Published on July 24th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie4
Star Trek Quotes: Words From The Best Space Series
Star Trek Quotes The Cast Of Enterprise
Here is a selection of the Star Trek quotes from many of the television series.
‘Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.’ Spock.
‘Trip: I don’t like pushing the engines to 110%.
T’Pol: They are rated for 120.
Trip: My underwear’s flame-retardant, but it doesn’t mean I want to set fire to myself to prove it.’
‘[Lt. Reed and Cmdr. Tucker have drunk a whole bottle of bourbon, and are talking about Sub-Cmdr. T’Pol.]
Reed: I think she’s pretty.
Trip: Oh, God.
Reed: You ever noticed her bum ?
Trip: What ?
Reed: Her bum. She’s got an awfully nice bum.
Trip: [toasts] To Subcommander T’Pol.
Reed: Awfully nice.’
Commander Tucker: Computer, begin recording. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, by the time you get this, Starfleet will have already told you about Jane. Since I worked so closely with her, I wanted to add my personal condolences. I have to admit, I’ve been putting off writing this for a while. I convinced myself that my duties on Enterprise took precedence. But the truth is I didn’t want to face the fact that someone so young with so much promise could just be gone. But I’m facing it now. And I find myself thinking how important she was to me. She was a great engineer. And she was my friend. She won’t be forgotten.’
‘With the first link; the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Captain Picard
‘Commander Tucker: You think this is my fault?
Lt. Reed: You were willing to follow two strange aliens into a basement.
Commander Tucker: Gorgeous aliens. Don’t forget they were gorgeous.
Lt. Reed: They were male.
Commander Tucker: Not at first.’
‘Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, I know “Hamlet.” And what he might say with irony I say with conviction. “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god.”
Q: Surely you don’t see your species like that, do you?’
‘Data: It was raining in the City by the Bay– a hard rain. Hard enough to wash the slime…
Jean-Luc Picard: Data!
Data: Sorry, sir.’
‘Alien (as Data): What is death?
Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, is that all. Data, you’re asking probably the most difficult of all questions. Some see it as a changing into an indestructible form, forever unchanging. They believe that the purpose of the entire universe is to then maintain that form in an Earth-like garden which will give delight and pleasure through all eternity. On the other hand there are those who hold to the idea of our blinking into nothingness with all of our experiences and hopes and dreams merely a delusion.
Alien (as Data): Which do you believe sir?
Jean-Luc Picard: Considering the marvellous complexity of the universe, its clockwork perfection, its balances of this against that… matter, energy, gravitation, time, dimension, I believe that our existence must be more than either of these philosophies. That what we are goes beyond euclidean or other ‘practical’ measuring systems… and that our existence is part of a reality beyond what we understand now as reality.’
‘Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, villains who twirl their moustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.
Worf: I think… after yesterday people will not be so ready to trust her.
Jean-Luc Picard: Maybe. But she, or someone like her, will always be with us. Waiting for the right climate in which to flourish, spreading fear in the name of righteousness. Vigilance, Mr. Worf. That is the price we must continually pay.’
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