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Star Trek: The Original Series

James T. Kirk

Name: James Tiberius Kirk
Born: 22.03.2233 in Riverside, Iowa, Earth (Stardate 1277.1)
Died: 2371 (at age 61)

  • "Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." -- Kirk
  • "A little suffering is good for the soul." -- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0
  • "A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive." -- Kirk, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown
  • "A Vulcan can no sooner be disloyal than he can exist without breathing." -- Kirk, "The Menagerie", stardate 3012.4
  • "A woman should have compassion." -- Kirk, "Catspaw", stardate 3018.2
  • "Actual war is a very messy business. Very, very messy business." -- Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0
  • "All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars." -- Kirk, "The Gamesters of Triskelion", stardate 3259.2
  • "Another Armenia, Belgium ... the weak innocents who always seem to be located on a natural invasion route." -- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3198.4
  • "Another dream that failed. There's nothing sadder." -- Kirk, "This side of Paradise", stardate 3417.3
  • "Conquest is easy. Control is not." -- Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror", stardate unknown
  • "Death. Destruction. Disease. Horror. That's what war is all about. That's what makes it a thing to be avoided." -- Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0
  • "Do you know the one -- 'All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by ...' You could feel the wind at your back, about you ... the sounds of the sea beneath you. And even if you take away the wind and the water, it's still the same. The ship is yours ... you can feel her ... and the stars are still there." -- Kirk, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4729.4
  • "Either one of us, by himself, is expendable. Both of us are not." -- Kirk, "The Devil in the Dark", stardate 3196.1
  • "Genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis. You can't simply say, 'Today I will be brilliant.'" -- Kirk, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3
  • "I didn't win, I cheated." -- Kirk, The Wrath of Khan
  • "I don't need to be lectured by you...I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers...besides I think the galaxy owes me one..." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek: Generations
  • "If I can have honesty, it's easier to overlook mistakes." -- Kirk, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9
  • "I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell the truth." -- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3198.9
  • "In every revolution, there's one man with a vision. Be that one man!" -- Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror", stardate unknown
  • "Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative." -- Kirk, "Obsession", stardate 3620.7
  • "I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise." -- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0
  • "Khaaan! Khaaan!" - Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • "Leave bigotry in your quarters; there's no room for it on the bridge." -- Kirk, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2
  • "Love sometimes expresses itself in sacrifice." -- Kirk, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3220.3
  • "Most legends have their basis in facts." -- Kirk, "And The Children Shall Lead", stardate 5029.5
  • "No more blah, blah, blah!" -- Kirk, "Miri", stardate 2713.6
  • "No one may kill a man. Not for any purpose. It cannot be condoned." -- Kirk, "Spock's Brain", stardate 5431.6
  • "No one wants war." -- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7
  • "Not one hundred percent efficient, of course ... but nothing ever is." -- Kirk, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "Our missions are peaceful -- not for conquest. When we do battle, it is only because we have no choice." -- Kirk, "The Squire of Gothos", stardate 2124.5
  • "Peace was the way." -- Kirk, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate unknown (1930)
  • "Risk. Risk is our business. That's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her." - Kirk , "Return to Tomorrow"
  • "Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on." -- Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.9
  • "The answer is no...I am therefore going anyway." - Kirk, Star Trek III, The Search For Spock
  • "The idea of male and female are universal constants." -- Kirk, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- Kirk, "Shore Leave", stardate 3025.8
  • "The only solution is ... a balance of power. We arm our side with exactly that much more. A balance of power -- the trickiest, most difficult, dirtiest game of them all. But the only one that preserves both sides." -- Kirk, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8
  • "The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other." -- Kirk, "Elaan of Troyius", stardate 4372.5
  • "There are certain things men must do to remain men." -- Kirk, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4929.4
  • "There are some things worth dying for." -- Kirk, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7
  • "There's another way to survive. Mutual trust -- and help." -- Kirk, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
  • "Too much of anything, even love, isn't necessarily a good thing." -- Kirk, "The Trouble with Tribbles", stardate 4525.6
  • "[War] is instinctive. But the instinct can be fought. We're human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands! But we can stop it. We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill today!" -- Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0
  • "War isn't a good life, but it's life." -- Kirk, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8
  • "What does God need with a Starship?" --Captain James Tiberius Kirk, The Final Frontier
  • "Without freedom of choice there is no creativity." -- Kirk, "The Return of the Archons", stardate 3157.4
  • "Worlds may change, galaxies disintegrate, but a woman always remains a woman." -- Kirk, "The Conscience of the King", stardate 2818.9
  • "You go slow, be gentle. It's no one-way street -- you know how you feel and that's all. It's how the girl feels too. Don't press. If the girl feels anything for you at all, you'll know." -- Kirk, "Charlie X", stardate 1535.8
  • "You'll learn something about men and women -- the way they're supposed to be. Caring for each other, being happy with each other, being good to each other. That's what we call love. You'll like that a lot." -- Kirk, "The Apple", stardate 3715.6
  • "You're too beautiful to ignore. Too much woman." -- Evil Kirk to Yeoman Rand, "The Enemy Within", stardate unknown

