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Kathryn Janeway (Character)
from "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)

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"Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame (#7.25)" (2001)
[first lines]
[images are displayed of Voyager's arrival over a firework-illuminated San Francisco]
News Speaker: These should be familiar images to everyone who remembers USS Voyager's triumphant return to Earth after 23 years in the Delta Quadrant. Voyager captivated the hearts and minds of the people throughout the Federation. So it seems fitting that on this, the tenth anniversary of their return, we take a moment to recall the sacrifices made by the crew. - Corruption charges were brought...
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: Computer, end display.

Captain Janeway: That baby is as stubborn as her mother.

Ensign Miral Paris: Welcome to the House of Korath, Admiral.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I love what he's done with the place.
[one of the guards shouts at Janeway in Klingonese. Ensign Paris retorts back at him, upon which he growls and walks away]
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: What was that about?
Ensign Miral Paris: He said your demeanor was disrespectful.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I hope you told him I didn't mean to be rude.
Ensign Miral Paris: I told him if he didn't show *you* more respect, I would break his arm.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: You are your mother's daughter.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: As they say in the Temporal Mechanics Department: there's no time like the present.

[the Borg Queen has received a virus]
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: Must be something you assimilated.

The Borg Queen: You've infected us... with a neurolytic pathogen.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: Just enough... to bring chaos to order.

Commander Reginald Barclay: Ten years ago tonight, this crew returned home from the longest away mission in Starfleet history. 23 years together made you a family, one I'm proud to have been adopted by. So let us raise our glasses - to the journey.
All: To the journey.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: And to those who aren't here to celebrate it with us.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I don't know how you do it. All those voices talking at once. You must get terrible headaches.

[when suffering from malfunctions]
The Borg Queen: What have you done?
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I thought we didn't need words to understand each other.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: It's *you*... who underestimated us.

Tuvok: I know you.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: That's right. I'm your friend. Kathryn Janeway, remember?
Tuvok: You're an impostor.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: No, Tuvok, it's me.
Tuvok: Admiral Janeway visits on Sunday. Today is Thursday. Logic dictates that you are not who you claim to be.

[long-range sensors have detected a high concentration of wormholes]
Captain Janeway: Any idea where they lead?
Ensign Harry Kim: Not yet, but if just one of them leads to the Alpha Quadrant...
Tom Paris: Who knows, Harry. Might take us right into your parents' living-room.
Captain Janeway: Alter course, Mr. Paris.
Captain Janeway: [to Kim] Ensign, when you speak to your mother, tell her we may need her to move the sofa.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I've reconsidered your offer.
Korath: I thought you might.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I'll give you the shield emitter, but not until I've inspected the device you're offering - to make sure it's genuine.
Korath: You question my honor?
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: If you were honorable, you wouldn't have changed the terms of our agreement.

[Captain Kim in the USS Rhode Island has caught up with Admiral Janeway in her shuttle]
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: Harry. And people are always saying that space is so big.

Captain Janeway: [reading from Chell's sample menu] Plasma Leek Soup? Chicken Warp Core-don Bleu?
[she laughs]
Chakotay: If his cooking's as bad as his puns, we're in trouble.

Captain Janeway: Sorry, Mr. Kim. You may be the Captain someday. But not today.

Captain Harry Kim: If Starfleet Command finds out I had anything to do with this, they'll demote me back to ensign.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: You worry too much, Harry. It's turning you gray.

Captain Harry Kim: The Doctor and I decided to keep things in the family.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: What about your crew?
Captain Harry Kim: I told them I needed to take you back to Starfleet Medical because you'd contracted a rare disease.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I hope it isn't terminal.
Captain Harry Kim: No, but it has been known to affect judgment.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: You said you and the Doctor wanted to keep things in the family. But our family's not complete anymore, is it?

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: [at Chakotay's grave] Any final words of advice for your old Captain? Wait, don't tell me: I'm being impulsive. I haven't considered all the consequences. It's too risky. Thanks for the input. But I've got to do what I think is right. I know it wasn't easy living all these years without her, Chakotay. But when I'm through... things might be better for all of us. Trust me.

Captain Janeway: It's usually considered polite to introduce yourself before you start giving orders.
[at her first encounter with Admiral Janeway]

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: In case you didn't notice, I outrank you, Captain.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I've come to bring Voyager home.

Captain Janeway: There's got to be a way to have our cake and eat it, too.

Captain Janeway: [from her personal log] Though I've had some strange experiences in my career, nothing quite compares to the sight of my future self briefing my officers on technology that hasn't been invented yet.

The Doctor: [to Admiral Janeway] Tell me, what other extraordinary breakthroughs am I going to make?
Captain Janeway: Doctor.
The Doctor: Sorry, Captain, but you can't blame a hologram for being curious.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: [to Captain Janeway] I used to be much more idealistic. I took a lot of risks. I've been so determined to get this crew home for so many years... that I think I forgot how much they loved being together - and how loyal they were to you. It's taken me a few days to realize it. This is your ship. Your crew. Not mine.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: [about drinking coffee] I don't know why I ever gave this up.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: Captain - I'm glad I got to know you again.

Captain Janeway: We did it.

Captain Janeway: Sorry to surprise you. Next time we'll call ahead.
[to Admiral Paris, as Voyager arrives in the Alpha Quadrant]

Captain Janeway: Thanks for your help, Admiral Janeway.

[last lines of the series]
Captain Janeway: Set a course... for home.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway: I'm not really here, Your Majesty!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hope and Fear (#4.26)" (1998)
Arturis: Ah - here it is. It's a simple matter of extracting the iconometric elements, and triaxilating a recursion matrix.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Now, why didn't I think of that?

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [referring to Arturis] Have you encountered his people before?
Seven of Nine: Species 116.
Arturis: Is *that* what you call us?
Seven of Nine: Yes. The Borg has never been able to assimilate them - not yet.

Chakotay: Good morning.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: What time is it?
Chakotay: 0500.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Oh - well, then, good morning.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: What did Starfleet send us - a map? The location of a wormhole? If I could decode this today, Chakotay, we could be home tomorrow. Then again, it could be Admiral Chapman's recipe for the perfect pound cake.

Seven of Nine: [after losing a match of velocity to Janeway] You are a frustrating opponent. During the final round, after you dropped your phaser, you did not even look at the disk, and yet you were able to acquire the target.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Intuition.
Seven of Nine: Intuition is a human fallacy, the belief that you can predict random events.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Oh, belief had nothing to do with it. At some level, conscious or otherwise, I was aware of several factors: the trajectory of the disk after I hit the wall, the sound it made on its return, and the shadow it cast on the hologrid.
Seven of Nine: Intriguing but implausible.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: I won, didn't I?

[Voyager has been presented with a vessel that could get them home in potentially three months]
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: I've learned to walk the line between hope and caution. We've had other opportunities that didn't work out. But I will admit, I'm leaning toward hope this time.

[Seven has refused to help Voyager get back to the Alpha Quadrant]
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: This isn't about your independence or your superiority. This is about your fear. You're not making this choice because you've outgrown humanity. I think you're afraid to go back to Earth.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [from her log entry] Despite my apprehension, I can't help but wonder what I'll be doing in three months' time. Still guiding Voyager through the Delta Quadrant, searching for a way home, or looking up old friends in Indiana?

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: A way home. We've been waiting for this moment for years. Why don't I feel more enthusiastic?
Tuvok: Perhaps my mental discipline is rubbing off on you.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: All of this is just a little too perfect. The alien genius with the answers to all of our problems; the message from Starfleet telling us everything we want to hear; a starship delivered to our doorstep - what more could we ask for? They even turned down the beds. The only thing missing was chocolates on the pillows.
Tuvok: It does seem convenient.

[Janeway and Seven have been kidnapped by Arturis]
Chakotay: [aboard Voyager] If I know the Captain, she's already got a plan.
[on Arturis's ship, the Captain and Seven are held behind a force field]
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Any ideas?
Seven of Nine: Not presently.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: We'd better think of something. We come face to face with your former family in less than an hour, and that's one reunion I'd like to miss.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: In case I never get a chance to say this - I realize that I've been hard on you at times. But it was never out of anger, or regret that I brought you on board. I'm your Captain. That means I can't always be your friend. Understand?
Seven of Nine: No. However, if we are assimilated, our thoughts will become one, and I'm sure I will understand perfectly.

Seven of Nine: You were correct, Captain. My desire to remain in the Delta Quadrant was based on fear. I am no longer Borg, but the prospect of becoming human is... unsettling. I don't know where I belong.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: You belong with us.

Arturis: You negotiated an agreement with the Borg Collective: safe passage through their space. And in return, you helped them defeat one of their enemies.
Seven of Nine: Species 8472.
Arturis: In your colorful language, yes, Species 8472. Did it ever occur to you that there were those of us in the Delta Quadrant with a vested interest in that war? Victory would have meant annihilation of the Borg; but you couldn't see beyond the bow of your own ship!
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: In my estimation, Species 8472 posed a greater threat than the Borg.
Arturis: Who are you to make that decision? A stranger to this quadrant!
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: There wasn't exactly time to take a poll. I had to act quickly.
Arturis: My people managed to elude the Borg for centuries - outwitting them, always one step ahead. But in recent years, the Borg began to weaken our defenses, they were closing in, and Species 8472 was our last hope to defeat them. You took that away from us! The outer colonies were the first to fall, 23 in a matter of hours. Our sentry vessels tossed aside, no defense against the storm. And by the time they surrounded our star system, hundreds of cubes... we had already surrendered to our own terror. A few of us managed to survive, ten, twenty thousand. I was fortunate, I escaped with a vessel, alone, but alive. I don't blame them. They were just drones, acting with their collective instinct. You! You had a choice!

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: We'd better think of something. We come face to face with your former family in less than an hour, and that's one reunion I'd like to miss. Unless, of course, you're looking forward to rejoining the Collective.
Seven of Nine: [hesitantly] I do not believe I am.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Not the ringing opposition I was hoping for, but I'll take it.

Seven of Nine: I am attempting to design another method of traveling at slipstream velocities without damaging Voyager.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: I thought that was impossible.
Seven of Nine: 'Impossible' is a word that humans use far too often. I wish to continue my efforts.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Few days ago, you were ready to abandon ship, and here you are, practically laying in a course to Earth.
Seven of Nine: As we approached Borg space, I began to re-evaluate my future. The prospect of becoming a drone... was unappealing.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Sometimes you've got to look back in order to move forward. Sounds to me like you're starting to embrace your humanity.
Seven of Nine: No. But as I said - nothing is impossible.

