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It can be argued that a human is ultimately the sum of his experiences.
-Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary”

In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more...only one of each of us.
-Dr. McCoy, Star Trek, “Balance of Terror”

Excuse me… Excuse me. I’d just like to ask a question… What does God need with a starship?
-James Kirk, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Everybody remember where we parked.
-James Kirk, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, after landing the cloaked Klingon bird of prey in Golden Gate park

Spock: Ahh, Mr. Scott, I understand you’re having difficulty with the warp drive. How much time do you require for repair?
Scotty: There’s nothing wrong with the bloody thing!
Spock: Mr. Scott, if we return to space dock, the assassins will surely find a way to dispose of their incriminating footwear, and we will never see the captain, or Dr. McCoy, alive again.
Scotty: Could take weeks, sir!
-Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Do you want to tell me what’s bothering you or would you like to break some more furniture?
-Deanna Troi, to Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Birthright”

The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.
-Dr. McCoy, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Kirk, making the Vulcan salute: How many fingers do I have up?
Dr. McCoy: That’s not very damn funny.
-Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Quark: It’s good to want things.
Odo: Even things you can’t have?
Quark: Especially things you can’t have.
-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “The Passenger”

How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.
-James Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Picard: What we leave behind is as important as how we’ve lived. After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.
Riker: Speak for yourself, sir. I plan to live forever.
-Star Trek: Generations

Human bonding rituals often involve a great deal of talking, and dancing, and crying.
-Worf to Data, on weddings, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Data’s Day”

I would be delighted to offer any advice I can on understanding women. When I have some, I’ll let you know.
-Captain Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “In Theory”

Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons.
-Spock to Kirk, as Kirk is about to hug him, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.
-Captain Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Peak Performance”

David Marcus: You were smart enough to tell Saavik that how we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.
Kirk: Just words…
David Marcus: But good words. That’s where ideas begin.
-Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

I like my species the way it is.
-Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “The Best of Both Worlds”

Our gods are dead. Ancient Klingon warriors slew them a millenia ago. They were...more trouble than they were worth.
-Worf, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Homefront” (And no, I don’t know why it is one millennia...)

Money is money, but women...are better.
-Nog (a Ferengi), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Life Support”

Take my Worf, please.
-Data, trying to imitate comedians, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “The Outrageous Okona”

If you don’t mind, I’d like to borrow your bodies for a few hours.
-Jadzia Dax, on performing her zhian’tara, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Facets”

Fate: protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise.
-Commander Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Contagion”

Kirk: Spock, where the hell’s the power you promised?
Spock: One damn minute, Admiral.
-Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Picard: Come back! Make a difference!
Kirk: I take it the odds are against us and the situation’s grim.
Picard: You could say that.
Kirk: If Spock were here, he’d say that I was an irrational, illlogical human being for going on a mission like this... Sounds like fun!
-Star Trek: Generations

Rumors of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated.
-Captain Picard, Star Trek: First Contact

Assimilate this!
-Worf, Star Trek: First Contact

Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind.
-Data, to Borg Queen, Star Trek: First Contact

Data: She [the Borg Queen] brought me closer to humanity than I ever thought possible. And for a time, I was tempted by her offer.
Picard: How long a time?
Data: Zero point six-eight seconds, sir... For an android, that is nearly an eternity.
-Star Trek: First Contact

All I have to worry about are the Klingons, the Dominion, and the Maquis. I feel like I’m on vacation.
-Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Accession”

“See Brok acquire. Acquire, Brok, acquire!”
-Quark, on the children’s books he used to read Nog, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Accession”

Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.
-Spock, Star Trek, "Errand Of Mercy"

The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.
-Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.
-Gowron, Klingon proverb, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Dr. Roger Corby: Can you imagine how life could be improved if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate?...
Kirk: It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment—the other side of the coin.
-Star Trek, "What are Little Girls Made Of?"

We have them just where they want us.
-Captain Kirk

Geordi: Data... I made that joke seven years ago.
Data: I know! I just got it!
-Star Trek: Generations

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
-Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Drumhead"

If there's nothing wrong with me...maybe there's something wrong with the universe!
-Beverly Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Remember Me"

Dr. Crusher: Computer, what is the nature of the universe?
Computer: The universe is a spheroid region, 705 meters in diameter.
-Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Remember Me"

I am NOT a merry man!!!
-Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Q-Pid"

Dr. Crusher: He got turned into a spider and now he has a disease named after him.
Counselor Troi: I'd better clear my calender for the next few weeks...
-on Lt. Barclay, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Genesis"

Kirk: Come on. Spock, why didn't you jump in?
Spock: I was trying to comprehend the meaning of the words.
McCoy: It's a song, you green-blooded...Vulcan. You sing it. The words aren't important. What's important is that you have a good time singing it.
Spock: Oh, I am sorry, Doctor. Were we having a good time?
McCoy: God, I liked him better before he died.
-Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Spock: This is the new brig, Captain. It is escape-proof.
Kirk: How do you know?
Spock: The designers tested it using the most intelligent and resourceful person they could find. He failed to escape.
Kirk: This person didn't by any chance have pointed ears and an unerring capacity for getting his shipmates into trouble, did he?
Spock: He did have pointed ears.
-Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Second star to the right...and straight on 'til morning.
-James Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, quoting Sir James Barry (Peter Pan)

It was...fun...
-James Kirk, on life, Star Trek: Generations







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