Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 975)

Adhar Ru'afo
Jean-Luc Picard
William Riker

Jean-Luc Picard: We are betraying the principles upon which the Federation was founded. It's an attack upon its very soul. And it will destroy the Ba'ku... just as cultures have been destroyed in every other forced relocations throughout history.
Admiral Matthew Dougherty: Jean-Luc, we're only moving 600 people.
Jean-Luc Picard: How many people does it take, Admiral, before it becomes wrong? A thousand? Fifty thousand? A million? How many people does it take, Admiral?
Admiral Matthew Dougherty: I'm ordering you to the Goran system. I'm also ordering the release of the Son'a officers. File whatever protest you wish to, Captain. By the time you do, this will all be done.

Federation support. Federation procedures. Federation rules. Look in the mirror, Admiral. The Federation is old. In the past 24 months, they've been challenged by every major power in the quadrant: the Borg, the Cardassians, the Dominion. They all smell the scent of death on the Federation. That's why you've embraced our offer. Because it will give your dear Federation new life. Well, how badly do you want it, admiral? Because there are hard choices to be made now. If the Enterprise gets the news to the Federation about their brave captain's valiant struggle on behalf of the defenseless Ba'ku, your Federation's politicians will waiver. Your Federation opinion polls will open a public debate. Your Federation allies will want their say. You-- need I go on?

How many people does it take before it becomes wrong? A thousand? Ten thousand? A million? How many people DOES IT TAKE, admiral?

In six hours, every living thing in this system will be dead or dying.

But some of the darkest chapters in the history of my world involved the forced relocation of a small group of people to satisfy the demands of a large one. I'd hoped that we had learned from our mistakes but it seems some of us haven't.

[Notices blemish on Worf] Klingons never do anything small, do you?

William Riker: Counselor, do you think it's possible for two people to go back in time, fix a mistake they've made?
Deanna Troi: On this ship, anything's possible. [Riker kisses her, and she pushes him away] Yuck!
William Riker: "Yuck"?
Deanna Troi: I never kissed you with a beard before.
William Riker: I kissed you, and you say "yuck"?

Jean-Luc Picard: You've brought the Federation in the middle of a blood feud, Admiral. The children have returned to expel their elders, just as they were once expelled, except that Ru'afo's need for revenge has now escalated into patricide.
Admiral Matthew Dougherty: It... was for the Federation. It was all for the Federation.

Captain, the Son'a crew want to negotiate a cease-fire. It may have something to do with the fact that we have 3 minutes of air left.

We're through running from these bastards.

Admiral Dougherty will not be joining us for dinner. Deploy the collector.

Definitely feeling aggressive tendencies, sir!

[The Enterprise E is on a collision course with Ru'afo's ship.]
Son'a officer: He wouldn't.
Worf: Yes, he would.

Subadhar Gallatin: Is this how a Federation officer pleads for his life?
Jean-Luc Picard: I am not pleading for my life. I am pleading for yours.

Picard's first officer? You really believe he'll listen? My ships are powerful enough to intercept the Enterprise before it reaches the perimeter. I could send them to... escort it back. But Commander Riker might not want to come.