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Guinan (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (#3.15)" (1990)
[Guinan has served Worf a drink to taste]
Guinan: It's an Earth drink. Prune juice.
Lieutenant Worf: A warrior's drink!

Guinan: You know, you always drink alone. It wouldn't hurt you to seek out a little... companionship.
Lieutenant Worf: I would require a Klingon woman for... companionship. Earth females are too fragile.
Guinan: Not all of them. There are a few on this ship that... would find you... tame.
[Worf laughs out loud]
Lieutenant Worf: Impossible.
Guinan: You never know till you try.
Lieutenant Worf: Then I will never know.
Guinan: Coward.

Guinan: [on seeing the anomaly] No...!

Guinan: Tasha, you're not supposed to be here.
Natasha Yar: Where am I supposed to be?
Guinan: Dead.
Natasha Yar: Do you know how?
Guinan: No. But I do know it was an empty death. A death without purpose.

Guinan: Every fiber in my being says this is a mistake. I can't explain it to myself, so I can't explain it to you. I only know that I'm right.

Capt. Picard: You must have some idea how things have changed.
Guinan: I look at things, I look at people, and... they just don't feel right.
Capt. Picard: What things? What people?
Guinan: You. Your uniform, the bridge...
Capt. Picard: What's the matter with the bridge?
Guinan: It's not right!
Capt. Picard: It's the same bridge. Nothing has changed.
Guinan: I know that. I also know it's wrong.
Capt. Picard: [sighs] What else?
Guinan: Families. There should be children on this ship.
Capt. Picard: What? Children on the Enterprise? Guinan, we're at war!
Guinan: No we're not! At least we're not... supposed to be. This is not a ship of war. This is a ship of peace.
Capt. Picard: [ponders this] What you're suggesting...
Guinan: I'm not suggesting. That ship from the past is not supposed to be here. It's got to go back.

Capt. Picard: Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?
Guinan: I suppose I am.
Capt. Picard: Not good enough, damn it, not good enough! I will not ask them to die!
Guinan: Forty billion people have already died! This war's not supposed to be happening! You've got to send those people back to correct this.
Capt. Picard: And what is to guarantee that if they go back they will succeed? Every instinct is telling me this is wrong, it is dangerous, it is futile!
Guinan: We've known each other a long time. You have never known me to impose myself on anyone, or take a stance based on trivial or whimsical perceptions. This timeline must not be allowed to continue. Now, I've told you what you must do. You have only your trust in me to help you decide to do it.

Guinan: [over intercom] Captain, this is Guinan. Is everything all right up there?
Capt. Picard: [to Riker, surprised] Guinan?
Capt. Picard: [to Guinan] Yes, everything's fine. Is something wrong?
Guinan: No. No, everything's fine. Sorry to bother you.

[last lines]
Guinan: Geordi, tell me about... Tasha Yar.

Guinan: [to Picard, after history has been altered] We need to talk. Somehow, this is all wrong. This is not the way it's supposed to be.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rascals (#6.7)" (1992)
Young Guinan: [to Young Ro Laren] You know, you make a pretty cute kid.

Young Guinan: I bet you were a jumper.

Young Ro Laren: I should be doing something instead of just standing around waiting for them to find a cure.
Young Guinan: You're right. Let's go play.
Young Ro Laren: What?
Young Guinan: I haven't been young for a long time. And I intend to enjoy every minute of it.

Young Ro Laren: This is the first time these Jefferies tubes haven't seemed cramped.
Young Guinan: How much farther do we have to go?
Young Ro Laren: About fifty meters. Don't tell me you're tired!
Young Guinan: [jocularly] I'm not as young as I used to be.

Young Guinan: You were a jumper all right. The quiet ones, they always look so innocent. You think you can turn your back on them; next thing you know - bam! They're bouncing on the bed.
Young Ro Laren: That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Most of the time I didn't even have a bed.
Young Guinan: But you did have one sometimes, and I bet you jumped on it.
Young Ro Laren: I most certainly did not.
Young Guinan: Yeah, I can see it in your eyes. You can barely resist the urge, to leap up and start jumping around like a Tarcassian razor beast!

