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Counselor Deanna Troi (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Page (#7.7)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [about her mother] I've gone through all her belongings, I've read her journal for the last five years. And other than the fact that I'm not married yet, nothing bad seems to have happened to her.

Maques: Your mother... told me... of your need.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Need?
Maques: Erm... A moment, erm... Husband. You need a husband. I... need a wife.
[toothy smile]

Counselor Deanna Troi: [citing Milton] "Flowers of all hue - and without thorn the rose."

Lwaxana Troi: [crying] Every morning, she woke up with a smile.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Isn't it better to remember her like that? I just found out I had a sister I never knew. I'd like to learn what was good and joyous about her - to celebrate her life, not mourn it.
Lwaxana Troi: [crying] How? How can I do that?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Kestra was here a few moments ago. Talk to her.
Lwaxana Troi: [scared] No. No.

[last lines]
Lwaxana Troi: [looking at picture of Ian, Kestra, and Deanna; sadly] I remember the day I took this.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mr. Homn said he saved it, in case someday you wanted to remember her.
Lwaxana Troi: [sighs; referring to Kestra] I wish you could have known her, Deanna. I wish you two could've grown up together.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Tell me about her. I want to know everything.
[they hug]

Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm glad you stopped by.
Maques: I'm glad to have stopped, also.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Milton was speculating that in heaven, roses wouldn't have thorns.
Hedril: Heaven?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Oh. Oh, uh, heaven is, well, it's um... how can I put it?
Maques: [after Lwaxana explains telepathically] Yes, I see. Thank you. "Heaven."
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother, you're supposed to be avoiding telepathy.
Lwaxana Troi: I'm only trying to help, dear.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You don't look well.
Lwaxana Troi: I'm just tired. Maybe I'll sit down.
[Sits and watches Hedril play]

Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother, don't start.
Lwaxana Troi: I just think it's time for you to settle down, and if your father were still alive, I'm sure he'd say the same thing.
[They enter a turbolift; a crewman is there]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Deck eight.
Lwaxana Troi: [Telepathically] But, you 'll do exactly what you want... just like always.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [Speaking] Mother, stop it.
[They get a look from the crewman; Mrs. Troi puts her head in her hand as Deanna exits the turbolift]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you coming?
[Gets here mother]
Counselor Deanna Troi: What's wrong?
Lwaxana Troi: [sighs] You are so precious to me. You're all I've got.
[Hugs Deanna]
Lwaxana Troi: If something were to happen to you, I don't know what I'd do.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Nothing's going to happen to me.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [about Lwaxana] I was all set for another round of arguing when all of a sudden, she just fell apart.
Commander William T. Riker: She's under a lot of stress. She's preparing the Cairn to meet with the Federation Council.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's more than that. I'm sensing some very erratic emotions from her. Even the clothes she's wearing are unusual. They're so subdued.
Commander William T. Riker: [takes Deanna's wrist] Maybe you just need sit and talk with her for a minute.
Lwaxana Troi: Commander! Take your hands off her!
[Takes his hand off Deanna]
Commander William T. Riker: [Surprised] Mrs. Troi...
Lwaxana Troi: Don't you "Mrs. Troi" me!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother!
Lwaxana Troi: Why don't you leave her alone? If it weren't for you, she'd be married by now!
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's enough!
Lwaxana Troi: Now, I am warning you - stay away from my daughter!
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're coming with me.

Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I don't know what got into me. Ohh... please, tell Will how sorry I am.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: You're fine, but you're psilosynine levels are a little low.
Lwaxana Troi: Psilo... wha - hmm?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's a neurotransmitter involved in telepathy.

Lwaxana Troi: [begging] Go.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother?
Lwaxana Troi: [begging] Go away.
Counselor Deanna Troi: No. I want to help you. Why did you delete parts of your journal? Did something happen to you you don't want me to know about?
Lwaxana Troi: [begging] Leave me alone, please.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Who's Hedril, Mother? Why is she here? Is Hedril me, when I was a little girl?
Lwaxana Troi: [miserably] No. Oh, no. I'd never let anything happen to you. Never.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Did you let something happen to someone?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor, can you hear me?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [looking around] Captain?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Deanna, Dr. Crusher has become concerned that your paracortical readings have become erratic.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you talking to me from Sick Bay?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes. I want you to sever your connection to your mother.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why don't you ask Maques to do it?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm asking you. That is an order, Counselor.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're not Captain Picard.
Lwaxana Troi: [through Picard; begging] Leave me alone, please.
[Deanna leaves]

Cmdr. Ian Andrew Troi: Deanna?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Daddy?
Cmdr. Ian Andrew Troi: Look at you. You've become a beautiful woman.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [to her mother] Don't do this.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother.
Lwaxana Troi: GET AWAY FROM HERE!

Counselor Deanna Troi: What happened, Mother? What happened next?
Lwaxana Troi: [crying] I don't remember.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You have to. You can't hold it back. It's killing you.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [Telepathically] Mother? Can you hear me? Please come back to me. Please.
Lwaxana Troi: [Weakly] Help me...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mother?
Lwaxana Troi: Help... me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How? How can I help you?
[Speaking]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Tell me, Mother. Please.

Maques: [about Lwaxana] Always, there is a part of her that is... um, a part of her that is... dark.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Dark?
Maques: A part of her that... cannot be seen.

Counselor Deanna Troi: You have to let it go.
Lwaxana Troi: [sobbing] How can I? I let her die!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Loss (#4.10)" (1990)
[Troi has lost her empathic powers]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do you people live like this?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: We get by pretty well, actually. And so will you, in time.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You have no idea! No idea what this is like. How can you know what it's like to lose something you never had?

Doctor Beverly Crusher: If you were anyone else, you know the first thing I'd do? I'd send you to Counselor Troi.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, then I have an advantage, don't I? I see her quite often.

Counselor Deanna Troi: People come to talk to you about things they want to reveal. As ship's counselor, you have to get them to talk about things they *don't* want to reveal.

Counselor Deanna Troi: You have no idea how frightening it is to... to just be here, without sensing you, without sharing your feelings.
Commander William T. Riker: That's it, isn't it? We're on equal footing now.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What?
Commander William T. Riker: You always had an advantage, a little bit of control of every situation. That must have been a very safe position to be in. To be honest, I'd always thought there was something a little too... aristocratic about your Betazoid heritage, as if your Human side wasn't quite good enough for you.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That isn't true.
Commander William T. Riker: Isn't it?

Counselor Deanna Troi: You know what the worst part of this is? And I've seen it happen to so many patients.
Commander William T. Riker: What?
Counselor Deanna Troi: The way other people change. How they start to treat you differently. They walk on eggshells around you. Sometimes they avoid you altogether. Sometimes they become overbearing - "reach out a helping hand to the blind woman".
Commander William T. Riker: I'm sorry if I...
Counselor Deanna Troi: I will not be treated that way!

[Riker takes Troi in his arms to console her]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Is this how you handle all your personnel problems?
Commander William T. Riker: Sure. You'd be surprised how far a hug goes with Geordi - or Worf.

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

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

Counselor Deanna Troi: Right now, I feel as two-dimensional as our friends out there - in the universe, but barely aware of it. Just trying to survive... on instinct.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [on the two-dimensional beings] It's all right. They're home. We were wrong. The cosmic string was never dangerous to them; it was the one place in the galaxy they most wanted to be.
Commander William T. Riker: Deanna?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes - I sensed it!

Counselor Deanna Troi: I never fully appreciated how difficult, and how rewarding it is to be Human. But I had a lot of help.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Thank you for making me face my other half.
Commander William T. Riker: Frightening, wasn't it?
Counselor Deanna Troi: A little. You were right, though. There is something to be learned when you're not in control of every situation.
Commander William T. Riker: Welcome to the Human race.

[last lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: By the way - the next time you call me 'aristocratic'...


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Child (#2.1)" (1988)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor Deanna Troi is pregnant. She... she is going to have a baby.
Commander William T. Riker: Baby?
[everyone looks at Deanna]
Commander William T. Riker: This is a surprise.
Counselor Deanna Troi: More so for me.

[Troi undergoes a completely painless delivery]
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Are easy births the norm for Betazoids?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Not according to my mother.

[the crew is discussing whether Troi's unborn child might pose a security risk]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain.
[the senior officers abrubtly stop their discussion and focus on Counselor Troi]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Do whatever you feel is necessary to protect the ship and the crew. But know this: I'm going to have this baby!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then it would seem that the discussion, is over.
[folds his hands in reservation to the impending situation]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: .

[Dr. Pulaski mentions that in her experience, the fathers were almost always present during their babies' delivery]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Difficult under the circumstances.
Lt. Commander Data: Perhaps *I* could serve in that capacity.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Counselor Troi is going to need the comfort of a human touch and not the cold hand of technology.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Doctor, I think Commander Data will do very nicely.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Your choice.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [right before giving birth] You don't have to do anything, Data. Just be with me.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: There's nothing to be nervous about.
Lt. Commander Data: Nervous? I find this very interesting.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ian, could you tell us why you're here?
Ian Andrew Troi: Because Mommy said it was time to eat.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, I mean, why're you here on this ship?
Ian Andrew Troi: I live here.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ian, I think the Captain wants to know if you are ready to tell us why you came here.
Ian Andrew Troi: No. Not yet.
Counselor Deanna Troi: The answer is within him. When his cognitive powers have sufficiently developed, he may be able to articulate it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I hope he will tell us soon.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher has expressed his desire to remain on the Enterprise.
Commander William T. Riker: I see. And, how did you respond?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I haven't yet, Number One, I didn't feel it was my decision alone. His remaining, will have effects on all of us.
Commander William T. Riker: Good point, with his mother gone, who will see to his studies?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That's true. Of course, that responsibility would fall to Commander Data.
Commander William T. Riker: And, who will tuck him in at night?
Wesley Crusher: [embarrassed] Come on, Commander!
Lieutenant Worf: [somewhat reluctant] I will accept that responsibility.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, we know he'll get his sleep
[looks to Worf and smiles]
Counselor Deanna Troi: .
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [looks to Riker, put his hand on his chin in thought] You know, Number One? It seems to me that you would be best suited for these responsibilities. Are you willing to serve?
Commander William T. Riker: Difficult decision.
[Riker looks to Wesley, who looks back in quiet anticipation. Riker grins]
Commander William T. Riker: Yes, I can do that.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [looks to Wesley] Very well, Mr. Crusher, contact your mother at Starfleet Medical, give her my regards, and tell her that you have my permission to remain on the Enterprise. But
[points to Wesley]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I will abide by her wishes.
Wesley Crusher: [grins] Yes, Sir! Thank you, Sir! I know she'll agree!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Now, do you have course and speed laid in?
Wesley Crusher: Yes Sir, they are!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Very well, Mr. Crusher. Engage.
[Wesley grins, and sets the Enterprise's next course]

Lt. Commander Data: [on Troi's delivery of Ian] Thank you for allowing me to participate. It was remarkable.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [Commander Riker approaches, smiling, Troi looks to him] Were you here all along?
Commander William T. Riker: Yes. He's beautiful, Deanna. Just like his mother.
[grins, leans in and kisses Deanna's cheek]
Dr. Kate Pulaski: How do you feel?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Fine. Wonderful.
[looks to the baby in her arms, then back to Pulaski]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Thank you, Doctor, for everything.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Amazing.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [Deanna looks back to the baby again, smiling. A tear of happiness and joy rolls down her cheek, as she sighs a deep breath]

Commander William T. Riker: I don't mean to be indelicate,
[turns to Troi]
Commander William T. Riker: but who's the father?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Last night, *while I slept*, something, that I can only describe as a presence, entered my body.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A life form of unknown origin and intent, is *breeding*, right now, inside of Counselor Troi. Our purpose here today is determine what course of action we need to take.
Lieutenant Worf: The decision is clear. The pregnancy must be terminated to protect the ship.
Commander William T. Riker: [as the bridge crew is discussing the issue, Troi hears a heartbeat within her mind, and looks down at her stomach, then back up to the conference room screen which shows a gestating fetus. The crew's voices are muffled, but can still be clearly heard as Troi is focusing on the baby growing inside her] This situation presents a danger to us and the counselor. It's an invasion, of what, I don't know.
Lt. Commander Data: Captain, this is a life form. Denying it the right to survive, takes away our opportunity to study it.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [Data encounters Counselor Troi in the corridor, breathing heavily and holding her stomach] Data? Would you help me to Sickbay?
[Data acknowledges and takes Deanna by the arm, helping her]
Counselor Deanna Troi: [the doors open to Sickbay, Data and Deanna enter] It's time!
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [runs up] Oh, you bet it is! Let's get you to maternity!
[takes Deanna by the arm]
Lt. Commander Data: [clicks his combadge] Security team to sickbay.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Is that really necessary?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, Doctor. Captain's orders.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: I don't see the need for *armed guards* in the delivery room.
[shakes her head]
Dr. Kate Pulaski: . This way.

