love if you will."
Ivanova: "I think I loved Talia."
Sheridan to Delenn "I realized, I never told you how much I care about you, how much you mean to me. I think it's time you knew that."
Sic Transit Vir [top]
Londo [hunting bugs in his quarters] "If you see something this big with eight legs coming your way, let me know, I have to kill it before it develops language skills.
Sheridan: "You know, back home we have old saying: Eat,
drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die."
Ivanova: "You're late."
Vir: "There were other women, but I never got past 'one'."
Vir: "If kisses could kill, that one would have flatten several small towns...
Centauri Minister: "What is more dangerous than a locked
room full of angry Narns?"
Sheridan [at dinner]: "I hope that's the right kind of
table. I don't do much entertaining here. I usually just grab
a bite on my way in."
Sheridan: "I'd like to see you tonight."
A Late Delivery from Avalon [top]
Arthur: "You don't believe I am who I say I am."
Marcus (refering to Kosh Naranek): "Next thing you'll
be saying is he's NOT Merlin."
G'kar: "They were The Bad Guys as you say. We were The Good Guys, and they made a very satisfying thump when they hit the floor!"
Garibaldi: "What are you so nervous about? We went up
against entire earth alliance and two carrier groups!"
Franklin: "You know, I was noticing that pin you wear.
All the other Rangers wear one just like it, but I don't know
what it means."
Franklin: "What else did they teach you?"
Marcus: "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
Ship of Tears [top]
Bester: "She's the only thing I have, Captain. The only thing I care about. I promised her, I would take care of her and the baby. It's the only promise I've ever made that I means a damn to me."
G'kar (reading from the Book of G'Quan): "And the spirit of darkness moved upon the land. It screamed in the dreams of the Mind Walkers and they fell, destroyed by it, to children, and their children's children. Then did the darkness come to Narn, until it was driven out by G'Quan and the last of the surviving Mind Walkers."
Sheridan: "So how did you find out about all this?"
Bester: "You know, if this keeps up, I'm going to start thinking the people around here just don't like me."
Bester: "Kill me and you will never know what brought
me all the way out here. I think if you weight that against the
brief satisfaction of blowing me out of the sky, you'll do the
right thing. ... Captain?"
Bester: "There's an old saying, The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Ivanova: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
(Garibaldi read about the Shadows in the Narn "Bible")
Interludes and Examinations [top]
Morden: "Anything I can do to help?"
Sheridan to Kosh Naranek: "Don't turn your back on me!
Don't you even try to walk away from me! Just who the hell do
you think you are?! Oh wait, I know what you think you are, what
you want us to believe. But I don't buy it. For three years
now, you've been pulling everyone's strings, getting us to do
all the work and you haven't done a damn thing but stand there
and look cryptic! Well, it's about time you started pulling your
own weight around here!"
Kosh Naranek: "But there is a price to pay. I will not
be there to help you when you go to Z'ha'dum"
Kosh Naranek: "You do not understand, but you will."
Kosh Naranek (in a dream, as Sheridan's father): "I don't
have much time son."
Morden: "My associates might turn their eye towards your
Sheridan: "Every day people around here start talking more and more like Kosh."
War Without End I [top]
Zathras: "Can not say. Saying, I would know. Do not know, so can not say."
Zathras: "Draal gave Zathras list of things not to say. This was one. No. Hmm, not good. Not supposed to mention one or the one. Oh. Uh, you never heard that."
Zathras: "Yes, yes, Zathras is used to being beast of burden to other people's needs. Very sad life. Probably have very sad death. But at least there is symmetry. Go, go, Zathras take care."
Zathras: "Very damaged. Zathras can never have anything nice."
Zathras: "Zathras understand. No. Zathras not understand, but Zathras do. Zathras good at doings, not understandings. Zathras honored to meet you for many reasons."
Sheridan: "Well, when I joined Earthforce the sign said, 'Greatest adventure of all'. If they only knew."
Ivanova: "I'll be in the car."
Marcus: "Assuming a worst case scenario."
Marcus: "The only way to get a straight answer out of
a Ranger was to look at every reply in a mirror, while hanging
upside down from the ceiling"
Sheridan: "Well as my great grandfather used to say - cool"
Londo: "During your little war, you drove away the shadows. Oh yes. But you did not think to clean up your mess! If a few of their minions, their dark servants, came to Centauri Prime, well. Where is the harm in that? Yes."
Corwin: "Commander that's your voice."
Minbari aid on Minbar (to Embassador Sinclair): "The ancient books taught us, on this day, no sooner, no later, we were to enter the sanctuary and to open this (referring to a box). We did not know what was inside. It has waited, locked and sealed for over nine hundred years. We do not understand how or why, we know only that it is. How did he know that you would be here? How did he know your name?"
Sinclair: "All my life, I have had doubts about who I am, where I belong. Now I'm like the arrow that springs from the bow. No hesitation, no doubts. The path is clear."
Vorlon: "He is the closed circle. He is returning to the beginning."
Sinclair: "Hello Michael. By the time you get this I should be long gone. I'm sorry I could not tell you that I was here. Sorry I could not see you, but I told you what was up you would want to come along, even knowing the price and I can't allow that. But I had to leave something. I could not leave without saying goodbye. You see Michael, I won't be coming back from Babylon 4 and if you went with me, you would not make it back either."
Sinclair: "Good bye, old friend."
Delenn (shows videos from the past of her people): "Our
greatest star base, the center of our efforts in the war, had
been destroyed by the Shadows. Without a long range base of operations
from which to launch our forces, we were doomed to loss the war.
Then, as if an answer to our prayers, a replacement arrived."
Delenn: "As Babylon 4 neared completion, the allies of
the Shadows recognized it for what it was and sent these ships
to destroy it. Striking without warning, they would have succeeded
in their attack. But, something stopped them."
Delenn: "If we fail to save Babylon 4, then Babylon 5 will also be destroyed."
Delenn: "John, with Babylon 4, we will be able to save my people and yours. It has already been done. All we have to do now is make sure that we do it then."