Young Guinan: We look like children. Maybe it's time we started acting like children.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Look at these fragments! They're... they're very nearly in perfect condition, and yet they're 700 years old.
Guinan: So is my father.

[Young Ro Laren is drawing the portrait of a woman]
Young Ro Laren: It's my mother. The funny thing is, I never really drew a picture of her when I was young. It's just... for some reason I wanted to now.
Guinan: That's the wonderful thing about crayons. They can take you to more places than a starship.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: I Borg (#5.23)" (1992)
Guinan: [about fencing] I don't think I like this sport.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Last week when you scored two touches, you liked it well enough.

[Guinan feigns injury during a fencing match. Picard, concerned, lowers his foil, and Guinan quickly scores a touch]
Guinan: You felt sorry for me. Look what it got you.
[after an earlier discussion on whether it was wise to care for the Borg for humanitarian reasons]

Third of Five: We are Borg.
Guinan: Aren't you gonna tell me you have to assimilate me?
Third of Five: You wish to be assimilated?
Guinan: No, but that's what you... things do, isn't it?
[the Borg nods]
Guinan: Resistance is futile?
Third of Five: Resistance is futile.
Guinan: It isn't. My people resisted when the Borg came, to assimilate us. Some of us survived.
Third of Five: Resistance... is not futile?
Guinan: No. But thanks to you, there are very few of us left. We're scattered throughout the galaxy. We don't even have a home anymore.
Third of Five: What you are saying... is that you are lonely.
Guinan: What?
Third of Five: You have no others. You have no home. We... are also lonely.

Guinan: I need to hear you say that you are sure... you're doing the right thing.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If you're here to persuade me not to use the invasive program...
Guinan: No. I think I need you to persuade me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Two days ago, you were so upset about the Borg even being on the ship that you tore my foil out of my hand. And now you're here questioning whether it should be treated as the enemy.
Guinan: No. But when you talk to him face to face, can you honestly say you don't have any doubt?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I haven't talked to it.
Guinan: Why not?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I saw no need.
Guinan: If you're gonna use this person...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's not a person, dammit, it's a Borg!
Guinan: If you are going to use this person to destroy his race, you should at least look him in the eye once, before you do it. Because I am not sure he is still a Borg.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It is what it is. And in spite of efforts to turn it into some kind of pet, I will not alter my plans.
Guinan: Fine. But if you don't talk to him at least once, you may find that decision a lot harder to live with than you realize.

Guinan: I was thinking how you said the other day that my foil was dipping. That I should get some exercise and strengthen my arm.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, a strong forearm is certainly an advantage in fencing.
Guinan: And bartending.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [about Hugh] He's nothing like what I expected.
Guinan: How so?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I don't know, it's... it's like he's just... some kid who is far away from home.
Guinan: Do you know that you are the second person today to refer to that Borg as though it was some sort of lost child?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Anyway, I'm having second thoughts about what we're doing here. I mean, programming him like some sort of walking bomb, sending him back to destroy the others.
Guinan: Let me tell you something. When that kid's big brothers come looking for him, they're not gonna stop till they find him. And then they're gonna come looking for us. And they will destroy us. And they will not do any of the soul-searching that you are apparently doing right now.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Then why don't you go and talk to him? It might not be so clear cut then.
Guinan: Because I wouldn't have anything to say.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [sighs] Then why don't you just listen? That is what you do best, isn't it?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro (#5.3)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [about Ensign Ro] She doesn't belong here. She doesn't even belong in the uniform, as far as I'm concerned.
Guinan: Really?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Really.
Guinan: Sounds like someone I'd like to know.

Guinan: Am I disturbing you?
Ensign Ro Laren: Yes.
Guinan: Good. You look like someone who wants to be disturbed.

Ensign Ro Laren: Who-who are you?
Guinan: My name is Guinan. I tend bar, and I listen.
Ensign Ro Laren: Huh... You heard anything interesting?
Guinan: Everyone's talking about you.
Ensign Ro Laren: Heard anything interesting?
Guinan: M-hm.
Ensign Ro Laren: Well... it's all true.
Guinan: I believe truth is in the eye of the beholder.
Ensign Ro Laren: Isn't that supposed to be... beauty?
Guinan: Truth, beauty - works for a lot of things.

