These are the Quotes of the Day for April.
Admiral William Adama: In your opinion, off the record, what was Garner's flaw?
Major Lee Adama: He was used to working with machines. Command is about people.
Admiral Adama: Remember that, as you take command of "The Beast." Garner was my decision; His failures, my responsibility. Don't let me fail a second time. Congratulations, Commander.
There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.
--Commander William Adama
Commander Lee Adama: "Doesn't make a lot of sense, does it?"
Captain Kara Thrace: "You should hear the way my brain works sometimes. Are we okay?"
Adama: "...you have a brain?"
Lt Kara Thrace - Zak failed basic flight. His technique was sloppy, and he had no feel for flying.
Captain Lee Adama - Why are you telling me this now?
Thrace - It's the end of the world, Lee. I thought I should confess my sins.
"Are they the lucky ones? That's what you're thinking, isn't it? We're a long way from home. We've jumped way beyond the red line, into unchartered space. Limited supplies, limited fuel. No allies, and now, no hope? Maybe it would have been better for us to have died quickly, back on the Colonies with our families, instead of dying out here slowly, in the emptiness of dark space. Where shall we go? What shall we do? Life here began out there. Those are the first words of the sacred scrolls, and they were told to us by the Lords of Kobol, many countless centuries ago. And they made it perfectly clear that we are not alone in this universe."
--Commander William Adama (Miniseries)
Specialist Cally - Can't the chief's in there.
-- (Miniseries deleted scene)
"Each of us plays a role; each time a different role. Maybe the last time I was the interrogator and you were the prisoner. The players change, the story remains the same. And this time – this time – your role is to deliver my soul unto God. Do it for me. It's your destiny. And mine. (PAUSE) And I told you I had a surprise for you. Are you ready? You are going to find Kobol, birthplace of us all. Kobol will lead you to Earth. This is my gift to you, Kara."
-- Leoben Conoy (Flesh and Bone)
"There will be that time in your life where you have to make that tough decision. Don't flinch. If you do, there will be more boys going out that airlock, so promise me when the time comes, don't flinch."
-- Admiral Helena Cain (Resurrection Ship, Part II)
Doctor Cottle: Your doctor back on Caprica was right, it's too damn late to operate. The cancer is too far in advance. All we can do is now is try and shrink the tumor with gamma treatments and follow that up with IV cis-Diloxin. Did he explain to you the side effects of Diloxin?
President Laura Roslin: Hair loss, nausea, muscle degeneration. I watched my mother endure two years of Diloxin before she died. I would like to explore alternate treatments.
Roslin: Witty. Have you heard of chamalla extract?
Cottle: Oh Gods, you're one of those.
Roslin: What if it works?
Cottle: All evidence on chamalla is anecdotal. It's nothing but a bunch of loose talk and false hope.
Roslin: I'd take that as a yes.
Cottle: All right. I'll put out a med request to the civilian Fleet. Maybe there's some other wide eyed dreamer out there with a secret horde of chamalla extract in their luggage...And for what it's worth, I would seriously consider prayer.
Specialist Cally: Chief, my shift's over if you need help...
Chief Galen Tyrol: Get away.
Cally: I'm not sorry I shot her. If I had the chance I would do it again. She played you from day one, she shot the old man, she tried to drag you down with her.
Tyrol: I don't trust you...this is what I trust.
"The Cylon War is long over. Yet we must not forget the reasons why so many sacrificed so much in the cause of freedom. The cost of wearing the uniform can be high, but... Sometimes it's too high. You know, when we fought the Cylons, we did it to save ourselves from extinction, but we never answered the question "Why?". Why are we as a people worth saving? We still commit murder because of greed and spite and jealousy. And we still visit all of our sins upon our children. We refuse to accept the responsibility for anything that we've done, like we did with the Cylons. We decided to play God, create life. When that life turned against us, we comforted ourselves in the knowledge that it really wasn't our fault. Not really. You cannot play God then wash your hands of the things that you've created. Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done anymore."
--Commander William Adama (Miniseries)
William Adama: Yeah, my father used to break pencils before going into court, and then borrow one from the clerk. "Break preconceptions, work with what you have."
Laura Roslin: You know, I like that. Let me see…
Roslin breaks a pencil
Laura Roslin: That's good…. But what happens if the moderator doesn't have a pencil?
William Adama: Then you're pretty screwed.
Colonel Tigh: She carries three hundred fighters. Has two long range mega pulsars... here... and here. And over a hundred defensive laser turrets. She's an orbiting killer... capable of destroying every ship we have... including the Galactica.
Starbuck: (to Boomer) That's what I like about the Colonel... his optimism.
"What I can’t do is I can’t let someone who wears this uniform get up on the witness stand and lie under oath. And that’s what your man did. He either lied the first time or he lied the second time. And it doesn’t matter. He’s guilty, and he’ll pay the price. You? You’ll pay a different price. You’ll have to walk out on that hangar every day knowing that one of your men is in the brig because you couldn’t keep your fly zipped. You are the most experienced non-commissioned officer we have left. You keep my planes flying. I need my planes to fly."
-- William Adama to Chief Tyrol (Litmus)
Baltar: Break off the attack.
Lucifer: Baltar, I believe my sound sensor mishears you.
Baltar: I said break off the attack.
Apollo (mockingly): Ah, that smarts. (walks over to Starbuck on crutches) That smarts. But I. Don't. Care.
Starbuck: You don't care?
Apollo: I don't care. Because your pain is my entertainment. (hands crutches over to Kara) Your Crutches of Death, sir. Use them wisely.
It is true in the light of recent events, the President may have lost support in some quarters. I would ask the people to understand that if this is an extreme decision, we live in extreme times. The decision has been made with good faith. I, however, cannot with good conscience support it. I am so sorry, Madame President, but the Cylons have no understanding of the meaning of the word "freedom". How could they? They're programmed...machines. Every time you take away one of our freedoms, every time we restrict or curtail one of our rights, we become one step closer to being like them. As the Vice-President, I am bound to follow the administration's lead; As President, I should have no such strictures. Given the current situation, I'm afraid that I have no alternative but to announce that I am, as of now, a candidate for the Presidency.
-- Vice-President Gaius Baltar (The Captain's Hand)
Starbuck: I had this, uh, wonderful speech all prepared --
Cassiopeia: About this being your last night here? About possibly not seeing another night as beautiful as this one, or another girl as beautiful as I am, ever again?
Starbuck: Yeah, well, that speech is a little better than the one I had. Would you mind if I borrowed it on some future occasion?
Kara Thrace: "Out-of-the-box" is where I live.
"This is his command. His orders are still the word of the Gods on board this ship. Just so we're clear. This will be Adama's command until the day he dies. And we are not going to let him die. So say we all."
-- Colonel Saul Tigh (Scattered)
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