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

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The First Duty (#5.19)" (1992)
Capt. Picard: Do you remember the first day you came aboard this ship? Your mother brought you on the bridge.
Wesley Crusher: Yes, sir.
Capt. Picard: You even sat in my chair. I was annoyed. Presumptuous child playing on my ship... But I never forgot how you already knew every control, every display... You behaved as though you belonged on the bridge. And then later, when I decided to make you an acting ensign, I was convinced you could be an outstanding officer. And I never questioned that conviction - until now.

Wesley Crusher: You'd let me do that? You'd let me throw away my career, just to save your neck?
Nicholas Locarno: To save the team! That's more important than you. And it's more important than me. And if I were in your place, I'd do it, without hesitation. But that's me.

Wesley Crusher: We're Starfleet cadets. We have a duty to the truth.
Nicholas Locarno: What about your duty to your friends? I got you on this team. I gave you a chance, when there were upperclassmen waiting in line. I said, "He won't let us down. He was on the Enterprise. He knows what it's like to trust somebody with his life." Well, I guess I was wrong.
Wesley Crusher: If we all come forward together and tell Admiral Brand...
Nicholas Locarno: We don't wanna come forward! Sito, Jean and me, we don't have a problem with this. But if you do, then resign your appointment to the Academy and walk away. Don't make us pay for your guilty conscience.

Wesley Crusher: We thought we could do it. We thought we could do anything. We were wrong. And Josh died.

[last lines]
Capt. Picard: It's not gonna be easy... staying here on campus... everyone knowing what you did. You have difficult times ahead.
Wesley Crusher: Yes, sir. Thank you, Captain.
Capt. Picard: You knew what you had to do. I just made sure that you listened to yourself. Good bye, Cadet.
Wesley Crusher: Good bye, Captain.

Wesley Crusher: Yesterday I testified that the crash occurred following a Yeager loop. That is not entirely true. We performed the loop, and, afterwards, broke formation and attempted a Kolvoord starburst. We knew it was prohibited and we knew it was dangerous, but we wanted to do something spectacular for the commencement demonstration. We pushed Josh into it and he wasn't ready. We thought we could do it. We thought we could do anything. We were wrong, and Josh died.

Capt. Picard: Mister Locarno has been expelled.
Wesley Crusher: They should have expelled all of us.
Capt. Picard: They very nearly did. Mister Locarno made an impassioned plea for the rest of you. He said that he'd used his influence as squadron leader to convince you to attempt the Kolvoord maneuver and then to cover up the truth. He asked to take full responsibility.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Samaritan Snare (#2.17)" (1989)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [before entering the medical facility at Starbase 515] Why do I get the distinct impression that you're acting like some kind of... escort?
Wesley Crusher: Dr. Pulaski asked me to make sure that you actually went inside.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That woman! She would.

Wesley Crusher: Didn't you ever wish you had kids of your own?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Wishing for a thing does not make it so.

Wesley Crusher: Those Academy cadets can be extremely competitive.
Commander William T. Riker: But you have the practical experience, Wes.
Lt. Commander Data: Commander Riker is correct. While the information imparted to cadets at the Academy is unquestionably vital for prospective Starfleet officers, it nonetheless requires a significant period of supplementary systems training and situational disciplines.
Commander William T. Riker: Didn't I just say that?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, sir. But not quite as perspicuously.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: For ambitious Starfleet officers, there are certain costs involved. You must be cautious of long-term commitments, Wesley.
Wesley Crusher: No problem. Where women are concerned, I am in complete control!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: There's no greater challenge than the study of philosophy.
Wesley Crusher: But William James won't be on my Starfleet exams.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The important things never will be. Anyone can be trained in the mechanics of piloting a starship.
Wesley Crusher: And Starfleet Academy...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Takes more. Open your mind to the past - art, history, philosophy. And all this may mean something.

Wesley Crusher: Have you always been so disciplined?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Good Lord, no.
[indicates his heart]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If I was, I wouldn't have this problem.

Wesley Crusher: Sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes, what is it, Ensign?
Wesley Crusher: I enjoyed our trip together, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: So did I.

