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ISN Anchor Desk - Quotes Season 1

Midnight on the Firing Line

Garibaldi - "The first time we met your people, the first time we met any other civilization, you told us you practically ran the entire galaxy ... what was it? ĎA huge empireí."
Londo - "Ok. Iím sorry. Here, open my wrists."
Garibaldi - "Centauri donít have major arteries in their wrists."
Londo - "Of course we donít. What do you think, Iím stupid?"

Londo - "Do you know what your problem is? Youíre not a people person."

Susan - "Anything else?"
Talia - "No, but-"
Susan - "Then youíll excuse me. Iím in the middle of fifteen things, all of them annoying."

Sinclair (well, his dad) - "Ignore the propaganda. Focus on what you see."

GíKar - "Would you like some Spoo? Itís quite fresh."

Londo - "Blood calls out for blood!"

Londo - "If itís the last thing I do, if itís the last breath I take, there will be war. This I swear to you, Commander."

Kosh - "Greetings, Commander."

Kosh - "They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass."
Sinclair - "Who? The Narn or the Centauri?"
Kosh - "Yes."

Susan - "Mr. Garibaldi. Youíre sitting at my station, using my equipment. Is there a reason for this, or to save time, should I just go ahead and snap your hands off at the wrist?"

Vir - "Mr. Ambassador?:
Londo - "What do you want?"

Londo - "We are a race of lunatics, of cowards."

Gíkar - "I will confess that I look forward to the day when we have cleansed the universe of the Centauri and carved their bones into little flutes for Narn children. It is a dream I have."

Garibaldi - "And then itís a quiet evening at my place, with my second favorite thing in the universe. Assuming I can find someone to share it with ..."
Sinclair - "Garibaldi, I donít even wanna know."

Talia - "Thatís why we have the Psi Corps.. to help telepaths bring out their talents to the fullest."
Susan - "Yes, I imagine thatís what they told you."

Talia - "Perhaps tomorrow we can start over on better terms."
Susan - "I very much doubt it. Good night."

Soul Hunter

Franklin - "Ran into Dr Kyle at the transfer point on IO. He sends his regards."
Sinclair - "Heís really looking forward to working with the President. Itís a great opportunity."

Franklin - "Always this busy around here?"
Susan - "Yes. We like it that way."

Susan - "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rulebook again!"

Delenn - "ShakíToth?"

Delenn - "Even as children, every Minbari is taught to be careful or a Soul Hunter will come in the night and steal their souls. They are immortal. No one knows who they are or where they came from. They can sense death, Commander. They are drawn to death like insects drawn into the light."

Susan - "From the stars we came. Into the stars we return. From now until the end of time. We therefore commit this body to the Great Deep."

Franklin - "Youíre a pessimist."
Susan - "Iím Russian, Doctor. We understand these things."

Delenn - "I knew you would come."
Sinclair - "You should rest."
Delenn - "We were right about you."
Sinclair - "Who was right? Delenn?"

Sinclair - "Thereís always time."

Born to the Purple

KoíDath - "Ambassador GíKar! I am KoíDath, the new head of your staff."
GíKar - "Yes. I wasnít expecting you for several yea -- uh, days."

Londo - "What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?"

Londo "We Centauri live our lives for appearances, position, status, title. These are the things by which we define ourselves. But when I look beneath the mask I am forced to wear, I see only emptiness. And then I think of you, and then I say to Hell with appearances."

Susan - "Garibaldi, why are your fingers on my console?"

Susan - "Are you sure this isnít just a figment of your demented imagination? A cry for help, perhaps?"

Londoís access codes for the Purple Files -- "Triple Cipher ... Wine .. Women ... Song."

Londo - "Itís the perfect opportunity to get your feet moist, as the Earthers say."

Londo - "Donít give away the Homeworld!"

GíKar - "Donít give away the Homeworld!"

Infection

Ms Nelson - "Is there a bathroom around here?"
Garibaldi - "Third door on your left. That way. The one with the blue marker is for Methane breathers only. Iíd steer clear if I were you."

Sinclair - "The last time I gave an interview, they told me to relax and say what I really felt. 10 minutes after the broadcast, I got transferred to an outpost so far off the starmaps you couldnít find it with a hunting dog and a Ouiji board."