Guinan: So you sit alone in crowded rooms staring at your drink.
Guinan: I think you enjoy it.
Ensign Ro Laren: I enjoy it?
Guinan: Well, you work so hard at torturing yourself, I can only think you must enjoy it.
Ensign Ro Laren: Who *are* you?
Guinan: I told you. I'm Guinan. I tend bar and I listen.
Ensign Ro Laren: Well, you're not like any bartender I've ever met before.
Guinan: Hm. And you're not like any Starfleet officer I've ever met before. But that sounds like the beginning of a... very interesting friendship.
Ensign Ro Laren: I don't stay anywhere long enough to make friends.
Guinan: Too late. You just did.

Guinan: I heard you got grounded.
Ensign Ro Laren: I really don't feel like talking right now.
Guinan: Come on, sure you do.
Ensign Ro Laren: Why is it every time I tell you something, you tell me I mean the exact opposite?
Guinan: Because you're one of those people who's got their poles reversed.

Ensign Ro Laren: There's more going on here than anybody on this ship realizes. It's more than I know how to deal with. And I really don't know who to trust anymore.
Guinan: Including yourself?
Ensign Ro Laren: Oh... especially myself.

Ensign Ro Laren: Seems like everybody's just pulling my strings, you know, like I've got no control.
Guinan: Hm... For people like you and me, who've lost their homes, sometimes that's the way life feels.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who (#2.16)" (1989)
Guinan: My people encountered them a century ago. They destroyed our cities, scattered my people throughout the galaxy. They're called the Borg. Protect yourself, Captain, or they'll destroy you.

Capt. Picard: How do we reason with them, let them know that we're not a threat?
Guinan: You don't.

Q: [referring to Guinan] Picard, if you had half the sense you pretend to have, you would get her off your ship immediately. And if you'd like, I'd be more than pleased to expedite her departure.
Capt. Picard: [to Guinan] You know him?
Guinan: We have had some dealings.
Q: Those dealings were two centuries ago. This creature is not what she appears to be. She's an Imp, and where she goes, trouble always follows.
Capt. Picard: You're speaking of yourself, Q, not Guinan.

[Riker prepares to beam over to the Borg ship with an away team]
Guinan: I wouldn't go there if I were you.
Commander William T. Riker: I don't know, Guinan. They paid us a visit; it seems only fair that we return the courtesy.

[last lines]
Capt. Picard: Maybe Q did the right thing for the wrong reason.
Guinan: How so?
Capt. Picard: Well... perhaps what we most needed was a kick in our complacency - to prepare us for what lies ahead.

Capt. Picard: They will be coming.
Guinan: You can bet on it.

Guinan: [to Q after he appears in Ten-Forward with a kidnapped Captain Picard] I knew it was you!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Suspicions (#6.22)" (1993)
Guinan: You know, I've never been to a formal inquiry.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, I'll see if I can arrange one for you. All you have to do is disobey orders, violate medical ethics and cause an interstellar incident.

[Dr. Crusher is treating Guinan's arm]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Make a fist.
Guinan: Do I have to hit you with my fist before you tell me what happened?

[first lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [after her door has chimed twice] All right, come in!
[Guinan enters]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Guinan. What's wrong?
Guinan: I need a doctor. Geordi beat me in straight sets today; I think I've developed tennis elbow.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, you'd better go to sickbay. I think Dr. Selar is on duty.
Guinan: I don't wanna see Dr. Selar, I always see you. I'm very particular about my doctors.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, you'd better get a new one, because I'm not a doctor on this ship anymore.

