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Spiletta42's Favorite Star Trek Quotes

"Three years ago . . . I didn't even know your name. Today . . . I can't imagine a day without you."

-Janeway to Chakotay

VGR "Scorpion, Part I"

"I'm trying to thank you, you pointed-ear hobgoblin!"

"Oh, yes, you humans have that emotional need to express gratitude. 'You're welcome,' I believe, is the correct response."

-McCoy and Spock

TOS "Bread and Circuses

"Dismissed. That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out . . . '"

-Janeway to Neelix

VGR "The Cloud"

What I want to know is, out of all the stories you told me which ones were true and which ones weren't?

My dear doctor . . . they're all true.

Even the lies?

Especially the lies.

-Garak and Bashir

-DS9 "The Wire"

"Maybe we weren't meant for Paradise. Maybe we were meant to fight our way through, struggle, claw our way up, scratch for every inch of the way. Maybe we can't stroll to the music of the lute, we must march to the sound of drums."

-Kirk to McCoy

TOS "This Side of Paradise"

"There are creatures in the universe who would consider you the ultimate achievement, android. No feelings, no emotions- no pain. And yet, you covet those qualities of humanity. Believe me, you're missing nothing. But if it means anything to you . . . you're a better human than I."

-Q to Data

TNG "Deja Q"

"There's an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon could go to China."

-Spock to Kirk

The Undiscovered Country

"We prefer permanence . . . the reward of relationships that endure . . . and grow deeper with the passing of time."

-Janeway to Gathorel Labin

VGR "Prime Factors"

"We must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis."


TOS "The Mark of Gideon"

"You're more talented in the art of deception than you led me to believe."

"I was inspired by the presence of a master."

-Seska and the Doctor

VGR "Basics, Part II"

"Well, when the personality of a human is involved, exact predictions are hazardous."

-McCoy to Spock

TOS "The Lights of Zetar"

"Jealousy is about the fear of losing someone we love. There's no pain greater than that."

-Chakotay to Neelix

VGR "Twisted"

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play."

-Kirk to Sulu

TOS "Shore Leave"

"I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer."

-McCoy to Kirk

TOS "The Devil in the Dark"

"You should consider it a high compliment. Throughout history, men have fought over the love of a woman. Why, I can quote you autopsy reports from duels as far back as 1538 . . . "

-the Doctor to Kes

VGR "Parturition"

"I believe truth is in the eye of the beholder."

"Isn't that supposed to be 'beauty'?"

"'Truth,' 'beauty' . . . works for a lot of things."

-Guinan and Ro

TNG "Ensign Ro"

"I am curious. Have the Q always had an absence of manners? Or is it the result of some natural evolutionary process that comes with omnipotence?"

-Tuvok to Quinn

VGR "Death Wish"

"One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower, Captain."

-Spock to Picard

TNG "Unification, Part II"

"Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life."

-Kirk to Landru

TOS "The Return of the Archons"

"Who is she to be making these decisions for all of us?"

"She's the captain."

-Torres and Chakotay

VGR "Caretaker"

"Heading, sir?"

"Out there. Thataway."

-Chief DiFalco and Kirk

The Motion Picture

"In command school, they taught us to always remember that maneuvering a starship is a very delicate process. But over the years, I've learned that sometimes you just have to punch your way through."

-Janeway to Paris

VGR "Parallax"

"We've come fifteen thousand light-years. We haven't been stopped by temporal anomalies, warp core breaches, or hostile aliens. And I am damned if I'm going to be stopped by a nebula."

-Janeway to Seven

VGR "One"

"Giving me a name tag that read, 'Elim Garak - Former Cardassian Oppressor' was hardly polite."

-Garak to Dax

DS9 "Things past."

"Mister Neelix . . . just because a man changes his drink order doesn't mean he's possessed by an alien."

-the Doctor to Neelix

VGR "Cathexis"

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

-Scott, on the Excelsior

The Search for Spock

"When a bomb starts talking about itself in the third person, I get worried."

-Paris to Torres

VGR "Dreadnought"

"Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose and excluding that which is painful."

-Spock to Kirk

TOS "And the Children Shall Lead"

"Run along. I'll reattach any severed limbs, just don't misplace them."

-the Doctor to Neelix

VGR "The Killing Game, Part II"

"All of my old friends look like doctors. All of his look like you."

-McCoy to Areel on Kirk

TOS "Court Martial"

"Mister Kim . . . at ease before you sprain something."

-Janeway to Kim

VGR "Caretaker"

"Take a little heart, George. Remember, it's the belligerent children among us who become the greatest leaders . . . Elizabeth the First, Alexander the Great . . . this kind of person naturally has conflict with parents. Sometimes violent conflict. Why, Alexander was suspected of conspiring in his father's assassination."

-Captain Robert April to George Kirk

Best Destiny by Diane Carey

"Sometimes I think B'Elanna goes out of her way to find solutions that ignore Starfleet procedures."

-Janeway to Chakotay

VGR "Phage"

"I was like you once . . . so worried about duty and obligation that I couldn't see past my own uniform. And what did it get me? An empty house."

