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In The Beginning [top]
Delenn: "It is said that in every age, there is one single
event that forever changes the world around us. A nexus if you
Old Londo (to Luc): "Yes, I am the Emperor. Here, you see. This is the seal of the Centauri Republic. Only the Emperor can wear it. So either I am the Emperor, or I am in a great deal of trouble. Or both."
Old Londo: "What do you want?" *8
Old Londo: "For the next ten years, one question would obsess a hundred worlds. Why did the Minbari surrender at the battle of the line on the very eve of victory? The answer to that question would change the galaxy forever."
Old Londo: "Dear lady, I would love to walk with you on a beach, somewhere, for just five minutes. How strange to come so far and want so little."
Old Londo: "The Humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would surrender to despair, the Humans fought back with even greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it. They would weep. They would pray. They would say goodbye to their loved ones and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself. Never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable, could help but be moved to tears by their courage, their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent! I only hope, when it is my time, that I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes at the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage. But in the end, they ran out of time."
Sheridan: "Hell, I did not want to live forever anyway."*13
Dukhat: "Why do you come here Delenn?"
(After Dukhats Death)
Delenn: "I'm not saying anything. I did not say anything then, and I'm not saying anything now. Unless you are saying you have seen a Vorlon"
Delenn: "Are you still here?"
Kosh Naranek: "The truth points to itself."
Dukhat: "If you are seeing this message, it is because I am dead. I leave this in trust of the Vorlons to give to the right person at the right time. I ask you to trust them, as I have. They have come to us in secret to prepare for the coming war. They say we'll need allies. In particular, a race that is so far unknown to us, called *Humans*. If we have not already done so by now, it is my hope that we will work with the Vorlons to find these Humans and bring them into the battle on our side. The allies of the Shadows are gathering at Z'ha'dum. Their masters can not be far behind. They must be stopped. Finish the work, that I began. Finish it."
Vir: "It's not the speaking that's the problem, it's the listening."
Delenn: John. Whenever something comes into our proximity
that has to do with the unknown, your eyes light up like two
tiny suns. And do you know what words these two tiny lights spell
Sheridan: "Can you swing by and pick me up on your way
Ivanova: Well, the vultures are starting to circle...
Ivanova: "You think anyone would notice if I just killed
a few of them?"
Ivanova: "'Before things get crazy'? I see, and what exactly
would you call this?"
Sheridan: "Yeah, well, maybe it is a learning experience
Alex: I want to thank you for your time, Miss Alexander. You are a lovely young woman. And if I was thirty years younger, and you were a little blind in one eye, what a wonderful life we could have together.
Lyta (writing on walls): "Remember ... there ... is ... danger ... remember ... there ... is ... danger ... remember ..."
Delenn: "Who are you?"
Lyta (as Vorlon): "They are a power beyond comprehension.
Hungry beyond understanding. They are anti-life itself. Older
even than we were. Telepathic all of them. They modified the
gate, so that it enhances their telepathic impulses. Created
an army of our own people willing to die for them. We fought
them back, disabled the device, but those controlled by their
influence dropped into hyperspace, before we could stop them.
Hiding from us."
Lyta (as Vorlon): "Our great mistake, our failing and
now your failing. The error is compounded."
River of Souls [top]
Zack: "Oh come on. We have faced shadows, invasions, and attacks on this station and now we are going to give into lawyers. Argh."*2
Corwin: "Ok. Activate defense grid. Launch all starfuries. And if they move, shoot them. If they don't move, shoot twice, they are probably hiding something."
The Love Bat: "I love you! - I forgive you! - I'm an idiot! - I'm a loser! - No one likes me! - My mommy dresses me funny! - ...."
Garibaldi: "But I can see why a lot of guys would rent
this particular image [of Lochley]."
Lochley: "Why else would they choose my image??"
Lochley: "Shoot me. Shoot me now."
Garibaldi: "Who are you here for?"
Garibaldi: "All I know is that when they show up, someone
is about to die..."