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

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

[Worf gives Wesley advice on romance from a Klingon perspective]
Wesley Crusher: Are you telling me to go yell at Salia?
Lieutenant Worf: No. Men do not roar. Women roar. Then they hurl heavy objects... and claw at you.
Wesley Crusher: What does the man do?
Lieutenant Worf: [dreamily] He reads love poetry...
Lieutenant Worf: [back to his serious self] He ducks a lot.

Lt. Commander Data: Judging by her appearance, it is likely you and Salia are biologically compatible. Of course there could be a difference in the histocompatibility complex of the cell membrane, but...
Wesley Crusher: Data - I want to meet her, not dissect her.

Wesley Crusher: I think I need to try something a little less... dangerous.
Lieutenant Worf: Go to her door. Beg like a human.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Child (#2.1)" (1988)
[Wesley has mixed feelings about leaving the Enterprise]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's always hard leaving any ship, just as it was for your mother, when she left to become head of Starfleet Medical. But moving from one assignment to another is part of the life which you're choosing.
Wesley Crusher: I know. But this isn't any ship.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [contemplates this] How true.

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

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

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]

Wesley Crusher: It's going to be hard leaving the Enterprise.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mixed feelings for all of us. It's always hard leaving any ship, just as it was for your mother when she left to become head of Starfleet Medical. But moving from one assignment to another is part of the life that you're choosing.
Wesley Crusher: I know. But this isn't "any" ship.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Final Mission (#4.9)" (1990)
Ensign Wesley Crusher: [to Picard] Sir, in the past three years, I've lived more than most people do in a lifetime. I think I'm very lucky, no matter what happens. How many people get to serve with Jean-Luc Picard?

Ensign Wesley Crusher: Sir... you don't know this. No one knows this. Because I've never told anyone. All of the things that I've worked for - school, my science projects, getting into the Academy... I've done it all because I want you to be proud of me.

Ensign Wesley Crusher: [to Dirgo] And you were worried about how tough the Captain is?

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Crusher.
Ensign Wesley Crusher: Yes, sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What are you doing in such a filthy uniform?
Ensign Wesley Crusher: You don't look so shipshape yourself, sir.
[Picard presses Wesley's hand]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Wesley... you will be missed.

Ensign Wesley Crusher: If there is one thing that I've learned from you, it's that you don't quit. And I'm not gonna quit now. I've seen you think yourself out of worse situations than this; and I'm gonna think us out of this. You're not gonna die. I'm not gonna let you die. I'll get to the water. And I'll keep you alive, until they find us. I promise.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (#7.20)" (1994)
Lakanta: What do you think is sacred to us here?
Wesley Crusher: Maybe the necklace you're wearing? The designs on the walls?
Lakanta: Everything is sacred to us - the buildings, the food, the sky, the dirt beneath your feet - and you. Whether you believe in your spirit or not, we believe in it. You are a sacred person here, Wesley.
Wesley Crusher: I think that's the first time anyone's used that particular word to describe me.

Wesley Crusher: What are those figures?
Lakanta: They're mansara - dolls that represent the different spirits that've come to this place.
Wesley Crusher: That one looks like a Klingon.
Lakanta: Yes. Our culture is rooted in the past, but it's not limited to the past. Spirits of the Klingon, the Vulcan and Ferengi... come to us just as the bear and the coyote, the parrot... There's no difference.

Lakanta: You must treat yourself with respect. To do otherwise is to desecrate something that is holy.
Wesley Crusher: Is that what you think I've been doing?
Lakanta: Only you can decide that.
Wesley Crusher: I guess I haven't had a lot of respect for myself lately.
Lakanta: Then perhaps it's time for your own vision quest to begin.

Wesley Crusher: What should I do?
Lakanta: Start the fire. Then sit and wait.
Wesley Crusher: What am I waiting for?
Lakanta: This is your journey, Wesley. I can open the door; but only you can go through it.