Dr. Kate Pulaski: [Pulaski rushes in and begins to examine Ian] What happened? Did he eat anything, did he fall?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [shakes her head] No!
Lt. Commander Data: [reads the readout on his tricorder] Commander, the child is the source of the unusual radiation.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ian said he was the reason the ship was in danger.
Lt. Commander Data: That analysis is correct.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [continues to try to bring Ian around] I'm losing life signs.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [holds Ian's lifeless hand] You must save him!
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [Pulaski continues to work, but to no success. She runs her scanner over Ian again, then bows her head] I'm sorry.
[Troi kneels down and begins to weep over the loss of her son. Suddenly, Ian's body disappears and becomes a small, radiant star of energy. The energy star floats into Troi's open hands and Deanna cups her hands around it. Her weeping slowly subsides, then she smiles. Finally, like releasing a dove, she opens her hands and the energy star floats up and through the bulkhead into space]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [Riker's combadge beeps] Riker here.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Commander, the containment field has... stabilized!
Commander William T. Riker: Thank you, Lieutenant.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Then Ian was right. He was the cause.
Commander William T. Riker: Apparently so.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [Deanna shakes her head and looks down for a moment, then looks back up at everyone] He is a life force entity. When we passed each other in space, he was curious about us, so he thought the best way to learn, was to go through the process. To be born, to live as one of us, and in that way, to understand us. He never meant any harm.
Commander William T. Riker: There was a moment, when you smiled.
Counselor Deanna Troi: He said "Thank you". I told him, we will miss him.
[looks down again]
Counselor Deanna Troi: And, I will.

Ian Andrew Troi: [being tucked into bed by Deanna] I can feel that some of the people are very worried.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes, I feel it too. But don't you worry
[smiles and lovingly strokes Ian's hair]
Counselor Deanna Troi: .
Ian Andrew Troi: It's me, Mommy! I'm the reason.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What?
Ian Andrew Troi: It's me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You?
Ian Andrew Troi: Yes. I have to leave you now, or it will be very bad for everyone.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Leave? You're going to die! No, you can't!
[shakes her head no in desparation, and clicks her combadge]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Sickbay, this is Counselor Troi! I need a doctor in my quarters, NOW!
[Ian has stopped breathing, Troi leans down and begins to shake Ian trying to bring him out of it]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ian! Ian, No Ian!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Manhunt (#2.19)" (1989)
Counselor Troi: [to Picard] My mother is beginning a physiological phase. It's one that all Betazoid women must deal with as they enter midlife.
Commander William T. Riker: Yes, it's something Troi warned me about when we first started to see each other. A Betazoid woman, when she goes through this phase... quadruples her sex drive.
Counselor Troi: Or more.
Commander William T. Riker: Or more? You never told me that.
Counselor Troi: I didn't want to frighten you.

Counselor Troi: It's only at midlife that a Betazoid female becomes... well... fully sexual, if you know what I mean.
Doctor Pulaski: Yes, I, I think I do. I also think that I saw the Captain on his way to her quarters.
Counselor Troi: I wonder if I shouldn't warn him.
Doctor Pulaski: No! As ship's doctor, I consider it an excellent exercise for his reflexes and agility.

Counselor Troi: An animal is always at its best when hunted.
Doctor Pulaski: Or when hunting.

Counselor Troi: It's so like my mother to do the unexpected.

Counselor Troi: What are we going to do?
Lwaxana Troi: Well, I'm going to do the only honorable thing there is to do. And I'd say your Captain has the inside track.

Counselor Troi: You're scheming something, Mother. Don't try to fool me, I can tell.
Lwaxana Troi: You're always so melodramatic, Little One. I'm not scheming. I'm deciding.

[Riker prevents Deanna from telling her mother off]
Counselor Troi: Why did you stop me? Somebody needs to set her straight.
Commander William T. Riker: I think I'll leave that to the Captain.
Counselor Troi: Coward.

[Lwaxana Troi is beamed aboard in a kneeling position]
Lwaxana Troi: [looking down] Legs! Where are the legs?
Counselor Troi: Where they belong, Mother - right under you.

Counselor Troi: [about her mother] She has decided to focus all her sexual energy on one male, who will, of course, eventually become her husband. It seems, Captain, that... you are the early favorite.
Commander William T. Riker: Congratulations, sir!

Lwaxana Troi: [telepathically, of Riker] Is he still yours?
Counselor Troi: [telepathically] Humans no longer own each other that way, Mother.
Lwaxana Troi: Really? That's a custom we may have to introduce again.

Lieutenant Worf: Captain, we are being hailed by a small transport vessel just coming into range.
Counselor Troi: [horrified] Oh, my god.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What's the problem?
Counselor Troi: What's she doing here?
Wesley Crusher: On screen, captain.
Transporter Pilot: Starship Enterprise, come in.
Commander William T. Riker: We have you on viewer, pilot.
Transporter Pilot: Enterprise, I have a passenger, a VIP passenger who I more...
Lwaxana Troi: [shoving the pilot aside] Oh, let me talk to them. I'm sure I'm more articulate than that.
Counselor Troi: Mother.

Counselor Troi: What stage is it in?
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I have it completely under control.
Counselor Troi: What stage is it in?
Lwaxana Troi: Well, far enough along for me to enjoy it, little one.
Counselor Troi: Now I know why you wore that dress.
Lwaxana Troi: Wha-? Don't be ridiculous. This simple little dress? Nothing provocative about it.
Counselor Troi: What are we going to do?
Lwaxana Troi: Well, I'm going to do the only honorable thing there is to do. And I'd say your captain has the inside track.
Counselor Troi: Mother, don't even think it.
Lwaxana Troi: Why not? He was thinking about it all through dinner.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [Lwaxana walks off. Deanna sighs and follows. Cut to minutes later in Picard's ready room] I was what? I tell you, Deanna, for a telepath, your mother's accuracy leaves much to be desired.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Face of the Enemy (#6.14)" (1993)
[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Computer, lights.

Commander Toreth: Commander Konsab believes that in order to function, military officers have to trust each other. The Tal Shiar, on the other hand, trust no one. They expect deception, so they always find it.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal; menacingly] Your opinion of the Tal Shiar is quite clear, Commander.
Commander Toreth: [smugly] I hope so.

Subcommander N'vek: You are a Starfleet officer disguised as a Romulan. Unless you trust me and do exactly as I have said, Toreth will discover you, and you will be killed.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do I know I won't be killed anyway?
Subcommander N'vek: Your only chance to get off this ship alive is to do as I say. You are an empath. You would know if I am lying. Am I?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [after some hesitation] No.
Subcommander N'vek: Then let us go see the Commander.

Commander Toreth: I have been ordered to take on cargo, but its contents are unknown to me. Does that seem wise? I am responsible for the safety of this ship and its crew. How do I know this cargo is safe to transport?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal] I'm sure it is safe, otherwise it would not have been loaded.
Commander Toreth: [sarcastically] Aah! The Tal Shiar is *deeply* concerned for the safety and the well-being of the military! I'm sure that every person on the bridge of this ship could offer testimony about personal experiences with the Tal Shiar. But I doubt that many could recall those encounters as tender and caring. So I must ask you to forgive me, Major, if I hesitate to accept your assurances that that cargo presents no danger to my crew!

Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal] I don't need your devotion, Commander. Just your obedience.
Commander Toreth: And that's all you have.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal] We ensure the loyalty of the people. Do you believe the Empire would be better off without our protection?
Commander Toreth: Protection? From what? How was the Empire threatened by the words of an old man? A devoted citizen who merely tried to speak his mind? How did the Tal Shiar protect the Empire by dragging him, my father, out of his home in the middle of the night?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal] Clearly your father was a traitor.
Commander Toreth: No. He was just an idealistic old man. I never saw him again.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal, addressing the Romulan crew] If any one of you defies the Tal Shiar, you will not bear the punishment alone. Your families - all of them - will be there beside you.

Counselor Deanna Troi: We're not playing it your way anymore, N'Vek. I've been kidnapped, surgically altered, put in danger. I've gone along with all your plans; now *you* are going to listen to me! You find a way to let the Enterprise track us, or I will go to Toreth and tell her I've discovered you're a traitor! I'll have you ejected into space, is that clear, Subcommander?

Counselor Deanna Troi: [as Major Rakal] In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them. The Federation wishes to avoid war at all costs. So - I will offer them a diplomatic solution, get them to lower their shields, and then... destroy them!

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The men you helped rescue're all safe. Proconsul M'ret is deeply grateful for your help.
Counselor Deanna Troi: The thanks should go to N'Vek. He sacrificed himself to save them - and me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Thanks to the two of you, the way has been paved for further rescue operations. N'Vek's efforts, and his sacrifice, were not in vain.


Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: If you're looking for my professional opinion as ship's counselor: he's nuts.
Cmdr. William Riker: I'll be sure to note that in my log.

[Troi is drunk]
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Timeline? This is no time to talk about time! We don't have the time!... What was I saying?

[Troi is drunk]
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: I'm just trying to blend in!
Cmdr. William Riker: You're blended all right.

Cmdr. Deanna Troi: [very drunk] Look. He wouldn't even talk to me unless I had a drink with him. And then, it took three shots of something called "tequila" just to find out that HE was the one we're looking for! And I've spent the last twenty minutes trying to keep his hands off me! So don't go criticizing my counseling techniques!

[Picard puts his hand on the Phoenix]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's a boyhood fantasy... I must have seen this ship hundreds of times in the Smithsonian but I was never able to touch it.
Lieutenant Commander Data: Sir, does tactile contact alter your perception of the Phoenix?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, yes! For humans, touch can connect you to an object in a very personal way, make it seem more real.
[Data also puts his hand on the Phoenix]
Lieutenant Commander Data: I am detecting imperfections in the titanium casing... temperature variations in the fuel manifold... it is no more "real" to me now than it was a moment ago.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: [observing from a catwalk] Would you three like to be alone?

Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Now this, Dena...
Deanna Troi: Deanna.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: [as he pours Deanna a drink] ... is the good stuff.
Cmdr. William Riker: Dr. Cochrane...
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: To the Phoenix... may she rest in peace.
[both drink, then choke]
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Oohh... Okay, that wasn't so good.
[tosses bottle away]

Cmdr. William Riker: Deanna! Deanna!
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Will, don't turn off the that...!
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Who is this jerk? And who told him he could turn off my music?
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Will Riker, Zefram Cochrane.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Is he a friend of yours?
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Yes.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Husband?
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: No.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Goood.

[as Deanna counts down the Phoenix's ignition, Cochrane jams a tape into the stereo]
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: All right! Let's rock and roll!
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Seven... Six...
[she rips off her headphones as Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" blares over the stereo and the Phoenix takes off]

Cmdr. Deanna Troi: Bridge to Captain Picard.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Go ahead.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: We've just received word from the Fleet. They've engaged the Borg.

Cmdr. William Riker: Doctor, tomorrow morning when they detect the warp signature from your ship and realize that humans have discovered how to travel faster than light, they decide to alter their course and make first contact with Earth, right here.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Here?
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, actually, over there.
Cmdr. William Riker: It is one of the pivotal moments in human history, Doctor. You get to make first contact with an alien race! And after you do... everything begins to change.
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Your theories on warp drive allow fleets of starships to be built and mankind to start exploring the Galaxy.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: It unites humanity in a way no one ever thought possible. When they realize they're not alone in the universe, poverty, disease, war - they'll all be gone within the next fifty years.
Cmdr. William Riker: But unless you make that warp flight tomorrow morning before eleven fifteen, none of it will happen.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: And you people, you're all astronauts on... some kind of star trek.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Haven (#1.10)" (1987)
Counselor Troi: Stop this petty bickering, all of you! Especially you, Mother!
[runs out of the dining room]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: [polite tone] Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Jewels! Look at these jewels!
Counselor Troi: They're bonding gifts - what you would call wedding presents.
Commander William T. Riker: Who's getting married?
Counselor Troi: I am.

Counselor Troi: We are going to be together a long time.
Wyatt Miller: Yes... That is the point of marriage, I suppose.

Wyatt Miller: I very much respected what you did tonight.
Counselor Troi: All I did was lose my temper.

Wyatt Miller: They've decided that the joining will be half Betazed, half Earth. The Captain will do the ceremony, and Mr. Homn will be my best man.
Counselor Troi: And we'll take half our clothes off?
Wyatt Miller: Some of us still go naked. You do, I do; your mother, my father, but - not my mother or the guests.
Counselor Troi: Captain Picard will be very relieved. How did you manage it?
Wyatt Miller: Your mother relented. And I just caught my father practicing naked in front of his mirror!

Lwaxana Troi: You've been slack, little one - allowed your mental powers to rust.
Counselor Troi: Only to avoid confusion, Mother. Humans constantly think one thing and say another.
Lwaxana Troi: Yes, they do, don't they?

Counselor Troi: Whatever happened to Mr. Xelo?
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I was forced to terminate his employment. Xelo was strongly attracted to me; his thoughts became truly pornographic!

Lwaxana Troi: [about to leave the Enterprise] Captain! Even Xelo never had such thoughts about me. You may energize.
[she is beamed away]
Counselor Troi: That was meant as a joke, Captain.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I was not amused.

Counselor Troi: I should warn you, sir - my mother is a little... eccentric.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted (#3.11)" (1990)
Capt. Picard: And my understanding is that these men are programed to survive, is that correct?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes, Captain.
Capt. Picard: And that they will not kill unless their survival is at stake?
Lt. Commander Data: It is against their nature to do so, Captain.
Capt. Picard: Then let us hope they do not believe their survival is at stake.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [of Danar] He's intelligent, thoughtful - typically Angosian. I know what he's done. But when I'm with him, I cannot believe that he is randomly and deliberately violent. In fact, inherently, he has a non-violent personality.
Capt. Picard: Counselor, it took five men to restrain him. And he took apart half the transporter room in the process.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [referring to Lunar V] Do they mistreat you there?
Roga Danar: [chuckles] Not at all. I'm comfortable, well-fed and housed... No, no, the Angosians take good care of their prisoners. It's simply a matter of never being able to leave.