Garibaldi: "So Ivanova, want me to bring you back anything
from the future? Some bagels, fresh milk?"
War Without End II [top]
Zathras: "All Minbari belief is around three. Three castes: Worker, Warrior, religious. Three languages. Light, Dark, and Gray. The nine of the gray council, three times three. All is three, as you are three, as you are one, as you are The One. You are The One who was (Sinclair). You are The One who is (Delenn). You are The One who will be (Sheridan). You are the beginning of the story (Sinclair) and the middle of the story (Delenn), and the end of story (Sheridan), that creates the next great story. In heart you know what Zathras say is true."
Zathras: "Zathras is oldest living caretaker of Great Machine. One hundred ten years old. Ha ha."
Zathras: "Not good. Malfunction."
Zathras: "Not the One."
Zathras: "No one every listens to Zathras. Quite mad they say. It is good that Zathras does not mind. Has even grown to like it. Oh, yes."
Zathras: "Can not run out of time. There is infinite time. You are finite. Zathras is finite. And This ... this is wrong tool. No. No, not good. No. No. Never use this."
Ivanova: "Marcus we are stealing a station to fight in a war that was over thousand years ago. We are all mad."
(Ivanova is looking for a computer console to break into B4)
Sinclair (as Valen): "I welcome you and present this place to as a gift. I am called Valen and we have much work ahead of us."
Marcus: "Dear god -- 'a Minbari not born of Minbari'....!"
Londo (to Sheridan in the future): "We all have our keepers,
Delenn (to Sheridan in the future): "Our Son is safe..."
Delenn (in the present): "It was the strangest feeling. I think the way you describe it is, as if someone had just walked over my grave."
Delenn: "The war is never completely won. There are always new battles to be fought against the darkness, only the names change. But we achieved everything, we set out to achieve. We created something, that will endure for a thousand years. But the price John, the terrible, terrible price."
Delenn: "John, listen to me. Do not go to Z'ha'dum."
(The new Vorlon Ambassador arrives)
G'kar: "It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has it own version of these swedish meatballs. I suspect it's one of those great universial mysteries, which will either never be explained or which would drive you mad if you every learned the truth."
Franklin: "Now I got to fix it."
Grey 17 is Missing [top]
Lennier: "I'm trying to avoid breaking a promise, by breaking a promise...."
Garibaldi: "I like mysteries, but I hate grey sector. I swear it's like the Centauri triangle in there!"
Tech: "I am telling you, it's like he vanished into thin
Neroon: "They build, you pray. We fight."
Neroon to Marcus: "I've just broken two of your ribs. (hits Marcus again) Sorry, make that three."
Marcus: "I am a ranger! We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One. We die for the One!"
[Neroon visits Marcus in the MedLab after nealy killing him.]
And the Rock Cried Out 'No Hiding Place' [top]
Londo (hits a guard): "Sometimes I think they choose guards for the amount of bone content in their head..."
Gospel Preacher: "You know, before I got married, Emily came by some times to help me clean out my apartment. Well, I asked her, how come you are so eager to help clean up my place, when you place is just as bad. She said, because cleaning up your place helps me to forget what a mess I have made of mine, and when I sweep my floor, all I have done is sweep my floor, but when I help you clean up your place, I am helping you. Of course, the way I lived back then sometimes the mess was too much for both of us, but it sure was nice to have the company."
Gospel Preacher: "When your worry-tank gets full, people stop coming to you, cause they don't want to add to it. You have to empty out your worry-tank once in a while, or just get more isolated."
Brother Theo: "I can only assume someone has been spray painting the word 'idiot' on my back again."
Brother Theo: "He said something nice about me! I must write this down in my diary."
[Sheridan analysing Shadow strategies]
Delenn: "I looked up the word cranky, it said crouchy. I looked up crouchy, it said crotchetchy. No wonder you such a eccentric culture. No word has its own meaning, you have to look up one word to understand another. It never ends."
Shadow Dancing [top]
Ivanova: "Then we'll see you, when we see you."
Ivanova: "Someday, I like to be stationed somewhere with
a big 4-poster bed, canopy, and maybe window with a view of a
Marcus (in Minbari): "You're the most beautiful women, I've ever met."
Ivanova: "Well, who wants to live forever..."*13
Sheridan: "An old friend of mine once quoted me an ancient Egyptian blessing: 'God be between you and harm in all the empty places where you must walk.'"
(Franklin gets attacked deadly during his walkabout)
Sheridan: "You had to find your own way?"
Garibaldi: "I just hope you found what you were looking
for out there."
Garibaldi: "Sometimes people walk out, because they want to be alone. Sometimes they walk away, because they want to see if you care enough to follow them into hell. I think I went the wrong way."
Anna Sheridan: "Hello. You must be Delenn. I'm Anna Sheridan, John's wife."
Anna Sheridan: "All you have to do is come with me."
Sheridan: "This is about more than what I want. So I'm going, even though I know it is almost certainly a trap."
Sheridan: "Finally, I heard what you said when I left. I want you to know ... I love you Delenn. Good bye."
(Sheridan is trapped at the edge of an abyss)
G'kar: "It was the end of the Earth year, 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding its breath ... Waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both."
G'kar: "G'Quon wrote, 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 parolee we can never surrender. 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."
Babylon 5 - Season 4 [top]
Intro in German:
Lennier: "Es war das Jahr des Feuers"
The Hour of the Wolf [top]
Ivanova: "Have you ever heard of the hour of the wolf?"
Kosh Ulkesh: "No one returns from Z'ha'dum."
(A strange place somewhere below the surface of Z'ha'dum)
Emperor Cartagia: "The Emperor is the soul of the people. The center of this republic. This whole world may parish, the emperor goes on, we go on. The first emperors, the greatest of us, were proclaimed deities by the ancient gods, in exchange for loyalty. They became immortal. Their names revived for generations to come. Prays offer up to them even in the temples today and now, now these gods of old have returned. And through them, I will become a god myself! That is my destiny! I've know it all my life. It's what I was born for. And when the time comes, Mollari, the people will gladly lay down there lives, so that I maybe elevated to godhood. What are a few million lives compared to the glory of becoming a living god. And when I become a god, I will forgive you your rudeness, Mollari. Then my capacities will be infinite. For now, I will simply try to forget."