-Kirk to Picard


"I am programmed to be heroic when the need arises."

-the Doctor to Kim

VGR "Deadlock"

"Wait! You said you would kill me!"

"I lied."

-Maltz and Kirk

The Search for Spock

"You can alter our physiology . . . but you cannot change our nature. We will betray you. We are Borg."

-Seven of Nine to Janeway

VGR "The Gift"

"Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?"

-Spock to Kirk

The Voyage Home

"Helping others, Chakotay, that's part of who you are."

-Janeway to Chakotay

VGR "Unity"

"I'll have ten hot fudge sundaes."

"I have never seen anyone eat ten chocolate sundaes."

"I'm in a really bad mood. And since I've never eaten before, I should be very hungry."

-Q and Data

TNG "Deja Q"

"I never realized you thought of me as 'reckless,' Tuvok."

"A poor choice of words. It was clearly an understatement."

-Janeway and Tuvok

VGR "Scientific Method"

"She's got a worm in her belly? Oh, that's disgusting. That's interesting, but that's disgusting."

Darlene Kursky to Benny, on Jadzia Dax

DS9 "Far Beyond the Stars"

"Welcome to sickbay. Take a number."

-the Doctor to Nyrian

VGR "Displaced"

"You left spacedock without a tractor beam?"

"It won't be installed until Tuesday."

-Kirk and Captain John Harriman


"There's coffee in that nebula."

-Janeway to Chakotay

VGR "The Cloud"

"Oh, we've all done the scarecrow, big deal."

-Q to Quinn

VGR "Death Wish"

"Once again, we've saved civilization as we know it."

"The good news is: they're not gonna prosecute."

-Kirk and McCoy

The Undiscovered Country

"Mister Kim . . . we're Starfleet officers. 'Weird' is part of the job."

-Janeway to Kim

VGR "Deadlock"

"Worf? My love . . . ? Let me make this very clear - I do not want to spend my honeymoon climbing, hiking, sweating, bleeding, or suffering in any way."

Jadzia Dax to Worf

DS9 "Change of Heart"

"Let's recap: UFO in orbit . . . laser pistols . . . people vanishing . . . I've seen every episode of Mission: Impossible- you're not secret agents."

-Rain Robinson to Paris

VGR "Future's End, Part II"

"So here I am, completely unable to find a room for the night because everything in walking distance of the terminal is rented out to the local streetwalkers and their clients - "

"Poor Sulu. If you hadn't been so virtuous - "

"Virtuous hell. I was tired."

-Sulu and Uhura

Ishmael by Barbara Hambly

"I'm willing to explore my humanity. Take off your clothes."

-Seven to Kim

VGR "Revulsion"

"You've not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon."

-Gorkon to Spock

The Undiscovered Country

"Chocolate is a serious thing."

-Troi to Riker

TNG "The Game"

"I was wondering, Kathy: what could anyone possibly see in this big oaf anyway? Is it the tattoo? Because mine's bigger."

"Not big enough"

-Q and Janeway, on Chakotay

VGR "The Q and the Grey"

"If there's nothing wrong with me . . . maybe there's something wrong with the universe . . . "

-Crusher to herself

TNG "Remember Me"

"Get the cheese to sickbay. The doctor should look at it as soon as possible."


VGR "Learning Curve"

"He stole the Enterprise?"

-Demora Sulu to Janice Rand

The Captain's Daughter by Peter David

"Missing. The captain is missing. It seems I've found myself on a Voyage of the Damned. Very well. Please advise the highest-ranking officer who is not missing to see me at his earliest convenience."

-the Doctor to Neelix

VGR "Time and Again"

"I can't imagine a time I wouldn't have found you fascinating."

-Paris to Torres

VGR "Day of Honor"

"There's a way out of any cage, and I'll find it."

-Pike to Talosians

TOS "The Cage"

"Too many people dream of places they'll never go, wish for things they'll never have . . . instead of paying adequate attention to their real lives . . . "

Odo to Quark

DS9 "If Wishes Were Horses"

"Stop breathing down my neck."

"My breathing is merely a simulation."

"So is my neck. Stop it anyway."

-the Doctor and EMH-2

VGR "Message in a Bottle"

"We all have a past. What matters is now."

-Paris to Seven

VGR "Day of Honor"

"As you examine your life, do you find you have missed your humanity?"

"I have no regrets."

"'No regrets.' That is a human expression."

"Yes. Fascinating."

Data and Spock

TNG "Unification, Part II"

Least Logical:

"I've lost people under my command . . . people who were very dear to me . . . but never someone I've been in love with. And when I believed you were dead, I just began to shut down . . . I didn't want to think or feel. I was here, in my quarters, and . . . the only thing I could focus on was my music . . . and how it would never again give me any joy."

-Picard, dumping Neela Daren

TNG "Lessons"

(I mean, really, all that and he dumps her anyway? Glad you're alive, now get out . . . )

And the funniest of all:

"Have you ever known me to do anything foolish?"

-Captain Archer

Don't worry, I didn't forget the Legend of the Angry Warrior or Ode to Spot


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