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Captain Jonathan Archer (Character)
from "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001)

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"Star Trek: Enterprise: A Night in Sickbay (#2.5)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Whatever friction there's been between us, I'd like to try to minimize it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Friction is to be expected whenever people work in close quarters for extended periods of time.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I guess that's always been true, especially when the people are of the opposite sex.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Then it's good that you're my superior officer, that we're not in a position to allow ourselves to become attracted to one another, hypothetically. If we were, the friction that you speak of could be much more... problematic.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I really thought you were beginning to understand something about human feelings.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Not when it pertains to primitive quadrupeds who haven't developed the ability to speak or to use a toilet.

Captain Jonathan Archer: An old girlfriend's mother had... this beagle I was crazy about. Even after her daughter and I broke up, we stayed in touch. When the dog got pregnant, I was the first one she called. Four males in the litter - the Four Musketeers. I've had Porthos since he was six weeks old.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [on the Kreetassans] We obviously offended them again.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe my hair's parted on the wrong side.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [referring to the Kreetassans] I'm told I've offended these people twice, once for eating in front of them, the second time I don't even know what for. But if their carelessness has hurt Porthos, or God forbid, ends up killing him - they're gonna find out what being offended is all about.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If anything happens to Porthos, I'll be the one watering their Alvera trees!

Dr. Phlox: You needn't be concerned. I hold six degrees in interspecies veterinary medicine.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought you were just... you know a... people doctor.
Dr. Phlox: As a matter of fact, I've also earned degrees in dentistry, hematology, botanical pharmacology...
Captain Jonathan Archer: [making a surrendering gesture] I'm impressed!

Dr. Phlox: Have you considered that your anger may encompass more than just Porthos and the Kreetassans?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What?
Dr. Phlox: How long has it been since you were intimate with a woman?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What?
Dr. Phlox: How long has it been...
Captain Jonathan Archer: I heard you! I suppose you're gonna tell me you have a degree in psychiatry too.
Dr. Phlox: Absolutely.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] When you get back to the bridge, why don't you send me your lips?... lisp... list!

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me ask you a question, Doc, just out of curiosity - are there any dogs on your homeworld?
Dr. Phlox: The Denobulan lemur is highly sought after. It's... not exactly a dog, but you could say it's doglike; it has tail, fur, most have one head...

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of Porthos] Is he comfortable?
Dr. Phlox: He's fast asleep.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm glad to see someone is.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Did you have any pets when you were a kid?
Dr. Phlox: My people don't keep pets.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought you said something about... the Denobulan lemur being highly sought after.
Dr. Phlox: Oh, very much so. Their kidneys are considered a great delicacy.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Does your expertise on... sexual tension come from professional training or... firsthand experience?
Dr. Phlox: I do have three wives.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And they each have...
Dr. Phlox: Two husbands, besides myself.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sounds very complicated.
Dr. Phlox: Very. Why else be polygamous?

Captain Jonathan Archer: You're gonna drown my dog?
Dr. Phlox: Only for an hour, Captain. There should be no problem resuscitating him once the surgery's complete.
Captain Jonathan Archer: How many times have you done this before?
Dr. Phlox: Never.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [alarmed] Has anyone done this before?
Dr. Phlox: Not to my knowledge.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If Porthos pulls through, will he need... a special diet or treatments, having a chameleon's pituitary gland?
Dr. Phlox: Hm... You may have trouble finding him. He'll have the ability to blend into his background when frightened.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're kidding.
Dr. Phlox: Yes, I am.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You know, this isn't some guinea pig you're working on here, this is Porthos, my beagle, my pal! And from what you're telling me, the closest thing your people have to pets are furry little things that go well with onions!

[Archer has accidentally spilled a viscous liquid over Phlox]
Captain Jonathan Archer: That stuff isn't poisonous, is it?
[Phlox takes some of it on his finger and tastes it]
Dr. Phlox: Nah, I'll be fine.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [of the Kreetassans] They're not interested in punishing you. They only want an appropriate apology.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sorry!
Sub-Commander T'Pol: For what?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Just practicing.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [reading the reconciliation demands of the Kreetassans] Well, this isn't so bad. I was sure there'd be something in here about standing on one foot with my eyes shut, reciting 'The Night before Christmas'!

Captain Jonathan Archer: Listen, Doc, however this turns out, I want to apologize for... accusing you of being insensitive before.
Dr. Phlox: As I recall, you accused my entire species of being insensitive.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then I apologize to you and all your fellow Denobulans.
Dr. Phlox: Well, I can't speak for the others, but on behalf of myself, I accept. And to think, T'Pol told me you were incapable of apologizing.

Dr. Phlox: I hear things went very well on the surface.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I doubt I would have even gone down there, if it hadn't been for you, Doc. I owe you one.

Captain Jonathan Archer: It's been one hell of a night, hasn't it?

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sickbay's all yours.
Dr. Phlox: You're welcome back anytime, Captain.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2001)
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Jon. I think you know everyone.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [noticing Klaang in the intensive care unit] Not everyone.
Admiral Daniel Leonard: It's a Klingot.
Vulcan Attaché Tos: A Kling-on.

[Archer is trying to coax Sato into joining his crew as Communications Officer, with a recording of Klingon language]
Ensign Hoshi Sato: What do you know about these... Klingons?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Not much. An empire of warriors - with eighty poly-guttural dialects constructed on an adaptive syntax.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: [referring to the recording] Turn it up.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Think of it. You'd be the first Human to talk to these people. Do you really want someone else to do it?

Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'm sorry to take you away from your program, but... our doctors haven't even heard of a Klingon.
Dr. Phlox: Please, no apologies! What better time to study Human beings than when they're under pressure?

[Admiral Forrest is speculating about Klaang's purpose on Earth]
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Ambassador Soval thinks it would be best if we push off your launch until we've cleared this up.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Well, isn't that a surprise. You'd think they would've come up with something a little more imaginative this time.

Admiral Maxwell Forrest: We may need to defer to their judgment.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We've been deferring to their judgment for a hundred years!
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Jon.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: How much longer?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Until you've proven you're ready.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Ready to what?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: To look beyond your provincial attitudes and your volatile nature.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Listen to me, you're making a mistake!
Capt. Jonathan Archer: When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: While you may not share our enthusiasm about this mission, I expect you to follow our rules. What's said in this room and out on that bridge is privileged information. I don't want every word I say being picked apart the next day by the Vulcan High Command.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: My reason for being here is not espionage. My superiors simply asked me to assist you.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Your superiors don't think we can flush a toilet without one of you to assist us.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Take her out, Mr. Mayweather. Straight and steady.

Dr. Phlox: [about his Altarian marsupial] Their droppings contain the greatest concentration of regenerative enzymes found anywhere.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Their "droppings"?
Dr. Phlox: If you're going to try to embrace new worlds, you must try to embrace new ideas.

[Archer and Phlox are discussing Klaang, who is lying unconscious in sickbay]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Ensign Mayweather tells me that we'll be to Qo'noS in about eighty hours. Any chance he'll be conscious by then?
Dr. Phlox: There's a chance he'll be conscious within the next ten minutes. Just not a very good one.

[Klaang is shouting in Klingon]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do you know how to tell him to shut up?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: [to Klaang] SHUT UP!

[T'Pol is attempting clumsily to cut a bread stick with a fork]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It might be a little easier using your fingers.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't touch food with their hands.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Can't wait to see you tackle the spare ribs.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: It remains to be seen whether Humanity will revert to its baser instincts.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, we used to have cannibals on Earth. Who knows how far we'll revert? Lucky this isn't a long mission.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: With proper discipline...
[she finally manages to cut a clean piece off her breadstick and holds it up with her fork]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: ...anything's possible.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: That's... never happened before.
[when Sarin changes her appearance after kissing Archer]

[Klaang has been abducted out of sickbay by Suliban, a stealth-capable race]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We've got state-of-the-art sensors. Why the hell didn't we detect them?
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Mr. Reed thought he detected something right before we lost power.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: The starboard sensor logs recorded a spatial disturbance.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Looks more like a glitch.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Those weren't glitches in sickbay.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Neptune and back in six minutes.

[first lines]
Young Archer: "Where no man has gone before."

"Star Trek: Enterprise: United (#4.13)" (2005)
Captain Jonathan Archer: I have a proposal.
Commander Shran: If it involves killing Tellarites, I'm all for it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Gral] Instead of insulting you to make you feel at home...
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Shran] and putting up with your arrogance as a sign of my respect - why don't the two of you try behaving like Humans for a change?
Tellarite Ambassador Gral: And you said you wouldn't be insulting?

Commander Shran: You're not especially difficult to work with, Captain. Unlike Tellarites, you understand ethics and try to live by them.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Try?
Commander Shran: Well, nobody's perfect.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Did you get through to your people?
Commander T'Pol: Minister T'Pau is dispatching 23 vessels.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's all?
Commander T'Pol: The High Command has been disbanded. Many of our ships no longer have full crew complements.
Captain Jonathan Archer: T'Pau could have picked a better time to clean house!

Captain Jonathan Archer: This operation is important, considering that it might lead to an alliance of planets.

[Shran has challenged Naarg to Ushaan, a fight to the death]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I spoke to Ambassador Gral, about the rules of the Ushaan. Specifically... the right of substitution.
Commander Shran: The Ambassador's decided to fight in place of his underling?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not the Ambassador.
Commander Shran: ...You wouldn't!
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm the substitute. You're gonna have to fight me.
Commander Shran: I'm going to have to kill you. You're my friend.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then call it off.
Commander Shran: [after a pause] I can't.

Commander T'Pol: Vulcans have a saying: "One man can summon the future." What happens if that man throws away his life before his time?
Captain Jonathan Archer: If I have learned anything these past few years on Enterprise, it's that... the future isn't fixed.
Commander T'Pol: If anything happens to you...
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then I'd better make sure that nothing does.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Things have a way of turning out differently than we expect.

Captain Jonathan Archer: How about I just win?

Commander Shran: I'll take your blood to Andoria - to the Wall of Heroes.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not today.

[during the fight, Archer has gone down]
Commander Shran: Give up. A single stroke and there'll be no pain.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Think I'm losing? I'm just trying to make you look good in front of your soldiers.

Commander Shran: My vessel, the Kumari, was named for the first ice cutter to circumnavigate Andoria. Perhaps future ships will be named after our vessels - especially if we do something historic... together.
Captain Jonathan Archer: There's no reason our people can't become allies.
Commander Shran: Agreed.

Naarg: We're not a patient people.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've noticed.

Tellarite Ambassador Gral: I believe we have more to discuss than trade disputes.
[he offers Shran his hand, who accepts it]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why wait until we get to Babel?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Minefield (#2.3)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've never heard of a minefield with just two mines.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Thought you might need a hand.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Actually, I'd prefer a leg.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I hope that's an anesthetic.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Phlox's own recipe.
[Archer injects Reed with the pain killer. It has an obvious calming effect on Reed]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Please, sir, may I have some more?

Captain Jonathan Archer: Romulans? I read about them when I was with Daniels.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What'd you find out?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not much, just the name. He-he wouldn't let me see anything else. T'Pol?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're rumored to be an aggressive territorial species; but the Vulcan High Command has never made direct contact with them.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Our "friends" seem to be anxious for us to leave. We're going to break orbit, nice and slowly.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [outside on Enterprise's hull] Understood. If you plan to go to warp, sir... you'll let me know?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll try to remember.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You're afraid of the water?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: More precisely, afraid of drowning.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I'm afraid we have another problem, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What? What is it?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I need to use the bathroom.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If I were the kind of captain you think I should be, I'd bust your ass back to crewman.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Begging your pardon, sir, but if you were that kind of captain, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Didn't your mother ever tell you not to bring your homework to the table?

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If you must know, I was honored to be asked to sit at your table. I just wasn't entirely comfortable having a casual meal with my Captain. I was trained not to fraternize with superior officers.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Never too late to learn.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Frankly, sir, from my point of view, that kind of socializing has no place on a starship.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I had a C.O. once - felt the same way. "They're your crew, not your friends." I thought about that a lot when I took this command. But then I realized, this is not your typical mission. We could be out here for years. All we have to depend on is each other.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not leaving till we take this weapon offline.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Sir...
Captain Jonathan Archer: The way I see it, you don't have much choice. You're sort of stuck here.

Captain Jonathan Archer: So, where were we?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Sir?
Captain Jonathan Archer: This morning, at breakfast, before we were interrupted. You said... you didn't follow any particular sport?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, I'm afraid I haven't started following one since breakfast, sir.

[the situation seems hopeless]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I'd prefer a burial at sea - if I'm not completely vaporized.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought you were afraid of the water.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: So, how long was it?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I counted ten seconds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ten? It was more like twenty.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Respectfully, sir, it was ten.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not gonna argue with you, Malcolm. It was twenty. That's an order.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: First Flight (#2.24)" (2003)
Commander Jonathan Archer: NX Control to NX Alpha. You have permission to go to warp.
A.G. Robinson: See you in a few light years.

[A.G. has been granted the first warp 2+ flight]
Commander Jonathan Archer: Congratulations.
A.G. Robinson: You mean that?
Commander Jonathan Archer: Of course not. I'm waiting for Forrest to realize what a horrible mistake he made.

Ruby: [trying to comfort Archer] They'll need a pilot for the next flight.
Commander Jonathan Archer: D'you remember what Buzz Aldrin said when he stepped on the moon?
Ruby: No.
Commander Jonathan Archer: Nobody does. Because Armstrong went first.

Commander Jonathan Archer: This is a new engine. It's bound to have a few bugs to work out.
Vulcan Advisor #1: Those 'bugs' just scattered your ship across 5,000 kilometers of space, and nearly killed your pilot.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [quoting A.G] You're never gonna get anywhere without taking risks.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: You obviously admired this man.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Quite a bit.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: And yet he cracked your molar?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Yeah... Humans can have funny ways of forming friendships.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: To say the least.

Commander Jonathan Archer: What's your name, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Charles Tucker, sir. But... everybody calls me Trip.
Commander Jonathan Archer: 'Trip'?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: My dad's Charles Tucker, and so is his dad; that makes me the third, so... triple - 'Trip'.

Commander Jonathan Archer: NX Beta to Commodore Forrest. You might wanna check your sensors. You'll see we're holding steady at 2.5.
Commodore Maxwell Forrest: Congratulations. Now get the hell back here!

Commander Jonathan Archer: You're right sir. We were reckless. We knew there'd be consquences. We knew we'd probably be thrown out of Starfleet.
Commodore Maxwell Forrest: You may have been right.
Commander Jonathan Archer: A.G. and I may never fly again. But it's a small sacrifice to make if it keeps this project going. We didn't build this engine to make test runs around Jupiter. We built it to *explore*. If my father were alive today, he'd be standing here asking, "What the hell are we waiting for?"

Commander Jonathan Archer: Don't worry. You'll get out there someday. If I had my own ship, I'd sign you up in a second.
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm gonna hold you to that.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I believe there's a Human custom that says when you discover something of merit, you earn the right to name it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What would you suggest? The T'Pol/Archer Nebula?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I was thinking the 'Robinson Nebula' would be more appropriate.

A.G. Robinson: To Jonathan Archer, first skipper of the Starship Enterprise.
[they drink]
A.G. Robinson: And one lucky SOB.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Luck had nothing to do with it.
A.G. Robinson: It couldn't have been talent. I'm just waiting for Forrest to realize what a horrible mistake he made.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Captain Robinson clearly wanted to command Enterprise as much as you did.
Captain Jonathan Archer: He wasn't alone. But by the end... A.G. and I were the only two candidates left. They made the final selection six months before we launched... Maybe I just got lucky.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave: Part 1 (#1.26)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're making history with every...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: ...every light year. You know, I think I've heard you say that at least half a dozen times.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Remember Crewman Daniels?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah... I saw him get vaporized by our friend Silik.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, for a cloud of vapor, he's one wealth of information.

Captain Jonathan Archer: That last shot should've sealed off the two lower decks. If Daniels is right, there shouldn't be more than 20 Suliban for us to deal with.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is that all?

[Enterprise's mission has been canceled]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I wish I was simply feeling sorry for myself. But actually I'm feeling sorry for a whole lot of people. Every member of Starfleet, in fact. Their futures depended upon my ability to succeed at this mission.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're very adept at listing the questionable decisions you've made. But there have been other decisions, many of them, that no one would question. I'm willing to try to convince my government of that; are you willing to try to convince yours?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You know... this has got to be the first time a Vulcan... has ever attempted to cheer up a Human.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [after waking up ten months in the past] If you're trying to tell me the last ten months was a dream... I'm not buying it.

Temporal Agent Daniels: This must be very disorienting, I apologize, but I had no choice.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Commander Tucker told me you were dead. That Silik killed you.
Temporal Agent Daniels: He did - in a manner of speaking.