[Deanna is talking to Danar in the holding cell]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I want to help, if I can.
Roga Danar: [sarcastic] Unlock the door.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Perhaps when this planet becomes a member of the Federation, we'll be able...
Roga Danar: I will not be there to see it, Counselor. Because even with this overwhelming demand to survive that they've built into my soul... I would rather die than return to Lunar V.

Capt. Picard: Mr. Danar, I'm transferring you to Angosian Security. They're en route, they will arrive shortly. I wanted to tell you... I have no choice. The Prime Minister insisted, and we have no right to refuse.
Roga Danar: Well, you would be foolish to consider it otherwise, Captain, for they are very correct. I am dangerous. There is no place for me in a civilized society.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I do not believe that.
Lt. Commander Data: Nor do I.
Capt. Picard: I respect my officers' judgments. I wish I could help further. If a way appears, I will.
Roga Danar: I appreciate your telling me that face to face.
Capt. Picard: I thought you deserved that much.
Roga Danar: And you deserve to know that I must use whatever means I can to escape.

Prime Minister Nayrok: You were programed to survive. You can survive at the Lunar V settlement.
Roga Danar: To survive is not enough. To simply exist... is not enough!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Roga, tell them what you want.
Roga Danar: We want our lives back. We want to come home.
Prime Minister Nayrok: I am not prepared to negotiate under threat, Danar. But if you will put down your weapons and return peaceably to Lunar V... I would be willing.
Roga Danar: Mr. Prime Minister, with all due respect, you will have to force us. Or at least try.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [while talking to the imprisoned Roga Danar] Why do you have all this anger toward me?
Roga Danar: A girl with long dark hair broke my heart a long time ago. Out of bitterness and resentment, I turned to crime.
[laughs it off]
Roga Danar: How about this one? My mother abandoned me when I was a little boy. I never got the guidance that a wild young man needed.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why are you doing this?
Roga Danar: Playing games? Isn't that what you do, Counsellor? Isn't that what all of you mind control experts do?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I am not a mind control expert. I came here because I sensed you were in pain.
Roga Danar: And what do you sense now?
Counselor Deanna Troi: The pain is gone.
Roga Danar: It's interesting, isn't it?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (#3.8)" (1989)
[Troi is arguing with Ral about the unethical use of his empathic powers to gain an advantage over his rivals]
Devinoni Ral: Do you tell the Romulan that's about to attack that you sense that he may be bluffing? Or do you just tell it to your Captain?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [ponders this for a moment] That's different. That's a matter of protection.
Devinoni Ral: Yes, protection - your protection, your Captain, your crew, your edge. Yes. Now, it's a matter of life and death when you take the advantage; me... I deal in property. Exchanges. Nobody gets hurt. So, you tell me - which one of us would you say has more of a problem with ethics?

[last lines]
Devinoni Ral: I'm very grateful for what you did, in a way. It's made me take a hard look at who I am. I don't like what I see. I once asked you to run away with me; and now I'm asking again. I need you. You could help me change, you could... you could be my conscience.
[he kisses her]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I already have a job as counselor.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I haven't been able to stop thinking about you all day.
[they kiss]
Devinoni Ral: You must have had a nice day.

Counselor Deanna Troi: It's ridiculous, and wonderful. I feel completely out of control - happy, terrified... But there's nothing rational about this.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Who needs rational when your toes curl up?

Counselor Deanna Troi: Anticipation is fun.

Devinoni Ral: I had to do it, Troi. Bhavani was ready to go with the Federation. I sensed it. I'd used up every card in the deck. I needed to change the rules.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You must have known I couldn't allow you to do that.
Devinoni Ral: My Human physical response must have been blocking my Betazoid senses.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Computer, dispatches.
Enterprise Computer: A research inquiry from the Manitoba Journal of Interplanetary Psychology and three communiques from your mother.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [sighs] Transfer the letters from my mother to the viewscreen. And computer, I would like a real chocolate sundae.
Enterprise Computer: Define real in context, please.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Real. Not one of your perfectly synthesised, ingeniously enhanced imitations. I would like real chocolate ice cream, real whipped cream...
Enterprise Computer: This unit is programmed to provide sources of acceptable nutritional value. Your request does not fall within current guidelines. Please indicate whether you wish to override the specified program.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [annoyed] Listen...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [over comm] Picard to Counselor Troi.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [sighs] Now what?
[taps badge]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes, Captain?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The pleasure of your company is requested, Counselor. We're having a little impromptu reception for the arriving delegates.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm not really dressed for a reception.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, Counselor! Just throw on any old thing. We're about to get our first look at the wormhole.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Of course, Captain. I'm on my way.
[taps badge]
Counselor Deanna Troi: God forbid I should miss my first look at the wormhole.


Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (1991) (TV)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [narrating] Counselors personal log, Stardate 45341.3. Since our recent contact with Ambassador Spock, I have sensed on board a renewed curiosity with the crew of the original Starship Enterprise. I must admit that I too am curious.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I have elected to remain on board during our routine maintenance lay-over to examine the logs of that ship and of it's crew. And to understand the importance of their final mission.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [narration during opening credits] The future. The undiscovered country. These are the logs of the starship Enterprise, and of it's crew, who would change the future of the galaxy by boldly going where no one has bone before.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Counselors log: three distinctive personalities that seem in a way to form a whole.
[pushes another button]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Personal log: to have been a councilor on that ship would have been a very interesting experience.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Counselors personal log, Stardate 45342.1. Still trying to gain insight into our crews relationships by looking back on the crew of captain James T. Kirk.
[pushes buttons]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Computer, access files on Enterprise A command crew.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Spock is still alive. How could Spock have died?

Counselor Deanna Troi: Counselors log: note the word 'loyalty'. A ship's crew cannot survive without it. And without it this crew would never have survived to face it's final and most important mission.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Icarus Factor (#2.14)" (1989)
Kyle Riker: I've come here to help Will prepare for his first task as captain.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you sure he'll accept such a dangerous assignment?
Kyle Riker: He'll accept it just because it is dangerous.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How can you be so sure?
Kyle Riker: Because I would. And we aren't so different, Will and I.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Respect is earned, not bestowed.

Kyle Riker: Why do I get the feeling that this is a set-up?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Because you're intelligent, wise and quite correct.
Kyle Riker: Well, I've never been set up better, that's for sure.

Kyle Riker: I may have something of a reputation for excellence.
Counselor Deanna Troi: And false humility.
Kyle Riker: My guess is that Will finds you pretty fascinating. Candor seems to be a trait he admires.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Honesty is the trait he admires most. And you should honestly consider why you're so competitive with your own son.

[Kyle Riker has challenged Will to an anbo-jyutsu match]
Counselor Deanna Troi: In spite of human evolution, there are still some traits that are endemic to gender.
Doctor Pulaski: You think that they're going to knock each other's brains out because they're men?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Human males are unique. Fathers continue to regard their sons as children even into adulthood, and sons continue to chafe against what they perceive as their fathers' expectations of them.
Doctor Pulaski: It's almost as if they never really grow up at all, isn't it?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Perhaps that's part of their charm, and why we find them so attractive.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm supposed to know how everyone feels, but... I can't read you right now.
Commander William T. Riker: Perhaps your own feelings are getting in the way.
Counselor Deanna Troi: My job is to help others sort out *their* emotions. My own feelings are beside the point.
Commander William T. Riker: Not to me. Our feelings are what make us all human.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: These Are the Voyages... (#4.22)" (2005)
[at the suggestion of Counselor Troi, Commander Riker has tried to get some insights on his present situation by calling up an "historic holoprogram"]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you learned anything on the holodeck about breaking orders?
Commander William T. Riker: Not yet. I've gone back a couple of days earlier to get a perspective. But I really don't see how this is gonna help.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's why you run a starship, and I'm a counselor.

Commander William T. Riker: [on Archer's ready room] Our brig is bigger than this.
Counselor Deanna Troi: A lot of things change in 200 years.

Commander William T. Riker: No fish tank.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How could Archer survive without a fish tank?

Counselor Deanna Troi: [of Archer] He's cute.
Commander William T. Riker: Don't get any ideas.

Lt. Commander Data (voice): [over comm] I was wondering if this might be an appropriate time to continue our discussion on the long-term effects of space travel on my positronic net.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Can I give you a rain check?
Lt. Commander Data (voice): You may... check me for rain if you wish, Counselor, but I assure you, I have no water in my...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, I'll get back to you.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [referring to Archer] Is he nervous?
Commander William T. Riker: Wouldn't you be?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Oh, he'll be fine. I had to memorize this speech in grammar school. You wish you could tell them all that this alliance'll give birth to the Federation.
Commander William T. Riker: I think I'm ready to talk to Captain Picard. I should've done it a long time ago.
Counselor Deanna Troi: So, I guess we're through here.
Commander William T. Riker: I guess we are. Computer... end program.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Loud as a Whisper (#2.5)" (1989)
[a welcoming party is preparing to meet mediator Riva on his planet]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have your sensors indicated any problem down there, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Worf: None.
Counselor Deanna Troi: But you're feeling a certain confusion about this mission.
Lieutenant Worf: No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes! I've never known you to have such strong emotions, except when you're expecting to do battle.
Lieutenant Worf: I am not expecting battle.
Commander William T. Riker: Then what is bothering you?
Lieutenant Worf: [taking a moment] Riva.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ah. Riva negotiated several treaties between the Klingons and the Federation.
Lieutenant Worf: Before him, there was no Klingon word for '*peace*-maker'.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Confidence is faith in oneself. It can't easily be given by another.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [interpreting Riva's sign language for herself] Words... are here, on top... What's under them... their meaning... is what's important.

[Riva explains how he intends to mediate between the adversarial parties]
Lt. Commander Data: [interpreting Riva's sign language] Learning sign will be a part of their process of learning how to live together in peace.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [explaining] While they're learning how to communicate with Riva, they'll be learning how to communicate with each other.
Lt. Commander Data: [interpreting] And that is the first and most important aspect of any relationship.

Lt. Commander Data: Counselor, it took me only moments to learn sign language. It will take them months.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Time well spent.

Riva: [after Riva's Chorus were slain and they beamed back, Riva is ranting in sign language] Stupid false egoistical...
[rambles on with back turned to camera]
Riva: ... tired of everything... three dead! What will we do now?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: How did this happen?
Commander William T. Riker: A total surprise. Apparently a member of one of the factions didn't like the idea of peace.
Riva: ...any time think
[Rubs hands through hair in frustration]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I don't understand what you're trying to say.
[Pleading gesture to Troi]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor.
Riva: I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to myself!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Riva, go slowly.
Riva: What!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Slowly.
Riva: I'm not talking to him anyway.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Can you write it out?
Riva: No! Leave me alone!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am so sorry that your friends were killed.
Riva: I don't need your pity!
Riva: [Riva and Picard are talking simultaneously] ... tired of all of you hearing people not understanding me! I'm not talking to you anyway.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm sorry, I-I don't know what you are trying to tell me. We have to find some way to communicate with him.
Riva: I'm tired of you hearing people, arg!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data, he knows some kind of gestural language. Find out which one and learn it.
Lt. Commander Data: Aye, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor, take him to Sick Bay. Maybe Pulaski can help.
Riva: I - my friends are dead! I-
[Picard grabs Riva's head]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Listen to me! You are not alone! Do you understand? We are all in this together... now.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Parallels (#7.11)" (1993)
Counselor Troi: I know Klingons like to be alone on their birthdays. You probably want to meditate or hit yourself with a pain stick or something.

[his shipmates sing a Klingon version of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" to Worf]
Lieutenant Worf: [irritated] That was not a Klingon song!
Counselor Troi: It wasn't easy to translate. There doesn't seem to be a Klingon word for "jolly".

[Worf asks Troi to become his son's 'SoH-chim']
Lieutenant Worf: You would become his surrogate mother. In case anything ever happened to me, you would be responsible for him.
Counselor Troi: I don't know what to say. It's a great honor. So, um... that would make me your...?
Lieutenant Worf: The closest analogy is... step-sister.
Counselor Troi: [smiles] That would make my mother your step-mother.
Lieutenant Worf: [looks aghast] I had not considered that.
[thinks it over]
Lieutenant Worf: It is a risk I am willing to take.

Alternate Counselor Deanna Troi: Worf... from what I understand, there's a good chance my Worf won't return. I guess it's just hard for me to accept that... there's a reality out there where... you never loved me.

[Worf is back in his own reality and quarters]
Counselor Troi: Welcome home, Worf. I hope you don't mind I let myself in. I promised Alexander I'd feed his Dalvin hissing beetle while you were both away.
Lieutenant Worf: So, you do not live here?
Counselor Troi: What's that supposed to mean?
Lieutenant Worf: It is a long story.


Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
[crying to her husband, who has just returned to the Enterprise's bridge]
Commander Deanna Troi: It's Data.

Commander Deanna Troi: What's he doing?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He wants to look me in the eye...

