"Signs and Portents"

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"Good morning. The time is ou-four-thirty, Earth-standard, Wednesday, August third, 2258. Personal log shows no outstanding appointments. Shall I download station-logs for past six hours?"
"Sure, grab it, store it, shove it."
"Clarification?"
"Never mind. Why does my mouth always taste like old carpet in the morning?"
"Unknown. Checking medical logs."
	-- Computer and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Sleep well?"
"Sleeping is not the problem. Waking up.. that is a problem. I've always had hard time getting up when it's dark outside."
"But in space it's always dark."
"I know, I know."
	-- Sinclair and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"I've been out of circulation. Spent the last few years doing some exploration out on the rim."
"Find anything interesting?"
"Yes."
	-- Morden and a customs guard in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Not long ago something happened. I've been keeping it to myself, but the truth is, I need some help. Mostly, I need a friend."
"You've got both. What's the deal?"
"I told you about the Battle of the Line, 24 hours of my life I couldn't remember. Lately I've started to piece together a few things. Not all of if, just enough to know that something .. happened to me back there. I've gone as far as I can with my own investigation, but this is more your area of expertise. I need your help. Try and find out what happened and why."
	-- Sinclair and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"This is not a piece of jewelry, this is not 'the merchandise'. This is the Eye, the oldest symbol of Centauri nobility, the property of the very first emperor."
	-- Londo to Trader in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"But to me, it's just another commission. My job is to find things, objects, people, you name it."
	-- Trader to Londo in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Take the famine as a blessing, Ambassador: a weeding out of the excess population."
"One more comment like that, Mollari, and you will become part the excess population."
	-- Londo and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"What do I want? The Centauri stripped my world. I want justice."
"But what do you want?"
"To suck the marrow off their bones, and grind their skulls to powder."
"What do you want?"
"To tear down their cities, blacken their sky, sow their ground with salt. To completely, utterly erase them."
"And then what?"
".. I don't know. As long as my home world's safety is guaranteed, I don't know that it matters."
"I see. Well, thank you very much for your time, Ambassador. Good day."
"Nonsense." [to himself]
	-- G'Kar and Morden in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Oh! This place. Great Makers, this place! No! See this: destruction, fire. Babylon will fall, this place will be destroyed. Fire, death, pain, fire, death, pain. No. No!"
	-- Lady Ladira in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Then you don't believe her vision?"
"She's been wrong before. On my first birthday she said that someday I would be killed by .. the shadows."
"Shadows?"
"Doesn't exactly make sense, does it?"
	-- Londo and Lord Kiro in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"They are here."
	-- Delenn about Morden's visit in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Ambassador, I was just on my way to see you. My name is--"
"I'm sorry, but I don't have time to chat right now. I suggest you make an appointment."
"I did."
"Then make another one. Never a transport tube when you need it.."
"Ambassador, I was authorized to speak to you--"
"Yes, yes! Look, what do you want?"
"That's just what I was gonna ask you. What do you want?"
"You are a lunatic, go away. Pester someone else."
	-- Morden and Londo in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"All right. Fine. You really want to know what I want? You really want to know the truth? I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power. I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or to look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! I want .. I want it all back, the way that it was. Does that answer your question?" [leaves]
".. Yes. Yes it does." [to himself]
	-- Londo to Morden in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Leave this place. They are not for you. Go. Leave. Now."
	-- Ambassador Kosh to Morden in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"The station took some minor damage, we've got maintenance bots working on it. Few injuries here and there, nothing major. It seems Ambassador Kosh's encounter suit was damaged, but he's not telling how, just asked for some equipment to have it fixed."
	-- Garibaldi to Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"Let me buy you a drink! Let me buy you an entire fleet of drinks!"
	-- Londo shouts after Morden in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"You probably know you weren't the first in line to run this place."
"I suspected as much. I was surprised when they called me. How far down the list was I?"
"Pretty far. Despite the problems this is still a high-profile job, a real plum. Admirals, generals, the whole brass was lined up hoping to get it, but every name was rejected until they got to you."
"Rejected by whom?"
"The Minbari government. They were the first to sign on to support Babylon 5 on the condition they had approval over who was assigned to run this place. They wanted you."
"Why?"
"Unknown."
	-- Garibaldi and Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"
"The future is always changing. We create the future: with our words, our deeds and with our beliefs. This is a possible future, Commander, and it is my hope that you may yet avoid it."
	-- Lady Ladira to Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Signs and Portents"

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