"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"

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"Well, we figured you probably want to come back with as little fanfare as possible, your usual low-key approach."
"But there's a time and a place for everything and this is the time and this is definitely the place for one hell of a party!"
	-- Franklin and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"So, Doctor, who died?"
"What are you talking about?"
"Among my people this is how we celebrate state funerals. Our marriage ceremonies are solemn, sober, moments of reflection, also regret, disagreement, argument and mutual recrimination. Once you know it can't get any worse you can relax and enjoy the marriage. But to start with something like this.. No, it is a very bad sign for the future."
	-- Londo and Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"What matters is what we did here, together. In a hundred years it won't matter who we were. They probably won't even remember."
"That's true."
	-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"What amazes me is the way that everyone is trying to turn Sheridan into some kind of hero. This is the man who resigned his commission in Earth Force under dubious conditions."
	-- Henry Ellis in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"He can barely get along with his own race, and now he's gonna stitch together an alliance of radically different aliens and make it work. No, this whole shebang is doomed from the get-go."
	-- Henry Ellis in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Obviously there's a degree of uncertainty in any new political situation. This next year will prove critical for Sheridan and the rest of his people. Look what they are up against: he has to ride herd on the dozen or so alien races that have signed on to this alliance and probably don't fully understand what's being required of them. There are still sporadic fighting between many of those members. On top of that, he has supply problems, telepath problems, raiding parties, not to mention distrust among elements of his own government here at home. This man has his work cut out for him, but I know that he can handle it."
	-- Senator Elizabeth Metarie in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"The first thing you have to do is separate fantasy from reality. The publicity machine of the Alliance would have you believe that somehow all this came about because of what a few people did. But large political movements are rarely the workup of any one person. The individual at the center gives permission for others to act, can inspire others. But the individual really can not affect changes on an act of will. They did not do, they allowed others to do."
	-- Dr. Barbara Tashaki in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"We all have a profound psychological need to believe in heroes, the shining knight on the white horse. If they don't exist, we create them. Sheridan and Delenn are two classic examples. If you look at the social dynamic around them, they actually didn't do anything. They were the open vessels in which people poured their hopes and their dreams. That sets up sort of a gestalt, where events take on a life of their own."
	-- William Exeter in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"John Sheridan was a good, kind, and decent man."
"Delenn, wait! You came all this way just to say that?"
"You came just this far to say less?"
	-- Delenn and Dr. Jim Latimere in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"You do not wish to know .. anything. You wish only to speak. That which you know, you ignore, because it is inconvenient. That which you do not know, you invent. But none of that matters, except that he was a good man, a kind man, who cared about the world, even when the world cared nothing for him."
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Not propaganda, goodfacts, as opposed to realfacts. Facts the government has endorsed."
	-- Daniel to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Earth needs room to expand. The Rangers and the Alliance prove a hindrance to our plans to expand."
	-- Daniel in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"What we can not take by force, we will win by subversion. And in the end we will bury you."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"There must be something we can do."
"We're dead, we are not even here, just our memories, our thought patterns."
"That must be worth something. What we are is not a matter of flesh, it's a matter of will."
	-- Delenn and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"You see, the thing is, me and Sheridan were close, but I was the one who did most of the strategic planning during the war. Now, a resource like that you may not want to wipe it out just yet. I could help you."
	-- Garibaldi to Daniel in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"The funny thing about being a holographic record is that you don't really exist, except in patterns of light, shadow, information."
	-- Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Holograms do not lie, Danny-boy."
	-- Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Rest easy, friends. Rest easy."
	-- Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"The ways of Rome are like onto God. They are mysterious and sometimes they transcend understanding. They confess to an inability to see the wisdom of our mission: to keep alive the knowledge of the past. The knowledge that would've been lost forever after the Great Burn 500 years ago. Science and technology, yes, is that really their calling? But it is ours."
	-- Brother Alwyn Macomber in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Faith sustains us in the hour when reason tells us that we can not continue, that the whole of our whole lives is without meaning."
	-- Brother Alwyn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Not useless, but it is also not enough. Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one."
	-- Brother Alwyn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"That's all that faith requires. That we surrender ourselves to the possibility of hope. For that I'm content."
	-- Brother Alwyn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"We will rebuild the Earth, though it may take us another 2000 years. This time we will build it better."
	-- Brother Alwyn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"This is how the world ends, swallowed in fire, but not in darkness. You will live on. The voice of all our ancestors, the voice of our fathers and our mothers to the last generation. We created the world we think you would've wished for us. And now we leave the cradle for the last time."
	-- Man in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"And I was wondering if they will remember us hundred years from now, or a thousand. Then I figured: probably not."
"But it doesn't matter. We did what we did because it was right, not to be remembered. History will attend to itself, it always does."
	-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Dedicated to all the people who predicted that the Babylon Project would fail in its mission. Faith manages."
	-- Dedication in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"

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