Captain Jonathan Archer: So you're... telling me you... brought me back... what, ten months ago? How about Jonathan Archer ten months ago? Where's he?
Temporal Agent Daniels: He's you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then who just climbed into bed aboard Enterprise?
Temporal Agent Daniels: That hasn't happened yet.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's a load of crap, and you know it.
Temporal Agent Daniels: Huh... I've had this conversation with half a dozen people. It always ends up the same way.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Can't you ever give a straight answer?
Temporal Agent Daniels: Depends on the question.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Vulcan Science Directorate has concluded that time travel is impossible.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, good for the Vulcan Science Directorate.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I never thought this was possible either. But... I traveled through time. And I need you to believe me.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Why?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Because it's hard enough trying to fathom all this without having my Science Officer, a colleague who I trust and rely on, the person who got me to stop feeling sorry for myself, accusing me of being an hallucinating madman.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm placing you in command. I advise you to maintain your present course and speed. I don't know what's going to happen. But try to keep an open mind... especially when it comes to things the Vulcan Science Directorate says are... "impossible".
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll try.

[last lines of season 1]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [overlooking a destroyed 31st century Earth] If bringing me here caused this... then send me back. I'll take my chances with Silik.
Temporal Agent Daniels: Y-you don't understand. All our equipment, the time portals... have been destroyed. Everything's been destroyed. There's no way to send you back.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Azati Prime (#3.18)" (2004)
[Mayweather accidentally rams the Enterprise with the Xindi shuttle]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sorry!
Captain Jonathan Archer: No problem. I'll send you the bill.

[Mayweather is instructing Archer in flying the Xindi shuttle]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Good. You're starting to think like an Insectoid.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll take that as a compliment.

Commander Dolim: Is this a preemptive strike?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought that was your specialty.
Commander Dolim: You don't want to know my specialty.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me guess - stinking up the room!

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll bet you didn't know this; but at one time, most of my world was ruled by reptiles.
Commander Dolim: I wasn't aware of that.
Captain Jonathan Archer: A comet hit, around 65 million years ago. Caused a mass extinction. Most of the reptiles died out. Mammals became the dominant species.
Commander Dolim: How unfortunate.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Still, the reptiles might have come out on top, if it hadn't been for a slight disadvantage.
Commander Dolim: And what was that?
Captain Jonathan Archer: They had brains the size of a walnut. That's very small. Apparently, it's a constant in the universe.

Commander Dolim: You want me to kill you?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Just making conversation.

Captain Jonathan Archer: They're about to deploy their weapon.
Temporal Agent Daniels: I know.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I can't let that happen!
Temporal Agent Daniels: If you destroy their weapon, they will only build another. You are the only one who can convince them of what I have told you. It is crucial to history that you do not sacrifice yourself.
Captain Jonathan Archer: My concern is with preventing the deaths of billions of people. If that's a problem for history, then history will have to suffer!

[Archer has refused to take a more diplomatic route in the conflict with the Xindi, whereupon Daniels hands him a family medal of a Xindi from the future]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why're you giving this to me?
Temporal Agent Daniels: In case you change your mind.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I won't.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Degra] Listen to me, you son of a bitch! It wasn't any easier for me to swallow this than it is for you, but you better understand something: if you destroy Earth, you won't just be eliminating my species; you'll be eliminating your own!

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [referring to Daniels] He said you're the only one who can end the conflict with the Xindi. You can't do that if you're dead.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's if you accept Daniels' version of the future.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: He's in a position to know.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought you were the skeptical one when it came to time travel.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Our recent visit to Detroit has tempered my skepticism.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I've always been much better at avoiding farewells than at giving them, so... I'm not even gonna try. But I'm going to ask all of you to think back to the day when this ship was first launched. We were explorers then. When all this is over, when Earth is safe, I want you to get back to that job. There're 400 billion stars in our galaxy. We've only explored a tiny fraction. You've a lot of work to do. Of all the captains who will sit in this chair, I can't imagine any of them being more proud than I am right now.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I don't want you to die! - It's not necessary.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I wish that were true.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me speak to this Council of yours - present my case.
Degra: Some members of the Council would sooner execute you than listen.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then help me change their minds.
Xindi-Primate Councilor: You haven't changed ours.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've made an impression - or you wouldn't still be here.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Rogue Planet (#1.18)" (2002)
[the Enterprise away team is exploring a dark jungle planet]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: This reminds me of the rain forest in New Zealand. I earned my Wilderness merit badge there.
Lt. Malcolm Reed: You were a Boy Scout, sir?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [with pride] I was an Eagle Scout!
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Oh. So was I.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Really? How many merit badges?
Lt. Malcolm Reed: 28. You?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: 26.
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Ah... that's not bad, sir.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do Vulcan captains have their portraits hanging at the High Command?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans are revered for their accomplishments, not for the way they look.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Except for the really important ones, who get mummified.

Lt. Malcolm Reed: I'm picking up a power signature near the equator. There's a ship down there.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Try to hail them.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: No response.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe they wanna be left alone. A single ship on a dark planet? Maybe they're on their honeymoon.

[the away team has detected the location of the alien vessel in the jungle]
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Follow me.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Why don't you let me play captain for a while, Malcolm?

[the explorers come across a fluorescent centipede-like creature]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We spot any more creatures like that and we'll earn our Exobiology badges.
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Actually, I already have that one.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Trip, have you ever known me to do anything foolish, I mean, really foolish?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I remember a poker game at Jupiter Station once. Other than that...
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Last night I walked into an alien jungle, alone, chasing a woman who... couldn't possibly have been there.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That might qualify.

The Wraith: We can become whatever you see - a tree, an animal, water, whatever you see.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I see a beautiful woman.
The Wraith: Because you want to see a beautiful woman.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: I know you. How is that possible?
The Wraith: If you didn't know me, would you have come?

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do you know any poetry?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You mean besides "There was a young lady from Ipswich"?

[Archer has found out that the image of the woman originated from a poem he had heard as a boy]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: She may just be something I envisioned a long time ago. But I'll be damned if I'm gonna let anyone shoot her.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: I know who you are.
The Wraith: [smiles] You remembered.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Thank you... for reminding me.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forge (#4.7)" (2004)
[Archer and T'Pol are overlooking the desert]
Commander T'Pol: This site is called Gateway, where Surak supposedly began his journey into the Forge.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You keep saying 'supposedly'. You don't believe Surak did the things they said he did?
Commander T'Pol: He brought logic to Vulcan, in an age we call the Time of Awakening. But his writings from that period no longer exist.
Captain Jonathan Archer: There must be some record of it.
Commander T'Pol: Over the centuries, his followers made copies of his teachings.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me guess: with the originals lost, whatever's left is open to interpretation.
Commander T'Pol: You find this amusing?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I find it familiar.

[Archer has claimed to be a student of Surak's teachings]
Arev, aka Syrran: Very well, student of Surak. Who said "Logic is the cement of our civilization, with which we ascend from chaos using reason as our guide"?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm new at this. You tell me.
Arev, aka Syrran: Something more basic, then. What is Kiri-kin-tha's First Law of Metaphysics?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm familiar with Newton's first law of motion. I imagine they're pretty much the same.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [referring to Admiral Forrest] His death is a loss to both our worlds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If you're lost, Ambassador, I can direct you to your shuttle.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: It makes no sense to think the Syrrannites are responsible for this... outrage.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We have DNA evidence.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Recheck everything, Captain, question everything. And don't let them keep you on Enterprise. The answers you need are on Vulcan. And however far you have to take this investigation, you have my support.

[Archer is about to beam down to Vulcan with T'Pol]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Tucker] You've got Enterprise. You and Malcolm keep the investigation going up here. And whatever the Vulcans tell you, believe the opposite - present company excepted.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Captain, what if something goes wrong down there?
Captain Jonathan Archer: It already has.

[Archer and T'Pol have found cover from a sehlat up a rocky slope]
Commander T'Pol: They're very persistent creatures. When I was a child, I had one as a pet.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You had one of those?
Commander T'Pol: Domesticated. They're smaller - slightly.
Captain Jonathan Archer: How slightly?
Commander T'Pol: You have Porthos.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Porthos doesn't try and eat me when I'm late with his dinner.
Commander T'Pol: Vulcan children are never late with their sehlats' dinner.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I can believe that.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of the sehlat's crying] Sounds like that Klingon opera Hoshi made us listen to.

Arev, aka Syrran: You haven't been truthful about your presence here.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Have you?
Arev, aka Syrran: Vulcans do not lie.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've dealt with the High Command. Vulcans can lie and cheat with the best of them.
Arev, aka Syrran: The High Command does not follow Surak's true path. No wonder you Humans are their allies.

Arev, aka Syrran: Some say Surak's katra was found, and now is carried by a Syrrannite. So all those who meld with him may touch Surak's mind.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Syrrannites conduct mind melding?
Arev, aka Syrran: Surak tells us, it is the heritage of every Vulcan... even those who don't believe in the practice.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't resist.
Commander T'Pol: What do you mean?
[out of nowhere, Syrrannites appear and apprehend them... ]

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Civilization (#1.9)" (2001)
[Archer is being briefed by T'Pol on several phenomena the crew has detected, all of which seem rather uninteresting]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: There is one other thing might be worth swinging by to take a look: a Minshara class planet, about four and a half light years away.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any life signs?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Only about 500 million.
[Archer laughs in disbelief]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If our scans are right, it looks like there's a whole civilization down there.
[all Humans laugh with excitement]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] You might have put that on the top of the list!

Captain Jonathan Archer: A farm?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's remote and sparsely populated. If you're exposed, there's a reduced risk of cultural contamination.
Captain Jonathan Archer: This must be why aliens are always landing in cornfields.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Seventy-eight light years to get here and our first act is breaking and entering.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe you don't have to mention this part in your log.

[Archer has introduced T'Pol to Riann]
Riann: You two are from the same province?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not exactly.
Riann: Must be difficult to make friends when you keep so much to yourself.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sorry, I don't mean to be evasive.
Riann: Yes, you do.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: The longer you remain, the more you risk cultural contamination.
Captain Jonathan Archer: These people are suffering from something a lot worse than cultural contamination. We've got to find out what it is.

Garos: You're not from this province, are you?
Captain Jonathan Archer: [scanning Garos] No. And neither are you. Your DNA doesn't match any other life form on this planet.
[Garos takes out a scanning device of his own to check out Archer]
Garos: Nor does yours.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We're trying to help these people. What you're doing here is contaminating their water supply.
Garos: There are 500 million Akaali on this planet. A few thousand won't be missed.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let's try not to shoot anyone else while we're here, okay?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll try.
[after T'Pol has stunned Riann]

[last lines]
Riann: Where's your starship headed now?
Captain Jonathan Archer: There're lots of inhabited planets to see. But I doubt many'll be this memorable.
[he kisses her]
Riann: Is your translator broken again?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sorry? I... don't understand a word you're saying.
[they kiss again]

Captain Archer: If you enjoy the simple life so much, why do you have an antimatter reactor in your basement?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Judgment (#2.19)" (2003)
[the Klingon audience is chanting at Archer's tribunal]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What are they saying?
Kolos: Enemy!
Captain Jonathan Archer: I hope they're not the jury.
Kolos: There is no jury.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [in Duras' account of events] Death to the Empire.

[another Klingon enters the tribunal]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Who's that?
Kolos: Prosecutor Orak. His success is well known.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What about you? What's your success rate?
Kolos: I've performed my duty.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [of the fugitives] Where do you plan to take them?
Captain Jonathan Archer: They were headed for a system a few light years from here. That should keep them save from the Klingons.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Empires tend to expand. They may eventually discover they haven't traveled far enough.

Kolos: Only a fool would sacrifice himself for people he barely knows.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I know them well enough. They're good people, and I won't turn them over. If you'd let me testify, tell my side of the story, it might become clear why I helped them. But from what I've seen, you're all perfectly happy to ignore what you don't wanna hear!
Kolos: Don't be so quick to accuse me of sharing their interpretation of the law.
Captain Jonathan Archer: No? What's your interpretation?
Kolos: I became an advocate many years ago. They were different times.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Better or worse?
Kolos: The courts were more willing to listen.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then maybe you should remind them of those different times. Nothing like a good history lesson.

Kolos: My father... was a teacher; my mother, a biologist at the university. They encouraged me to take up the law. Now, all young people want to do is take up weapons, as soon as they can hold them. They're told there's honor in victory. Any victory. What honor is there in a victory over a weaker opponent? Had Duras destroyed that ship, he would've been lauded as a hero of the Empire, for murdering helpless refugees. We were a great society, not so long ago. When honor was earned through integrity and... acts of true courage. Not senseless bloodshed.
Captain Jonathan Archer: For thousands of years, my people had similar problems. We fought three world wars that almost destroyed us. Whole generations were nearly wiped out.
Kolos: What changed?
Captain Jonathan Archer: A few courageous people began to realize... they could make a difference.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We have a saying on Earth: you don't kick a man when he's down.
Kolos: So - are all Humans like this?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Like what? Fair?
Kolos: Stupid.

[Archer is waiting for his verdict]
Captain Jonathan Archer: How long should it take for a verdict?
Kolos: Usually doesn't take long at all. I must've been more persuasive than I thought.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [on Rura Penthe] You said most prisoners here... don't survive a year.
Kolos: Most prisoners here have very little to live for.

[Reed has come to get Archer off Rura Penthe]
Kolos: I can't go with you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why not?
Kolos: I've been an advocate for fifty years, and I spent the last twenty of them standing in that tribunal, playing my part, holding my tongue. And all the while, honorable men were being sent to places like this, without the benefit of a defense. And then I was assigned your case. You told me that on your world, a few courageous people made a difference. I'm not sure I have the courage. But I know I'll never be able to restore honor to my people, living as a fugitive.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Chosen Realm (#3.12)" (2004)
[one of Archer's crew members has been killed in an explosion caused by one of the Triannons]
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: I also lost a crewman in that explosion, Captain. I'll say a prayer for them both.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [under his breath] Save your breath.

Captain Jonathan Archer: How many people do you intend to kill with my ship?
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: [chuckles] Your species is obsessed with numbers - a characteristic of your misguided belief that the secrets of the universe can be revealed through science. This may sound barbaric to you, but it doesn't matter how many heretics die. When the Makers return, only the faithful will survive. Non-believers will be swept away. Not only Triannons, but every race within the Chosen Realm.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Doctrines like that make it... real easy to wipe out everyone who doesn't agree with you.

Yarrick: D'Jamat is my spiritual leader. I will follow him to my death.
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what I've seen, I'm pretty sure you're gonna have that opportunity.

Captain Jonathan Archer: A war - that was the "glorious mission" you were talking about?
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: I'm trying to save my people.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why do I have the feeling these heretics would say the same thing?
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: They might very well. But it doesn't change what they are: enemies of the truth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Your truth.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: There's only one.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You wanted to kill someone? Kill me.

Captain Jonathan Archer: As long as people like D'Jamat dictate what's true and what isn't... all you'll ever have is war.

Captain Jonathan Archer: These people you're fighting - what makes them heretics?
Yarrick: We believe the Makers created the Chosen Realm in nine days. They believe it took ten.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [scoffs] For that you've been at war for over a century?

[Archer has retaken control of the ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to the Triannons] We've also neutralized your organic explosives.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: You're lying!
Captain Jonathan Archer: Go ahead. Try to blow yourself up. I'll wait.

Pri'Nam D'Jamat: You've done a terrible thing, Captain. You've interfered with something that was ordained. After centuries of fighting, I was going to bring an end to the war; we would have had peace!
Captain Jonathan Archer: Peace? One of my crewmen is dead, six others are wounded, my ship is damaged.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: None of that is important! All that matters is the sacred truth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You want truth? I'll show you some truth.

[last lines]
[Archer shows D'Jamat his planet, which lies entirely in ruins]
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what we've been able to learn, this happened eight months ago. Both sides have been decimated. There are no major cities left. Millions... are dead. Your faith was going to bring peace? Here it is.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Expanse (#2.26)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: There's been an attack on Earth.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: When I got this job, commanding the first warp 5 ship was about as big a responsibility as I could've imagined. Then we began running into so many... bad guys. And I had to start thinking more about the safety of 83 people.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And now the stakes have gotten a lot bigger.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Weight of the world, Trip.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Literally.

[the humanoid figure has told Archer about the circumstances of the attack on Earth and the hidden agenda of the Xindi]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Why should I believe you?
Humanoid Figure: You have no choice but to believe me.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't wait to get in there, Captain - find the people who did this. And tell me we won't be tiptoeing around. None of that non-interference crap T'Pol's always shoving down our throats. Maybe it's a good thing she's leaving.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We'll do what we have to, Trip... Whatever it takes.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I've decided to resign my commission.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Why? You've worked so hard, T'Pol.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're taking Enterprise into a very dangerous place. This is no time for me to leave.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: This fragment's from the future - unless you have another explanation.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: A lack of another explanation doesn't make your assumption correct.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Do you know where these coordinates he gave you are?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: At warp five, about a three-month trip.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: They're inside the Delphic Expanse.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: What's that?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: A region of space, nearly 2,000 light years across. Vulcan ships have entered it, but only a few have returned.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Sounds like you're talking about the Bermuda Triangle.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Sure you still want to tag along?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's only logical.

Duras: Surrender, or be destroyed.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Go to hell!

[last lines of season 2]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [before entering the Expanse] Straight and steady, Mr. Mayweather. Let's see what's in there.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Home (#4.3)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've been told that people are calling us heroes. When it comes to my crew, you won't get any argument from me. But I think it's important... that we remember... the heroes who aren't with us. The 27 crewmen who didn't make it back. Without their sacrifice, I wouldn't be standing here right now. None of us would. But I'm sure I speak on behalf of my entire crew when I say... it's good to be home!