B'Elanna Torres: I've been looking over the primary systems. Helm, Ops, Tactical, they're comparable to Voyager's. But it's a lean ship, Captain. No shuttlecraft, only one transporter, no holodecks, no replicators.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Well, Mister Neelix, you may have your work cut out for you.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [to Seven of Nine] You've come a long way from that drone who stepped out of an alcove nine months ago.

Chakotay: Still hunting for buried treasure?
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: We've found the treasure, I just can't pick the lock! I've tried over fifty decryption algorithms. Every time I piece together a datablock, ten more come unravelled. What did Starfleet send us? A map? The location of a wormhole? If I could decode this today, Chakotay, we could be home tomorrow. Then again, it could be Admiral Chapman's recipe for the perfect pound cake.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Admiral Hayes. Good man, fine officer, bit of a windbag.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Q2 (#7.19)" (2001)
Q2: Bipeds pushing buttons. Bipeds replacing relays. Bipeds running diagnostics. When're you gonna do something interesting?
Captain Janeway: Say hello to Q, everyone.

Captain Janeway: [about Q2] The last time I saw him, he was an infant.
Q2: Four years ago, in Human time. You called me 'adorable'.
Captain Janeway: [stunned] You remember?
Q2: I may have looked like an infant, but I was still a Q.

Captain Janeway: [to replicator] Coffee, black.
Voyager Computer: Make it yourself!
[after Q2 has given the ship's computer "more personality"]

Captain Janeway: [about Q's son] He worked so hard on that paper. The least you could have done was tell him you were proud of him.
Q: But I'm not.
Captain Janeway: [frustrated] Oh!
Q: And frankly, it's a little hard to be impressed with any of the boy's accomplishments. He's been here for five days, and what have you taught him? How to scribble essays and play with holograms? What's next, basket weaving?

Neelix: [of Q2] He may be omnipotent, but he's still a young man in need of guidance. Perhaps if someone were to approach him as a friend.
Captain Janeway: You think he needs a mentor.
Neelix: Exactly.
Captain Janeway: Are you volunteering?
Neelix: Well, I am good with children.
Captain Janeway: [chuckles] Q is no ordinary child.
Neelix: I'm no ordinary mentor.

Q: [Q pops his head through the turbolift doors] Going up?
Captain Janeway: I'll catch the next one.

Q2: Aunt Kathy!
Captain Janeway: Don't you "Aunt Kathy" me!
Q2: Yell at me later. We need to get Icheb to sickbay.

Captain Janeway: This party is over! Get your... guests off my ship!
Q2: I like you, Aunt Kathy. You've got gumption. But what you don't have is unlimited control of space, matter and time. Which means, *I* give the orders around here.

Captain Janeway: You're asking me to change your son in one week?
Q: I'm sure you'll think of something.
Q2: What if she doesn't?
Q: Then it's single-cellular city for you, my boy.

[Q2 had to give up his powers]
Captain Janeway: What you no longer have, Q, is unlimited control of space, matter and time. Which means, *I* give the orders around here, do I make myself clear?

Q2: [of his father] He abandoned me on an antiquated flying machine run by primates!
Captain Janeway: We "primates" are your only hope.

Captain Janeway: We may be common bipeds, but we're not stupid.

Captain Janeway: Aren't you supposed to be supervising our young guest?
Chakotay: He says he doesn't need supervision.
Captain Janeway: And you accepted that?
Chakotay: Of course not. I'm just giving him a chance to fail.

[Q2 has presented an essay to his father]
Captain Janeway: [to Q] Well? What did you think?
Q: [unconcerned] Oh, it's very nice.
Captain Janeway: "Nice"?
Q: Yes, I especially liked the part about the Continuum.
Captain Janeway: The entire essay was about the Continuum.
Q: [irritated] Yes, and it's very nice!

Captain Janeway: Whether you're willing to admit it or not, your son has made progress here. He has the potential to be a better Q than you will ever be!
Q: Potential isn't going to be enough for the Continuum.
Captain Janeway: Then what *will* be enough?
Q: The boy needs to demonstrate nothing less than... exemplary Q-ness.
Captain Janeway: And what exactly is "Q-ness"?
Q: Oh, it's impossible for your minuscule mind to comprehend. But I know Q-ness when I see it. And this...
[he picks up Q2's essay and throws it to Janeway]
Q: ...is not it.

Captain Janeway: If the Continuum decides they won't take you back... I'll ask them to let you stay here.
Q2: I don't think they care *where* an amoeba spends eternity.
Captain Janeway: That's not what I meant. I'll ask them to let you remain Human.
Q2: I appreciate that. But I don't wanna be Human. I want to be a Q. Like... my father.

[last lines]
Q: [handing Janeway a PADD] Before I leave, I did a little 'homework' for you. Consider it a thank you for everything you did for Junior.
Captain Janeway: [looking at the PADD] Not that I don't appreciate it. But this will only take a few years off our journey. Why not send us all the way?
Q: What sort of an example would I be setting for my son if I did all the work for you?

Q2: You're leaving me here?
Captain Janeway: I though we agreed that you were going to take a more active role.
Q: I'd like to, Kathy. But we both know that you're a million times the parent I am.
Captain Janeway: I'm not a parent!
Q: Maybe not in the biological sense, but you're certainly a mommy to this crew. Just look how quickly you house-broke that Borg drone.

Q: Your brilliant plan didn't work. I smothered the boy with attention, spent every waking moment with him. But things only got worse.
Captain Janeway: You've been gone for less than ten minutes!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (#1.1)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Gentlemen, welcome aboard Voyager.
Harry Kim: Thank you, sir!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Kim... at ease, before you sprain something.

Harry Kim: Captain, there's something out there.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I need a better description than that, Mister Kim!
Harry Kim: I don't know. I'm reading... I'm not sure what I'm reading.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Officially, you'd be a Starfleet observer during the mission.
Tom Paris: Observer? Oh, hell, I'm the best pilot you could have!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'll *be* an observer. When it's over, you're cut loose.
Tom Paris: The story of my life.

Captain Janeway: [to Chakotay] Commander, you and I have the same problem. I think it makes sense to try and solve it together, don't you?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know what you need, and frankly, I don't care. I just want our people back and I want us all to be sent home.
The Caretaker: Oh, well now, aren't you contentious for a minor bipedal species.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This minor bipedal species doesn't take kindly to being abducted!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of Kim] I barely knew him... I never seem to have a chance to get to know any of them. I have to, um... I have to take more time to do that. It's a fine crew, and I've gotta get 'em home.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I spoke to your family before I left.
Tuvok: Are they well?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well - but worried about you.
Tuvok: That would not be an accurate perception, Captain. Vulcans do not worry.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They... miss you.
Tuvok: As I do them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll get you back to them. That's a promise, Tuvok.

Tuvok: Captain - any action we take to protect the Ocampa would affect the balance of power in this system. The Prime Directive would seem to apply.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Would it? We never asked to be involved, Tuvok. But we are. We are.

Neelix: Let me guess: you were whisked away from somewhere else in the galaxy and brought here against your will.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It sounds as though you've heard this story before.
Neelix: Sadly yes - thousands of times. Well, hundreds of times. Maybe fifty of times.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of the Caretaker] If he dies, how the hell are we supposed to get home?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Did you ever consider allowing the Ocampa to care for themselves?
The Caretaker: [laughs pitifully] They're children.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Children have to grow up. We're explorers too. Most of the species we've encountered have overcome all kinds of adversity, without a caretaker. It's the challenge of surviving on their own that helps them to evolve. Maybe your "children"... will do better than you think.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're alone - in an uncharted part of the galaxy. We've already made some friends here... and some enemies. We have no idea of the dangers we're going to face. But one thing is clear: both crews are going to have to work together if we're to survive. That's why Commander Chakotay and I have agreed that this should be one crew - a Starfleet crew. And as the only Starfleet vessel assigned to the Delta Quadrant, we'll continue to follow our directive: to seek out new worlds and explore space. But our primary goal is clear. Even at maximum speeds, it would take 75 years to reach the Federation. But I'm not willing to settle for that. There's another entity like the Caretaker out there somewhere who has the ability to get us there a lot faster. We'll be looking for her. And we'll be looking for wormholes, spatial rifts, or new technologies to help us. Somewhere, along this journey, we'll find a way back.

Tom Paris: [after being promoted to lieutenant] For the first time in my life I don't know what to say.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've earned this, Tom. I'm only sorry your father won't know.
Tom Paris: Oh, he'll know - when we get back.

B'Elanna Torres: What do you think you're doing? That array is the only way we have to get back home!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm aware everyone has families and loved ones at homes they want to get back to. So do I. But I'm not willing to trade the lives of the Ocampa for our convenience. We'll have to find another way home.
B'Elanna Torres: What other way home is there?

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Paris, set a course... for home.
Tom Paris: Aye, Captain.

The Doctor: That's enough. This is a sickbay, not a conference room. Visiting hours are over. Everyone except my patient is to leave immediately.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Computer, end medical holographic program.

Neelix: [introducing himself] Neelix. And since you're not interested in my debris, I'm delighted to know you!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Captain Kathryn Janeway, of the Federation starship Voyager.
Neelix: A very impressive title. I have no idea what it means, but it sounds very impressive.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's only one of the mysteries we're dealing with, Mr. Tuvok.Take a look at this: It's virtually a desert. Not one river. Not one ocean. It has all the basic characteristics of an M-class planet except there are no nucleogenic particles in the atmosphere.
Tuvok: That would mean the planet is incapable of producing rain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've studied thousands of M-class planets. I've never seen an atmosphere without nucleogenics. There must have been some kind of extradordinary environmental disaster. As soon as repairs are complete, we'll set a course for the 5th planet.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (#6.11)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've become romantically involved with a hologram, if that's possible.
The Doctor: Tell me what happened.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, you know the story. Girl meets boy, girl modifies boy's subroutines.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Michael Sullivan is exactly my type. Attractive, intelligent, we share the same interests. And if there's something I don't like...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [snaps her fingers] ... I can simply change it.
The Doctor: I've noticed that humans usually try to change the people they fall in love with; what's the difference?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In this case, it works!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fair Haven's just become our port in the storm.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [citing Jonathan Swift] "Flattery is the food of fools."

Captain Kathryn Janeway: A stranger is a friend you just haven't met yet.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Pleased to meet you, Mr. Sullivan.