Spock

  • "Live long and prosper." - Spock (Actually, the line was first uttered by T'Pau in "Amok Time" to Spock.)
  • "After a time, you may find that 'having' is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as 'wanting'. It is not logical, but it is often true." -- Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7
  • "Change is the essential process of all existence." -- Spock, "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", stardate 5730.2
  • "Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain, a starship also runs on loyalty to one man. And nothing can replace it or him." -- Spock, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4729.4
  • "Emotions are alien to me. I'm a scientist." -- Spock, "This Side of Paradise", stardate 3417.3
  • "Every living thing wants to survive." -- Spock, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3
  • "Extreme feminine beauty is always disturbing." -- Spock, "The Cloud Minders", stardate 5818.4
  • "'Fascinating' is a word I use for the unexpected." -- Spock, "The Squire of Gothos", stardate 2124.5
  • "Fascinating, a totally parochial attitude." -- Spock, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "Forget." - Spock , "Requiem for Methuselah"
  • "Humans do claim a great deal for that particular emotion (love)." -- Spock, "The Lights of Zetar", stardate 5725.6
  • "I always have been, and always shall remain, your friend." -- Spock, The Wrath of Khan
  • "I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question." -- Spock, "This Side of Paradise", stardate 3417.3
  • "I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose." -- Spock, "The Squire of Gothos", stardate 2124.5
  • "I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done." -- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2812.7
  • "If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them." -- Spock, "This Side of Paradise", stardate 3417.7
  • "I'm frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life." -- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3
  • "In the strict scientific sense we all feed on death -- even vegetarians." -- Spock, "Wolf in the Fold", stardate 3615.4
  • "Insufficient facts always invite danger." -- Spock, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9
  • "Insults are effective only where emotion is present." -- Spock, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" stardate 3468.1
  • "It [being a Vulcan] means to adopt a philosophy, a way of life which is logical and beneficial. We cannot disregard that philosophy merely for personal gain, no matter how important that gain might be." -- Spock, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.4
  • "It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six." -- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3
  • "It is undignified for a woman to play servant to a man who is not hers." -- Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7
  • "It would be illogical to assume that all conditions remain stable." -- Spock, "The Enterprise Incident", stardate 5027.3
  • "It would be illogical to kill without reason." -- Spock, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.4
  • "Logic is a little, tweeting bird chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers...that smell bad." --Spock, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal." -- Spock, "The Alternative Factor", stardate 3088.7
  • "Many myths are based on truth." -- Spock, "The Way to Eden", stardate 5832.3
  • "Men of peace usually are [brave]." -- Spock, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5
  • "Military secrets are the most fleeting of all." -- Spock, "The Enterprise Incident", stardate 5027.4
  • "No one can guarantee the actions of another." -- Spock, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
  • "On my planet, to rest is to rest -- to cease using energy. To me, it is quite illogical to run up and down on green grass, using energy, instead of saving it." -- Spock, "Shore Leave", stardate 3025.2
  • "Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled." -- Spock, "Operation -- Annihilate!" stardate 3287.2
  • "Superior ability breeds superior ambition." -- Spock, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9
  • "The joys of love made her human and the agonies of love destroyed her." -- Spock, "Requiem for Methuselah", stardate 5842.8
  • "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one" -- Spock, The Wrath of Khan
  • "There are always alternatives." -- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3
  • "There is an old Vulcan proverb, only Nixon could go to China..." --Spock, "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
  • "Those who hate and fight must stop themselves -- otherwise it is not stopped." -- Spock, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
  • "Time is fluid ... like a river with currents, eddies, backwash." -- Spock, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate 3134.0
  • "To hunt a species to extinction is not logical." --Spock, The Voyage Home
  • "Totally illogical, there was no chance." -- Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3
  • "Violence in reality is quite different from theory." -- Spock, "The Cloud Minders", stardate 5818.4
  • "Virtue is a relative term." -- Spock, "Friday's Child", stardate 3499.1
  • "Vulcans do not approve of violence." -- Spock, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.4
  • "Vulcans never bluff." -- Spock, "The Doomsday Machine", stardate 4202.1
  • "Where there's no emotion, there's no motive for violence." -- Spock, "Dagger of the Mind", stardate 2715.1
  • "Without facts, the decision cannot be made logically. You must rely on your human intuition." -- Spock, "Assignment: Earth", stardate unknown
  • "Without followers, evil cannot spread." -- Spock, "And The Children Shall Lead", stardate 5029.5
  • "Women are more easily and more deeply terrified ... generating more sheer horror than the male of the species." -- Spock, "Wolf in the Fold", stardate 3615.4
  • "You Earth people glorified organized violence for forty centuries. But you imprison those who employ it privately." -- Spock, "Dagger of the Mind", stardate 2715.1
  • "You humans have that emotional need to express gratitude. 'You're welcome,' I believe, is the correct response." -- Spock, "Bread and Circuses", stardate 4041.2