Garibaldi: "You know you are looking kind of pale...."
Soul: "They came for us. They took us away. They had no right! Let me go back to sleep. Let me die."
Soul: "Tell them, they made a mistake. We were not dying. We were evolving. We were evolving!"
A Call to Arms [top]
Galen: "Fear makes wise men foolish. In my case, I can only hope it makes fools wise."
Galen: "And to whom am I supposed to explain my behavior
Galen: "And if sometimes dreams come true, then what of our nightmares...?"
Dureena: "There is no sense belonging to a secret group, if you tell everybody about it."
Dureena: "Perhaps I should just shoot myself now and
save myself a great deal of time and trouble. But no, that would
be selfish. As their greatest enemy, they would have trouble
plans for you, if we do not stop them. That's it, first I will
shoot you and then I will shoot me. I would consider it a public
Garibaldi: "Because if you are going to blow my head off, I suggest you do it right now, or I am going tear your heart out! And if you do shoot me, the rest of my people will be all over you. And what they will do to you is worse than anything I can dream up in a thousand years, and I can dream real dark..."
Garibaldi: "Things were so much easier on Babylon 5."
Drake: "After three months of trying, Mr. Garibaldi suggested that we declare victory and move on."
Sheridan: "I have to find out, if, what I think is, is."
Sheridan: "Hello, this is the president. I'm busy with affairs of state and can't come to the link right now. At the chime, leave a message and I'll get back to you at the earliest opportunity."
Lochley: "You're asking the impossible."
Lochley: "I always knew I would get court-marshaled for something someday day. It may as well be now and I get it over with."
Sheridan: "I've told president Luchenko, that we will put all the resources of the Alliance and Whitestar fleet at their disposal. We'll turn the Excalibur into a traveling resource station. Manned by the best crew we can find. The rangers will search every corner of space. Then the Excalibur and her crew will go in to follow up. Legend said that one day, the real Excalibur would return in her greatest hour of need. I guess this is it."
Sheridan: "Those who command the Excalibur will never stop, never give up, never slow down, until a cure is found. We will take any help we can get, where ever and who ever it comes from. Because this is a cause that surpasses borders and differences and distrust. This is a mission about the survival of Earth itself. What we do over the next five years, here and at home, and across the darkness of between the stars will determine the whether and entire world will live or die. It's a fight we can't afford to lose and we won't. We won't!"
War Zone [top]
Galen: "And so it begins."*3
Gideon: "This is my command. I'll do whatever's necessary. If that means turning the entire galaxy upside down to shaking it's pockets to see what falls out, then that's what I'll do. I'm not subtle. I'm not pretty and I'll piss off a lot of people along the way. But I'll get the job done."
Dureena: "Yes, I'm a thief and a damn good one. Need to get inside something? Get out? Tunnel under? Go around? Go through? I'm it. You're going to hit some pretty strange places and you're going to need a lockpick. There isn't a lock made, that I can't get through..."
Eilerson: "That's the fun part about being an archeologist, Sam. The present constantly getting in the way of exploring the past."
Eilerson: "The story of my life. I finally find a city like this, intact, deserted for ten thousand years. Probably contains hundreds of patents that I could exploit and I'm going to die. I can appreciate dramatic irony as much as the next person, but this is pushing it a bit!!"
Galen: "Expect me, when you see me."*4
Galen: "What do you want?"
Galen: "Hello, Matthew. I just wanted to you to know that I am here and watching, in case you should need help."
Trace: "I've got plans for the weekend, and being dead ain't one of them."
The Long Road [top]
Gideon is playing an unsucsessful solo game of basketball:
Galen: "Well, I'll go and get ready to meet them, then."
Galen: "And if I'm right, then it is definitely something
you should see."
Lt. Meyers: "A twelve ton cargo transport disappeared
entirely from our planet side base for two days. When it reappeared,
we discovered that the engines had been removed and replaced
with a substance resembling peanut butter."
Gideon: "They report seeing a dragon..."
