Episode Quotes


Kirk: "Risk. Risk is our business. That's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her."

McCoy : "Let's get back to this solid rock business." 

Thalassa: "Oblivion together does not frighten me, beloved."
McCoy: "Vulcans worship peace above all."

Sargon: "There comes to all races an ultimate crisis which you have 
yet to face... One day our minds became so powerful we dared think of ourselves as gods."

Kirk: "They used to say, if man could fly, he'd have wings. But he did fly; he discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that we hadn't gone on to Mars and then to the nearest star? That's like saying you wish that you still operated with scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut, like your great, great, great-grandfather used to do... Dr. McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger 
potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this. But I must point out that the possibilities -- the potential for knowledge and advancement is 
equally great. Risk -- risk is our business."
Kirk: "We faced a crisis in our earlier nuclear age. We found the wisdom not to destroy ourselves."