"What guarantees will you give me that the crews will not open fire on a
Centauri vessel as it approaches Babylon 5?"
"It's the same guarantee I gave when I said that none of the other Narns
would break into your quarters in the middle of the night and slit your
"Mr. Garibaldi, you have never given me that promise."
"You're right. Sleep tight."
-- Londo and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"With everything that has been going around here lately he just needed
to get out a little, stretch his legs a bit, so he took a walk. Outside.
On the forward cargo stabilizers."
-- Garibaldi to Ivanova about Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
".. MAG-STRIP AT ALL TIMES UNLESS ANCHORED"
-- Text in the forward cargo stabilizers in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Breen. You've managed to import breen from homeworld. How?"
"It .. isn't actually breen."
"But the smell, the taste.."
"It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing,
but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs.
I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never
get explained or which will drive you mad if you ever learned the truth."
-- Na'kal and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Your government neglected to tell me your name.
How should I refer to you when we are alone?"
"Oh, yes, I understand that's how we are to refer
to you publically, but .. privately?"
-- Sheridan and Kosh #2 in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"We are all Kosh."
-- Kosh #2 in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Well, he's a Vorlon all right."
-- Sheridan and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Why is everything around here always a long story? Why isn't anything ever
a short story? A paragraph? Look, just give me the short version, okay?"
"All right. Walkabout."
"That or the long version, so, you make your pick."
-- Garibaldi and Dr. Franklin in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"The theory is: if you are separated from yourself, you start walking and
you keep walking until you meet yourself. Then you sit down and have a long
talk. You talk about everything that you've learned, everything that you ..
felt. And you talk until you run out of words. Now, that's vital, because
the real important things can't be said. And then, if you are lucky, you
look up and there's just you, and you can go home."
-- Dr. Franklin to Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"I'm sorry. I wasn't here. I was doing what he told me to do.
He wasn't with me when he left. Not even a piece of him. I swear."
"No, I'm sorry. It's my fault."
"There was no other?"
"No. Not that I knew of. I'm sorry. He's gone."
-- Kosh #2 and Lyta in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Despite their strength the Vorlons are delicate people. They do not react
well to change, and they are not very forgiving of mistakes. It's been a
long time since one of them died, they are taking it pretty hard."
-- Lyta in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Is there a problem?"
-- Kosh in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"As you know, Mr. Garibaldi recently uncovered information which seems to
indicate the Shadows have a weakness. Their ships are based on organic
technology which may be vulnerable to telepathic interference. In theory a
telepath might be able to jam their central operating system leaving them
vulnerable to an attack."
"I noticed a number of conditional phrases in that: 'seems to indicate a
weakness', 'maybe vulnerable', 'in theory'."
"Exactly. Maybe we are right, maybe we ain't. Unfortunately war doesn't
tolerate ambiguities. We have to find out if we are right."
-- Sheridan and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Of course he doesn't! It's easy to fight when you've got a lot of ships to
work with. The real crunch comes when you are down to almost nothing. Then
you either play it safe and you probably lose it all or you take a chance.
After everything we've been through with your people, Sheridan was crazy to
send our pilots out to fight for your ship. They didn't want to go, they
didn't want to get blown out of the sky and leave B5 defenseless, and they
sure as hell didn't want to die. But they did it because Sheridan told
them to do it, and because it was right."
"This time it is possible he could be wrong."
"Yeah, it's possible. But you don't follow an order because you know for sure
it's gonna work out. You do what you are told, because your CO has the moral
authority that says you may not come back. But the cause is just,
and fair, and necessary. That's why Sheridan is out there, and dammit,
that's where the cruiser should be too! It's not Na'kal's decision, G'Kar,
he doesn't see the big picture. You do, so in my book, and your book, that
makes it your responsibility. Deal with it!"
-- Garibaldi and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"They killed him. They tore him apart!"
-- Lyta in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Can you tell me what you felt?"
"I could feel it shifting around in my mind trying to slip away.
I almost lost it twice."
"It's all right now, we found out what we came to find out."
"No, it's not all right. I tried to stop it, but I think it got off a
distress call before we killed it."
-- Sheridan and Lyta in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Yes they did, Mr. Lennier. They did indeed."
-- Lennier and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"And so it begins."
-- Kosh to Lyta in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
"Before, I told you I don't have a piece of Kosh. But it's possible,
I don't know for sure, but it may be, someone else does."
-- Lyta to Kosh #2 in Babylon 5:"Walkabout"
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