[Wesley has a vision of his father]
Jack Crusher: You've reached the end, Wesley.
Wesley Crusher: The end of what?
Jack Crusher: This journey - one you started a long time ago. When I left you and your mother.
Wesley Crusher: You mean when you died.
Jack Crusher: You set out on a journey that wasn't your own. Now it's time to find a path that is truly yours. Don't follow me any further.
Wesley Crusher: I don't understand.
Jack Crusher: Yes, you do. It's just hard for you to accept. Goodbye, Wesley, and good luck.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Coming of Age (#1.18)" (1988)
Lieutenant Worf: It is very difficult for me to depend on anyone for anything - but especially for my life.
Wesley Crusher: But on the Enterprise, you do that every day. Everyone depends on everyone else to protect them.
Lieutenant Worf: Yes.
Wesley Crusher: So you overcame it?
Lieutenant Worf: No. It is still my enemy.

Wesley Crusher: I thought there was nothing that could frighten a Klingon warrior.
Lieutenant Worf: Only fools have no fear.

Wesley Crusher: I thought I wanted to be alone. I guess I don't.

Lt. Chang: You all have an hour to prepare for your last test.
Wesley Crusher: The psych test, sir?
Lt. Chang: We prefer to think of it as a psychological evaluation, based on reactions to various individual problems, but, er... 'psych test' will do.

[Wesley is feeling low after failing the entrance test for Starfleet Academy and, thus, the Enterprise]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The only person you're truly competing against, Wesley, is yourself.
Wesley Crusher: Then you're not disappointed?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Wesley - you have to measure your successes and your failures within, not by anything that I or anyone else might think. But, erm... if it helps you to know this... *I* failed the first time, and you may not tell anyone!

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

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

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

Dr. Paul Stubbs: [about baseball] Once, centuries ago, it was the beloved national pastime of the Americas, Wesley. Abandoned by a society that prized fast food and faster games. Lost to impatience. But I have seen the great players make the great plays.
Wesley Crusher: Do you recreate them on the holodeck?
Dr. Paul Stubbs: No!
Dr. Paul Stubbs: [taps his forehead] In here. With the knowledge of statistics, runs, hits and errors, times at bat, box scores. Men like us do not need holodecks, Wesley. I have played seasons in my mind. It was my reward to myself. For patience. Knowing my turn would come. Call your shot. Point to a star. One great blast and the crowd rises. A brand-new era in astrophysics - postponed 196 years... on account of rain.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (#2.15)" (1989)
[Wesley is having trouble with his role as a team leader]
Commander William T. Riker: One of the reasons you've been given command is so you can make a few right decisions, which will lead to a pattern of success and help build self-confidence. If you don't trust your own judgment, you don't belong in the command chair.
Wesley Crusher: But what if I'm wrong?
Commander William T. Riker: Then you're wrong. It's arrogant to think that you'll never make a mistake.
Wesley Crusher: But what if it's something really important, I mean, not just a mineral survey? What if somebody dies because I made a mistake?
Commander William T. Riker: In your position, it's important to ask yourself one question: what would Picard do?
Wesley Crusher: He'd listen to everyone's opinion and then make his own decision. But he's Captain Picard.
Commander William T. Riker: Well, it doesn't matter. Once Picard makes his decision, does anyone question it?
Wesley Crusher: No way.
Commander William T. Riker: And why not?
Wesley Crusher: I'm not sure.
[Riker is ordered to the Captain over comm]
Commander William T. Riker: When you figure it out, you'll understand command.

Commander William T. Riker: You did a good job. I'm proud of you.
Wesley Crusher: Thank you, sir. Does it get any easier?
Commander William T. Riker: Nope.

Commander William T. Riker: In your position it's important to ask yourself one question: what would Picard do?
Wesley Crusher: He'd listen to everyone's opinion and then make his own decision.

"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?

Wesley Crusher: It's about the Iconians, sir. I was told they were just a myth.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: China was thought to be a myth, until Marco Polo traveled there.

Wesley Crusher: Didn't you order tea, sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Now, that should not have happened.
[when Picard finds a potted plant in his cup]

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Game (#5.6)" (1991)
Ensign Lefler: [about her childhood] I spent all of my time around technical equipment. My first friend was a tricorder.
Wesley Crusher: Really? My very first friend was a warp coil.

