Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact quotes

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Jean-Luc Picard
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Zefram Cochrane


Lily Sloane: Oh, excuse me! I didn't mean to interrupt your little quest! Captain Ahab has to go hunt his whale.
Jean-Luc Picard: What did you say?
Lily Sloane: What? You don't have books in the 24th century?
Jean-Luc Picard: This is not about revenge!
Lily Sloane: Liar!
Jean-Luc Picard: This is about saving the future of humanity!
Lily Sloane: Jean-Luc, blow up the damn ship!
Jean-Luc Picard: NO! Nooooooooo! [smashes a display case in anger] [both pause, shocked]
Jean-Luc Picard: I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far and no further! And I will make them pay for what they've done!
Lily Sloane: [looking at the broken remains of the Enterprise-D model] You broke your little ships. [pause] See you around, Ahab.
Jean-Luc Picard: [softly, to himself] "And he piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon he would have shot his heart upon it."
Lily Sloane: What?
Jean-Luc Picard: Moby Dick.
Lily Sloane: Actually, I never read it.
Jean-Luc Picard: Ahab spent years hunting the white whale that crippled him; but in the end, it destroyed him and his ship.
Lily Sloane: I guess he didn't know when to quit.


William Riker: Everybody ready to make some history?
Geordi LaForge: Always am.
Zefram Cochrane: I think I forgot something.
William Riker: What?
Zefram Cochrane: I don't know, probably nothing.
Deanna Troi: Begin ignition sequence.
Zefram Cochrane: Oh God, now I remember!
Geordi LaForge: What?
Zefram Cochrane: Where is it?
Geordi LaForge: What?!
Zefram Cochrane: We can't lift off without it.
William Riker: Geordi, we've got to abort!
Zefram Cochrane: No, no, wait I've found it.
[Troi continues countdown]
Zefram Cochrane: Let's rock 'n' roll!
[plugs a small disc into a slot in the Phoenix's control panel]
Deanna Troi: Two...one...ze-AAH! ["Magic Carpet Ride" begins blaring through everyone's headsets and the Phoenix lifts off]

William Riker: Someone once said, "Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgements."
Zefram Cochrane: That's rhetorical nonsense. Who said that?
William Riker: (smiling) You did. Ten years from now.

William Riker: We finished our first sensor sweep of the Neutral Zone.
Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, fascinating. 20 particles of space dust per cubic meter, 52 ultraviolet radiation spikes, and a Class II comet. (sarcastically) Well, this is certainly worthy of our attention.

Worf: Assimilate this.

Worf: With all due respect, sir, I believe you are allowing your experience with the Borg to influence your judgement.
Jean-Luc Picard: You're afraid. You want to destroy the ship and run away. You coward.
Beverly Crusher: Jean-Luc!
Worf: If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand.
Jean-Luc Picard: Get off my bridge!

Zefram Cochrane: I gotta take a leak.
Geordi La Forge: Leak? I'm not detecting any leaks.
Zefram Cochrane: Don't you people from the 24th century ever pee?
Geordi La Forge: Oh, leak! Heh. That's pretty funny.

Zefram Cochrane: Let me just make sure that I understand you correctly, Commander. A group of cybernetic creatures from the future have traveled back through time to enslave the human race... and you're here to stop them?
William Riker: That's right.
Zefram Cochrane: Hot damn! You're heroic.

Zefram Cochrane: You don't have a moon in the 24th century?
William Riker: Sure we do. Just looks a lot different. There are 50 million people living on the moon in my time. You can see Tycho City, New Berlin... even Lake Armstrong on a day like this.

Zefram Cochrane: [drunk] I'm not going back! I don't wanna be a statue! [starts to run to woods]
William Riker: We don't have time for this! [stuns Cochrane with phaser] [To Geordi] You told him about the statue?!

[After Captain Picard of the Enterprise asks if anyone objects the violation of their orders ]
Data: To hell with our orders.
[Lily empties an entire clip of bullets into Data after he jumps down the silo and lands in front of her.]
Data: Greetings.
[After going in the wake of the Borg Sphere's time-travel gate, the Enterprise crew sees a radically different Earth]
Data: Earth, population nine billion...All Borg.

[The Vulcans have landed to meet Cochrane.]
Vulcan: Live long and prosper.
Zefram Cochrane: Thanks.

[While Picard and Data are conducting an assault team in order to re-take the Enterprise-E from the Borg]
Data: Captain, I believe I am feeling... anxiety. It is an intriguing sensation. A most distracting --
Jean-Luc Picard: [interrupting Data] Data, I'm sure it's a fascinating experience, but perhaps you should deactivate your emotion chip for now.
Data: Excellent idea [makes a move with his head, eliciting a beep] Done, sir.
Jean-Luc Picard: Data, there are times when I envy you.

[as Locutus, in a nightmare] Resistance is futile.

[explaining 24th-century economics to 21st-century Lily Sloane.] The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves, and the rest of humanity. Actually, we're rather like yourself and Dr. Cochrane.