B-4 quotes

B-4: [observes Picard] Why do you have a shiny head?

B-4: [observes Riker] Why does the tall man have a furry face?

Senator: Senators, consider the opportunities for the Empire. At last, the destinies of the planets Romulus and Remus will be united. Shinzon of Remus is offering us a chance to make ourselves stronger than ever before. It would be madness to reject it. I beg you not to let prejudice or politics interfere with this alliance. By joining Shinzon's forces with ours, not even the mighty Federation will be able to stand in our way.
Praetor Hiren: That's enough!
[first lines]

Jean-Luc Picard: Duty. A starship captain's life is filled with solemn duty. I have commanded men in battle. I have negotiated peace treaties between implacable enemies. I have represented the Federation in First Contact with twenty-seven alien species. But none of this compares with my solemn duty today... as best man. Now, I know on an occasion such as this, it is expected that I be gracious and fulsome in my praise on the wonders of this blessed union. But have the two of you considered what you are doing to me?! Of course, you're happy, but what about my needs? This is all a damned inconvenience. I mean, while you are happily settling in on the Titan, I will be training my new First Officer. You all know him. He's a tyrannical martinet who will never, ever allow me to go on away missions.
Data: That is the regulation, sir. Starfleet Code Section 12, Paragraph Four...
Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Data?
Data: Sir?
Jean-Luc Picard: Shut up.
Data: Yes, sir.
Jean-Luc Picard: 15 years I've been waiting to say that.

Geordi La Forge: You ever think about getting married again?
Guinan: No. Twenty-three was my limit.
[Worf with a hangover, groans with his head down on the table.]
Guinan: Worf? Are you all right?
Worf: Romulan ale should be illegal.
Geordi La Forge: It is.
Worf: Then it should be more illegal.

Deanna Troi: That was a lovely toast.
Jean-Luc Picard: It's from the heart.
Deanna Troi: And you needn't worry. I'm going to brief your new counsellor everything she needs to know.
Jean-Luc Picard: Like hell you are. You already know too much about me. But I take it, there will be no speeches during the ceremony on Betazed.
William Riker: No... no speeches and no clothes.
[Data on stage, toasts Riker and Troi]
Data: Ladies and gentlemen and invited transgendered species...

Jean-Luc Picard: Don't worry, Number One. We'll still have you to Betazed with plenty of time to spare.
William Riker: Thank you, sir.
Jean-Luc Picard: [to Worf] Where we will all honor the Betazoid tradition [regarding nude marriages]. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be in the gym.

William Riker: Captain, I don't have to remind you--
Jean-Luc Picard: I appreciate you concern, Number One. But, I have been itching to try the Argo.
William Riker: I'll bet.
Jean-Luc Picard: Captain's prerogative. There's no foreseeable danger. And your wife would never have forgiven me if anything would have happened to you. You have the bridge... Mister Troi!
[The bridge crew laughs heartily at Riker's momentary demotion to house husband.]

Kathryn Janeway: Jean-Luc, how'd you like a trip to Romulus?
Jean-Luc Picard: With or without the rest of the fleet?
Kathryn Janeway: A diplomatic mission. We've been invited, believe it or not.

Kathryn Janeway: The Son'a, the Borg, the Romulans-- you seem to get all the easy assignments.
Jean-Luc Picard: Just lucky, Admiral.
Kathryn Janeway: Let's hope that luck holds. Janeway out.

Jean-Luc Picard: Helmsman, lay in a new course. Take us to Romulus, warp eight.
Officer Branson: Aye aye, sir. Course plotted and laid in.
William Riker: Romulus?
Jean-Luc Picard: I'm afraid the Opal Sea will have to wait, Number One. Engage.

Shinzon: My life is meaningless as long as you're still alive. What am I while you exist? A shadow? An echo?
Jean-Luc Picard: If your issues are about me, then deal with me. This has nothing to do with my ship-- nothing to do with the Federation.
Shinzon: Oh, but it does. We will no longer bow before anyone as slaves; not the Romulans, and not your mighty Federation. We are a race bred for war and conquest.

Shinzon: You are me. The same noble Picard blood runs through our veins. Have you lived my life, you'd be doing exactly as I am. So look in the mirror. See yourself. Consider that, Captain. I can think of no greater torment for you.
Jean-Luc Picard: Shinzon. I'm a mirror for you as well.
Shinzon: Not for long, Captain. I'm afraid you won't survive to witness the victory of the echo over the voice.

Jean-Luc Picard: Why have you brought me here?!
Shinzon: [sarcastically] I was lonely.

Data: [as B-4] Move, puny human animal.
Jean-Luc Picard: [whispering] A bit less florid, Data.

Data: I must deactivate you.
B-4: For how long?
Data: Indefinitely.
B-4: How long is that--
Data: A long time, brother.

Data: The B-4 is physically identical to me, although his neural pathways are not as advanced. But even if they were, he would not be me.
Jean-Luc Picard: How can you be sure?
Data: I aspire, sir, to be better than I am. B-4 does not. Nor does Shinzon.

Geordi La Forge: Captain, we're being hailed.
Jean-Luc Picard: On screen. [notices that the viewscreen has been destroyed] Open a channel.
Donatra: [over the intercom] This is Commander Donatra of the Valdore. We're dispatching shuttles with medical personnel and supplies.
Jean-Luc Picard: Thank you, Commander.
Donatra: You've earned a friend in the Romulan Empire today, Captain. I hope the first of many. Valdore out.

B-4: Never saw the sun... never saw the sun... never saw the sun...
Jean-Luc Picard: Shining so bright...
B-4: Shining so bright, never saw things...
Jean-Luc Picard: Going so right.
B-4: Going so right...
[last lines]

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