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Quotes:March

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These are the Quotes of the Day for March.


Commander William Adama: Every man has to decide for themselves which side they are on.

Captain Lee Adama: I didn't know we were picking sides. (walks off)
Commander Adama: That's why you haven't picked one yet.

--Bastille Day


"There's no such thing as coincidence. God wills the universe according to his design." --Number Three (A Measure of Salvation)


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


"I have to prove [I'm a person] every day. Let me tell you something, Helo. My people may die. My entire race may be wiped out. But this Cylon will keep her word, even if it means she's the last Cylon left in the universe. Can a human being do that?"
-- Sharon Agathon (A Measure of Salvation)


"Do you know how useless prayer is? Chanting, and singing, and mucking about with old half-remembered lines of bad poetry? And you know what it gets you? Exactly nothing."
--Brother Cavil (Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I)


"I'm not sure if you're aware, Tom, but the mob isn't usually in the habit of electing ungodly apostates who denigrate people of faith."
--Gaius Baltar (Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I)


"Admiral I can't tell you what a genuine pleasure it is to hear your voice. This is Gaius Baltar."
--Gaius Baltar (The Eye of Jupiter)


Gaius Baltar: I knew it. I knew it. I always knew I was different.

[ Her hands caress his face, come down to his neck. ]
Baltar: Special. Maybe a little gifted. Oh...
[ The Six o­n his left begins to draw blood. ]
Baltar: Ah...ah... ah! That was a bit rough, actually. That hurts.
[ All three of them begin to scratch him deeply. ]
Baltar: Aah! Aah! What's wrong?
Number Six o­n his left: You are, Gaius. You're not Cylon, you're human. And you're dead!
[ She pushes him under; the pod becomes a deep and dark pool; she follows him down, kissing him. ]

--Taking a Break From All Your Worries


[ Starbuck gives a last minute pep talk to the pilots ]

"Remember, we're all flying solo on this mission. So that means there'll be nobody there to bitch slap you if you start to get tired or start seeing little toasters on your wing."

-- Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (The Passage)


Chief Galen Tyrol: But how do you know I'm human?

Brother Cavil: Oh, well, maybe because I'm a Cylon, and I've never seen you at any of the meetings.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I


President Laura Roslin: I'm going to wipe the floor with you, Gaius.

Vice President Gaius Baltar: You must be losing your mind again.
Roslin: If that's the best you can come up with, you're in a lot of trouble. Good luck.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I


Tory Foster: Madam President, in my opinion, people vote their hopes, not their fears. Baltar is offering them what they want to hear, and you're offering them a bitter reality.

President Laura Roslin: I'm offering them the truth.
Foster: They don't want to hear the truth. They're tired, exhausted. The idea of stopping, laying down their burdens, and starting a new life right now is what is resonating with the voters.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I


"You're born, you live and you die. There are no do-overs, no second chances to make things right if you frak 'em up the first time. Not in this life anyway. [...] Like I said, you make your choices and you live with them. And in end you are those choices."
-- Kendra Shaw (Razor)


Galen Tyrol: What do we do now, Captain?

Kara Thrace: Same thing we always do. Fight 'em 'til we can't.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


[...] I think all of us have had teachers who have made a profound impact on our lives. History is full of examples of leaders who have come from the most humble beginnings, and have risen to meet the challenge posed by cataclysmic events. It's very easy to be sitting there in your armchairs ... criticize Laura Roslin for the tough decisions that she has to make every day - especially if you're someone like Tom Zarek, who's never shouldered any real responsibility in your life. To be fair to Tom, how could he? He's been in prison for the last twenty years. Now that he's had a drastic personality makeover, he's posing like he's the savior to all your ills! I think you all have a short memory, really. ... What I have to say is, we must survive, and we will survive. And we will do so through the values that have made our colonies great: courage, truth, justice, liberty, with a firm and deep resolve to make tomorrow better, not just for ourselves, but for our children.
-- Gaius Baltar defending President Roslin (Colonial Day)


Doctor Cottle: You're done here. I'm kickin' you out of here and sending you back to work.