Wesley Crusher: [newly made up] Law 103: A couple of light years can't keep good friends apart.

Wesley Crusher: Maybe there's more going on here than we thought. What if someone's trying to use the game for some purpose other than pleasure?
Ensign Lefler: Then Data would be a threat to that plan. And only with Data out of the way would everyone become addicted.
Wesley Crusher: And everyone has... except us.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Bonding (#3.5)" (1989)
[the mother of Jeremy, a little boy, has died in an away mission]
Commander William T. Riker: Do you know Jeremy well?
Wesley Crusher: [shakes his head] But I know what this is gonna be like for him.
Commander William T. Riker: That's part of life in Starfleet, Wesley.
Wesley Crusher: I know. They're very careful to prepare us for anything. But still...
Commander William T. Riker: I know.
Wesley Crusher: How do you get used to it? The telling them?
Commander William T. Riker: You hope you never do.

Wesley Crusher: Do you ever think about him, Mom?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Your father? Sure I do.
Wesley Crusher: Sometimes... I can't even remember what his face looks like. It scares me.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It happens to all of us, Wes. Sometimes... I can't get his face *out* of my mind.

Wesley Crusher: [dealing with his own father's death] My parents had told me about the dangers of Starfleet missions. I knew it could happen.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: So you were prepared?
Wesley Crusher: No, I wasn't prepared at all. How can anyone be prepared to hear that a parent is never coming home again?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Vengeance Factor (#3.9)" (1989)
Brull: You don't like me.
Wesley Crusher: I didn't say that!
Brull: No problem. I have many friends that don't like me. But what do you know about me?
Wesley Crusher: You're a thief!
Brull: I steal to survive, not because I enjoy it! We Gatherers value our freedom, we do what we want, and we answer to no creature!
Wesley Crusher: Then why are you helping Sovereign Marouk to change all that?
Brull: Maybe because I want something better - for me, and for my children.
Wesley Crusher: [surprised] You have children?
Brull: Yeah, two sons. One's just about your age.
Brull: He's not any good at math.

Lt. Commander Data: Captain, I am detecting life readings from the planet's surface, as well as several small areas of thermal radiation and carbon dioxide emissions, indicative of combustion.
Wesley Crusher: [smiles] Campfires, Data.
Lt. Commander Data: Is that not what I said?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Symbiosis (#1.21)" (1988)
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: On my home planet, there was so much poverty and violence, that for some the only escape was through drugs.
Wesley Crusher: How can a chemical substance provide an escape?
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: It doesn't. But it makes you think it does.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Before you know it, you're taking the drug, not to feel good, but to keep from feeling bad.
Wesley Crusher: And that's the trap?
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: All you care about is getting your next dosage. Nothing else matters.
Wesley Crusher: I guess I just don't understand.
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Wesley, I hope you never do.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Schizoid Man (#2.6)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: That was a great speech, Data. "To know him is to love him is to know him... "
Data-Graves: Verbal composition at its most sophisticated level. Your childlike mind cannot appreciate the time-worn wisdom of my words.
Wesley Crusher: "Childlike mind"?
Data-Graves: When you get to be my age, you will understand.
Wesley Crusher: Your age? Data, chronologically, you're not much older than I am.
Data-Graves: Well, you are only as old as you feel. Try to remember that, boy.

[last lines]
Wesley Crusher: And you don't remember anything?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Not a thing.
Wesley Crusher: "To know him is to love him is to know him"?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Perhaps it is best that I do not remember. I trust I did nothing... unbecoming to a Starfleet officer?
Commander William T. Riker: Does wrestling with a Klingon targ ring a bell?
Capt. Picard: Mr. Crusher, take us out of orbit.
Wesley Crusher: Aye, sir.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Did I win?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Icarus Factor (#2.14)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: I was just talking to Worf.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yeah?
Wesley Crusher: He's really eccentric at times.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: That's one word for it.

