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Quotes about TNG

"I've never had great nostalgia for the whole Kirk and Spock thing. I was more of a Next Generation boy. It's the inevitable sexed-up reboot of that I'm dreading; where they cast Snooki as Counselor Troi, or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Wesley Crusher."

Quotes from TNG

Q: Perhaps maybe a little, uh, Hamlet?
Capt. Picard: Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god!"
Q: Surely, you don't see your species like that, do you?
Capt. Picard: I see us one day becoming that, Q. Is it that which concerns you?
— "Hide and Q"

Capt. Picard: The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform! I'm going to make this simple for you, Mr. Crusher. Either you come forward and tell Admiral Brand what really took place, or I will.
— "The First Duty"

Picard: I understand what you've done here, Q. But I think the lesson could have been learned without the loss of 18 members of my crew.
Q: If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid.
— "Q Who?"

Capt. Picard: It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a sign of weakness...that is life.
— "Peak Performance"

Riker: You are free to execute your laws and your citizens as you see fit.
— "Angel One", as quoted in the Wikipedia article on zeugma

Korris: I have tasted your heart. You have been with them, but you are still of us. Do not deny the challenge of your destiny. Get off your knees and soar. Open your eyes and let the dream take flight.
Worf: My brother, it is you who does not see. You are looking for battles in the wrong place. The test of the warrior is not without; it is within. Here we meet the challenge. It is the weakness in here the warrior must overcome.
Korris: No...
Worf: You have talked of glory, and conquest, and legends we will write.
Korris: Yes. The birthright of every Klingon.
Worf: Yet in all you say, where are the words? Duty, honor, loyalty. Without which a warrior is nothing.
— "Heart of Glory"

Capt. Picard: This is the 24th century. Material needs no longer exist.
Offenhouse: Then what's the challenge?
Capt. Picard: The "challenge", Mr. Offenhouse, is to improve yourself. To enrich yourself. Enjoy it.
— "The Neutral Zone"


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