(TechnoMages discussing their creation of demons)
Alwyn: "In ten or twenty years, this will become a legend. Some people won't even believe that I existed. I don't think I mind that, not at all, really. It's what we all want, isn't it? To become something larger than ourselves, to enter living memory... Have them talk about us when we've gone..."
The Well of Forever [top]
Eilerson to Galen: "So... you have a magic rock, that provides you with a mystical place, that is a metaphor of a book, that gives you answers to questions we haven't asked yet. And you want us to spend days in hyperspace based on *that*??"
Galen: "Matthew was right, we all have something to hide. And we all have something to tell. And we all have a secret name. We all have a question ... One question that unlocks our hearts."
Galen: "Ever technomage knows the fourteen words that
will make someone fall in love with you forever, but she only
(Strange Aliens surround the Excalibur in Hyperscape ...)
Dureena: "So, what happened up here?"
Dureena: "My people are taught to avoid cross roads,
also beaches, cliffs, pits, caverns, and wells."
Gideon: "I've already made that promise times three hundred."
The Path of Sorrows [top]
Matheson (to Galen who's been travelling the transport tube
for hours) "You like going nowhere at one hundred and twenty
miles an hour?"
Galen: "Waste not, want not."
Isabelle, dying: "You must learn, one day, to forgive God for his decisions. I'm sure it will greatly relieve him."
Gideon: "It's easier not to want forgiveness or to expect it. We just keep trying to fix the mistake so we don't have to ask. But you end up trying so hard to atone for one set of mistakes that you overcompensate and make new ones. And then you can never break out of the cycle. You just keep going around and around. No way out and no where to go."
Ruling from the Tomb [top]
Eilerson: "History is rarely cut and dry when it comes to religion. One man's lunatic is another's saint or holy martyr. In the words of T.S. Elliot, saint and martyr rule from the tomb."
Trace: "I'm starting to feel like some kind of yo-yo."
(Dureena reconquers Eilersons's wallet)
Dureena: "You know, on my world, it was considered a
great evil to even presume to speak on behalf of the Universe!"
Dureena: "Gods, I am drowning in testosterone...."
Gideon: "Read my mind."
Lochley: "Earthforce asked for an officer to oversee it. The good doctor [Franklin] put me at the top of his short list. Right now, my main goal is to find a cure for this, so I can go earth side and thank Steven in person with a laaarge brick..."
Gideon: "You are the most double talking, suspicious,
second guessing individual, I've ever seen, since the last time
I looked in a mirror!!!"
Gideon: "All these precautions are nice, but ..."
Lochley: "You know what you are?"
(During dinner, talking about Sheridan)
Lochley: "Do you believe that there is a supreme being?"
Appearances and Other Deceits [top]
Gideon "As Mr. Eilerson says, THE AIR is human."
Chambers to nurse: "And you, I want you to go through full decontamination procedures, before you come out of there, including body cavity decon!! Maybe we'll get lucky and find out where your copy of MedLab regulations went?!"
Matheson (about new uniform) "I'm not sure that I will
be able to breath in that thing!?"
Gideon: "Personal journal, Captain Matthew Gideon, continue. It's now days since our visitors arrived on behalf of the Political Affairs Office. There is apparently some concern with how our work here is being perceived back home. They've been assigned to "help" us. Before their tour is finished, I may have to kill them. Assuming, Lt. Matheson doesn't beat me to it."
Eilerson: "I hate it when I go to movies with kids in the audience, because there is always someone there that tells me I can't kill them when they get loud! Now, who makes up these rules anyway..."
The Memory of War [top]
Galen: "Clear me for docking. Put away the breakables. Turn on the landing lights. I'm coming in."
Galen: "I want you to know, this thing [probe] just made
a very large dent in my ship! Did you ever think about looking
outside, before you start throwing things overboard??"
Galen: "There are good planets and there are bad planets.
There are healthy planets and unhealthy planets. There are safe
planets and dangerous planets. This place is known to every Technomage
as a bad place, a deceased, dangerous place."
