Episode Quotes


Harry Mudd : "Behind every great man, there is a woman... urging him on."
Spock: "Logic is a twittering little bird, chirping in a meadow. Logic is 
wreath of pretty flowers that smell bad. Are you sure your 
circuits are registering correctly? Your ears are green!"
Kirk: "We prefer to help ourselves. We make mistakes, but we're 
human... and maybe that's the word that best explains us."
Mudd: "Knowledge, sir, should be free to all!"
Kirk: "What is man but that lofty spirit... that sense of 
McCoy: "They're perfect. Flawless, mentally and physically. No 
weaknesses, perfectly disciplined. No vices, no fears, no faults. 
Just a sense of purpose."
Mudd: "Human beings do not survive on bread alone ... but on the 
nourishments of liberty. For what indeed is a man without freedom 
... naught but a mechanism, trapped in the cogwheels of eternity."
Norman: "We cannot allow any race as greedy and corruptible as 
yours to have free run of the galaxy."
Kirk: [trying to confuse an android] "Harry lied to you, Norman. Everything Harry says is a lie. 
Remember that, Norman. *Everything* he says is a lie."
Mudd: "Now I want you to listen to me very carefully, Norman. 
I'm... lying."
Norman: "You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, 
then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth 
because you always lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! 
You are human; only humans can explain! Illogical!"
Kirk: "I am not programmed to respond in that area."