Londo: "You and I, Vir, must kill Emperor Cartagia."
Londo: "Vir, it is a terrible truth, but as one accumulates power, one loses friends. One only has those who wish to use you and those you wish to use, and yet in all of this *you* have somehow managed to walk through the corridors of power and not be touched. I can only assume you have not been paying attention. And still the hideous truth is you are the closest thing I have to a friend. I am as shocked and dismayed at this as you are, but still, there it is.
Morden: "I'm just a ... Shadow of my former self."
Sheridan: "Lennier! Get us the hell out of here!!"
Zack: "When it comes right down to it, it does not matter
what I think either way."
G'kar: "It is now seven days, since we lost the Captain and Mr. Garibaldi. In a way, I think we have lost Ivanova. It is as though her heart has been pierced and her spirit has poured out through the wound. She blamed herself. It is foolish. It is destructive. It is ... human. Ambassador Mollari has returned to Centauri Prime, to take up his role as advisor on planetary security. I suppose he is quite happy with his new position. It is what wanted - power, title, responsibility. I think he is more alone then anyone else in the Universe. Delenn has refused to eat for seven days, fasting, praying, and waiting. Delenn believes, I think she is the only one who does. The shadows have paused in their pursuit of war and everywhere there is a sense of imminent change. Whether it is a change for good or ill, no one can tell, because no one has answered two very important questions. Where is Mr. Garibaldi ... and what happened to Captain Sheridan at Z'Ha'Dum?"
What ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? [top]
G'kar: "If you're going to be worried every time the universe doesn't make sense, you're going to be worried every moment of every day for the rest of your natural life."
G'Kar: "I was doing fine until you showed up with that
.. thing in hand."
Zack to G'Kar about Garibaldi's Daffy Duck poster: "It's Daff-- Uh, it's the egyptian god of frustration!"
Marcus: "Wakey, wakey! I'm here with your weather report for the evening. I see rain, lighting, thunder, and your head nailed to that wall over there, if you don't tell me what my friend and I need to know."
Marcus: "So, why are you doing this?"
Emperor Cartagia: "And. Have you got anything to say?"
Delenn: "My fast will continue. If John does not return from Z'ha'dum, if he's ... if he's dead, then my soul will join, even if I can not. And as I promised him long ago, I will see him in a place where no shadows fall."
Delenn: "A dear friend say to me, if you are falling off a mountain, may as well try to fly. Here, at the end, I offer you one final chance to fly."
Sheridan: "If you are falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You've got nothing to lose."
Lorien: "Who are you?"
Lorien (light being): "Who are you? What do you want? Who are you? What do you want? Who are you? Who are you?!"
Lorien: "I am the first one."
Lorien: "Did you know you have a Vorlon inside you?"
(A strange place somewhere below the surface of Z'ha'dum)
Lorien: "Tick your alive, tock ... Well, it was a good life, but short. Tick, tock, tick, tock..."
Lorien: "You can't turn away from death simply, because
you're afraid of what might happen without you. That's not enough.
You're not embracing life, you're fleeing death. So you're caught
in between. Unable to go forward or backward. Your friends need
what you can be when you are no longer afraid.
When you know who you are, and why you are, and what you want.
... When you are no longer looking for reasons to live ... but
can simply BE."
The Summoning [top]
Drazi Ambassador: "Sheridan died trying to attack Z'ha'dum. No one who goes there comes back alive."
Drazi Ambassador: "Captain, we're sorry. We thought you
Sheridan: "The ambassador is correct. I went to Z'ha'dum.
I've seen the face of the enemy. They're not gods and they're
not indestructible. I fought them and I've killed many of them
and I've survived. There is a way out of this, a way to stop
this insanity once and for all. Now Delenn's fleet is a start.
Now we have to build on it. Together we will build the largest
fleet in history, not just for a battle, but to change the shape
of the galaxy. Not just for ourselves, but for our children,
and our children's children. You tell your government, that the
only man to survive Z'ha'dum, sends this message. We can end
this, not just for now, not just for the next thousand years,
but forever! I stand before you as proof that it can be done.
We can fight and we can win, but only if we do it together! Can
I count on you?!"
Ivanova: "What's next on the list?"
Ivanova (attemps to speak Minbari): "Engines at full ... High power. Hatfrack ratcatcher to port weapons ... brickhat lingerie!"
Vir: "Remember, what I said before, there must be another way? I was wrong. Kill him!"
Marcus: "Anyone special waiting for you back home?"
Falling Toward Apotheosis [top]
Ivanova: "Is it my imagination or is Mr. Garibaldi crankier then normal?"
Emperor Cartagia: "Let it burn Mollari. Let it all end in fire!"
Sheridan to Delenn: "I, um ... I wanted you to have this. I got it down in the Zocalo. It's not exactly what I had in mind, but, um ... It's temporary until I can get you a real engagement ring. Um, it's an Earth custom. See, you give someone you love an engagement ring as kind of down payment for another ring. The kind you exchange when you get married. I don't know when we will be able to get around to that part of it. We may not survive the next two weeks, but I wanted you to have this and to know that whatever time I have left, I want to spend it with you."
Lorien: "You heard?"
Lorien: "I did the best I could. I gave him back a portion
of his life, but only a portion."
Garibaldi: "And then what?"
The Long Night [top]
Kosh Ulkesh: "A human?"
Ivanova: "Sleepers or prison. Sleepers or prison."
G'kar: "An empty eye sees through to an empty heart."
Emperor Cartagia to G'Kar: "You can't break those chains!
They are made of solid curilium."
Sheridan: "Though we are not now that strength, which in old days moved earth and heaven. That which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fates, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."
(Getting off the subject while planning to kill the Emperor)
(After stabbing the Emperor)
Vir: "(drunk) How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself? Because I kept looking and... I'm always there."
