"Make it so."
— Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
"A ship at sea is its own world. To be the captain of a ship is to be the unquestioned ruler of that world and requires all of the leadership skills of a prince or minister."
— Col. Corazon Santiago, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri
"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship because while you're there, you can make a difference."
"Captain is such a dashing title, I've always thought.' She gave him a bright, brittle smile. 'I mean, colonels and so on are all so stuffy, majors are pompous, but one always feels somehow that there us something so delightfully dangerous about a captain."
—Lady Sybil Ramkin to Sam Vimes, Guards! Guards!
Wesley: He wants the impossible!
Geordi La Forge: That's the short definition of "Captain"
— Discussing their boss' job description in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
"There are three things to remember about being a Starship Captain. Keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the ship, and never abandon a member of your crew."
— Captain Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager
"Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile, make the troops happy even when it's the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they're your troops and you have to take care of them."
— Captain Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Look me over, I'm the Cap'm
You say it's such a joke
But I don't see you laughing
— They Might Be Giants, "The Cap'm"
Commander Shepard: I never actually reached the rank of Captain. Technically, I'm no longer in the Alliance military at all.
Captain Kar'Danna: You're the commander of the Normandy, responsible for the lives aboard it. That entitles you to respect among our people.
"Its my duty to try and bring everyone back alive."
- Lafiel, Banner of the Stars