Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Babylon Quotes Project

From Babylon 5 "Moments of Transition" written by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "Life and death are simply two possible consequences, both equal, neither valued nor feared above the other. For a warrior, death is simply the release from our obligation."
  • "Well, it's good to see they're continuing the fine tradition of hiring from the shallow end of the gene pool."
  • "I mean, being a freedom fighter, a force for good, it's, it's a wonderful thing. You get to make your own hours, looks good on a resume, but the pay sucks."
  • "Are you out of your mind!?" "That's a very funny question to ask a telepath."
  • "If you believe so much in your caste, step into the circle and die for them. Or is it easier for you to kill my caste, easier to send others out to die for you!"
  • "But prayers are fleeting, and wars forgotten. What is built endures."
  • "This madness has gone on long enough!"

From Babylon 5 "No Surrender, No Retreat" written by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "Anyone gets in between us and them won't live long enough to regret it."
  • "If with a single wrong word I can become the enemy, do I any longer really understand who the enemy is?"

From Babylon 5 "Exercise of Vital Powers" written by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "You know at certain times of our lives we all look stupid, but I think the key is not to mind it."
  • "I can't believe I'm back on Mars. I must be out of my mind."
  • "Happiness, they said, was the exercise of vital powers along lines of excellence in a life affording them scope. Humans have always struggled to find the outer edge of what's possible, and that's our strength."
  • "Nobody takes power, they're given power by the rest of us, because we're stupid or afraid or both."
  • "No one but a fool ever walked away from real power."
  • "The mega-corporations have been running things for years, we just don't show ourselves much. People wouldn't understand, so we let them think they still have a voice."
  • "There's enough pain in the universe already. Let's not add to it until we have to."

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