Favorite Quotes
Season 3 Episode 16: War Without End, Part 1

Zathras:  Zathras is used to being beast of burden for other peoples' needs.  Very sad life, probably have very sad death.  But at least there is symmetry.

Sinclair:  Ready?
Delenn:  Why is it that your people always ask that right before you're about to do something massively unwise?

Season 3 Episode 17: War Without End, Part 2

Delenn:  They're allowing us one last moment together before... It's alright, John.  I accepted this fate a long time ago.  They cannot harm me.  I'm not afraid.  Not if you are with me.  Our son is safe, that's all that matters.  John, I love you.

Delenn:  You told me long ago that you had seen this moment in our future but until now I never really believed.  John, there's so much ahead of you.  So many changes, so much pain and grief.  I look in your eyes now and I see the innocence that went away so many years ago.

Delenn:  The war is never completely won.  There are always new battles to be fought against the darkness.  Only the names change.  But we... we achieved everything that we set out to achieve.  We created something that will endure for a thousand years.  But the price, John... the terrible, terrible price...

Delenn:  This future can only be changed by surrenduring to the Shadows, and that price is too high to pay.

Londo:  We all have our keepers, you see.
Londo:  My life is almost over.  My world, all I hoped for, gone.  You to are my last chance for this place, for my people, for my own redemption.  There is a ship hidden behind the palace.  My guard will take you there.  In exchange for your lives all I ask is that you and your allies help to free my people.  I can do nothing more for them.

Londo:  We have unfinished business between us, G'Kar.  Let us make and end of it quickly, before it stops me.  I am as tired of my life as you are.

Delenn:  Treasure the moments you have, savor them for as long as you can, for they will never come back again.  John, listen to me: Do not go to Z'ha'dum!  Do you understand?  DO NOT GO TO Z'HA'DUM!!!

Zathras:  No one ever listens to Zathras.  "Quite mad," they say.  It is good that Zathras does not mind.  He's even grown to like.  Ah, yes.

Ivanova:  C'mon, find what you're looking for and let's get outta here, we're running out of time!
Zathras:  Cannot run out of time.  There is infinite time!  You are finite.  Zathras is finite.  This... is wrong tool.  No... no... not good... no... never use this...

Marcas:  But if you're here... who's running around out there in a blue suit?

Sinclair:  Babylon 4 to Garibaldi... Babylon 4 to Shuttle 1... Garibaldi do you read me?  Watch your back, Michael!  Watch your back!
Computer:  Target is outside of communications range.  Unable to make contact.
Sinclair:  Michael...
<<< BACK
The One
Marcus:  Entil'Zah, you always said half a truth was worse than a lie.

Sinclair:  Zathras, something I don't understand.  You said you followed The One, but the one you pointed to was...
Zathras:  ...was Delenn.  Yes, Zathras knew.  Zathras is oldest living caretaker of Great Machine.  One hundred ten years old.  Zathras has studied the Great Machine.  Knows things even Draal does not know yet.  And I know you.  And I know you.  And I know you.  All Minbari belief is around three.  Three castes: Worker, Warrior, Religious.  Three languages: Light, Dark, Grey.  The nine of the Grey Council.  Three times three.  All is three.  As you are three.  As you are one.  As you are The One.  You are The One who was.  You are The One who is.  You are The One who will be.  You are the beginning of the story, and the middle of the story, and the end of the story that creates the next great story.

Delenn:  That door is closed forever.  But it is not the only one.  Lennier told you that 1000 years ago Human and Minbari souls began to merge.  Minbari souls were being born in human bodies.  Something happened that opened that door between us.  My change was, in part, to even the scales and restore balance between our races using the device my people had discovered 1000 years ago.  You see, if my people had found Babylon 4 with a human on board, they would have never accepted it.
Marcus:  Dear God, a Minbari not born of Minbari...

Sinclair:  I welcome you and present this place to you as a gift.  I am called Valen, and we have much work ahead of us.

Season 3 Episode 18:  Walkabout

Londo:  And what guaruntees will you give me that the cruiser will not open fire on a Centauri vessel as it approaches Babylon 5?
Garibaldi:  The same guaruntee I gave when I said none of the other Narns would break into your quarters in the middle of the night and slit your throat.
Londo:  Mr. Garibaldi, you have never given me that promise!
Garibaldi:  You're right.  Sleep tight, Ambassador.