Chief Miles O'Brien: Those are Klingon painstiks. I once saw one of them used against a two-ton Rectyne monopod. Poor creature jumped five meters at the slightest touch. Finally died from excessive cephalic pressures.
Wesley Crusher: You mean...?
Chief Miles O'Brien: That's right. The animal's head exploded like...
Doctor Pulaski: I think that's enough, Chief O'Brien.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore (#1.12)" (1988)
Wesley Crusher: Sir, I know this may finish me as an acting ensign, but...
Capt. Picard: Shut up, Wesley!
[... ]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: "Shut up, Wesley"?
Capt. Picard: Doctor.
Wesley Crusher: And since I am finished here, sir, may I point out that...?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Shut up, Wesley!
Wesley Crusher: ...that everything that I have said would have been listened to if it came from an adult officer. - Request permission to return to my quarters, sir.
Capt. Picard: Agreed. Doctor, go with him.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're putting *me* off the bridge?
Capt. Picard: [sotto voce] I'm asking you to keep an eye on your son during all of this, Doctor.

Wesley Crusher: How can you be practicing something like sneezing when we're arriving at your home planet for the first time? Aren't you interested in that?
Lt. Commander Data: More than interested - fascinated. One might say, agog. But I also find sneezing interesting.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Justice (#1.7)" (1987)
Wesley Crusher: I was chasing a ball; and I fell into that.
[describing the action that warrants his execution]

Wesley Crusher: I'm with Starfleet. We don't lie.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Honor (#2.8)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: [about Mordock, from 'Coming of Age'] It's a friend of mine. You look just like him.
Ensign Mendon: We are from the same geo-structure. Naturally we look alike.
Wesley Crusher: How do you tell each other apart?
Ensign Mendon: [considers this] We just do.

Ensign Mendon: I imagine my methods must seem foolish to you.
Wesley Crusher: They're... different. But that's what this exchange program is all about. You learn the way we do things and take that information back to your Command. It's up to them to decide which is better.
Ensign Mendon: You're right. I'll do it your way. I'll work even harder than I did before. And I'll succeed brilliantly!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outrageous Okona (#2.4)" (1988)
Capt. Thadiun Okona: [handing Wesley his defective guidance system] Commander, I leave this in your capable hands.
Wesley Crusher: Sir, this is Commander Data. I'm just an acting ensign.
Capt. Thadiun Okona: Well, acting ensigns have names, don't they?
Wesley Crusher: Wesley. Wesley Crusher.
Capt. Thadiun Okona: Nice to meet you, Acting Ensign Wesley Wesley Crusher.

Wesley Crusher: Say goodbye, Data.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Goodbye, Data.
[crew laughs]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Was that funny?
Wesley Crusher: [laughs]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Accessing. Ah! Burns and Allen, Roxy Theater, New York City, 1932. It still works.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Then there was the one about the girl in the nudist colony, that nothing looked good on?
Lieutenant Worf: We're ready to get under way, sir.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Take my Worf, please.
Commander William T. Riker: [to Captain Picard] Warp speed, sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Please.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2)" (1987)
Capt. Picard: [voice, over intercom] Attention all decks, all divisions. Effective immediately, I have handed over control of this vessel to Acting Captain Wesley Crusher.
Capt. Picard: [incensed] "Acting Captain"?
Wesley Crusher: [over intercom] Thank you, Captain Picard, thank you. And with that order dawns a brave new day for the Enterprise.

Sarah MacDougal: I can't help you, Bridge. Someone here has yanked out all the control chips.
Wesley Crusher: It was an adult who did it!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance (#2.21)" (1989)
Commander William T. Riker: What is that?
Wesley Crusher: My experiment from the Enterprise.
Commander William T. Riker: Wes.
Wesley Crusher: It deals with high-energy plasma reactions with antimatter.
Commander William T. Riker: You went back to the Enterprise for that? Wes, you cheated.
Wesley Crusher: No, sir. You told me to improvise.