[last lines]
[Dr. Crusher presents Guinan with a tennis racquet in acknowledgement for her support]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Now, I did some research. This is the latest design, state of the art. It is specifically designed to cushion all vibration, so you will never have tennis elbow again.
Guinan: Thank you... Doctor, this looks like a great racquet, but, uh... I don't play tennis. Never have.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [after telling Guinan what happened] So that's the story. That's how I ended my career.
Guinan: Backhand volley.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What?
Guinan: That's how I did it. Geordi kept hitting to my backhand at the net.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Guinan, two people have died on this ship, two lives that ended horribly, and you're worried about your tennis game?
Guinan: Are you upset?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I don't know, you tell me. You're supposed to be wise.
Guinan: Well, if you *are* upset, why are you moping around here, why don't you do something about it?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I've done everything I could think of; it got me fired!
Guinan: Do you think Dr. Reyga killed himself?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No.
Guinan: Do you think there's a murderer on board?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes!
Guinan: Then why're you still sitting here?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Don't you get it? If I start digging around again...
Guinan: [ironic] ... you could be relieved of duty.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Offspring (#3.16)" (1990)
Guinan: Lal, how are you?
Lal: I am functioning within normal p... - I am fine, thank you.

Lal: Father says I would learn a great deal from working with someone as old as you.
Guinan: You're hired.

[Lal is observing a couple in Ten Forward]
Lal: What are they doing?
Guinan: It's called flirting.
Lal: They seem to be communicating telepathically.
Guinan: They're both thinking the same thing, if that's what you mean.

[the man and woman are kissing]
Lal: He's biting that female!
Guinan: No, he's not biting her. They're pressing lips; it's called kissing.
[the couple leaves]
Lal: Why are they leaving?
Guinan: Lal, there are some things your father's just gonna have to explain to you when he thinks you're ready.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 2 (#6.1)" (1992)
Guinan: Do you know me?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Very well.
Guinan: Do I know you?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Not yet. But you will.

Guinan: You know an awful lot about me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hmm. Believe me, in the future, the tables will be turned.
Guinan: Do we become friends?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh - it goes far beyond friendship.

Guinan: [seeing Data's severed head in the cavern] What's that?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That's history fulfilling itself.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I wish... I wish time would've allowed me to know you better.
Samuel Clemens: Well, you'll just have to read my books. What I am is pretty much there.
[Picard then turns towards Guinan]
Guinan: I'll see you in 500 years, Picard.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And I'll see you... in a few minutes.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1992)
[Data has met with 19th-century Guinan]
Guinan: Did my father send you here? Because if he did, you must go back and tell him I'm not done listening to...

Guinan: [seeing the past and future coming together] Full circle. Hmm...

Guinan: Do you remember the first time we met?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Of course.
Guinan: Don't be so sure. I just mean, if you don't go on this mission - we'll *never* meet.

Samuel Clemens: According to our best geologic estimate, the Earth is approximately 100 million years of age. Perhaps it is less, perhaps more.
Guinan: Perhaps a great deal more.
Samuel Clemens: Indeed. But regardless, it is ancient, in the extreme. Now, geology also tells us that man himself has existed but for a microscopic fraction of those years. Hm... hmhmhm... Curious, isn't it? That the world got by for such a great, long while, with no humans around to fill up space. I suppose Mr. Wallace and his supporters would say that the Earth needed all that time to prepare itself for our illustrious arrival. Why... the oyster alone probably required 15 million years to get it to come out just right.
Guinan: But if the Earth is not alone and there are millions of inhabited planets in the heavens...
Samuel Clemens: Quite my point. Man becomes a trivial creation, does he not? Lost in the vastness of the cosmic prairie, adrift on the deep ocean of time. A single one amongst... huh... countless others.
Guinan: Some may argue that a diamond is still a diamond, even if it is one amongst millions. It still shines as brightly.
Samuel Clemens: Someone might say that, dear lady, if someone thought that the human race was akin to a precious jewel. But this, er... increasingly hypothetical someone... would not be me.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution (#3.1)" (1989)
[Wesley is placing devices around Ten Forward]
Guinan: What's that?
Wesley Crusher: I'm just setting traps.
Guinan: I run a clean place.

Wesley Crusher: [of his experiment with nanites that may have endangered ship and crew] It's just a science project.
Guinan: You know, a doctor friend once said the same thing to me. Frankenstein was his name.

Guinan: Wes, do you think you're gonna get a good grade?
Wesley Crusher: I always get an A.
Guinan: So did Dr. Frankenstein.

