Quotes

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Here are various Star Trek quotes from the different movies and episodes. They are used in our Random Star Trek Quotes section of the website. If you would like to submit a quote to this list, send it to
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“Without freedom of choice there is no creativity. Without creativity there is no life.” Kirk- Return of the Archons, Stardate: 3157.4

“…the prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.” Kirk- Elaan of Troyius, Stardate: 4372.5

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.” Spock- Space Seed, Stardate: 3141.9

“Change is the essential process of all existence.” Spock- Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, Stardate: 5730.2

“Prepare for tomorrow—get ready.” Edith Keeler- The City on the Edge of Forever, Stardate: Unknown

“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

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.” Spock- And The Children Shall Lead, Stardate: 5029.5

“There are always alternatives.” Spock- The Galileo Seven, Stardate: 2822.3

“Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected.” Spock- The Squire of Gothos, Stardate: 2124.5

“Tellarites do not argue for reason; they simply argue.” Sarek- Journey to Babel, Stardate: 3842.4

“Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.” Kirk- A Taste of Armageddon, Stardate: 3193.9

“Joy can be many things.” Dr. Miranda Jones- Is There In Truth No Beauty?, Stardate: 5630.7

“Only a fool fights in a burning house.” Kang- Day of the Dove, Stardate: Unknown

“The man on top walks a lonely street; the ‘chain of command’ is often a noose.” Dr. McCoy- The Conscience of the King, Stardate: 2818.9

“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

“First Study the enemy. Seek weakness.” Romulan Commander- Balance of Terror, Stardate: 1709.2

“If I can have honesty, it’s easier to overlook mistakes.” Kirk- Space Seed, Stardate: 3141.9

“Behind every great man, there is a woman—urging him on.” Harry Mudd- I Mudd, Stardate: 4513.3

“The heart is not a logical organ.” Dr. Janet Wallace- The Deadly Years, Stardate: 3479.4

“Liberty and freedom have to be more than just words.” Kirk- Omega Glory, Stardate: Unknown

“We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.” Spock- The Mark of Gideon, Stardate: 5423.4

“In every revolution, there’s one man with a vision!” Kirk- Mirror, Mirror, Stardate: Unknown

“Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome…without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die.” Kirk- Metamorphosis, Stardate: 3220.3

“In our century, we’ve learned not to fear words.” Uhura- The Savage Curtain, Stardate: 5906.4

“A library serves no purpose unless someone is using it.” Mr. Atoz- All Our Yesterdays, Stardate: 5943.7

“May the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your planet.” Sulu- The Man Trap, Stardate: 1513.4

“Logic clearly dictates: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Spock- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“The more difficult the task, the sweeter the victory.” Riker- Captain’s Holiday, Stardate: 43745.2

“The real secret is, turn an advantage into a disadvantage.” Riva- Loud as a Whisper, Stardate: 42477.2

“We learn by doing.” Kirk- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“One of the most important things in a persons life is to feel useful.” Picard- Relics, Stardate: 46125.3

“I’m not bothered by what people think of me!” Torres- Parallax, Stardate: 48439.7

“You can handle defeat in two ways: You can loose confidence, or you can learn from your mistakes.” Troi- Peak Performance, Stardate: 42923.4

“Never judge a fruit by its skin.” Neelix- Caretaker, Stardate: 48315.6

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end…” Spock- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.” Picard- Peak Performance, Stardate: 42923.4

“Indulging in fantasy keeps the mind creative.” Garak- Our Man Bashir, Stardate: Unknown

“For everything there is a first time.” Spock- The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“The only person you are truly competing against is yourself.” Picard- Coming of Age, Stardate: 41416.2

”You can’t be afraid of rejection.” Sisko- The Homecoming, Stardate: Unknown

“When you lie or steal, you not only dishonor yourself, but your family. Worf- New Ground, Stardate: 45376.3

“It is not a crime to believe in yourself.” Jadzia Dax- The Quickening, Stardate: Unknown

“I have found myself and my place. I know who I am.” Spock- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Stardate: 8454.1

“You reveal yourself best in how you play.” Q- Hide and Q, Stardate: 41590.5

“What you want is irrelevant. What you have chosen is at hand.” Spock- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“Our only influence is by example.” Picard- Half a Life, Stardate: 44805.3

“We consider our families one of our strengths.” Riker- Rascals, Stardate: 46235.7

“What is important is what you think.” Sisko- The Way of the Warrior, Stardate: 49011.4

“The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.” Picard- The Drumhead, Stardate: 44769.2

“Remembrances and regrets… They, too, are part of friendships.” Picard- Pen Pals, Stardate: 42695.3

“I am proud of what I am. I believe in what I do.” Chekov- The Way to Eden, Stardate: 5832.3