Michael Sullivan: Can I ask you something, Katie?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Please.
Michael Sullivan: Have you a man waiting for you at home?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No.
Michael Sullivan: Are you looking for one?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [laughs] Why? Do you have somebody?
Michael Sullivan: In Fair Haven? Not unless you fancy a pig farmer.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, not my type.
Michael Sullivan: Well, what about a barkeep who reads poetry in strange places?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I have an interest in Irish culture.
Chakotay: It's understandable; they've produced great writers for hundreds of years - not to mention great bartenders.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [smirking slightly embarrassed] He's a hologram.
Chakotay: I couldn't help but notice, he seemed a little taller than the last time I saw him.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, I made a few modifications.
Chakotay: In the interest of Irish culture?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Exactly.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: He is rather charming, isn't he? Too bad he's made of photons and force fields.
Chakotay: I never let that stand in my way.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Delete the wife.

The Doctor: I apologize for overstepping my bounds. But I'm worried about you. Michael Sullivan is a hologram. His broken heart can be mended with the flick of a switch. Your feelings, however, are a little more... complicated.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not going to be climbing any trees, if that's what you're worried about.

The Doctor: You're the Captain. You can't have a relationship with a member of your crew, they're all your subordinates. So where does that leave you? The occasional dalliance with a passing alien? Voyager could be in the Delta Quadrant for a *very* long time. A hologram may be the only logical alternative.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He's not real.
The Doctor: He's as real as I am. Photons and force fields, flesh and blood, it's all the same, as long as your feelings are real. He makes a joke, you laugh. Is that an illusion? He says something that makes you think. Does it matter how his molecules are aligned?

The Doctor: I think you should stop trying to control every aspect of this relationship. Romance is born out of differences, as well as similarities; out of the unexpected, as well as the familiar.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe I just needed to be sure... he'd love me back.
The Doctor: But isn't that the risk you always take, hologram or not? All I know is, Michael Sullivan was up in that tree, shouting your name.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've never been afraid of taking risks.
The Doctor: Then perhaps next time, you should just... let him snore.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I want to make one more modification to the character.
Voyager Computer: Specify.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Deny Kathryn Janeway any future access to his behavioral subroutines.
Voyager Computer: Modification complete.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Save program.

Michael Sullivan: Poor sod. I'm afraid no one's whipped Liam in three years.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's a first time for everything.
Michael Sullivan: An optimist, are you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A realist.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm leaving Fair Haven.
Michael Sullivan: Why?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Because.
Michael Sullivan: That's not a very good reason.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I hate to break up the party, but we have some business to attend to. There's a neutronic wavefront approaching - class 9.
Harry Kim: Class 9?
Tom Paris: Sorry, boys, duty calls.
Seamus Driscol: Erm... "Wavefront". Now, what in the name of God is that?
Tom Paris: Um... a wee bit of bad weather.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered (#7.11)" (2001)
[Chakotay enters Janeway's quarters and finds her picking apart a replicator]
Captain Janeway: You're late. Unfortunately, so's dinner.
Chakotay: Let me guess: you burned the roast again.
Captain Janeway: Once, a long time ago, I called this replicator a glorified toaster. It never forgave me.
Chakotay: I didn't realize replicators held grudges.

Captain Janeway: Do you mind telling me why B'Elanna burned out the deflector dish?
Chakotay: Actually, I ordered her to do it.
Captain Janeway: Why?
Chakotay: Trust me, it was better than the alternative.
Captain Janeway: Which was what, exactly?
Chakotay: I can't tell you.
Captain Janeway: Why not?
Chakotay: The Temporal Prime Directive.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: As the Ferengi say: a good lie is easier to believe than the truth.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Doesn't seem like my first command is shaping up the way I expected.
Chakotay: "In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself astray in a dark wood, where the straight road had been lost."
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I didn't know Dante's Inferno was on the Maquis reading list.
Chakotay: Actually, I borrowed your copy.

Chakotay: Anyway, I agree with Dante: if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A soldier *and* a philosopher. Your intelligence file doesn't do you justice.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm going to choose to help strangers at the expense of our own people?
Chakotay: It's not like you to second-guess yourself.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In this case, I'm second-guessing a decision I haven't made yet.

Chakotay: You once told me that Starfleet captains don't choose their missions, the missions choose them. You're gonna have the opportunity to study things no Human has ever seen before.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Including some very large germs.

[2371-Janeway intends to change her future for the benefit of her crew]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If the temporal anomaly doesn't kill them, something else will, the Borg, telepathic pitcher plants, macroviruses - the Delta Quadrant is a death trap!
Chakotay: What about the Temporal Prime Directive?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: To hell with it!
Chakotay: With all due respect, it's a little presumptuous to think you have the right to change everyone's future.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: From what I've seen, they'll thank me.
Chakotay: All you've seen are bits and pieces. You're not getting the whole picture.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Really? Just what am I missing?
Chakotay: It's not 'what', it's 'who'. People like Seven of Nine, a Borg drone, who'll become a member of this crew, after you help her recover her humanity. Or Tom Paris, a former convict, who'll be our pilot, chief medic, and a husband to B'Elanna Torres.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That angry woman I just met?
Chakotay: She's gonna be your Chief Engineer. Two crews, Maquis and Starfleet, are gonna become one; and they'll make as big a mark on the Delta Quadrant as it'll make on them, by protecting people like the Ocampans, curing diseases, encouraging peace. Children like Naomi and Icheb are gonna grow up on this ship and call it home. And we'll all be following our Captain, who sets a course for Earth and never stops believing that we'll get there.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are you going to be lecturing me like this for the next seven years?
Chakotay: Don't worry. You'll always get the last word.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In that case, let's get back to work.

[Janeway and Chakotay are captives of Dr. Chaotica]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm open to suggestions.
Chakotay: Our best bet is to play along.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Don't let me stop you.
Chakotay: I'm not the one he's in love with.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If we restore the timeline, remind me to cancel Mr. Paris's holodeck privileges.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If the timeline is restored, the rest of us should have no memory of what's happened here. So I'd like to thank you now for putting your doubts aside, and helping me put mine aside as well. Good luck to each of you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: For two people who started off as enemies, it seems we get to know each other pretty well. So I've been wondering... just how close do we get?
Chakotay: Let's just say there are some barriers we never cross.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: See you in the future.

[last lines]
Captain Janeway: It's strange... thinking there's a piece of your life you don't know anything about.
Chakotay: Sounds a lot like the future.
Captain Janeway: Any predictions?
Chakotay: [refilling her glass] Only that in a few minutes, this bottle will be empty.
Captain Janeway: Then maybe you should go to the cargo bay, grab another one.
Chakotay: How do you know that's where I keep it?
Captain Janeway: Oh, I can't tell you.
Chakotay: Why not?
Captain Janeway: Temporal Prime Directive.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's a path before me - the only way home. And on either side, mortal enemies bent on destroying each other. If I attempt to pass through them, I'll be destroyed as well. But if I turn around - that would end all hope of ever getting home. And no matter how much I try to focus my mind, I can't see an alternative.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [reading from different logs about the Borg] In the words of Jean-Luc Picard: "In their collective state, the Borg are utterly without mercy, driven by one will alone: the will to conquer. They are beyond redemption, beyond reason."

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This day was inevitable. We all knew it. And we've all tried to prepare ourselves for the challenge ahead. But at what point is the risk too great? At what point do we come about and retreat to friendly territory? Could the crew accept living out the rest of their lives in the Delta Quadrant? I keep looking to all these captains, my comrades in arms. But the truth is, I'm alone.
Commander Chakotay: If that moment comes, we'll face it together; and we'll make the right decision. You're not alone, Kathryn.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [smiles] Three years ago I didn't even know your name. Today I can't imagine a day without you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [analyzing Species 8472's physiology] They have an extraordinary immune response. Anything that penetrates the cell membrane - chemical, biological, technological... it's all instantly destroyed! That's why the Borg can't assimilate them.
The Doctor: Resistance, in this case, is far from futile.

[while Janeway is reading the log entries of Picard and Amasov, Chakotay smiles]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's so funny?
Commander Chakotay: Er, nothing.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're smiling; obviously I've said something amusing.
Commander Chakotay: You sounded just like Amasov.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What?
Commander Chakotay: Just now, while you were reading his log. You were using his inflections.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I did not.
Commander Chakotay: Yes, you were. And before that, you were doing a pretty good Picard.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Was I?
Commander Chakotay: It's nothing to be ashamed about, echoing the greats. Ensign Hickman in Astrophysics does a passable Janeway.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [ironic] If we manage to survive the next few days, I'm gonna have a little chat with Ensign Hickman. Imitating the Captain, huh? Surely that violates some kind of Starfleet protocol.

[Kim has been infected with a consuming disease]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fight it, Harry. That's an order.

Leonardo da Vinci: What do you see?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A wall - with candlelight reflecting on it. Why? What do you see?
Leonardo da Vinci: A flock of starlings; the leaves of an oak; a horse's tail; a thief, with a noose around his neck... Uh... And a wall, with the candlelight reflecting on it.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'll do everything in our power to avoid a direct confrontation. But if and when we do engage the Borg, I'm confident that we'll be ready. I have faith in each and every one of you. Let's do it!

[Voyager is being scanned by the Borg]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Think good thoughts.

The Borg: Species 8472 must be stopped. Our survival is your survival. Give us the technology.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. Save passage first, or no deal.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: But there is an alternative I hadn't considered. What if I made an appeal... to the Devil?

[Janeway has suggested to give the Borg information about Species 8472 in exchange for safe passage through Borg space]
Lieutenant Tuvok: What makes you think the Borg won't attempt to take the information by assimilating Voyager and its crew?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Because that won't get them anywhere. Doctor, you're the only one on board with full knowledge of the nanoprobe modifications. I want you to transfer all of that research into your holomatrix.
The Doctor: Certainly.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're my guarantee. If the Borg threaten us in any way, we'll simply erase your program.

[yet Chakotay has reservations about Janeway's plan]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do you trust me, Chakotay?
Commander Chakotay: That isn't the issue.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, but it is. Only yesterday you were saying that we'd face this together, that you'd be at my side.
Commander Chakotay: I still have to tell you what I believe. I'm no good to you if I don't do that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your insights, but the time for debate is over. I've made my decision. Now... do I have your support?
Commander Chakotay: You're the Captain; I'm the First Officer, I'll follow your orders. But that doesn't change my belief that we're making a fatal mistake.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [dejected] Then I guess I am alone, after all. Dismissed.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to B'Elanna] A Skeletal Lock, huh? We'll have to add that one to the transporter manual.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: B'Elanna, it's clear from the Borg database that they know practically nothing about Species 8472.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: That's right. The Borg gain knowledge through assimilation. What they can't assimilate, they can't understand.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But we don't assimilate. We investigate.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Voyager Conspiracy (#6.9)" (1999)
Chakotay: There's a class K nebula 25 light years off starboard. We should take a look.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A major detour for a minor nebula!
Chakotay: We are explorers, remember?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Permission granted.
[the stove is buzzing]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Main course. A recipe I've never tried. But we are explorers, remember?

