These are the Quotes of the Day for October.
"This is the Admiral. You've heard the news. You know the mission. You should also know that there is only one way that this mission ends, and that's with the successful rescue of our people off of New Caprica. Look around you. Take a good look at the men and women that stand next to you. Remember their faces, for one day you will tell your children and your grandchildren that you served with such men and women as the universe has never seen. And together you accomplished a feat that will be told and retold down through the ages, and find immortality as only the Gods once knew. I'm proud to serve with you. Good hunting."
--Admiral William Adama (Exodus, Part I)
"Look, you're worried that I'm not gonna pull it out of the fire with some high-risk retina-detaching move, the way Starbuck would. Well, Kara, I'm sorry you're not suiting up. Because, believe me, everyone will feel so much better, me included, if you were riding along with us. But this isn't an ego trip, this is my job. And don't think for one moment that I will not get it done."
--Captain Lee Adama (The Hand of God)
"Actually, I do [think that my pilots deserve special consideration]. Like everyone else, my pilots have lost their families, and their friends, everyone they ever cared about. But on top of that, they're asked to put their lives on the line every single day for a fleet that seems more interested in what they do wrong than in what they do right. They're not asking for your pity, but they damn well deserve your respect."
--Captain Lee Adama (Final Cut)
"We were docking at Scorpian Fleet Shipyard. We were getting ready to go for a three-month overhaul. Most of the crew was getting ready for extended shore leave and family reunions. XO had the deck. I was down in my quarters, wrapping up some paperwork, and getting ready to pack up and go home to Tauron. And that's when the Cylons attacked. They hit the shipyard with three, maybe four nukes. Five ships, two of them battlestars, they were destroyed right there. And by the time I got back to CIC, I discovered that I'd lost over 700 men."
--Admiral Helena Cain (Pegasus)
Galen Tyrol: This is crazy. You know, we'll need to figure out whose side we're on.
Saul Tigh: Which side are we on? We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We are evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction where ever we go. I'm surprised you didn't know that.
[ After hearing that contact had been established with New Caprica ]
"It's gonna be okay. It's really gonna be okay."
"Pilots call me 'Starbuck', you may refer to me as 'God'. You have all flown before but you're about to enter a whole new world, so pay attention. We don't have any flight simulators onboard so we're putting you in the cockpit... today. This is a Viper Mark II. It's as maneuverable as a jackrabbit and can flip end for end in point-three-five seconds. You have never flown anything remotely like it so don't think that you have. Today we will be doing basic launch, approach and landing maneuvers. Anyone not paying attention is liable to end up as a puddle of something to be hosed out of the cockpit by the chief of the deck."
--Lt. Kara Thrace (Act of Contrition)
"This is the Commander. Moments ago, this ship received word of a Cylon attack against our homeworlds is under way. We do not know the size or the disposition or the strength of the enemy forces, but all indications point to a massive assault against Colonial defenses. Admiral Nagala has taken personal command of the Fleet aboard the battlestar Atlantia following the complete destruction of Picon Fleet Headquarters in the first wave of the attacks. How, why doesn't really matter now. What does matter is that as of this moment, we are at war."
--Commander William Adama (Miniseries)
Captain Lee Adama : Sir, "Apollo" is just my call sign. My name is Lee Adama.
President Laura Roslin : I know who you are, but "Captain Apollo" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Will make contact this freq every twelve hours. Prepare sitrep for command authority.
Have hope.We're coming for you.
Number Six: Your escape is a temporary one at best. We will find you.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Yeah, you can try. It's a big universe.
Number Six: You haven't addressed the real problem, of course.
Baltar: Yes, yes. There may be Cylon agents living among us, waiting to strike at any moment.
Number Six: Some may not even know they're Cylons at all. They could be sleeper agents programmed to perfectly impersonate human beings until activation.
Baltar: If there are Cylons aboard this ship, we'll find them.
Number Six: We? You're not on their side, Gaius.
Baltar: I am not on anybody's side.
"You know, sometimes I think that you've got ice water in those veins. And other times, I think you're just a naive little school teacher. I've sent men on suicide missions in two wars now, and let me tell you something. It don't make a godsdamn bit of difference whether they're riding in a Viper or walking out onto a parade ground. In the end, they're just as dead. So, take your piety, and your moralizing, and your high-minded principles, and stick 'em somewhere safe until you're off the rock and sitting in your nice, cushy chair on Colonial One again. I've got a war to fight."
--Saul Tigh to Laura Roslin about the suicide bombings on New Caprica (Precipice)
Helo: I'm not going to let you kill her. She's carrying my child.
Starbuck: My Gods, men are so painfully stupid sometimes! How do you know that?
Captain Lee Adama: I'm not suggesting that. I'm just saying we can't leave them behind. They should jump with us.
Lt. Felix Gaeta: I don't know how we're going to manage that...
Lee: We could pick a jump spot far enough outside the combat zone for—
Col. Saul Tigh: What the hell's "outside the combat zone" at this point?
Commander William Adama: (Notices Billy "flirting" with Dualla) They better start having babies.
Tigh (after a beat): Is that an order?
Adama: It may be before too long.
"I need you to know something. I'm Sharon, but I'm a different Sharon. I know who I am. I don't have hidden protocols or programs lying in wait to be activated. I make my own choices. I make my own decisions. And I need you to know this is my choice."
--The Caprica copy of Sharon Valerii (Home, Part II)
Admiral William Adama: I'll see you at the rendezvous point.
Commander Lee Adama: Eighteen hours. Try not to be late.
William Adama: I'm getting old; I'm a little slow, but I'll be there.
Lee Adama: Gods, I wish I could talk you out of this...
William Adama: You can't. You tried.
Lee Adama: You know, Dad, um...
William Adama: Don't. Don't make me cry on my own hangar deck.
"She was more than that to us. She was more than that to me. She was a vital, living person… aboard my ship for almost two years. She couldn’t have been just a machine. Could you love a machine?"
--Commander William Adama (The Farm)
Kara Thrace: Congratulations...Really, congratulations.
(Holds out hand her for Lee Adama to shake)
Kara Thrace: You deserve it.
Lee Adama: I know why I was mad at you Kara.
Kara Thrace: A simple thank you would of been sufficient.
The Cylons were created by Man.
They were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies.
And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters.
After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared.
The Cylons left for another world to call their own.
A remote space station was built where Cylon and Human could meet and maintain diplomatic relations.
Every year, the Colonials send an officer.
The Cylons send no one.
No one has seen or heard from the Cylons in over forty years.
--Opening to the Miniseries
Gina: Suicide is a sin. But I need to die!
Gaius Baltar: What you need is justice. I know a place where you can stay, where you can be safe, where I can look after you.
Gina: Why—Why would you do that?
Baltar: Because I love you.
(Kara Thrace gets out of bed, using it as a support.)
Adama (mockingly): Ah, that smarts. (walks over to Kara on crutches) That smarts. But I. Don't. Care.
Kara Thrace: You don't care?
Adama: I don't care. Because your pain is my entertainment. (hands crutches over to Thrace) Your Crutches of Death, sir. Use them wisely.
Thrace: Shut up.
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