“May you live in interesting times.” Harry Kim- The Cloud, Stardate: 48546.2

“…fear exists for only one purpose… to be conquered.” Janeway- The Thaw, Stardate: Unknown

“…freedom is not a gift. You have to earn it, or you don’t get it.” Kirk- The Return of the Archons, Stardate: 3156.2

“If you do not learn from your mistakes, you will be doomed to repeat them.” Tuvok- Learning Curve, Stardate: 48846.5

“Lies must be challenged.” Picard- Redemption, Part I, Stardate: 44995.3

“There comes a time in every man’s life when he must stop thinking and start doing.” Sisko- Paradise Lost, Stardate: Unknown

“We can use all of the friends we can get.” Janeway- State of Flux, Stardate: 48658.2

“There’s nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life. As long as you don’t let it take over.” Troi- Hollow Pursuits, Stardate: 43807.4

“If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.” Picard- Encounter at Farpoint, Stardate: 41153.7

“When has justice ever been as simple as a rule book?” Riker- Justice, Stardate: 41255.6

“If you don’t join me, don’t disapprove of me. Not, at least, until you’ve tried it.” Dr. McCoy- The Conscience of the King, Stardate: 2817.6

“Thinking about what you can’t control only wastes energy and creates its own enemy.” Worf- Coming of Age, Stardate: 41416.2

“You know what conditions you might encounter. You must be prepared for anything.” Tuvok- Learning Curve, Stardate: 48846.5

“If you’re going to judge me, judge me for what I am now.” Sito- Lower Decks, Stardate: 47566.7

“Given a chance between slim and none, I’ll take slim any day.” Riker- Deja Q, Stardate: 43539.1

“It doesn’t matter what you’re made of. What matters is who you are.” Chakotay- Projections, Stardate: 48892.1

“The riskier the road, the greater the profit.” (62nd Rule of Acquisition) Quark- Little Green Men, Stardate: Unknown

“Friendship must dare to risk or it’s not friendship.” Picard- Conspiracy, Stardate: 41780.2

“Life is full of surprises.” Garak- The Search, Part II, Stardate: Unknown

“There’s always a choice.” Kira- Indiscretion, Stardate: Unknown

“A structure cannot stand without a foundation.” Tuvok- Flashback, Stardate: 50126.4

“Those little points of light out there… the great unknown beckoning to us.” Dr. Bashir- The Quickening, Stardate: Unknown

“Someone once said…’Don’t try to be a great man...just be a man. And let history make its own judgments.’” Riker- Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“We all have a past. What matters is now.” Tom Paris- Day of Honor, Stardate: Unknown

“Make the most of an uncertain future, enjoy yourself today. Tomorrow…may never come at all.” Trelane- Squire of Gothos, Stardate: 2124.5

“A man’s got to live. And sometimes living is messy.” Jake Sisko- The Ascent, Stardate: Unknown

“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Kirk- Shore Leave, Stardate: 3025.3

“When it comes to picnics, the only thing that really matters is the company.” Lwaxana Troi- The Forsaken, Stardate: 46925.1

“The one good thing about going away…is coming home.” Keiko O’Brien- Accession, Stardate: Unknown

“You made a mistake. There isn’t a man among us who hasn’t been young enough to make one…” Boothby- The First Duty, Stardate: 45703.9

“If you drop a hammer on your foot, it’s hardly useful to get mad at the hammer.” Riker- Shades of Grey, Stardate: 42976.1

“Time, like latinum, is a highly limited commodity.” Brunt- The Bar Association, Stardate: Unknown

“Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that’ll make you smile.” Sisko- In The Cards, Stardate: Unknown

“I’ve found that when you don’t think about a problem…sometimes the solution comes to you.” Chakotay- Flashback, Stardate: 50126.4

“Nothing’s impossible if you want it badly enough.” Torres- Remember, Stardate: 50203.1

“Sometimes radical problems require radical solutions.” Riley- Unity, Stardate: 50614.2

“You know, some of our greatest advances have come from analyzing failure.” Troi- Peak Performance, Stardate: 42923.4

“Questions are the beginning of wisdom…the mark of a true warrior.” Worf- Rightful Heir, Stardate: 46852.2

“Ah! An open mind. The essence of intellect.” Garak- Past Prolog, Stardate: Unknown

“This is just a thing, and things can be replaced. Lives cannot.” Data- The Ensigns of Command, Stardate: 43133.3

“What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived.” Picard- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“…The game wouldn’t be worth playing if we knew what was going to happen.” Sisko- Emissary, Stardate: 46379.1

“Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged.” Picard- The Drumhead, Stardate: 44769.2

“Well, if you’re speaking of worship of sorts, we represent many beliefs.” Dr. McCoy- Bread and Circuses, Stardate: 4040.7

“They’re brothers, Data. Brothers forgive.” Dr. Crusher- Brothers, Stardate: 44085.7

