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Babylon 5 Quotes

Babylon 5 is a Space opera, and Drama that was first aired in 1993 on Prime Time Entertainment Network, and TNT. Babylon 5 ended its run in 1998.

Babylon 5 lasted 5 seasons and 110 (+ 6 TV films) episodes. It features Christopher Franke, and Stewart Copeland as composer, and John C. Flinn III as head of cinematography. Babylon 5 is executive produced by Douglas Netter, and J. Michael Straczynski. Babylon 5 is created by J. Michael Straczynski.

Babylon 5 is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Babylon 5 is 43 minutes long. Babylon 5 is produced by Babylonian Productions, Inc. and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Spinoffs for this show include Crusade (TV series).

The cast includes: Bruce Boxleitner as Captain John Sheridan, Mira Furlan as Delenn, Richard Biggs as Dr. Stephen Franklin, Tim Choate as Zathras, Bill Mumy as Lennier, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Michael O'Hare as Commander Jeffrey David Sinclair, Jeff Conaway as Zack Allan, Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander, Jason Carter as Marcus Cole, Jerry Doyle as Michael Garibaldi, Wayne Alexander as Lorien, Wortham Krimmer as Emperor Cartagia, Walter Koenig as PsiCop Alfred Bester, Joshua Cox as Lt. Corwin, Michael O'Hare as Sinclair, Walter Koenig as Alfred Bester, Andrea Thompson as Talia, Claudia Christian as Cmdr. Susan Ivanova, Robin Atkin Downes as Byron, and Andrea Thompson as Ta'Lon.

Babylon 5 Quotes

Walter Koenig as PsiCop Alfred Bester

  • (Walter Koenig) "Being a telepath means you're special and rare and valuable."
  • (Walter Koenig) "Much as it might offend their sense of perspective, not everything is about Babylon 5."
  • (Walter Koenig) "Mr. Garibaldi, on a scale of one to ten -- just how stupid do you think I am?"
  • (Walter Koenig) "Reports of our depression have been greatly exaggerated."

Bruce Boxleitner as Captain John Sheridan

  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace, a self-contained world five miles long located in neutral territory, a place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens, a shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, the year the great war came upon us all. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "Are you trying to cheer me up?"
  • (Claudia Christian) "No sir, wouldn't dream of it."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "Good, I hate being cheered up."
  • (Claudia Christian) "In that case we're all going to die slow, agonizing deaths."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "Thank you, I feel so much better now."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "No surrender, no retreat."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "From the stars we came. From the stars we return. From now, till the end of time. We therefore commit these bodies to the deep."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "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'd get better leadership and a little more concern for the future."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "You know, I just had a thought. You've been back and forth to your world so many times since you got here. How do I know you're the same Vorlon? Inside that encounter suit you could be anyone."
  • (Kosh Naranek) "I have always been here."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "Oh, yeah? You said that about me too."
  • (Kosh Naranek) "Yes."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "I really hate it when you do that."
  • (Kosh Naranek) "Good."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "In breaking away from Earth, we have begun a difficult and uncertain journey, and none of us can see its end, but our cause remains a just one. That truth honours and sanctifies our fallen comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might carry on the work that is ahead of us. We are gathered here today to honour their memory and their names."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "Our new friend just said all the security in the world can't stop a lone gunman dedicated to exchange his life for the target, and he is right. So you may as well live instead of being a prisoner."

Mira Furlan as Delenn

  • (Mira Furlan) "I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light."
  • (Mira Furlan) "We are star stuff. We are the universe made manifest trying to figure itself out."
  • (Mira Furlan) "We may be able to get the Pak'ma'ra on board to help, but they're going to need something in exchange."
  • (Ambassador Londo Mollari) "Oh, offer them my body. Another 10 minutes of this, I'll be dead anyway."
  • (Citizen G'Kar) "I second the motion."
  • (Mira Furlan) "The third principle of sentient life is the capacity for self-sacrifice, the conscious ability to override evolution and self-preservation for a cause, a friend, a loved one."
  • (Mira Furlan) "Your Government will think twice before engaging a Minbari fleet."
  • (Jason Carter) "They're not my government. Back on the colony, Earth was just a place that sent us books and vids, and took 30% of our income. Should have given them the boot years ago."

Michael O'Hare as Sinclair

  • (Michael O'Hare) "It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call, home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5."
  • (Michael O'Hare) "Mr. Garibaldi was right. He said this was going to be trouble."
  • (Claudia Christian) "There's nothing more annoying than Mr. Garibaldi when he's right."
  • (Michael O'Hare) "Everyone lies, Michael. The innocent lie because they don't want to be blamed for something they didn't do and the guilty lie because they don't have any other choice."