Londo to Vir: "I remember when you first arrived on Babylon 5. You were so full of life, innocent. I was not kind to you. I treated you poorly. I think that I did that, because I was envious of you. Envious that you had come so far and still innocent in your way. You still believed. I, on the other hand ... I can not tell you that your pain will ever go away. I can not tell you that you will ever forget his face. I can only tell you, that it was necessary. You may have helped to save our people. You did a hard thing, but you still have your heart. Your heart is a good one. You would not be in such great pain, if it was otherwise. It means that there is still hope for you. And for that, I find I still envy you."
Sheridan: "Giants in the playground..."*12
Sheridan: "We're going into the heart of the fire; on one side the Vorlons, on the other the Shadows, and us in the middle. whether any of us will ever come back, I don't know.
Into the Fire [top]
Sheridan: "Good Morning, gentleman. This is your wake-up
Sheridan: "Take us into the fire."
Sheridan: "A Vorlon said understanding is a three edged sword: Your side, their side - and the truth."
Ivanova: "Ah hell. [WhiteStar fires] What's going on??"
Ivanova: "My heart and I don't speak anymore."
Londo: "But every time I have been happy, the universe has conspired to do something nasty to me."
(Shadows are hiding underneath a Centaurian island)
Morden: "You're insane."
Sheridan: "Still can't win, but it's not bad."
Delenn: "Then there is no hope?"
Sheridan: "It feels like the magic's gone."
Marcus: "Did we just win?"
Sheridan: "It's a new age, Delenn. A third age."
Lorien: "To live on as we have is to leave behind joy, and love, and companionship, because we know it to be transitory, of the moment. We know it will turn to ashes. Only those, whose lives are brief can imagine that love ... is eternal. You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received."
Shadow: "Will you come with us?"
Lorien: "I look forward to the day when your people join us ... beyond the rim. We will wait for you."
Sheridan: "Now: Get the hell out of our galaxy, both of you!"
Zack, about Londo: "The only reason that guy is still alive is because half the time I don't know what the hell he's talking about. The other half, I wish I didn't."
(Three Elvisses just passed the security check...)
G'kar: "If you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect."
Bester: "I assume, my usual quarters in the brig are available. I have grown so attached to the place."
Bester: "The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father."
Bester: "By all rights, I should arrest her and take
her back with me."
Bester: "It's ironic, I suppose. Save the EarthForce patrol -and continue the blockage of Babylon 5. Let them be destroyed - and you'll be framed for murder and lose sympathy back home. For you, it's a loss-loss proposition. But as you said, it's an imperfect world."
Delenn: "Sometimes, I try and picture you sitting on
a beach with absolutely nothing to do."
Delenn: "Your a problem solver. You're one of these people who would pick up a rope that's gotten all tangled up and spend an entire day untangling it. Because it's a challenge, because it defies your sense of order in the universe - and because you can."
Sheridan: "Trouble will come in its own time. It always does, ... But that's tomorrow. Give me today and I will be happy."
G'kar: "Welcome home, Mr. Garibaldi!"
Garibaldi: "Even for a Narn, he is nuts."
Insane Centauri Regent (looking at war torn curtains): "I'm thinking ... Pastels!"
G'kar to Franklin (about the loss of his eye): "The Centrauri who plucked it out was not a surgeon of your caliber. I believe he used something similar to... this. I only saw it end on, you see."
G'kar: "I have seen what power does. And I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other."
The Illusion of Truth [top]
Londo: "When I said my quarters were cold, I did not
mean, 'Oh I think it is a little chilly in here. Perhaps, I'll
throw a blanket on the bed'. No, I said it was cold! As in, 'Oh
look my left arm just snapped off like an icicle and shattered
all over the floor!'. This is highly inappropriate, Captain."
Sheridan: "We have an open door policy--"
Sheridan: "Commander. Did you threaten to grab the whole
of this man by the collar and throw him out an airlock!?"
ISN Reporter: "You're crazy. I am going to file a report
with your superior officer."
Sheridan: "I thought we had seen the worst of it with the Shadows, the Vorlons, the War... But there's something much worse. Reporters."*2
Dukhat to young Delenn: "I can not have an aid who will not look up. You would be forever walking into things!"
Dukhat: "There is nothing to fear in the Dreaming, only that which we bring with us. The Dreaming takes us forward and the Dreaming takes us back. "
Dukhat (to young Delenn): "You are ... a child of Valen."
Zack: "I mean no offense, but I have seen Vorlons with more fashion sense."
Young Delenn (sobbing): "They [humans] showed no mercy. Strike them down. Follow them to their bases and kill them! All of them!... All of them!! No mercy! No mercy!!!"
Franklin: "Marcus - this is the kind of conversation that can only end in a gunshot."
Racing Mars [top]
Captain Jack: "Lyta had a little Vorlon, her skin was pale as snow. And everywhere that Lyta went her Vorlon was sure to go..."
(Bored while travelling secretly in the hold of a ship):
(Marcus and Franklin undercover as gay newlywed couple)
Marcus: "Just my luck! First time in my life, I'm a war
hero and no one knows about it. And worst of all - I'm married
Franklin: "And I really hate when you do that!"
Ivanova: "You've been declared dead at least once and you know how tiring that can be."
Ivanova: "And sooner or later your ships will have
Garibaldi: "Come one, he's not the pope! He doesn't look anything like her!"
(Silent Minbari clerics enter the quarters during J&D's
first night together)
Lines of Communication [top]
Marcus: "That'll fifty credits."
Sheridan: "You have a face, people trust."
Marcus: "I sooner face an entire Shadow fleet than what just walked passed us."
Lennier: "... But I can program the parameters into the
Artificial Intelligence matrix!"
Delenn: "Curious thing, humans. Minbari cities remain untouched and unchanged for centuries. I leave for three days, and you redecorate!"
Ivanova: "If he wasn't my commanding officer, I swear, I shoot him dead."
Number Two: "And we are supposed to believe one man saying
Conflicts of Interests [top]
Ivanova: "Let's try this again."