“We do not stand alone.” Tuvok- Mortal Coil, Stardate: 51449.2

“I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.” Surak- The Savage Curtain, Stardate: 5906.4

“Understanding has made friends of many different people.” Picard- Code of Honor, Stardate: 41235.25

“There are many ways to help a friend…and sometimes the best way is to leave them alone.” Troi- Data’s Day, Stardate: 44390.1

“A warrior does not let a friend face danger alone.” Worf- The Outcast, Stardate: 45614.6

“Our loyalty is demonstrated by our actions, not our words.” Kudak’Etan- One Little Ship, Stardate: 51474.2

“I don’t need anyone to choose my friends for me.” Kim- Caretaker, Stardate: 48315.6

“Dismissed. That’s a Starfleet expression for ‘get out…’” Janeway- The Cloud, Stardate: 48546.2

“But perhaps next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest.” Worf- Lower Decks, Stardate: 47566.7

“I would rather outthink them than outfight them.” Picard- The Neutral Zone, Stardate: 41986.0

“Size is not the most important thing…Skill…cunning…powers of observation are the most important weapons.” K’mtar- Firstborn, Stardate: 47779.4

“A sharp knife is nothing without a sharp eye.” Koloth- Blood Oath, Stardate: Unknown

“The best way to survive a knife fight is to never get in one.” Kira- Return to Grace, Stardate: Unknown

“R.H.I.P., Captain. Rank hath its privileges.” Commodore Jose Mendez- The Menagerie, Stardate: 3012.4

“For a ship and crew to function well it always starts with the captain. You set the tone.” Minuet- 11001001, Stardate: 41365.9

“He’s their commander. They trusted him. He can’t leave them.” O’Brien- Hippocratic Oath, Stardate: 49066.5

“Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile, make the troops happy. Even when it’s the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they’re your troops, and you have to take care of them.” Sisko- Rules of Engagement, Stardate: Unknown

“One of the nice things about being captain is that you can keep some things to yourself.” Janeway- Parallax, Stardate: 48439.7

“I dread the day when everyone on this ship agrees with me.” Janeway- Random Thoughts, Stardate: 51367.2

“Well, gentlemen, we all have to take a chance. Especially if one is all you have.” Kirk- Tomorrow is Yesterday, Stardate: 3113.2

“Risk is our business. That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.” Kirk- Return to Tomorrow, Stardate: 4768.3

“To feel the thrill of victory…there has to be the possibility of failure. Where’s the victory in winning a battle you can’t possibly lose?” Dr. Pulaski- Elementary, Dear Data, Stardate: 42286.3

“A vital mission, impossible odds, and a ruthless enemy. What more could we ask for?” Martok- Sons and Daughters, Stardate: Unknown

“People can be frightened of change.” Kirk- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“Fear is the true enemy, the only enemy.” Riker- The Last Outpost, Stardate: 41386.4

“Worried? I’m scared to death. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to let them change the way I live my life.” Joseph Sisko- Paradise Lost, Stardate: Unknown

“We often fear what we don’t understand. Our best defense is knowledge.” Tuvok- Innocence, Stardate: 49578.2

“I wish it were as easy to stop hating…as it was to start…” Chakotay- Nemesis, Stardate: 51082.4

“It is not what I owe them that matters. It is what I owe myself. Worf, son of Mogh, does not break his word.” Worf- The Way of the Warrior, Stardate: 49011.4

“…Extremists often have a logic all their own.” Tallera- Gambit, Part II, Stardate: 47135.2

“Never underestimate the importance of a first impression.” Quark- The Nagus, Stardate: Unknown

“Maybe this isn’t a problem. Maybe it’s an opportunity.” Nog- The Storyteller, Stardate: 46729.1

“I wouldn’t be much of a doctor if I gave up on a patient, would I?” Dr. Bashir- The Quickening, Stardate: Unknown

“More than anything in the world…anything…you want to be a starship captain.” Troi- Haven, Stardate: 41294.5

“Guinan is very selective about whom she calls a friend.” Picard- Ensign Ro, Stardate: 45076.3

“That’s an interesting challenge. And I rarely refuse an interesting challenge.” Ro- Ensign Ro, Stardate: 45076.3

“I’m a science officer. It’s my job to have a better idea.” Jadzia Dax- Paradise, Stardate: 47573.1

“I need my little girl to wake up in the morning and look at me and see a man she can respect.” O’Brien- Tribunal, Stardate: 47944.2

“Mister Kim…at ease before you sprain something.” Janeway- Caretaker, Stardate: 48315.6

“My name was a gift. From my tribe. I cherish it. Every day of my life. Just as I cherish the Federation uniform.” Chakotay- Initiations, Stardate: 49005.3

“Check the circuit” (First line spoken in Star Trek) Spock- The Cage, Stardate: Unknown