Captain Jonathan Archer: Seen any good movies while I was gone?
Captain Erika Hernandez: Another World War III epic. Swept all the awards. But you haven't missed much. Earth's been holding its breath for the past year, wondering if the Xindi were gonna come back and finish the job. On the bright side, there've been more weddings and births than ever before.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't see a ring.
Captain Erika Hernandez: I'm married to Starfleet - just like you.

Captain Erika Hernandez: You all right?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not even sure what all right means anymore.
Captain Erika Hernandez: Want to talk about it? There's an old code among climbers. Anything that happens on the mountain stays there.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Things have changed since Enterprise left Spacedock. You'll spend a lot of your time boldly going into battle.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I had an argument once with Captain Jefferies. He was one of the designers of the NX-Class.
Captain Erika Hernandez: I'm aware of that.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I told him I didn't want to be in command of a warship trying to make first contact with new species. Jefferies was right. We needed those weapons. And a hell of a lot more.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You want to know why I'm out here? I figured this was the last place I'd run into anyone who'd wanna shake my hand or... take my picture or tell me I'm an inspiration to their children. If they knew what I'd done...
Captain Erika Hernandez: You did what any captain would've done.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Does that include torture? Or marooning a ship full of innocent people? Because I don't remember reading those chapters in the handbook.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If we weren't out there stirring up trouble, seven million people might still be alive.
Captain Erika Hernandez: You weren't stirring up trouble, you were exploring.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not sure there's much of a difference.
Captain Erika Hernandez: So what do you suggest? Put our starships in mothballs?
Captain Jonathan Archer: No. We need them. But look at the Vulcans. They're not explorers. They keep their ships close to home. Never know who's gonna come calling.
Captain Erika Hernandez: That's not the mission either one of us signed up for.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe you'll feel differently after you've delivered a few dozen eulogies.

Captain Jonathan Archer: All I'm trying to do is get away from you. I look at you, and I see the person I was three years ago - the explorer that my father wanted me to be. I lost something out there. And I don't know how to get it back.
[Hernandez kisses him]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What was that?
Captain Erika Hernandez: Something I haven't done in a while. Whatever you lost... maybe I can help you find it.

Captain Erika Hernandez: You know... there's still something I'm not quite clear about.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's that?
Captain Erika Hernandez: Why did we stop seeing each other?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well... I was your superior officer. It was inappropriate.
Captain Erika Hernandez: You're not my superior anymore.
[they kiss]
Captain Erika Hernandez: I wonder if Starfleet would approve - the captains of the only two warp-5 ships?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're forgetting the climbers' code.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Ambassador. I want to apologize for what I said to you the other day. I was out of line.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Yes, you were.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm glad we can finally agree on something.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Silent Enemy (#1.12)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: You missed T'Pol's latest bout with chopsticks.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Damn. Dinner *and* a show.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You looking forward to seeing Earth?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sure. I just... didn't think I'd be seeing it so soon.
Captain Jonathan Archer: This time, we won't be leaving before we're ready.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are your ears a little pointier than usual?

Captain Jonathan Archer: I rushed us out of Spacedock, because I had something to prove. And I risked the lives of... 81 Humans, a Vulcan and a Denobulan to do it.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't forget Porthos.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me ask you something. Do you spend much time with Malcolm?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was in the Armory yesterday for a few hours, swapping out some power relays.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You talk about anything interesting?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Power relays.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If I asked your parents what you like to eat, would they be able to tell me?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are you kiddin'? My mom would give you her recipe for pan-fried catfish and wouldn't let you go till you promised not to screw it up.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [before testing their phase cannons on a moon crater] You're sure there's nothing down there?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Yes, Captain.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not even a microbe? I don't want to blow up something that could evolve into a sentient species in a couple of billion years.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Warp drive is offline.
[all lights go out]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Main power is down.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Torpedoes!
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Tactical systems are down.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why don't you save time and tell me what *isn't* down?

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to the aliens] I assume you planted that device because you wanted to learn more about us. I'll be happy to give you a quick lesson. We're not here to make enemies. But just because we're not looking for a fight, doesn't mean we'll run away from one. You may think you've left us defenseless. But let me tell you something about Humans: we don't give up easily. We'll protect Enterprise... any way we can.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you ever rest?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, I can't sleep without the warp engines online. If I don't feel those vibrations, something just doesn't seem right.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, I hope you get 'em fixed soon, because you look like hell.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, with all due respect, Captain, you shouldn't be talking.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: These Are the Voyages... (#4.22)" (2005)
Commander T'Pol (hologram): Captain, Admiral Douglas is asking you to approve the decommission protocols.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): One thing at a time. After the charter's signed, I'll give him whatever he needs to put Enterprise in mothballs.
Comm Voice: All senior staff, report to the bridge.
Commander William T. Riker: Computer, freeze program. Save from this time index.
Enterprise-D Computer: Program saved.
Commander William T. Riker: End program.

[Trip tries to talk Archer out of joining the away mission]
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): You don't need to be puttin' yourself in harm's way. I'm telling you, we can take care of it.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Rigel was the first place we visited, remember? Now it's gonna be the last. Poetic justice. Why should you have all the fun?

[after the away mission]
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): You must be gettin' tired of saving my life.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): I'm glad I didn't take your advice about not coming along.
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): Yeah, you and me both. Then again, you almost got yourself killed down there. Wouldn't have gone over too big at the ceremony.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Signing documents are easy. Training a new engineer... that can be a real pain in the ass.

[Chef has proposed to prepare everybody's favorite dish for their last dinner on Enterprise]
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): [to Porthos] Don't worry. Chef's promised at least six kinds of cheese.

Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Time heals all wounds. But absence makes the heart grow fonder. I guess it's a little tricky. Emotions have a way of counterdicting themselves.
Commander T'Pol (hologram): And you wonder why we suppress them?

Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): When I took command ten years ago, I saw myself as an explorer. I thought all the risks would be worth it. Because just beyond the next planet, just beyond the next star, there would be something magnificent, something noble. And now, Trip is dead, and I have to give a speech about how worthwhile it's all been.
Commander T'Pol (hologram): Trip would be the first to say it was worthwhile.

Dr. Phlox (hologram): I wouldn't be surprised if this alliance begins to expand before we know it. You should be very proud of yourself, Captain.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): I'll be proud of myself if I get this speech out in one piece.
Dr. Phlox (hologram): That's not what I meant.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): I know what you meant, Phlox. And I appreciate it. But this is not about me.
Commander T'Pol (hologram): Why do so many Humans refuse to take credit where credit is due? There are times when modesty and humility are quite illogical.

Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Here's to the next generation.

[last lines of the series]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [voice-over] Space - the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission...
Captain James T. Kirk: [voice-over] ... to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations...
Captain Jonathan Archer: [voice-over] ... to boldly go where no man has gone before.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Catwalk (#2.12)" (2002)
Ensign Hoshi Sato: You're the Captain. Can't you order the storm to calm down a little?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll see what I can do.

[during a neutronic storm, the crew has to huddle together in the 'catwalk']
Captain Jonathan Archer: You know, there's a bright side to all of this.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Really?
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's bringing the crew closer together. If you forget about the storm outside, this is almost like going on a camping trip.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps we can sing a few songs later.

Ensign Hoshi Sato: A few days in this place should cure anyone of claustrophobia.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Your quarters'll probably feel like a ballroom after this.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You... haven't left the command area much today. You might want to wander around, get to know the crew.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm familiar with every one of them.
Captain Jonathan Archer: There's a lot more to these people than just their names. It'd be good for you to fraternize a little.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Is that an order?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Does it have to be?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm not skilled at fraternizing.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Here's a chance to learn.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to the alien captain] You're in my chair.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [about the storm] I didn't expect it to be beautiful.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Would you like to try out the Captain's chair?
[he indicates a cylindrical container]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe later.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I did a little research in the Vulcan database. That class 5 storm a century ago... involved the starship T'Plana. Apparently, they couldn't outrun the wave front. It was lost, with all hands. - I thought you said it was "nearly" destroyed.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I must have remembered incorrectly.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [Archer is watching water polo, and T'Pol is trying to sleep] Am I disturbing you?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Only slightly.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [Archer turns off his device, then looks at T'Pol]
[She notices]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Am I disturbing you?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Only slightly.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cease Fire (#2.15)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Obviously I'm here at the request of the Andorians. Shran believes he can trust me. I don't intend to prove him wrong by going down there, with a Vulcan officer in tow. If you insist I bring a Vulcan along, I'll take the one I know *I* can trust.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [just before the shuttle crashes] We need to reduce our speed.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: The ground is gonna do that for us.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: I believe someone once defined a compromise as... a solution that neither side is happy with.
Commander Shran: In that case, these talks have been extremely successful.

[when being shot at, Archer leaves the Vulcans behind to reconnoiter]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: No offense, but my ears are less likely to draw fire than yours.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: What is their fixation with our ears?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I believe they're envious.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: T'Pol said that territorial compromise they were talking about... took eight years to work out.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'll try to speed things up this time.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: The ball's in your court now.
[Soval looks inquiringly at T'Pol]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's a Human expression. It means the next move is yours.

[last lines]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Captain - your presence here has not been... overly meddlesome.
[he leaves]
Commander Shran: I think he likes you, pink skin.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I wouldn't go that far.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: I imagined my first diplomatic mission would involve sitting around a big table, toasting with champagne, signing things with lots of pens...
Commander Shran: The pink skin sense of humor.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Maybe we're not out here to just... scan comets and meet new species. Maybe... we're out here to prove that... Humanity's ready to join a much larger community. I intend to do that - whether the Vulcans like it or not.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Bound (#4.17)" (2005)
[Enterprise is approaching the Berengaria system]
Commander T'Pol: A Vulcan science vessel surveyed the seventh planet over 50 years ago. The file states it's an M-class world with a flourishing ecosystem. No intelligent life.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sounds promising.
Commander T'Pol: They did report one distinctive feature which bears mentioning.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And that is?
Commander T'Pol: A species of flying reptile, some reportedly over 200 meters long. They're also said to breathe fire.
[the crew's expressions become a mixture of curiosity and skepticism]
Commander T'Pol: There's been lingering questions over the accuracy of this report.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [suppressing a grin] We can't wait to find out.

[Archer and Reed have been invited to a snack on Harrad-Sar's ship]
Harrad-Sar: You have acquired something of a reputation, Captain.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Favorable, I hope?
Harrad-Sar: Well, you're wanted in the Klingon Empire, the Orion Syndicate... I don't know, I-I would've imagined such a man would have a more robust appetite.
Captain Jonathan Archer: With all those people after me, I need to stay quick on my feet.

[Harrad-Sar has scantily-clad Orion slave girls brought in for Archer's and Reed's entertainment]
Harrad-Sar: What do you think?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [fascinated] I can't think.
Harrad-Sar: Captain?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'd have to agree with my Tactical Officer.

Commander T'Pol: I've been hearing some concerns from the crew.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Concerns?
Commander T'Pol: The Orion women. Their presence is becoming disruptive.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're telling me. The crew isn't used to having Orions on board.
Commander T'Pol: It's more than that. Our guests visited the mess hall this morning. As a result, twelve crewmen reported late for their shifts.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I get the picture.
Commander T'Pol: It's primarily their attire.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Or lack of it!

Captain Jonathan Archer: Any chance to improve relations with the Syndicate, I'm willing to take that risk. Anything to have one less hostile species out there.

Harrad-Sar: Can I be of help, Captain? Do you need a tow?
Captain Jonathan Archer: We still have weapons. You're not gonna get this ship without one hell of a fight!
Harrad-Sar: I'd rather I didn't have to kill you, but... if that's what it takes. The Syndicate wants your head, Captain; and they don't really care whether or not it's attached to your body.

Navaar: I can see you're not very experienced at making threats.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm a lot better at carrying them out.

Harrad-Sar: I can see you're upset, and I sympathize. But it's truly out of my hands. We're both slaves to the situation.
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...They control you?
Harrad-Sar: You finally realize that. Yes, Captain, you've been operating under a misconception. It is the men who are the slaves, not the women.

Captain Jonathan Archer: It almost sounded like you were making a joke.
Commander Tucker: At least trying to make one.
Commander T'Pol: I assure you, if I ever decide to make a joke, you'll know about it.
Commander Tucker: There it is again.
Captain Jonathan Archer: T'Pol, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were picking up some of Trip's bad habits.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Station 12 (#4.5)" (2004)
Dr. Arik Soong: Am I going to spend the rest of my life trying to get rid of you?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You're gonna spend the rest of your life in prison.

Malik: We were defending our right to exist.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You already killed over 25 people. Your existence has a pretty high price.
Malik: It could get higher.

Malik: I wasn't sure how I'd justify killing you.
[he tosses Archer over a console]
Malik: Now you've given me the perfect excuse.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [groaning] Whatever I can do to... help.

Malik: Five minutes after we leave, every stasis field in this station will shut down, releasing hundreds of pathogens. I wonder which one will kill you first.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Stick around and find out.

Smike: I won't betray my brothers and sisters.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Your brothers and sisters are in danger. They attacked a Klingon ship. If the Klingons find them before we do...
Smike: Then more Klingons will die. You'll never stop them, Captain. No one will.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: If you've had enough sickbay food, I'd like you to join me in the Captain's mess.
Smike: Do I have a choice?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: No.

Dr. Phlox: You might be interested to know, Smike's become quite the student of Earth history. He's been reading up on the Eugenics Wars.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I doubt Soong gave him the whole story.
Dr. Phlox: I'm quite familiar with the subject myself. Human intellect and Human instinct were out of sync. So many people were killed.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Denobula perfected genetic engineering a long time ago. But you never came close to destroying yourselves.
Dr. Phlox: Perhaps we were simply fortunate.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Or maybe your instincts... had caught up with your intellect.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Whenever a group of people start believing they're better than everyone else, the results are always the same.
Dr. Arik Soong: I don't need a history lesson from you.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You need it from someone.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2 (#4.19)" (2005)
Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: [making love to Archer] I've n-never been the consort of an emperor before. Is there anything I need to know?
Commander Archer: I think you've, uh... I think you've got the basics down.

Commander Archer: [of the "other" universe] A lot of the names are the same, but... their history has been rewritten. Instead of building an Empire, Earth... became part of an interspecies alliance!
Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: [reading from a desktop viewer] "The United Federation of Planets"?
Commander Archer: Hm... More like a Federation of fools!

Commander Archer: Great men are not peacemakers. Great men are conquerors!

Lt. Commander T'Pol: The Federation is our future.
Commander Archer: You're mistaking our universe for someone else's.

Commander Archer: [of the Defiant] Does this thing have aft torpedoes?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You better believe it.

Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: Can you imagine the look on the Emperor's face when he sees this ship? You'll be declared hero of the Empire. Starfleet'll have to give you a command of your own.
Commander Archer: I already have a command of my own.

Commander Archer: [of the 23rd-century phasers] From what I'm told, the maximum setting... can actually disintegrate a person. I've been looking forward to trying it.
[when interrogating a prisoner who refuses to answer his questions]

Commander Archer: [to Admiral Black] You're relieved, Admiral.
[before vaporizing him]

Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: It'll only take a day for the fleet to return to Earth. Do you think the commanders will support you?
Commander Archer: They're loyal to the Emperor. They don't really care who it is.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fight or Flight (#1.3)" (2001)
[Archer has suggested a weapons test to test the ship's targeting scanners]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Come on, Travis - we've got to find Mr. Reed something to blow up.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Before we left, Admiral Forrest said we'd be making history with every light year. But we're not gonna do that sitting on our hands.

[T'Pol has detected a vessel drifting in space]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe we should go have a look.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: If you insist on allowing your curiosity to dictate your actions.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We insist.

Captain Jonathan Archer: When I used to dream about this mission, the last thing I envisioned was having a Vulcan on board who continuously sucked the air out of the room.

[Archer has criticized T'Pol's advice to leave the dead aliens behind]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: We have a code of behavior. And we try to obey it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You may not believe this, but... Humans have a code of behavior too. It took a few thousand years, but... I think we're starting to get it right. Can't believe I almost ignored it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: What's wrong?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: The environmental suits, they make me a little... claustrophobic.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Claustrophobic? And you took a job on a spaceship?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: You talked me into it, remember?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't recall reading about any problems during your zero-G training.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Well, I just, I... I bit my lip and got through it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, you're gonna have to bite your lip again.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Hoshi'll decipher their language and compose a message. Hopefully it'll make sense.

[Sato has prevented disaster by negotiating with an alien in its own language]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I think we may have just made a friend... thanks to you.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave: Part 2 (#2.1)" (2002)
[in the 31st century library]
Temporal Agent Daniels: Books! Made with paper. There aren't supposed to be books here.
Captain Archer: Well, there are. So I suggest we use some of them to figure out what you did to the last thousand years when you brought me here this morning.

Temporal Agent Daniels: The only chance I have of restoring my century is by getting you back to yours.
Captain Archer: Sounds like you've got a chicken-or-the-egg problem. You said your time portals are gone, all your technology. There isn't even electricity here. You're going to find a bicycle, turn it into a time machine?