Dr. McCoy

  • "He's dead, Jim." -- McCoy, "The Devil in the Dark", stardate 3196.1
  • "I'm a doctor, not a [insert career here]" -- McCoy, various episodes
  • "A princess should not be afraid -- not with a brave knight to protect her." -- McCoy, "Shore Leave", stardate 3025.3
  • "... bacteriological warfare ... hard to believe we were once foolish enough to play around with that." -- McCoy, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown
  • "Blast medicine anyway! We've learned to tie into every organ in the human body but one. The brain! The brain is what life is all about." -- McCoy, "The Menagerie", stardate 3012.4
  • "Compassion -- that's the one things no machine ever had. Maybe it's the one thing that keeps men ahead of them." -- McCoy, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3
  • "If a man had a child who'd gone anti-social, killed perhaps, he'd still tend to protect that child." -- McCoy, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3
  • "It is a human characteristic to love little animals, especially if they're attractive in some way." -- McCoy, "The Trouble with Tribbles", stardate 4525.6
  • "Jim, you don't just ask the Almighty for his ID." -- McCoy, The Final Frontier
  • "Killing is stupid; useless!" -- McCoy, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8
  • "Logic? My God, Jim, the man's talking about logic. We're talking about universal armageddon!" -- McCoy, The Wrath of Khan
  • "Respect is a rational process." -- McCoy, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2822.3
  • "Something I seldom say to a customer, Jim. In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all of that and perhaps more, only one of each of us. Don't destroy the one named Kirk." -- McCoy, "Balance of Terror"
  • "... The things love can drive a man to -- the ecstasies, the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate chances, the glorious failures and the glorious victories." -- McCoy, "Requiem for Methuselah", stardate 5843.7
  • "There's nothing disgusting about it [the Companion]. It's just another life form, that's all. You get used to those things." -- McCoy, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "Vulcans worship peace above all." -- McCoy, "Return to Tomorrow", stardate 4768.3
  • "War is never imperative." -- McCoy, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2
  • "We're all sorry for the other guy when he loses his job to a machine. But when it comes to your job -- that's different. And it always will be different." -- McCoy, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4729.4
  • "Why is any object we don't understand always called a 'thing'?" --McCoy, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • "You can't evaluate a man by logic alone." -- McCoy, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "You! What PLANET is this!" -- McCoy, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate 3134.0 (actually in the 1930s)
  • "You're dead, Jim." -- McCoy, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7, also "The Tholian Web", stardate unknown

