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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

    "So you hear 'em too, huh?"
    "Absolutely. If I didn't, I might end up like you."

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "Everything "out there" has only one purpose: to distract us from ourselves, from what is truly important. But there are no distractions in here. You can learn much from silence."
    "So you hear 'em too, huh?"

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "Yes. And why is that, huh? I don't think you have any interest in restoring the glory of the Centauri Republic. No. I think you are using us as .. shall we say, agents of chaos. Convenient distraction making it easier for your associates to do whatever they wish to do. Yes?"
    "Everything "out there" has only one purpose: to distract us from ourselves, from what is truly important. But there are no distractions in here. You can learn much from silence."

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "These are chaotic times, Captain. I'm simply the instrument of my time. People need to understand fear."
    "Yes. And why is that, huh? I don't think you have any interest in restoring the glory of the Centauri Republic. No. I think you are using us as .. shall we say, agents of chaos. Convenient distraction making it easier for your associates to do whatever they wish to do. Yes?"

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post

    The world condemned me, but it didn't matter because I believed I was right and the world was wrong.
    "These are chaotic times, Captain. I'm simply the instrument of my time. People need to understand fear."

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  • LateArrival
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "Yes, we've disagreed, even fought, but I would rather have someone who opposed me out of an honest belief in the rightness of his cause than someone who was always on my side because it was expected and required. I've questioned your judgement and wisdom, your temperament, but never your loyalty."


    The world condemned me, but it didn't matter because I believed I was right and the world was wrong.

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post


    It's about ideology.


    .................................................. .........Of course, what isn't?
    "Yes, we've disagreed, even fought, but I would rather have someone who opposed me out of an honest belief in the rightness of his cause than someone who was always on my side because it was expected and required. I've questioned your judgement and wisdom, your temperament, but never your loyalty."

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  • LateArrival
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "The way you can take a straightforward logical proposition and turn it inside out so that in the end it says what you want it to say instead of what it actually means ... it's beyond me. Did this come naturally, or did you attend some kind of martial arts class for the philosophically inclined ... ?"

    It's about ideology.


    .................................................. .........Of course, what isn't?

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "No, not at all. I don't understand it. Despite of it all, I always thought that at the end of the day we're on the same side. They just needed someone to explain it to them .. so they'll understand who the real enemy was."
    "The way you can take a straightforward logical proposition and turn it inside out so that in the end it says what you want it to say instead of what it actually means ... it's beyond me. Did this come naturally, or did you attend some kind of martial arts class for the philosophically inclined ... ?"

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "What is the alternative? Living among mundanes who will never understand us? I have stared intolerance in the face for more years than you have been alive."

    (Note: this is kind of cheating because it's from the unproduced Crusade script "Value Judgments" with Bester addressing Mattheson. )
    "No, not at all. I don't understand it. Despite of it all, I always thought that at the end of the day we're on the same side. They just needed someone to explain it to them .. so they'll understand who the real enemy was."

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by LateArrival View Post
    "After reading many of your messages, I begin to understand what I don't understand about Babylon 5"
    "What is the alternative? Living among mundanes who will never understand us? I have stared intolerance in the face for more years than you have been alive."

    (Note: this is kind of cheating because it's from the unproduced Crusade script "Value Judgments" with Bester addressing Mattheson. )

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  • LateArrival
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    Have been reading some of the older forum messages that literally go back to the time of the "First One"s (October 13, 2003) and to slightly paraphrase a Good Luck Speech Quote:

    "After reading many of your messages, I begin to understand what I don't understand about Babylon 5" 🤯

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  • Kraig
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    Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post

    "What amazes me is the way that everyone is trying to turn Sheridan into some kind of hero. This is the man who resigned his commission in Earth Force under dubious conditions."
    "....Dubious-part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares people every time. All right?"

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  • AstroBoy
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    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

    "Good ol' Psi Corps. You guys never cease to amaze me! All the moral fiber of Jack the Ripper. What do you do in your spare time? Juggle babies over a fire pit? Oops, there goes another calculated risk!"
    "What amazes me is the way that everyone is trying to turn Sheridan into some kind of hero. This is the man who resigned his commission in Earth Force under dubious conditions."

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  • alpha128
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    "! feel like I'm falling into a pit and there's no climbing out -- "
    "Good ol' Psi Corps. You guys never cease to amaze me! All the moral fiber of Jack the Ripper. What do you do in your spare time? Juggle babies over a fire pit? Oops, there goes another calculated risk!"

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