[Ambassador Soval has criticized Archer's actions during Enterprise's first ten months in space]
Captain Archer: When I was in my early twenties on a trip to East Africa, I saw a gazelle giving birth. It was truly amazing. Within minutes, the baby was standing up, standing up on its own. A few more minutes, and it was walking; and before I knew it, it was running alongside its mother, moving away with the herd. Humans aren't like that, Ambassador. We may come from the same planet as those gazelles, but we're pretty much helpless when we're born. It takes us months before we're able to crawl; almost a full year before we can walk. Our deep space mission isn't much different. We're going to stumble, make mistakes - I'm sure more than a few, before we find our footing. But we're going to learn from those mistakes. That's what being human is all about. I'm sorry you can't see that.

[Silik tries to contact his master via a communication device, but only a shadow appears in the beam]
Silik: I don't know how to operate this device, I need your help!
[the shadow speaks with undistinguishable voice]
Silik: I hear you, but I don't understand. Repeat what you said, please - repeat what you said!
[the shadow suddenly jumps out of the beam and kicks Silik who falls over backwards]
Captain Archer: [giving Silik another punch in the face] I said you're an ugly bastard!

Captain Archer: I feel like I've been away for... a thousand years.

Captain Archer: You try shapeshifting on me or pulling one of your chameleon routines, and I promise you, Silik, I'll blow your head off!

Subcommander T'Pol: [groggy] Science Vulcan Directorate has determined that time travel is... not fair.
Captain Archer: Whatever you say.

[last lines]
Subcommander T'Pol: I still don't believe in time travel.
Captain Archer: The hell you don't.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fallen Hero (#1.23)" (2002)
[first lines]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Excuse me?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I asked if you...
Captain Jonathan Archer: We heard you... What makes you think we're suffering from a lack of sexual activity?

[T'Pol has suggested that the crew take shore leave on the planet Risa]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Is it, um, populated?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Yes, by a humanoid culture, receptive to... easing tension.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I've had a few heroes in my life. It's never easy when one of them lets you down.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't have heroes.
Captain Jonathan Archer: No, I'm sure they don't.

[Archer has been ordered on an urgent mission to transport a Vulcan ambassador off the planet Mazar]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any idea what the emergency is?
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Well, this may come as a shock to you, Jon, but the Vulcans aren't talking.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Imagine that.

[a Mazarite captain has asked Archer to take the Vulcan ambassador back to Mazar]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Your magistrate seemed in a big hurry to get rid of her. Now he wants her back?
Mazarite Captain: [chuckles] I'm just a transport captain. I never try to make sense of what government bureaucrats are thinking.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll have to contact my superiors.
Mazarite Captain: There's really no need.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm just a starship captain. You don't think they'd trust me to make these kinds of decisions on my own?

[Enterprise is tenaciously persued by the Mazarites]
Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar: I can no longer put you and your crew in danger, Captain. Please drop out of warp. I plan to surrender myself to them.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It hasn't gotten to that yet.
Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar: It's the most logical course of action.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If you've learned anything about Humans, you'd know... we don't always take the most logical course of action.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I want you to go to sickbay.
Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar: [confused] Sickbay?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll explain later. If there was ever a time to start trusting us, this would be it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [from his starlog] The Vulcans have allowed the Mazarites to leave. Ambassador V'Lar says there's a good reason for doing so, though she's certainly not sharing it with me.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: North Star (#3.9)" (2003)
[Archer is helping Bethany escape from prison]
Bethany: What are you doing?
Captain Archer: It's called a jailbreak where I come from.
Bethany: It's called that here, too.

Captain Archer: Go back to Enterprise, see what you can salvage.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're not coming with us?
Captain Archer: Don't want to miss my first day at school.

Captain Archer: They deserve to know that Earth hasn't abandoned them.

MacReady: Care for a shave, Mr. Archer?
Captain Archer: No, thanks.
MacReady: You sure? There's nuthin' like a barber shave to make a man feel civilized.
Captain Archer: I feel civilized enough.

[Archer is trying to get information about the Skagarans]
Bethany: So... what do you want with me?
Captain Archer: Well... you are the teacher around here, aren't you? The first Skagaran I ever saw was today, lying in that coffin. Seems I'd be more likely to get the truth from you than... from the men who put him there.

MacReady: Maybe you can tell me why you were out in Skagtown in the middle of the night?
Captain Archer: That a crime?
MacReady: My deputy says you and Miss Bethany were teaching those children. That's a crime.
Captain Archer: But if I decided to lynch a Skagaran... that'd be legal?
MacReady: Law was laid down a long time ago, to protect men like you and me.
Captain Archer: Protect us from what? Children?
MacReady: D'you really want those children to learn how to read? How to do their numbers? And then maybe they can learn about how they used to be in charge around here. How they had guns that could kill a man with a beam of light, and that human beings were nuthin' but their labor force, their property. Is that what you want those children to learn, Mr. Archer?
Captain Archer: You're judging them on something that happened over 200 years ago.
MacReady: And it's my job to make sure it never happens again. Now, I'm not saying it's fair. It's just the way it's always been.

Bethany: Where do you expect me to go?
Captain Archer: There are other settlements. I'm sure they can use a good teacher.
Bethany: Things won't be any different there.
Captain Archer: Maybe not. But you won't be spending ten years in prison.

Bethany: You must think we're barbaric. All the things humanity's accomplished - building ships like this, traveling to other worlds - and we're still down there shooting each other.
Captain Archer: The progress on Earth, it didn't happen overnight.
Bethany: But it was progress all the same. You've managed to change. We haven't. Even if you could take us back, I don't think we're ready.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Damage (#3.19)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: How long have you been a doctor?
Dr. Phlox: Nearly forty years.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And in all that time... did you ever do anything you thought was unethical?
Dr. Phlox: [after a pause] Twice. Why?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm about to step over a line - a line I thought I would never cross. And given the nature of our mission, it probably won't be the last.
Dr. Phlox: Probably not. May I ask what you're planning to do?
Captain Jonathan Archer: There could be more casualties.
Dr. Phlox: I'll be ready.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: There's an unidentified vessel approaching. They're asking for our assistance.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any details?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Just that they've taken heavy damage.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Join the club.

[in a fit of rage, T'Pol has smashed a PADD in Archer's quarters]
Captain Jonathan Archer: We've had our share of disagreements; but you've never taken it out on my desk before.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of Degra] He may not be on our side. But I get the feeling he's starting to question his.

Captain Jonathan Archer: It's hard to imagine that we'll ever get this ship back the way it was.
Dr. Phlox: It's a simple matter of repairs. Well, perhaps not that simple. Somehow I don't think it's the damage to Enterprise that's... troubling you.

Cpt. Archer: Put together an armed boarding party.
Lt. Reed: Who are we boarding, sir?
Cpt. Archer: The alien ship we docked with.
Lt. Reed: I don't understand.
Cpt. Archer: We need their warp coil. They won't give it to us, so we're going to have to take it.
Lt. Reed: Captain...
Cpt. Archer: Get your men together!

[after Enterprise has taken the alien ship's warp coil by force]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You did the right thing.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Seems the longer we're out here, the more I have to keep saying that to myself.

Illyrian Captain: You're stranding us three years from home! Why are you doing this?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Because I have no choice.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Crossing (#2.18)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Where do you come from?
Alien in Tucker's body: We live in subspace. We travel through it. We're explorers, like you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why did you take Commander Tucker?
Alien in Tucker's body: It's been a long time since we've encountered corporeal beings. After we performed the first crossing with your Commander, we realized we were compatible. You're very interesting - trapped in bodies that need maintenance... You have gender. You require mates to reproduce. You eat... food! We were like you once. But we evolved. Now we can learn how our ancestors lived.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I need you to get those engines back online.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll see what I can do.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I want those weapons back online too.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I'll see what I can do.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You're taking over my crew! Why?
Alien in Sato's body: I understand how you may be frightened by all this - losing your substance, existing as perceptive energy. But you'll be grateful, once you've made the crossing, I promise you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're kind of fond of our substance. We're not very anxious to give it up!

[guided by Archer over comm, Phlox tries to pull off a panel]
Dr. Phlox: It's not coming off.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It'll come off. You just need to use a little muscle.
[Phlox tries harder, without success]
Dr. Phlox: I've used every muscle I've got. It won't budge.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Try using your foot for leverage.
[Phlox does so, and the panel comes off, sending him flyling backwards and crashing headfirst against the opposite bulkhead]
Dr. Phlox: Good suggestion.

Captain Jonathan Archer: When're you planning to return Malcolm Reed?
Alien in Reed's body: It depends.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Oh, does it? Let's see how much you enjoy experiencing the human condition 'locked in Reed's quarters'.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of Tucker] He said he had some kind of out-of-body experience.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't forget Florida, Captain. I don't care how far away it is. I was there.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me know if you... take another trip to Tarpon Beach.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Tarpon Springs. I'll keep you posted.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Similitude (#3.10)" (2003)
Sim: I was all ready to do it.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: What stopped you?
Sim: Where the hell was I gonna go? We're nowhere near any habitable planet. Didn't really want to spend the rest of my life floating around in a shuttlepod - which doesn't even have any toilet facilities. Can you imagine a lousier way to spend your old age, cooped up in that thing, peeing in a bottle? Actually, I can imagine a worse fate.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: What would that be?
Sim: Being stuck in there with Malcolm.

Sim: You wanna know what really stopped me?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: What?
Sim: My sister. And she was my sister as much as Trip's.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I believe that.
Sim: I don't want what happened to her, to happen to anyone else.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: That's why I gave the order to create you.

[Archer has approved Dr. Phlox' proposal to create a simbiot of Trip]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Are you aware that the Lyssarrian Prime Conclave has banned the creation of simbiots?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We don't answer to the Lyssarrian Prime Conclave.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Simbiots are living, conscious entities. We'll be growing a sentient being for the sole purpose of harvesting tissue.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'm aware of the ethical implications. If we weren't in the Expanse, maybe my decision would be different, but... we've got to complete this mission. Earth needs Enterprise. Enterprise needs Trip. It's as simple as that.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: There's a... part of you - something inside you - that Trip needs. Dr. Phlox is going to have to perform an operation.
Sim Trip at 8: Will it hurt?
Dr. Phlox: Not at all. You won't feel a thing.
Sim Trip at 8: Doctors always say that.

Sim: So, what're you gonna do? Drag me down to sickbay? Force me onto a bio-bed at gunpoint?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: If you truly have all of Trip's memories... you know the answer to that. I don't have to tell you what's at stake. I must complete this mission; and to do that, I need Trip. Trip! I'll take whatever steps necessary to save him.
Sim: Even if it means killing me?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Even if it means killing you.
Sim: You're not a murderer.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Don't make me one.

Sim Trip at 8: How long have I lived here?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You were born only four days ago.
Sim Trip at 8: I feel older.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: There's nothing Porthos likes more than dinner time.
Sim Trip at 8: Can he do any tricks?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I haven't taught him any. Mostly what he does is eat, sleep and, uh... not fetch.

[first lines/partly last lines]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: The most difficult test facing any captain, any crew, is the loss of a shipmate. We've come here to honor one of our own. In the time we knew him, he showed us just how much one life can truly matter. We will never forget what he did for us, and for the ship he loved so much. We will go forward with renewed determination to complete this mission, so that his sacrifice won't just have been for the people on this ship, but for all the citizens of Earth.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cogenitor (#2.22)" (2003)
Vissian Captain Drennik: "There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Captain Jonathan Archer: Where'd you hear that?
Vissian Captain Drennik: Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5. Your communications officer was kind enough to provide us with some of your literature. I assumed you approved.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Absolutely. But I didn't think you'd be quoting it the next day.

[Archer is preparing for an exploration trip with the Vissian captain]
Captain Jonathan Archer: These people are fascinating, T'Pol, they have a lot to offer us... This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship! - Which reminds me... They've asked us for a sampling of films. I put together a few suggestions.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll see to it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [ready to go] You're in charge!
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Of the ship or the movies?

Captain Jonathan Archer: If you can't get over a wave, you gotta dive through it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We're out here to meet new species, not tell them what to do!

[Tucker has interfered with Vissian customs by exposing the cogenitor to Human culture... ]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I might have expected something like this from a first-year recruit. But not you. You did exactly what I'd do? If that's true, then I've done a pretty lousy job setting an example around here. You're a senior officer on this ship. You're privy to the moral challenges I've had to face. You know I've wrestled with the fine line between doing what I think is right and interfering with other species. So don't tell me you know what I would have done when *I* don't even know what I would have done!

[... which subsequently leads to the cogenitor's suicide]
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's time you learned to weigh the possible repercussions of your actions. You've always been impulsive. Maybe this will teach you a lesson.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You knew you had no business interfering with those people. But you just couldn't let it alone. You thought you were doing the right thing. I might agree if this was... Florida, or Singapore. But it's not, is it? We're in deep space, and a person is dead - a person who'd still be alive if we hadn't made first contact.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Babel One (#4.12)" (2005)
Ensign Hoshi Sato: The food on this ship isn't fit for animals! That mangy pet of yours would probably taste better. You can either take me home or find a new chef, it's that simple. Oh, something else: I want new quarters.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Is that so?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: For one thing, my room is too small! There are plasma conduits running across the ceiling. It's noisy, it keeps me up all night!
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe you'd sleep better in the cargo bay.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: What did you say to me?
Captain Jonathan Archer: This is a starship, not a luxury liner! If you're not satisfied with the accomodations, we can leave you behind in a shuttlepod; maybe you'll have better luck with whoever picks you up. And if you don't like Chef's food, don't eat it! From the looks of things, you should probably skip the dessert table while you're at it!
Ensign Hoshi Sato: [pauses, then smiles] That was a nice touch.
[starts laughing]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I can't believe I'm supposed to speak to their ambassador like that.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Tellarites always have a litany of complaints. It's how they start arguments with people they've just met.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Even if they have nothing to complain about?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: In that case, they'll just insult you. Whatever they say, you have to respond in kind, otherwise they'll take offense.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [scoffs] A species that actually thrives on arguing. They probably make good politicians. Thanks for the dry run.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Uh, sir - I wasn't kidding about Porthos.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You think he is mangy?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: No. But you might wanna keep him out of sight. Tellarites consider canines something of a, uh... delicacy.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You people are even uglier than I remember. Captain Jonathan Archer. Welcome aboard.
[to Ambassador Gral and his delegates upon their arrival on Enterprise]

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after a conversation with a few Tellarites] You know, I like these people more 'n I thought I would. They don't hold anything back. It's refreshing. Speaking your mind for a change.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You don't feel free to speak your mind with the rest of us?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, you know what I mean.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [surly] No. Maybe you'd like to explain it to me.
[Tucker gives T'Pol a baffled look]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [gruffly] Why don't you change your uniform before you stink up the place?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [bewildered, then realizing] Ah, practicing your Tellarite. Y'know, I get it.
[Archer gives him a stern look. Tucker looks unsure, then walks out]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [smiles] When in Rome...
Commander T'Pol: I beg your pardon?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Forget it.

Tellarite Ambassador Gral: I'm told this ship is the pride of Starfleet. I find it small and unimpressive.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Funny. I was about to say the same thing about you.

Captain Jonathan Archer: A species that actually thrives on arguing. They probably make good politicians.

[Archer has to separate Shran and Gral, who are at each other's throat]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You wanna fight? I'll throw both of you in the brig! You can tear each other to pieces!

[Shran tells Archer about his relationship with Talas]
Commander Shran: Andorian women are far more aggressive than Earth females. She made a... an overture. I had a choice - charge her with assaulting a superior or... mate with her.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Hope you made the right decision.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Andorian Incident (#1.7)" (2001)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [briefing Archer and Tucker on the proper protocols for a visit at the Vulcan monastery] When we arrive, we'll be greeted by a Vulcan elder. You should not speak to him, or any member of the order, unless spoken to first. If they appear to be meditating, do not approach them or attempt to make conversation. Also, maintain quiet at all times, and do not touch or disturb any artifacts, relics or ornamentation. If we arrive at their time of communal kolinahr, it's likely we'll be turned away. At the conclusion of our visit, we'll be offered the Stone of J'Kah as a gesture of salutation. Accept it, then bow slightly and observe a respectful silence for approximately five seconds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Tucker, under his breath] I thought Starfleet training was tough.

[Archer, T'Pol and Tucker have been taken hostage by Andorians]
Captain Jonathan Archer: They threaten to kill us all if anyone attempts a rescue.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Mr. Reed wouldn't be that reckless.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I didn't recruit my Tactical Officer to sit on his butt when he's threatened.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: We don't believe in responding to violence with violence.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I admire your ethics. But right now, a little violence might help.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're beginning to sound like an Andorian.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Whose idea was it to visit this place?

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [after Archer has knocked down one of the monks] Violence in a sanctuary, Captain?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Very disrespectful. Boy, did it feel good.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Thanks for the tour!

