"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"

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"Yeah, I know. Every time you try to get them do something for their own good, they figure you've got some sort of a hidden agenda."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I am tired of doing things the hard way. There's an easier way to convince them."
"And how do we do that?"
"By not convincing them. Ha-ha!"
	-- Sheridan and Marcus in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"When I was a child, my father used to carry me through the city on his shoulders. I've never seen such beauty. The city was eternal, its beauty eternal. We heard of the Grey Council, but the name was always spoken with awe and reverence. They held our world together. They were the peace promised by Valen; thousand years of peace among the three castes."
	-- Delenn to Lennier in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I think of my beautiful city in flames, Lennier. The streets where I walked, the temples, the great crystal spires .. that sighed music whenever the wind touched them. I think of it, and I cry, Lennier. And I wonder: did I do this when I broke the Grey Council?"
"Valen always said the Council will be broken in the Great Shadow War."
"Lennier, you know the truth as well as I do. Valen only knew what Sinclair knew, could not see beyond that. Once he left us, the future became fluid. I had assumed things would continue on, like some great clockwork mechanism. As long as the war was won, we would be all right. I was wrong."
	-- Delenn and Lennier in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I need your help, Neroon."
"My help? I remind you that not very long ago I fought to keep you from taking control of the Rangers. We have not exactly been friends."
"No, but your actions have always been motivated by one desire: to do what is right for our people. The warrior caste can not be allowed to win this war. The religious caste can not be allowed to win. You know as well as I that if either side achieves dominance, the delicate balance of our civilisation will be destroyed."
"You should have thought of that before you broke the Grey Council."
"What is done is done, Neroon. What matters now is the future."
	-- Delenn and Neroon in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"Yes, we've disagreed, even fought, but I would rather have someone who opposed me out of an honest belief in the rightness of his cause than someone who was always on my side because it was expected and required. I've questioned your judgement and wisdom, your temperament, but never your loyalty."
"Was that a compliment?"
"After a fashion."
"Then you trust me?"
"After a fashion."
	-- Delenn and Neroon in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"But we are two against a world gone mad. What can we do against that?"
"Nothing. Until we get their attention. For that I need your help."
	-- Neroon and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I don't really think it's my place to comment."
"Captain!"
"All I can say is we certainly wouldn't be there if we weren't wanted."
"Then they asked for the ships?"
"I can't confirm that."
"But you're not denying it either."
"But not denying it doesn't make it true any more than not confirming it makes it false. Are you with me so far?"
"I'm .. not sure."
"Ambassador, there are so many things in the universe that are and so many things that aren't. If I were to take the time to deny all the things that aren't, we'd be here for centuries, wouldn't we?"
	-- Sheridan and Drazi Amb. in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"Make a big deal out of it .. as much as you can, given nothing happened."
	-- Sheridan to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"First, one brief announcement. I just wanted to mention for those who have asked that absolutely nothing whatsoever happened today in sector 83/9/12. I repeat, nothing happened. Please remain calm."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"Incredible. Only the warrior caste could actually turn on one of their own. They have always been erratic. And you, .. you are the steady rock beneath my feet. Thank you."
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I have been training him, as Dukhat trained me. He has been .. a light for my footsteps. Never asking, only giving. Without him, I would stumble and fall and never get up again. Thank you for looking after him, Neroon."
	-- Delenn about Lennier in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"I assumed your behavior was prompted by a sense of your own superiority, your ego, .. the usual fanaticism we have come to expect from the religious caste. In the last year, I've begun to realize that I was wrong. Dukhat chose you above all to follow him. Slowly, dimly, I begin to understand why. I do not know what lays ahead of us, Delenn, but I do know it is right that we are here together."
"Is that a compliment, Neroon?"
"After a fashion."
	-- Neroon and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"
"If I had told her the whole truth, it would've destroyed her belief in the strength and the wisdom of our caste. Delenn does not walk in the same world you and I walk in. She does not see the same world you and I see. In her world we are better than we are, we care more than we care. We act towards each other with compassion. I much prefer her world to that of my own, and I will not allow anything to threaten that."
	-- Lennier in Babylon 5:"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"

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