“A question. Since before your sun burned hot in space and before your race was born, I have awaited a question.” The Guardian of Forever- The City on the Edge of Forever, Stardate: 3134.0

“The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning…” Closing line of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6

“Don’t call me tiny.” Sulu- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“May fortune favor the foolish.” Kirk- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“Are you sure it isn’t time for a colorful metaphor?” Spock- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“My friends…we’ve come home.” Kirk- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“Excuse me. I’d just like to ask a question. What does God need with a starship?” Kirk- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Stardate: 8454.1

“Fate protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise.” Riker- Contagion, Stardate: 42609.1

“Jeremy, on the starship Enterprise, no one is alone. No one.” Picard- The Bonding, Stardate: 43198.7

“Let’s make sure history never forgets the name Enterprise.” Picard- Yesterday’s Enterprise, Stardate: 43625.2

“Sir, I protest. I am not a merry man.” Worf- QPid, Stardate: 44741.9

“NCC-One-Seven-Oh-One. No bloody A, B, C, or D.” Scotty- Relics, Stardate: 46125.3

“THERE…ARE…FOUR…LIGHTS!!!” Picard- Chain of Command Part II, Stardate: 46360.8

“You cannot tarnish a rusted blade.” Worf- Firstborn, Stardate: 47779.4

“Five-card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit.” Picard- All Good Things…, Stardate: 47988.1

“It was…fun.” Kirk- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“Timeline…this is no time to argue about time…we don’t have the time.” Troi- Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“Assimilate this.” Worf, Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“Looks like you’ve got your evening all planned. Hope you’ve got room for…the unexpected.” Tom Riker- Defiant, Stardate: 48467.3

“He said, ‘You’re too late. We’re everywhere.’” Odo- The Adversary, Stardate: 48962.5

“You are the dreamer. And the dream.” Preacher- Far Beyond the Stars, Stardate: Unknown

“There’s coffee in that nebula.” Janeway- The Cloud, Stardate: 48546.2

“Mister Kim…we’re Starfleet officers. ‘Weird’ is part of the job.” Janeway- Deadlock, Stardate: 49548.7

“I’m glad the last thing I’ll see is you.” Paris- Day of Honor, Stardate: Unknown

“I’m willing to explore my humanity. Take off your clothes.” Seven of Nine- Revulsion, Stardate: 51186.2

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Scotty- Friday’s Child, Stardate: 3497.2

“If there’s nothing wrong with me…maybe there’s something wrong with the universe…” Dr. Crusher- Remember Me, Stardate: 44161.2

“…That’s it, follow your dreams. And write about them.” Samuel Clemens- Time’s Arrow, Part II, Stardate: 46001.3

“A deadline has a wonderful way of concentrating the mind.” Moriarty- Ship in a Bottle, Stardate: 46424.1

“Don’t be afraid of your darker side. Have fun with it.” Deanna Troi- Frame of Mind, Stardate: 46778.1

“Now, you’ll have to excuse me, Captain, I have an appointment with eternity and I don’t want to be late.” Dr. Soran- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“This is important, You and I. Things change…but not this.” Sisko- For the Cause, Stardate: Unknown

“Get the cheese to sickbay. The doctor should look at it as soon as possible.” Torres- Learning Curve, Stardate: 48846.5

“Well…what do you know? I finally got the last word.” Dr. McCoy- Journey to Babel, Stardate: 3842.3

“My God, what have I done?” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“To be..or not to be, that is the question which troubles my people.” Chang- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“The Son’a wish to negotiate a cease-fire. It may have something to do with the fact that we only have three minutes of air left.” Worf- Star Trek: Insurrection, Stardate: Unknown

“Legends are the spice of the universe, Mr. Data, because they have a way of sometimes coming true.” Picard- Haven, Stardate: 41294.5

“You were working for her, Seska was working for them was anyone on that ship working for me?” Chakotay- State of Flux, Stardate: 48658.2

“I am endeavoring, ma’am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins.” Spock- City on the Edge of Forever, Stardate: 3134.0

“Before they went into warp I transported the whole kit and caboodle into their engine room, where they’ll be no tribble at all.” Scotty- The Trouble with Tribbles, Stardate: 4523.3

“Brain and brain, what is brain?” Kara- Spock’s Brain, Stardate: 5431.4

“I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” Spock- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“My logic is uncertain where my son is concerned.” Sarek- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“It’s like..it’s…it’s…it’s like talking to a Klingon!” Zek- The Nagus, Stardate: Unknown

“You are not at all what I expected.” Odo- The Forsaken, Stardate: 46925.1

“She was wearing…red!” Sisko- Second Sight, Stardate: 47329.4

“Well, the truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.” Garak- Improbable Cause, Stardate: Unknown