Scotty

  • "Laddy, don't you think you should rephrase that?" -- Scotty, "The Trouble with Tribbles", stardate 4523.3

Others

  • "A father doesn't destroy his children." -- Lt. Carolyn Palamas, "Who Mourns for Adonais?", stardate 3468.1.
  • "A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away." -- Dr. Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown
  • "And so I leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive!" -- Khan Noonian Singh, The Wrath of Khan
  • "Another war ... must it always be so? How many comrades have we lost in this way? ... Obedience. Duty. Death, and more death ..." -- Romulan Commander, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2
  • "Beauty is transitory." "Beauty survives." -- Spock and Kirk, "That Which Survives", stardate unknown
  • "Behind every great man, there is a woman -- urging him on." -- Harry Mudd, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "But it's real. And if it's real it can be affected ... we may not be able to break it, but, I'll bet you credits to Navy Beans we can put a dent in it." -- deSalle, "Catspaw", stardate 3018.2
  • "Can you imagine how life could be improved if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate ..." "It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment -- the other side of the coin" -- Dr. Roger Corby and Kirk, "What are Little Girls Made Of?", stardate 2712.4
  • "Death, when unnecessary, is a tragic thing." -- Flint, "Requiem for Methuselah", stardate 5843.7
  • "Do you know about being with somebody? Wanting to be? If I had the whole universe, I'd give it to you, Janice. When I see you, I feel like I'm hungry all over. Do you know how that feels?" -- Charlie Evans, "Charlie X", stardate 1535.8
  • "[Doctors and Bartenders], We both get the same two kinds of customers -- the living and the dying." -- Dr. Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown
  • "Each kiss is as the first." -- Miramanee, Kirk's wife, "The Paradise Syndrome", stardate 4842.6
  • "Earth -- mother of the most beautiful women in the universe." -- Apollo, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" stardate 3468.1
  • "Even historians fail to learn from history -- they repeat the same mistakes." -- John Gill, "Patterns of Force", stardate 2534.7
  • "Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth." "Or by misleading the innocent." -- Spock and McCoy, "And The Children Shall Lead", stardate 5029.5.
  • "First study the enemy. Seek weakness." -- Romulan Commander, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2
  • "Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man." -- Klingon Soldier, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
  • "... freedom ... is a worship word..." "It is our worship word too." -- Cloud William and Kirk, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown
  • "Get back to your stations!" "We're beaming down to the planet, sir." -- Kirk and Mr. Leslie, "This Side of Paradise", stardate 3417.3
  • "History tends to exaggerate." -- Col. Green, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.4
  • "I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us." -- Surak of Vulcan, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.4
  • "I think they're going to take all this money that we spend now on war and death --" "And make them spend it on life." -- Edith Keeler and Kirk, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate unknown (1930).
  • "I thought my people would grow tired of killing. But you were right, they see it is easier than trading. And it has its pleasures. I feel it myself. Like the hunt, but with richer rewards." -- Apella, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8
  • "If some day we are defeated, well, war has its fortunes, good and bad." -- Commander Kor, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7
  • "Immortality consists largely of boredom." -- Zefram Cochrane, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "Is not that the nature of men and women -- that the pleasure is in the learning of each other?" -- Natira, the High Priestess of Yonada, "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", stardate 5476.3.
  • "Is truth not truth for all?" -- Natira, "For the World is Hollow and I have Touched the Sky", stardate 5476.4.
  • "It is necessary to have purpose." -- Alice #1, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted." -- Yarnek of Excalbia, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5
  • "It's hard to believe that something which is neither seen nor felt can do so much harm." "That's true. But an idea can't be seen or felt. And that's what kept the Troglytes in the mines all these centuries. A mistaken idea." -- Vanna and Kirk, "The Cloud Minders", stardate 5819.0
  • "Killing is wrong." -- Losira, "That Which Survives", stardate unknown
  • "Knowledge, sir, should be free to all!" -- Harry Mudd, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "Landru! Guide us!" -- A Beta 3-oid, "The Return of the Archons", stardate 3157.4
  • "Life and death are seldom logical." "But attaining a desired goal always is." -- McCoy and Spock, "The Galileo Seven", stardate 2821.7