Zathras 2: "There are ten of us, all of family Zathras.
Each one named Zathras. Slight differences in how you pronounce
Zathras... Zathras... Zathras. You are seeing now?"
Zathras 2: "Zathras was quiet one in family."
Zathras 2: "Zathras warn Zathras, but Zathras never listen to Zathras."
Zathras: "Zathras trained in crisis management!"
Zathras: "So Zathras talks to dirt. Sometimes talks to walls or talks to ceilings, but dirt is closer. Dirt used to everyone walking on it. Just like Zathras, but we have come to like it. It is our role. It is our destiny in the Universe. So you see, sometimes dirt has insects in it. Zathras like insects. Not so good for conversation, but much protein for diet. "
Franklin: "You know, I like her. It scares the hell out of me sometimes, but I do like her. Just, ah, don't tell her that, right?"
The voice of the Resistance:
Rumors, Bargains and Lies [top]
Marcus (to WhiteStar-pilot at 83x9x12): "Shoot a bunch of rocks and then leave."
The voice of the Resistance:
Sheridan: "Ambassador, there are so many things in the Universe that are, and so many that aren't. If I were to take the time to deny all the things that aren't, we'd be here for centuries, wouldn't we?"
Londo: "I don't know how they see out of them anyway.
Tiny, beady, squinty little things aren't they?"
Londo: "Zooty! Zoot, zoot."
Londo: "I'm sorry. I apparently mistook you for a human with some taste and sensibility."
Moments of Transition [top]
Bester: "Personal Log, Bester, Al, August 3, 2261. By provoking Mr. Garibaldi, I put him even further at odds with his former associates and further on the path I need him to follow. What I came here to get, I got, even her. Guess you could call it a bank shot. Yes, I've had nice day."
Neroon (before he dies): "I was born warrior caste, but I see now that the calling of my heart is Religious! The war is over. Listen to her, Listen."
Garibaldi: "You want to hire me to find your dog?"
Bester: "Well there just is no delicate way to say this.
I want your body."
Sheridan: "This madness has gone on long enough. I don't
care if we are ready yet. I don't care if we are outnumbered
or outgunned. I don't care what ISN says about us. This stops,
and it stops now. Now if Earth wants to declare war on us, then
it is time to take the war to Clark. You tell the others, starting
right now we fight back, and we fight back hard. "
No Surrender, No Retreat [top]
Londo (to G'kar): "Before war broke out between our governments, you bought me a drink. I wish to return the favor. For the first time in a hundred years, we have something in common beyond hatred. I find that most extraordinary, and so a drink, to the humans, and to the bridge they created between us, and the hope for a better future for both our worlds."
Sheridan: "Hostiles might be splitting up so they can
be with both groups to keep them in line."
Ivanova: "Trust Ivanova, trust yourself, anyone else - shoot'em."
B5 Security: "When are you coming back?"
The Exercise of Vital Powers [top]
William Edgars: "Do know how the ancient Greeks defined
Garibaldi: "Personal Log, Michael Garibaldi. It's started. They are really doing it. This is what I was afraid would happen. But it has been coming for a long time, ever since Sheridan got back. Before he went to Z'ha'dum, he never would have gone up his own, our own government like this. I don't know. Maybe he thinks he is Alexander the Great... Maybe he thinks he is John the Baptist, and maybe he wants to take over the whole operation for himself. That's the part that worries me. That's the part that made me come back here. Mars. I can't believe I am back on Mars. Three times before this place almost killed me. I swore I would never give it the change to finish the job. Humans got no business being here, no business at all."
Wade: "Everything is illusion Mr. Garibaldi. Concepts of language, light, metaphor. Nothing is real."
The Face of the Enemy [top]
Ivanova: "What's going on? You all look like a Pak'ma'ra just ate your cat?"
Sheridan: "Alright. What do you want me to do?"
Ivanova: "And you tell them, that if he turns up on the station. I want that son of a bitch shot on sight."
Lyta: "One day, there is going to be a war between telepaths and mundanes, Steven. I just hope I don't live to see it."
Intersections in Real Time [top]
Interrogator (to Sheridan in cell): "Do you know why they're doing this to you? Because your a war hero, one of the few to come out of the Minbari war. They have invested a considerable amount of time and effort making you a hero in the public's eye. The problem is, when a war hero starts believing certain things, and saying certain things, the public listens. They think there's something to it. Your credibility has become a threat to their credibility, so one of them has to go. The best way out for everyone is for you to confess and lay the blame on the alien governments, whether it is true or not. It doesn't matter, truth is immaterial, they can sell it. Note, if I said it was the best way, I did not say it was the only way. The other way, captain is a posthumous confession. Your signature is no problem; they have your image on file; they can create you reading the confession. Now, that's not as good as having you out there where people can see you. So they know it's true. That even you can be broken. You can not resist. With a video record there will always be doubt. It's not the same as breaking you, but I'm told as of this morning, ... it's an acceptable option."
Sheridan in cell: "I demand to see an attorney! I demand
the presence of a full military tribunal! You've no right to--!"
Interrogator: "The truth is fluid. The truth is subjective. Out there it doesn't matter what time it is. In here it is lunch time, if you and I decide that it is. The truth is sometimes what you believe it to be, and other times what you decide it to be."
Interrogator: "But, can you win?"
Between the Darkness and the Light [top]
Lyta: "Michael, if I do a deep scan, it could damage
Franklin: "Why can't we ever go any place nice."
Security Guard: "I don't watch TV. It's a cultural wasteland filled with inappropriate metaphors and an unrealistic portrayal of life created by the liberal media elite!"
Sheridan (while being rescued): "Michael ... Boy... I was going to kick your butt for something... but I don't remember..."
[Garibaldi, Lyta & Franklin on Mars, sharing water ration]
Sheridan: "If you are going to wait for the universe to start making sense, you'll have a long wait ahead of you."
Marcus: "You'll never know."
Ivanova: "This is the White Star Fleet. Negative on surrender!
We will not stand down."