Commander Deanna Troi: That was a lovely toast.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's from the heart.
Commander Deanna Troi: And you needn't worry. I'm going to brief your new counselor on everthing she needs to know.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, like hell you are. You already know too much about me. But I take it that there will be no speeches during the ceremony on Betazed?
Commander William T. Riker: No, no speeches and... no clothes.
Data: [toasting Riker and Troi] Ladies and gentlemen, and invited transgendered species. In my study of Terran and Betazoid conjugal rites, I have discovered it is traditional to present the happy couple with a gift. Given Commander Riker's affection for archaic musical forms, I have elected to present the following in honor of their conjugation.

Commander Deanna Troi: [pleading] It's tradition, Worf! You of all people should appreciate that.
Worf: [angry and a little embarrassed] I will not do it!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [entering the bridge] Won't do what, Mr. Worf?
Worf: Captain, I do not think it is appropriate for a Starfleet officer to appear... naked.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, come now. A big, handsome, strapping fellow like you? What can you be afraid of?

Commander Deanna Troi: [in a telepathic connection with the Reman Viceroy] Remember... me?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances (#6.24)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's really hard for me to separate my feelings for them.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Deanna - just because things turned out the way they did between you and *Commander* Riker doesn't mean you shouldn't let things between you and *Lieutenant* Riker take their own course.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I knew you'd encourage me.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [reading Ltd. Riker's notes] It pulses unendingly all through the night. Seek out the crystal that powers our flight. - What the future holds, no one can know. But forward we look, and forward we go.

Counselor Deanna Troi: We stayed in Ten Forward talking for hours.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Then what happened?
Counselor Deanna Troi: He walked me to my quarters.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Then what happened?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Beverly!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm just asking.

Lt. Thomas Riker: Sometimes, I would look up into the sky and I'd think, if I tried hard enough, I could make you feel my presence - that if I could let you know that I was alive, maybe you'd wait for me. I know, it sounds... crazy; but there were times when I could've sw...
[he looks at Deanna, who has become somewhat melancholic]
Lt. Thomas Riker: [dismissively] What am I talking about?
Counselor Deanna Troi: The other day when I told you about how... Commander Riker and I didn't meet on Risa... What I didn't say was how disappointed I was.
Lt. Thomas Riker: You didn't have to. I knew.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I started to hear from him less and less. I knew his career was taking him away from me, but... I didn't want to believe it was over. I spent a lot of time thinking about him - wondering where he was, what he was doing. Sometimes, I'd look into the sky, and imagine that he knew. And that... somehow, he could sense me thinking about him. - So, who knows? Maybe one night, we were looking up at the same star and... you were thinking about me... And in a way... I was thinking about you.

Commander William T. Riker: Ever since he came on board, I find myself thinking about the choice that you and I made.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Me too.
Commander William T. Riker: Do me a favor. Be careful.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Will, I know you and he have had some problems.
Commander William T. Riker: That's not what I'm talking about. If he had gotten off the planet instead of me, don't you think he would've made the same choices that I made? I just don't want you to be hurt again.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Night Terrors (#4.17)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's just an illusion. It's not real.

Lieutenant Worf: I am no longer a warrior. I'm no longer strong. I... I feel...
Counselor Deanna Troi: What? What do you feel?
Lieutenant Worf: I feel fear.
Counselor Deanna Troi: To admit that you're afraid gives you strength.
Lieutenant Worf: Something is waiting for us. I am not strong enough to fight it!

Doctor Beverly Crusher: No matter what I do, no one can reach REM sleep, no one can dream. Except for you.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Except me. And... all I have is nightmares. I can hardly sleep at all anymore.
[she looks at Hagan who is lethargically lying on the sickbed]
Counselor Deanna Troi: In the end, I'll be like him. Just like him.

[Troi in a telepathic conversation with Hagan]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Once before, you said "double". What did you mean? What is double?
Andrus Hagan: Mates. Too bright. Twin. Cannot leave the twin. One moon circling.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What do you mean? You can't leave?
Andrus Hagan: No. No, please. Can't.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You want to leave. Why can't you?
Andrus Hagan: Can't go. Help! One moon circling. Eyes. That's it. Eyes... in the dark.

[Troi has suggested passing on a message to the aliens in her dream]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do I tell them what to do?
Lt. Commander Data: If you are correct, Counselor, I believe they have already told us what to do, and are waiting for us to do it. When we are ready, the only message you should attempt to convey is: "Now!"


"Star Trek: Voyager: Life Line (#6.24)" (2000)
[Dr. Zimmerman pinches Deanna Troi in the arm]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ow!
The Doctor: He thinks you're a hologram.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [to Zimmerman] I can assure you I'm quite real!
Dr. Zimmerman: [quickly closing his dressing gown] Oh. Well, the last beautiful woman to walk in here turned out to be *him*.
The Doctor: I'll take that as a compliment.

Counselor Deanna Troi: The Enterprise is in the middle of a mission. We're nearly seven light years from you.
Barclay: An important mission?
Counselor Deanna Troi: They're all important, Reg.

The Doctor: You'd need a phaser drill to get through that thick skull of his!
Dr. Zimmerman: Get out!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Gentlemen...
Dr. Zimmerman: Oh, spare us your psychobabble!
Counselor Deanna Troi: I came here thinking that you were opposite sides of the same coin, identical but different. Now I see you're both exactly the same - you're both jerks!
Leonard the Iguana: Jerks.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [on Barclay's Voyager program] So, this is Voyager. I like it.
The Doctor: It's a remarkable facsimile. But Mr. Barclay did get a few of the details wrong. For one thing, Neelix doesn't purr.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [on Zimmerman's reaction to seeing the Doctor] It must be like staring in a mirror at a reflection you don't want to remember.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hero Worship (#5.11)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: How're you feeling?
Timothy: I am functioning within established parameters.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [amused] "Established parameters"? You sound like Data.
Timothy: I am an android.

Counselor Deanna Troi: The best thing we can do right now is let Timothy take us where he wants to go. We should support the process and even encourage it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data, I would like you to make Timothy the best android he can possibly be.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [referring to Timothy] His world is gone, Data. We're gonna have to help him build a new one.

[Data and Troi are watching Timothy playing with other children]
Lt. Commander Data: He laughed!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes. It's nice to see, isn't it?
Lt. Commander Data: It is certainly not consistent with his android persona.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'd say he's beginning the process of letting go of that fantasy.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm. Then my work with him is done.
Counselor Deanna Troi: No, I... I don't think it is, Data. A laugh is one step in the right direction. We need to help him take a few more steps.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [in Ten Forward] So, what would you like?
Timothy: Androids do not need to eat or drink.
[he sees a waiter with a tray filled with sundaes pass by]
Timothy: However, we sometimes like to taste things. A Tamarin frost, please.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Skin of Evil (#1.22)" (1988)
Counselor Deanna Troi: You were really surprised they came back.
Voice of Armus: Yes.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why? Because the others did not?
Voice of Armus: What others?
Counselor Deanna Troi: You can't hide the emptiness from me. The others - the ones who hurt you. Who left you alone, rejected. The ones who make you so angry.
Voice of Armus: What do you know of them?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Only what you tell me.
Voice of Armus: I will tell you nothing!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Not now. But soon.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Who deserted you?
Voice of Armus: Creatures whose beauty now dazzles all who see them. They would not exist without me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You were together?
Voice of Armus: They perfected a means of bringing to the surface all that was evil and negative within, erupting, spreading, connecting. In time, it formed a second skin, dank and vile.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You.
Voice of Armus: Yes.

Voice of Armus: Do you want to know why I killed her?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Your answer would be meaningless. That act had no reason.
Voice of Armus: Exactly! It had no meaning. I did it because I wanted to. It amused me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: No. You thought it would amuse you; but it didn't.

Counselor Deanna Troi: They won't give you what you want.
Voice of Armus: And what is that?
Counselor Deanna Troi: To break their spirit.
Voice of Armus: Oh, is that what I want? If breaking their spirit will amuse me, then that's what I will have.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Never!

Voice of Armus: [referring to Riker] Should I let him go?
Counselor Deanna Troi: You only ask to torment me!
Voice of Armus: Perhaps.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How should I answer? What can I offer except myself?
Voice of Armus: And would you give yourself for him? Would you give that much?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes. Without hesitation!
Voice of Armus: Just for him?
Counselor Deanna Troi: No, not just for him. I would do the same for any of the others.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Masterpiece Society (#5.13)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'd book my next vacation at your hotel, if you had one.
Aaron Conor: Well, in that case, I shall have to have them build one.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I believe some will choose to risk death rather than leave.

Aaron Conor: [citing a nursery rhyme as a metaphor for his society's situation] Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Aaron Conor, Counselor Deanna Troi: [together] All the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty together again.

[Troi has confessed her fling with Conor to Picard]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I should have walked away as soon as I saw what was happening.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: But you didn't. And that's human. We make mistakes. Genetic manipulation or not, nobody's perfect.

Aaron Conor: I replay each step in my mind, looking for the wrong turn, mistake in judgment. I can find only one. And as hard as I try, I cannot regret even that one. In fact, I'm quite certain that, given the opportunity, I would choose to make the same mistake again. I can only wonder why, with all the hundreds of genetically compatible women, I would fall in love with you.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Don't say that.
Aaron Conor: Perhaps it's your imperfections which make you so unique. But I am in love with you, Deanna Troi. And I will always be.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Thine Own Self (#7.16)" (1994)
[Riker is "talking" to Troi on his trombone]
Counselor Deanna Troi: You know, this is a much better way of communicating for you. It's far less confusing than the way you normally speak.

Counselor Deanna Troi: The secondary plasma vent... has a triple redundant bypass... which means that the primary access junction is routed through...
[doorbell bleeps]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Come in.
[Riker enters]
Counselor Deanna Troi: ...would be routed through the port transducer... matrix!

Counselor Deanna Troi: Tell me one thing - is there a solution? Or is this simply a test of my ability to handle a no-win situation?
Commander William T. Riker: There is a solution.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Then give me time to find it!
Commander William T. Riker: I can't. As much as I care about you, my first duty is to the ship.

[Troi has passed the bridge officer's test, having had to resort to a drastic command decision]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I knew that was part of being in command, and I thought I'd prepared for it. But when the moment came, I hesitated. Maybe you were right, maybe I'm not cut out for this.
Commander William T. Riker: You did exactly what you had to do. You considered all your options, you tried every alternative and then you made the hard choice. Come on. Let's get out of here, Commander.

[last lines]
Lt. Commander Data: Counselor - have you been promoted in my absence?
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's right. Which means, from now on you can call me 'sir'.
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, sir.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Nth Degree (#4.19)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Reg, you've frightened all of us. I'm sure that wasn't your intent.
Barclay: Young children are sometimes frightened of the world. That doesn't mean that their parents should let them stay in their cribs.

Barclay: Wouldn't you like to take a walk with me through the arboretum? The zalnias should be in bloom.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Reg, as your former counselor, I don't think it would be appropriate.
Barclay: I don't need a counselor. What I need is the company of a charming, intelligent woman.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [indulgent] Good night, Mr. Barclay.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [at a senior staff meeting] Has Mr. Barclay done anything that could be considered... potentially threatening?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [after a pause] Well... he did make a pass at me last night. A good one.

[Barclay is back to his old self]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do you feel now?
Barclay: Smaller.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Just plain old Barclay, huh?
Barclay: Always seems to come back to that, doesn't it?

[last lines]
[Barclay analyzes a chess game and makes the next move]
Barclay: Checkmate in nine moves.
[he rejoins Troi for a walk]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I didn't know you played chess.
Barclay: I don't.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cost of Living (#5.20)" (1992)
Counselor Troi: [to Alexander] One day, you're going to be glad your father cared enough about you to insist on rules. It may be hard to imagine right now, but eventually, most children come to appreciate their parents.
[Worf and Alexander leave]
Commander William T. Riker: [over intercom] Riker to Counselor Troi - your mother's just come aboard.
Counselor Troi: [to herself] On the other hand...

Counselor Troi: Mother, I'm trying to help the boy learn the value of responsibility. You're not helping by giving him a lot of mixed messages.
Lwaxana Troi: I exposed you to all sorts of mixed messages when you were that age, you still turned out deadly dull. What are you so worried about?
Counselor Troi: Among other things, his relationship with his father.
Lwaxana Troi: Oh!
Counselor Troi: No more holodeck, Mother.
Lwaxana Troi: Oh...
Counselor Troi: Please. Anyway, why aren't you all absorbed in your wedding plans? It's only three days away.
Lwaxana Troi: I'm letting Mr. Homn handle all the mundane details. He knows my tastes.
Counselor Troi: Mother...
Lwaxana Troi: Deanna, there is absolutely nothing to do, you nosy little girl. Campio's already sent me his mother's wedding gown, which Mr. Homn is now altering for me. Outside of that, there really isn't anything else that I...
Counselor Troi: Wedding gown? Mother, stop. You're telling me you're not going to be naked at your own wedding?
Lwaxana Troi: Campio is from a different planet with different traditions. He would not approve of a traditional Betazoid wedding, so I am happily adapting. Now, it's as simple as that, and I need some tea.
Counselor Troi: I can't believe I'm hearing this from the heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx.
Lwaxana Troi: Oh! Oh, why can't I ever work this replicator?
Counselor Troi: Mother, I think it's time to talk about this mysterious marriage to a man you've never met.
Lwaxana Troi: Computer, some Jestral tea, please.
[turns from replicator to Deanna]
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, anyway, why shouldn't I get married if I choose to? You make everything into such a mystery. There is no mystery, Deanna,
[turns to get tea]
Lwaxana Troi: except about this Petrokian sausage. The tea - all I wanted was a cup of tea.
[takes sausage out of cup]
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, dear, I think you're replicator's having a nervous collapse. Oh...
[takes a drink of tea]

Counselor Troi: Alexander, this is my mother.
Lwaxana Troi: Alexander? What a wonderful name! You know, I once knew a tall, handsome warrior named Alexander. Oh, he utterly adored me and we went everywhere - simply everywhere. Have you been anywhere yet - Contract? What contract?
Counselor Troi: Between father and son. A fair and balanced way to achieve a mutual sense of order.
Lwaxana Troi: [at Alexander] Well, how ghastly for you. And you are doing this to your own child, Mr. Woof?
Counselor Troi: Mother!
Lieutenant Worf: It is Worf, madam.
Lwaxana Troi: Contracts are usually between people who don't really trust one another. A child who is trusted becomes worthy of that trust.