  • "Live long and prosper." -- T'Pau, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7
  • "Logic and practical information do not seem to apply here." "You admit that?" "To deny the facts would be illogical, Doctor." -- Spock and McCoy, "A Piece of the Action", stardate unknown
  • "Lots of people drink from the wrong bottle sometimes." -- Edith Keeler, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate unknown (1930)
  • "Men will always be men -- no matter where they are." -- Harry Mudd, "Mudd's Women", stardate 1329.8
  • "Murder is contrary to the laws of man and God." -- M-5 Computer, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3
  • "No one talks peace unless he's ready to back it up with war." "He talks of peace if it is the only way to live." -- Colonel Green and Surak of Vulcan, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5.
  • "No problem is insoluble." -- Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years", stardate 3479.4
  • "Oblivion together does not frighten me, beloved." -- Thalassa (in Anne Mulhall's body), "Return to Tomorrow", stardate 4770.3.
  • "Oh, that sound of male ego. You travel halfway across the galaxy and it's still the same song." -- Eve McHuron, "Mudd's Women", stardate 1330.1
  • "One does not thank logic." -- Sarek, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.4
  • "One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it." -- Kirk, "Dagger of the Mind", stardate 2715.2
  • "Only a fool fights in a burning house." -- Kang the Klingon, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
  • "Our way is peace." -- Septimus, the Son Worshipper, "Bread and Circuses", stardate 4040.7.
  • "Power is danger." -- The Centurion, "Balance of Terror", stardate 1709.2
  • "Prepare for tomorrow -- get ready." -- Edith Keeler, "The City On the Edge of Forever", stardate unknown (1930)
  • "Punishment becomes ineffective after a certain point. Men become insensitive." -- Eneg, "Patterns of Force", stardate 2534.7
  • "Romulan women are not like Vulcan females. We are not dedicated to pure logic and the sterility of non-emotion." -- Romulan Commander, "The Enterprise Incident", stardate 5027.3
  • "Schshschshchsch." -- The Gorn, "Arena", stardate 3046.2
  • "Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor." -- Dr. Phillip Boyce, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown.
  • "Suffocating together ... would create heroic camaraderie." -- Khan Noonian Singh, "Space Seed", stardate 3142.8
  • "That unit is a woman." "A mass of conflicting impulses." -- Spock and Nomad, "The Changeling", stardate 3541.9
  • "The combination of a number of things to make existence worthwhile." "Yes, the philosophy of 'none,' meaning 'all.'" -- Spock and Lincoln, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.4
  • "The face of war has never changed. Surely it is more logical to heal than to kill." -- Surak of Vulcan, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5
  • "The games have always strengthened us. Death becomes a familiar pattern. We don't fear it as you do." -- Proconsul Marcus Claudius, "Bread and Circuses", stardate 4041.2
  • "The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity." "And in the way our differences combine to create meaning and beauty." -- Dr. Miranda Jones and Spock, "Is There in Truth No Beauty?", stardate 5630.8
  • "The heart is not a logical organ." -- Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years", stardate 3479.4
  • "The man on tops walks a lonely street; the 'chain' of command is often a noose."
  • "The people of Gideon have always believed that life is sacred. That the love of life is the greatest gift ... We are incapable of destroying or interfering with the creation of that which we love so deeply -- life in every form from fetus to developed being." -- Hodin of Gideon, "The Mark of Gideon", stardate 5423.4
  • "The release of emotion is what keeps us health. Emotionally healthy." "That may be, Doctor. However, I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently unhealthy for those closest to you." -- McCoy and Spock, "Plato's Stepchildren", stardate 5784.3
  • "The sight of death frightens them [Earthers]." -- Kras the Klingon, "Friday's Child", stardate 3497.2
  • "The sooner our happiness together begins, the longer it will last." -- Miramanee, "The Paradise Syndrome", stardate 4842.6
  • "There comes to all races an ultimate crisis which you have yet to face .... One day our minds became so powerful we dared think of ourselves as gods." -- Sargon, "Return to Tomorrow", stardate 4768.3
  • "There is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder." -- Spock, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.9
  • "There is an old custom among my people. When a woman saves a man's life, he is grateful." -- Nona, the Kanuto which woman, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8.
  • "There is an order of things in this universe." -- Apollo, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" stardate 3468.1
  • "There's a way out of any cage." -- Captain Christopher Pike, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown.
