Episode Quotes


McCoy: "Do you know why you're not afraid to die, Spock? You're more 
afraid of living. Each day you stay alive is just one more day you 
might slip, and let your human half peek out. That's it, isn't it? 
Insecurity. Why, you wouldn't know what to do with a genuine, 
warm, decent feeling." 

Flavius: "Where do you come from? What do you call those?" 
Spock: "I call them 'ears'."
Flavius: "You trying to be funny?" 
Spock: "Never."

Claudius: "The games have always strengthened us. Death becomes a 
familiar pattern. We don't fear it as you do."
Kirk: "Our people don't believe in slavery."

Claudius: "We believe men should fight their own battles. Only the 
weak will die."

Septimus: "Our way is peace."
Kirk: "It is one of our most important laws that none of us may 
interfere with the affairs of others."
McCoy: "If you're speaking of worships of sorts, we represent many 
Marcus: "Would you leave us, Merik? The thoughts of one man to 
another cannot possibly interest you."
Marcus: "You're a Roman, Kirk, or you should have been."
McCoy: "If a man had a child who'd gone anti-social, killed perhaps, he'd still tend to protect that child."
McCoy: "Spock, uh...I know we've had our disagreements. Maybe 
they're jokes. I don't know. As Jim says, we're not often sure 
ourselves sometimes, but what I'm trying to say is --"
Spock: "Doctor, I am seeking a means of escape. Will you please be 
McCoy: "Well, what I'm trying to say is you saved my life in the 
Spock: "Yes, that's quite true."
McCoy: "I'm trying to thank you, you pointed-eared hobgoblin!"
Spock: "Oh, yes. You humans have that emotional need to express 
gratitude. 'You're welcome', I believe, is the correct response. 
However, Doctor, you must remember I am entirely motivated by 
logic. The loss of our ship's surgeon, whatever I think of his 
skill, would mean a reduction in the efficiency of the 
McCoy: "Angry, Mr. Spock, or frustrated, perhaps?"
Spock: "Such emotions are foreign to me, Doctor. I'm merely testing
the strength of the door."
McCoy: "For the 15th time."