->''"The tremendous accelerations involved in the kind of spaceflight seen on Star Trek would instantly turn the crew to chunky salsa unless there was some kind of heavy-duty protection. Hence, the inertial damping field."''
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Technical Manual'', page 24.

->''"Down in the cargo bay Dolby comments that it might be the inertial dampeners failing. He doesn't sound very worried given the severity of the problem. Inertial dampeners are what prevent the immense forces of a ship acceleration or deceleration from being applied to the occupants. Well you know what this is like when you slam on the brakes or take a tight turn in a car that's going at a few dozen miles an hour, so imagine if you are traveling at the kinds of speeds a warp capable ship is. Inertial dampeners failing should be said in roughly the same tone of voice as 'MY ARM IS STUCK IN A WOOD CHIPPER!'"''
-->-- '''Chuck Sonnenburg''', Website/SFDebris' review of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E15LearningCurve Learning Curve]]"

->'''Kim:''' Could we [[BlindJump go to low warp]] under these conditions?
->'''Paris:''' The ship might make it without inertial dampers, but we'd all just be stains on the back wall.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Tattoo"

-> '''Lieutenant Kate [=McMillan=]:''' Where the hell is the crew? And what the hell is ''this'' shit?\\
'''Nameless security guy:''' L.T., this shit ''is'' the crew.\\
'''[=McMillan=]:''' ''([[VomitingCop throws up]])''
-->-- ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}: Fanfic/TheHeadhunt''