"Ship of Tears"

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"ISN, the galaxy's most important network."
	-- ISN announcer in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"I can only wait so long."
"I thought your patience was infinite."
"Since space and time are curved, the infinite sooner or later bends back upon itself and ends up where it begun. And so have I."
	-- G'Kar and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"You know, if this keeps up, I'm gonna start thinking that people around here .. just don't like me."
	-- Bester to a welcome party in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"I was expecting the captain."
"He sent me."
"Did he? He has a better sense of humor than I thought."
	-- Bester and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"You know, it's come to my attention lately that we have a common enemy. There's an old saying: 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.' President Clark isn't calling the shots back home, there're others whispering in his ear. I don't know who they are or where they are from, but do I know they are not human. I have only heard one name for them: Shadows. My guess is you know more about them than I do, but you are probably not interested in sharing that information. Are you?"
	-- Bester to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"You know the real reason you don't like me, Commander? It's the jealousy of evolution. Normals like you are obsolete. The future belongs to telepaths .. and I intend to make sure that future happens. One way or another."
	-- Bester to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"But we can't be on top if the aliens get there first and some of them have. Through Clark they infiltrated the Psi Corps. And apparently they have their own plans for my telepaths. Whoever these aliens are, they are interfering with my plans for the future. I won't have it! And so, I need someone who feels the same way I do. .. Which brings me to you. You'd like to hurt them, Commander? Because I think I know how. If you are up for it.
	-- Bester to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"So, how did you find about all of this?"
"I'm .. a telepath. .. Work it out."
	-- Sheridan and Bester in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"We knew that the Shadows, the ancient enemies, as you call them, had returned. We knew they were rebuilding their forces preparing to strike. We knew that they were seeking allies and that the Centauri were the first to enlist. When you came back from the area near Z'ha'dum, and warned us about the enemies' return, we could've spoken out. We could've confirmed your story. We chose to remain silent."
"Who is 'we'?"
"The Grey Council. I was still a part of them at that time. Once the decision was made, I could not disobey."
"So you stayed silent. And with the help of these .. Shadows, the Centauri destroyed my world. Enslaved or killed millions of my people."
"G'Kar, if we had spoken out, if we had come public with what we knew, most of the other worlds would never have believed us. It would have changed nothing. Your world would still have fallen. With one critical difference. There are billions of Narns still surviving on your world. If we had exposed the Shadows, they could have struck openly before we had time to prepare, and none of your people would have survived. G'Kar, under the Centauri there is at least the hope of survival. With the Shadows, there is no hope at all. We had to choose between the death of millions and the death of billions, whole planets."
	-- Delenn and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"'Some must be sacrificed for all to be saved.' First I took that as a revelation for the future. Now I see that it is as much about how we got here as about where we are going. I think that one sentence is the greatest burden I have ever known."
	-- G'Kar to Delenn in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"You are right, nothing would've been changed. Except that my people would now be a dead race."
"You have come a long way, G'Kar. Further than I would've guessed. Sheridan's promise binds me as well it does him. We will take you into the Council, G'Kar. And someday, when all this is over, perhaps you will find it in your heart to forgive me."
"Perhaps, but not today."
	-- G'Kar and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"Can we intercept?"
"The White Star is powered by a magnetic and gravitational system like all Minbari cruisers. You can use a magnetic discharge to capture the escaped vessel."
"A simple 'yes' would've sufficed, Mr. Lennier. Grab it."
	-- Sheridan and Lennier in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"The machine says: 'kill, to protect.' The sign hurts us. We can not hear the machine."
"What machine?"
"Live. In my mind. I am the machine. We join, we fight. It is dark. Terrible. Help me, please, make it stop talking in my mind."
	-- Carolyn and Franklin in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"What did you see inside her mind before she passed out?"
"Those things. Those Shadow vessels. How much do you know about them?"
"Delenn said they are some kind of organic technology and they use living beings as .. as their central operating system."
	-- Sheridan, Bester and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"Your war .. is now my war."
	-- Bester to Sheridan and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.'"
"You sound dubious?"
"He's still a Psi-Cop. I don't trust him, never will. He has invested interest in helping us for now, but once this is all over, he'll turn on us. You do know that?"
	-- Ivanova and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"Hello, hello, hello, and .. hello."
"Michael, you look like the proverbial cat that ate the equally proverbial canary."
	-- Garibaldi and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"I've got it. I've got it. I've got it. It's right here. It's right here."
"Do not thump the book of G'Quan. It is disrespectful."
	-- Garibaldi and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"We have a weapon. My God, people, we have a weapon."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"
"The Shadows have just started attacking Brakiri space, openly, they are not hiding anymore. They are finally on the move."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Ship of Tears"

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