"The Geometry of Shadows"

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"What the hell kind of a security chief am I supposed to be if I can't see something like that?"
"You can't be expected to know everything."
"Yes I can. I could've known and I should've known. And now, I .. I just don't know if I'm any damn use to anybody anymore. I keep asking myself what qualifies me to take back my job and .. I haven't got an answer. I wish the hell I did."
	-- Garibaldi and Dr. Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"What you are asking could be considered treason."
"Or the first step in restoring our people to their rightful place in the galaxy. Depending on who writes the history books. I think it will be us."
	-- Londo and Lord Refa in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I've decided that it is time for you to start learning the fine art of diplomacy. You can handle the low priority conflicts. It would help me focus on the other problems. Besides, added responsibility comes with any promotion. I know it's annoying and inconvenient, but--"
"Did you say 'promotion'?"
"Yes, would you like some juice? It's fresh from the hydroponic garden. I told them to leave the pulp in. That's the best part. Don't you think, Commander?"
	-- Sheridan and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Vir, do you believe in fate?"
"Well, actually, I believe there are currents in the Universe. Eddies and tides that pull us one way or the other. Some we have to fight, some we have to embrace. Unfortunately, the currents that we have to fight look exactly like the currents we have to embrace. The currents that we think are the one that's gonna make us stronger, they are the ones that are going to destroy us. And the ones that we think are going to destroy us, they are the ones that are going to make us stronger. Now, the other current--"
"Vir! Yes or no?"
"Yes! You know, somewhat, why?"
	-- Londo and Vir in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"The Universe doesn't give you any points for doing things that are easy."
	-- Sheridan to Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"You don't frighten easily."
"I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while nothing bothers you."
	-- Elric and Vir in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"There's an old saying: 'Do not try the patience of wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger.'"
	-- Elric to Vir in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"You will have to wear a cast. And it's gonna hurt."
"Swell. Ouch."
"I can give you something for the pain."
"Oh, great, now you can give me something for the pain. Where were you when I was going through puberty?"
	-- Franklin and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I have absolute trust in your abilities, Commander."
"Well, that's a hell of a thing to tell someone. Hah! No pressure, fine. Fine."
	-- Sheridan and Cmdr Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Londo, they are going away. Money doesn't matter to them. Power doesn't matter to them."
"Money and power always matter."
	-- Vir and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Look, we bought a cake, al'right. It's been sitting there for two days now."
"Are you kidding me? You pass up a cake for two days? What's the deal? What've you done with the real Lou Welch, huh? Hey, security! Security, over here! We've got another guy with a changeling net."
	-- Lou Welch and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I do think there are some things we don't understand. If we'd be back in time a thousand years, trying to explain this place to people, they could only accept it in terms of magic."
"Then perhaps it is magic. The magic of the human heart, focused and made manifest by technology. Every day you here create greater miracles than a burning bush."
	-- Captain Sheridan and Elric in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocations of equations. These are the tools we employ and we know many things."
	-- Elric to Captain Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"The true secrets, the important things. Fourteen words to make someone fall in love with you forever. Seven words to make them go without pain, or to say goodbye to a friend who is dying. How to be poor, how to be rich, how to rediscover dream the world has stolen from you."
	-- Elric to Captain Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"There is a storm coming up, black and terrible storm."
	-- Elric to Captain Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I'm here to sell you something to make your life easier, cleaner, and all-around happier. Yes, sir, the ACME handy, dandy, micro helper, right here in this box."
	-- Garibaldi to a Drazi guard in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I have to find a way to stop this."
"You could always .. apologize."
"Apologize? Never!"
"Congratulations. You are now the owner of 500'000 shares of Fireflies Incorporated."
"On the other hand.."
	-- Londo, Vir and Computer in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Rules of combat older than contact with other races. Did not mention aliens. Rules change caught up in committee. Not come through yet."
	-- Former Green Leader in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"I don't trust anybody. When somebody tells me we've got a message from Ivanova, I don't believe until I get it from her point blank."
"So, in other words you are perfect for the job. Because you are paranoid and compulsive."
"Or compulsively paranoid."
"Who told you to say that?"
	-- Garibaldi,Sheridan,Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Now, if I may ask, does this torment end when you leave, or am I going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for one little mistake?"
"Oh, I'm afraid you have to spend the rest of your life paying for your mistakes. Not this one of course, it's trivial, I have withdrawn the spell, but there will be others."
"What are you talking about?"
"You are touched by darkness, Ambassador. I see it as a blemish that will grow with time. I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can, I go."
	-- Londo and Elric in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"
"Well take this for what little it will profit you. As I look at you, Ambassador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sounds, the sounds of billions of people calling your name."
"My followers?"
"Your victims."
	-- Elric and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Geometry of Shadows"

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