Well, we are all alien to one another. So why do it? Father Cresanti, a Roman Catholic. Cmdr. Then there'll be only one man with a gun. The Babylon Project was a dream, given form. Maybe that's what you have to do to get by in a place like this. Capt. Dr. Stephen Franklin: You're a pessimist. Their studies indicate that the sale of merchandise relating to Babylon 5, system-wide, could generate a projected 2 million credits over the next year, earmarked for our operating budget. Delenn: At this moment, the Great Machine is using all its power to enlarge the temporal rift in Sector 14. John Sheridan: We'll swing back this way in a month, make sure everything's okay. Not there, that's the first place he'll look. Dr. Laura Rosen: Darling. Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that. Boom boom. I wasn't a good prospect for marriage or kids. Londo Mollari: These unprovoked attacks must stop! And today, for the first time I am not sure those choices were right. - And God help anybody who gets in our way. Capt. Vir Cotto: [stuttering] The council meeting, the emergency session. Delenn: It has happened, bit it is always a great disgrace... Capt. It has waited, locked and sealed, for over 900 years... Captain John Sheridan: Well, as my great-grandfather used to say, "cool.". If they fall behind, it is up to the rest of us to make up the difference. So once again we return to, "Why not?" I'm better now. It's a port of call, home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. We're almost ready to strike. We cannot escape history. And when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it because you no longer believe it yourselves. To exercise faith and patience and charity. I can't believe I'm back on Mars. This damn well better be worth it! Zocalo? Susan Ivanova: No, and it's using a frequency I've never heard before. Captain John Sheridan: Michael, you look like the proverbial cat that ate the equally proverbial canary. Dr. Stephen Franklin: And that's when I shot him your honor. Well, *silly me*! PsiCop Alfred Bester: Captain, did you say something? [Byron holds the helmet of a fallen enemy soldier in his hands.]. Michael Garibaldi: What have you done to me? They created great empires, taught the new races, explored beyond the rim. Dexter Smith: This is Captain Dexter Smith of the Earth Alliance Destroyer Agrippa to Babylon 5 and renegade ships. They're finally on the move. He asked what he could do for me in return, I said 'Surprise me'. I don't see a -. President John Sheridan: I'm caught in a web of my own good intentions. How magnanimous of you. Susan Ivanova: No. G'Kar: As the humans say, 'Up yours, die!'. We have to stay here. Tomorrow the storm comes. This something in here is me giving you a direct order. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it. Heading back to the barn. Shaal Mayan: "In the Light of Two Moons.". In case you hadn't noticed, the enemy just pulled our shorts over our head and tied them in a knot. Dr. Stephen Franklin: Maybe we'd all be better off if there was no God. [to Dan Randall] Sorry, she meant to say stripped naked and thrown out an airlock. Susan Ivanova: You realize this is an extremely dangerous situation. The next twenty years would see great changes, great joy, and great sorrow. I suppose that's the point. MARK! Lt. David Corwin: I'm sure you'll figure it out. Frank Benson: It's coming. David Sheridan: What was the first lesson I ever taught you? Capt. Finally, ISN sources within Earthdome have indicated that Captain Sheridan may have been turned in by his own former head of security, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Garibaldi. Regent: I think I'll stay and watch from here. Capt. Susan Ivanova: [Letting out another sigh and looking slightly guilty] Look... if you want it, it's yours. Man over radio: Shuttle 1 to C & C. The package is on its way in. Captain John Sheridan: Would you like to tell me what you base that on? John Sheridan: And bacon? I find the idea curiously appealing. That is all. It was only the first. Tomorrow the killing begins. While talking to Sheridan in the pit at Z'ha'dum, Sheridan has a brief flash that, rather than wandering around an underground cave and talking to a humanoid alien, he is actually being held by a massive being of light and telepathically interrogated. G'Kar: Ah, Ambassador Mollari! Dr. Stephen Franklin: Yes, but with very nice borders. [Ivanova glares at him] I'm sorry would you prefer ferrets? John Sheridan: You can't deal with the problems by pretending they don't exist. ... as both Sheridan and Lorien wished, a very attractive option, for a being that already gave most of its life just to change the status quo. If we are wise, what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past. Kosh Naranek: Understanding is a three-edged sword. No offense. Character Description Overview. Michael Garibaldi: [as Stephen's stiching up Garibaldi] You were his professor, what were his grades in sutures? Maybe they can help. Capt. I don't think I've had a good night's sleep since I got here. Cmdr. Sinclair: So you're not to say anything to me that might change the past. To see a Human invoke the name of Valen. Otherwise, I wouldn't give you 2 cents for their chances. Ambassador Londo Mollari: Lennier, if there's any way I can repay you... Lennier: Ambassador, there is one thing. That's all you know? Michael Garibaldi: Indira, Magda, you're with the Pak'ma'ra. Marcus Cole: Didn't, but right now would be the worst time to be discovered so it was logical it'd happen now. Delenn: No. We will be using mass drivers. Ambassador Londo Mollari: Only an idiot would fight a war on two fronts. Starting right now, we fight back, and we fight back hard. But I - can forgive - you. They all hate me. If the Warrior Caste will not fight, then the rest of us will. John Sheridan: There isn't much chance of me winning this argument. John Sheridan. Maybe a nice piece of briskit? Marcus Cole: All we need is for one of them to leave the room. Now we stop... Capt. I should have listened. John Sheridan: Hmm. ... We have to make people lift their eyes back to the horizon, and see the line of ancestors behind us, saying, "Make my life have meaning." Cmdr. Lt. Cmdr. Ombuds Wellington: [to alien] How do you plead? Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, we like it that way. Delenn: Sometimes we do not see it because we have been taught to believe we are not important. But dirt is closer. Have a pleasant flight. I knew he'd never hurt me... and I knew that he'd never leave me... and I knew that he loved me. Or to walls, or talks to ceilings. John Sheridan: Yes. No I can see you do not, you have that vacant look in your eyes that says "hold my head to your ear, you will hear the sea. John Sheridan: That's why my father taught me to live each second as though it were the last moment of my life. I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth. How do we shut it down? Guard: Damn Lurkers. The Liberation Fleet continues to retake territory held in violation of the Earth Alliance constitution. You are now a religious icon. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me or let anybody else tell me either. I find the idea curiously appealing. Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes, absolutely! Delenn: That is not possible, Lennier, but you're welcome to try. See, you give someone you love an engagement ring as kind of a down payment for another ring. Delenn: Yes. Delenn: The kind that cripples; the kind that destroys. Lennier: [looks around, somewhat lost] How? John Sheridan: Tell them: permission granted. Marcus Cole, Dr. Stephen Franklin: Even MORE boxes! We did what we did because it was right and not to be remembered. G'Kar: Not by name. Susan Ivanova: I've always had a hard time getting up when it's dark outside. No, oh no, my friends. - Since our last discussion I have been studying your use of language. Both he and Sheridan let out expressions of awe]. Number One: I don't care what it says on your system. Londo Mollari: And you, you can go to hell, too, I wouldn't want you to feel left out. Captain John Sheridan: Never start a fight; but always finish it. Dr. Stephen Franklin: [staring in disbelief] Did she just...? Ambassador Londo Mollari: [noticing something is different about G'Kar] G'Kar... the artificial eye that Dr. Franklin gave you... where is it? Clear? Your mother and I have been worried about this for years. Related quizzes can be found here: Babylon 5 Universe: Quotes Quizzes Instead, I have turned into a wishing well with legs. Thug: I - I -I don't know! Boom! Cmdr. G'Kar: I'm fed up with your fabrications, Mollari! Delenn: I'll walk out of it. Dr. Stephen Franklin: No no, that's why you get paid the big bucks after all. Brother Edward: He's been through much worse. Mr. Morden: [Asked upon each ambassador] What do you want? By treaty all Narn warships will be turned over to Centauri forces. Captain John Sheridan: The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace, a self-contained world five miles long located in neutral territory, a place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens, a shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. Dr. Stephen Franklin: There are three of them with guns against two of us with nothing. Capt. Jeffrey Sinclair: Yes, it is. Shop Owner: I didn't do anything wrong. Londo Mollari: Isn't it strange, G'Kar? It taught us that we have to create the future or others will do it for us. Lennier: No. Susan Ivanova: Is this a multiple-choice question? If you go, as a matter of honor, I will have to go with you, and if I am forced to leave this place, with all its marvelous opportunities, I will have to kill you... What are friends for? Captain's meeting with the Transport Association now to work it out. You carry yours in your heart and in your mind. Is that what you want? Susan Ivanova: I think he's doomed. Captain Elizabeth Lochley: Well, the road to hell is paved with them, sir. All you had to do was ask. [faces Delenn] The Shadows are moving. The lamp is our search for truth... for understanding. The Rangers will pilot them under our shared command. Marcus Cole: [giving his report to Ivanova] And according to one of our units on the border of Centauri space, they've continued massing their fleet. Drakhen: No. Capt. This thing will blow up in our face. Susan Ivanova: [referring to an earlier statement of G'Kar] I thought your patience is infinite. You'll answer my questions when they are asked. Capt. The job of Babylon 5 is not to enforce the peace. Capt. The threat of retaliation has already reached Babylon 5. I'll miss him. David Corwin: They went down to Bay 13. Cmdr. [finds his link] Oh, the missing link! Centauri forces closing on their position. [Emperor Carthagia is not at all satisfied with the results of torturing G'Kar. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. Dr. Stephen Franklin: Alive. Susan Ivanova: I'll start lining it up. Isnakuma, a Bantu. Orin Zento: You know damn well you twisted the intent of that order. He was the most undisciplined, the most annoying... [glances back at his body] I was just lying there and I was feeling myself letting go of my body. Dr. Stephen Franklin: What about Epsilon 3? Medlab's quiet these days. Dr. Stephen Franklin: Take it easy. Lyta Alexander: This is leftover Shadow technology, Mr. President. Michael Garibaldi: Then make sure nothing happens to him. Capt. Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Stephen Franklin: Every damn patient who comes through that door, that's who. Lt. David Corwin: It could be. Catherine Sakai: Ambassador! Cook: Excuse me, Commander [she places a covered tray with a note on top of it and whispers something in Ivanova's ear. They'll cut us down before we get halfway across the room. [one thug tries to attack, Marcus knocks both of them out] Bugger! Londo Mollari: This is madness! They prefer "The universe, through us, agrees to.". Home / Babylon 5 / Babylon 5 Quotes Babylon 5 Quotes Jaz 2018-01-12T18:25:29-07:00 Babylon 5 creator and writer J. Michael Straczynski wrote such engaging, heart felt and often poetic dialogue, that it is impossible to narrow down a collection of quotes from the series that completely does it justice.