DELENN, "A Distant Star" (1994)
We are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective.
KOSH NARANEK, "Deathwalker" (1994)
Understanding is a three-edged sword.
G'KAR, "By Any Means Necessary" (1994)
The gift of time. The gift of life. The gift of wisdom. The gift of light. For these things we are thankful.
Londo Mollari, "War Prayer" (1994)
My shoes are too tight, and I have forgotten how to dance.
LADY LADIRA, "Signs and Portents" (1994)
The future is always changing. We create the future with our words, our deeds, and with our beliefs.
DELENN, "Passing Through Gethsemane" (1995)
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, "GROPOS" (1995)
We are all slaves to our histories. If there is to be a bright future, we must learn to break those chains.
G'KAR, "The Long, Twilight Struggle" (1995)
There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power tyrants and dictators cannot stand.
CENTAURI EMPEROR TURHAN, "The Coming of Shadows" (1995)
The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between.
G'KAR, "The Hour of the Wolf" (1996)
Our thoughts form the universe. They are always important.
MARCUS COLE, "A Late Delivery from Avalon" (1996)
I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, "Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?" So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
DELENN, "Ceremonies of Light and Dark" (1996)
They can have a terrible power over you...the power of grief, and loss, and of regret. Yes, you can let go of the people, places and things, but you have not let go of the pain.
MARCUS COLE, "Voices of Authority" (1996)
Claim victory in your heart and the universe will follow.
LORIEN, "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?" (1996)
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?
G'Kar, "Z'ha'dum" (1996)
The war we fight is not against powers and principalities: it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.
MARCUS COLE, "Lines of Communication" (1997)
Touch passion when it comes your way. It's rare enough as it is, don't walk away when it calls you by name.
CAPTAIN JOHN SHERIDAN, "Intersections in Real Time" (1997)
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, "Conflicts of Interest" (1997)
If you're going to wait for the universe to start making sense, you'll have a long wait ahead of you.
LORIEN, "Into the Fire" (1997)
We've lived too long, seen too much. To live on, as we have, is to leave behind joy, love, and companionship because we know it to be transitory; of the moment. We know it will turn to ash.
LONDO MOLLARI, Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe. The loud ones only take the credit.
G'KAR, Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise, what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past.
DELENN, "And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder" (1998)
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.
CAPTAIN JOHN SHERIDAN, "The Paragon of Animals" (1998)
The universe speaks in many languages but only one voice. The langage is not Narn or human or Centauri or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope. 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 the way to a better future. We are one.
PRESIDENT JOHN SHERIDAN, "Objects at Rest" (1998)
You may not be sure where you belong anymore, but home is always there. Because home is not a place, it's wherever your passion takes you.