Captain Jonathan Archer: If anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears.
[Looks at the Vulcans in the room]
Captain Jonathan Archer: No offence.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Observer Effect (#4.11)" (2005)
[Archer, "Reed" and "Mayweather" are reviewing scans in the command center]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've heard from Starfleet. They're working through diplomatic channels to contact the Klingons; but it might not be necessary. This spectrograph identifies a Klingon alloy.
Alien inhabiting Lt. Reed: That's the signature of standard hull plating.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [indicates one of the planet's rings] I found it... here.
Alien inhabiting Ens. Mayweather: You've detected a debris cloud in orbit.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's what's left of a Klingon shuttlecraft. Their response to an infected landing party: the commander killed his own shuttle crew.
Alien inhabiting Lt. Reed: They didn't even plead for mercy.
[Archer gives him a quizzical look]
Alien inhabiting Lt. Reed: I mean, they wouldn't, would they? Being Klingon.
Alien inhabiting Ens. Mayweather: Captain, does knowing what the Klingons did help us at all?
Captain Jonathan Archer: At least we know we don't have to bother asking them if they have a cure.
Alien inhabiting Ens. Mayweather: But if they had developed one, you'd ask them for it, right?
Captain Jonathan Archer: On bended knee.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Next time I ask to go on a landing party, talk me out of it, OK?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're usually too stubborn to be talked out of anything. But I'll do my best.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you give up on me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: There's still a bunch of planets out there we haven't seen.

[the two aliens have been detected by Phlox]
Alien inhabiting Commander T'Pol: We come here only to study how physical species react to the unknown. You can help by telling us how you detected our presence. That happens in less than two percent of our missions.
Dr. Phlox: Commander Tucker and Ensign Sato were sedated. They shouldn't have been able to stand and talk.
Alien inhabiting Captain Archer: It's been so long since we had physical form. We weren't able to distinguish sleep from sedation.
Alien inhabiting Commander T'Pol: We'll remember next time.

[Tucker has just died]
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: I have such respect for you, Captain Archer.
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...Trip?
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: Not exactly.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You want to know what it means to be... Human? You need to do more than observe.

Alien inhabiting Ensign Sato: Talking is a limited form of communication for us. We're much more advanced than Humans.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not from where I'm standing. Maybe... you've evolved into beings with abilities I can't comprehend, but you've paid a hell of a price. You've lost compassion, and empathy - things that give life meaning. If that's what it takes to be advanced... I don't want any part of it.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (#4.18)" (2005)
Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: Tradition says that whatever... belonged to the previous captain... is yours for the taking.
[moves close to Archer]
Commander Jonathan Archer: [grabs her a little roughly] I've never been one to argue with tradition.
[kisses her hard on the lips]

Commander Jonathan Archer: Long live the Empire!

[Archer has promoted Sergeant Mayweather to his personal guard]
Commander Jonathan Archer: You'll accept orders from me and me alone, is that clear?
MACO Sergeant Travis Mayweather: Yes, sir. And Captain, if I may? I'd like to be the first to congratulate you on a brilliant strategy. I'm certain that in years to come...
Commander Jonathan Archer: You already have the job, Sergeant. Don't talk yourself out of it.

Commander Jonathan Archer: All I require from you is your loyalty. Do I have it?
Lt. Commander T'Pol: You are in command.
Commander Jonathan Archer: I'm glad we can agree on something.

Commander Jonathan Archer: I wonder how history would have played out if Cochrane hadn't turned the tables on your invasion force. Humans might be your slaves instead of the other way around.
Lt. Commander T'Pol: I'm not a slave.
Commander Jonathan Archer: You're Vulcan. Never forget that!

Commander Jonathan Archer: Tell me what I want to know!
[the Tholian is screeching something in his language]
Lieutenant Hoshi Sato: [translating] Something about... your 'maternal ancestor'.

Commander Jonathan Archer: I know Admiral Black has an agent on Enterprise. I want the name.
Captain Maximilian Forrest: Do you really think that the Admiral would plant a spy on *my* ship, and then tell *me* who it is?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 2 (#4.2)" (2004)
Silik: [to Archer] Do we really need these people?
Carmine: What do you mean, "these people"?
Silik: [to Archer, ignoring Carmine] I don't see how they can be of any use to us.
Carmine: I'll tell you how I can be of use to you. How about I start removing your teeth with my knuckles?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [intervening] All right, all right...
Silik: [to Carmine] Are you threatening me?
Carmine: Hey, get the man a prize!
Silik: Why would you do that?

Alicia Travers: I want my neighborhood back, the way it was. And my husband, I want him home. Fix all that, okay?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'll try.

Alicia Travers: You're gonna start by sending me down with that dissolver thing, huh?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Shuttlepods are damaged. The transporter is all we have.
Alicia Travers: Archer, you promised me I wouldn't have to go through that again.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'm gonna have to break that promise.
Alicia Travers: Okay. How does that thing work, anyway? On second thought, I'd, I'd rather not know.

Vosk: [referring to Silik] I suppose you aren't examining the technology he stole from us?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I reserve that right.
Vosk: And I reserve the right to destroy you. I have a plasma cannon aimed at your ship, Captain.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: And I have phase cannons aimed at your facility.

Silik: You've changed, Captain.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: And none at all for the better.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [holding Archer at gunpoint] Drop the disguise, Silik, or I'll blow your ugly head off.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: If you do, you'll... probably regret it.
[he steps aside to give Tucker a clear view of Silik's body]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [bewildered] Captain?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It's good to see you, Commander.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're alive?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: As long as you don't pull that trigger.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm picking up vessels approaching. Dozens of them.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do they look friendly?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Sleeping Dogs (#1.14)" (2002)
Bu'kaH: I've never seen your kind before, but you have made an enemy of the Klingon Empire!
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what I've noticed, that's not hard to do.

Bu'kaH: When our Birds-of-Prey arrive, your ship will be destroyed.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Tucker] Remind me to stop trying to help people.

Bu'kaH: There was a raid.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Yes?
[he waits for Bu'kaH to continue, which however doesn't happen]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I can understand your not wanting to talk about it if the raid went badly for you.
Bu'kaH: The Xarantines are no match for us! We attacked their outpost and took what we wanted.
Dr. Phlox: And that included some Xarantine ale?
[she nods]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Did your whole crew drink it?
Bu'kaH: The triumph belonged to all.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll take that as a yes.

Ensign Hoshi Sato: Took a while, but I think I finally got my space legs.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I never doubted that you'd find them.

[the Klingon captain has ordered Archer to surrender Enterprise]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You wouldn't last ten seconds in a battle with us. You've got multiple hull breaches, your shields are down, and from what I'm told, you're fresh out of torpedoes. If I were you, I'd take what little honor I had left and go home. - Fire one shot, and I'll blast you right back to where we found you.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [reading a Klingon maxim] "HeH cho' muruak tah - Death before dishonor".

Captain Jonathan Archer: If we could reestablish a comm signal with T'Pol and the others, the Klingon woman could probably talk them through the repairs. But she's got a thousand generations of instinct telling her not to trust me.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Borderland (#4.4)" (2004)
[in Archer's ready room]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: One other thing.
[Archer takes a small antique, wooden box from his desk]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It's your first official day of duty, Commander T'Pol.
[he presents the box to her]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: A present.
[T'Pol opens the box]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It's from the early 20th century.
[she takes out an antique compass and examines it]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Should help keep you pointed in the right direction. I'm glad you're with us.
Commander T'Pol: [moved] Thank you, Captain.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: You programmed a PADD to unlock every security door in the building.
Dr. Arik Soong: I was particularly proud of that. I made it all the way to Sausalito. On the rare occasion I get stuck on a problem, I find a vigorous escape attempt helps to... clear the head.

Dr. Arik Soong: How can a supposedly intelligent species reject technology that would enhance ability, relieve suffering?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Genetic engineering has caused a lot of suffering.
Dr. Arik Soong: So did splitting the atom. And yet the first ships to colonize the solar system were nuclear-powered. But... you're not here to discuss that.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: This is my Science Officer, T'Pol.
Dr. Arik Soong: No need for an introduction.
Dr. Arik Soong: [to T'Pol] I admire your people very much. We share a similar view of Humanity.
Commander T'Pol: What view is that?
Dr. Arik Soong: That it could stand some improvement.
Commander T'Pol: I believe that's true of most species, if not all.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: [introducing] My Tactical Officer, Lieutenant Reed.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Doctor.
Dr. Arik Soong: I've heard of you. But I don't recognize your face. You're not getting your fair share of publicity.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: We've prepared some quarters. You'll be under guard at all times - if you should decide you need to "clear your head".

Malik: We don't care what happens to you. Humanity is no longer relevant. To quote one of your philosophers, Nietzsche: "Mankind is something to be surpassed."
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You think he was talking about you?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Stratagem (#3.14)" (2004)
Degra: You expect me to believe my own people would hold me prisoner?
[Archer chuckles]
Degra: Do you think that's amusing?
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's been a while since you referred to those overgrown grasshoppers as "your own people".

Degra: Do you... have a family, Captain?
Captain Jonathan Archer: [... ] I never really had an opportunity to start one. I was away from home a lot.
Degra: You should make the time. I've learned that our work, in the end, means very little. Our real legacy is the children. I would do anything to protect mine.

[when gas streams out, Archer gives Degra the only gas mask on the ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Take it!
Degra: What about you?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're the one with the family.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You gave us the coordinates of a red giant.
Degra: I gave you what you *thought* you wanted.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Thanks for your help.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [after playing a devious ploy against Degra] I think you overdid the turbulence just a little, Ensign.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: I'll try to do better next time, sir.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Captain's starlog, supplemental - Hopefully the journey to Azati Prime will be the final leg in our search for the Xindi weapon.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Acquisition (#1.19)" (2002)
[the Ferengi have plundered Enterprise]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What do you need all this for, anyway? You seem to already have plenty of technology.
Krem: One can never have too much. The Rules of Acquisition say "Expand or die."
Captain Jonathan Archer: "Rules of Acquisition"?
Krem: Mm, that's rule number 45. I've memorized all 173, including the most important one: "A man is only worth the sum of his possessions."
Captain Jonathan Archer: Back on my homeworld, that kind of thinking almost destroyed our civilization.
Krem: You should've managed your businesses better.

Krem: This female... is different from the others. What species is she?
Captain Jonathan Archer: She's a Vulcan.
Krem: Vulcan...
Captain Jonathan Archer: They're really not all that interesting once you get to know them.
Krem: I'd like to get to know this one. Maybe I won't sell her... not right away.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trust me. She's got no sense of humor. She's always complaining.

Ulis: Time's running out. Someone has to stay and finish loading the ship.
Grish: That's Krem's job.
Krem: I'm tired of doing this job. I don't wanna do all the menial work!
Ulis: Krem!
Krem: It's time that I showed a little initiative! I have the lobes for business. You just never give me the chance to prove it!
Ulis: [commanding] Get back to work!
Krem: [after a pause, subdued] Yes, cousin.
[the other Ferengi laugh derisively and leave]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Krem] You... sure told him.

[Archer and Tucker are staging a drama show for the Ferengi]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll show you the vault.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trip?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Leave the women here, and I'll let you have the gold.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not another word, Commander, that's an order!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not letting 'em take my wife!
Ulis: Wife?
Krem: She's not the one with the pointy ears, is she?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No. Her name's Hoshi. And you're gonna keep your filthy hands off her! Do we have a deal?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You take them anywhere near that vault and I'll throw you in the brig for insubordination.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You don't give a damn about this crew. All you care about is your precious gold.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm warning you, Trip.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're a greedy son of a bitch!
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's your wife worth? Five bars of gold, maybe six? Let them take Hoshi, and I'll give you ten.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Captain Jonathan Archer: All right, fifteen!
[Tucker charges at Archer with a roar and continues the discussion in a brawl]

Sub-Commander T'Pol: "Not that interesting"? "No sense of humor"? "Always complaining"?
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...I'll make it up to you.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: How?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Five bars of gold?

Captain Jonathan Archer: [trying to entice Krem] I'll take you to the vault. We'll split the gold, 50-50. I'll even throw in
Captain Jonathan Archer: the Vulcan female.
Krem: How do I know you won't try to double-cross me?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're the one holding the gun. So... what'll it be?
Krem: [ponders, then holds up gun] Get back to work.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's your loss.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Regeneration (#2.23)" (2003)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're disrupting our plasma network. Main power is failing.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: We're losing weapons.
Captain Jonathan Archer: They set us up.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: They're hailing us. Audio only.
Captain Jonathan Archer: This is Captain...
The Borg (voice): You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

[after being infected with Borg nanoprobes, Dr. Phlox has come up with a drastic radiation therapy as a treatment]
Dr. Phlox: [hands Archer a hypospray] You, er, may want to keep this, in the event I'm unsuccessful.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What is it?
Dr. Phlox: A cure, of sorts. It contains a neural toxin that will terminate my synaptic functions within a matter of seconds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Aren't you jumping the gun a little?
Dr. Phlox: I have no intention of turning into one of those... cybernetic creatures.

Captain Jonathan Archer: There was something familiar about all this; but I couldn't put my finger on it until I found this speech Zefram Cochrane made eighty-nine years ago. When I was a kid, I read everything I could about him. It took me a while, but I finally found it in the database. He was giving a commencement address at Princeton, when he started to talk about what really happened during First Contact. He mentioned a group of cybernetic creatures from the future, who tried to stop his first warp flight when he was living in Montana. He said they were defeated by a group of Humans, who were also from the future.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: As I recall, Cochrane was famous for his imaginative stories. He was also known to be frequently intoxicated.
Captain Jonathan Archer: No one took him seriously. And he recanted the whole thing a few years later; but you have to admit, there are similarities.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [reading from the computer] He said their ultimate goal was "to enslave the Human race."
Captain Jonathan Archer: If he was right... they might be heading back to their homeworld, so they can try again.

Captain Jonathan Archer: They say doctors make the worst patients.

[Archer and Reed have returned after placing explosive charges on the Arctic transport turned Borg vessel]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Did you find the research team?
Captain Jonathan Archer: [darkly] There isn't anyone on that ship we can help anymore.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: They told their homeworld how to find Earth.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Did you learn where the message was sent?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Somewhere deep in the Delta Quadrant.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Then I doubt there's any immediate danger. It would take at least 200 years for a subspace message to reach the Delta Quadrant, assuming it's received at all.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sounds to me like we've only postponed the invasion until what - the 24th century?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Carpenter Street (#3.11)" (2003)
Drive-thru voicebox: Welcome to Burgerland. How may I serve you today?
Loomis: I'll have the Double Superbeef, no lettuce.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to voicebox] One Double Superbeef without lettuce, please.
Drive-thru voicebox: You can make that a triple for only 40¢ extra.
Loomis: Do it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to voicebox] A double will be fine.
Drive-thru voicebox: Would you like to make that a combo?
Loomis: [to voicebox] Yeah, fries and a medium root beer.
Drive-thru voicebox: Will there be anything else today?
Captain Jonathan Archer: A hamburger, ketchup only.
Drive-thru voicebox: You can make that a double for only 40¢ extra.
Captain Jonathan Archer: No, thank you.
Drive-thru voicebox: Would you like to make that a combo?
Captain Jonathan Archer: No, no combo.
Drive-thru voicebox: Will there be anything else today?
[Archer turns to T'Pol. She leans over to read the menu]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [to voicebox] Does the Fiesta Salad contain animal products?
Drive-thru voicebox: No, but we can add three strips of bacon for only 75¢ more.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [disgusted] Nothing for me, thank you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sure?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Quite.

[Archer is about to drive off in a 'borrowed' car]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Have you ever operated a vehicle from this period?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I can pilot a starship.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: We just traveled 90 light years back to Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And 150 years into the past.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Forgive me if I'm not entirely convinced.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You will be.

[Archer is taking out money from a 21st-century ATM using 22nd-century technology]
Captain Jonathan Archer: People used to go to jail for this.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: We'll return what we don't use.

[Archer is interrogating Loomis, who is tied to a chair but not very cooperative]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] Untie him.
Loomis: You heard him. Untie me.
[T'Pol complies]
Loomis: That's better.
[Archer punches Loomis in the face, sending him crashing to the floor, then puts him back on the chair and has him tied up again]
Captain Jonathan Archer: It didn't feel right doing that with you tied up. Carpenter Street!
Loomis: You're not allowed to hit me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Untie him again...

Captain Jonathan Archer: How did this "doctor" find you?
Loomis: I told you, I work at the blood bank. He wanted someone from every blood type - eight blood types, eight people. He figured I had access to that kind of information.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Did he also figure that you'd have no compunctions about abducting people?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's he paying you?
Loomis: 5,000 a piece, double for the last three.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [to Archer] Is that what human life is worth in the 21st century?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Twilight (#3.8)" (2003)
Dr. Phlox: How do you feel?
Captain Archer: Like a shuttlepod landed on my head.

Subcommander T'Pol: Our relationship has evolved over the years.
Captain Archer: Exactly how far has it evolved?

Subcommander T'Pol: Captain - I never expressed my gratitude for what you did.
Captain Archer: I suppose there's not much point in thanking me. A few hours from now, I won't remember it.

Subcommander T'Pol: You could have been seriously injured. I told you to leave me behind.
Captain Archer: Fortunately, I don't take orders from you.

Captain Archer: Did everyone get their own ship while I was gone?

