ADMIRAL WILLIAM ADAMA, "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" (2009)
Live or die, it's how you act today that's gonna matter.
ADMIRAL WILLIAM ADAMA, "The Oath" (2009)
Life can be a curse, as well as a blessing. You will believe me when I say that there are far worse things than death in this world.
DR. GAIUS BALTAR, "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 1" (2005)
All right, that's it! No more Mr. Nice Gaius!
DR. GAIUS BALTAR, "Six Degrees of Separation" (2004)
Lighten up a little bit, it's only the end of the world.
SAMUEL T. ANDERS, "The Farm" (2005)
Gaius Baltar is a brilliant, gifted human being. In the time I've known him, he's made a sport out of mendacity and deception. He is narcissistic, feckless, self-centered, and vain. I'm the one who should have stabbed him.
In all your travels, have you ever seen a star go supernova?...No? Well, I have. I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe. Other stars, other planets and eventually other life. A supernova! Creation itself! I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment. And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe? With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull! With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum. With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air...I don't want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to...I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can't even express these things properly because I have to...I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I'm a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I'm trapped in this absurd body! And why? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!
BROTHER CAVIL, "No Exit" (2009)
That's my Raptor wranglers, always looking for new and interesting ways to get killed!
LT. KARL "HELO" AGATHON, "Daybreak: Part 2" (2009)
I see angels. Angels in this very room. Now I may be mad, but that doesn't mean that I am not right. Because there is another force at work here. There always has been. It's undeniable. We've all experienced it. Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can't fathom, let alone explain away by rational means. Puzzles, deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones dead...risen. Whether we want to call that God, or Gods, or some sublime inspiration, or a divine force that we can't know or understand, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's here, it exists, and our two destinies are entwined in its force....God is not on any one's side. God is a force of nature. Beyond good and evil. Good and evil, we created those. Want to break the cycle? Break the cycle of birth, death, re-birth, destruction, escape, death? That's in our hands. In our hands only. Requires a leap of faith. Requires that we live in hope, not fear.
DR. GAIUS BALTAR, "Daybreak: Part 2" (2009)
Let a complex system repeat itself long enough and eventually something surprising might occur. That, too, is in God's plan.
NUMBER SIX, "Daybreak: Part 2" (2009)
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