Garibaldi: "This is Grumpy to Snow White. I've got the coordinates for the wicked Queens castle. We are in position. You can break the mirror any time you want. Stand by to receive."
Franklin: "Well... uhm... I assume you worked out that
whole longitude-latitude thing? I know, you get confused sometimes."
Senator Crosby: "Captain Sheridan, this is an emergency transmission. President Clark is dead. He took his own life before we could arrest him, but he left a message on his desk. Two words, 'scorched earth'??"
Rising Star [top]
Londo: "I hope you have brought a change of underwear. You will need it after you read this."
Sheridan: "Death! Been there, done that!"
President Luchenko: "Half of EarthForce wants to give you a kiss on the cheek and the medal of honor. The other half wants you taken out and shot. As a politician you learn how to compromise, which by all rights means, I should give you the medal of honor, and then have you shot."
Londo: "How does it feel to make history, hmm?"
Londo: "It almost makes you wish you could peak in on them... See how it is going... (pause) G'kar. The artificial eye that Dr. Franklin gave you. Where is it?"
Sheridan (to Bester): "See Mr. Garibaldi is finishing up some personal business on Mars. Once it's done, I image he will turn his attention to you. And to tell you god's honest truth, I rather face those sharp shooters of yours, then what he will do when he finds you. I don't know exactly how he plans to settle the score, but I'm sure it will be creative, colorful, and extremely unpleasant."
Ivanova: "I said go away!"
The Deconstruction of Falling Stars [top]
Garibaldi: "But there is a time and a place for everything - and this is the time and this is definitely the place for one hell of a party!"
Londo: "So Doctor, who died?"
Garibaldi's Hologram to future guy: "And I happen to have a knack for breaking system codes. So while you were downloading your new world order into me, I was watching your system work. I know where it comes in and I know where it goes out, and I just sent out our entire conversation - Broadcast the whole damn thing."
Garibaldi's Hologram: "This... little lab of yours... This
is by chance located on a military base, is it...?"
Sheridan: "In hundred years, it won't matter who we were.
They probably won't even remember."
Brother Edward in the future: "The blessed Sheridan, who lived and died and returned from the dead and was taken body into heaven. And Ivanova, the strong, And Delenn the wise. They could all be fables for all we know."
Old Delenn: "You do not wish to know anything! You wish only to speak. That which you know, you ignore, because it is inconvenient. That which you do not know, you invent."
Daniel: "This is how the world ends, swallowed in fire, but not in darkness. You will live on. The voice of all our ancestors, the voice of our fathers and our mothers to the last generation. We created the world, we think you would have wished for, and now we leave the cradle for the last time."
Babylon 5 - Season 5 [top]
Kosh: "And so it begins." (Chrysalis)
Intro in German.
Kosh: "Und so beginnt es."
No Compromises [top]
Sheridan: "No desire to be struck blind by the sight of Londo naked."
Londo: "On my world, we have learned, an inauguration is simply a signal to assassins that a new target has been setup on the firing range."
Garibaldi: "The head of covert intelligence for the alliance is pleased to meet you."
G'kar: "Do you want to be President?"
The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari [top]
Vir: "As Mr. Garibaldi would say, It's been one hell
of a day."
Londo: "You have that vacant look in your eyes, that says 'Hold my head to your ear, you'll hear the sea'!"
Londo: "They call this food? Even the Pak'ma'ra won't eat this."
Vir: "I don't believe this. What is it with this place?
I mean last week, someone tried to assassinate Sheridan, now
someone tries to poison Londo. God. What is wrong with you people?!
Don't you have anything better to do?!"
Londo: "I saw my death in a dream. I was an old man.
How do I know I won't survive this? Perhaps this will pass and
I will get better. The dream is prophecy."
Londo: "No Vir, the Universe is an evil place, but at least it seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing."
G'kar: "You ... said ... nothing!"
G'kar: "You're not sorry for what you did. You're just sorry that you got caught."
Londo: "I'm sorry, G'kar."
Londo (in a dream, looking at empty bottles in an empty Zokalo): "The metaphor is getting a bit thick, don't you think?"
The Paragon of Animals [top]
Byron: "What a piece of work is man. How noble in reason. How infinite in facilities. In form and moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god. The beauty of the world. The Paragon of Animals."
Garibaldi: "You do this for me and I swear, I will never ask you for anything ever again ... Until the next time."
Sheridan: "The Universe speaks in many languages, but
only one voice. The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri,
or Gaim, or Minbari."
Sheridan: "Garibaldi was right."
Londo: "There is no Y in liberties."
A View from the Gallery [top]
Mack: "My mother used to tell me: God knows the age of
every tree, and the color of every flower, and he knows just
how wide your shoulders are. And he never gives you anything
to carry, that's bigger than you can handle."
Mack: "Like when Ivanova left, everywhere I turned, somebody
had an opinion on that one. One guy said she left, because she
was heart broken over that guy, um ... (snapping) um..."
Londo: "The Universe hates me, you know. I don't know why. I have never done anything to the Universe... Uh ... Well, all right, a few things, but after a while, you would think it would be enough. Yes, we have had our little fun with Londo Mollari for now. Perhaps, it is time to move on and find someone else to play with??"
Delenn: "What if the station falls?"
Learning Curve [top]
Turval: "If I told you to climb a mountain and bring
me a flower from the highest point and you will die after completing
your task - Would that be meaningless?"
Turval: "Here is the greatest truth I know: Your death Rastenn, will have a meaning, if comes while you are in fullest pursuit of your heart."
Turval (during Rangers' meditation): "You are supposed
to be listening only to your inner voice!"
Durhan: "We have no idea what to do with the Pak'ma'ra.
They're slow, greedy, selfish, not very bright. They refuse to
speak anything other than their own language, so we have to use
a translator, and they're carrion eaters. If it's not five days
dead and decayed, they won't touch it."
Strange Relations [top]
Bester: "And the bar tender says to Renee Descartes, 'Another beer?' And Descartes says, 'I think not!', and disappears."
Lyta: "Thank you. That was probably the most elegant attempt to change the topic, I have ever heard."
