"The Fall of Night"
"Sometimes, I get so close and .. it seems I am shut off the important
"The useless feeling. The ambassador is definitely going through some
changes, he even looks different."
"Indeed. And now with the military starting a stampede over everyone and
".. people coming and going, and secret meetings .."
".. you never know what it's all about, until later, when its too late."
"And they never listen to us."
"Makes me nervous." [together]
"Same time tomorrow?"
-- Lennier and Vir in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"I'm here to sign a non-aggression treaty with the Centauri. Before I leave
here there will be an Earth-Centauri alliance that will guarantee peace for
Earth. We will, at last, know peace in our time."
-- Frederick Lantz in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"I remember the first time I put on this uniform. I felt ten feet tall.
Like I could take on the whole galaxy before breakfast. Now I look at
it, and it's just cloth. I don't know what it means anymore, what it
"You know, it's going to be new year in little over a week. Maybe 2260 is
the year that we redefine it, make it mean something again."
-- Sheridan and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Everyone said it was impossible to take out a Minbari warcruiser,
but you did it. The way things are going, I figured out that it
might be nice to have a remainder that impossible is possible."
-- Ivanova to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"This isn't a request, Captain. It's a direct order from the joint
chiefs and the president. And you have two choices. Apologize, or
disobey a direct order from your superiors. As this would be an act of
insubordination, you will be removed from your position and someone more
.. reasonable will be installed to replace you."
-- Mr. Welles to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"I apologize. I'm .. sorry. I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against
an unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire
on a station filled with a quarter million civilians, including your own
people. And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all
straight to hell. .. As with everything else, it's the thought that counts."
-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Automatic door. Keep clear."
-- Sign on a shuttle in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"The whole station is talking about what happened. Every race that was in
the garden saw something different, yet .. the same. Being of light."
"Yes, each according to his or her type."
-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Millions of years the Vorlons have visited other worlds. Guided them and.."
"Manipulated us? Programmed us, so that when we saw them we would react
the right way?"
"It is, as you say, a matter of perspective. What matters is that he has
revealed himself to those who understand. You, me, and those who have been
watching. The Shadows will know what Kosh has done, they will worry, afraid,
that he will not reveal himself unless the Vorlons were prepared to stand
"I do not think so. But as long as the Shadows believe that the rest of us
are unaware of their existence, we have time to prepare."
"Then I just hope no one finds about them until .."
-- Delenn and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Nothing. I saw .. nothing."
-- Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Closed by order of the Ministry of Peace pending allegations of sedition."
-- Store closed sign in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"It was the end of the year 2259 and the war was upon us. As anticipated, a
few days after the Earth-Centauri treaty was announced, the Centauri widened
their war to include many of the Non-Aligned Worlds. And there was another
war brewing closer to home. A personal one, whose cost would be higher than
any of us could imagine."
"We came to this place, because Babylon 5 was out last, best hope for peace.
By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing it became
something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for
victory, because sometimes peace is another word for surrender, and because
secrets have a way of getting out."
-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
"Strategic analysts in Earthdome have indicated they don't know
who this new race might be, but promise to find out."
-- ISN in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Night"
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