Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Babylon Quotes Project

From Babylon 5 "Grey 17 is Missing" written by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "Power beckons, and who among us is strong enough to ignore its siren song?"
  • "A religious zealot propelled by prophecy into a position of military and political power... always a bad idea."
  • "We're all recycled you know. Just molecules and atoms born in the stars and 'recycled' into carbon based life."
  • "I am a Ranger! We walk in the dark places no others will enter! We stand on the bridge and no one may pass! We live for the One, we die for the One!"
  • "Delenn, all we know is that we will die. It is only a matter of how, when, and whether or not it is with honor."
  • "You cherish life, life is your goal, but for the greater part to live, some must die, or be harmed in its defense and yours, there is no other way."
  • "The next time you want a revelation, could you possibly find a way that isn't quite so uncomfortable."

From Babylon 5 "And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place" written by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "How he can be so annoying one moment and so comforting the next is beyond me."
  • "Big concerns grow from small concerns. You plant them, water them with tears, and fertilize them with unconcern. If you ignore them, they grow."
  • "So, you have been sitting here trying to think illogically about logical possibilities or logically about illogical possibilities." "Uh, yes, yes." "No wonder you are cranky."
  • "I'm having the kind of nightmares that make your hair stand on end." "Well, that would explain the Centauri."
  • "I'd rather do something and make a mistake than be frightened into doing nothing. That's the problem today back home. People have been conned into thinking they can't change the world, have to accept what is. I tell you something my friends, the world is changing every day. The only questions is who's doing it."
  • "This isn't going to be easy." "Nothing worthwhile ever is."
  • "I can only assume someone has been spray-painting the word idiot on my back again."
  • "When God comes knocking at your door, you won't need me or anyone else to tell you what that sound is."
  • "The dust, in the streets, the wind... Is it always like this now?" "Ever since the bombings. The wind never stops. They say it will take years for all the particulate matter to drift down out of the sky and back into the ground. The days and nights are colder. It never seems to feel warm anymore."
  • "I sometimes think they choose guards for the amount of bone content in their heads. Might as well hire Minbaris."

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