Counselor Troi: Wedding gown? Mother, stop! You're telling me you're not going to be naked at your own wedding?

Counselor Troi: What would you like your father to promise, Alexander?
Alexander Rozhenko: No yelling.
Lieutenant Worf: I DO N... - I do not yell.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ménage à Troi (#3.24)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are we at war with the Ferengi yet?

Lwaxana Troi: [arguing with Deanna about getting married] You had your chance with Commander Riker. Look how you ruined that.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I did not ruin anything! We've become very good friends.
Lwaxana Troi: Well, all the better; you certainly wouldn't wanna marry an enemy.

Lwaxana Troi: Can you imagine that dreadful little creature talking to me like that? Doesn't he realize that I am the daughter of the Fifth House of Betazed? Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx?
Counselor Deanna Troi: The Sacred Chalice of Rixx is an old clay pot with mold growing inside it.
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, well, perhaps one day, when you're older and wiser, you'll understand.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm sorry, and I didn't mean to get so upset with you at the reception.
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, no. Deanna, try to understand. You're all I have. My only concern is for your happiness.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I am happy. Why can't you believe that?
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I wish I could, but how much happiness is there in always being there for someone else and never being there for yourself?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Schizoid Man (#2.6)" (1989)
Lt. Selar, M.D.: I am a doctor. Lieutenant Selar.
Dr. Ira Graves: Uh, no offense, but I don't want you touching me in any way. It's no secret that I don't like people much, and I like doctors even less.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's funny. I thought most doctors *were* people.
Dr. Ira Graves: Then you're wrong. Ask any patient.

Dr. Ira Graves: Well, well, well, what have we got here? Another lovely specimen of womanhood.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I thought you didn't like people.
Dr. Ira Graves: Women aren't people - they're women.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [after a near-warp transport] This might sound crazy, but for a moment, I thought I was stuck in that wall.
Lieutenant Worf: For a moment, you were.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [about Graves] He was working on bridging the gap between man and machine.
Capt. Picard: Seems he built that bridge. I may be forced to tear it down.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 1 (#6.26)" (1993)
[Data has tried with various methods to evoke different emotions in himself, without success]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm curious. Why're you ignoring the one emotion you've already experienced? Why aren't you trying to make yourself angry again?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Anger is a negative emotion. I wanted to concentrate on something more positive.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data - feelings aren't positive and negative. They simply exist. It's what we do with those feelings that becomes good or bad.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't think that an exploration of anger need necessarily lead to hatred or malice.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: But what if it does, Counselor? What if those are the only emotions I am capable of experiencing? Would that not make me a bad person?
Counselor Deanna Troi: We've served together for a long time; and I think I've come to know you pretty well. I have to believe, if you ever reach your goal of becoming human... you won't become a bad one.

Lt. Cmdr. Data: [on his 'other' emotion] It was just after I had killed the Borg. I looked down at his body... I felt something.
Counselor Deanna Troi: If you had to give this... feeling a name - what would you call it?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I believe... it was... pleasure...

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data!
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's not Data.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What?
Lore: You should listen to her, Captain. She's way ahead of you.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Lore!
Lore: Right! But I am not alone.
[Data stands next to Lore]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: The sons of Soong have joined together; and together... we will *destroy* the Federation!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Host (#4.23)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: You can't be open to love if you don't risk pain.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Is that the colognite astringent you have on your eyes?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes. I guess so.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I've never tried it.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Someone... just put it on... me.

Counselor Deanna Troi: It feels good to indulge yourself sometimes.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I guess so.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Especially when you haven't done so in a while.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What... What is that supposed to mean?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Beverly - you're in love!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Sometimes I wish you weren't so... empathic!
Counselor Deanna Troi: [leans over, whispering] I don't think it's really a secret.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It isn't?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [shakes her head] You've been glowing!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Oh... Must be the astringent.

Counselor Deanna Troi: The first man I ever loved was my father. He was strong and tall. He carried me when the ground was muddy. He chased away the monsters that hid under my bed at night. And he sang to me, and kept me safe. And he went away. What I wouldn't give to hear those songs again - to feel his arms protect me. I never will. But I can still feel his warmth and his love, as though he were here with me. If you can feel those things, from the man we know as Will Riker, accept them. Accept the love.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Half a Life (#4.22)" (1991)
[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Counselor Deanna Troi, personal log, stardate 44805.3 - My mother is on board.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [to her mother] You know, you're not just incorrigible. You're insatiable.

[Lwaxana demands from O'Brien to be beamed to the planet, without success]
Lwaxana Troi: I am a Betazoid ambassador, I'm a daughter of the Fifth House, and those people are going to answer to me! So you-you just energize this damned thing and get me down there!
Counselor Deanna Troi: He can't, Mother. He has his orders.
Lwaxana Troi: His orders don't apply to *me*!
Counselor Deanna Troi: No - they apply to him.

Counselor Deanna Troi: You're feeling very vulnerable - very mortal, if I may say so. But I know you, Mother. And believe me, you will never be one of those who dies before they die.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship Mine (#6.18)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [nursing Riker's wound] I thought you were just going to talk to him.
Commander William T. Riker: I did. He just didn't like what I had to say.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [about Data and "Hutch"] They're still at it.
Commander William T. Riker: Non-stop. I have to admit, it has a sort of strange fascination. How long can two people talk about nothing?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge, how long before the baryon sweep begins on the Enterprise?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: About 25 minutes, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then I have enough time to go back to the ship and get my saddle.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Your saddle?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes, a saddle is a, a very... personal... thing. It has to be, er... broken in, used, cared for.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You keep a saddle on board the Enterprise?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, yes. Yes, er, I never know when I will have the opportunity to ride.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I see.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's perfectly normal. You know, most, er, most serious riders do have their own saddles.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Of course.
Cmdr. Hutchinson: Absolutely!

[last lines]
Lieutenant Worf: Captain - you keep a saddle on board?
Commander William T. Riker: Mr. Worf, I'm surprised at you.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Anyone who is an experienced rider naturally has his own saddle.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's perfectly normal.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Actually it came in handy. I only wish I'd had the opportunity to use it on a horse.
Lieutenant Worf: [confused] Of course...


"Star Trek: Voyager: Pathfinder (#6.10)" (1999)
Lt. Reginald Barclay: Has it ever occurred to you that a tachyon beam directed at a class B itinerant pulsar could produce enough gravimetric energy to create an artificial singularity?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I can't say it has.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Did you just move in?
Lt. Reginald Barclay: No, no. I've been here, uuuh... almost two years. I just haven't had a chance to unpack.

Lt. Reginald Barclay: I've lost myself, Deanna.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Lost yourself?
Lt. Reginald Barclay: [nods] In Voyager. I've become obsessed... with Voyager.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I've decided to ask Captain Picard for a temporary leave of absence - to spend some time with an old friend.
Lt. Reginald Barclay: Oh, Deanna, y-you... you-you don't, you don't have to do that.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Try and stop me!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (#7.6)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, you must be the first person who's come into my office and been excited at the prospect of a new neurosis.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [citing Sigmund Freud] Dreams are the royal road to the knowledge of the mind.

Lt. Cmdr. Data: Perhaps Dr. Freud was correct. The knife I dreamed about is the embodiment of my unconscious desire to inflict violence.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, even Freud said: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

[last lines]
[Troi has made a cake in the shape of Data for Data]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I wonder. What would Dr. Freud say about the symbolism of devouring oneself?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data - sometimes a cake is just a cake.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Offspring (#3.16)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Congratulations, Data. It's a girl!

Counselor Deanna Troi: Data has created an offspring - a new life out of his own being. To me, that suggests a child. If he wishes to call Lal his child, then who are we to argue?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, if he must. But I fail to understand how a five-foot android with heuristic learning systems and the strength of ten men can be called a child.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You've never been a parent.

[Lal is to decide what physical form to take on]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: We are taking you to the holodeck to show you several thousand composites I have programed. You may choose from them.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [incredulous] Several thousand?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: This is a big decision.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum (#5.14)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: The bartender is an artificial life form.
Lt. Commander Data: Can I get you something? A beverage?

Counselor Deanna Troi: Nothing feels right. This room, this ship... most of all this war we're fighting.
Commander William T. Riker: I don't imagine war ever feels right.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I suppose that's true.

[last lines]
[after the crew's memories have been restored, Riker and Ensign Ro have to come to terms with their recent fling]
Ensign Ro Laren: The Counselor tells me that at times like that, we might do the things that we've always wanted to do.
Commander William T. Riker: She said that?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's psychologically valid.
Ensign Ro Laren: Commander, don't worry about it. As far as I'm concerned, you and I have shared something that we will treasure forever.
[gets up and leaves]
Commander William T. Riker: [flustered] Well... I'm a little confused.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, if you're still confused tomorrow, you know where my office is.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imaginary Friend (#5.22)" (1992)
[first lines]
Clara Sutter: I like to cook all kinds of stuff. Like yoghurt and raisin salad, chocolate chip pancakes and... purple omelettes.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [disgusted] Purple omelettes?
Clara Sutter: You put grape juice in the eggs. Isabella doesn't like it very much. She says it tastes funny.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I can see her point.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Maybe you could draw me a picture. I'd love to see what she looks like.
Clara Sutter: You don't think she's real.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I think she's real for you. And that is real enough for me.

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


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 (#4.1)" (1990)
[Dr. Crusher has suggested introducing a destructive breed of nanites into the Borg]
Captain William T. Riker: How long would it take to execute that?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That's the problem. Two to three weeks.
Counselor Deanna Troi: In two or three weeks, nanites may be all that's left of the Federation.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Troi to bridge. Data has made first contact with Captain Picard.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [after Picard has been separated from the Borg Collective] How do you feel?
Jean-Luc Picard: Almost human - with just a... bit of a headache.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (#2.15)" (1989)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [on his way to go horse-riding on the holodeck] Are you sure you won't reconsider?
Counselor Deanna Troi: No. I'll just watch you and be impressed.

[Picard has suggested to Troi that she try a little horse-riding]
Counselor Deanna Troi: No, I prefer a mode of transportation that doesn't have a mind of its own.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Strange. I would expect Betazoids to be outstanding animal trainers.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We become too involved in the thoughts and shifting passions of the beast. We lose our way and get swept up in the emotion.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [indicating himself] I would have thought the shifting passions of this beast would be far more terrifying.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I had a Betazoid kitten once. My mother and the cat reacted... badly to one another.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fistful of Datas (#6.8)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [playing her role as the mysterious stranger] Durango! I'm called Durango!
Lieutenant Worf: Yes, er - Counselor Durango...

Counselor Deanna Troi: There's a gunfighter out there who has the speed and accuracy of an android. And in two hours, he's going to try to kill you.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [to Worf after his encounter with Frank Hollander] My God, you've been shot!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sub Rosa (#7.14)" (1994)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Beverly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were seeing someone.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Deanna.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Now I *know* you're seeing someone.

[Crusher describes to Troi a very sensual dream she had after reading a rather erotic chapter in her grandmother's journal]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I wonder if I'll have another dream tonight.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'd read two chapters.

[last lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I was about to be initiated into a very unusual relationship. You might call it a family tradition. But there's a part of me that's a little sad.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How so?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I reread the entries in my grandmother's journals. Whatever else he might have done, he made her very happy.


Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Commander Riker: You think it's possible for two people to go back in time, undo a mistake they've made?
Counselor Deanna Troi: On this ship? Anything's possible...

Commander Riker: Our guests have arrived. They're eating the floral arrangements on the banquet tables.
Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: I guess they don't believe in cocktails before dinner.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Oh, my God. Are they vegetarian? That's not in there.
Captain Picard: Perhap we should have the chef whip up a light balsamic vinaigrette, something that goes well with chrysanthemums.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you noticed how your boobs have firmed up?
Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: Not that we care about that in this day and age.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Uh huh.
Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: [notices Data] Thank you, Data.
Data: [walks over to Worf]
Lieutenant Commander Worf: I've an odd craving for the blood of a live Kolar beast.
Data: And have you noticed how your boobs have firmed up? Not that we care about tha...


"Star Trek: Voyager: Inside Man (#7.6)" (2000)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Will and I decided to spend the rest of our vacation in Tiburon. We were wondering if you're free for dinner tonight.
Barclay: Er, I... er... I wouldn't wanna be a third nacelle.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Tell me, what's the longest you've ever been incarcerated?
Leosa: [laughs] You can't send me to prison, Counselor. I didn't do anything wrong.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Maybe not. But I can order you held for psychiatric observation - extended observation.
Leosa: I may not be a Betazoid, but I work a dabo table; and I know when somebody's bluffing.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Try me!