Dr Vance Hendricks - "Stephen, thereís a Martian War Machine outside. Theyíd like to have a word with you about the common cold."

Dr Franklin - "Iím the Doctor. I know what Iím doing. Whoa!"

Susan, to Ms. Nelson - "Donít. Youíre too young to experience that much pain."

Franklin - "Iím starting to wonder if what we just saw is a preview of things to come."

Parliament of Dreams

Garibaldi - "As bad ideas go, this is right up there with having my gums extracted."

Londo - "Do you know what the last Xon said before he died? Aaaahhhhh!!!"

Susan - "Words just cannot express how much Iím enjoying this."

Londo - "Everybodyís cute. Even me. But in purple, Iím stunning!"

Delenn - "And so it begins."

Garibaldi - "And just let me say, Ambassador, from the bottom of my heart. Hot pink is definitely your color."

Sinclair - "We find meaning where we can."

Mind War

Catherine - "Iíve been around the block a few times."

Catherine - "What could go wrong?"

Sinclair, to Bester - "Get out of my head."

Sinclair - "I donít like people rummaging around in my head."

Bester - "That information is on a need to know basis, Commander. And you donít need to know."

GíKar - "Sigma 957 is not a healthy place. Strange things happen there."

GíKar - "Let me pass along to you the one thing I have learned about this place: ĎNo one here is exactly what he appearsí."

Ironheart - "Only 1 in 1000 humans has telepathic abilities. Only 1 in 10,000 telepaths has telekinetic abilities. And half of them are clinically insane."

Bester - "Anatomically impossible, Mr. Garibaldi. But youíre welcome to try."

Sinclair - "Mister, I donít care if you had a personal message complete with stone tablets."

Susan - "Good old Psi Corps. You people never cease to amaze me. All the moral fiber of Jack the Ripper. What do you do in your spare time? Juggle babies over a fire pit? ĎOops! There goes another calculated riskí."
Psi Cop - "Youíre not helping the situation."
Susan - "Lady, you are the situation!"

Ironheart - "There is no more Jason. I am something ... else."

Ironheart - "Talia. I have become. In memory of love, I give you a gift. The only gift I have to give. Goodbye Commander. Iíll see you again, in a million years."

Bester - "Be seeing you, Commander."

GíKar - "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

***note *** the penny at the end in 1st close-up flips between frames!!!

The War Prayer

Attacker - "Stay away from Earth, freak!"

Mayan - "It was a shadow. That is all that I know."

Kiron - "I am to marry the ugliest woman on Centauri Prime. And Aria is betrothed to a man who is old enough to be her grandfather."
Londo - "Ugly and old, yes. Then their families must be rich and powerful. I commend your parents on fine choices. But I still donít see the problem?!"

Kiron - "We donít want to marry anyone else. We love each other."
Londo - "Love! What does love have to do with marriage?"

Kosh - "We take no interest in the affairs of others."

Londo - "Love! Pah! Over-rated!"

Londo - "Look. These are my three wives. Pestilence, Famine, and Death. Do you think I married them for their personalities? Their personalities could shatter entire planets!"

Londo - "If you need me, Iíll be in the casino."

GíKar - "So much for Babylon 5ís highly vaunted justice!"

Susan - "Considering the situation, Mr. Garibaldi, Iíd think youíd have your mind on something other than my new look."

Mayan - "Ambassador, I have traveled far and seen much, and what I have seen is that all sentient beings are defined by their capacity and their need for love."
Londo - "She will learn to live without it."
Mayan - "As you did?"

Londo - "We cannot turn our back on tradition."
Vir - "Oh, damn tradition!"

Londo - "My shoes are too tight."
Vir - "Excuse me?"
Londo - "Something my father said. He was old, very old at the time. I went into his room and he was sitting alone, in the dark, crying. So I asked him what was wrong. He said ĎMy shoes are too tight, but it doesnít matter because I have forgotten how to dance.í I never understood what that meant until now. My shoes are too tight, and I have forgotten how to dance."
Vir - "I donít understand."
Londo - "Nor should you."

Sinclair - "I served on the line. We had a motto there -- the only good alienís a dead alien."

And the Sky Full of Stars

Franklin - "What about you, Ambassador? What did you do during the war?"
Delenn - "A topic for another time. Good day, Doctor."