Guinan: A mother shapes her child in ways she doesn't even realize. Sometimes just by listening.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outrageous Okona (#2.4)" (1988)
Guinan: [explaining to Data why his joke was not funny] Data... you spoiled the joke. But it could have been your timing.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: My timing is digital.
[Guinan laughs softly]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: What?
Guinan: That's funny.

The Comic: Tell me, Data, what happened?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I told a joke.
The Comic: And?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: No one laughed.
The Comic: No one? Nobody in the whole room?
Guinan: I was the whole room.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: She said I spoiled the joke.
Guinan: Actually, 'killed' would have been a better word.

Guinan: Look, it's just you and I here. We're talking, we're having an intimate conversation. Why? Because you're a 'droid and I'm a 'noid.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: But why?
Guinan: Because that's what I am.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Have I said something to offend you?
Guinan: No.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Then why are you annoyed?
Guinan: [slowly] Because you're a *'droid* and I'm a *'noid*.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Humanoid.
Guinan: Yes.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: You told a joke.
Guinan: Yes!
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I am not laughing.
Guinan: Yes!

Guinan: Being able to make people laugh or being able to laugh is not the end-all and be-all of being human.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: No. But there is nothing more... uniquely human.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin (#2.10)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: [to Riker] What should I say? How do I act? What do I do?
Commander William T. Riker: Guinan, I need your help. Could you step over here a minute?
Guinan: Sounds simple enough.
Commander William T. Riker: [to Wesley] Now, first words out of your mouth are the most important. You may want to start with something like this.
[to Guinan]
Commander William T. Riker: You are the most beautiful woman in the galaxy...
[to Wesley]
Commander William T. Riker: But that might not work.
Guinan: Yes! Yes, it would.
Commander William T. Riker: [to Guinan] You don't know how long I've wanted to tell you that.
Guinan: But you were afraid.
Commander William T. Riker: Yes.
Guinan: Of me?
Commander William T. Riker: Of us. Of what we might become...
[Wesley tries to interrupt]
Commander William T. Riker: ... or that you might think that was a line.
Guinan: Maybe I do think it's a line.
Commander William T. Riker: Then you think I'm not sincere.
Guinan: I didn't say that. There's nothing wrong with a line. It's like a knock at the door.
Commander William T. Riker: Then you're inviting me in.
Guinan: I'm not sending you away.
Commander William T. Riker: That's more than I expected.
Guinan: Is it as much as you hoped?
Commander William T. Riker: To hope is to recognize the possibility; I had only dreams.
Guinan: Dreams can be dangerous.
Commander William T. Riker: Not these dreams. I dream of a galaxy where your eyes are the stars and the universe worships the night.
Guinan: Careful. Putting me on a pedestal so high, you may not be able to reach me.
Commander William T. Riker: Then I'll learn how to fly. You are the heart in my day and the soul in my night.
Wesley Crusher: [interrupting] I don't think this is my style.
Guinan: Shut up, kid!
[to Riker, saucily]
Guinan: Tell me more about my eyes.

[last lines]
Wesley Crusher: I'm never gonna feel this way about anyone else.
Guinan: You're right.
Wesley Crusher: I didn't expect you to say that.
Guinan: There'll be others. But every time you feel love, it'll be different. Every time it's different.
Wesley Crusher: Knowing that doesn't make it any easier.
Guinan: It's not supposed to.

Guinan: Just because a girl runs out doesn't mean she doesn't wish you to follow.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imaginary Friend (#5.22)" (1992)
[Data and Guinan are viewing the cloud formations of a nebula]
Guinan: ...Now it's a Samarian coral fish with its fin unfolded.
Lt. Commander Data: I believe what you are seeing is the effect of the fluid dynamic processes inherent in the large-scale motion of rarified gas.
Guinan: No. no. First it was a fish, and now it's a Mintonian sailing ship.
Lt. Commander Data: Where?
Guinan: Right there. Don't you see the two swirls coming together to form the mast?
Lt. Commander Data: I do not see it... It is interesting that people try to find meaningful patterns in things that are essentially random. I have noticed that the images they perceive sometimes suggest what they are thinking about at that particular moment.
[he looks out at the nebula again]
Lt. Commander Data: Besides, it is clearly a bunny rabbit.