[Janeway grabs a plate from the stove-top and burns her hands]
Computer Voice: [bleeps] Warning. Plate is hot.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: *Now* you tell me. Go for authenticity and what do you get? Second-degree burns.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What was this bizarre rumor I heard? About half the crew on deck five getting pregnant?
Chakotay: Oh, that. The Doctor was running generational projections on the sickbay computer. Tom Paris happened to glance at the monitor and jumped to conclusions. Wasn't long before Neelix was asking me if he could turn cargo bay 1 into a nursery.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It all started with those damned photonic fleas.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good morning.
Seven of Nine: Perhaps not.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on the notion that Tash's catapult uses technology from the Caretaker] The first time we met a Caretaker, we were pulled halfway across the galaxy. The second time we were almost killed. I'm not eager for a third round.

[Seven has accused Chakotay of conspiring against Janeway]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I commend you for your imagination.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'd be willing to consider this theory of yours... if I didn't know Chakotay as well as I do. There is no one on this ship I trust more. What you've done here is build what we call a house of cards.

[in a mental derangement, Seven has left Voyager in the Delta Flyer]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Beam me onto the Delta Flyer.
Chakotay: I'm going with you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. I have a better chance of getting through to her alone.
Chakotay: This isn't part of your mission, is it?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is it part of yours?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Chakotay - let's keep this one out of our logs, huh?
Chakotay: Gladly.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're right, Seven. There is a conspiracy here. But I believe it's a conspiracy of one.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Stardate 51030 - Seven of Nine is severed from the hive mind. The Captain tells her not to resist, and she'll learn to accept her humanity. Seven complies, and slowly begins to embrace her individuality. Does she regret that decision? Stardate 51652 - The Captain encourages Seven to develop her social skills. Seven insists it's a waste of time. But after further requests, she pursues it, and begins to develop her first human friendships. Did Janeway lead her astray? Stardate 52840 - The Captain orders Seven to study her parents' journals. Seven claims they're irrelevant, but eventually she reads them, and rediscovers part of her own past. Stardate 52841 - For the first time... Seven tells the Captain 'thank you'.
Seven of Nine: It was stardate 52842 - 0600 hours, in the mess hall. We had just finished breakfast.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My mistake. Stardate today - Janeway beams aboard the Delta Flyer. She reminds Seven of the bond that's grown between them. Seven lowers the force field, and she decides to come home. All I'm asking... is that you trust me again.
[Seven complies]

[last lines]
Chakotay: Seven was malfunctioning. We don't have that excuse.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're right. We've been through too much to stop trusting each other.
[Chakotay is about to drink from his cup but suddenly assumes a wary look]
Chakotay: You didn't poison the coffee, did you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not any more than I usually do.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I heard the strangest rumor today. Apparently the Captain and First Officer almost came to blows.
Chakotay: Mutiny?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: First Officer walked the plank. So I heard.
Chakotay: I don't believe a word of it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Me neither.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Sacred Ground (#3.7)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I imagine if we scratch deep enough, we'd find a scientific basis for most religious doctrines.
Commander Chakotay: I remember when my mother taught me about the science underlying the vision quest. In a way I felt disappointed. Some of the mystery was gone. Maybe the Nechani have chosen not to lose the mystery.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm willing to do whatever is necessary.
Ritual Guide: I don't doubt that. But do you realize that all of this is meaningless? That the only thing that matters is finding your connection to the spirits?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm going to make every effort to do that. But I didn't come here for personal enlightenment. I'm trying to save a member of my crew.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm just trying to understand how this works. The monks I saw in the sanctuary were young. They couldn't have waited such a long time to go through their rituals.
Old Woman: [to the old men] Now, she's right about that, you know.
Old Man #2: She's a smart one.
Old Man #1: She thinks she is, at any rate.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is a test of some kind, isn't it? To prove my determination.
Old Woman: A test? She thinks we're a test. What is she talking about?
Old Man #2: She must like tests. I suppose tests make sense to her.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've never been able to draw. My sister was the artist in the family.
Ritual Guide: And you were the scientist.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's true. While other children were outside playing games, I was doing mathematics problems.
Ritual Guide: Mathematics. I can see why you enjoyed it. Solve a problem, get an answer. The answer's either right or wrong. It's very absolute.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've always found that satisfying.
Ritual Guide: I'm sure you did.

Ritual Guide: You are fond of your little devices, aren't you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They've always served me well.
Ritual Guide: I'm sure they have.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm dying.
Ritual Guide: Everyone dies eventually.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I guess the physical conditioning programs on the holodeck didn't quite prepare me for this.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The ritual I went through was meaningless. And Kes has done nothing to prepare herself. How could either of us be ready to go through the field?
Old Man #2: If you believe you're ready, then you are. There's no more to it than that.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: So, there's no real ritual after all?
Old Man #2: 'Real' is such a relative term. Most of the challenges in life are the ones we create for ourselves.

Commander Chakotay: Captain... I don't understand this.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Neither do I. That's the challenge.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I did everything you asked of me. You've led me to believe that would allow me to help Kes.
Ritual Guide: I haven't led you anywhere, Kathryn. You've taken me along wherever you wanted to go. This was your ritual. You set these challenges for yourself.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's true that I came here with certain expectations... Are you saying that you simply... fulfilled my expectations?
Ritual Guide: You'd have settled for nothing else.

Ritual Guide: You've come back to seek the spirits.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know what I'm seeking.
Ritual Guide: Then I believe you are ready to begin.

[last lines]
The Doctor: [after elaborating to Kes and Janeway how they have been able to survive the biogenic field] Captain? If there's something about my analysis you disagree with...?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [appearing disappointed] It's a perfectly sound explanation, Doctor. Very... scientific.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Omega Directive (#4.21)" (1998)
[Janeway is briefing her senior officers about the Omega molecule, its nature and its dangers]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Omega destroys subspace. A chain reaction involving a handful of molecules could devastate subspace throughout an entire quadrant. If that were to happen, warp travel would become impossible. Space-faring civilization as we know it would cease to exist.
[... ]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't have to tell you what's at stake. If a large-scale Omega explosion occurs, we will lose the ability to go to warp forever. We've got our work cut out for us.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If someone out there is experimenting with Omega, I'm under orders to stop them. Otherwise this entire quadrant would be at risk.
Seven of Nine: Those orders were the result of Starfleet's ignorance and fear. I can alleviate your ignorance. As for your fear...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sometimes fear should be respected, Seven.

Tuvok: It's unfortunate we can't study this phenomenon in more detail. We may not have the opportunity again.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's hope we never do.
Tuvok: A curious statement, from a woman of science.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm also a woman who occasionally knows when to quit.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The final frontier has some boundaries that shouldn't be crossed - and we're looking at one.

Seven of Nine: Your Starfleet Directive is no longer relevant. I have found a way to control Omega.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't care if you can make it sing and dance. We're getting rid of it.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I didn't realize you had such a strong scientific curiosity.
Seven of Nine: Not curiosity. Desire.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Desire?
Seven of Nine: Omega is infinitely complex, yet harmonious. To the Borg, it represents perfection. I wish to understand that perfection.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Borg's Holy Grail.
Seven of Nine: Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Never mind.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm curious. When did the Borg discover Omega?
Seven of Nine: 229 years ago.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Assimilation?
Seven of Nine: Yes. Of thirteen different species.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thirteen?
Seven of Nine: It began with Species 262. They were primitive, but their oral history referred to a powerful substance which could burn the sky. The Borg were intrigued. Which led them to Species 263. They, too, were primitive and believed it was a drop of blood from their creator.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fascinating!
Seven of Nine: Yes, but irrelevant.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What is it the Borg say? That Omega is perfect?
Seven of Nine: Yes.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is that a theory or a belief?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [from her log entry] I have to admit, I have never been this apprehensive about a mission. I know how Einstein must have felt about the atom bomb, or Marcus, when she developed the Genesis Device. They watched helplessly, as science took a destructive course. But I have the chance to prevent that from happening. I just hope it's not too late.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: One of two things is going to happen: either Seven and I will succeed on our mission and return within a few days; or your long-range sensors will detect a large explosion in subspace. If that occurs, you'll have less than ten seconds to jump to warp and get the hell out of here. Head for the Alpha Quadrant and don't look back, understood?

[Seven has told Janeway about the Borg's first attempt to create an Omega molecule]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell me... how many Borg were sacrificed during this experiment?
Seven of Nine: 29 vessels, 600,000 drones, but that is irrelevant.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I wondered who was running my program. Master da Vinci doesn't like visitors after midnight.
Seven of Nine: He protested. I deactivated him.

[last lines]
Seven of Nine: For 3.2 seconds, I saw perfection. When Omega stabilized, I felt a curious sensation. As I was watching it, it seemed to be watching me. - The Borg have assimilated many species, with mythologies to explain such moments of clarity. I've always dismissed them as trivial. Perhaps I was wrong.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If I didn't know you better... I'd say you just had your first spiritual experience.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Counterpoint (#5.10)" (1998)
[Janeway has been deceived earlier by Inspector Kashyk]
Devore Inspector Kashyk: You created false readings.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That is the theme for this evening, isn't it?

Prax: Gaharay vessel, prepare to be inspected. Crew members are instructed to step away from their stations. Side arms and scanning equipment are to be set aside. Deviation from this or any other inspection protocols will not be tolerated.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: All hands, this is the Captain. Prepare to be boarded by Devore inspection teams. Give them your full cooperation.

Devore Inspector Kashyk: Captain - do you trust me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not for a second.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Exactly! And why should you? Trust has to be earned, it's gradual. And yet it's the foundation of every relationship, professional and personal. It's also a concept alien to the telepathic races. Why take someone at their word when you can simply read their mind?

[Voyager is trying to avoid the Devore inspection vessels]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok, Seven. I want you to lay in a course that'll attract as little attention as possible. Avoid their colonies, space stations, tourist attractions, if they have any.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What do you want, Inspector?
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Call me Kashyk, please. I never liked that title. In fact, I've left it behind.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Did somebody offer you a promotion, or are you just having a bad day?