“See Brak acquire. Acquire, Brak, acquire.” Quark- Accession, Stardate: Unknown

“You’re looking, but your not seeing.” Chakotay- Emanations, Stardate: 48623.5

“The logical course isn’t always the right course.” Chakotay- Tattoo, Stardate: Unknown

“The strongest tactical move is always the one in which you will reap the highest gain at the lowest cost.” Tuvok- Learning Curve, Stardate: 48846.5

“Being a father can have infinite rewards, far more than would seem possible. My children occupy a significant portion of my thoughts – now more than ever.” Tuvok- Elogium, Stardate: 48921.3

“I do not experience feelings of nostalgia. But there are times when I think back to those days of meeting Kirk, Spock and the others, and I am pleased that I was part of it.” Tuvok- Flashback, Stardate: 50156.2

“In any covert battle, logic is a potent weapon.” Tuvok- The Killing Game, Stardate: 51715.2

“I didn’t tell the truth. I made a mistake, which happens to people, but if I’d admitted that mistake it would have been a lot better. But I lied about it. And it nearly ruined my life.” Tom Paris- Fair Trade, Stardate: Unknown

“The Borg wouldn’t know fun if they assimilated an amusement park.” Torres- Tsunkatse, Stardate: 53447.2

“This man is my friend. Nobody touches him!” Harry Kim- The Chute, Stardate: 50156.2

“People take comfort in talking to her. When they see that the Captain’s happy they’re happy.” Neelix- Night, Stardate: 52081.2

“I’ve allotted one hour for recreational activity. There’s no time for irrelevant conversation. Fun will now commence.” Seven of Nine- Ashes to Ashes, Stardate: 53679.4

“Stories can be whimsical or frightening or melancholy or many other things. But noble stories are the ones that most affect our lives.” Eudana- Prime Factors, Stardate: 48642.5

“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: 2715.1

“My God, Bones. What have I done?” “What you had to do. What you always do – turned death into a fighting chance to live.” Kirk and Dr. McCoy- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.” Kirk- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“Don’t let them promote you. Don’t let them transfer you. Don’t let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you’re there…you can make a difference.” Kirk- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“In the strictest sense, I did not win – I busted him up.” Data- Peak Performance, Stardate: 42923.4

“A brave Ferengi. Who would have thought it possible.” Gowron- The House of Quark, Stardate: Unknown

“Kiss the girl, get the key. They never taught me that in the Obsidian Order.” Garak- Our Man Bashir, Stardate: Unknown

“If winning is not important, then, Commander, why keep score?” Worf- 110010001, Stardate: 41365.9

“Do you remember what Buzz Aldren said when he stepped on the moon? Nobody does, because Armstrong went first.” Archer- First Flight, Date: Unknown

“I prefer to make my judgments based on first hand experience.” Archer- The Breach, Date: Unknown

“That’s what’s so exciting about being on Enterprise. You never know what you’re going to find next.” Archer- Breaking the Ice, Date: Unknown

“Just because Captain Archer has earned my respect it doesn’t mean I’ve been contaminated by his emotion.” T’Pol- Cease Fire, Date: Unknown

“You are human. You are free to choose.” T’Pol- Breaking the Ice, Date: Unknown

“What’s the fun in exploring if you know how it all turns out?” Tucker- Future Tense, Stardate: Unknown

“If you want to be an effective captain, you’ve got to set your personal feelings aside and listen to what other people have to say.” Mayweather- Horizon, Stardate: January 10, 2153

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” Janeway- Fair Haven, Stardate: Unknown

“You’ve got to let go of the past.” Chakotay- Nothing Human, Stardate: Unknown

“I don’t run to sickbay every time I stub my toe.” Torres- Extreme Risk, Stardate: Unknown

“It takes courage to look inside yourself, and even more courage to write it for others to see.” Sisko- …Nor the Battle to the Strong, Stardate: Unknown

“We all have fantasies and dreams we keep to ourselves – thoughts that should remain private.” Jadzia Dax- If Wishes were Horses, Stardate: 46853.2

“Another glorious chapter of Klingon history. Tell me, do they still sing songs of the great Tribble hunt?” Odo- Trials & Tribble-ations, Stardate: 4523.7

“I’d be delighted to offer any advice I have on understanding women. When I have some, I’ll let you know.” Picard- In Theory, Stardate: 44932.3

“The crew has responded with the dedication I’ve come to expect from them. And like a thousand other commanders on a thousand other battlefields, I wait for the dawn.” Picard- Star Trek: Nemesis, Stardate: 56844.9

“Speak for yourself sir, I plan to live forever.” Riker- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“I aspire, sir, to be better than I am. The B-4 does not, nor does Shinzon.” Data- Star Trek: Nemesis, Stardate: 56844.9

“Like the rat said; keep the cheese, I just want out of the trap.” LaForge- Where silence has lease, Stardate: 42193.6