Galen: "Have you ever wondered why there are so many dead worlds out there? Let me tell you why. It's because despite the best advise of people who know what they are talking about, other people insist on doing the most massively stupid things."
Galen: "Look, Matthew. To those of us in my order, another technomage is the only family we have. Then, after I was... asked to leave the order as a penalty for having to much contact with the outside, I came to rely on you and on the others and on this place. Perhaps more than I should have."
Eilerson: "Where are you going?"
Eilerson: "Good in theory, lousy in practice - it implies that I'm expendable. I am many things. I am bright, personable, charismatic, and not a bad dancer, but expendable? No."
The Needs of Earth [top]
Gideon (pretty beaten up): "What that a big enough distraction?"
Matheson: "It looks like we going by-- Stand by..."
Gideon to Alien Ambassador's Aid: "Do you do this a lot,
lie to protect his ego??"
Matheson: "How odd, to know everyone's heart, but my own..."
Visitors from down the Street [top]
Matheson: "The more you make a big deal out of denying something, the more people think it must be true..."
Gideon "Refresh me, lieutenant. How did we get in the
middle of this again??"
Gideon: "Getting kind of crowded out here lieutenant.
How am I supposed to sleep? I expect you find a quieter sector
(Dropping loads of encyclopaedias on "X-Files"-planet)
Each Night I dream of Home [top]
Lochley (close to collapsing against a wall after leaving
the MedLab without Chamber's consent): "No, I'm fine. I'm
Lochley: "Is there anything you can tell me?"
Gideon: "Perhaps you will join me for dinner, once ...
you're up and about?"
Gideon: "I can see every detail of the earth's surface
as I'm seeing it now. But after my father died, I tried to remember
his face, but it always slipped away from me. Why is that I wonder?"
Franklin (on deadly virus) "It's not reproducing. It's decompressing like a .zip-file!!"
Patterns of the Soul [top]
Chambers (examining contaminated garbage) "I could have been the chief Med on the science vessel Olympus! But no... I had to chose this mission... because it was 'honorable'... 'commendable'... 'important'-- Eugh. This is how I'm helping humanity..."
(Gideon isn't pleased of being Chamber's "Lab rat")
Gideon: "Granted, I'm a bit eccentric as captains go..."
Eilerson: "I just do what I am told. The cooperation knows all, sees all, and tells very little. If we make a bad call, we can honestly say that we have acted in good consciences based on the information available. Absolution in abscissa. The blessed state of being able to say, 'It's not my fault!'"
The Rules of the Game [top]
Gideon: "Can I smack him? Just once?"
Gideon (about negotiations with the alien ambassador): "Plato once said, that for everything that exists, there is a perfect form of it somewhere. A perfect human being, a perfect chair, a perfect stick, so that everything is a shadow of that one perfect form. Now, if we follow that train of thought, that means that somewhere in the universe there exists the perfect form of the perfect absolute and complete idiot. And he left here an hour ago."
Gideon (daring Lochley to visit Down Below): "I bet a
hundred credits says nobody will even know who you are."
Racing the Night [top]
Galen: "There is always hope. Only because that is the one thing that no one has figured out how to kill yet."
Gideon: "I thought I told you to stay below decks?!"
Galen: "When you have reached the end of the road, then you can decide, whether to go to the left or to the right, to fire or water. If you make those decisions before you have even set foot upon the road, it will take you no where ... except to a bad end."
Chambers: "So far, so good."
Galen: "In the fullness of time." *1
Gideon: "He's a technomage. They like that. He appears when you want him least and need him most..."
Galen: "I want you to know Matthew, I heard that bit
about my only showing up when most needed and least wanted! Good
thing for you, that I don't hold a grudge."
Gideon: "I thought you said you don't hold a grudge?"
Galen's Hologramm (trying to catch the attention of the aliens): "Oh my. Whatever should I do. They have all left without me. I knew I would forget where we parked that shuttle. I hope something DREADFUL doesn't happen to me. Oh look, something dreadful!"
Gideon: "Don't think!"
To be discontinued... :-(