Devore Inspector Kashyk: I suppose you liked me better in uniform.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I haven't decided whether I like you at all.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Neelix] Is the kitchen still open, or are you just serving stories?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: How do you predict a random occurrence?
Devore Inspector Kashyk: You follow your instincts.

[Janeway is questioned why Voyager has entered a restricted sector]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We were planning to study a supernova remnant not far from here.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: You strayed a full light year from your course in order to observe an astronomical phenomenon?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're explorers.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Yes, I remember. I also remember warning you about going where you don't belong.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Exploring can sometimes be hard to resist, Inspector.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Well, it's a romantic notion, Captain, but one I *can't* allow you to indulge.

Chakotay: Devore soldiers have materialized on decks 15, 12, 8, 4...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And... one.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: [over comm] Captain Janeway, report to your ready room.

Devore Inspector Kashyk: Well played, Captain. It seems I never did earn your trust.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I had to take a few precautions. You understand.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Better than anyone.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'll have your own quarters, but limited access to Voyager's systems. And your whereabouts will be monitored at all times.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: I'm used to being surrounded by armed guards. Makes me feel secure.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Only this time, they answer to me. Consider them a reminder that Voyager is my ship.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: I don't think anyone could doubt that.

[Kashyk is contemplating the kolyan kolyar - infinite spirals - in space]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are you saying goodbye? There'll be other spirals.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: They just never looked quite so... beautiful before. Could be the company I'm keeping.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Or the polarization axis of the windows.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: That must be it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Deadlock (#2.21)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In a way this child belongs to all of us. It is the first baby born on Voyager. I'm just not sure whether I should be welcoming it on board or apologizing.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I just saw myself cross the bridge and enter that turbolift. It was very faint - almost like a ghost image. And I looked like hell.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know how; but there's another Voyager out there. And I intend to find it.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm in no mood to donate any organs today.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Voyager isn't exactly anyone's idea of a nursery. And the Delta Quadrant isn't much of a playground.
Commander Chakotay: My father had a saying, Captain: 'Home is wherever you happen to be.'

Captain Kathryn Janeway #1: [after being contacted by her counterpart] That woman, whoever she is, had very specific knowledge of what happened here: the damage from the proton bursts, Wildman's baby, Kes disappearing... She even knew that when I was twelve years old, I walked home in a thunderstorm over seven kilometers because I lost a tennis match.

[Janeway #2 tries to talk Janeway #1 out of destroying her own ship for the benefit of Voyager #2]
Captain Kathryn Janeway #1: I've made my decision. Please don't make me call Security and have you escorted off my ship because... you know I'll do it.

[Vidiians have boarded Voyager #2]
Captain Kathryn Janeway #1: We can't just stand by and let you all be killed.
Captain Kathryn Janeway #2: I'm not about to let that happen. I'll destroy this ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway #1: I don't suppose there's any way I can change your mind. I know how stubborn you can be.

Captain Kathryn Janeway #2: Just make me a promise, Kathryn. Get your crew home.
Captain Kathryn Janeway #1: I will. I will.

Captain Kathryn Janeway #2: [to the Vidiians] Hello. I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge.
[seconds before Voyager #2 auto-destructs]

Lieutenant Tuvok: I am curious, Captain. Before the Vidiians attacked, when you were in disagreement with the other Captain about...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Would I have given the order to self-destruct our ship? I've gone over that moment a thousand times in my mind. The truth is, yes, I would have given the order. But I will admit... there was a part in me that could see her point of view.
Lieutenant Tuvok: One could say that you were both the doubter and the doubted. I do not envy the paradox of logic you were faced with in that situation.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Neither did I. And neither did she.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's good to have you back, Ensign.
Ensign Harry Kim: Thank you - I think.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Something wrong?
Ensign Harry Kim: I'm not sure. I mean... this isn't really my ship. And you're not really my Captain, and yet you are, and... there's no difference. But I know there's a difference. Or is there? It's all a little weird.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Kim, we're Starfleet officers. Weird is part of the job.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica! (#5.12)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let me get this straight. Trans-dimensional aliens have mistaken your Captain Proton simulation for reality?
Tom Paris: Yes, ma'am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And now an armed conflict has broken out between these aliens and Chaotica's holographic army?
Tom Paris: Yes, ma'am. His Army of Evil.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [entering the mess hall] Coffee, black.
Neelix: Uh, sorry, Captain. We lost two more replicators this morning...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Listen to me very carefully, because I'm only going to say this once: Coffee. Black.
Neelix: Yes, ma'am.
[Neelix obliges and gets the Captain her coffee]
Neelix: While I've got your attention, there are...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Coffee first!
[she takes a sip and lets the caffeine hit]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now, what's the problem?

[the crew tries to persuade Janeway to take on the role of Arachnia]
Seven of Nine: Think of it as Starfleet's first encounter with Planet X.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thanks.
Tom Paris: Uh, Captain, it won't be so bad. I can explain to you what you can expect, I can tell you...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Alright, alright!
[sighs]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm a size 4.

Tom Paris: [on Chaotica] First of all, he's a megalomaniac, so it's a good idea to appeal to his ego.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Right.
Tom Paris: And, um... use grandiose language. He likes to be called 'Sire', and it helps to say things like: 'The clever fiendishness of your evil plan is brilliant!'

Tom Paris: One more thing: if you have trouble with Chaotica or you can't get to the death ray, you can always uncork the pheromones.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I beg your pardon?
Tom Paris: Uh... Chapter 16: Spell of the Spider. Arachnia sends Chaotica a vial of her irresistible potion. Now, whenever he gets a whiff, he's under her spell.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I get the picture.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after Paris has filled her in on Chaotica] This is how you've been spending your free time?
Tom Paris: Well, I've been studying how past generations viewed the future.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And?
Tom Paris: Well, it didn't work out quite as black and white as they imagined.

Tom Paris: I was about to say 'Captain Proton to the rescue'. But I see you have everything under control.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm the queen, remember?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Arachnia] I don't know how to tell you this...
[shoots Chaotica with a ray gun]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: ...but the wedding's off!

Dr. Chaotica: Arachnia. Death, as you know it, has no hold on me. My defeat is but a temporary setback. I shall return to seek my revenge.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He doesn't give up, does he?
Tom Paris: They never do.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Arachnia] I see you've kept my pheromones. I didn't realize you were the scent-imental type.
Dr. Chaotica: Your perfume inspires me.

[last lines]
Dr. Chaotica: Our love was not meant to be, my queen. But be warned; you have not seen the last of... Chaotica...
[collapses]
Tom Paris: The end of a twisted madman.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you're going to miss him.
Tom Paris: A little.
[on an 'imagizer', music announces 'The End - ?' - of the chapter, followed by Chaotica's maniacal laughter]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're not suggesting we wait until this... Chaotica defeats the aliens?
Tom Paris: No, no. I'm suggesting, that we help the aliens to defeat Chaotica. They think he's leading some kind of hostile invasion force, once that threat is gone it's a good bet they will leave and close up their portals.
Chakotay: How do you propose to defeat Chaotica?
Tom Paris: Well, he's been attacking the aliens with his Death Ray...
Tuvok: It's a shame we don't have one.
Tom Paris: No, forget about what it's called Tuvok! In the world of Captain Proton it's the most powerful weapon that there is, and because it's photonic it's lethal to these aliens. Now, in chapter 18 Captain Proton disables this weapon Just before Chaotica can use it to destroy Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you think that Proton - namely you, of course - could still do that?
Tom Paris: Well, we'd have to knock out the Lightning Shield first...
Seven of Nine: A force-field.
Tom Paris: Yep, now you're catching on. The Destruct-o Beam on my Rocket Ship can can disable the Death Ray but only if someone gets inside the Fortress of Doom and can shut down the Lightning Shield.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scientific Method (#4.7)" (1997)
The Doctor: [while giving Janeway a quite vigorous massage] You work absurdly long hours under constant stress, eating on the run, without sufficient exercise or rest. Your body is crying out for mercy.
Captain Janeway: [with a painful expression] It certainly is right now.

[Janeway is getting a massage from the Doctor when she is called to the bridge]
Captain Janeway: On my way!
[is about to leave her quarters, still covered with only a towel]
The Doctor: Captain!
Captain Janeway: I know what you're going to say, Doctor, but I can't neglect my responsibilities.
The Doctor: Actually, I was going to suggest a change of outfit.

Tuvok: Good morning, Captain.
Captain Janeway: That's a matter of opinion.

Captain Janeway: You are Security Chief. Don't thirteen department heads report to you every day?
Tuvok: Yes.
Captain Janeway: Well, straighten them out!
Tuvok: Shall I flog them as well?

Takar: You're not behaving very rationally.
Captain Janeway: That's what you were trying to accomplish, wasn't it? Hm? Pumping up my dopamine levels to push me to the edge, keeping me awake for four days straight with the constant pain of your devices drilling into my skull? Well, this is the culmination of your work, and guess what - you're gonna be right here to collect the final data.

Alzen: I had hoped you might be more cooperative once you realized the importance of our work.
Captain Janeway: Sorry. These lab rats are fighting back!

Captain Janeway: This ends right now!

Takar: What do you hope to accomplish by this?
Captain Janeway: Flying into a binary pulsar? Seems like I'm trying to crush this ship like a tin can.
Takar: It's more likely that you're trying to intimidate us.
Captain Janeway: You're welcome to stick around and find out.

Takar: I can kill you and your crew in an instant.
Captain Janeway: Go ahead. Without us, you won't be able to prevent this ship from being torn apart by the pulsars, and even with my crew working together I'd say the odds of us getting through this are what - one in ten?
Tuvok: One in twenty, at best, Captain.
Captain Janeway: I am willing to take that chance. Are you?

Captain Janeway: I hope you were exaggerating about those odds, Tuvok.
Tuvok: I was not.

Captain Janeway: I never realized you thought of me as reckless, Tuvok.
Tuvok: A poor choice of words. It was clearly an understatement.

The Doctor: Commander Chakotay is suffering bone decalcification,tissue necrosis, decreased visual acuity. All classic signs of aging. But they've developed within hours.
Chakotay: Any theories?
The Doctor: There's a rare genetic disorder called progeria to age prematurely. But there's never been an adult case, and it was supposedly eradicated two centuries ago. Even so,I took a close look at your DNA. These segments regulate your body's metabolism. My scans indicate that they've been hyperstimultaed somehow.
Captain Janeway: What's the prognosis?
The Doctor: I can't speculate on that until I've identified the cause.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 2 (#6.1)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ransom's status, now!
Crewman Noah Lessing: No way in hell!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We all make our own hell, Mr. Lessing. I hope you enjoy yours.

