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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by glindros View Post

    Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen.
    "For one hour a week, he opened his off ice to anyone who had a problem. You could come and talk to him about anything; he wouldn't judge you, wouldn't blame you. He'd just listen. Even if he couldn't help, couldn't change the situation ... it was good just to talk to someone."

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  • glindros
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "The machine says: 'kill, to protect.' The sign hurts us. We can not hear the machine."
    Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen.

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "You are a piece of the machine that thinks it is the whole of the machine, the flute that believes itself the symphony. You have malfunctioned. Admit it and you'll feel better. Your only destiny is to be the nail that gets hammered down. Bang, bang, bang ..."
    "The machine says: 'kill, to protect.' The sign hurts us. We can not hear the machine."

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

    "Yes, and that is their strength. They do not seek conformity. They do not surrender. Out of their differences comes symmetry, the unique capacity to fight against impossible odds."
    "You are a piece of the machine that thinks it is the whole of the machine, the flute that believes itself the symphony. You have malfunctioned. Admit it and you'll feel better. Your only destiny is to be the nail that gets hammered down. Bang, bang, bang ..."

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "When Babylon 4 reappeared two years ago, Commander Sinclair and I went aboard to evacuate her; crew. While I was there, I had this ... flash; I saw a fire fight here on the station. Something was invading Babylon 5. We were putting up a good fight ... but we were losing. Bad."
    "Yes, and that is their strength. They do not seek conformity. They do not surrender. Out of their differences comes symmetry, the unique capacity to fight against impossible odds."

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "There is a storm coming up, black and terrible storm."
    "When Babylon 4 reappeared two years ago, Commander Sinclair and I went aboard to evacuate her; crew. While I was there, I had this ... flash; I saw a fire fight here on the station. Something was invading Babylon 5. We were putting up a good fight ... but we were losing. Bad."

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by glindros View Post

    'The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, or last best hope for Earth.'"
    "There is a storm coming up, black and terrible storm."

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  • glindros
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "Because sometimes "peace" is another word for surrender ... and because secrets have a way of getting out."
    'The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, or last best hope for Earth.'"

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "The usual. The good times, and the bad times, the revelations, the revolutions. Outbreaks of hysteria, the parade of scandals, promises, constitutions, and the occasional war."
    "Because sometimes "peace" is another word for surrender ... and because secrets have a way of getting out."

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

    "Thinking flowers is good, giving flowers is better. What's the occasion?"
    "The usual. The good times, and the bad times, the revelations, the revolutions. Outbreaks of hysteria, the parade of scandals, promises, constitutions, and the occasional war."

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "You should be just in time for the blooming of the Star Laces."
    "Thinking flowers is good, giving flowers is better. What's the occasion?"

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "You know, there are a lot of other kids who feel just the same way you do. They're confused and afraid, but they don't have to be. The problem isn't that other kids don't like you, it's that they don't understand you, but we do. You're special. You're a latent telepath about to come into full bloom."
    "You should be just in time for the blooming of the Star Laces."

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by Kraig View Post

    "Zathras understand. .. No. Zathras not understand, but Zathras do. Zathras good at doings, not understandings."
    "You know, there are a lot of other kids who feel just the same way you do. They're confused and afraid, but they don't have to be. The problem isn't that other kids don't like you, it's that they don't understand you, but we do. You're special. You're a latent telepath about to come into full bloom."

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  • Kraig
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "You want to know the truth? Then come and see. Touch and feel what I have felt. Then ... you will understand."
    "Zathras understand. .. No. Zathras not understand, but Zathras do. Zathras good at doings, not understandings."

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post

    "Dream! That's all. Just a bad dream."
    "You want to know the truth? Then come and see. Touch and feel what I have felt. Then ... you will understand."

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