"The Paragon of Animals"

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"I would remind the Drazi ambassador that the Centauri Republic has already signed the declaration. And if the Centauri can sign it, anybody can sign it."
"That's right. .. Wait a minute."
	-- G'Kar and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"G'Kar is taking it as a personal rejection since he wrote the damn thing."
"Oh, writers. They are a sensitive bunch."
	-- Sheridan and Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"I'm not big on telepaths myself. I'm not big on guns either. But if everyone else has them, I want to make sure I get my hands on the biggest one I can."
	-- Garibaldi to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"You've misspelled this. There's no 'Y' in liberties."
"Oh, go away. Repress someone else."
"As you wish."
	-- Londo and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Afternoon. My name's Michael Garibaldi--"
"Yes, it is. And the answer is no."
"Wait a second. You didn't hear what I had to say."
"Yes, I did. I heard your proposition, I heard what you thought I would probably say in response, and I heard the counter-arguments you planned to use. I know you're having some discomfort with those shoes and that lunch is not sitting well with you just now."
	-- Garibaldi and Byron in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Do you know what a telepath has to do in order to avoid picking up stray thoughts? We have to kick down our natural abilities, run rhymes and little songs through our heads 'round and 'round. All that to keep from picking up what you're broadcasting loud enough to be heard halfway down the hall. You're one of those people who rehearses everything, Mr. Garibaldi. You never enter a situation until you've gone over it and over it a hundred times, worked out what you will say and what the other person will say, how you'll respond. It's .. quite remarkable and extremely depressing. That little personality quirk must have cost you more than a few relationships. Mundanes want us to fill our heads with noise and babble so we won't hear what you're shouting at the top of your minds."
	-- Byron to Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Oh, I can just hear Londo now: I imagine you are finding your principles most inconvenient now, yes?"
	-- Sheridan to Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Send all of them. Or at least as many as we can afford. Dukhat once told me: 'If you can create sufficient fear in your enemies, you may not have to fight them. Always remember that terror is also a form of communication.'"
"Oh, he taught you well."
	-- Delenn and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"The rumor around Psi Corps is that's what happened to Mr. Bester. Did you know that? They say he was always volunteering for deathbed scans. I guess he wanted to know what was on the other side. They say he was there inside someone's mind when they died, and .. he went too deep. Saw more than anyone should ever see. And when the door closed .. the rest of him .. maybe the best of him .. never came back."
	-- Lyta to Garibaldi in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Lyta, they believe in this new Alliance. They think they can make a difference, help people. But they're trying, Lyta. They're trying so hard, and they're gonna need all the help they can get, whether they know it or not. I came back because I figured they deserve a fighting chance to make this work, and I'm gonna give it to them. You do this for me, and I swear, I will never ask you for anything ever again. .. Till the next time."
	-- Garibaldi to Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not narn or human or centauri or gaim or minbari. It speaks in the language of hope."
"It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. The small, still voice that says: 'We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star. .. We are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear. .. We are one.' Here, gathered together in common cause, we begin to realize this singular truth and this singular rule that we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light our way to a better future. We are one."
"We are one."
	-- Sheridan / G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Tell me that it matters to you that I help your friend."
"It matters to me."
"We will find him two among us who are trained beyond reproach. They will find for him all the things that are hidden, all the things that are dark, and all the things that are secret."
	-- Byron and Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Do you know if they had a chance to send out a distress call?"
"Oh, no. They were shot right out of the sky with great efficiency."
	-- Drazi Ambassador and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"Ah, Mr. President. Oh, good, good, good. I was looking for these."
"What are you doing?"
"Well, we need to get everyone to sign them again."
"What? We .. Do you understand what we went through to get them signed even once?"
"I revised it again. It's better."
"G'Kar!"
"But look."
"It's better."
	-- G'Kar and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"
"We've got to watch this, Delenn. We've got to watch this very closely. Because we are standing on the proverbial slippery slope, and if we're not careful, there's a big fall out there that's just waiting to happen."
	-- Sheridan to Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Paragon of Animals"

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