Chakotay: I don't blame you for being angry. But you can't compromise the safety of this ship to satisfy some personal vendetta.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your candor. Now let me be just as blunt: you're right, I am angry. I'm damned angry. He's a Starfleet captain, and he's decided to abandon everything this uniform stands for. He's out there right now, torturing and murdering innocent life forms just to get home a little quicker. I'm not gonna stand for it. I'm going to hunt him down, no matter how long it takes, no matter what the cost. If you wanna call that a vendetta, go right ahead.

Chakotay: What's happened to you, Kathryn?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I was about to ask you the same question.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Harry is analyzing the sound we've been hearing. He thinks it's some form of communication.
Chakotay: Well, I once figured out how to speak with a Terrelian seapod. This couldn't be that much harder.

Chakotay: Want your First Officer's advice?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Allow me: our deflector's losing power, and when it fails, we'll be defenseless. It's Voyager we should be worrying about, not the Equinox.
Chakotay: You'd make a great first officer. It's advice worth taking.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [composing a message to the alien life forms] It's not exactly Shakespeare, but it gets the point across.
Chakotay: A small olive branch is still an olive branch.

[Ransom has proposed to surrender his crew to Voyager]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Proceed.
Tom Paris: Ma'am?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He's still a Starfleet captain. He may have forgotten that for a while; but I believe him.

Captain Rudy Ransom: You've got a fine crew, Captain. Promise me you'll get 'em home.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I promise.

[last lines]
[Janeway picks up Voyager's dedication plaque from the floor]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: All these years, all these battles, this thing's never fallen down before.
Chakotay: Let's put it back up where it belongs.

Chakotay: Neelix is organizing a pot luck, to help boost morale.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Will I see you there?
Chakotay: I'm replicating the salad.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll bring the croutons.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The last time we welcomed you aboard, you took advantage of our trust. You betrayed this crew. I won't make that mistake again. Noah Lessing, Marla Gilmore, James Morrow, Brian Sofin, Angelo Tassoni - you're hereby stripped of rank. You'll be expected to serve as crewmen on this vessel. Your privileges will be limited. And you'll serve under close supervision for as long as I deem fit. This time you'll have to earn our trust. Dismissed.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You know... you may have had good reason to stage a little mutiny of your own.
Chakotay: The thought had occurred to me. But that would have been crossing the line.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Good Shepherd (#6.20)" (2000)
Chakotay: There are always a few who don't make it past their first year on a starship. Normally they're reassigned. But in our case, maybe we should relieve them of duty and let them pursue their own interests. It certainly wouldn't hurt general efficiency.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They aren't drones, Chakotay, we can't just deactivate them.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Three people have slipped through the cracks on my ship. That makes it my problem.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ever hear the Tale of the Good Shepherd? If even one sheep strayed into the wilderness, the shepherd left the safety of the flock and went after it.
Seven of Nine: So you're intending to rescue them?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In a manner of speaking. Maybe all it will take will be some personal attention from their captain, maybe something more. But I won't abandon a member of this crew... no matter what their problems might be.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Zeta particle derivation, Gamma wave frequency, Ion distribution, Flow rate of positrons: ZGIF - "Zero G is fun". That's how you remember the sequence.

Tal Celes: Just don't trust me with the analysis. I guarantee I'll get it wrong.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, with that attitude, I'm sure you will.
Tal Celes: This has nothing to do with attitude, Captain. You and I are wired differently. To you, this is nothing but data. To me, it-it's a monster with, with fangs and claws.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's the nature of space exploration. It's unpredictable.
Mortimer Harren: Which is why I don't like space exploration. Stumbling from star to star like a, a drunken insect careening toward a light source is not my idea of a dignified existence.

Mortimer Harren: We never should have left Voyager.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've got news for you, Crewman. Voyager isn't exactly a safe haven. We've been chased across the quadrant by far worse than whatever is out there - the Vidiians, Species 8472, the Borg... But I guess, if somebody's hiding down on deck 15, they may not be aware of it.
Mortimer Harren: I wasn't meant to be an explorer.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And I wasn't meant to guide a ship across an unknown quadrant.
Mortimer Harren: Then we're both victims of circumstance.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, I've seen things I've never imagined; grown closer to people than I ever thought possible. I wouldn't call myself a victim, and I wouldn't trade the last six years for anything.
Mortimer Harren: Then you've been deluded, by the inexhaustible human capacity to avoid the truth. You're the one hiding, not me.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think you just came up from your first deep dive.

[Harren is flying his escape pod toward the dark matter aliens]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Janeway to Harren, what're you doing?
Mortimer Harren: If they have to deal with me, it should give you a few more seconds to get away. That's my theory, anyway.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Resume your escape course now!
Mortimer Harren: It's too late for that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You made a mistake, Harren, don't make another one.
Mortimer Harren: I'm done hiding, Captain. A few seconds of exposure to real life, maybe I'll understand what I've been missing.

[last lines]
Chakotay: What happened?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Huh... The good shepherd went after some lost sheep - and ran into a wolf.
Chakotay: Did she find them?
[Janeway looks at her three crewmen peacefully sleeping in sickbay]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think she did.

Crewman Mitchell: [snaps to attention] Captain on the deck!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: At ease. Junction room 16?
Crewman Mitchell: Over there ma'am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Crewman Mitchell. How have you been?
Crewman Mitchell: Never better ma'am. Yourself?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not bad. Not bad at all.
[proceeds into the indicated direction]
Crewman Mitchell: To the left ma'am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Of course.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part 2 (#4.1)" (1997)
[Tuvok suggests Voyager's torpedoes equipped with nano-probes to use against Species 8472]
Seven of Nine: Your torpedoes are inadequate. They lack the necessary range and dispersive force.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do you have a better idea?
Seven of Nine: We are Borg.
Tuvok: [to Janeway] I take that as a yes.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's your designation?
Seven of Nine: Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One. But you may call me Seven of Nine.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You are asking me to give up my only guarantee that you won't assimilate us. I won't risk it.
Seven of Nine: Are you willing to risk a direct confrontation with us? If we transport 500 drones onto your vessel, do you believe you could offer sufficient resistance?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'd die trying.

[suffering from neural damage, Janeway puts Chakotay in charge of the ship and the mission]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They'll push you. They'll threaten you. But they need you. They need this alliance... You have to make this work. I want you... to make this work. Get-this-crew-home...

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Bridge to Chakotay: Scorpion!

Captain Janeway: This is the plan: we engage the enemy here, in their space. We show them what they're up against. If they have any sense of self-preservation they'll back off, pull their ships out of the Delta Quadrant. That's provided the weapons are effective; if they aren't...
Captain Janeway: [to Seven of Nine] ... it's been nice working with you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: There are two wars going on, the one out there and the one in here and... we're losing both of them.

Chakotay: Seven of Nine said that we lacked the cohesion of a collective mind, that one day it would divide us and destroy us. And here we are, proving her point.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll tell you when we lost control of this situation, when we made our mistake. It was the moment we turned away from each other. We don't have to stop being individuals to get through this; we just have to stop fighting each other.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is the plan: we engage the enemy here, in their space. We show them what they're up against. If they have any sense of self-preservation they'll back off, pull their ships out of the Delta Quadrant. That's provided the weapons are effective; if they aren't...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Seven of Nine] ... it's been nice working with you.

Chakotay: I want you to know that disobeying your orders was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I understand. And I respect the decision you made, even though I disagree with it. What's important is that in the end, we got through this, together. I don't ever want that to change.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of Seven of Nine] I wonder what's left under all that Borg technology - if she can ever become Human again.
Chakotay: You plan to keep her on board?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We pulled the plug. We're responsible for what happens to her now.
Chakotay: She was assimilated at a very young age. The Collective's all she knows. She might not want to stay.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, I think she might. We have something the Borg could never offer - friendship.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Cloud (#1.5)" (1995)
Captain Janeway: There's coffee in that nebula.

[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Personal log, stardate 48546.2 - Our journey home is several weeks old now, and I have begun to notice in my crew, and in myself, a subtle change, as the reality of our situation settles in. Here, in the Delta Quadrant, we are virtually the entire family of man. We are more than a crew, and I must find a way to be more than a captain to these people. But it's not clear to me exactly how to begin. At the Academy, we're taught that a captain is expected to maintain a certain distance. Until now, I've always been comfortable with that distance. -... - Maybe this is just the way it works. Maybe the distance *is* necessary. Maybe more than ever, now, they need me to be larger than life. I only wish I felt larger than life. Computer, delete last sentence.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: So - has Neelix concocted anything interesting this morning?
Ensign Harry Kim: There's an ancient Chinese curse, Captain: "May you live in interesting times". Mealtime is always interesting, now that Neelix is in the kitchen.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Neelix - do we have any coffee left?
Neelix: No. But we have something even better!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't want something even better, I want coffee!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What do you make of it, Mr. Tuvok?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am unable to offer an identification, Captain.
Ensign Harry Kim: [activating his communicator] Kim to Tuvok. In other words, you've never seen anything like it. Oh, I promise not to tell the junior officers!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after 'escaping' Neelix's 'even better than coffee'-substitute] Yes, Commander?
Commander Chakotay: There was no need for you to come to the bridge, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, there was.

The Doctor: I'm curious, Captain. Exactly what're you looking for?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I need to know if we did serious harm to this life-form.
The Doctor: Let's see - you ran your ship through it, fired phasers at it and blew a hole in it with a photon torpedo. I'd say it's a pretty good chance that you did...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Computer, mute audio.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Commander was introducing me to my animal guide.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I hope that you have better luck with yours than I had with mine.
Commander Chakotay: B'Elanna's the only one I know who tried to kill her animal guide.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after Neelix has requested to stay behind during the 'nebula'-mission] All our crews are busy preparing for this mission. I'm not pulling them off their duties to prepare your ship for launch, and I'm not gonna drop you off on the side of the road every time we hit a bump. When we're finished, if you wanna leave, that's your business. But for the moment, find yourself a seat with a good view; because - just like Jonah and the whale - you're going in.
Neelix: Is that final?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Dismissed.
[Neelix stays put, confused]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'!

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A-koo-chee-moya. We are far from the sacred places of our grandfathers and from the bones of our people. But perhaps there is one powerful being who will embrace this good crew and give them the answer they seek.