[Guinan and Clara are talking about imaginary friends]
Guinan: When I was your age, I had one.
Clara Sutter: You did? What was she like?
Guinan: It... wasn't a she.
Clara Sutter: What was *he* like?
Guinan: It wasn't a he.
Clara Sutter: 'It'?
Guinan: It was a Tarcassian razor beast. It had dark brown fur and gold eyes, and huge spiny wings; and it would fly past so fast nobody could see it but me.
Clara Sutter: Sounds scary.
Guinan: Oh, it was. Especially when he smiled.

Guinan: I knew, as long as that razor beast was around, nothing could hurt me. You know, over the years, his body kind of faded away, but the idea stayed. And I just don't seem to talk to him as often as I used to.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You still talk to it?
Guinan: Oh, yeah. When I'm afraid or... I get confused or a little scared. I just don't think you should have to give up an imaginary friend.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Déjà Q (#3.13)" (1990)
Guinan: [referring to Data] You could learn a lot from this one.
Q: Sure, the robot who teaches the course in humanities.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I am an android, not a robot.
Q: [sarcastically] I beg your pardon.
Guinan: I'd enjoy that. And you'd better get used to it.
Q: What?
Guinan: Begging! You're a pitiful excuse for a human. The only way you're gonna survive is on the charity of others.

[Q is sitting with Data at the bar in Ten Forward, when Guinan enters]
Q: This is not a moment I've been looking forward to.
Guinan: [approaching] I hear they drummed you out of the Continuum.
Q: I like to think of it as a significant career change.
Guinan: Just one of the boys, eh?
Q: One of the boys with an IQ of two thousand and five.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: The Captain and many of the crew are not yet convinced he is truly human.
Guinan: Really?
[Guinan picks up a sharp-tined fork and stabs the back of Q's hand, who screams in pain]
Guinan: Seems human enough to me.

Guinan: [on Q, who is crying for help after being attacked by the Calamarain] How the mighty have fallen.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: In Theory (#4.25)" (1991)
Guinan: It's not good to advise people about their first love affairs. That's kind of something people have to figure out for themselves.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: But I am not capable of love.
Guinan: Then it's gonna be a very unique experience.

Guinan: Data, if I didn't know you better, I would say you were a little... preoccupied.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Lieutenant D'Sora just gave me what could be considered a very passionate kiss in the torpedo bay.

Guinan: What do you think of her, Data?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I find her to be a competent officer; highly motivated... though somewhat lacking in her understanding of the theory underlying the dilithium matrix application.
Guinan: I meant personally.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy's Child (#4.16)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: How could it have been so far off? It was based on every piece of information on record about Leah Brahms. Okay, with an admitted margin for error, but this is an error that's about a light year wide.
Guinan: Not what you hoped for, huh?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Hoped? Guinan, the woman is about as friendly as a Circassian plague cat. Only cares about her work, hates what I've done to *her* engines; and - to top it all off - she's married.

Guinan: You saw exactly what you wanted to see on the holodeck. Sure, the computer made it look like her, gave it personality. But when it came to the relationship, La Forge, you... filled in the blanks. And you had a perfectly wonderful, marvelous little fantasy. Until the real Leah showed up and ruined it. Now, she's probably done the most horrific thing one person can do to another - not live up to your expectations. So I'd take a good, long, hard look at her, La Forge. See her for who she is. Not for what you want her to be.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Booby Trap (#3.6)" (1989)
[La Forge inquires Guinan on her views about men]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: As a woman, what's the first thing you look at?
Guinan: His head.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: His mind, of course.
Guinan: No - his head. I'm attracted to bald men.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Seriously?
Guinan: Seriously.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Why?
Guinan: Maybe because a bald man was kind to me once, when I was hurting. Took care of me.
[arguably alluding to the events in 'Time's Arrow']

