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Old 12-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:03 AM
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"Maybe you might find something useful by sheer accident. But maybe you'll push the wrong button and blow yourself up."
"They have not yet absorbed the quiet core of what it is to be Anla-Shok. They are...intemperate."
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 PM
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"They have not yet absorbed the quiet core of what it is to be Anla-Shok. They are...intemperate."
Be a nice Minbari, conform, be quiet, admit that you are inadequate.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:46 PM
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Be a nice Minbari, conform, be quiet, admit that you are inadequate.
"I don't have much time, son. I want you to know you were right. I didn't want to admit that. Just .. pride, I guess. Yet, my age, you get kind of set in your ways. That had to be done, don't blame yourself .. for what happened later."
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:25 AM
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"I don't have much time, son. I want you to know you were right. I didn't want to admit that. Just .. pride, I guess. Yet, my age, you get kind of set in your ways. That had to be done, don't blame yourself .. for what happened later."
"Except, of course, Captain, we didn't lose the war. The Minbari did surrender."
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:52 PM
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"Except, of course, Captain, we didn't lose the war. The Minbari did surrender."
I said that we surrendered. I did not say that we gave up our sovereign rights to form a new government. Dukhat said that in every battle, one side or the other must surrender eventually.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:11 AM
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I said that we surrendered. I did not say that we gave up our sovereign rights to form a new government. Dukhat said that in every battle, one side or the other must surrender eventually.
"No. We have to stay here and there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu and Einstein and Morobuto and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars."
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:52 PM
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"No. We have to stay here and there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu and Einstein and Morobuto and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars."
Nobody wants to die, especially not out there in the cold of space, so you surrendered. They took you aboard their ship, fixed you some milk and cookies and asked you to work for them, be their eyes, their ears, their voice. You agreed. You and god knows how many other people. And then they let you go
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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Nobody wants to die, especially not out there in the cold of space, so you surrendered. They took you aboard their ship, fixed you some milk and cookies and asked you to work for them, be their eyes, their ears, their voice. You agreed. You and god knows how many other people. And then they let you go
"You're more trouble than a toilet full of snakes.."
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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"I never get involved with my own life. It's too much trouble."
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:20 PM
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"I never get involved with my own life. It's too much trouble."
"It wouldn't have mattered...it wouldn't have changed anything. They would not have stopped."
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:00 AM
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"Please don't speak that way. No one knows what is written in the stream until the waters surround him".
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:50 AM
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"They're *all over* the place . . . They're killing us . . ."
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"They're *all over* the place . . . They're killing us . . ."
"Tick, you're alive. Tock...well, it was a good life, but a short one."
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