Captain Janeway: I'm just gonna have to give up coffee. That's all there is to it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Latent Image (#5.11)" (1999)
[the Doctor enters the bridge as Janeway is having a trivial discussion with the crew]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If this is another house call, it'll have to wait. As you can see, I've got a mutiny on my hands.
The Doctor: A mutiny? I suppose that's better than a conspiracy.
Seven of Nine: Doctor?
The Doctor: Tell her, Captain. Describe how you tampered with my program, how it was you all along.
Tuvok: Perhaps you should accompany me to sickbay, Doctor.
The Doctor: Et tu, Tuvok?

Seven of Nine: I am having trouble with the nature of individuality.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [laughs] There's a time and a place for philosophical discussion. Two in the morning in my quarters isn't one of them.

[Janeway visits Seven in the cargo bay]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm having trouble... with the nature of individuality.
Seven of Nine: You require a philosophical discussion?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's a time and a place for it. This is one of them.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Captain's log, supplemental - Our doctor is now our patient.

[Janeway orders a coffee from the replicator and tastes it]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Lukewarm. Now, I've told that replicator a dozen times about the temperature of my coffee. It just doesn't seem to wanna listen. Almost as if it's got a mind of its own. But it doesn't. A replicator operates through a series of electronic pathways that allow it to receive instructions and take appropriate action. And there you go, a cup of coffee; a bowl of soup, a plasma conduit, whatever we tell it to do. As difficult as it is to accept, the Doctor is more like that replicator than he is like us.
Seven of Nine: He would disagree.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm sure he would. But I can't let that change my decision.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If one of my crew chose to put a phaser to his own head, should I let him?
Seven of Nine: It would depend on the situation.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It always depends on the situation, Seven.

Seven of Nine: When you separated me from the Collective, I was an unknown risk to your crew. Yet you kept me on board. You allowed me to evolve into an individual.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're a human being. He's a hologram.
Seven of Nine: And you allowed that hologram to evolve as well, to exceed his original programming. And yet, now you choose to abandon him.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Objection noted. Good night.
Seven of Nine: It is unsettling. You say that I am a human being, and yet I am also Borg - part of me not unlike your replicator. Not unlike the Doctor. Will you one day choose to abandon me as well? I have always looked to you as my example, my guide to humanity. Perhaps I've been mistaken.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We gave him a soul, B'Elanna. Do we have the right to take it away now?
B'Elanna Torres: We gave him personality subroutines. I'd hardly call that a soul.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead, Ensign Ahni Jetal. Her intelligence and her charm have made our long journey home seem not quite so long. As she continues on a journey of her own, we will keep her in our hearts... and in our memories.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of the Doctor] It's as though there's a battle being fought inside him. Between his original programming... and what he's become. Our solution was to end that battle. What if we were wrong?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: After I freed you from the Collective... you were transformed. It's been a difficult process. Was it worth it?
Seven of Nine: I had no choice.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's not what I asked you.
Seven of Nine: If I could change what happened, erase what you did to me, would I? No.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions (#2.25)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is Kathryn Janeway. I've never liked saying goodbye, so I'll make this brief. But I want you all to know that serving as your Captain has been the most extraordinary experience of my life. No captain could ask more than what this crew has given: bravery, compassion and strength of character. But I think what I'll miss most is the fun - the times we joked together, the games on the holodeck; I'll remember the laughter more than anything. Although Commander Chakotay and I won't be with you for the rest of your journey, we know that you'll be the same steadfast crew for Mr. Tuvok as you have been for us. We wish you a safe and speedy journey home. Our thoughts will be with you. Janeway out.

[Chakotay is unpacking the elements for a modular shelter]
Commander Chakotay: Does it matter which way these things go?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I guess it depends whether you're in a beige mood or a gray mood.

Commander Chakotay: If your tomatoes could spare you for a minute, I'd like your opinion on something in the house.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've come to the right person. I always have an opinion.
Commander Chakotay: [mocking] Really?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think we need to define some parameters. About us.
Commander Chakotay: I'm not sure I can... define parameters. But I can tell you a story, an ancient legend among my people. It's about an angry warrior, who lived his life in conflict with the rest of his tribe. A man who couldn't find peace, even with the help of his spirit guide. For years he... struggled with his discontent. But the only satisfaction he ever got came when he was in battle. This made him a hero among his tribe; but the warrior still longed for peace within himself. One day, he and his war party... were captured by a neighboring tribe, led by a woman warrior. She called on him to join her, because her tribe was too small and weak to defend itself from all its enemies. The woman warrior was brave and beautiful, and very wise. The angry warrior swore to himself... that he would stay by her side, doing whatever he could to make her burden lighter. From that point on, her needs would come first. And in that way... the warrior began to know... the true meaning of peace.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is that really... an ancient legend?
Commander Chakotay: No. But that made it easier to say.

Commander Chakotay: [about the monkey] I doubt that he can be domesticated, at least not very easily.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, we have plenty of time - the rest of our lives.
Commander Chakotay: [sighs] That's a long time. At least, I hope so.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: When I was young, my parents took us on backpacking trips. They thought we should all keep a connection to our pioneer roots. I hated it. No bed, no replicator...
Commander Chakotay: No bathtub.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No bathtub. I guess I was always a child of the 24th century.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's one way of letting go.
[after a storm has destroyed her entire research equipment]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Chakotay, are you there?
Commander Chakotay: No, I left an hour ago.

[Chakotay has suggested to build a boat to explore the river]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We could go on a camping trip!
Commander Chakotay: [laughs] I'm not sure we could fit the bathtub in the boat.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's all right. I'll have the river.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Doctor tells me you contacted the Vidiians after all.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I disobeyed your order, Captain. I am prepared to accept the consequences.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If I didn't know you better, I'd say your decision was almost... emotional.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You know, Chakotay, it occurs to me we aren't exactly in a command structure anymore. Maybe you should call me "Kathryn".
Commander Chakotay: Give me a few days on that one, okay?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Night (#5.1)" (1998)
Chakotay: Any chance I might persuade you to join me for a few rounds of velocity? It'll help clear your mind.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My mind is perfectly clear.
Chakotay: Then what if I told you I'm not leaving until you join me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'd say, have a seat, it'll be a while.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, what I wouldn't give for a few Borg cubes about now; anything for a little distraction.

[Controller Emck is beamed aboard]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm afraid we'll have to talk here. You appear to be leaking.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Four years ago, I destroyed the Caretaker's array to protect the Ocampa. That act of compassion stranded this crew in the Delta Quadrant. I'm not about to give that order again.
Chakotay: This situation is a little different.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, it's close enough. I'm asking this crew to make too big a sacrifice. I won't make that same mistake.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Chakotay, there's no one I trust more than you. You're a fine first officer. Are you ready to captain this ship?
Chakotay: Yes.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Assemble the crew.

[Janeway intends to sacrifice herself to get Voyager out of the void]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tom, set a course.
[Tom remains in his seat with his arms crossed]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Lieutenant, I gave you an order.
Tom Paris: I can't follow that order, ma'am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Harry, take the helm.
Harry Kim: I'm sorry, Captain.
[Janeway looks at the other crew members one by one, finally at Seven... ]
Seven of Nine: I will not comply.
[... and the Doctor]
The Doctor: What's a hologram to do?
Tuvok: As you can see, you're not the only one who's had time to evaluate the past.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You told them. They knew, coming in.
Chakotay: Let's just say I wouldn't be a fine first officer if I hadn't.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Time to take out the garbage.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Would you be satisfied with, "I'm just catching up on some reading?" I'm not sure I understand it myself. It started when we entered this - what does the crew call it?
Chakotay: The Void.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Charming. Oh, what I wouldn't give for a few Borg cubes about now, anything for a little distraction. Strange as it sounds, I almost long for the days when we were under constant attack. No time to stop and think about how we got stranded in the Delta Quadrant. How did we end up here, Chakotay? Answer me.
Chakotay: We were faced with a difficult choice. We had the means to get home, but using it would have put an innocent people at risk. So, we decided to stay.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No... no. I decided to stay. I made that choice for everyone.
Chakotay: We're alive and well, and we've gathered enough data about this quadrant to keep Starfleet scientists busy for decades. Our mission's been a success.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Very same words I've been telling myself for the past four years. But then we hit this void, and I started to realize how empty those words sound.
Chakotay: Kathryn...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I made an error in judgment, Chakotay. It was shortsighted, and it was selfish, and now all of us are paying for my mistake. So, if you don't mind, Commander, I'll pass on that little game. And I'll leave shipboard morale in your capable hands. If the crew asks for me, tell them the Captain sends her regards.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You realize you could all be hanged for mutiny. Looks like we need another option.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is Voyager. Stand down your weapons and fall back.
[Voyager is hit with another blast]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll take that as a, "No."


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Thaw (#2.23)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As I understand it, it takes a few minutes before you become aware of my thoughts, is that true?
Clown: An eternity of anticipation!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And then what happens?
Clown: And then the fun begins.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: All we have to do now is decide how to negotiate with... an emotion. With a manifestation... of fear.

[the crew on Voyager has failed to shut down the Clown's environment]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've lost.
Clown: We've won! We've won! We've won! Start the music! Start the music! Celebration! Celebration! Celebration!

Lieutenant Tuvok: Fear is the most primitive, the most primordial of biological responses.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The ability to recognize danger, to fight it or run away from it, that's what fear gives us, but... when fear holds you hostage... how do you make it let go?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Isn't there more to fear than a simple demand to exist? Why do people enjoy dangerous sports? Or holodeck adventures with the safety off? Why, after all these centuries, do children still ride on rollercoasters?
The Doctor: Fear can provide pleasure. To seek fear is to seek the boundaries of one's sensory experience.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But what does fear seek... at the end of the ride?

Clown: You show remarkable trust, Captain. How could you be so sure I would keep my word?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've known fear. It's a very healthy thing, most of the time. You warn us of danger, remind us of our limits, protect us from carelessness. I've learned to trust fear.
Clown: Finally someone who appreciates me! Am I blushing?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Would you be honest with me?
Clown: Fear is the most honest of all emotions, Captain.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not Captain Janeway.
Clown: Could have fooled me!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm afraid I did.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Starfleet captains don't easily succumb... to fear.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You know as well as I do that fear only exists for one purpose: to be conquered.

[last lines]
Clown: What will become of us? Of me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Like all fear, you eventually... vanish.
Clown: I'm afraid.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [whispers] I know.
Clown: Drat!