  • "There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending." -- Abraham Lincoln, "The Savage Curtain", stardate 5906.5
  • "There's only one kind of woman ..." "Or man, for that matter. You either believe in yourself or you don't." -- Kirk and Harry Mudd, "Mudd's Women", stardate 1330.1
  • "This cultural mystique surrounding the biological function -- you realize humans are overly preoccupied with the subject." -- Kelinda the Kelvan, "By Any Other Name", stardate 4658.9
  • "To live is always desirable." -- Eleen the Capellan, "Friday's Child", stardate 3498.9
  • "Uncontrolled power will turn even saints into savages. And we can all be counted on to live down to our lowest impulses." -- Parmen, "Plato's Stepchildren", stardate 5784.3
  • "Vulcans believe peace should not depend on force." -- Amanda, "Journey to Babel", stardate 3842.3
  • "Wait! You have not been prepared!" -- Mr. Atoz, "Tomorrow is Yesterday", stardate 3113.2
  • "We do not colonize. We conquer. We rule. There is no other way for us." -- Rojan, "By Any Other Name", stardate 4657.5
  • "We fight only when there is no other choice. We prefer the ways of peaceful contact." -- Kirk, "Spectre of the Gun", stardate 4385.3
  • "We have found all life forms in the galaxy are capable of superior development." -- Kirk, "The Gamesters of Triskelion", stardate 3211.7
  • "We have phasers, I vote we blast 'em!" -- Bailey, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.2
  • "We have the right to survive!" "Not be killing others." -- Deela and Kirk, "Wink of An Eye", stardate 5710.5
  • "We Klingons believe as you do -- the sick should die. Only the strong should live." -- Kras, "Friday's Child", stardate 3497.2
  • "What happened to the crewman?" "The M-5 computer needed a new power source, the crewman merely got in the way." -- Kirk and Dr. Richard Daystrom, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3.
  • "What kind of love is that? Not to be loved; never to have shown love." -- Commissioner Nancy Hedford, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8
  • "What terrible way to die." "There are no good ways." -- Sulu and Kirk, "That Which Survives", stardate unknown
  • "When a child is taught ... its programmed with simple instructions -- and at some point, if its mind develops properly, it exceeds the sum of what it was taught, thinks independently." -- Dr. Richard Daystrom, "The Ultimate Computer", stardate 4731.3.
  • "When dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating; you even forget how to repair the machines left behind by your ancestors. You just sit living and reliving other lives left behind in the thought records." -- Vina, "The Menagerie" ("The Cage"), stardate unknown
  • "Witch! Witch! They'll burn ya!" -- Hag, "Tomorrow is Yesterday", stardate unknown
  • "Women professionals do tend to over-compensate." -- Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", stardate 1312.9.
  • "Yes, it is written. Good shall always destroy evil." -- Sirah the Yang, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown
  • "You are an excellent tactician, Captain. You let your second in command attack while you sit and watch for weakness." -- Khan Noonian Singh, "Space Seed", stardate 3141.9
  • "You say you are lying. But if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth. You cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie. You lie, you tell the truth ... but you cannot, for you lie." -- Norman the android, "I, Mudd", stardate 4513.3
  • "You speak of courage. Obviously you do not know the difference between courage and foolhardiness. Always it is the brave ones who die, the soldiers." -- Kor, the Klingon Commander, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7
  • "Youth doesn't excuse everything." -- Dr. Janice Lester (in Kirk's body), "Turnabout Intruder", stardate 5928.5.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • "Captain Picard, report to the bridge." - Said by all!
  • "Congratulations. You are fully dilated to ten centimeters. You may now give birth." - Worf ("Disaster")
  • "Death is that state where one lives only in the memory of others, which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes--just good memories." - Lt. Tasha Yar ("Skin of Evil")
  • "Engage!" - Picard
  • "How many people does it take, Admiral, before it becomes wrong? A thousand? Fifty thousand? A million? How many does it take, Admiral?" - Picard ("Insurrection")
  • "I am Locutus of Borg. Your life as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service... us." Locutus ("Best of Both Worlds, Part I")
  • "I can't disappear any more than you could win a beauty contest." - Q to Worf ("Deja Q")
  • "I will not give up the Enterprise! We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats! They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. The line must be drawn here! This far and no further!!!! And I will make them pay for what they've done!" - Picard ("¬≠First Contact")
  • "I wonder if the Emperor Honorious watching the Visigoths coming over the seventh hill could truly realize that the Roman Empire was about to fall. This is really just another page of history, isn't it? Will this be the end of our civilization? Turn the page." - Picard ("Best of Both Worlds Part 1")