[last lines]
Captain Archer: Oh, would you mind bringing me another pillow?
[T'Pol takes out a pillow from a drawer and puts it under Archer's head]
Captain Archer: Would you turn down the lights just a little?
[T'Pol turns off the light by his bed]
Subcommander T'Pol: Anything else?
Captain Archer: No, that's great.
[T'Pol turns to leave]
Captain Archer: You know - you'd make a wonderful nurse.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Anomaly (#3.2)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: How's it coming?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Could be better. Creating a stable warp field isn't easy when the laws of physics won't cooperate. The Cochrane Equation, it's not constant here. The problem's in the quantum variables. Every time I try to compensate, the spatial gradients get thrown out of whack. Either we get away from these anomalies, or we're gonna have to rewrite the book on warp theory. And I don't have to tell you how long it took Zefram Cochrane the first time around. -... - Now, where's Isaac Newton when you need him?

Orgoth: When a ship runs aground due to spatial distortions... it becomes an easy target. Our captain told us we wouldn't harm anyone. And we didn't - not at first. It takes time to learn to kill without remorse. You're not prepared to kill, or torture. Not yet.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to find your ship. And if that ends up causing me remorse... then it's something I'm willing to live with.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: You'd better start talking now, because in about forty seconds, you won't be able to!
[after locking Orgoth in an airlock and decompressing it]

Capt. Jonathan Archer: We're taking you back to the sphere.
Orgoth: So you have let your morality get in the way after all.
[he chuckles]
Orgoth: Mercy is not a quality that will serve you well in the Expanse, Captain.

Ensign Travis Mayweather: [of the Osaarian ship] Their ion trail's already started to decay. They're gonna be hard to find.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We're gonna wait for them to find us, Travis.

[last lines]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Computer - load the Xindi database.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Nova (#1.6)" (2001)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: "Terra Nova"?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm surprised you've never heard of it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm not familiar with the early years of Human space exploration.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Really? Every school kid on Earth had to learn about the famous Vulcan expeditions.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Name one.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after a period of unsuccessful thinking] History was never my best subject.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [on Nadet] How's she doing?
Dr. Phlox: She's as disagreeable as she was before I treated her.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't want to risk any more casualties. Despite how they look, they're still Human. We've got to find some way to talk to them.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: They didn't seem too eager to talk.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If I can't make first contact with other Hum...
[he pauses]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't have any business being out here.

[Archer wants to persuade the Novan colonists to return to Earth]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Are you certain it is the right thing?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What're you talking about?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: When you get them back to Earth, what will you do? Send them to school, teach them to read and write? Wear Human clothing, eat Human food? Teach them to live on the surface? Enjoy the sunshine?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're damn straight. They're Human beings. It's their birthright. It might take a little while, but they'll adapt. It's a hell of a lot better than dying down in those tunnels.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They've lived in those tunnels for three generations. You can't just pluck them up and bring them to a strange world and hope they'll learn to conform. You'd be destroying their identity, destroying the Novan culture.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Nadet] You're Human. So am I. Humans help each other.

[last lines]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: All these years, wondering about that colony. I never thought I'd become a part of their history.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Tell you what, Travis. Why don't you put together the report for Starfleet? If I'm not mistaken, it'll be headline news back home.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: "The Terra Nova Puzzle - solved as last! As told by Ensign Travis Mayweather."
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Thank you, sir.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Seventh (#2.7)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: If the Vulcan High Command doesn't approve of the water polo match I'm watching, I'd be happy to find another.

[an alien is shouting something to Archer in his language]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I couldn't agree more.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I guess even Vulcans can fall prey to temptation.

[T'Pol is uncertain whether to stop Menos or to let him go]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why did you want me here?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Because I trust you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Then trust me. You were sent to apprehend him, not to judge him.
[T'Pol stuns Menos]

[T'Pol claims that her memories of killing a Vulcan won't affect her, as she was much younger at the time]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You've also spent a lot of time around Humans lately.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You do have a way of putting questionable actions behind you.
Captain Jonathan Archer: When you don't have the ability to repress emotions, you learn to deal with them and move on.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Was there something else?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: If you ever need someone you can trust...
Captain Jonathan Archer: I won't forget.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Dead Stop (#2.4)" (2002)
[Tucker inspects the space dock's analysis of Enterprise's damages]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [pointing at an area of the simulation] I'll be damned. We scratched the hull right there, a year ago. I bumped it with the inspection pod, remember?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought I told you to have that repainted.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was gettin' around to it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: They even fixed the squeak in the floor. Starting to wonder if we had a gremlin under the deck plating.
[T'Pol gives him a questioning look]
Captain Jonathan Archer: A mythical creature. British pilots used to blame them for problems they couldn't explain.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps I should scan for one.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I know you don't... put a lot of faith in your feelings, but... I've learned to trust mine. Something doesn't smell right.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Reed] You've made it clear to me that you think discipline aboard Enterprise has gotten a little too lax. I'm beginning to agree with you.
[after Reed and Tucker have unsuccessfully tried to circumvent a security barrier in the space station]

Captain Jonathan Archer: Malcolm, I think it's time we deliver our payment.

[Phlox has discovered something odd during Travis' autopsy]
Archer: Did you find something?
Dr. Phlox: As a matter of fact, I did. This is not Ensign Mayweather.
Archer: What?
Dr. Phlox: It's a nearly perfect replica. I've never seen a lifeform duplicated in such extraordinary detail, from its epidermis down to its cellular proteins. This is remarkable work.
Archer: If it's so perfect, how do you know it's not him?
Dr. Phlox: You recall what happened to Crewman Fisher last month after our visit to Tessik Prime?
Archer: He came down with Rigelian fever.
Dr. Phlox: I inoculated the entire crew to prevent an outbreak. Would you mind rolling up your sleeve?
[Phlox puts a cuff over Archer's wrist and shows his bloodstream on the monitor]
Dr. Phlox: The vaccine contained millions of genetically altered microbes. Most of them are still in your bloodstream. They typically survive for, oh, at least several weeks.
[Phlox places a cuff on the corpse]
Dr. Phlox: Every one of the alien microbes in this body is dead.
Archer: Couldn't they have been killed by the isolytic shock?
Dr. Phlox: These microbes thrive on isolytic energy. If anything, they would have multiplied. I believe that someone, or something, has abducted Ensign Mayweather and left this facsimile in his place.
Archer: Apparently bulkheads aren't the only thing this station can replicate.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Future Tense (#2.16)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: If a Human and a Vulcan did have a child... I wonder if he'd have pointed ears.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [of the High Command] I wonder... if they'll believe that Humans and Vulcans will be... swapping chromosomes one day.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're more likely to believe in time travel.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to the Suliban] You might want to contact your superiors. Ask for a man named Silik. He'll tell you I don't respond well to threats.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [after run-ins with the Suliban and the Tholians] I wonder if there's anyone else... who thinks they have a claim on that ship.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm tired of these factions interfering with our century. It's time we took a more active interest in this war, gathered some intelligence ourselves.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Assuming, for the moment, the Temporal Cold War exists - I believe we shouldn't get involved.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Like it or not, we've been involved since we left Spacedock.

[a Tholian ship is parting with the Enterprise, its captain screeching a final message]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What did he say?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I don't know. But I don't think he was paying you a compliment.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: E² (#3.21)" (2004)
Lorian: You don't know what it's like, living with the responsibility. Millions of people are dead because of me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sure your crew did everything they could to stop the probe.
Lorian: I could have destroyed it! Years ago, I... I swore to my Captain on his death bed, I'd save those seven million lives. You were the man I made that promise to.

Lorian: There's no alternative. You'll be thrown into the past if you try to use the corridor.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've got two T'Pols who'd disagree with you.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Starfleet will be glad to hear Enterprise was built to last.

[aboard the old Enterprise]
Captain Jonathan Archer: They didn't tell me you were still aboard.
Old T'Pol: Ah... You mean still alive.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You almost crippled us. My mission would've been over.
Lorian: Your mission *is* over, Captain. You just won't accept it. I took the only logical course of action.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Attacking your ancestors doesn't sound very logical to me.

[Lorian's Enterprise hasn't followed Archer's through the corridor]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Lorian has years of command experience. Something tells me we shouldn't write him off yet. - I suppose there's another possibility. Since we weren't thrown into the past, maybe history somehow corrected itself?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Are you suggesting that the other Enterprise never existed? If you're right... then why would we remember them?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Proving Ground (#3.13)" (2004)
Commander Shran: The last time we met, you helped my people avert a war. I don't like unpaid debts.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We keep doing each other favors.
Commander Shran: Isn't that how alliances are born?

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of the Andorians] They're here to help, T'Pol.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That doesn't mean we shouldn't exercise caution.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not gonna ask them to work with guns at their heads just because you don't like them.

[the Andorians have appropriated the Xindi weapon for themselves]
Commander Shran: [about the Vulcans] For 200 years, all that's kept them from invading Andoria is the threat of massive retaliation. With a weapon of this magnitude at our disposal, they wouldn't dare attack us.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're putting Earth at risk because of a border dispute with the Vulcans?
Commander Shran: We disrupted the Xindi test, took their weapon. We may have helped *save* your world!
Captain Jonathan Archer: I guess I'm not familiar with the Andorian concept of help!

[Archer has punched Shran in the face]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You like to talk about repaying debts? I've owed you that for a long time!

[Archer has destroyed the prototype weapon, which caused significant damage to Shran's ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Captain's starlog, supplemental - Commander Shran graciously declined our offer of help. The last we saw of them, they were limping away on auxiliary power.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] Why don't you and Trip join me for dinner tonight? I have some Andorian ale you might like to try.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Awakening (#4.8)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm here to find the person who bombed the Earth embassy. Her name is T'Pau. And she looks a hell of a lot like you!

T'Pau: You have a lot to learn about Syrrannites.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You have a lot to learn about Humans. We don't sit back and do nothing while our people are attacked!
T'Pau: No, you traverse vast wastelands, based on false information.

Commander T'Pol: Syrran melded with you before he died. What you're experiencing is the residue of his thoughts.
Captain Jonathan Archer: So I'm suffering from... a mind meld hangover?

Captain Jonathan Archer: You know... I'm the one with the Vulcan ghost in his head - depending on who you believe. But... I don't feel half as bad as you look.

Captain Jonathan Archer: At least we know your mother's okay.
Commander T'Pol: She's joined a violent cult. She's not okay.

Surak: You don't trust Vulcans, Captain. Given your experiences with them, I can't say I blame you. The culture you've come to know isn't the one I helped to create. My people have strayed, and someone must restore them to the path.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You've got the wrong man.
Surak: Sorry, Captain. There is an Earth expression: we're stuck with each other. Don't fight what's been given to you. Open your mind and your heart, and the way will become clear.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Hatchery (#3.17)" (2004)
[Archer has been sprayed by a Xindi-Insectoid egg]
Dr. Phlox: The egg probably considered you a threat.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Humans seem to have that effect on the Xindi.

Captain Jonathan Archer: These Xindi are innocent. If we let them die, we'll be proving to the others that they're right about us. I don't know much about Vulcan ethics; but Humans don't throw morality out the window when things start getting a little rough.

Captain Jonathan Archer: My great-grandfather was in North Africa during the Eugenics Wars. His battalion was evacuating civilians from a war zone when they came under attack. There was a school full of children directly between them and the enemy. If his men had returned fire, they might have hit it. So he called the commander on the other side, got him to agree to hold his fire long enough to evacuate the school. There are rules, Trip - even in war.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [after T'Pol has refused to follow an order] You may not be wearing a uniform. But you can still be charged with insubordination.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps we should contact Starfleet and discuss this with Admiral Forrest.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We can't afford to play it safe anymore. This mission's too important.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This mission is to save Earth - not an alien hatchery.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How're you feeling?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Oh, I've been better. You sure you had that pistol set to stun?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Unexpected (#1.5)" (2001)
[Enterprise is experiencing problems with its plasma flow, which cause malfunctions in many other systems on the ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Do you think it might be a good idea to drop out of warp?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Er, give me a minute, sir, I think we can figure it out.
[at that moment, a conduit behind a panel is bursting. Archer has to put out the fire, then gives Tucker an inquiring look]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Tucker to bridge. Might be a good idea to drop out of warp.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Tucker, before he leaves for a mission on an alien ship] Remember to mind your manners.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'd like you to start seeing the Doctor every eight hours. As your... delivery date gets closer, he should be able to start figuring out what your post-natal responsibilities might be.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [appalled] Post-natal responsibilities?
Dr. Phlox: You may very well be putting those nipples to work before you know it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: How's the breathing?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A lot easier but... I prefer air I can't see.

Captain Jonathan Archer: That business a... bout the Klingon Chancellor calling me a brother... Was that true?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Klingons are known to exaggerate. I saw nothing wrong with doing the same.

[first lines]
[Archer is taking a shower when the gravity suddenly turns off leaving him floating among globules of water]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Archer to the Bridge.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Lieutenant Reed, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What the hell's going on?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: We are having a little trouble with the gravity plating on E-deck. I hope it hasn't caused you any inconvenience.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Council (#3.22)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: How's your Insectoid these days?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: It depends on which dialect. There are 67.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Is that all?

[Archer and Hoshi are led to the Xindi Council]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Kinda feels like being called to the principal's office.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I was never called to the principal's office.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I was once.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I got sent to the principal's office for passing a note in class. It was to Katy Bentley. I was inviting her to a party a friend of mine was throwing.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: What'd she say?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Funny thing - she'd already turned me down; but after I got in trouble...
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Some women can't resist the bad boys.

Captain Jonathan Archer: When I was on the future Enterprise, 400 years from now - there were Xindi aboard. Humans and Xindi were serving together in the Federation. That's a future worth fighting for.

Degra: [of Dolim] There's a story about him - I don't know if it's true; I'd like to believe it isn't: his daughter gave birth to a son. He had a deformity in his right arm, not life-threatening, but enough to preclude his ever joining the military. Commander Dolim had his own grandson poisoned.
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what I've seen, that's not hard to believe.
Degra: As I said, it may be just a story. But as a father, it's always in the back of my mind, whenever I have dealings with him.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe I actually feel bad about Degra. Twenty-four hours ago, I would've been celebrating.
Captain Jonathan Archer: A lot can happen in a day.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Daedalus (#4.10)" (2005)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Maybe you should start thinking more about yourself.
[Danica gives him an awkward look]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I know, it's hard taking advice from someone who used to chase you around the backyard with a plastic laser pistol.

[about Porthos, the dog]
Danica Erickson: He's got a lot of personality.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: And an appetite to match.

[Dr. Erickson is trying to get his son Quinn back, who had been lost during a transporter accident years ago]
Danica Erickson: [of Quinn] I wonder... what it must be like for him, you know. Is he in pain? Is he conscious? If he is, does he think that we've forgotten about him? Quinn was everything to my father. To both of us. Getting him back is all that we've thought about for the past fifteen years.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Let's hope when this is over, you'll have something else to think about.

Dr. Emory Erickson: I'm scared.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I don't blame you.
Dr. Emory Erickson: I've waited so long for this moment, planned for it. What if something goes wrong? What if I fail?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: On the day before I entered flight training, I asked my father pretty much the same thing.
Dr. Emory Erickson: What did he say?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: "Don't fail."
Dr. Emory Erickson: [chuckles] Henry never was a poet.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: He didn't need to be.

Dr. Emory Erickson: I couldn't leave him like that. It's better to be alive or dead - not somewhere in between.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: If it means anything... my guess is, Quinn would feel the same way.

Dr. Emory Erickson: Maybe they'll put me somewhere where I'll be useful - get a chance to teach.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You'd probably be good at it.
Dr. Emory Erickson: I wouldn't be boring. Why settle for making myself miserable when I can spread the misery around to an entire class of students?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Shipment (#3.7)" (2003)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Congratulations, sir. Three months ago, we entered the Expanse with no idea who these Xindi were, or how to find them. And now we're about to destroy one of their weapons facilities.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought we were here to try and stop a war, not start one.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: They struck first.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Because they were told we're going to attack *them*. They think they're acting in self-defense. By destroying this complex, we'll be confirming their worst fears about Humanity.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Let's not forget the seven million people who were killed.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Is Degra a Reptilian?
Gralik Durr: No. He's a Xindi-Primate.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I met one, at a mining complex.
Gralik Durr: They're similar to you, ape-like.

Captain Jonathan Archer: It's hard to imagine five sentient species evolving on the same planet.
Gralik Durr: Five? Hm. I suppose there are now.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Is something wrong?
Gralik Durr: I may have just betrayed my people to a "ruthless alien species".

Captain Jonathan Archer: The people on this colony had nothing to do with the attack on my planet. I'll be damned if I'm gonna make them pay for it.

[last lines]
Gralik Durr: If everything you've told me is true - about the attack on your world - I hope you'll remember that all Xindi are not your enemy.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I will.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Countdown (#3.23)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Captain's starlog, February 13th, 2154 - We're preparing to enter a Xindi vortex, thanks to some help from the Aquatics. If everything goes as planned, we'll intercept the weapon in less than two hours. Enterprise may be coming apart at the seams, but I can't say the same for the crew. After nearly eight months in the Expanse, they're ready to do what they came to do, no matter what it takes, no matter what the cost.

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [referring to Tucker] I expect you to keep him in line.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll do my best.

