"Z'ha'dum"

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"Humans have a phrase: 'What is past, is prologue.'"
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"Minbari also have a phrase: 'What is past, is also sometimes the future.'"
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"I know there's a lot that you don't know. I know there's a lot that you don't understand. I'm here to fix that. Don't you want to know what's it all about? What's it really all about? I can do that. All you have to do is come with me."
"Where?"
"Where else, to Z'ha'dum."
	-- Anna to John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"So the next time we find out where the Shadows plan to strike, we can mine the area, and as soon as they come out of hyperspace .."
"Then, as you so concisely say, boom."
	-- Ivanova and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"John, I do love you. If you believe nothing else I ever say, please, please believe that."
	-- Delenn to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"Another drink!"
"Londo, you have been like this ever since the diplomatic pouch arrived this morning. At least you can do is tell me what's wrong."
"Oh, Vir. I have been promoted. I've been offered a position in the Royal Court as an advisor to Emperor Cartagia in matters of planetary security, very important position."
"This is great news, why would you be upset?"
"Because, it should've come to me twenty years ago when I could've appreciated it. Because it wasn't given to me because I earned it. They are, I think, afraid of me. Through our friend, Mr. Morden, I have gained influence, money, power and they think I will move against Cartagia."
"Then why would they reward you?"
"It's not a reward, it's a leash. I would need to divide my time between here and the homeworld. They really mean: they watch me very carefully, and if I do anything suspicious, they'll find me in the morning with my throat slit, ear to ear."
	-- Londo and Vir in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"While you are at it, I need a few things taken care of. It's all here. You will of course keep this confidential."
"These days, what around here isn't confidential. I'll take care of .. son of a bitch."
"It's against regulations to address a senior officer in those terms, Mr. Garibaldi."
	-- Sheridan and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."
	-- Kosh to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"I wish we could've taken a different ship. This one is based partially on Vorlon technology. The aliens believe they'll die if anything remotely vorlon touches Z'ha'dum."
"Then we won't risk it. When we get there, we'll take the shuttle down to the surface."
	-- Anna and John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"Who are you?"
"Now, that's really not important."
"Who are you?"
"Who decides that the workday is from 9 to 5, instead of 11 to 4? Who decides that the hemlines will be below the knee this year and short again next year? Who draws up the borders, controls the currency, handles all of the decisions that happen transparently around us?"
"I don't know."
"Ah! I'm with them. Same group, different department. Think of me as a sort of middleman, and the name is Justin. Come in, sit, sit. The tea is getting cold."
	-- Sheridan and Justin in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"You see, John, back a million years ago, there were forces prowling around the galaxy beyond anything that we could understand. And, like anything else, most of them outgrew this little quadrant of the universe and headed off toward greener pastures. Now, two of them stayed behind. Shepherds, you might call them. They wanted to look after the younger races, bring them around, help them evolve into something better."
"One of these was the Vorlons. The other .. was, what you call, the Shadows."
	-- Justin and Morden in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"The Vorlons are like your parents, I suppose. They want you to play nice, clean your room, do it by the rules. I guess you could call them Lords of Order."
"The others, the ones who live here, believe that strength only comes from conflict. They want to release our potential, not bottle it up."
	-- Justin and Anna in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"It's really simple. You bring two sides together. They fight. A lot of them die, but those who survive are stronger, smarter and better."
"It's like knocking over an ant-hill. Every new generation gets stronger, the ant-hill gets redesigned, made better."
	-- Justin and Morden in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"Commander, I'm picking up a disturbance."
"Location?"
"All around us."
	-- Lt. Corwin and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"It was supposed to be an equal balance between our side and the Vorlons, but the Vorlons decided that their way was the right way. They enlisted the support of other worlds, like the Minbari. They even started interfering with the development of younger races."
"When you look at a Vorlon, you see what they want you to see. They've manipulated us so we would respond favourably to them. They've even interfered at a genetic level by taking humans and then .. adjusting them. Why do you think certifiable telepaths came out of nowhere a hundred years ago?"
	-- Anna and Morden in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"John, there's nowhere to run. Come back inside, we can work this out. I know this isn't the Anna you knew. What I am is what was made in her, a new personality. She can never come back. But I can love you as well as she did."
	-- Anna to John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"Jump. Jump, now!"
	-- Kosh to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"What the hell!"
	-- Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"
"It was the end of the Earth year 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly. .. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding its breath, waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments .. of revelation. This had the feeling of both."
"G'Quan wrote: 'There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.'"
	-- G'Kar in Babylon 5:"Z'ha'dum"

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