Words of Wisdom from Babylon 5
"Prophecy is a guess that comes true. When it doesn't, it becomes a
"The Universe is an evil place, but at least it has a
sense of humour."
"The Universe speaks in many languages but only one voice....
the language of the heart.
The language of the soul
It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us.
And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born...
No matter the cost...
We agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule...
"It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of
war is the history of pain. If we are wise, what is born of that pain
matures into the promise of a better world, because we learn that we can
no longer afford the mistakes of the past."
-- G'Kar in Babylon 5:"In the Beginning"
After so many bad relationships, she was afraid of loving and being
hurt again, but she should have done it anyway, or at least "boffed him
When Stephen remarks that "that's one way to deal with unrequited love,"
she replies, "All love is unrequited, Stephen. All of it," and buries
her head in his shoulder.
The shelter is a mess, and according to Bo there is a lot of work to
do: a damaged hull to repair, garbage to be picked up, debris to be
cleaned up from space surrounding the station, and airlocks to fix in
"Typical," complains Mac. "They call all the shots, they get all the
glory, we clean up the mess."
"We imbue our lives and deaths with meaning ourselves. That by living
each moment like it was the last, and acting with the correct motives we
can never die pointlessly, because "death will have meaning if it comes
when you are in fullest pursuit of your heart."
G'Kar does not want to lead others, afraid they may be forced to pay
the price of his mistakes. What if he leads them the wrong way, teaches
them the wrong lesson? Even worse, what if they come, not because of the
lesson but because of the teacher? G'Kar fears his own shadow may become
larger than his the message.
""If the primates that we came from had known that someday
politicians would come out of the gene pool, they'd have stayed up in
the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea. Hell, I always
thought the opposable thumb was overrated."
"The universe is driven by the complex interaction between three
ingredients: matter, energy, and enlightened self-interest."
- G'Kar, Survivors
- "Babylon 5: A Distant Star"
"We are all slaves to our histories. If there is to be a .. bright
future, we must learn to break those chains."
- Delenn, GROPOS
"The Captain does not believe in indiscreet questions. He believes
the only way to get pertinent information is by asking impertinent
questions." "Then," says Lennier with a faint smile, "I believe I may
have finally found a home."
"From time to time, you will make
mistakes. They're inevitable. Sometimes those mistakes will be...huge.
What matters is that you learn from them. There's nothing wrong with
falling down, so long as you end up just two inches taller when you pick
yourself up off the floor. At times, you may end up far away from home.
You may not be sure of where you belong anymore. But home is always
there. Because home is not a place. It's wherever your passion takes
you. As you continue on your path...you will lose some friends and gain
new ones. The process is painful, but often necessary. They will change,
and you will change because life is change. From time to time...they
must find their own way, and that way may not be yours. Enjoy them for
what they are. And remember them for what they were.
I really do believe that sooner or later, no matter what
happens...things do work out. Oh, we have hard times. We suffer. We lose
loved ones. The road is never easy. It was never meant to be easy. But
in the long run...if you stay true to what you believe, things do work
out. Always be willing to fight for what you believe in. It doesn't
matter if 1000 people agree with you or one person agrees with you. It
doesn't matter if you stand completely alone. Fight for what you believe
- Sheridan - Objects at rest
"And I was wondering if they will
remember us hundred years from now, or a thousand. Then I figured:
"But it doesn't matter. We did what we did because it was right, not to
be remembered. History will attend to itself, it always does."
-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Deconstruction of Falling
"Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be
another. It changed the future .. and it changed us. It taught us that
we have to create the future .. or others will do it for us. It showed
us that we have care for one another, because if we don't, who will? And
that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely places.
Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope .. that there can always be new
beginnings .. even for people like us."
- General Susan Ivanova, Sleeping in