Captain Jonathan Archer: How long do they plan to keep us waiting?
Xindi-Primate Councilor: You have to deal with the Aquatics on their terms.
Jannar: They're extremely deliberate, in everything they do.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to the Aquatics] Help me save my people - and I can help you save yours.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Any word?
Xindi-Primate Councilor: It's only been three hours. The Council once needed to resolve a simple logistical matter. It took the Aquatics six days to agree to attend the meeting.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm surprised you were ever able to get anything done.

Captain Jonathan Archer: When we're finished, we'll meet you at the rendezvous coordinates.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We'll be there. - Captain... Good luck.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Canamar (#2.17)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Hopefully there'll be a judge or... someone on that processing station we can talk to.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And if not?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You might wanna make friends with that Nausicaan.

Kuroda Lor-ehn: You're a pilot?
Captain Jonathan Archer: A damn good one. I'm a smuggler, remember?

Kuroda Lor-ehn: The guard said... you were going to be released. Why?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Because we're innocent. I have friends who wanted to keep doing business with me. They made a few discreet payments, and now... I'm innocent.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We can't wait for Enterprise. We've got to try to take control.
[he shoots a glance at the Nausicaan]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Think you can handle him?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, piece of cake.

[last lines]
Enolian Official: Captain, my superiors will want a report on what happened...
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll give you one right now: Kuroda's dead, the other eleven prisoners are under guard. As you're aware, my Engineer and I were falsely arrested. We almost wound up in Canamar. Makes me wonder how many others don't belong there. You wanted a report? You've got one.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon (#2.20)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let's make a night of it. Dinner in the Captain's mess, 1800; movie at 1930. You'll be my date.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I beg your pardon?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll be a perfect gentleman.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I don't understand why Humans would feel compelled to frighten themselves.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Gets the heart pumping.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Cardiovascular activity would be more efficient.

[Travis is mourning his father's death]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Did he ever tell you about the letter he sent me? It was almost two and a half years ago. There were a few candidates I was looking at for helm officer. I was having a little trouble deciding. So I contacted their former COs, hoping for a more personal evaluation.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: What did he say?
Captain Jonathan Archer: He wrote the shortest recommendation - just one sentence. He said... he'd never met a more natural stick and rudder man in his life; and I'd be a fool if I didn't choose you. When I saw how you handled yourself at the helm... I knew he was right.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: I wish... he would've told *me* that.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [about 'Frankenstein'] From my perspective, this was the story of an individual persecuted by humans because he was different.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's one way of looking at it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: In many ways, the film seemed quite prophetic. The reaction of the villagers, for example; it was similar to the reception Vulcans received after landing on Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [snorts] I don't recall anyone greeting a Vulcan Ambassador with torches and pitchforks.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm going to recommend that Ambassador Soval watch the film.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're kiddin'.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I believe it would help Vulcans who've recently arrived on Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe inviting her to movie night wasn't such a great idea.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: On the contrary, I'm looking forward to 'Bride of Frankenstein'.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (#1.21)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Why are we here?
Suliban Woman: Why are any of us here?

Colonel Grat: I'm sorry we couldn't have met under better circumstances.
Captain Jonathan Archer: So am I.

Colonel Grat: Just tell me what you know about Silik.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, he's about... this tall, little on the scrawny side, bad teeth.

Colonel Grat: You had no right to interfere!
Captain Jonathan Archer: This isn't about my rights. It's about theirs!
Colonel Grat: They have no rights! They lost them the moment the Cabal began attacking us. Do you know how many people the Cabal have murdered, how many ships they destroyed, colonies? You just gave them 89 new soldiers!

[last lines]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Captain... think they'll make it?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Do I think they'll get out of Tandaran space safely? Yes. Do I think they'll be all right?...

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (#1.24)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The desert, sir? The heat, the dry air? You know how it sucks the life outta me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What about the two weeks we spent in Australia? We had a great time.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Survival training in the outback? Drinkin' recycled sweat and eatin' snake meat? That's your idea of a great time?

Captain Jonathan Archer: The warp reactor. Break it down for me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What are the eight major components?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You gotta be kiddin' me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Name them. That's an order!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, the... there's the drumsticks... thighs... wings... You got anything to eat around here?

Captain Jonathan Archer: You got a fever, Trip. Your heart's racing. You got all the symptoms of heatstroke. If you fall asleep you could lapse into a coma.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A coma. That sounds nice.

[Zobral has asked Archer earlier to support him in his fight against the Torothans]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Zobral, even if I were the warrior you thought I was... that's not why we're out here.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [referring to Zobral] What you told him was correct. Decisions to get involved in conflicts of other worlds should be left to governments, not starship captains.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I know. The irony is, I have the feeling his cause is worth fighting for.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forgotten (#3.20)" (2004)
[first lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're in bad shape, I can't deny that; but we're still in one piece. Enterprise is a tough ship. She took more than anyone could ask her to and then some. And so have all of you. I wanted to say thank you. I only wish I could thank the eighteen crewmen who were lost. Like you, they understood how important our mission is, and they accepted the risks. We came into the Expanse, not knowing what we'd find, with no one to rely on but ourselves. But we're going to succeed. To accomplish our mission. For everyone on Earth who's relying on us - and for the eighteen.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm trying to help you. But I need to know my world isn't being destroyed while I'm doing it.
Degra: The weapon won't be launched for several days. Show us your proof, and we'll do what we can to stop it.

[Archer is showing Degra their scans from the interior of a sphere]
Degra: These scans are remarkably detailed for a military vessel.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Enterprise was designed to be a ship of exploration.
Degra: If we're successful, it will be again.

[Archer and Phlox show the Xindi delegation their data about the Sphere Builder they had encountered earlier in the season]
Degra: What caused his death?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Some kind of cellular degeneration. It started the moment he was taken off his ship.
Degra: Perhaps your atmosphere was toxic to him.
Dr. Phlox: I believe our universe was toxic to him.

[Degra has been confronted by Tucker about his probe that had attacked Earth]
Degra: I never expected to meet anyone who'd... suffered, because of what I'd done. At the time, I thought the attack was necessary to save my people.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I know. Believe it or not, we've had this conversation before.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 1 (#4.1)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: What year is this?
Alicia Travers: It's 1944.
Captain Jonathan Archer: World War II.
Alicia Travers: I haven't heard it called that before, but that's as... good a description as any.

Alicia Travers: Used to be we'd get meat on Wednesdays and Fridays. Then it was just Wednesdays. Nazis blame the Resistance, say we're disrupting the food shipment.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Makes the Germans look like heroes.
Alicia Travers: Yeah.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Fighting to feed the people.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Why are you changing history? You're helping the Germans win the war. Why?
Ghrath: Because it suits us.

Vosk: We have a great deal to talk about.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It'll have to wait.
[Archer and Alicia are beamed away]

Sal: I read in a magazine once the Germans were doing medical experiments on people. Well, maybe that's what you saw, one of their experiments.
Archer: I hadn't considered it.
Sal: A lot of weird stories floating around. The Germans working on new weapons, guns that shoot light instead of bullets. Turn people into dust. It all sounds like one of those stories that guy, Orson Welles, dreamed up.
Archer: Orson Welles. War of the Worlds. My engineer played it for me once.
Sal: How'd he do that?
Archer: A friend at a radio station made a recording.
Sal: You know all those people who panicked? I was one of them. I fell for the whole thing. I called my sister in Jersey, I told her the Martians were coming. She broke her ankle racing for the car. It cost me a fortune in medical bills. Sometimes I wish the Martians had come.
Archer: I'm sure you would have given them a run for their money.
Sal: We're keeping the Germans busy, more and more of us every day. Irish gangs, dockworkers, coloreds, even broads. Some of these women, they can shoot the fleas off a tick. When the war's over, I got half a mind to put them on the payroll.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Stigma (#2.14)" (2003)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I have Pa'nar Syndrome. It doesn't make a difference how I contracted it.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It makes a lot of difference. You're not a member of this minority. He forced himself on you, you said it yourself.
Dr. Phlox: He's right, T'Pol, you should tell them.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: He is not right. If I used that as a defense as a way to keep from being taken off Enterprise, I'd be condoning their prejudice, and in the process indicting every member of the minority. I won't do that.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If you're not going to defend yourself, the least you can do is speak for this minority you're so eager to protect. You said you didn't want to condone the attitude of these doctors. Your silence would do just that.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You need to understand... I won't tell them how I got the disease.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll go along with that. I promise. But *you've* got to understand, I'm not gonna give you up without a fight.

Dr. Oratt: The accusation against T'Pol stands. It's not open for debate.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Where I come from, everything's open for debate. And if I read these protocols correctly, so is the accusation you made against my Science Officer.
Dr. Oratt: You're wasting your time.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's mine to waste!

Captain Jonathan Archer: "You Humans are too... volatile, too irrational, too narrow-minded." That's what I heard for years - from every Vulcan I met. But we don't hold a candle to you when it comes to narrow-minded. We got rid of bigotry nearly a century ago. We're not afraid of diversity. We don't persecute it, we embrace it. If you call yourselves enlightened, you have to accept people who are different than you are.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Maybe this incident will encourage others to speak out.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let's hope so.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Breaking the Ice (#1.8)" (2001)
[Archer has suggested to invite Captain Vanik on board Enterprise]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Dinner's a good way to break the ice. I was hoping you might give Chef some menu suggestions.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Certainly.
Captain Jonathan Archer: A little food, a little wine...
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't drink wine.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You know what I mean. Just help me make him go away.

Vulcan Captain Vanik: I hope our presence here is not proving inconvenient.
Captain Jonathan Archer: On the contrary. It's nice to know, no matter how big the universe is, there's always a Vulcan ship nearby!

[Tucker has decided to tell T'Pol that he'd accidentally read a personal letter of hers]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You might want to take a phase pistol with you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I might need one.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Captain, with your permission, I'd like to transmit a message to the Ti'Mur, to send to Vulcan.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Go right ahead.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Thank you.
[T'Pol and Tucker exchange a look, then she leaves]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What was that all about?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's personal.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sure you're eager to get back to your ship, so I'll trouble you with just one last question: how long do you plan on spying on us?
Vulcan Captain Vanik: If we were... "spying", Captain, you would have never detected our presence. Your inexperience and your arrogance are your enemies, not us.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Augments (#4.6)" (2004)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [referring to the Klingons, upon entering their space] Is there something we can do to keep from showing up on their sensors?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I could paint a Bird-of-Prey on the hull.

[when contacted by a Klingon vessel, Archer claims to be on important business for the High Council]
Klingon Com Voice: I'm not detecting a Council transponder signal. Perhaps you forgot to activate it.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You expect me to turn on a transponder and let every ship in the area know that... we have the Chancellor on board?
Klingon Com Voice: Chancellor M'Rek is on your ship?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: He had important negotiations with the Orions. We're taking him back to Qo'nos.
Klingon Com Voice: The Orions!
[he laughs]
Klingon Com Voice: I've heard rumors of his 'negotiations' with their females!

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Superior ability breeds superior ambition.

[Soong is led back into his former, now bare prison cell]
Dr. Arik Soong: You could at least let me finish my work before you take it away and destroy it.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: No one's destroyed anything. It's being stored in a secure location. Maybe someday, we'll figure out how to use it to benefit Humanity.
Dr. Arik Soong: I wouldn't count on it.

[last lines]
Dr. Arik Soong: I've been thinking. Perfecting humanity... may not be possible. Cybernetics... Artificial life forms...
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Goodbye, Doctor.
Dr. Arik Soong: [still musing] I doubt I'll finish the work myself. Might take a generation or two...

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part 2 (#1.2)" (2001)
Ensign Travis Mayweather: [Last lines] I'm readin an ion storm on that trajectory, sir. Should I go around it?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Can't be afraid of the wind, Ensign. Take us to warp 4.

[In a futile attempt to shoot Archer while in the temporal chamber, Silik is knocked down by the subsequent temporal shock wave]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's the matter? No genetic tricks to keep you from gettin' knocked on your butt?

[Enterprise has taken Klaang safely home]
Klingon Chancellor: ChugDah hegh. Volcha va.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [aside, to Sato] I'll take that as a thank you.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I don't think they have a word for 'thank you'.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What did he say?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: You don't wanna know.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Ever since I can remember, I've seen... Vulcans as an obstacle. Always keeping us from standing on our own two feet.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I understand.
Captain Jonathan Archer: No, I don't think you do. If I'm gonna pull this off, there're a few things I need to leave behind. Things like... preconceptions, holding grudges. This mission would've failed without your help.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I won't dispute that.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I was thinking. A Vulcan science officer could come in handy. But if I asked you to stay, it might look like I wasn't ready to do this on my own.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps you should add pride to your list.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Perhaps I should.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: It might be best if I were to contact my superiors and make the request myself. With your permission.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Permission granted.

[Last Lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I hope nobody is in a big hurry to get home. Starfleet seems to think that we're ready to begin our mission. I understand there's an inhabited planet a few light years from here.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: We've detected it, sir. Sensors show a nitrogen sulfide atmosphere.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Probably not humanoids?
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's what we're here to find out. Prepare to break orbit, and lay in a course.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: I'm reading an ion storm on that trajectory, sir. Should I go around it?
Captain Jonathan Archer: We can't be afraid of the wind, Ensign. Take us to warp four.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fortunate Son (#1.10)" (2001)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Earth cargo ship: "Fortunate". Y-class freighter. Maximum speed warp 1.8. Crew complement 23.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Not counting newborn babies.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ensign?
Ensign Travis Mayweather: I grew up on a J-class. A little smaller, but the same basic design. And one thing I can tell you is that at warp 1.8, you got a lotta time on your hands between ports. That's how my parents wound up with me.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Do you have any helpful information on this vessel beyond its... recreational activities?

Captain Jonathan Archer: Human beings have a code of behavior that applies whether they're Starfleet officers or space boomers. And it isn't driven by revenge. Just because someone isn't born on Earth doesn't make him any less human.

[the Nausicaan captain has refused Archer's offer to let the Fortunate continue on her way if its crew returns his crewman]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're not sneaking up on an old freighter this time. This is an NX-class starship. Take a good look, because you'll be seeing more of them. Now, you can reconsider my offer, or you can take your chances.
Nausicaan Captain: If you think you can convince them to return our crewman, do it quickly. Otherwise we'll be forced to take our chances.

Captain Keene: My family's been on the Fortunate for three generations. Now, I'm gonna need at least a warp three engine to stay in business.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe that's not so bad. At warp three, help's a lot closer than before. You won't have to go it alone.
Captain Keene: Going it alone's all we've ever done. For some of us, it's the reason we're out here - a chance to prove ourselves.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I think you've already done that.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Aenar (#4.14)" (2005)
[Reed is concerned because Archer and Shran intend to visit the Aenar without a security detail]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain, we don't know anything about these people.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's why we're here.

[on Andoria]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [reading from a thermometer] 28 below?
Commander Shran: Lucky for you it's the middle of summer.

Jhamel: What's it like, your ship?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Warm.

Lissan: You have an interesting mind, Captain. Many facets.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Thank you.
Lissan: Some of those facets are in conflict.
Commander Shran: That explains a lot.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Front (#1.11)" (2001)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Looks like we could be having guests. Tell Chef to prepare... something.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Are you Human?
Temporal Agent Daniels: More or less.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You're asking me to capture someone who just saved my ship. Why should I trust you?
Temporal Agent Daniels: You like your scrambled eggs soft. Have I ever brought them to you any other way?

Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Silik] You keep saying you're here to help us. But I can't stop wondering what kind of genetic enhancements you'll get for bringing back that little prize. Eyes in the back of your head? A pair of wings?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shadows of P'Jem (#1.15)" (2002)
Traeg: I'm curious about your starship. What can you tell me about it?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Our protein resequencer can make chicken sandwiches.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Your people took something away... from my father that meant a lot to him. They're not gonna do the same thing to me.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We met up with some old friends down here - Andorians. Apparently one of them thinks he owes you a favor.
Captain Jonathan Archer: He couldn't have picked a better time.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: One of the people guarding you is working with them. When he unties you, head for the gate. It's about twenty meters from the building you're in. Until he shows up, just sit tight.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That won't be a problem.
[Archer and T'Pol are tightly bound]

[last lines]
[after being shot, T'Pol has been advised to stay in sickbay for another 24 hours]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You made... quite an impression on Sopek. I've... got a feeling he's going to talk to the High Command about that transfer order. I'd say the odds are pretty good you're gonna be with us for a while longer.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You should have consulted me first.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's probably not too late, if you want to catch up to him.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [after some consideration] That won't be possible. Leaving sickbay would violate my doctor's orders.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Zero Hour (#3.24)" (2004)
[Daniels is trying to talk Archer out of leading the suicide mission to destroy the weapon, because of his key role in a not too distant future]
Captain Jonathan Archer: My mission is to save Earth, not your "Federation".
Temporal Agent Daniels: You can't ignore your place in history.
Captain Jonathan Archer: My place is on that control platform.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We didn't come here to disable this weapon. We're here to destroy it.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I've no plans of dying on that weapon, Malcolm.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't worry, I'll be right behind you.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Marauders (#2.6)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: There's a saying on my world: "Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, and he eats for a lifetime."