[last lines]
[Troi is trying to introduce Maril to Barclay, who has recently made some bad experiences with dabo girl and would-be teacher Leosa]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Look, Reg, I know Leosa hurt you. But hiding inside a hologrid isn't the answer. You need to get out, meet new people.
Barclay: This Maril... wouldn't happen to be a dabo girl by any chance?
Counselor Deanna Troi: She's a teacher, actually, a real one!
Barclay: Are you sure?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Don't worry, Reg. We've taken security precautions.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you ever heard Data define friendship?
Commander William T. Riker: No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: How did he put it? "As I experience certain sensory input patterns, my mental pathways become accustomed to them. The inputs eventually are anticipated and even missed when absent."

Counselor Deanna Troi: I heard about Data.
Commander William T. Riker: Yeah.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's having an unusually traumatic effect on everyone.
Commander William T. Riker: Yeah.
Counselor Deanna Troi: If you don't want to talk about it, it's okay.
Commander William T. Riker: I'm fine. Just...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Angry.
Commander William T. Riker: I'm not angry... Yeah, I'm angry.

Counselor Deanna Troi: There's life here... A child, an old woman... Dozens more, hundreds. Terrified.
Commander William T. Riker: Terrified?
Counselor Deanna Troi: My God, Will, they're Human.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Liaisons (#7.2)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [explaining desserts] It's something we eat after the main course. It's usually very sweet, it's usually very bad for you, um... We eat it purely for pleasure. If you ask me, it's the best part of any meal.

Counselor Deanna Troi: This is my favorite: Ktarian chocolate puff! I don't know exactly what's inside, but I think it's made with seventeen varieties of chocolate.
[she gives Ambassador Loquel some of it to taste]
Ambassador Loquel: That is... that is...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Delicious?
Ambassador Loquel: Delicious.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ambassador, I think we're going to get along very well.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [about Ambassador Loquel] He's obsessed with food - especially chocolate.
Commander William T. Riker: You must be in heaven!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Emissary (#2.20)" (1989)
K'Ehleyr: Sometimes, I feel there's a monster inside of me, fighting to get out.
Counselor Deanna Troi: And it frightens you?
K'Ehleyr: Of course, it does. My Klingon side can be... terrifying - even to me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It gives you strength. It's a part of you.
K'Ehleyr: That doesn't mean I have to like it.

[in an outburst of rage, K'Ehleyr has smashed a glass table to pieces, when Troi enters her quarters]
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're upset.
K'Ehleyr: Your finely honed Betazoid sense tell you that?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well - that, and the table.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I find the exercise programs on the holodeck rigorous enough to take my mind off most frustrations.
K'Ehleyr: And it'll keep me from wrecking the ship.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That too.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (#1.1)" (1987)
[Troi's first line]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Farpoint Station. Even the name sounds mysterious.

[Picard has introduced Riker and Troi to each other]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Have the two of you met before?
Commander William T. Riker: We have, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Excellent. I consider it important for my key officers to know each other's abilities.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We do, sir. We do.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I can sense only strong emotions, Groppler. I'm only half-Betazoid. My father was a Starfleet officer.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Eye of the Beholder (#7.18)" (1994)
Lt. Daniel Kwan, Counselor Deanna Troi: [respectively] I know what I have to do.

Lieutenant Worf: We have played poker many times. I have never known you to bluff.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, it wouldn't be much of a bluff if you knew, would it?

[last lines]
Lieutenant Worf: Counselor... When I pulled you from the plasma stream, you seemed... surprised I was alive.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, actually - in my hallucination, you were killed.
Lieutenant Worf: May I ask by whom?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, you know what they say, Mr. Worf: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Game (#5.6)" (1991)
Counselor Troi: Chocolate is a serious thing.

Counselor Troi: I never met a chocolate I didn't like.

[Troi eats a spoonful of ice cream]
Commander William T. Riker: Doesn't it taste good?
Counselor Troi: Mm, of course it does, but... it's not just a matter of taste. It's the whole experience. First of all, you have to spoon the fudge around the rim, leaving only the ice cream in the middle. Then, you gently spoon the ice cream around the sides, like you're sculpting it. Relish every bite. Make every one an event. And then, with the last spoonful, close your eyes...
[eats another spoonful with her eyes closed and smiles]
Commander William T. Riker: I had no idea it was such a ritual.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance (#2.21)" (1989)
[Data is taking on Sirna Kolrami in a game of Strategema and getting some last-minute advice from Dr. Pulaski]
Lt. Commander Data: In the present context, what did she mean by "bust him up"?
Counselor Deanna Troi: In her own way, Dr. Pulaski was instructing you to take the shortest route to victory.
Lt. Commander Data: As opposed to what?

[Data and Troi are analyzing Riker's tactical abilities]
Lt. Commander Data: The weaker his position, the more aggressive will be his posture.
Counselor Deanna Troi: And he won't give up.
Lt. Commander Data: Then, despite whatever... options he is given, he must be...
Counselor Deanna Troi: ...the man that he is, exactly.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm... Is that a failing in humans?
Counselor Deanna Troi: You'll have to decide that for yourself.

[last lines]
[Data explains his strategy during his rematch of Strategema against Kolrami]
Lt. Commander Data: I was playing for a standoff, a draw. While Kolrami was dedicated to winning, I was able to pass up obvious avenues of advancement, then settle for a balance. Theoretically, I should be able to challenge him indefinitely.
Doctor Pulaski: Then you *have* beaten him.
Lt. Commander Data: It is a matter of perspective, Doctor. In the strictest sense, I did not win.
Counselor Deanna Troi, Doctor Pulaski: Data!
Lt. Commander Data: I busted him up.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hollow Pursuits (#3.21)" (1990)
[Riker, Troi and La Forge are looking for Barclay in his holo-fantasy]
Commander William T. Riker: You want us to search through all this to find him?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It could provide us with valuable information about what's troubling him. You know, there's nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life, as long as you don't let it take over.
Commander William T. Riker: You call this healthy?
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're taking it so seriously. It's not without its element of humor.
[they come across another, Troi look-alike character]
Holo-Troi: I am the Goddess of Empathy. Cast off your inhibitions and embrace love, truth, joy...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Oh - my - God.
Holo-Troi: Discard your façades, and reveal your true being to me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [indignantly] Computer, discontinue...
Commander William T. Riker: Computer, belay that order!
Commander William T. Riker: [to Troi] We want to get more insight into what's been troubling this poor man, remember?
Commander William T. Riker: [to La Forge] Quite a healthy fantasy life - wouldn't you say?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [agreeing] Mm.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [to her holographic look-alike] Muzzle it!

Counselor Deanna Troi: I know this is difficult for you. Is there anything I can do to make you more comfortable?
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you ever been to a counselor before?
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Yes. No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Which one?
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Yes, but she, it wasn't. It wasn't really a counselor.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Most people find a counselor intimidating at first. It's okay if you feel that way toward me.
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Not at all.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Now, lean back, close your eyes.
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Why?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I want to make you more comfortable.
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: You do?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes.
[She dims the lights and sits next to him]
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's okay. Close your eyes.
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: What are you going to do?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Just listen to the sound of my voice. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and let it out through your mouth just as slowly. That's better, isn't it?
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: [standing up] Much better. Oh, yes. Oh, yes, that's, that's much better. That is extremely helpful. Thank you for your time.
Counselor Deanna Troi: But...
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Really. That's very helpful. In through the nose, out through the mouth. I'm going to practice that and I'll let you know. Thank you again.
[He rushes out of the room]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Disaster (#5.5)" (1991)
[Ro has suggested sacrificing the drive section of the ship in order to save the saucer section]
Counselor Troi: I believe there are still people alive down there. And I'm going to give them every chance. Assuming they're alive, they'll be hoping there's someone up here who can help them. So we'll help them.

Ro Laren: I was wrong, Counselor.
Counselor Troi: You could have easily been right.

Commander William T. Riker: You just can't stay away from the big chair, can you?
Counselor Troi: I don't think I'm cut out to be Captain. First Officer, maybe. I understand there aren't many qualifications.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Man of the People (#6.3)" (1992)
Commander William T. Riker: Hi. It's that time again... The dreaded crew evaluation reports?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [groans] Does it have to be today?
Commander William T. Riker: It's not going to be any easier tomorrow.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [more hoping than convinced] It might.

Sev Maylor: [referring to Alkar] Have you mated with him yet?
Counselor Deanna Troi: What?
Sev Maylor: That's what you want, isn't it?
Ambassador Ves Alkar: Mother. Please, come in.
Sev Maylor: I can always tell. The ones with a certain look in their eye.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [uncomfortable] I'd better go.
Sev Maylor: And I'll tell you this: if you do, you'll regret it the rest of your life!

[last lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Looking back on the past few days, it's as though I'm looking at a holodeck projection... of someone else.
Commander William T. Riker: That's how it seemed to all of us.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Thanks for sticking by me.
Commander William T. Riker: I always will... even when you're old and gray.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: We'll Always Have Paris (#1.23)" (1988)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you all right?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Why wouldn't I be? I've got one of the medical wonders of the galaxy dying in my sickbay.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's not what I meant.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I don't think I wanna talk about what I think you mean.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain Picard...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I can't compete with a ghost from his past. No one could.
Counselor Deanna Troi: She's not a ghost. She's here right now.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: She may be in the here and now; but it's the ghost he sees.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [referring to Paul Manheim] I wanted to see how he was doing.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The same. Nothing I do seems to make any difference.
[pause]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That's not why you're here.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I thought *I* was the empath.

[last lines]
Commander William T. Riker: I've only been there once, but they've got this great club - I don't remember the name of it; they serve those blue concoctions.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's across the square from the Zanza Men's Dance Palace.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's called the Blue Parrot Cafe. And you're buying.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: I Borg (#5.23)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Sometimes, even when a victim has dealt with his assault, there are residual effects of the event that linger. You were treated violently by the Borg - kidnapped, assaulted, mutilated...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [interrupting] Counselor. Counselor, I very much appreciate your concern for me, but I can assure you, it is quite misplaced. I have carefully considered the implications of having a Borg on this ship. I have weighed the possible risks. And I'm convinced that we are doing the right thing. Now, I am quite comfortable with my decision.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: If this works the way I think it will, once the invasive program starts spreading, it'll only be a matter of months before the Borg suffer total systems failure.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Comments?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: A question. What exactly is "total systems failure"?
Lt. Commander Data: The Borg are extremely computer-dependent. A systems failure will destroy them.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I just think we should be clear about that. We're talking about annihilating an entire race.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which under most circumstances would be unconscionable. But as I see it, the Borg leave us with little choice.
Commander William T. Riker: I agree. We're at war.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: There's been no formal declaration of war.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Not from us, but certainly from them. They've attacked us at every encounter.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They've declared war on our way of life. We're to be assimilated.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: But even in war, there are rules. You don't kill civilians indiscriminately.
Commander William T. Riker: There are no civilians among the Borg.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Think of them as a single collective being. There's no one Borg who is more an individual than your arm or your leg.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How convenient.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your point, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: When I look at my patient, I don't see a collective consciousness, I don't see a hive. I see a living, breathing boy who has been hurt and who needs our help. And we're talking about sending him back to his people as an instrument of destruction.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It comes down to this: we're faced with an enemy who are determined to destroy us, and we have no hope of negotiating a peace. Unless that changes, we're justified in doing anything we can to survive.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Darmok (#5.2)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: All our technology and experience - our universal translator, our years in space, contact with more alien cultures than I can even remember...
Lt. Commander Data: I have encountered 1,754 non-Human races during my tenure in Starfleet.
Counselor Deanna Troi: And we still can't even say hello to these people.

Lt. Commander Data: Their ability to abstract is highly unusual. They seem to communicate through narrative imagery, a reference to the individuals and places which appear in their mytho-historical accounts.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's as if I were to say to you... "Juliet on her balcony".
Doctor Beverly Crusher: An image of romance.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Exactly. Imagery is everything to the Tamarians. It embodies their emotional states, their very thought processes. It's how they communicate, and it's how they think.
Commander William T. Riker: If we know how they think, shouldn't we be able to get something across to them?
Lt. Commander Data: No, sir. The situation is analogous to understanding the grammar of a language, but none of the vocabulary.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If I didn't know who Juliet was or what she was doing on that balcony, the image alone wouldn't have any meaning.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's correct. For instance, we know that Darmok was a great hero, a hunter, and that Tanagra was an island. But that's it. Without the details, there's no understanding.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Masks (#7.17)" (1994)
Lieutenant Worf: [about the transformations on the Enterprise] We have been receiving reports from the rest of the ship. Part of deck 12 is now an aqueduct.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What are we being transformed into?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm not sure I want to find out.