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I just don't get it, Guinan. I can field-strip a fusion reactor; I can realign a power transfer tunnel. Why can't I make anything work with a woman like Christy? It's like... I don't know what to do. I don't know what to say.
Guinan: You're doing fine with me.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You're different.
Guinan: No, *you're* different.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But I'm not trying now.
Guinan: That's my point.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption (#4.26)" (1991)
[Worf and Guinan during target practice]
Guinan: You know, I had a bet with the Captain that I could make you laugh before you became lieutenant commander.
Lieutenant Worf: Not a good bet today.
Guinan: I've seen you laugh. I like it.
Lieutenant Worf: Klingons do not laugh.
Guinan: Oh, yes, they do. Absolutely they do. You don't. But I've heard Klingon belly laughs that'd curl your hair.
[both continue with their target practice for a while]
Guinan: Your son laughs. He's Klingon.
Lieutenant Worf: He is a child and part Human!
Guinan: That's right. And you're not; you're a full Klingon, except... you don't laugh.

Guinan: [about Worf's son] At some point, he's gonna want to know what it's like to really be a Klingon - just as you're learning now.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Child (#2.1)" (1988)
[during a conversation, Guinan suggests to Wesley several times to have a drink]
Guinan: What about a cup of nectar, direct from Prometheus?
Wesley Crusher: No, nothing! That's the third time you've asked me.
Guinan: It's what I'm expected to do. Don't you always do what's expected?
Wesley Crusher: I try.
Guinan: Even if it's not what you really want?
Wesley Crusher: Sometimes. Sometimes it's more important to consider others before yourself.
Guinan: Yes. But sometimes the game is to know when to consider yourself before others. Give yourself permission to be selfish.

Wesley Crusher: Thanks.
Guinan: For a dish of Dovlarian soufflé?
Wesley Crusher: No, not for the soufflé. I meant... for the rest.
Guinan: 't's why I'm here.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 (#4.1)" (1990)
Guinan: When a man is convinced he's going to die tomorrow, he'll probably find a way to make it happen. The only one who can turn this around is you.
Captain William T. Riker: I'll do the best I can.
Guinan: You're gonna have to do something you don't want to do. You have to let go of Picard.

Guinan: Did he ever tell you why we're so close?
Captain William T. Riker: No.
Guinan: Oh... Then let me just say that... our relationship is beyond friendship, beyond family. And I *will* let him go. And you must do the same. There can only be one Captain.
Captain William T. Riker: It's not that simple. This was his crew. He wrote the book on this ship.
Guinan: If the Borg know everything he knows, it's time to throw that book away. You *must* let him go, Riker. It's the only way to beat him. The only way to save him.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1990)
Guinan: Trouble sleeping?
Capt. Picard: It's something of a tradition, Guinan - Captain touring the ship before a battle.
Guinan: Hmm. Before a *hopeless* battle, if I remember the tradition correctly.
Capt. Picard: Not necessarily. Nelson toured the HMS Victory before Trafalgar.
Guinan: Yes, but Nelson never returned from Trafalgar, did he?
Capt. Picard: No, but the battle was won.
Guinan: Do you expect this battle to be won?
Capt. Picard: We may yet prevail. That's a... a conceit. But... it's a healthy one. I wonder if the Emperor Honorius watching the Visigoths coming over the seventh hill truly realized that the Roman Empire was about to fall. This is just another page in history, isn't it? Will this be the end of *our* civilization? Turn the page.

Guinan: This isn't the end.
Capt. Picard: You say that with remarkable assuredness.
Guinan: With experience. When the Borg destroyed my world, my people were scattered throughout the universe. We survived - as will humanity survive. As long as there's a handful of you to keep the spirit alive, you will prevail - even if it takes a millennium.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Clues (#4.14)" (1991)
[Picard and Guinan are on the holodeck, where a gangster is brutally shot before their eyes]
Guinan: And this is what you do for fun?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's a mystery. Who is this man? Who killed him? Where is the money he was talking about? It's... it's a mystery. Now we have to go search for clues.
Guinan: Ah, and that's fun?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That's fun!

