Babylon 5 Quotes - page 2
Understanding is a three-edged sword.

KOSH NARANEK, "Deathwalker" (1994)

We believe that the universe itself is conscious in a way that we can never truly understand. It is engaged in a search for meaning. So it breaks itself apart, investing its own consciousness in every form of life. We are the universe trying to understand itself.

DELENN, "Passing Through Gethsemane" (1995)

Maybe somebody should've labeled the future "some assembly required".

MICHAEL GARIBALDI, "Hunter, Prey" (1995)

All life, every life...we are all born as molecules in the hearts of a billion stars. Molecules that do not understand politics or policies or differences. Over a billion years, we foolish molecules forget who we are and where we came from. In desperate acts of ego, we give ourselves names, fight over lines on maps, and pretend that our light is better than everyone else's. The flame reminds us of the piece of those stars that lives on inside us. The spark that tells us: "You should know better." The flame also reminds us that life is precious as each flame is unique. When it goes out, it's gone forever. And there will never be another quite like it. So many candles will got out tonight. I wonder some days if we can see anything at all.

DELENN, "And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder" (1998)

There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power tyrants and dictators cannot stand.

G'KAR, "The Long, Twilight Struggle" (1995)

I was thinking about what you said, that the preeminent truth of our age is that you cannot fight the system. But if, as you say, the truth is fluid, that the truth is subjective, then maybe you can fight the system. As long as just one person refuses to be broken, refuses to bow down.

CAPTAIN JOHN SHERIDAN, "Intersections in Real Time" (1997)

The gift of time. The gift of life. The gift of wisdom. The gift of light. For these things we are thankful.

G'KAR, "By Any Means Necessary" (1994)

If we lived 200 years, we'd still be human. We'd still make the same mistakes.


If more of our so-called leaders would walk the same streets as the people who voted them in, live in the same buildings, eat the same food instead of hiding behind glass and steel and bodyguards, maybe we would get better leadership and a little more concern for the future.

PRESIDENT JOHN SHERIDAN, "No Compromises" (1998)

Words have meaning and names have power. The universe began with a word, you know. But which came first, the word or the thought behind the word?

LORIEN, "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?" (1996)

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