“Death is when we exist only in the memories of our friends. So this is not goodbye, but good memories.” Tasha Yar- Skin of Evil, Stardate: 41601.3

“Your illogical approach to chess does have its advantages on occasion, Captain.” Spock- Charlie X, Stardate: 1533.6

“Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” Dr. McCoy- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“You treat her like a lady, and she’ll always bring you home.” Dr. McCoy- Encounter at Farpoint, Stardate: 41153.7

“The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.” Scotty- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“Those two men on trial – I served with them for a long time. I owe them my life a dozen times over. And right now they’re in trouble, and I’m going to help them. Let regulations be damned.” Sulu- Flashback, Stardate: 50126.4

“You’ll find that more happens on the bridge of a starship than just carrying out orders and observing regulations. There is a sense of loyalty to the men and women you serve with, a sense of family.” Sulu- Flashback, Stardate: 50126.4

“This isn’t reality – this is fantasy.” Uhura- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“Things are only impossible until they are not.” Picard- When The Bough Breaks, Stardate: 41509.1

“That action injured you and saved me. I will not forget it.” Data- The Measure of a Man, Stardate: 42523.7

“If it should become necessary to fight, could you arrange to find some rocks to throw at them?” Riker- Contagion, Stardate: 42609.1

“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wonders, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross.” Q- Q Who, Stardate: 42761.3

“It is a good day to die and the day is not over yet.” Worf- Sins of the Father, Stardate: 43685.2

“This isn’t fantasy, it’s theater.” Troi- The Nth Degree, Stardate: 44704.2

“He who was my companion through adventure and hardship is gone forever.” Picard- Darmok, Stardate: 45047.2

"I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell you the truth." Kirk- Errand of Mercy, Stardate: 3198.4

"I don't trust men who smile too much." Kor- Errand of Mercy, Stardate: 3198.4

"It's...uh, well...it's green!" Scotty- By Any Other Name, Stardate: 4657.5

“Why is any object we don’t understand always called a thing?” Dr. McCoy- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6

“I know engineers. They love to change things.” Dr. McCoy- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6

“How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we face life, wouldn’t you say?” Kirk- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“Beware Romulans bearing gifts.” Dr. McCoy- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“Any chance to go aboard the Enterprise…” Sulu- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“So much for the little training cruise.” Sulu- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“Kahn…I’m laughing at the superior intellect.” Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“But good words. That’s where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them.” David Marcus- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“He’s really not dead…as long as we remember him.” Dr. McCoy- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“The word…is ‘no.’ I am therefore going anyway.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“That’s what you get for missing staff meetings.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“It is difficult to answer…when one does not understand the question.” Sarek- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“Mister President, I stand with my shipmates.” Spock- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgment was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.” Sarek- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Stardate: 8390

“I am not the outcast boy you left behind those many years ago. Since that time, I have found myself and my place. I know who I am…” Spock- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Stardate: 8454.1

“As captain…I am responsible for the conduct of the crew under my command.” Kirk- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“There is still much to do, still so much to learn.” Picard- The Neutral Zone, Stardate: 41986.0

“You’ve not experienced Shakespear until you have read him in the original Klingon.” Gorkon- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.” Deanna Troi- The Game, Stardate: 45208.2

“Don’t you get it? I’m not trying to rescue you. I’m taking you along as emergency rations. If you die, I’m going to eat you.” Quark- The Ascent, Stardate: Unknown

“I don’t believe it. GagH for breakfast, gagH for lunch, gagH for dinner. Am I the only one who things Klingon menu needs to have more variety?” Quark- Shadows and Symbols, Stardate: 52152.6

“I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer.” Dr. McCoy- The Devil in the Dark, Stardate: 3196.1

“I’m a surgeon, not a psychiatrist.” Dr. McCoy- The City on the Edge of Forever, Stardate: 3134.0

“I’m a doctor, not an escalator.” Dr. McCoy- Friday’s Child, Stardate: 3497.2

“I’m a doctor, not an engineer.” Dr. McCoy- Mirror, Mirror, Stardate: Unknown

“I’m a doctor, not a coal miner.” Dr. McCoy- The Empath, Stardate: 5121.0

“I’m a doctor, not a botanist.” Dr. Bashir- The Wire, Stardate: Unknown

“I’m a doctor, not a historian.” Dr. Bashir- Trials and Tribble-ations, Stardate: 4523.7

“I’m a doctor, not a doorstop.” EMH- Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“I’m a doctor, Mr. Neelix, not a decorator.” The Doctor- Phage, Stardate: 48532.4

