"Severed Dreams"

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"If you ask me, I know the real problem. Ever since the Earthers put Narns on their security force, everything here has gone to hell. They're not very efficient, you know. You have to keep an eye on them at all times."
	-- Londo in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"He has a wife back home, three small children, an abessinian cat named Max. That's what makes this war different from anything we have ever gone through before. This time we know everyone we kill."
	-- Major Ed Ryan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Can you carry him very far?"
"As far as you like."
	-- G'Kar and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"We have just been thrust into the middle of extraordinary events. So we must approach this calmly and rationally. Those are not the enemy out there. We wear the same uniforms, and we've both sworn to uphold the Constitution. They're as loyal to Earth as you are, and we will render humanitarian aid to them. Because .. as much as our humanity .. got us into this .. our humanity's the only thing that's going to get us out again."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"He spent the last year putting his people in key places. Anyone who raises a voice is immediately arrested and charged with treason. Under conditions like that, it's .. it's easier to keep quiet."
	-- Major Ryan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Delenn, please be careful. The Grey Council is not what it was. They may not receive you well, if they will see you at all."
"They will see me whether they like it or not. It's time someone made them face reality."
	-- Lennier and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"G'kar, thank you for your help. I think that you are no longer quite the same person I met when I came here four years ago."
	-- Delenn to G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"There's information you don't have. What's been going on for the last year we haven't been allowed to tell you. We've--"
	-- Rick on ISN in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"I know we're all hoping to avoid a head-on confrontation with Earth, that somehow we could .. stop this train before it went off-track. But this train is heading right for us, and there's not a lot of time.
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"I told you, Delenn, they will not speak to you."
"Then they will listen to me. I served the Council for 16 cycles. I was the chosen of Dukhat to replace him. I held him when he died. His blood is on my hands, his spirit in my eyes, his word on my lips. You will step aside in his name and mine, or .. in Valen's name, I will tear this ship apart with my bare hands until I find them. Move aside."
	-- Minbari and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Three years. For three years I warned you this day was coming. But you would not listen. Pride, you said, presumption. And now the Shadows are on the move. The Centauri and the younger worlds are at war, the Narns have fallen. Even the Humans are fighting one another. The pride was yours, the presumption was yours. For a thousand years we have been awaiting for fulfilment of prophecy, and when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it. Because you no longer believe it yourselves. 'We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light.' You say the words, but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the truth. You stand for nothing but your own petty interests. 'The problems of others are not our concern.' I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame. You, who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war. If the warrior caste will not fight, then the rest of us will. If the Council has lost its way, if it will not lead, if we have abandoned our covenant with Valen, the Council should be broken, as was prophesied. We must stand with the others now, before it's too late. Between the worker caste and the religious caste we control two thirds of our forces. To you I say: listen to the voice of your conscience. Break the Council, and come with we. Our time of isolation is over. We move now, together, or not at all."
	-- Delenn to Grey Council in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"John, I can't imagine the kind of decisions that are going through your mind right now. I'm sure they're not easy. The important ones never are. But when push comes to shove, you've always done the right thing. What was the first lesson I ever taught you?"
"Never start a fight, but always finish it."
	-- David Sheridan to John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"I'll talk to you when I talk to you."
	-- David Sheridan to John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Should we ask Draal to help with the defense?"
"No. He's our ace in the hole. I want to keep him a secret as long as we can. This is our fight, not his."
	-- Ivanova and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Babylon Control to all Starfury Squadrons. Stand by to attack, but do not, repeat, do not initiate combat. Let them fire first. We won't start this fight, but, by God, we'll finish it."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Primary systems are hit. We've got fire on all decks now. There's nothing we can do except..[static]"
	-- Captain Hiroshi in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw, .. or be destroyed." [in the White Star!]
"Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship."
"Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else."
	-- Delenn and Captain Drake in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"I think you're forgetting something."
"No. No, I'm not. After what happened today, I don't think I can wear that for a while. Not with a clear conscience. No, when this is all over, I'll put it on again, but not before."
	-- Major Ryan and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"It seems that this is the only home we have left. How could I abandon, as you say, my partner?"
	-- Delenn to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"
"Traitors can't hide."
	-- Nightwatch banner in Babylon 5:"Severed Dreams"

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