These are the Quotes of the Day for September.
"And the blaze pursued them, and the people of Kobol had a choice: to board the great ship, or take the high road through the rocky ridge. And the body of each tribe's leader was offered to the gods in the tomb of Athena."
—The Book of Pythia, (Home, Part I)
Commander William Adama: I didn't come here for (a debate over whether Galactica should've stayed and fought at Ragnar). I didn't come here to navel gaze. Or to catalog our mistakes. We made a decision to leave the Colonies after the attack. We made the decision. It was the right one then, it's the right one now. 'Cause every moment of every day since then... is a gift.
President Laura Roslin: From the gods.
Adama: No, from you. For convincing me that I should go. I would be dead. My son would be dead. Whatever else the cost... I won't second-guess that outcome. I think it's time to go find this...tomb of yours.
Admiral William Adama: What do you hear?
(takes a long drag) "...I hate cigarettes. Ambrosia's good with a chaser. And, if you have enough Ambrosia..." (revealing an ugly tatoo of a tiger) "...it don't hurt that much."
--Lt. Felix Gaeta (Final Cut)
"Looking at it in a post-9/11 world, brings with it a different resonance than it did (in 1978 ). It's a surprisingly dark premise. Twelve entire planets are wiped out in the pilot; entire civilizations destroyed and the survivors are on the run from the enemy. They're not heroically doing anything except trying to survive and hunting for a place called Earth... In the original version, where the characters are coming to peace, and in the version I want to tell where they are at peace, suddenly this bolt from the blue happens and it just shocks their collective psyche in a very profound way... What happens to the people in Galactica is what happened to us in September, but in several orders of magnitude larger. It's sort of like saying September 11th happens, but the only people who survive are the people inside the Twin Towers. So it feels like what we'll be able to do is play out the psychic and emotional reverberations of that kind of an apocalypse through the characters and through the series."
--Ronald D. Moore, in an interview with SFX Magazine, June 22
[ As he rips down a NCP recruitment poster ]
"If you work for the toasters, it's treason."
"Ladies and gentlemen, please. Please. We are in a laboratory. There are hazardous chemical compounds everywhere. That--that's a thermo-nuclear bomb, for frak's sake, so..."
--Dr. Gaius Baltar (Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down)
Colonel Saul Tigh: Well, tell you what. You say a prayer, ask the Gods to forgive us. We move the guns in tonight.
Samuel Anders: Galactica's not coming back. Just accept that.
"And I don’t like being accused of participating in the genocide of the human race based solely on the word of a woman whom I have already indicated to you may well be a Cylon agent...I did not conspire with the Cylons. I’m an innocent man who is being convicted in the court of public opinion without trial."
--Dr. Gaius Baltar (Six Degrees of Separation)
"Sometimes you gotta roll the hard six."
Caprica-Six: If you had ever experienced love, you wouldn't have to ask.
"Can they really be that different from one another? Commander, if you're asking me if it's possible that your judgement's been clouded by your history with this particular Cylon model, well, I'd have to say yes. But... we created them. There's always a chance we might find common ground."
--Laura Roslin (Flight of the Phoenix)
"There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the enemy 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 (Water)
"I make these demands not for me... but for you, the people. The survivors of the holocaust and the children of humanity's future. I am Tom Zarek, and this is the first day of a new era."
--Tom Zarek (Bastille Day)
"You never should have brought me back in the service. If you'd just let me be, I'd have died back there on Caprica along with everyone else, and been happier for it. I don't want a command. I never did. Don't you dare die on me now."
--Colonel Saul Tigh (Scattered)
"In the fight to protect our future, we must confront our past, the lies we've told, the decisions we'd made, the people we have loved. As the struggle for survival continues, we can't face our enemy until we face ourselves."
--Colonel Saul Tigh, narration (Season 3 teaser)
"It suffered no serious head injuries and therefore no physical damage to its neural pathways or cognitive reasoning centers. But it's quite clearly traumatized, which would suggest that its current condition is psychological in nature. Had you thought of that? No. It shows that the Cylon consciousness is just as susceptible to the same pressures and cleavages as the human psyche, it can be manipulated in the same fashion. Simply put, Admiral, you have already used the stick. It's time to use a carrot."
--Dr. Gaius Baltar (Pegasus)
"I have a soul. I see patterns. I know you, you're damaged. You were born to a woman who believes that suffering was good for the soul, so you suffered. Life is a testament to pain, injuries, accidents. Some inflicted upon others, some inflicted upon yourself. Surrounds you like a bubble but it's not... real it's just -- that's just something she put into your head. It's something that you wanna believe 'cause it means that you're the problem, not the world that you live in. You wanna believe it because... it means that you're bad luck. Like a cancer that needs to be removed. Because you hear her voice every day and you want her to be right."
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