Secrets of the Soul [top]
Byron: "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? That question baffled religious thinkers for centuries, until someone finally hit upon the answer. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? As many as want to."
Lyta: "Byron, the Vorlons changed me, more than you can
possibly know. I don't know what I'll do once you get past my
barriers and I get past yours. It could burn you."
Byron: "It was the Vorlons?"
Day of the Dead [top]
Brakiri: "Tonight is the day of the dead. Tonight the dead return."
Adria: "Hello Londo. I came back. "
Londo: "Now, anyone can be emperor. I can be emperor. Vir can be emperor! Vir can be emperor. A small Earth cat can be emperor."
Lochley: "And Mr. Garibaldi wants to blame the telepaths. Of course, these days he is looking for ground to blame them for everything, from sun spots to hair loss."
Morden: "Would you like it any better, if I was to tell
you that you will betray the Anlashok?"
Morden: "Come on, you won't get there by walking. The
other side of that corridor is over two hundred million light
years away. The air is spread a little thinly in the middle.
You think there is any coffee in this place?"
Lochley: "Oh, and, uh, speaking of mysteries. I have
a message for you. It's from someone named Kosh."
Dodger to Garibaldi: "You know, some guys would be flattered if a not entirely uncute dame returned from the dead to spend a night of lust and passion with them!"
Rebo: "I have nothing to declare, my dear man, except
Rebo: "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. President, Alien races with ears, Alien races without ears, and Zooty's friend Bingo the invisible fish."
Rebo: "But Rebo, the man in the store said it was a special
kind of carrot and that is why it whistled!"
G'kar, (referring to Zooty) "What did he say?"
Zooty: "Zooty, zoot, zoot, zoot"
In the Kingdom of the Blind [top]
Insane Regent: "Once, I would have thought, pastels for the curtains... But I think we are well beyond pastels now.... No ... no bright colors anymore... Just darkness..."
Insane Regent: "They like you, you know. That's why They
saved you. They say you are just like Them. They say ... They
say you have much in common."
A Tragedy of Telepaths [top]
G'kar: "Well with everyone on the same side, maybe you are planning to invade yourselves for a change. I find the idea curiously intriguing. Once you have finished killing each other, we can plow under all the buildings, and plant rows of flowers that spell out the words 'To annoying to live!', in letters that can be seen from space!"
Na'toth: "For I will kill you at the very first
(preparing G'Kar's Flight)
Phoenix Rising [top]
Sheridan: "There is only one thing more dangerous then Mr. Garibaldi when he is loud - when he is dead silent."
Lochley: "And if Garibaldi is killed?"
Byron (sings): "And we will all come together in better
place. Ah better place than this." (warms up a PPG)
Lyta: "Remember Byron."
The Ragged Edge [top]
President Sheridan: "Who'd have known the presidency was fifty percent panic and fifty percent paper work..."
G'kar: "I worry, Ta'lon, that my shadow may become greater
than the message."
Londo: "Ah, good morning, G'kar! Well, this is a delight.
I did not know you had children."
Zack: "You OK? You look like crap."
G'kar: "Ta'lon! Ta'lon is that you?"
Londo: "Well, as Mr. Garibaldi says, I think I'll wait for the movie."
The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father [top]
Franklin: "As a doctor, I have to treat all my patients
equally. Even the annoying, self-righteous, arrogant ones with
self-important delusions of godhood."
Zack: "So, what is it this time, Mr. Bester? Hunting down freedom fighters? Pulling wings off flies? Annexing Sudetenland??"
Meditations on the Abyss [top]
Garibaldi sings: "Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I want to go to bed... I had a little ... aaah it was a big drink. (laughs) About an hour ago, and it went right to my head..."
Garibaldi: "What did I do with that link...? Here linky linky linky... Here linky. Ah! The missing link!"
G'kar: "But we can't be free, till we learn to laugh at ourselves. Once you look in the mirror and see just how foolish we can be. Laughter is inevitable. And from laughter comes wisdom."
Londo: "What do you eat when I am gone?"
Delenn: "He knows me, but he also loves me. Sometimes the one gets in the way of the other."
Captain Montoneyo: "Death is not the enemy. Death simply is."
Captian Montoya: "But I know. And you should learn one very important lesson. Never ever assume that no one can listen in on a private channel."
G'kar: "If I take a lamp and shine toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume the light on the wall is god. But the light is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, sees nothing. What we perceive as god is the byproduct of our search for god. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished. Not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes, we stand in front of the light and assume we are the center of the universe. God looks astonishingly like we do, or turn to look at our shadow and assume all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose, which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty and all its flaws, and in doing so better understand the world around us."
Narn: "What is truth and what is god?"
Darkness Ascending [top]
Garibaldi: "I don't want anyone's pity. I don't need anybody's pity. All I know is that I am tired of being controlled. Controlled by others, by fear, by my past, by what everybody else expects of me and it's enough."
Sheridan: "Oh, damn it Delenn. I have been working up a good mad all day and I am not about to let you undercut it by agreeing with me!"
Lyta: "I have decided to stop hiding what the Vorlons did to me. I'm testing to see what I can do. How far I can go. I had no idea. You shouldn't have woken up. This is just a dream. This never happened!"
Lyta: "Oh, and you mentioned wondering what my pleasure threshold is. I just recently found out, I don't have one. Have a very very nice day, G'kar."
And All My Dreams Torn Asunder [top]
G'kar: "Good bye Delenn."
Londo: "No, he is still here as my bodyguard, that's
all. Where I go he goes."
Sheridan: "What does the candle represent?"
Movements of Fire and Shadow [top]
Londo: "I have this feeling, something is terribly wrong."
Insane Regent: "And there was something else They told
me to do... And I did it, just a few moments before I came to
see you... The last thing I will ever have to do for Them....
In a way, I am glad it's over..."
Lochley: "Alpha squadron, I want that ship out of my sky!" (this quote is also in Crusade)
Sheridan: "Any hope of neutrality that Babylon 5 had until now just went up in smoke."