[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How's it going, Data?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I have finished. The dimensions are accurate to within 1.3%.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm sure they are.
[pause]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, you obviously don't have a problem with realism. But, you're here to work on your imagination. Maybe you should try something a little more... abstract. Here.
[takes his work from the table]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I want you to start a new piece. I'd like you to sculpt...
[sighs]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Music.
Counselor Deanna Troi, Lt. Cmdr. Data: Counselor, music is a collection of acoustic vibrations. How can I reproduce a sound with clay?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, think of the effects that sounds have on people. The images that music brings to your mind. And then give it a form.
[Data makes some faces and behinds constructing at a high speed and Deanna's face changes to one not of approval as he finishes a treble clef and he looks at her with a small smile]
Counselor Deanna Troi: [smiles] It's a start.
Commander William T. Riker: [over communicator] Riker to Data. Please report to the bridge.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Acknowledged, Sir. On my way.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit: Part 1 (#7.4)" (1993)
[Riker refuses to attend Captain Picard's memorial service]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Will, a memorial service helps to give everyone a sense of completion, helps them begin the healing process.
Commander William T. Riker: That's exactly the point. I don't want to heal!
Counselor Deanna Troi: Will...
Commander William T. Riker: [pointing at his chest] I've an open wound. Right here, it hurts like hell. I don't want it to get better, and I *don't* want to pretend that everything's all right.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I know you're angry.
Commander William T. Riker: You're damn right! And I intend to stay angry until I find whoever is responsible for the Captain's death.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [to Riker, who would rather hunt down Picard's alleged killers than hold a memorial service for him] Do you think you're the only one in pain? That you have a monopoly on loss? Well, I've got news for you.
[shouting now]
Counselor Deanna Troi: We're all hurting... we're all angry. And like it or not, you've got a responsibility to this crew. And you can't just indulge your personal desire for revenge.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Survivors (#3.3)" (1989)
Capt. Picard: I was concerned. I came to see if I could be of any help.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [unconvincingly] I'm fine. There's nothing wrong; I'm just tired, that's all.
Capt. Picard: Now, I may not have your gifts at reading emotions, Counselor, but I can tell when someone is in pain, and hiding it.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I hear it. It's still there! It's so loud!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Take her to sickbay!
Counselor Deanna Troi: No! I want to stay in my quarters.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I can get you to sleep.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't want to sleep. The music will only follow me.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I can induce delta sleep, lock out even your deepest dreams.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's not a dream. It's real!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Who Watches the Watchers (#3.4)" (1989)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Mintakan emotions are quite interesting. Like the Vulcans, they have highly ordered minds. A very sensible people. For example, Mintakan women precede their mates. It's a signal to other women.
Commander William T. Riker: "This man's taken, get your own"?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Not precisely. More like, "If you want his services, I'm the one you have to negotiate with".
Commander William T. Riker: What kind of services?
Counselor Deanna Troi: All kinds.
Commander William T. Riker: They *are* a sensible race.

[Liko intends to comply with "the Picard's" wishes]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you sure you know what he wants? That's the problem with believing in a supernatural being - trying to determine what he wants.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Mind's Eye (#4.24)" (1991)
[Geordi tells Deanna about his experiences on Risa]
Counselor Deanna Troi: And that's all?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. Well, there was this...
Counselor Deanna Troi: [anticipating] Yes?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Her name is Jonek.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ah!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But, er... you wouldn't wanna hear about that. Better get ready for duty. Nice talking to you, Counselor.
[leaves quickly, leaving Deanna somewhat disenchanted]

[last lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: It'll take time, Geordi. A long time. But we will reconstruct your memory. Together.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm just not sure. About anything.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Believe it or not, that's a good sign. A beginning. Now, let's go back to the shuttlecraft. There was a Romulan ship, and the first thing you did was...?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captain's Holiday (#3.19)" (1990)
Commander William T. Riker: [to Picard] Have I mentioned how imaginative the Risian women are, sir?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Too often, Commander.

[last lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Was it a relaxing trip, Captain?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Uh-huh.
[and heads off to his ready room]
Commander William T. Riker: I knew he'd have a great time!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Violations (#5.12)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [to Jev] It's not easy having an overbearing parent. Believe me, I know how you feel.

Counselor Deanna Troi: I've learned to remind myself that my mother and I are two separate individuals.
Jev: M-hm. And have you enjoyed much success with this approach, Counselor?
Counselor Deanna Troi: ...No. But I do keep reminding myself.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Royale (#2.12)" (1989)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [reading "Hotel Royale" in his ready room] "It was a dark and stormy night..."
[pauses and sighs]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That's not a promising beginning.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It may get better.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [listening to Mickey D. and the bellboy] I don't believe this dialogue. Did humans really talk like that?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Not in real life. Remember, everything that's going on down there is taken from what Colonel Richey calls "a second-rate novel".


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Tin Man (#3.20)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain, may I come with you to greet Tam?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You know him?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I do. He was at the university on Betazed when I was studying psychology there.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, I see, he was a colleague of yours?
Counselor Deanna Troi: No - he was a patient.

[last lines]
Lt. Commander Data: I witnessed something... remarkable. Individually, they were both so...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Wounded. Isolated.
Lt. Commander Data: Yes. But no longer. Through joining... they have been healed. Grief has been transmuted to joy, loneliness to... belonging.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data? You *do* understand?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, Counselor. When Tin Man returned me to the Enterprise, I realized... this is where *I* belong.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 2 (#6.1)" (1992)
Samuel Clemens: Where are we? And when?
Commander William T. Riker: This is the 24th century, we're on Devidia II, and you're not supposed to be here.
Samuel Clemens: Well, it seems to me I have as much right to be in your time as you had to be in mine. I wanted to see how you've conducted my future affairs.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Your future affairs?
Samuel Clemens: The affairs of mankind.
Commander William T. Riker: But the disappearance of Mark Twain, one of the most noted literary figures of the 19th century...
Samuel Clemens: Thank you.
Commander William T. Riker: That's not supposed to happen.
Samuel Clemens: I only took advantage of an irresistible opportunity, as any good writer would.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Poverty was eliminated on Earth, a long time ago. And a lot of other things disappeared with it - hopelessness, despair, cruelty...
Samuel Clemens: Young lady, I come from a time when men achieve power and wealth by standing on the backs of the poor, where prejudice and intolerance are commonplace and power is an end unto itself. And you're telling me that isn't how it is anymore?
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's right.
Samuel Clemens: Hmmm... Well... maybe... it's worth giving up cigars for, after all.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conspiracy (#1.24)" (1988)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you ever been for a real moonlight swim?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: One can swim in moonlight?
Counselor Deanna Troi: How about you, Mr. Worf?
Lieutenant Worf: [shakes his head] Swimming is too much like... bathing.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [after Picard's meeting with Keel about a possible Starfleet conspiracy] Friends, close friends, few and far between. Two of the oldest and closest were Jack Crusher, may he rest in peace and Walker Keel. Before various missions split us up we were virtually inseparable. I trust Keel completely. If he felt it necessary to violate regulations he must have had a very good reason.
Counselor Deanna Troi: But you're putting your career at risk for him.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Friendship must dare to risk, Counsellor. Or it's not friendship.
Counselor Deanna Troi: They illicitly use the emergency channel to draw you here. Then they ask you to keep secrets from your superiors. Effectively to disobey Starfleet regulations.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The people involved in this are of the highest calibre. If I didn't believe in they're loyalty I wouldn't have gone this far.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Don't you think you should tell the rest of the crew?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, I don't want to risk implicating them. Not until I have solid evidence that something really is wrong.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution (#3.1)" (1989)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Dr. Stubbs, I know how much this means to you...
Dr. Paul Stubbs: My dear Counselor. No insult intended; but please turn off your beam into my soul.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Your self-portrait is so practiced, so polished.
Dr. Paul Stubbs: Yes. Isn't it, though?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's stretched so tight, the tension fills this room. And if you finally fail - I fear it will snap.
Dr. Paul Stubbs: A good try, Counselor. But sometimes, when you reach beneath a man's self-portrait - as you so eloquently put it - deep down inside, what you find... is nothing at all.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Frame of Mind (#6.21)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Don't be afraid of your darker side. Have fun with it.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [after Riker has appeared rather confused during his play] It's nothing to be embarrassed about; we're your friends. We all know the stress you've been under. I'm sure everyone understands perfectly.
[Data passes by]
Lt. Commander Data: Commander, I must congratulate you on your performance this evening.
Commander William T. Riker: Oh?
Lt. Commander Data: Your unexpected choice to improvise was an effective method of drawing the audience into the plight of your character. You gave a truly realistic interpretation of multi-infarct dementia.
[walks on]
Commander William T. Riker: [bemused] Thank you.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, maybe not *everyone* understands.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Emergence (#7.23)" (1994)
[Troi contacts Data over comm]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How're you doing?
Lt. Commander Data: I encountered a minor difficulty, Counselor. But it has been dealt with.
[camera switches to Data holding off a cab that tries to run him over]

[Deanna tries to take the brick from the Hitman]
The Hitman: [holds her off] Hey! Getja hand off of that.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Is that why you killed the engineer? To get this brick?
The Hitman: I had to get it back! You know what it's worth, lady? Plenty! And I got to get it to Keystone City.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why, what's Keystone City?
The Hitman: It's where everything begins!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One (#1.13)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: Angel One has evolved into a constitutional oligarchy. It is governed by a parliamentary body consisting of six elected mistresses and headed by a female they refer to as 'The Elected One'.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It sounds like my own planet.

[the away team has found the survivors of the Odin, but is greeted with some reservation]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Seven years on an alien planet, and I sense no anticipation, no excitement at being rescued?
Ramsey: What is it that you think that you're rescuing me from? My shipmates and I have all taken wives, a few even have children. You can't rescue a man from a place that he calls his home.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honor (#1.3)" (1987)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: By our standards, the customs here, their... code of honor, is the same kind of pompous, strutting charades that endangered our own species a few centuries ago. We evolved out of it because no one tried to impose their own set of... I'm sorry, this is becoming a speech.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're the Captain, sir. You're entitled.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hmm - not entitled to ramble on about something everyone knows. Carry on.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Lutan is such... such a basic male image. And having him say he wants you...
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: [flattered] Yes, of course it made me feel good when he...
[she stops short, realizing what she is about to say]
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Troi, I'm your friend and you tricked me!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part 1 (#6.10)" (1992)
Commander William T. Riker: [of Captain Jellico] Well, I'll say this for him - he's sure of himself.
Counselor Deanna Troi: No, he's not.

Captain Edward Jellico: Lemec is a Cardassian, and Cardassians are like... timber wolves, predators - bold in large numbers, cautious by themselves, and with an instinctive need to establish a dominant position in any social gathering.
Counselor Deanna Troi: So you're trying to establish a dominant position by making him wait for *you*?
[Jellico makes an affirmative gesture]
Counselor Deanna Troi: The trouble with wolves is that... sometimes in the fight for dominance, one of them ends up dead.
Captain Edward Jellico: In that case, the trick is... to be the wolf that's still standing at the end.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Soil (#1.17)" (1988)
Counselor Deanna Troi: All life is beautiful.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Terraformers are often obsessive. It frequently goes with the career profile.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shades of Gray (#2.22)" (1989)
Commander William T. Riker: Facing death is the ultimate test of character. I don't wanna die, but if I have to - I'd like to do it with a little pride.
Counselor Deanna Troi: And a lot of impudence.
Commander William T. Riker: You bet.

[with the power of induced dreams, Riker has overcome his infection]
Dr. Kate Pulaski: How do you feel?
Commander William T. Riker: Beat. You wouldn't believe the dreams I was having.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Oh, yes, we would.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: New Ground (#5.10)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you ever wondered how Alexander felt about being sent away?
Lieutenant Worf: He was... very young. I am sure that he was confused.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Do you think he felt abandoned? After all, he left very soon after K'Ehleyr's death. In a way, he not only lost his mother; he lost his father as well.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [referring to K'Ehleyr] It would be very normal to be angry with her - angry because she died and left you alone with a son you never knew you had. Being angry doesn't mean you loved her any less, Worf. But you can't hide from your feelings. Just as Alexander can't hide from his. You both have a lot of healing to do. Perhaps you should think about doing it together.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Imperfect (#4.8)" (1990)
[Riker has given a rather mediocre performance on his trombone at his birthday party]
Counselor Deanna Troi: [after Riker has blown out the candles on his cake] So, what did you wish for, Will?
Commander William T. Riker: Music lessons!

Commander William T. Riker: [about his alleged wife] What was she like?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Min was... beautiful - of course - strong, intelligent, patient...
Commander William T. Riker: Well, she was married to me. She had to be patient.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [about Dokachin] He's king of his particular hill, Commander. You'll have to treat him that way.
Commander William T. Riker: Counselor - this feels like a perfect job for you.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Mr. Dokachin, we must find this ship, and you're the only one who can help us.
Klim Dokachin: Who are you?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Deanna Troi, ship's counselor.
Klim Dokachin: [referring to Riker] He probably figures that we don't get to see a lot of handsome women out this way. And someone like you might get a little more cooperation from me... He's probably right.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Qpid (#4.20)" (1991)
[Troi aims a bow at a tree, but shoots her arrow into Data's chest]
Counselor Troi: Data! Are you all right?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: [pulls the arrow out] The arrow impacted just above my sixth intercostal support, penetrating my secondary subprocessor.
[wiggles his fingers]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Fortunately, none of my bio-functions seem affected. Do not be concerned, Counselor. I believe your aim is improving.

Doctor Beverly Crusher, Counselor Troi: [respectively] The Captain is a very private man.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (#3.2)" (1989)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain, when the treaty was first negotiated, the Federation sent 372 legal experts. What do we have?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Thee and me.