Na'Kol:  Breen!  You've managed to import breen from Homeworld!  How?
G'Kar:  It isn't actually breen.
Na'Kol:  The smell, the taste...
G'Kar:  It's an Earth food.  They are called Swedish meatballs.  It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs.  I suspect it's one of those
great universal mysteries which will never be explained or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

Sheridan:  So now I understand, for all intents and purposes you are to take Kosh's place.  You will occupy his quarters and we are to refer to you by his name when we're in public.  Is
that correct?
Vorlon:  (Nods)
Sheridan:  Ah, then we'll show you the way.  Ivanova will brief you on anything you need to know.  Ah, before you go... your government neglected to tell me your name.  How should I
refer to you when we're alone?
Vorlon:  Kosh.
Sheridan:  Yes, I understand that's how we're to refer to you publicly, but privately?
Vorlon:  Kosh.
Ivanova:  Ambassador, Kosh is dead.
Vorlon:  We are all Kosh.
Sheridan:  Well, he's a Vorlon alright.
Ivanova:  Yup.

Franklin:  As a Foundationist, I was always taught that if you're not careful, you can lose yourself in the world.  You get too busy with things, not busy enough with yourself.  Spendyour
days and nights living someone else's agendas, fighting someone else's battles and doing the work you're supposed to be doing, but every day there's less and less of you in
it all.  'Till one day you come to a fork in the road, and because you're distracted, you're not thinking.  You lose yourself.  You go right, and the rest of you, the really
important part of you, goes left.  And you don't even know that you've done it until you realize, you finally realize, that you don't have any idea who you are when you're not
doing all those things. 
Garibaldi:  Stephen, you don't really believe there are two of you.  Do you?
Franklin:  No, it's a metaphor.  There isn't literally another me walking around the station but the principle is real.  I realized I didn't have any idea who I was when I wasn't being a doctor
and I think I was using the stims to avoid facing that.  Now I gotta fix it.
Garibaldi:  How?
Franklin:  By going Walkabout.  You just leave everything, and you start walking.  I mean, the Foundation adopted the idea from the aborigines back on Earth.  The theory is, if you're
seperated from yourself you start walking and you keep walking 'till you meet yourself.  Then you sit down and you have a long talk.  Talk about everything that you've
learned, everything that you've felt and you talk until you run out of words...  now that's vital!  Because the real important things can't be said.  And then, if you're lucky, you
look up and there's just you.  Then you can go home.
Garibaldi:  Do you know how crazy this sounds?  You're a doctor, a scientist.
Franklin:  And?
Garibaldi:  And, what?
Franklin:  Exactly.

Sheridan:  War doesn't tolerate ambiguity.

Garibaldi:  I brought back your damn book!
G'Kar:  Surely this can wait until...
Garibaldi:  After all, why should I care what's in it if you don't?
G'Kar:  You're not making sense.
Garibaldi:  No?  What the hell is that Narn ship still doing here?
G'Kar:  Ah!  I discussed the situation with Warleader Na'Kal.  He felt it was better to conserve our resources. 
Garibaldi:  Did he?  Well, how practical of him!
G'Kar:  Oh, now...
Garibaldi:  No, no, no!  Never mind.  You're right.  He's right.  Everybody's right.  Let's just look out for ourselves.  When that cruiser popped out of hyperspace, we should've done the
same thing.  We should have just let the Centauri take custody of it in the first place instead of sending out our ships and our pilots to defend it.
G'Kar:  Well, he doesn't want to go.
Garibaldi:  Of course he doesn't.  It's easy to fight when you've got a lot of ships to work with.  The real crunch comes when you're down to almost nothing.  Then you either play it safe
and you probably lose it all or you take a chance.  After everything we've been through with your people Sheridan was crazy to send our pilots out to fight for your ship. 
They didn't want to go, they didn't want to get blown out of the sky and leave B5 defenseless, and they sure as hell didn't want to die!    But they did it because Sheridan told
them to do it and because it was right. 
G'Kar:  This time it is possible he could be wrong.
Garibaldi:  Yeah, it's possible.  But you don't follow an order because you know for sure it's gonna work out.  You do what your told because your CO has the moral authority that says
you may not come back.  But the cause is just and fair and necessary.  That's why Sheridan's out there and, damn it, that's where that cruiser should be too!  It's not
Na'Kal's decision, G'Kar.  He doesn't see the big picture.  You do.  So in my book and your book that makes it your responsibility.  Deal with it.