Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact quotes

33 total quotes (ID: 554)

Data
Jean-Luc Picard
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Zefram Cochrane


Defiant Helmsman: Main power's off-line. We've lost shields. Our weapons are gone.
Worf: Perhaps today is a good day to die. Prepare for ramming speed!
Defiant Helmsman: Sir, there's another starship coming in! It's the Enterprise!


Beverly Crusher: I have a patient here who insists on coming to the bridge.
Jean-Luc Picard: Welcome aboard the Enterprise E, Mr. Worf.
Worf: Thank you, sir. The Defiant?.
Jean-Luc Picard: Adrift, but salvageable.
William Riker: Tough little ship.
Worf: [incredulous] Little?
Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, we could use some help at Tactical.
[when Worf takes control of Tactical, Riker approaches him]
William Riker: You do remember how to fire phasers?
[as he sees Worf indignant, he walks away smiling]

Deanna Troi: Time line?! This is no time to argue about time! We don't have the time. What was I saying?
William Riker: You're drunk.
Deanna Troi: I am not.
William Riker: [laughs] Yes, you are.
Deanna Troi: [very drunk] Look, he wouldn't even talk to me unless I had a drink with him. And then, it took three shots of something called tequila just to find out he was the one we're looking for. And I spent the last 20 minutes trying to keep his hands off me. So don't go criticizing my counselling technique.
William Riker: [laughs] Sorry.
Deanna Troi: It's a primitive culture. I'm just trying to blend in.
William Riker: You're blended all right.

Deanna Troi: If you're looking for my professional opinion as ship's counsellor: he's nuts.
William Riker: I'll be sure to note that in my log.
(Deanna passes out)

[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.

Data: Your efforts to break the encryption codes will not be successful. Nor will your attempts to assimilate me into your collective.
Borg Queen: Brave words. I've heard them before from thousands of species across thousands of worlds since long before you were created. But now, they are all Borg.
Data: I am unlike any lifeform you have encountered before. The codes stored in my neural net can not be forcibly removed.
Borg Queen: You are an imperfect being created by an imperfect being. Finding your weakness is only a matter of time.

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: 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.

Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, do you remember your zero-G combat training?
Worf: I remember it made me sick to my stomach. [crestfallen] What are you suggesting?
Jean-Luc Picard: I think it's time that we took a little stroll.

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?!

Worf: Assimilate this.

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.

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.

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!

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.