Sinclair - "Stay in formation. Hold the line. No one gets through no matter what!"
Mitchell - "Alpha leader, you have a Minbari on your tail. Iím on him. Targeting fighter."
Sinclair - "Mitchell. Stay in formation. It might be a -- Oh my God! Itís a trap! Mitchell!!!"

Sinclair - "What the hell is going on around here?"

Sinclair - "Who are you?"

Knight Two - "Itís Shadow play, without form or substance."

Sinclair - "Why are you doing this?"

Sinclair - "What are you doing here? What do you want?"

Sinclair - "For years afterwards, whenever I saw a Minbari, I had to fight the urge to strangle them with my bare hands."

Sinclair - "Not like this! Not like this! If I go out, Iím taking you bastards with me!"

Delenn - "Do you remember anything from your experience?"
Sinclair - "Not a thing."

Sinclair - "What is it that they donít want me to remember? I have to find out. I have to."

DeathWalker

Kosh, to Talia - "I wish to engage your services."

Kosh, to Talia - "We will meet in Red 3 at the hour of scampering."

NaíToth - "DeathWalker! DeathWalker! DeathWalker!"

NaíToth - "Let me go! She must die! She is DeathWalker!"

Sinclair - "We want to help you, but you have to tell us why."
NaíToth - "It is ShaníKar. The Blood Oath."

NaíToth - "I smell my grandfatherís blood on her hands. I tell you it is she!"

Kosh - "Understanding is a three-edged sword."

Senator Hidoshi - "All information on this matter is on a need to know basis. And you donít need to know. Have a pleasant day."

Kosh - "We shall commence again tomorrow at the hour of longing."

Kosh - "You seek meaning?"
Talia - "Yes."
Kosh - "Then listen to the music, not the song."

JhaíDur - "Not like us? You will become us!"

Sinclair - "Sorry Ambassador. We thought it best to handle matters quietly."
Londo - "Ah. Great job."

Gíkar - "The Narn Regime is noted for its keen sense of justice."

Sinclair - "Why?"
Kosh - "You are not ready for immortality."

Believers

Kosh - "The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote."

Sinclair, to Dr Franklin - "I should ask for your resignation right now."

Survivors

Susan - "Does something about this surprise you, Mr. Garibaldi?"
Garibaldi - "Nothing the government does surprises me."
Susan - "Thatís a very Russian attitude. I commend you."

Kemmer - "Nolan, who planted the bomb?"
Nolan - "It was Gari...baldi."

Susan, to Kemmer - "You are going to resist, I hope."

Susan - "Request denied. Have a nice day."

Garibaldi - "Youíre being awfully generous. Any particular reason?"
Londo - "Youíre a very suspicious man, Garibaldi. But yes, there is a reason. We are alike, you and I. We are both ... as you say Ďodd man outí. I have been in your place. I can feel your pain. And it would give me some small pleasure that things can work out, even for us."

Garibaldi - "I didnít know you cared."
GíKar - "Frankly, I donít."

GíKar - "The universe is run by the complex interweaving of three complex elements. Energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest."

Sinclair - "Itís not justice you want, Major. Itís blood."

Kemmer - "Drunk again, Uncle Mike?"

By Any Means Necessary

Sinclair - "We have an illegal strike on our hands."

GíKar, to Londo - "You left your door unlocked, Ambassador. Careless of you. I thought it best to sit here and guard your room until your return."

Zento - "Weíve cut away the fat, but weíve left the muscle, and bone."
Connally - "I think we know where the fat went."

Sinclair - "Are you telling me this is about a flower?"

Connally - "Stuff it."

Susan - "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3"
Garibaldi - "Two, One. So, what did I miss?"

Garibaldi - "I hope you know what youíre doing, Jeff."

Sinclair - "You should never hand someone a gun unless youíre sure where theyíll point it."

Zento - "You wonít get away with this!"
Sinclair - "I think Ms Connelly said it best. ĎStuff ití."

GíKar - "Commander, you are a far more spiritual man than I gave you credit for."

Hidoshi, to Sinclair - "Today you have made new enemies."

Signs and Portents

Susan - "Why does my mouth always taste like old carpet in the morning?"
Computer - "Unknown. Checking medical logs."