  • "If there's nothing wrong with me... there must be something wrong with the universe." - Crusher
  • "Is there a Jeen - Luck - Pickerd here?" - Q ("Tapestry")
  • "It's easy, just change the gravitational constant of the universe." - Q ("Deja Q")
  • "It's hard to work in groups when you're omnipotent." - Q ("Deja Q")
  • "Let's make sure history never forgets the name...Enterprise." - Picard ("Yesterday's Enterprise")
  • "Make it so." - Picard
  • "Merde!" Jean-Luc Picard utters this exclamation often when he is angry, it is French for "Shit!".
  • "Mr. Worf, villains who twirl their moustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged." - Picard ("The Drumhead")
  • "Oh very clever Worf, eat any good books lately?" - Q ("Deja Q")
  • "Sir, I protest! I am not a merry man!" - Worf (Q-dressed as Will Scarlet) ("Qpid")
  • "Sometimes it's possible to make no mistakes and still lose. It is not a weakness. It is life." - Jean-Luc Picard ("Peak Performance")
  • "There are FOUR lights!" - Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Chain of Command Part 2" )
  • "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile." - The Borg , before assimilating
  • "We no longer enslave animals for food," - William Riker ("Lonely Among Us")
  • "With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." - Aaron Satie quoted by Picard ("The Drumhead")
  • "We think we've come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches — all ancient history. Then, before you can blink an eye, [it] suddenly threatens to start all over again." - Picard ("The Drumhead")
  • "There once was a lady from venus... whose body was shaped like a..."
    • "THATS ENOUGH DATA!" - Data and Picard
  • Picard: I've just been paid a visit from Q.
    • Riker: Q? Any idea what he's up to?
    • Picard: He wants to do something nice for me.
    • Riker: [nods] I'll alert the crew.
    • — "Qpid"
  • "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot." - Picard (various episodes)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  • "Arm quantum torpedoes. Drop the cloak and raise shields. We're going in"- Sisko ("Way of the Warrior II")
  • "...but someone has to pay for what's happened here, and I don't want that someone to be me." - Dukat (episode: "Defiant")
  • "I finally realized that it wasn't Starfleet that I was trying to get away from. I was trying to escape the pain I felt, after my wife's death. I thought I could take the uniform, wrap it around the pain and toss them both away. But it doesn't work like that. Running may help for a little while, but sooner or later the pain catches up with you, and the only way to get rid of it is to stand your ground." - Sisko ("Way of the Warrior")
  • "I know to Starfleet the Prophets are nothing more than wormhole aliens, but to me, they're gods. I can't prove it. Then, again, I don't have to because my faith in them is enough just as Weyoun's faith in you was enough for him." - Kira
  • "Killing your own clone is still murder." - Odo ("A Man Alone")
  • "Let me tell you something about hu-mons, nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working... but take away their creature comforts deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers... put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same, friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes." - Quark ("The Siege of AR-558")
  • "My mother always said, 'If you try to combine talking and eating, you'll end up doing neither very well.'"-- O'Brien
  • "There's an old saying -- fortune favors the bold. Well, I guess we're about to find out..." Sisko ("Favor the Bold")
  • "Truth is an excuse for the lack of imagination." - Garak
  • "You want to know? You really want to know what my problem is? I'll tell you: Las Vegas, 1962. That's my problem. In 1962, black people weren't very welcome there. Oh, sure, they could be performers or janitors but customers, never." - Sisko ("Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")
  • Bashir : The point is: if you lie all the time, no one is ever going to believe you.
    Garak : Are you sure that's the point?
    Bashir: What else could it be?
    Garak: That you shouldn't tell the same lie twice.
    - discussing "The Boy Who Cried Wolf " in "Improbable Cause"
  • Kajada: What kind of fool are you?
    Odo : My own special variety. ("The Passenger")
  • "When I first took command of this post, all I wanted was to be somewhere else. Anywhere but here. But now five years later, this has become my home and you have become my family. And leaving the station, leaving you, is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But this war isn't over. I want you to know that while we were keeping the Dominion occupied, a Starfleet/Klingon taskforce crossed the border into Cardassia, and destroyed the Dominion shipyards on Toras III. Your sacrifices, our sacrifices, made that victory possible. But no victory can make this moment any easier for me and I promise, I will not rest, until I stand with you again. Here. In this place where I belong." - Sisko ("A Call to Arms")