“I’m a doctor, not a bartender.” The Doctor- Twisted, Stardate: Unknown

“I’m a doctor, not a voyeur.” The Doctor- Parturition, Stardate: 49068.5

“I’m a doctor, not a performer.” The Doctor- Investigations, Stardate: 49485.2

“I’m a doctor, not a counterinsurgent.” The Doctor- Basics, Stardate: 50023.4

“I’m a doctor, not a database.” The Doctor- Future’s End, Stardate: 50312.5

“I’m a doctor, not a commando.” EMH Mark II- Message in a Bottle, Stardate: 51462

“The galaxy isn’t getting any of our bourbon.” Tucker- Shuttlepod One, Date: November 9, 2151

“Going where no dog has gone before.” Tucker- Strange New World, Date: Unknown

“You know, I’m glad you’re an engineer. With tact like that, you’d make a lousy psychiatrist.” Kirk- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“Did we make a difference?” Kirk- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“They say time is a fire in which we burn; right now I’m running out of time.” Dr. Soran- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“The Son’a, the Borg, the Romulans; you always get the easy assignments.” Admiral Janeway- Star Trek: Nemesis, Stardate: 56844.9

“On this ship? Anything’s possible…” Troi- Star Trek: Insurrection, Stardate: Unknown

“How many people does it take, Admiral, before it becomes wrong?” Picard- Star Trek: Insurrection, Stardate: Unknown

“I am the beginning and the end. I bring order into chaos.” The Borg Queen- Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“For humans, touch can connect you to an object in a very personal way, make it seem more real.” Picard- Star Trek: First Contact, Stardate: 50893.5

“If I were human I believe my response would be “go to hell.” …If I were human.” Spock- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not necessarily mean we must do that thing.” Federation President- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“There are things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves! I don’t want my pain taken away! I need my pain!” Kirk- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Stardate: 8454.1

“Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding and I intend to recommend you all for promotion…in what ever fleet we end up serving.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“The needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many.” Kirk- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3

“Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a God – and asks, “Why am I here? What was I meant to be?” Spock- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6

“It only knows that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us, it does not know what.” Spock- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Stardate: 7412.6

“Just because a girl runs out doesn’t mean she doesn’t want you to follow.” Guinan- The Dauphin, Stardate: 42568.8

“I’m a doctor, not a magician.” Dr. Pulaski- The Royale, Stardate: 42625.4

“Every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain.” Danilo- Up the Long Ladder, Stardate: 42823.2

“I’ve noted that some people use humor as a shield. They talk much, yet say little.” Worf- The Emissary, Stardate: 42901.3

“That’s the problem with believing in a supernatural being. Trying to determine what he wants.” Troi- Who Watches the Watchers, Stardate: 43173.5

“To survive is not enough! To simply exist is not enough.” Roga Dana- The Hunted, Stardate: 43489.2

“The human race has an enduring desire for knowledge. And for new opportunities to improve itself.” Data- Deja Q, Stardate: 43539.1

“There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders.” Picard- The Offspring, Stardate: 43657.0

“You choose your enemies. You choose your friends. But family, that’s in the stars.” O’Brien- The Icarus Factor, Stardate:

“A father doesn’t destroy his children.” Carolyn Palamas- Who Mourns for Adonias?, Stardate: 3468.1

“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

“Conquest is easy. Control is not.” Kirk- Mirror, Mirror, Stardate: Unknown

“Earth – mother of the most beautiful women in the universe.” Apollo- Who Mourns for Adonais?, Stardate: 3196.1

“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.” Spock- And The Children Shall Lead, Stardate: 5029.5

“…freedom…is a worship word…” Cloud William- The Omega Glory, Stardate: Unknown

“Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.” Kirk- A Taste of Armageddon, Stardate: 3193.9

“There’s a way out of any cage.” Pike- The Menagerie, Stardate: 3012.4

“You are an excellent tactician, Captain. You let your second in command attack while you sit and watch for weakness.” Kahn Noonian Singh- Space Seed, Stardate: 3141.9

“An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the solution.” Spock- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

“Challenge your preconceptions or they will challenge you.” Tucker- Strange New World, Date: Unknown

“Laddie, every woman has her own charm, you just have to know where to look for it. Mr. Scott- Relics, Stardate: 46125.3

“…I’d rather believe that time is a companion that goes with us on the journey, reminding us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again.” Picard- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1

“It took us centuries to learn that it doesn’t take centuries to learn.” Anij- Star Trek: Insurrection, Stardate: Unknown

“No man should understand where his dreams come from, Data.” Dr. Soong- Birthright, Part I, Stardate: 46578.4

“If you’re going to try to embrace new worlds… you must try to embrace new ideas.” Dr. Phlox- Broken Bow, Date: April 16, 2151

“The more things change… the more they stay the same.” Quark- What You Leave Behind, Stardate: Unknown

“The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth!” Captain Picard- The First Duty, Stardate: 45703.9

“I’m a doctor, not a dragonslayer.” The Doctor- Heroes and Demons, Stardate: 48693.2