Susan - "Sleeping is not the problem. Waking up ... Thatís the problem. Iíve always had a hard time waking up when itís dark outside."
Sinclair - "But in space, itís always dark."
Susan - "I know ... I know."

Guard - "Find anything interesting?"
Morden - "Yes."

Londo - "I have already pushed it."
GíKar - "I pushed it again."

Londo and GíKar - "Now look what you made me do!"

Morden - "What do you want?"
GíKar - "What do I want for supper? What do I want to do this evening?"

Lord Kiro - "Sheís been wrong before. On my first birthday, she said that someday Iíd be killed by Shadows."
Londo - "Shadows?"

Delenn - "What is the purpose of your question, Mr. Morden is it?"
Morden - "The question is its own purpose, Ambassador."

Delenn - "Theyíre here."

Londo - "What do you want?"
Morden - "Thatís what I was going to ask you! What do YOU want?"
Londo - "You are a lunatic. Go away. Pester someone else."

Ladira - "The Shadows! The Shadows are coming for him!"

Ladira - "It doesnít matter. The Shadows have come for Lord Kiro. The Shadows have come for us all."

TKO

Koslov - "I am a Rabbi. When I see a Jew denying one of our most basic traditions, I meddle."

Susan - "Uncle Josef! Stay; help me sit Shiva."

Grail

Sinclair - "Heís probably the only true seeker we have."
Delenn - "Then perhaps you do not know yourself as well as you think."

Garibaldi - "No boom?"
Sinclair - "No boom."
Susan - "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. Thereís always a boom tomorrow."

Eyes

Lennier - "Sexual prowess and rebellion!"

Sinclair - "Enough people have played with my brain already this year."

Grey - "Youíre very charming, in an odd sort of way."

Col. Ari Ben Zayn - "Iím assuming command of Babylon 5."

Susan - "Itís good to have things back to normal."

Legacies

Garibaldi - "Sounds like War Drums to me."

Susan - "Letís take care of one crisis at a time."

Susan - "Thereís nothing more annoying than Mr. Garibaldi when heís right."

NaíToth - "I hope this is not a sign of some human frailty."
Susan - "Why donít you check her teeth while youíre at it?"
NaíToth - "Think thatís a good idea?"
Susan - "I suggest you leave, NaíToth. Promptly."

Talia - "All right, Alyssa. What do you want?" (prophetic, no?)

Alyssa - "Is there something going on around here about a dead body?"

Neroon - "You talk like a Minbari, Commander."

Alyssa - "There was one other thing. A word. Chrysalis."

A Voice in the Wilderness, part 1

Talia - "It seems like every time I get into the tube, Mr. Garibaldi is there. Itís like he knows."
Sinclair - "Mr. Garibaldiís many things, but heís not omniscient."
Talia - "I think Iíll take the stairs."
Sinclair - "I think Iíll join you."

Susan - "Donít go anywhere."
Dr Tasaki - "Donít go anywhere? As if we could."

Tasaki - "What better way to go out than in the cause of advancing scientific knowledge?"
Susan - "Is this a multiple choice question? Cuz I have some ideas."

Londo - "Obviously what I consider a tent, you consider a pocket."

Londo - "If the Narns all stood together in one place and hated all at the same time, that hatred could fly across dozens of light years and reduce Centauri Prime to a ball of ash. That is how much they hate us."

Draal - "Quickly. What is the third principal of sentient life?"
Delenn - "Draal!"
Draal - "Incorrect answer."

Delenn, to Draal - "When you leave here, I will never see you again."
Draal - "I am afraid so."

Susan - "Take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra: Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanovaís recommendations. Ivanova is God. And if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out. Babylon control out. Just kidding about the God part. No offense!"

Londo - "Ahh Mr. Garibaldi. Off-duty, I see. Water. Fascinating. I never touch the stuff myself."

Londo - "You looked like you needed a friend."
Garibaldi - "I did. Thanks."
Londo - "Youíre welcome. Now, I go to spread happiness through the rest of the station. It is a terrible responsibility, but I have learned to live with it."

Londo - "Here, 6000 years of recorded history. A history which includes remarkable composers, astonishing symphonies, but what is the one song that half of them sing to their children generation after generation?
"You put your right hand in, you take your right hand out, you put your whole self in and you turn yourself about. You do the Hokey Pokey and you give a little shout. Thatís what itís all about.
"It does not mean anything. Iíve been studying it for seven days. I had the computer analyze it. I swear to you: it does not mean a thing!"

