"Objects at Rest"

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"Greetings, Ta'Lon. I'm leaving this message for you because it appears I must leave Babylon 5 sooner than I had intended. I would have preferred to say this in person, but since I cannot, let me say it here. Now that I am gone, someone else must speak for our people. I would like for that person .. to be you. Knowing you as I do, Ta'Lon, I'm sure you're wondering, why you?"
"To say the least.
"Why should you be asked to take on the responsibility of speaking for our people? Why you might accept it is for you to decide. I can only tell you why I've offered it. I believe there is a time for enlightenment and a time for things to get done. I have become a distraction for our people. They require patience, direction, determination, and strength. I have provided a little of the first two. Now, you must provide the rest. You have always been sensible and level-headed. A rock that will never shift or break beneath the demands of our people. And you have been my friend. In my absence, we will need someone to focus on helping our world rebuild and strengthening ties with the Alliance. In order to serve our people here and at home, one must be both priest and warrior in equal measure. In recent months, I have become more priest than warrior. Perhaps, now it is time for someone who is more warrior than priest. You may believe you are not ready, but you are as ready as I was when I first came to Babylon 5. Check the records, I think you'll be amused. When this message has finished, a copy will automatically be sent to Sheridan and the others. They will receive you as they would receive me. Good luck, Ta'Lon. Serve our people .. reasonably, fairly, and with honor. The rest will attend to itself."
	-- G'Kar recording and Ta'Lon in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"It's good to know that at least one of the old gang will be sticking around for a while."
"Who, me? Absolutely. Hell, I'll probably still be here when they turn off the lights."
"I don't doubt it."
	-- Sheridan and Zack in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"There are moments when we all become someone else, something other than what we are. It takes only a moment, but we spend the rest of our lives looking back at that moment in shame."
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"Another of the benefits of being Emperor, or president, in your case, is not so much the people who are pleased to see you in office. It's the people who are furious that you're even alive, no less holding a position of power. Knowing that every day you succeed, they die a little more inside, makes the endeavor eminently satisfying."
	-- Emperor Mollari to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"When I heard that you were with child, and that you were finally returning here to stay, how could I not come and convey my personal good wishes? I would raise a toast to you, but .. there doesn't seem to be anything at hand. Mr. President, do you have a little brivari? Or perhaps some of that excellent Earth whiskey tucked away in a box somewhere, yes?"
	-- Londo to Delenn in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"Now what?"
"Now we await the passage of years."
"We are very patient."
	-- Londo and Keeper/Drakh in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"I give you .. what little wisdom I have. Delenn .. is the greatest ally you will ever have. Her depths of courage and compassion are unmatched in my experience. Look to her .. for wisdom and fire in equal measure. And if you ever have any doubt .. talk to her. She will never judge you. She will only love you. From time to time, you will make mistakes. They're inevitable. Sometimes those mistakes will be .. huge. What matters is that you learn from them."
	-- Sheridan to David in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"At times, you may end up far away from home. You may not be sure of where you belong anymore. But home is always there. Because home is not a place. It's wherever your passion takes you."
	-- Sheridan to David in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"
"Fight .. for what you believe. Which brings me to the .. first piece of advice my dad ever gave me, and now I'm giving it to you. Never--"
"Never start a fight. But always finish it."
"Always finish it."
	-- Sheridan and Delenn to David in Babylon 5:"Objects at Rest"

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