"The Quality of Mercy"

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"I hardly know anything about you."
"From birth I was raised in the temple and studied the ways of the religious caste. Six months ago I came here. There is nothing else."
	-- Londo and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Reading is no substitute for experience."
	-- Londo to Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"I will show you the Babylon 5 that I know. You will find that a revelation of the highest order."
"I don't know, Ambassador."
"Oh, my good dear friend. Trust me!"
	-- Londo and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Next! We start by removing your clothes."
"Not without dinner and flowers."
	-- Dr. Franklin and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"That's why I didn't tell you."
"I don't like having to hear about this in the grapevine, doctor. I'm in charge of station operations. This is a station and this is certainly for operations."
	-- Franklin and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Spacing is only invoked under conditions of mutiny or treason. For the crime of murder, there are only three penalties legally open to us."
	-- Ombuds Wellington in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"I don't want to do this again. I was inside a killer's mind before, on the Mars colony. There's gotta be another way."
	-- Talia to Ombuds Wellington in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"It works all right. It restores, renews, envigorates. It is good for ailments of the flesh, the blood and the bone."
	-- Laura Rosen to Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Here, my friend, here you will see the heart and soul of Babylon 5. Also, its spleen, its kidnies, a veritable parade of internal organs. Sit. Sit."
	-- Londo to Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"There's no alcohol in here, is there?"
"Alcohol? No, of course not. Here, drink up."
"Because my people do not react well at all to alcohol. Even a small quantity causes psychotic impulses and violent, homicidal rages."
	-- Lennier and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"All her life the only thing that mattered to my mother was being a doctor, a healer. She worked days, nights, weekends, but she could never keep up with it all so she .. started taking stims to stay up nights working. Pretty soon she was taking them all the time. She was addicted. She wouldn't admit it and she wouldn't listen to anyone. Until one day she made a mistake. .. Someone died."
"I'm sorry."
"When they took away her license, they took away her reason for living."
	-- Janice Rosen and Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"So, you're going to walk around my head, eh? I'd think twice if I were you. Something might just jump out of the shadows and bite you."
	-- Karl Edward Mueller to Talia in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"How many? How many?"
"How many worlds are there? How many banquets? How many flowers waiting to be harvested? How many new voices waiting to be recruited into my choir?"
	-- Talia and Karl Mueller in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Interesting. Do you know that the odds of this particular combination are 5000 to 1 against?"
"Lennier!"
"Yes, Londo?"
"Stop that."
"Ah, does that mean I won again?"
	-- Lennier and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Hrm. Is it cold in here, or is it just me?"
"Actually, the temperature appears to be quite moderate."
	-- Londo and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"You heard Mr. Garibaldi. You did the right thing."
"Darling, I did the necessary thing. That is not always the same as the right thing."
	-- Janice and Laura Rosen in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"I'm still waiting for an explanation, gentlemen."
"Yes, and I'm prepared to give you one, Commander, as soon as the room stops spinning."
"This station creates gravity by rotation. It never stops spinning."
"Well, you begin to see my problem."
	-- Sinclair and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Why?"
"In Minbari culture we are taught that it is an honor to help another save face."
"But Delenn?"
"Will know better, but will not inquire out of respect. Good day, Ambassador."
	-- Londo and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"Yes, it's true. Yes. Here, Li, Goddess of passion, a synthesis of male and female Centauri. Did you think these were just decorations?"
"I'm going to take a vow of silence concerning this entire conversation. Good day."
	-- Londo and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"They are a strange people, .. but they're okay."
	-- Londo to Li about Minbari in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"
"The first thing is to study it to find out how and why it works. And who knows, it might be able to preserve someone's life when nothing else works. Volunteers, who donate a little life energy the way people used to donate blood before synthetics were perfected."
	-- Franklin to Laura Rosen in Babylon 5:"The Quality of Mercy"

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