Commander William T. Riker: The simulation begins in one hour.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: You'll have warp drive, Captain, though it may not be what you expected.
Commander William T. Riker: I think that deserves some kind of explanation.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: We'll have warp 1 for about...
Wesley Crusher: Just under two seconds.
Commander William T. Riker: That's not long enough for an escape, but used as a surprise, it may give us a strategic advantage.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sir, all of this is theoretical.
Commander William T. Riker: And if your theory fails to pay off?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Have you ever driven a Grenthemen water hopper?
Commander William T. Riker: Sure.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Ever popped the clutch?
Commander William T. Riker: You're saying we're gonna stall the Hathaway?
Wesley Crusher: And the Enterprise will waltz right over and pulverize us.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ménage à Troi (#3.24)" (1990)
[Wesley has missed his lift to Starfleet Academy and therefore has to stay on the Enterprise]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm just thinking that... I'm saying goodbye to you, as you are today.
Wesley Crusher: But I thought you said I wasn't going to be able to go.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The Academy must make you wait, that's true; but... when I review your service to this ship, your crewmates, I cannot in all conscience make *you* wait for the Academy. You see, Wesley... in my eyes, you're an acting ensign in title only. I hereby grant you field promotion to full ensign with all the commensurate responsibilities and privileges of that rank. Congratulations.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Booby Trap (#3.6)" (1989)
[Data and Wesley are playing chess in Ten Forward when La Forge enters, rather downcast]
Wesley Crusher: Uh oh...
Lt. Commander Data: I beg your pardon, Wesley?
Wesley Crusher: Geordi had that big date with Christy tonight. He spent days putting together the perfect program. Looks like it ended kinda early.
Lt. Commander Data: Uh oh...

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Parallels (#7.11)" (1993)
Lieutenant Wesley Crusher: Captain, we're receiving 285,000 hails.
Alternate Captain William T. Riker #1: I wish I knew what to tell them.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before (#1.5)" (1987)
Wesley Crusher: Is Mr. Kosinski like he sounds? A joke?
The Traveler: No, that's too cruel. He has sensed some small part of this.
Wesley Crusher: That space and time and thought... aren't the separate things they appear to be? I just thought the formula you were using said something like that...
The Traveler: Boy, don't ever say that again, especially not at your age in a world that's not ready for such... such dangerous nonsense.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Offspring (#3.16)" (1990)
[Wesley is visiting Data and Lal in the Cybernetics Lab]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [over intercom] Dr. Crusher to Ensign Crusher. Aren't you supposed to be getting a haircut, Wesley?
Wesley Crusher: I'm on my way.
Wesley Crusher: [to himself] Parents.
Wesley Crusher: [upon reflection, to Data] Nothing personal.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle (#1.8)" (1987)
Wesley Crusher: Adults!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (#3.23)" (1990)
[Wesley is looking into a huge tank filled with a slimy liquid]
Wesley Crusher: Are the Legarans really gonna sit in this stuff?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, I'm sure not.
Wesley Crusher: Can you believe this smell?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: What smell? What can I say, to us, it's a slime pit, but to them, it's home.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Where Silence Has Lease (#2.2)" (1988)
[last lines]
Capt. Picard: Ensign, put us back on course, warp 3.
Wesley Crusher: Aye, sir, warp 3.
Commander William T. Riker: And Ensign, if you encounter any holes... steer clear.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1990)
Wesley Crusher: Got another king in the hole, eh, Data?
Lt. Commander Data: I am afraid I cannot answer that, Wesley - and as you are a newcomer to the game, may I say it is inappropriate for you to ask.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (#1.1)" (1987)
[Wesley Crusher's first line]
Wesley Crusher: Mother! It's Commander Riker.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Perspective (#3.14)" (1990)
[Riker has been accused of killing Dr. Apgar]
Wesley Crusher: It wasn't the Commander's phaser, it couldn't have been! There's another answer. We're just not seeing it.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Manhunt (#2.19)" (1989)
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.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Remember Me (#4.5)" (1990)
The Traveler: See past the numbers. Trust yourself.
Ensign Wesley Crusher: I can't. I can't do it.
The Traveler: When the time comes, you will, Wesley. You will.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (#3.2)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: He wants the impossible!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's the short definition of 'captain'.