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.
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)
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. ]
[ 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."
Chief Galen Tyrol: But how do you know I'm human?
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.
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.
"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?
[...] 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.
Cavil: Oh. Okay, then.
"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)
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.
Cavil (Caprica copy): Thank the gods! It's a miracle!
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--
Karl Agathon: Sharon, I love you and I'm not giving up this frakkin' easy after everything!
[ 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.
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.
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.
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