Counselor Deanna Troi: We are stranded on a planet. We have no language in common, but I want to teach you mine.
[she holds up her tea glass]
Counselor Deanna Troi: S'smarith. What did I just say?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Cup... Glass.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you sure? I may have meant liquid. Clear. Brown. Hot. We conceptualize the universe in relatively the same way.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Point taken.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (#7.25)" (1994)
[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: [exiting the holodeck] That was an incredible program!
Lieutenant Worf: I am glad you approve. I have always found the Black Sea at night to be a most stimulating experience.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Worf - we were walking barefoot on the beach, with balalaika music in the air, ocean breeze washing over us, stars in the sky, a full moon rising - and the most you can say is "stimulating"?
Lieutenant Worf: It was... *very* stimulating.

[Troi's last line of the series]
Counselor Deanna Troi: You were always welcome.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lower Decks (#7.15)" (1994)
[Riker and Troi are discussing crew evaluations]
Commander William T. Riker: Why don't we just give everybody a promotion and call it a night - 'Commander'?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Fine with me, 'Captain'.

[in a poker round]
Counselor Deanna Troi: It seems to me that you and Lavelle are a lot alike.
Commander William T. Riker: What? We're not at all alike!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're bluffing.
[in another poker round]
Sam Lavelle: You think so?
Ben: Yes. And I'm not gonna let you get away with it.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Bonding (#3.5)" (1989)
Counselor Deanna Troi: We deal with our pain in many different ways. But over the years, I've discovered it's in joy that the uniqueness of each individual is revealed. If I can help a person back to a state of joy... well, my role has its rewards.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Serving on a starship means accepting certain risks... certain dangers. Did Jeremy Aster make that choice?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Death and loss are an integral part of life everywhere. Leaving him on Earth would not have protected him.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, but the Earth isn't likely to be ordered to the Neutral Zone or to repel a Romulan attack. It was my command which sent his mother to her death. She understood her mission and my duty. Will he?
Counselor Deanna Troi: In time. And with help. Wesley Crusher does. He does. And so will Jeremy.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy's Child (#4.16)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's imprinted on us. It thinks the Enterprise is its mother.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Schisms (#6.5)" (1992)
[on the holodeck, several crew members are recreating the room, its equipment and instruments from their visions step by step]
Counselor Deanna Troi: All right. You were lying on the table. You had a bright light shining in your eyes. Were there any smells in the room? Were there any sounds?
Commander William T. Riker: Yes. Yes, there was a sound. Computer, there were noises, coming from the darkness. Strange. Like whispering.
[the computer creates a rustling sound]
Kaminer: More like clicks. Clicking sounds.
[the computer changes to a single clicking]
Commander William T. Riker: Louder.
[more clicks can be heard]
Commander William T. Riker: Faster... More of them...
[the computer ends up producing a continuous, eerie clatter]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I've been in this room before.
Commander William T. Riker: We've all been here before.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Devil's Due (#4.13)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [on Ardra] She has an incredibly focused mind. It was virtually impossible to sense any deception - or anything else, for that matter.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The best magicians will never let you see what's up their sleeve, Counselor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 2 (#7.1)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, all I'm sensing from you is anger and hatred. Have you felt any other emotions?
Lt. Commander Data: There are no other emotions.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ship in a Bottle (#6.12)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: In a sense, you did give Moriarty what he wanted.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: In a sense. But who knows? Our reality may be very much like theirs, and all this might just be an elaborate simulation, running inside a little device sitting on someone's table.


"Drunken Star Trek: The Price (#1.1)" (2015)
Deanna Troi: I'm Deanna Troi, bitch!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro (#5.3)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [entering Ten Forward with Crusher and sighting Ro] Do you mind if we join you?
Ensign Ro Laren: Yes.


Star Trek: Generations (1994)
[Data has found his cat Spot safe and alive in the Enterprise wreckage]
Data: [happily] Spot!
[Data cradles Spot, and begins crying]
Troi: Data? Are you all right?
Data: [tears streaming] I am happy to see Spot, yet I am crying! Perhaps the chip is malfunctioning.
Troi: [smiling] I think it's working perfectly.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Where Silence Has Lease (#2.2)" (1988)
[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're worried.
Capt. Picard: With reason.
Counselor Deanna Troi: About Worf or Commander Riker?
Capt. Picard: Both. I think it is perhaps best to be ignorant of certain elements of Klingon psyche.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part 2 (#6.11)" (1992)
[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: At the end, he gave me a choice - between a life of comfort... or more torture. All I had to do was to say that... I could see *five* lights, when in fact there were only four.
Counselor Deanna Troi: You didn't say it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No. No. But I was going to. I would've told him anything. Anything at all. But more than that - I believed that I could see... five lights.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Suddenly Human (#4.4)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: You know, Captain - almost no one is born being a good parent. Most people just have to muddle through and do the best that they can.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Are you saying that's what I'm gonna have to do?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes. And you might be surprised at just how good you can be.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Clues (#4.14)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [possessed by a Paxan] You are a most unusual species - worthy of a second chance.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Realm of Fear (#6.2)" (1992)
Barclay: The idea of being... deconstructed molecule by molecule, it's more than I can stand. Even when I was... a child, I always had a dreadful fear that, if ever I was dematerialized, that I would... never come back again whole. I know, sounds crazy, but...
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's not crazy at all. You *are* being taken apart molecule by molecule.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outcast (#5.17)" (1992)
[Troi is looking at some old photos and other things of one of her father's ancestors]
Counselor Deanna Troi: I look at these faces and... I wonder who they are and if they could be related to me.
Commander William T. Riker: [holds up a teddy bear] This one looks like you.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time Squared (#2.13)" (1989)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [referring to his future self] You still convinced he's me?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes, but you're not convinced.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Not in the slightest. Except for his features, there is nothing about him that I find familiar!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Justice (#1.7)" (1987)
Counselor Troi: Sharing an orbit with God is no small experience.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion (#2.11)" (1989)
[the Enterprise is going through a series of system failures while faced with a Romulan battle cruiser]
Wesley Crusher: Sir, the shields are back up.
Commander William T. Riker: Impeccable timing!
Wesley Crusher: Sir, the shields are back down.
Ensign Williams: Phaser banks are down.
Wesley Crusher: Shields are back up.
Counselor Deanna Troi: In another time and place, this could be funny.
Commander William T. Riker: Status of torpedo banks?
Ensign Williams: They're down too.
Commander William T. Riker: [frustrated] If it should become necessary to fight, could you arrange to find me some rocks to throw at them?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Power Play (#5.15)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: They're coming... They're coming with the storm...


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit: Part 2 (#7.5)" (1993)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [examining Riker, who has been "killed" by Picard] He's all right. He's only stunned.
Lt. Commander Data: I must admit, I am experiencing a similar sensation.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data's Day (#4.11)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: There are many ways to help a friend, and sometimes the best way is to leave them alone.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Arsenal of Freedom (#1.20)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: [scanning the planet Minos] No signs of intelligent life forms. Vegetation and animal life only.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What happened to all the people?
Lieutenant Worf: War?
Lt. Commander Data: Disease?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: A dissatisfied customer?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unnatural Selection (#2.7)" (1989)
[Dr. Pulaski complains to Troi about not getting along with Captain Picard]
Doctor Pulaski: He has such a consuming dedication to his ship, he doesn't seem to be able to step back to see the human side of the equation.
[Troi smiles]
Doctor Pulaski: What's the matter?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Kate, I don't think he'd be where he is if he couldn't see the human side of the equation. Perhaps the two of you aren't all that different.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2)" (1987)
Counselor Deanna Troi: [to Riker] Wouldn't you rather be alone with me? With me in your mind?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Déjà Q (#3.13)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: They made you human as part of your punishment?
Q: No, it was my request. I could have chosen to exist as a Markoffian sea lizard, or a Belzoidian flea - anything I wished, as long as it was mortal. And since I had only a fraction of a second to mull, I chose this, and asked them to bring me here.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why?
Q: [to Picard] Because in all the universe, you're the closest thing I have to a friend, Jean-Luc.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Perspective (#3.14)" (1990)
[Troi explains to Riker that Manua Apgar hasn't been lying during her account of events]
Commander William T. Riker: We can't both be telling the truth.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It is the truth as each of you remembers it.
Commander William T. Riker: But her version puts a noose around my neck.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape (#6.25)" (1993)
Deanna Troi: I was just leaving the reception when this Ktarian walks up to me and says...
Deanna Troi: [impersonating Dr. Mizan] "Hello, Diane. I understand you're an empath. I'm a very
[winks]
Deanna Troi: sensitive man myself. I'm doing a thesis on interspecies mating rituals. Would you care to join me in some empirical research?"
Lt. Commander Data: [after La Forge has commented on Dr. Mizan, the Ktarian] Did you help him with his research, Counselor?
Deanna Troi: Absolutely not!
Lt. Commander Data: I thought it was a topic you were interested in.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Firstborn (#7.21)" (1994)
Lieutenant Worf: [showing Lursa and B'Etor a knife] This was dropped by one of the assassins. It bears the crest of your house.
Lursa: Someone must have given it to the assassins to implicate us.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Why would someone do that?
B'Etor: In order to tarnish our good name.
Lieutenant Worf: You cannot tarnish a rusted blade.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Legacy (#4.6)" (1990)
[Troi and Worf have lost all their chips to Riker and Data at poker]
Counselor Deanna Troi: You two have successfully divided the evening between you.
Lieutenant Worf: [leaning over to her] I suspect conspiracy.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Silicon Avatar (#5.4)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't think you need an empath to sense that woman's feelings.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Birthright: Part 1 (#6.16)" (1993)
[Troi walks in on Worf who has just smashed his glass table during an agitated mok'bara exercise]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Did the table do something wrong?
Lieutenant Worf: No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm glad you weren't that hard on Ensign Lopez.
Lieutenant Worf: He made a mistake. The duty roster was inaccurate.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Would you like to talk about what's bothering you, or would you like to break some more furniture?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye (#1.11)" (1988)
[Picard is complaining about the odd spelling of the Jarada language]
Counselor Deanna Troi: But you spell knife with a 'k'.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I spell knife with an 'n'. But then I never could spell.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lessons (#6.19)" (1993)
[Picard is consulting Troi about his relationship with Lt. Cmdr. Daren]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You see, I've always believed that becoming involved with someone under my command would compromise my objectivity. And yet...
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain, are you asking my permission?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If I were, would you give it?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: In Theory (#4.25)" (1991)
Lt. Cmdr. Data: My programming may be inadequate to the task.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We're all more than the sum of our parts, Data. You'll have to be more than the sum of your programming.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Family (#4.2)" (1990)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Interesting.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor...
Counselor Deanna Troi: I just find it interesting. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the man who couldn't be pried out of his seat for a vacation for three years!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's Earth. It's home. Do I need another reason?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't know, what do you think?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your help has been invaluable during my recovery, but... look, I'm, uh... I'm better! The injuries are healing.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Those you can see in the mirror.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The nightmares have ended. All I need now is a little time to myself.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I agree. In fact, I'm delighted you're going. It's just that... the choice of where you're going could stand some scrutiny.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If you wish to believe my going home is a direct result of being held captive by the Borg, be my guest.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Is that what you believe?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I hate it when you do that.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain, you do need time. You cannot achieve complete recovery so quickly. And it's perfectly normal, after what you've been through, to spend a great deal of time trying to find yourself again.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And what better place to find oneself than on the streets of one's home village.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Interesting.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Remember Me (#4.5)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Deanna - I need you to tell me if I've gone completely mad.
Counselor Deanna Troi: If you can ask the question, I'd say no.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Don't evade the question.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, then ask me one I can answer.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Bloodlines (#7.22)" (1994)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Look, Jason. I just want to talk to you because I'm the ship's counselor. If you don't want to talk to me that way, then I should leave. You're welcome to make an appointment in my office whenever you're ready.
Jason Vigo: [smiles knowingly] I'll do just that.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rascals (#6.7)" (1992)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Have a second childhood - without the pain of growing up again.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (#5.18)" (1992)
[the Enterprise is faced with a cloud-like distortion]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Back us off, Ensign. Nice and slow.
Ensign Ro Laren: Aye, sir. Captain, maneuvering thrusters are not responding.
Lt. Commander Data: The distortion field is fluctuating.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: All main systems just went down. Power levels are dropping rapidly.
Commander William T. Riker: Red alert.
Lt. Commander Data: There is an energy build-up in the distortion field.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We have to get out of here, now.
Lt. Commander Data: Captain, something is emerging.
[another starship is coming out of the cloud]
Commander William T. Riker: Shields up. Evasive maneuvers.
Lieutenant Worf: Shields inoperative.
Ensign Ro Laren: The helm is not responding.
Lt. Commander Data: The vessel is on a collision course. Impact in 36 seconds.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hail them.
Lieutenant Worf: No response.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Suggestions?
Commander William T. Riker: Decompress main shuttlebay. The explosive reaction may blow us out of the way.
Lt. Commander Data: Captain, I suggest we use the tractor beam to alter the other ship's trajectory.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Make it so, Mr. Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: Engaging tractor beam.
[the two ships collide]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Wounded (#4.12)" (1991)
Lieutenant Worf: The Cardassians have no honor. I do not trust them.
Counselor Deanna Troi: They're our allies now, Mr. Worf. We have to trust them.
Lieutenant Worf: Trust is earned, not given away.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis (#7.19)" (1994)
[last lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [about Barclay] He transformed into a spider, and now he has a disease named after him.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I think I better clear my calendar for the next few weeks.