[Guinan enters Dixon Hill's office, dressed in an elegant 1940s dress]
Guinan: Dixon Hill around?
Madeline: He's occupied at the present moment.
Guinan: Tell him Gloria's here.
Madeline: Can't do that. He doesn't want to be disturbed.
Guinan: Tell him it's Gloria from...
[thinks hard, then remembers]
Guinan: ...Cleveland.
Madeline: Doesn't matter if you're from the moon, hon. Mr. Hill is incommunic... incommunica... ca...
Guinan: ...cado.
Madeline: That's it! Sorry, hon.
Guinan: [sighs] Look, 'hon'. Just tell him Gloria's here.
Madeline: Look, when the boss doesn't want to be disturbed, the boss doesn't want to be disturbed! Don't take it personal, like.
Guinan: I have an appointment with Mr. Hill, at...
[checks the clock]
Guinan: ...two o'clock.
Madeline: It's two ten.
Guinan: So I had a little trouble getting into the dress! It took me a little while to figure out just exactly what I was supposed to do with these.
[lifts her dress to show off her garters]

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Loss (#4.10)" (1990)
Guinan: I get so tired of people coming in with their problems. They come in, they want a shoulder to cry on, and generally it turns out to be mine.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You'd make a good counselor.
Guinan: I think so too. So I'm going to talk to Picard about it.
Counselor Deanna Troi: About what? You becoming counselor?
Guinan: Well, yes, you are leaving. That means there won't be a counselor on board. And I suppose I'll have a very long line at that bar. It would be nice to have a nice office, too.

Guinan: Human intuition and instinct are not always right. But they do make life interesting.
Counselor Deanna Troi: So I'm discovering.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Family (#4.2)" (1990)
Guinan: You know, sooner or later, everyone comes in here. And they stand by those windows and they look out and they stare. And they're looking for that little star they call home. Doesn't matter how far away it is. Everybody... looks anyway.

Helena Rozhenko: I'm afraid that Worf feels that... we do not understand him.
Guinan: Well, part of him may feel that way. There's another part that I've seen - part that comes in and... drinks prune juice. Part that looks out the window towards home. He's not looking towards the Klingon Empire. He's looking towards you.

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Geordi La Forge: You ever think about getting married again?
Guinan: No. Twenty-three was my limit.
[Worf groans with his head down on the table]
Guinan: Worf, are you alright?
Worf: [feeling groggy] Romulan ale should be illegal.
Geordi La Forge: It is.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Night Terrors (#4.17)" (1991)
[when a riot breaks out in Ten Forward, Guinan produces a huge energy rifle from behind the bar, and fires a blast into the ceiling. Everyone stops and stares]
Ensign Gillespie: What is that?
Guinan: This is a little souvenir I picked up from Magus III. That was setting number one. Anyone wanna see setting number two?

Star Trek: Generations (1994)
[Data finds a drink unpleasant - for the first time ever]
Data: I hate this! It is revolting!
Guinan: More?
Data: Please!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption II (#5.1)" (1991)
[Commander Sela has claimed to be Tasha Yar's daughter]
Guinan: How much do you know about what happened to the last ship called Enterprise?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Enterprise C? It was lost at the battle of Narendra III, defending a Klingon outpost from the Romulans.
Guinan: And the survivors?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: There were stories of prisoners taken back to Romulus, but these were only rumors.
Guinan: No. There were survivors. And Tasha Yar was one of them.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Guinan - that was 23 years ago. Tasha Yar was only a child.
Guinan: I know that. But I also know she was aboard that ship. And she was not a child. And I think... you sent her there.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: How can that be?
Guinan: I don't know. I just know that you did.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Tasha died - a year before you came on the Enterprise. You never met her.
Guinan: I know that.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If you have only a vague intuition...
Guinan: You can't just dismiss this. If I'm right, then you are responsible for this whole situation.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I think it's time that I met Commander Sela.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Measure of a Man (#2.9)" (1989)
[Picard and Guinan are talking about the significance of the creation of multiple Datas]
Guinan: Consider that in the history of many worlds, there have always been disposable creatures. They do the dirty work. They do the work that no one else wants to do because it's too difficult or too hazardous. And an army of Datas, all disposable... You don't have to think about their welfare, you don't think about how they feel. Whole generations of disposable people.
Capt. Picard: You're talking about slavery.
Guinan: Oh, I think that's a little harsh.
Capt. Picard: I don't think that's a little harsh, I think that's the truth. But that's a truth that we have obscured behind a... comfortable, easy euphemism: 'Property'! But that's not the issue at all, is it?