Star Trek: Voyager

  • "I'll be damned - it's him." - William Riker ("Death Wish")
  • "Beam the cheese directly to sickbay!" - Lt. B'Elanna Torres
  • "Crude but effective." - Seven of Nine
  • "Federation rules. Federation nobility. Federation compassion? Do you understand that if we were on a Cardassian ship we'd be home now!" - Seska
  • "For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that could be..." - Alfred Tennyson (Voyager dedication plaque)
  • "I don't like threats, I don't like bullies, and I don't like you!" - Janeway, Caretaker Part II
  • "Mr. Kim, at ease, before you sprain something." - Captain Janeway (Said to Ensign Harry Kim)
  • "Please state the nature of the medical emergency." - The Doctor (EMH)
  • "Sticks and stones won't break my bones, so you can imagine how I feel about being called names." - The Doctor (EMH)
  • "The borg wouldn't know fun if they assimilated an amusement park." Lt. B'Elanna Torres
  • "The Weak shall perish" - Species 8472
  • "You damn vulcans and your 'defined parameters.'" - Chakotay

Star Trek: Enterprise

  • "Woof" - Porthos
  • "I heard they went through "scramble", "heat", "disassemble", and "spear" before they found one that wouldn't scare people. "Beam" sounds so peaceful and sunny." - Mayweather

Common misquotations

  • "Beam me up, Scotty." (The real line is "Scotty, beam me up", first spoken in .) (The line "Beam me up, Scotty." was actually used in .)

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