Babylon 5 Quotes

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Fools to the left of me, feeders to the right... I need to find a real job.

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Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Major Ryan, captain, we've just jumped in from Orion 7. They've declared independence.
Captain John Sheridan: We've heard. What's the reaction?
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Clark's afraid of losing the other colonies, so he's sending elite forces to seize direct control of any colony or outpost that might move against him.
Major Ed Ryan: If he finds out we're here...
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: It's too late. He already knows. We intercepted attack orders relayed to the Agrippa and the Roanoke. They're hooking up with some heavy reinforcements on the way in.
Major Ed Ryan: We'd better pull out before we jeopardize Babylon 5 further.
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Major, the ships receiving the attack order were already on their way here. He doesn't want to risk Babylon 5 breaking away. So those ships are ordered to seize command of Babylon 5, arrest and detain its captain and the rest of the command staff, and to put the station under the direct authority of President Clark and the Nightwatch.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: The other governments won't stand for it.
Major Ed Ryan: They won't intervene. All the major powers are divided, distracted, busy with their own wars. We're on our own.
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: I'm sorry to be the bearer of such bad news captain, but I thought you should know.
Captain John Sheridan: How long until they get here?
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Six hours, tops. Maybe less.
Major Ed Ryan: I'd better get back to my ship. I should be there when the others arrive. [sets mug he's holding on table and faces Sheridan]
Major Ed Ryan: If you thin

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Londo Mollari: The War. The humans, I think, knew they were doomed. Where another race would surrender to despair, the humans fought back with 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 guns they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for two years they never ran out of courage but in the end, they ran out of time.

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Reverend Will Dexter: Every day, here and at home, we are warned about the enemy. But who is the enemy? Is it the alien? Well, we are all alien to one another. Is it the one who believes differently than we do? No, oh no, my friends. The enemy is fear. The enemy is ignorance. The enemy is the one who tells you that you must hate that which is different. Because, in the end, that hate will turn on you. And that same hate will destroy you.

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[first lines]
Delenn: Marcus. Marcus. The transport has arrived. We have to send her back to Babylon 5. It's dangerous to keep her here. We're almost at Mars.
Ranger Marcus Cole: [at Ivanova's bedside] She would want to be here for the battle, conscious or otherwise.
Delenn: I know. But we must do what's best for her.
Ranger Marcus Cole: She's dying. What is there to do?
Delenn: Make her comfortable in her last hours. We cannot do that here. On Babylon 5, they will see to all her needs - as long as she has them.

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[last lines]
Captain John Sheridan: "Thank you" seems poor and inadequate. I don't know how much this cost you personally, and I suspect I never will. But I want you to know that seeing your face at that moment was probably the single finest moment in my life.
Delenn: It seems that this is the only home we have left. How could I abandon, as you say, my partner? [Delenn offers her hand, and Sheridan first shakes it, then kisses it]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ahem.
Captain John Sheridan: Oh, there you are. So how is she, Doc?
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Well, we have a stubborn patient, with multiple bruises, a fractured rib and a bump on the back of the head...
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm fine. I just thought there's something you should see. [they walk over to the Zocalo, where a large crowd cheers them]

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Marcus Cole: We've all been through six kinds of hell in the last few years.

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[Sheridan's telepath gambit has disabled General Lefcourt's ship, along with the rest of the loyalist fleet.]
General Lefcourt: Engineering, this is General Lefcourt. In case you didn't notice, the enemy just pulled our shorts up over our head and tied them into a knot. You will get the ship under control ASAP, or I will come down there and skin the hide off every last one of you.

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[Opening credits voiceover.]
Jeffrey Sinclair: It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, ten years after the Earth/Minbari war. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call, home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.

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Londo Mollari: [arguing with Garibaldi] We made a mistake, I'm sorry. Here, open my wrists. [offers Garibaldi his wrists]
Michael Garibaldi: Centauri don't have major arteries in their wrists.
Londo: Of course not! What, do you think I am stupid?

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Susan Ivanova: I'm in the middle of fifteen things, all of them annoying.

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Jeffrey Sinclair: The best way to understand someone is to fight him, make him angry. That's when you see the real person.

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Ivanova: I do not like Santiago. I've always thought that a leader should have a strong chin. He has no chin, and his vice president has several. This to me is not a good combination.

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Soul Hunter: The soul we save: not all, only the special ones. Leaders, thinkers, poets, dreamers, blessed lunatics.

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Londo: My people…we have a way, you see. We know how, and sometimes even when, we are going to die. Comes in a dream. In my dream, I am an old man, it's twenty years from now, and I am dying. My hands wrapped around someone's throat, and his around mine. We have squeezed the life out of each other. The first time I saw G'Kar, I recognized him as the one from the dream. It will happen. Twenty years from now, we'll die with our hands around each other's throats.[N]

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Londo: What reasonable explanation is there for the slaughter of unarmed civilians?
G'Kar: Curious. We wondered the same thing when you invaded our world. The wheel turns, does it not, Ambassador?
Londo: We should have wiped out your kind when we had the chance.
G'Kar: What happended? Run out of small children to butcher?

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Kosh: They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass.
Sinclair: The Narn or the Centauri?
Kosh: Yes.

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Ivanova: Mr. Garibaldi, you're sitting at my station, using my equipment. Is there a reason for this, or to save time should I just snap your hand off at the wrist?

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Londo: The Council can go to hell! And the emergency session can go to hell! And you, Vir, you can go to hell too—I would not want you to feel left out.

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Garibaldi: Afterwards, if you like, you can stop by my quarters and I can show you my most favorite thing in the universe. Okay, okay, my second most favorite thing in the universe.

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Londo: Blood calls out for blood.

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Londo: Just now, would you really have killed me?
Garibaldi: Yes. Yes, I would have. But I'm just as glad I didn't have to. The paperwork's a pain in the butt.

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[An unknown ship on collision course with the station.]
Susan Ivanova: This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again.

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Stephen Franklin: It's all so brief, isn't it? Typical human lifespan is almost a hundred years, but it's barely a second compared to what's out there. It wouldn't be so bad if life didn't take so long to figure out. Seems you just start to get it right and then…it's over.
Ivanova: Doesn't matter. If we lived 200 years we'd still be human, we'd still make the same mistakes.
Franklin: You're a pessimist.
Ivanova: I'm Russian, doctor. We understand these things.

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Delenn: They will join with the souls of all our people. Melt one into another until they are born into the next generation of Minbari. Remove those souls and the whole suffers. We are diminished, each generation becomes less than the one before.
Soul Hunter: A quaint lie, pretty fantasy. The soul ends with death, unless we act to preserve it.

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Michael Garibaldi: I really hate it when you get heroic. Cuts into my business. A man's got to earn a living, you know.

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Soul Hunter: I have come for you, Satai Delenn, to save your soul at any cost.

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Soul Hunter: I will be careful. You will hardly feel it when your body dies.

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Soul Hunter: You will feel as if you are falling. Do not be afraid. I will be here to catch you.

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Soul Hunter: You would plan such a thing? You would do such a thing? Incredible!

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