PRESIDENT LAURA ROSLIN, "Colonial Day" (2005)
Life has a melody...a rhythm of notes which become your existence once they're played in harmony with God's plan.
NUMBER SIX, "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 2" (2005)
After they attacked, I never...I never pined over any of my old crap. Never missed it. Stupid view of the parking lot. Broken toilet in the bathroom. You know, everyone I know is fighting to get back what they had. And I'm fighting 'cause I don't know how to do anything else.
LT. KARA "STARBUCK" THRACE, "Valley of Darkness" (2005)
You, your race, invented murder. Invented killing for sport, greed, envy. It's man's one true art form.
NUMBER SIX, "Fragged" (2005)
If there's one thing we know about human beings with certainty - they are masters of self-destruction.
NUMBER SIX, "Home: Part 1" (2005)
Like everyone else, my pilots have lost their families, their friends, everyone they ever cared about; but on top of that they're asked to put their lives on the line every single day, for a fleet that seems more interested in what they do wrong than in what they do right. They're not asking for your pity, but they damn well deserve your respect.
CAPTAIN LEE "APOLLO" ADAMA, "Final Cut" (2005)
I came to Galactica to tell a story. In all honesty, I thought I knew what that story was before I ever set foot there: how an arrogant military let their egos get in the way of doing their jobs, safeguarding the lives of the civilian population. But I found out that the truth was more complex than that. These people aren't Cylons. They're not robots blindly following orders and polishing their boots. They're people. Deeply flawed, yes, but deeply human too, and maybe that's saying the same thing. What struck me most is that despite it all - the hardships, the stress, the ever present danger of being killed - despite all that, they never give up. They never lie down in the road and let the truck run them over. They wake up in the morning, put on their uniforms and do their jobs. Every day. No pay, no rest, no hope of ever laying down the burden or letting someone else do the job. There are no relief troops coming, no Colonial Fleet training new recruits every day. The people on Galactica are it. They are the thin line of blue that separates us from the Cylons. Lt. Gaeta told me a remarkable statistic; not a single member of Galactica's crew has asked to resign, not one. Think about that. If you wore the uniform wouldn't you want to quit? To step aside and say "Enough! Let someone else protect the fleet"? I know I would. But then, I don't wear a uniform. Most of us don't, most of us never will. The story of Galactica isn't that people make bad decisions under pressure, it's that those mistakes are the exception. Most of the time the men and women serving under Commander Adama get it right. The proof is that our fleet survives. And with Galactica at our side, we will endure.
D'ANNA BIERS, "Final Cut" (2005)
Do you know how useless prayer is? Chanting, and singing, and mucking about with old half-remembered lines of bad poetry? And you know what it gets you? Exactly nothing.
BROTHER CAVIL, "Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1" (2006)
Symbols matter. Uniforms, flags, banners - even mascots. They're like pieces of your heart that you can see.
LT. KARL "HELO" AGATHON, "Precipice" (2006)
Take a good look at the men and women that stand next to you. Remember their faces, for one day you will tell your children and your grandchildren that you served with such men and women as the universe has never seen. And together, you'll accomplish the feat that will be told and retold down through the ages, and find immortality as only the gods once knew. I'm proud to serve with you. Good hunting.
ADMIRAL WILLIAM ADAMA, "Exodus: Part 1" (2006)
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