"Midnight on the Firing Line"

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"Commander, there's a problem."
	-- LtCmdr. Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"All I'm asking is that you trust me."
"Trust you? Londo, my brain will be five days dead before I ever trust a Centauri. The first time we met you people, the first time we met any other civilization, you told us you practically ran the entire galaxy."
	-- Londo and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Appearances aside, we are two completely different species."
"A clerical error."
	-- Garibaldi and Londo in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Okay, we made a mistake. I'm sorry. Here, open my wrist."
"Centauri don't have major arteries in their wrist."
"Of course we don't. What do you think, I'm stupid?"
	-- Londo and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"It was the Dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call, home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal .. all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5."
	-- Commander Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Your diligence is commendable. Anything else?"
"No, I just--"
"Then, if you'll excuse me, but I'm in the middle of 15 things, all of them annoying. Thank you for coming by."
	-- Ivanova to Winters in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Not the Minbari, it's not their way. They are too honorable to pull something like this."
"I'm surprised to hear you describe the Minbari that way. After all, you fought them during the war."
	-- Sinclair and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"My father always told me: 'The best way to understand someone is to fight him, make him angry. That's when you see the real person.'"
	-- Sinclair to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"He taught me everything I know about flying, and combat. He said to ignore the propaganda, focus on what you see. I've never seen the Minbari fight dishonorably. They never pull a sneak attack."
	-- Sinclair to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"So, who are you voting for?"
"I think I'll vote for Marie Crane. .. I do not like Santiago. I always thought that a leader should have a strong chin. He has no chin and his vice-president has several. This, to me, is not a good combination."
	-- Sinclair and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"You bastard! You won't get away with this. We'll strike back and we'll strike back hard!"
	-- Londo to G'kar in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"The wheel turns, does it not, Ambassador?"
	-- G'Kar to Londo in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"We should've wiped out your kind when we had the chance."
"What happened? Run out of small children to butcher?"
	-- Londo and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Listen to me, Ambassador. Your time has come and gone. It's our turn now! One night you'll wake up and find our teeth at your throat. Sleep well, Ambassador. Sleep lightly."
	-- G'Kar to Londo in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"I apologize for the .. the incident with G'Kar, Commander. It was a mistake. I will not repeat it. I will kill him though. Sooner or later. Somewhere."
"Ambassador."
"My people.. We have a way you see. We know how, and sometimes even when, we are going to die. Comes in a dream. In my dream I am an old man, it's 20 years from now, and I am dying. My hands wrapped around someone's throat, and his around mine. We have squeezed the life out of each other. The first time I saw G'Kar I recognized him as the one from the dream. It will happen. 20 years from now, we'll die with hands around each others' throats."
	-- Londo and Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Commander, please. On the issue of galactic peace, I'm long past innocence and fast approaching apathy. It's all a game -- a paper fantasy of names and borders. Only one thing matters, Commander. Blood calls out for blood."
	-- Londo to Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"If Carn is dead, there will be war. Today, tomorrow, the day after, it doesn't matter. If it's the last thing I do, if it's the last breath I take, there will be war. This I swear to you, Commander. This I swear."
	-- Londo to Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"You eat like a starving man."
"Seeing death has the way of doing that to me."
	-- Ivanova and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"If you ask me, the universe is going to hell in a handbasket."
	-- Garibaldi to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass."
"Who? The Narn or the Centauri?"
"Yes."
	-- Kosh and Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Mr. Garibaldi, you are sitting in my station, using my equipment. Is there a reason for this, or to save time should I just go ahead and snap your hands off at the wrist?"
	-- Ivanova to Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"The Council, the Council can go to hell. And the emergency session can go to hell. And you, you can go to hell too. I wouldn't want you to feel left out!"
	-- Londo to Vir Cotto in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Londo, Londo, why are you doing this?"
"Because, we are a race of lunatics and cowards."
	-- Vir and Londo in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Well, unlike me, the Lieutenant Commander takes a while to warm up to people, especially when she's working."
	-- Garibaldi to Winters in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"I will confess that I look forward to the day when we have cleansed the Universe of the Centauri and carved their bones into little flutes for Narn children. It is a dream I have."
"Be careful, Ambassador. Not every dream I've heard lately ends well for you."
	-- G'Kar and Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"We've had plenty of experience with sneak attacks. Pearl Harbor, the terrorists' nuking of San Diego, the destruction of our first Mars colony. It's a long and bloody history. Do you know what we learned from it? That a sneak attack is the first resort of a coward."
	-- Sinclair to G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"What's wrong, Ambassador? Don't have the guts for a fair fight?"
	-- Sinclair to G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"The Earth Alliance can't go around being the galaxy's policemen."
	-- The Senator to Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"To start a war over blood spilled so long ago.. Where does it end? You kill them and take their land. They kill you and take the land back. On and on and on. The cycle of hatred."
"Justice, not hatred. We have no desire to start a war."
	-- Delenn and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Mr. Garibaldi! Just now, would you really have killed me?"
"Yes. Yes, I would've, but I'm just as glad I didn't have to. The paperwork's a pain in the butt."
	-- Londo and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Perhaps tomorrow we can start over on better terms."
"I very much doubt it. Good night."
	-- Talia and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Had the silly thing in reverse."
	-- Duck Dodgers in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"
"Commander, there's a problem. Commander?"
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Midnight on the Firing Line"

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