Jerry Doyle as Michael Garibaldi

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Richard Biggs as Dr. Stephen Franklin

  • (Richard Biggs) "Have a seat, lend a hand, or get out of my way, but do not question me in my lab, doctor."
  • (Richard Biggs) "Doesn't anyone listen to one damn word I say?"

Claudia Christian as Cmdr. Susan Ivanova

  • (Claudia Christian) "So the next time we find out where the Shadows plan to strike, we can mine the area, and as soon as they come out of hyperspace --"
  • (Citizen G'Kar) "Then, as you so concisely say, Boom."
  • (Claudia Christian) "The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. It failed. But in the year of the Shadow War, it became something greater: our last, best hope for victory. The year is 2260. The place; Babylon 5."
  • (Claudia Christian) "Vakar Ashok, our gun arrays are now fixed on your ship and will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power quite impressive -- for a few seconds."
  • (Claudia Christian) "Worst case of testosterone poisoning I have ever seen."
  • (Claudia Christian) "Ambassador, do you really want to know what's going on down there?"
  • (Ambassador Londo Mollari) "Yes, absolutely."
  • (Claudia Christian) "Boom. Boom boom boom. Boom boom. Boom. Have a nice day."
  • (Claudia Christian) "If I live through this without completely losing my mind, it will be a miracle of Biblical proportions."
  • (Joshua Cox) "Well, there goes my faith in the Almighty."

Wayne Alexander as Lorien

  • (Wayne Alexander) "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. Only those whose lives are brief can believe that love, is eternal."
  • (Wayne Alexander) "You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received."
  • (Wayne Alexander) "The universe began with a word. But which came first: the word or the thought behind the word? You can't create language without thought, and you can't conceive a thought without language, so which created the other, and thus created the universe?"

Bill Mumy as Lennier

  • (Bill Mumy) "Sometimes I get so close and yet it feels like I'm shut out of the important things."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "It's a useless feeling. The Ambassador is definitely going through some changes. He even looks different."
  • (Bill Mumy) "Indeed. And now with the military starting to stampede over everyone and everything --"
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "People coming and going and secret meetings --"
  • (Bill Mumy) "You never know what it's all about until later when it's too late."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "And they never listen to us."
  • (Bill Mumy) "Makes me nervous."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "Same time tomorrow?"
  • (Bill Mumy) "Sure."
  • (Bill Mumy) "It was the year of fire,"
  • (Jeff Conaway) "The year of destruction,"
  • (Citizen G'Kar) "The year we took back what was ours."
  • (Patricia Tallman) "It was the year of rebirth,"
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "The year of great sadness,"
  • (Jason Carter) "The year of pain,"
  • (Mira Furlan) "And a year of joy."
  • (Ambassador Londo Mollari) "It was a new age."
  • (Richard Biggs) "It was the end of history."
  • (Claudia Christian) "It was the year everything changed."
  • (Jerry Doyle) "The year is 2261."
  • (Bruce Boxleitner) "The place, Babylon 5."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "As Mr. Garibaldi would say, it's been one hell of a day."
  • (Bill Mumy) "Yes. A hell of a day."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "And a hell of a year."
  • (Bill Mumy) "A hell of a five years."
  • (Ambassador Vir Cotto) "Hell of a life."
  • (Bill Mumy) "You win."

Andrea Thompson as Ta'Lon

  • (Andrea Thompson) "Congratulations citizen G'Kar. You are now a religious icon."
  • (Kosh Naranek) "Ah, you seek meaning?"
  • (Andrea Thompson) "Yes."
  • (Kosh Naranek) "Then listen to the music, not the song."

Wortham Krimmer as Emperor Cartagia

  • (Wortham Krimmer) "The trouble with being infallible is that you have to deal with everyone else making mistakes."

Joshua Cox as Lt. Corwin

  • (Joshua Cox) "Do we trust no-one then?"
  • (Claudia Christian) "No, trust Ivanova, trust yourself, anybody else, shoot'em."

Jason Carter as Marcus Cole

  • (Jason Carter) "There's always the threat of an attack by say, a giant space dragon. The kind that eats the sun once every 30 days. It's a nuisance, but what can you expect from reptiles? Did I mention that my nose is on fire? And that I have 15 wild badgers living in my trousers?"
  • (Jason Carter) "I'm sorry would you prefer ferrets?"

Tim Choate as Zathras

  • (Tim Choate) "Zathras is used to being beast of burden to other people's needs. Very sad life -- probably have very sad death, but at least there is symmetry."

Robin Atkin Downes as Byron

  • (Robin Atkin Downes) "But where is it written that all our dreams must be small ones?""

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