“Come on, Travis. We’ve got to find Mister Reed something to blow up.” Archer- Fight or Flight, Date: May 6, 2151

“We’re all frightened by unfamiliar things.” Dr. Phlox- Fight or Flight, Date: May 6, 2151

“I didn’t recruit my tactical officer to sit on his butt when he’s threatened.” Archer- The Andorian Incident, Date: Unknown

“This is called a banana split. It’s quite possibly one of the greatest things in the universe.” Wesley- Suddenly Human, Stardate: 44143.7

“I will accept the judgment of history.” Picard- The Wounded, Stardate: 44429.6

“I’ve been told that patience is sometimes more powerful weapon than a sword.” Worf- Redemption, Stardate: 44995.3

“It appears that we’ve lost our sex appeal, Captain.” Tuvok- Elogium, Stardate: 48921.3

“Why does everyone say ‘relax’ when they’re about to do something terrible?” Kim- Non Sequitur, Stardate: 49011

“My programmers didn’t clutter me up with pithy Earth trivia.” The Doctor- Persistence of Vision, Stardate: Unknown

“And if people want to take off their clothes and chase one another, it certainly wouldn’t hurt morale around here.” Neelix- Meld, Stardate: Unknown

“Perhaps it was an unexpected act of kindness.” Janeway- Day of Honor, Stardate: Unknown

“Who would have thought that this eclectic group of Voyagers could actually become a family? Starfleet, Maquis, Human, Talaxian, hologram, Borg – even Mr. Paris.” The Doctor- The Year of Hell, Part I, Stardate: 51268.4

“There are seven other crew members on board. You’re the captain. Delegate.” The Doctor- The Year of Hell, Part II, Stardate: 51425.4

“Remember this guideline: the Captain is always right.” Tuvok- The Year of Hell, Part II, Stardate: 51425.4

“Don’t throw away a lifetime of faith because of one anomalous incident.” Chakotay- Mortal Coil, Stardate: 51449.2

“Let’s just say I made an addition to my program.” The Doctor- Message In a Bottle, Stardate: 51462

“Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised. It’s gotten me through the worst of the last three years. I beat the Borg with it.” Janeway- Hunters, Stardate: 51501.4

“Sometimes fear should be respected.” Janeway- The Omega Directive, Stardate: 51781.2

“Too much of anything, even love, isn’t necessarily a good thing.” Kirk- The Trouble with Tribbles, Stardate: 4523.3

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” Picard- The Drumhead, Stardate: 44769.2

“All I ask is a tall ship, and a load of contraband to fill her with.” Quark- Little Green Men, Stardate: Unknown

“Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It’s 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.” Captain Kirk

“Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.” Riker- Data’s Day, Stardate: 44390.1

“Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.” (76th Rule of Acquisition) Quark- The Homecoming, Stardate: Unknown

“We shouldn’t fear the unknown – we should embrace it!” Lanel- First Contact, Stardate: Unknown

“Sokath, his eyes uncovered!” Dathon- Darmok, Stardate: 45047.2

“If you need me I’ll be on holodeck four.” Riker- The Perfect Mate, Stardate: 45761.3

“…there are times when a captain has to give the appearance of confidence.” Picard- Attached, Stardate: 47304.2

“One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower.” Spock- Unification, Part II, Stardate: 45245.8

“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…” Quark- If Wishes Were Horses, Stardate: 46853.2

“Hear all, trust nothing” (190th Rule of Acquisition) Captain Sisko and Nog- A Call to Arms, Stardate: Unknown

“It’s always good business to know about new customers before they walk in your door.” (194th Rule of Acquisition) Quark- Whispers, Stardate: 47581.2

“Keep your ears open” (7th Rule of Acquisition) Odo- In the Hands of the Prophets, Stardate: Unknown

“Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.” (9th Rule of Acquisition) Nog- The Storyteller, Stardate: 46729.1

“Starfleet could have sent a probe out here to make maps and take pictures but they didn’t. They sent us, so that we could explore with our own senses.” Archer- Civilization, Date: July 31, 2151

“Jim Kirk was many things, but he was never a boy scout.” Dr. Carol Marcus - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Stardate: 8130.3

“If Klingon food is too strong for you, perhaps I could get one of the females to breast feed you.” Lt. Klag - A Matter of Honor, Stardate: 42506.5

“I can safely say that to know him was to love him and to love him was to know him. Those who knew him loved him while those who did not love him from afar.” Data - The Schizoid Man, Stardate: 42437.5

“A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head on and licks it or he turns his head on it and starts to wither away.” Dr. Boyce, The Cage, Stardate: Unknown

“Don’t you know a jailbreak when you see one?” Scotty- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Stardate: 8454.1

“For an android without feelings…he sure managed to evoke them in others.” Riker- The Most Toys, Stardate: 43872.2

“Guess who’s coming for dinner?” Chekov- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6

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