Captain Jonathan Archer: I've never liked bullies, Trip. Not on Earth, and not out here.

[awaiting their encounter with the Klingons, Archer tells Tessic about his first run-in with the Suliban]
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...I got shot in the leg. Just before I passed out, I remember thinking, "This isn't what I signed up for. I should be mapping star clusters or... making first contact with friendly species." But when those Suliban started firing at my crew... I knew I didn't have any choice but to fight back. I'm not ashamed to admit I was nervous. I'm nervous now. But I know... we can do this.

[the colonists have piled up several containers of deuterium for Enterprise]
Captain Jonathan Archer: There must be over 1,000 liters here.
Maklii: 2,000.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Our deal was for 200.
Tessic: Our deal was for power cells, medical supplies and repair work. You provided us with much more than that.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Vox Sola (#1.22)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [defining water polo] Think of it as, uh, one part basketball, one part swimming... and one part wrestling.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't suppose it'd be practical to put a pool on the ship?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh... I wouldn't want to be taking a swim if the gravity plating went offline.

Crewman Michael Rostov: [equally trapped in the web] Captain?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Yeah?
Crewman Michael Rostov: I imagine in a situation like this, they'd cancel the movie?

Captain Jonathan Archer: As soon as you give up, the game's lost.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Bounty (#2.25)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [about Tellarites] T'Pol says they're not the most agreeable species. Apparently they enjoy a good argument. It's considered a sport on their planet.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I've got an old girlfriend this guy might like to meet.

[Skalaar has captured Archer to turn him over to the Klingons, when his ship is damaged]
Skalaar: Our reactor's leaking. The warp drive's offline. I'm never going to make the rendezvous.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Isn't that a shame.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You don't care that you're sending an innocent man to his death?
Skalaar: I've captured dozens of fugitives. Every one of them claimed to be an innocent man.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If the Klingons wanted them, they probably were.

[last lines]
Skalaar: Be careful, Captain. It's likely the Klingons will double their bounty.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I hope you won't be the one to collect it.
Skalaar: No promises.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Dear Doctor (#1.13)" (2002)
Dr. Phlox: Denobulans require very little rest, unless you count our annual hibernation cycle.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Am I gonna be without my doctor this winter?
Dr. Phlox: Only for six days.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe I'll join you.

[Archer realizes that the Valakians don't have the expertise to develop a warp engine on their own]
Captain Jonathan Archer: We could... stay and help them.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Vulcans stayed to help Earth ninety years ago. We're still there.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I never thought I'd say this, but... I'm beginning to understand how the Vulcans must have felt.

Captain Jonathan Archer: A cure, Doctor? Have you found a cure?
Dr. Phlox: [after some hesitation] Even if I could find one, I'm not sure it would be ethical.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ethical?
Dr. Phlox: We'd be interfering with an evolutionary process that has been going on for thousands of years.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Every time you treat an illness, you're interfering. That's what doctors do.
Dr. Phlox: You're forgetting about the Menk.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What about the Menk?
Dr. Phlox: I've been studying their genome as well, and I have seen evidence of increasing intelligence - motor skills, linguistic abilities. Unlike the Valakians, they appear to be in the process of an evolutionary awakening. It may take millennia; but the Menk have the potential to become the dominant species on this planet.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And that won't happen as long as the Valakians are around?
Dr. Phlox: If the Menk are to flourish, they need an opportunity to survive on their own.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, what are you suggesting? We choose... one species over the other?
Dr. Phlox: All I'm saying is that we let nature make the choice.
Captain Jonathan Archer: The hell with nature. You're a doctor. You have a moral obligation to help people who are suffering.
Dr. Phlox: [firmly] I'm also a scientist; and I'm obligated to consider the larger issues. 35,000 years ago, your species co-existed with other humanoids, isn't that correct?
Captain Jonathan Archer: [sighs] Go ahead.
Dr. Phlox: What if an alien race had interfered and given the Neanderthals an evolutionary advantage? Fortunately for you, they didn't.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I appreciate your perspective on all of this. But we're talking about something that might happen. *Might* happen thousands of years from now. They've asked for our help. I am not prepared to walk away, based on a theory.
Dr. Phlox: Evolution is more than a theory. It is a fundamental scientific principle. Forgive me for saying so - but I believe your compassion for these people is affecting your judgment.
Captain Jonathan Archer: My compassion guides my judgment.
Dr. Phlox: Captain...
Captain Jonathan Archer: Can you find a cure?
[Phlox hesitates]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Doctor?
Dr. Phlox: [after a long pause] I already have.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Someday... my people are going to come up with some sort of a doctrine, something that tells us what we can and can't do out here, should and shouldn't do. But until somebody tells me that they've drafted that directive... I'm going to have to remind myself every day... that we didn't come out here to play God.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Kir'Shara (#4.9)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ever since the meld, I've felt more... centered. It's hard to explain. My whole life, I've never really understood Vulcans. Why they work so hard to suppress their emotions. Now it all seems to make sense. Next thing you know, I'll be taking up meditation.

Commander T'Pol: Captain!
Captain Jonathan Archer: You think I've lost my mind?
Commander T'Pol: I'm not certain your mind is the one making these decisions.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [referring to the Syrrannites] I would have thought you'd be more sympathetic to their cause. You never seemed too happy with the status quo around here.
Commander T'Pol: I may have had disagreements with the High Command. But that doesn't mean I'm going to join a radical faction.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You signed up with Starfleet. A lot of Vulcans I have met consider *us* a radical faction.

T'Pau: [to Archer] You may be witnessing the start of a new era, not only for Vulcan, but for Earth as well.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: The Minister intends to pursue a less aggressive policy toward your people. The High Command will be dissolved.
T'Pau: You'll no longer have us looking over your shoulder. It's time for Earth to stand on its own.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're ready.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Breach (#2.21)" (2003)
Dr. Phlox: The will of the patient is the cornerstone of Denobulan medical ethics.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you believe if you can help someone, you're ethically bound to do so?
Dr. Phlox: Hippocrates wasn't Denobulan.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You're a doctor. He's your patient. Find a way to help him!

Captain Jonathan Archer: [on Dr. Phlox in particular and on Denobulans in general] If you spent some time with him - it might change your perception of them.
Hudak: A few hours in our historical archives might change yours.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Do you... want to become a casualty of a war that ended 300 years ago?

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Divergence (#4.16)" (2005)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Thanks for your help.
Captain Erika Hernandez: I don't know how you survived all these years without me.

Fleet Admiral Krell: This is Fleet Admiral Krell. I'm under orders to eradicate this colony.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You don't have to do that. My doctor can stop the plague.
Fleet Admiral Krell: I have a more effective solution.

Commander T'Pol: How are you feeling?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not too bad aside from some strange cravings. Plateful of live gagh sounds pretty good right now.
Dr. Phlox: The cravings should disappear in a day or so, along with your, er... ridges.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, I'd keep 'em if I were you, Captain. It makes you look intimidating.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I wanted to tell you everything, Captain.
Captain Jonathan Archer: There's a way out of this. I don't have to put you back in the brig, but you have to choose where your loyalties lie.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Harbinger (#3.15)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [referring to the alien] I wanna talk to him again.
Dr. Phlox: I don't even know if I can revive him.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Find a way.
Dr. Phlox: Captain, this man is dying a painful death. To keep him conscious is unethical.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Until I get the answers I need, we're going to have to bend a few ethics.

[Archer is grilling Reed and Hayes about their violent encounter]
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're in a dangerous region of space. We're trying to stop an alien race from destroying Earth. We face attacks from all sides, enemies everywhere we go. The last thing I need is to hear that two of my senior officers have been admitted to sickbay, because they suddenly regressed to the level of five-year-olds!

[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You tried to destroy my ship. Why? Answer me!
The Alien: When the Xindi destroy Earth, my people will prevail.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Dr.Phlox says you have a detached retina. A bruised left kidney. We're in a dangerous region of space. We're trying to stop an alien race from destroying earth, we face attacks from all sides, enemies everywhere we go. The last thing I need to hear is that two of my senior officers have been admitted to sick bay because they suddenly regressed to the level of five-year-olds!
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain...
Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't try to tell me who started it! I don't know what the problem is between you two, and to tell you the truth I don't care, but I want it settled right now! SETTLE IT! That's an order!
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: There's no problem, Captain.
Major Hayes: It's settled, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: How are the drills going?
Major Hayes: Good, sir.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Very good, sir.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [Captain called away by Dr. Phlox] Think we're dismissed?
Major Hayes: [Looks uncertain]

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Xindi (#3.1)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sewage takes on a whole new meaning when it comes from a dozen different species.
Kessick: Thirty-one, to be exact.

[Enterprise has received a lead on a Xindi from a freighter captain]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: With all due respect, sir, we should approach with caution. The freighter captain was of... questionable character.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Where are we, Malcolm?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Sir?
Captain Jonathan Archer: This room, what did it use to be?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: A s-storage bay, sir. Conduit housings, I believe.
Captain Jonathan Archer: But it got retrofitted. Starfleet went to a lot of trouble to turn it into our new command center. Why is that, Malcolm?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Because of our mission, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: To find the Xindi, right?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Right.
Captain Jonathan Archer: So this state-of-the-art equipment was put in here to help us gather all the pieces of the puzzle. Figure out who's trying to destroy Earth.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Right.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Six weeks. We've been in this Expanse for six weeks. What data have we gathered? What pieces of the puzzle have we started to put together? Not a single one. We don't have the luxury of being safe or cautious anymore. And if the only lead we can find comes from a freighter captain of questionable character, then that's good enough for me. Understood?

[the containers in one of the cargo bays keep flying from one wall to another]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any volatile material in those containers?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I would've known by now.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Communicator (#2.8)" (2002)
[Lt. Reed has lost his communicator on the planet of a pre-warp civilization]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain... my carelessness was inexcusable. I'm prepared for whatever reprimand you feel is appropriate.
Captain Jonathan Archer: How about 30 years in the brig? Or maybe a good flogging?

[Archer and Reed are thinking about ways of escaping from the prison they are held in]
Captain Jonathan Archer: An upset stomach? Do you really think he'd fall for that?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, it may be an old trick where we come from; but maybe they haven't heard of it here.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I've gotten plenty of lectures on cultural contamination. But T'Pol never mentioned anything about sacrificing crewmen to prevent it.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Prime (#4.21)" (2005)
Nathan Samuels: Paxton can destroy any ship that approaches Mars.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If he can't see us... he can't destroy us.

John Frederick Paxton: My father never asked anything from anyone. His mining operations transformed the moon - from a mere colony into a completely self-sufficient world. And *that* is how we should go to the stars - taking the worlds we need and taming them, with Human hands and Human minds and Human souls.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That might have worked for the moon. But the galaxy is a lot more crowded than we thought.
John Frederick Paxton: That's not our problem.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's an opportunity.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [speaking to the alien delegates] Up until about a hundred years ago... there was one question that burned in every Human - that made us study the stars and dream of traveling to them: "Are we alone?" Our generation is privileged to know the answer to that question. We are all explorers, driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores. And yet... the more I've experienced, the more I've learned... that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there... the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us - woven into the threads that bind us - all of us - to each other. The final frontier begins in this hall. Let's explore it together.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fusion (#1.17)" (2002)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Captain. Do you... dream?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Sure. Sometimes they're even in color.

[Archer has provoked Tolaris into a violent reaction]
Tolaris: You planned this.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [groaning] If I'd known I was gonna get thrown across the room that hard... I might have tried a different approach.

[Archer visits T'Pol in her quarters during her meditation]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Feeling any better?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Has the Vulcan ship left?
Captain Jonathan Archer: About twenty minutes ago.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Then, yes. I'm feeling better.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [referring to T'Pol's meditation] You do this every night?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Every night.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I think... I finally understand why.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Strange New World (#1.4)" (2001)
[T'Pol has suggested to scan a class M planet with automated probes first before landing on its surface]
Captain Jonathan Archer: How long would all that take?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Six or seven days.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You expect us to sit up here for a week while probes have all the fun?

Captain Jonathan Archer: Archer to T'Pol.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Yes, Captain.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We have Novakovich.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: And I have a phase pistol pointed at my head.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Archer to Novakovich... Ethan, respond.
Crewman Ethan Novakovich: Who's there? Who is that?
Captain Jonathan Archer: This is Captain Archer. We're attempting to land. I want you to get back to the cavern.
Crewman Ethan Novakovich: Go to hell!

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Extinction (#3.3)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [about the mutagenic virus] This was created... as a final effort to preserve a civilization - a people. That species we became - they cease to exist the moment this virus is gone.
Dr. Phlox: Captain...
Captain Jonathan Archer: We came out here to stop the Xindi from destroying Humanity. I'll be damned if I'm gonna have a hand in destroying another race in the process.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [on Urquat] We're not leaving. This is our home... home... home...

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Precious Cargo (#2.11)" (2002)
[Archer has interrogated Plinn, without getting the desired information]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] Take him back to docking port 2. Put him in the airlock and post a security detail.
Firek Plinn: I'm telling you the truth!
Captain Jonathan Archer: We'll keep the outer hatch unlocked. If you decide to leave, you know the way out.

[Archer is threatening Plinn with a tribunal]
Captain Jonathan Archer: From what I understand, Sub-Commander T'Pol has already reviewed the evidence. This... tribunal... is nothing more than a formality. I thought you should be prepared. Her punishments can be... severe.
Firek Plinn: How severe?
Captain Jonathan Archer: If you're late for your shift, you might receive a beating. But for more grievous offenses - dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer...
Captain Jonathan Archer: We started out with 83 crewmen on board. We're down to 76.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Demons (#4.20)" (2005)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Clap louder, that's an order.

[Archer has found out that Samuels was once a member of Terra Prime]
Nathan Samuels: I was very young when I joined Terra Prime.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You were eighteen.
Nathan Samuels: Didn't you make any questionable choices when you were that age, Captain? It was a stupid mistake. I was a fool. My father had died in a freighter accident, and I blamed the pilot who happened to be Denobulan. We all have our demons. I've exorcized mine.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Oasis (#1.20)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: D'Marr - what do you call that... spice?
Alien Trader D'Marr: Hajjlaran. The warlords on Preenos use it to test their courage.
Alien Trader D'Marr: [to T'Pol] You sure you won't have some?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: My courage doesn't need testing.

Ezral: Your engineer is a very... plain-spoken man.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's one way of putting it.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Exile (#3.6)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Do I have to tell you to stay on your toes?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I think that falls under the goes-without-saying category, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Did you bring a phase pistol?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I'll keep it under my pillow.

[Archer and Tucker have landed on a barren sphere]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Not exactly my idea of shore leave.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Get to work. I'm gonna take a look around.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't get lost!

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shuttlepod One (#1.16)" (2002)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Astrometrics detected what could be micro-singularities in the vicinity of the asteroid field.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Micro-singularities are a Vulcan myth. There's no scientific evidence that they exist.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Our deflectors registered some unusual charged particles at the same time the Tesnian ship began to malfunction.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any similar damage on Enterprise?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: No. But our hull plating was polarized.
Captain Jonathan Archer: M-hm. Micro-singularities... If the Vulcans had their way, they'd blame them for the common cold.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Time's a wastin'.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Singularity (#2.9)" (2002)
[Archer has been asked to write the preface of his father's biography]
Captain Jonathan Archer: They only asked for a page. How am I supposed to sum up my father's life in a page? It would've been easier if they'd asked me to write the book.

[Archer reads to Tucker the first lines of his preface]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What do you think?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sounds good.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me read you the rest.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I really need to get to work on this.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's just a few more pages.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How many more?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Nineteen.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: *Nine-teen*? Are you writin' the preface or the book?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've got a lot to say.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No kiddin'.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's that supposed to mean?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I may, sir, it's a little long-winded.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're lucky you're a decent engineer; because you obviously don't know anything about writing!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not the only one.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Dawn (#2.13)" (2003)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You managed to establish better relations in a single day than the Vulcans have in a century.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let's hope it stays that way.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's a thermo-kinetic analysis of the moons. Each of them undergoes extreme temperature variations during their orbits.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Go on.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: At night, it can drop to five or even ten degrees below zero.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That doesn't sound so bad.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: During the day, the temperature can rise to as high as 170 degrees.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We better hope that Trip landed on the night side.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: And that we find him before the sun rises.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Two Days and Two Nights (#1.25)" (2002)
[the shore leave party returns to Enterprise in a shuttle pod]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm guessing you two had an interesting couple of days?
[Tucker and Reed are nodding affirmatively]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Fascinating culture, sir.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: You look rested, sir. Did you get a good night's sleep?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Went out like a light.
[after being knocked out by Keyla for the whole past night]

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Impulse (#3.5)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I can't try to save humanity without holding on to what makes me human.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Carbon Creek (#2.2)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Just how old are you?
[T'Pol does not answer]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's got to be in her record.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trip - that's classified information.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Rajiin (#3.4)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: There are some restricted areas on Enterprise. Otherwise feel free to look around.
Rajiin: Your crew won't mind?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I seriously doubt it.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Doctor's Orders (#3.16)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to Phlox] As Captain of this ship, I'm the one who's responsible for everyone aboard. There aren't many people I'd willingly turn that responsibility over to. You're one of them.