The Fall of Centauri Prime [top]
G'kar: "I would be dead, if not for you. You risked your
life to save mine."
G'kar: "Mollari ... Understand, that I can never forgive your people, for what they did to my world. My people can never forgive your people. ... But I can forgive you."
Londo: "Isn't strange, G'kar? When we first met, I had no power and all the choices I could ever want. Now I have all the power I could ever want - and no choices at all. No choice at all."
Insane Regent: "What are we but--"
Sheridan: "The giants have left the playground, but they left their guns behind."*12
Wheel of Fire [top]
Garibaldi: "What'd the Vorlons do to you, Lyta? Who...
what are you?"
Franklin: "Can God make a rock so big, that even he can't
Lyta: "You can not harm me. You can not stop someone
who has been touched by Vorlons."
Delenn: "One would think you have never seen a pregnant Halfhuman/Halfminbari before!"
Lise: "Life is change. It's a good thing."
Sheridan: "I tell you. The next person who acts irrationally,
I am going to shoot myself in the head!"
Objects in Motion [top]
Garibaldi: "This is a check for five hundred thousand credits. It will be deposited into a secret account tomorrow morning. If anything should happen to Lise and me, you know, slip in the shower, fall down a flight of stairs, or die from anything other than old age, this money will be paid out to certain individuals who will take out each and ever one of you. Now I would have to imagine that a hundred thousand credits a head, every mercenary between here and Earth will be out looking to hunt you down."
Garibaldi: "It's just that my family, my ... my mom and
dad passed away a long, long time ago. The two of you, and Stephen,
G'kar, hell even Londo, you're the closest thing I've had to
a family. You know, I ... I thought I would never make it out
of here alive, I figured I whined face down in brown sector.
I'm glad it did not happen. Cause now, I have ... have a chance
to have a family of my own. Maybe I can find a little happiness.
I have the ... the two of you to thank for that, more than anyone
else in the world and ... I ... don't ... I don't have the words.
I wish G'kar was here, because he would know what to say."
Franklin: "When this place was built, I think irony was of the primary materials used in construction."
Lyta: "It's ironic. You have to leave because everybody
wants you. They're fighting over you. And I have to leave because
nobody wants me."
G'kar: "We are all the sum of our tears: Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away. "
Objects at Rest [top]
Sheridan: "She will never judge you. She will only love
you. From time to time, you will make mistakes. They are inevitable.
Sometimes, those mistakes will be huge. What matters is that
you learn from them. There is nothing wrong with falling down,
as long as you end up just two inches taller, when you pick yourself
off the fall. At times, you may end far away from home. You may
not be sure of where you belong anymore more. Home is always
there, because home is not a place. It is where every your passion
takes you. As you continue on your path, you will lose some friends
and gain some new ones. The process is painful, but often necessary.
They will change and you will change, because life is change.
From time to time, they must find their own way and that way
may not be yours. Enjoy them for what they are and remember them
for what they were. Oh, there is not much left. Except, I believe.
I really do believe that sooner or later, no matter what happened,
things do work out. Well, we have hard times. We suffer. We lose
loved ones. The road is never easy. It was never meant to be
easy. But in the long run, if you stay to what you believe, things
do work out. Always be willing to fight for what you believe
in. It doesn't matter if thousand people agree with you, or one
person agrees with you. It doesn't matter if you stand completely
alone. Fight for what you believe. Which brings me to the ...
the first piece of advice my dad gave me, and now I am giving
it to you. Never ..."
Garibaldi: "Now, all of you have been stuck in the mid-level
position, in the same department, because you have an attitude
problem. If you don't like something; you complain, you talk
back, you think you can do everything better than you bosses."
Delenn: "There are moments, when we all become someone else. Something other than what we are. It takes only a moment, but we spend the rest of lives looking back at that moment in shame."
Sheridan: "Have I told you today, how much I love you?"
Lochley: "And what's out there?"
Zack: "Hell, I probably still be here, when they turn of the lights."
Sleeping in Light [top]
Delenn: "I decided to go out in search of the same air
molecules you were looking for. In the theory that if they were
good enough to lure you out of our bed, I should invesigate my
Sheridan: "When I was a kid, every sunday dad would take us out for a drive. We never knew where we were going, that was half the fun. We'd just go. He'd say, pick a direction and one of us would point, off we'd go."
Vir: "You know, Londo, never liked the Pak'mar'a. I mean,
they stubborn, lazy, obnoxious, greedy ..."
Sheridan: "A Toast ... to absent friends in memory still
Dying Sheridan: "I just want to sit here, and watch the sun come up. It occured to me, that in all my time here, I have never done that. I want to know what it looks like when it comes up over the horizion, so I can carry a picture of it in my head."
Dying Sheridan: "Good night, my love, the brightest star in
Dying Sheridan: "Lorien."
Dying Sheridan: "There is still so much that I don't understand."
Dying Sheridan: "Can I come back?"
Ivanova: "An expedition to Coriona space (??) found Sheridan's ship a few days later, but they never found him. All the air locks were sealed, but there was no trace of him inside. Some of the Minbari believe he will come back some day, but I never saw him again in my life time."
(Babylon 5 explodes)
Lorien: "Who are you? What do you want? Why are you here? Where are you going?"*9
More Quotes -- Homeless but worth reading [top]
(In case anybody remembers to which episode one of those belongs, please tell me)
Ivanova: My grandfather had a saying: Good News can wait, bad news will refuse to leave.
Ivanova: "You're a vicious man."
Londo: "There comes a time when you look into the mirror and realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors."
Ivanova to Talia Winters: "I have been nothing but compassionate and understanding. I mean, all you had to do was to admit you were wrong and I was right and everything would've been fine!"
G'Kar: "Mr. Garibaldi. I have been on this station long enough to know that you don't ask leading questions unless you already know the answers. So, why don't we just pretend I've lied about it, you've caught me in your web of insufferable logic and cut to the point."
Londo: "What guarantees will you give me that the crews
will not open fire on a Centauri vessel as it approaches Babylon
Vir: "Londo, they could've killed me."