Draal - "I rather enjoyed the song."
Delenn - "Donít tell him."
Draal - "Youíre sure?"
Delenn - "Trust me."

Varn - "Help me, or your people - all your people - will die."

Susan - "Itís a Russian thing. When weíre about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity, for future reference."

A Voice in the Wilderness, part 2

Sinclair - "Enjoy your accommodations, Captain. Iíll do everything I can to make sure your stay here is a brief one. Thatís all."

Bar Moron #1 - "Like my Granddad used to say, Ďnuke Ďem til they glow, then shoot Ďem in the darkí."

Susan - "You really want to know whatís going on down there?"
Londo - "Yes."
Susan - "Boom. Boom, boom, boom. Boom! Have a nice day."
Londo - "You can never get a straight answer from anyone around here!"

Susan - "Worst case of testosterone poisoning Iíve ever seen."

Varn - "Itís not for them! Not for this time!"

Londo - "Perhaps it is time to return to old habits."

Londo - "Who said the good old days were gone, eh? Now, uh, landing thrusters. Ah, if I were a landing thruster, which one of these would I be?"

Garibaldi - "Some things are better left buried."

Babylon Squared

Sinclair - "Iíll notify your next of kin."
Garibaldi - "4, 3, 2, 1."
Susan - "GARIBALDI! Youíre a dead man!!!"

Sinclair - "B4."
Susan - "B4 as in Babylon 4?"

Delenn - "Summoned, I come. In Valenís name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the Darkness and the Light."

Sinclair - "Anything else unusual happen before the station vanished?"
Major - "Yeah. This. Says his name is Zathras."

Zathras - "Not the One."
Sinclair - "Not the One what?"

Zathras - "Great war. Terrible war. Much killings. Everyone fighting. Great darkness. It is the end of everything. Zathras warn, but no one listen to poor Zathras. Great war. But great hope of peace."

Zathras - "Must have, or it is the end of all. The One needs us. The One tells us to go, we go. We live for the One, we would die for the One."

Zathras - "It is the One."

Zathras - "You must listen to Zathras. You have a Destiny. Go. Please. Go for Zathras."

Zathras - "Zathras knew you would not leave him. Zathras trusts the One."

Old Sinclair - "I tried. I tried to warn them, but it all happened. Just the way I remembered."

Grey Council - "We are surrounded by Signs and Portents."

Quality of Mercy

Londo - "Why?"
Lennier - "In Minbari culture, we are taught that it is an honor to help another save face."
Londo - "But Delenn--.?"
Lennier - "Will know better, but will not inquire, out of respect. Good day, Ambassador."
Londo - "Lennier. Thank you. If you ever need anything from me --"
Lennier - "There is one thing. When we were at the gaming table, somehow a ... part of you ... reached out for the cards?"
Londo - "Yes, yes?"
Lennier - "What was that?"

Londo - "They are a strange people, but theyíre okay."

Chrysalis

Petrov - "You gotta stop em! Theyíre gonna kill him. Theyíre gonna kill --"
Garibaldi - "Kill who?"

Sinclair - "Look. Do you wanna get married or donít you?"
Catherine - "Yes."
Sinclair - "Well. Good."

Londo - "This is like .. being nibbled to death by. Uh, what are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet, go Ďquackí?"
Vir - "Cats."
Londo - "Cats. This is like being nibbled to death by cats."

Londo - "There is a time when you look into a mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be, and you accept it, or you kill yourself."

Delenn - "Goodbye. You will not see me again as I am now."

Londo - "Is there something wrong with your hearing?"
Vir - "No, itís just for a moment, I thought I had entered an alternate universe."

GíKar - "Thereís someone else out there, NaíToth."

Garibaldi - "Theyíre going to kill the President at the transfer point on IO!

Kosh - "And so it begins. You have ... forgotten something."
Sinclair - "Delenn!"

Sinclair - "What is it?"
Lennier - "A Chrysalis. She is changing."
Sinclair - "Into what?"
Lennier - "I donít know."

GíKar - "Expect me when you see me."

Sinclair - "Nothingís the same anymore."