Specialist Cally: Work? Like this?
Cottle: You gotta love a woman who can complain even with her jaw wired shut.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


"...How the two of you have survived this long, I will never know."
--Admiral Helena Cain (Resurrection Ship, Part I)


Cavil (Fleet copy): Hey, I'm not a frakkin' Cylon... (sees the Caprica copy of himself in the cell)

Cavil: Oh. Okay, then.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


"Yesterday, you showed me that you're capable of setting aside your fear, setting aside your hesitation, and even your revulsion. Every natural inhibition that, during battle, can mean the difference between life and death. (opens folding knife.) When you can be this for as long as you have to be, then you're a razor. (closes knife.) This war is forcing us all to become razors. Because if we don't, we don't survive. And then we don't have the luxury of becoming simply human again. Do you understand me?"
--Admiral Helena Cain (Razor)


"I can't believe I married a moron."
--Kara Thrace (Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II)


"Judgment Day."
--Baltar's Internal Six to Gaius Baltar (Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II)


Admiral Adama: You're not listening.

President Baltar: I don't have to listen. I'm the President.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


William Adama: I've been going through Cain's log and from a tactical perspective it's hard to find fault in anything she did. Or that Kendra Shaw did.

Lee Adama: They butchered innocent civilians, Dad. Come on. How can you ignore that?
William Adama: I know that I didn't have to face any of the situations that she did. I had the President in my face, arguing for the survival of the civilian fleet. I've Colonel Tigh keeping me honest, balancing my morality and my tactics. And I had you. Now...you don't have any children, so you might not understand this, but you see yourself reflected in their eyes. And there are some things that I've thought of doing with this fleet, but I've stopped myself, because I knew I'd have to face you the following day.

-- Razor


[ After finding that the Cylons have left Caprica ]

Cavil (Caprica copy): Thank the gods! It's a miracle!

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


Commander William Adama: I thought we were in the Tomb of Athena.

Lieutenant Kara Thrace: I think that was just the lobby.

--Home, Part II--


Gaius Baltar: I see it as my patriotic duty to lead this fleet to a new world. That world is New Caprica.
--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


"She has needs, just like the rest of us. No one can survive entirely on their own. Trust me Lieutenant, in the end, we're all just human."
-- Gina Inviere about Helena Cain (Razor)


Sharon Valerii (Caprica copy): They killed my baby. Do you think I care about you, or the admiral, or us anymore?

Karl Agathon: Sharon, I love you and I'm not giving up this frakkin' easy after everything!

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


[ Assessing Pegasus's previous commanders ]

Kendra Shaw: Fisk was a black market sell-out. Piece of garbage. Unworthy of the uniform. Garner was a martinet who tried to micromanage this ship like it was some balky piece of machinery. [...] You're a step up. That doesn't change the fact that you're an outsider who was brought in to clean up our mess. Or the impression that your daddy just gave you a battlestar; like he was tossing you the keys to a new car.

-- Razor


Kara Thrace: Hope for the best, plan for the worst, as my mom the sergeant-major used to say.

Kendra Shaw: That all she taught you?
Kara Thrace: Fear gets you killed; anger keeps you alive.
Kendra Shaw: Admiral Cain said the same thing. She said to me once, "If you can be this" (opening the blade) "for as long as you have to be, you're a razor." A weapon can't feel fear, has no regrets. It just is.
Kara Thrace: Noticed you would've gotten along just fine. Of course, my mom was full of crap about a lot of things. Held on to her anger so tight that at the end, that's all she had left. She died alone. You ask me, fear, anger -- two sides of the same coin. You gotta let go of both.

-- Razor


Admiral William Adama: Do we steal the results of a democratic election or not? Because if we do this we're criminals. Unindicted maybe, but criminals all the same.

President Laura Roslin: Yes we are.
Adama: You won't do it. You've come this far but you won't do it.
Roslin: Excuse me?
Adama: If you do this you'll die inside, move the cancer right to your heart.

--Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II


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