"Star Trek: Voyager: In the Flesh (#5.4)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'd better get going.
Chakotay: Right, I don't wanna be late.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Just be home before midnight.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Who are you?
Ensign David Gentry: Gentry, David. Rank: Ensign. Starfleet service number: 99 beta 3278. Planet of Origin: Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're not interested in your knowledge of Human culture. We're not part of your recreation. I'm Captain Janeway of the Federation Starship Voyager. *I'm* from Earth. You're not.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If Species 8472 attacks Earth, the Federation won't have any defenses against them. And I don't need to remind you that we have no way to warn Starfleet Command. Voyager may be the last defense against an all-out invasion of Earth.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Have a little faith, Seven.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Directive 010: "Before engaging alien species in battle, any and all attempts to make first contact and achieve non-military resolution must be made." In this case, we made first contact over a year ago and we barely got out of it alive. It seems to me a battle is inevitable, maybe even war. So why can't I get that directive out of my mind?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Boothby.
Boothby: Captain Janeway.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good to see you after all these years. Enjoying the Delta Quadrant?
Boothby: Don't get sassy with me, young lady. This recreation may be Starfleet, but our weapons are far more sophisticated. I can destroy your vessel with a single command. Run along now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: An armed conflict isn't going to solve our problems. We could go on making threats, spying on each other, risking a war between our species. Or we could try a more direct approach.
Boothby: What do you have in mind?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How about a class reunion?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're entering a stage of diplomacy where most of the problems will be cultural: how do you shake hands with an 8472?

Seven of Nine: When you ordered me to disarm the warheads during the negotiation, I anticipated an immediate attack. I believed they would take advantage of your human weakness. I was wrong. If I had been in your position, we would most likely be engaged in a battle with 8472 at this moment. How did you know?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I didn't. Like I said...
Seven of Nine: Faith.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've got Voyager's comm frequency; you know how to contact us. I hope we can keep this process alive.
Boothby: Don't call us, we'll call you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Bring us within range. Target their weapons array.
Seven of Nine: Captain, we should target their power systems as well.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. I don't want to risk shutting down their life support. If we can end this without casualties, so much the better.
Seven of Nine: This species does not deserve our compassion.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You picked a lousy time for an ethical debate. The weapons array. Now.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 1 (#4.8)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is turning into the week of hell.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Erased from history.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Captain's log, Stardate 51268.4 - This morning's attack destroyed the power grid on deck eleven. No casualties this time. But the replicator system was badly damaged. We've gone to emergency rations. As a result, the situation has gotten a little worse. Environmental controls continue to fail. Seven decks have been rendered uninhabitable, and we've had to relocate the crew. Quarters are close, nerves are frayed, and I'm not sure what's more difficult to maintain - Voyager's systems or the crew's morale. What's important is that we're together, working towards a single goal: survival.

[Janeway declines a watch Chakotay has given her as a birthday present]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That watch represents a meal, a hypospray, or a pair of boots. It could mean the difference between life and death one day.

Chakotay: [on Janeway's determination to protect Voyager with temporal shielding] Before long, there won't be a ship left to protect.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We don't have a choice.
Chakotay: Maybe we do.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Here comes the part I'm not gonna like.

Tom Paris: I was inspired by an ancient steamship, the Titanic. The engineers of the day constructed a series of special bulkheads - sort of like a honeycomb - that would lower into place if they suffered a major hull breach. In theory, they could stay afloat even with half the ship filled with water.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Titanic? As I recall, it sank.
Tom Paris: Let's just say I've... made a few improvements.

[Voyager has sustained heavy damage, and the bridge lies in ruins]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll be in my ready room.
[picks up a piece of debris]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You have the bridge.
[throws debris away]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's left of it.

Chakotay: Happy birthday.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Happy what?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Seven, we could use a little of that Borg efficiency right about now.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Each of you has done your best, but determination alone isn't going to hold this ship together. It's time we faced reality. We've lost nine decks. More than half the ship has been destroyed. Life support is nearly gone. Voyager can no longer sustain its crew. I promised myself that I would never give this order, that I would never break up this family. But asking you to stay... would be asking you to die. You will proceed to the escape pods and evacuate this vessel. Set your course for the Alpha Quadrant. Along the way, try to find allies; secure faster ships if you can, anything to get home. The senior staff and I will remain on board as long as possible. We will try - somehow - to rescue Tom and Chakotay. The escape pods are equipped with subspace beacons. That's how we'll keep track of you. When we find each other again - and we will; we will find each other again - I expect all of you to be in one piece, with some interesting stories to tell. Good luck.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ensign Kim and Seven of Nine have merged Starfleet and Borg ingenuity to create this new technology. And I'm sure I speak for the entire crew when I say, thank you. Now, how the hell does it work?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero: Part 1 (#6.26)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mindmelds. The last time I heard the words "my mind to your mind", I had a headache for two weeks.

[Janeway is going on a possible suicide mission]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is my responsibility.
Tuvok: Starfleet Tactical Directive 36: "The Captain will not engage a hostile force without the protection of a Security officer." The probability of success is greater if there are two of us.
B'Elanna Torres: Make that three. If you're gonna pull this off, you'll need an engineer in there.
Tom Paris: B'Elanna!
B'Elanna Torres: Tactical Directive 36-A.
Tom Paris: There is no Directive 36-A.
B'Elanna Torres: There is now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Make a note in the ship's record: we responded to a distress call at 0900 hours. Arrived at the colony two hours later. No survivors. We don't know who these people were; but we know the Borg destroyed them.

[Janeway is about to undergo a bridging of minds]
Chakotay: I'm willing to volunteer if you'd rather hold down the fort.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your trying to protect me, but a chance to see this place - it's worth a headache.

Seven of Nine: Welcome to Unimatrix Zero.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Seven?
Seven of Nine: Annika. That's what I'm called here.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I couldn't help but notice, you were a little different in Unimatrix Zero, and I don't mean your lack of Borg implants. You seemed more...
Seven of Nine: Human.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you don't mind my saying so, it suited you.
Seven of Nine: I've been told I spent a great deal of time there. But since I don't remember Unimatrix Zero any more than I remember Earth, it's irrelevant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: To you maybe. But if what I saw was any indication, Annika would disagree.

[Janeway is planning to save the drones in Unimatrix Zero]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Chakotay... we've had our disagreements. And there have been times when I've chosen to proceed without your support. But this can't be one of those times. I won't do this without my First Officer.
Chakotay: The way I see it, risking the safety of Voyager is a small price to pay. If we help these people, this could be the turning point in our battle against the Borg.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm glad we agree. Because I almost talked myself out of it.
Chakotay: Somehow I don't think you were ever in danger of doing that.

Chakotay: You said you wanted my support. Then take Tuvok and B'Elanna with you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And if I don't?
Chakotay: I may only be First Officer, but I still pull a few strings around here. The Doctor could be persuaded to question your medical fitness.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I was hoping for your unconditional support.
Chakotay: This is the best I can do.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell them to pack light.

Borg Queen: Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's been a long time. How are things in the Collective?
Borg Queen: Perfect, for the most part. Voyager?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Never better.

Chakotay: Anything you'd like done around here while you're gone? Gravity plating recalibrated? Carpets cleaned?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Surprise me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Void (#7.15)" (2001)
Tuvok: I've detected a number of vessels monitoring us.
Tom Paris: The vultures are circling.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Vultures eat the dead, Mr. Paris. We're not dead yet.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Welcome to the Alliance.

General Valen: My scans show you have photon torpedoes.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm sorry, we don't trade weapons.
General Valen: Why not?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Because we have no way of knowing what they'll be used for. Plundering innocent ships, for example.
General Valen: Wait a few weeks until your resources start to run out. Morality won't keep your life support systems running.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm sorry, General. There are some compromises I won't make.
General Valen: Not yet.

Chakotay: We may not like Valen's tactics, but he and his crew are still alive after five years in here.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I was thinking about that myself. I thought maybe I could get some guidance from the Federation Charter. I was hoping I'd find a loophole that would allow us to... take actions we ordinarily wouldn't take.
Chakotay: Any luck?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Charter's a statement of principles, not a practical document.
Chakotay: No section on how to exist in a void.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. But I've become convinced that we've got to stick to our principles, not abandon them.
Chakotay: Should the crew be ready to die for those principles?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If the alternative means becoming thieves and killers ourselves, yes. But I'm betting that our principles are going to keep us alive.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We may lose a little weight, gentlemen. But we won't lose who we are.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe the best way to get help is to give it.

[Janeway has suggested an alliance with other aliens to try and escape the Void with combined forces]
Chakotay: Who are we going to form an alliance with?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Anyone who agrees to play by our rules: no killing, no stealing, and no giving up.

General Valen: This new ship has impressive technology. We can share it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not here to divide the spoils.
General Valen: Then why are you here?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: To protect the ship you're firing on.
General Valen: What are they to you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Just some people in a bad situation, like the rest of us.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm so glad we taught them the value of cooperation.
[when Bosaal and Valen form an alliance of their own against Voyager]

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It was almost like being part of a federation again.
Chakotay: The real one's only 30,000 light years away.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then what are we standing around for?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion (#5.18)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're gathered here today, not as Starfleet officers, but as friends and family, to celebrate the marriage of two of Voyager's finest. B'Elanna has asked me to forgo the rigors of Klingon painstiks in favor of a more traditional ceremony.
Harry Kim: They're saving the painstiks for the honeymoon.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is it, Tom - your bachelor days are over.
Tom Paris: Not a moment too soon.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Second thoughts?
Tom Paris: Second, third, fourth...

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've come too far to be stopped by dust.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: For all we know, the real Voyager's been destroyed, and we're all that's left. For all we know, we're supposed to be living their lives.
Chakotay: That's a pretty big assumption; and it's putting this crew in danger.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's only one thing I know how to be, Chakotay, and that's Kathryn Janeway.

Chakotay: Tom and I aren't the only ones who question your decisions. Now that the truth is known, a lot of people think we should turn around and head for the class Y planet. They're starting to remember their existence before Voyager.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What? What existence? Pools of biomimetic fluid? We didn't even experience sentience until Voyager came along.
Chakotay: What good is sentience if we're not alive to experience it?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The way I choose to look at it is this: if everything about us was duplicated, that includes our memory engrams, the emotional centers of our brain. So if you feel something, remember something, believe something - I'm not about to tell you it's not real.

[Janeway has appointed Neelix to be Medical Officer]
Neelix: What about my other duties?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Make sickbay your priority. Huh... At this point, morale is a luxury.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've lost Commander Chakotay. Duplicate or not, he was real to me. And he was a fine Starfleet officer. And... he was a friend... who... wasn't afraid to let me know when I am wrong.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This crew's existence may have been brief; but it's been distinguished. None of you... deserves to be forgotten.

[last lines]
[on board the real Voyager]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Make a note in the ship's record. "We received a distress call at 0900 hours. Arrived at the vessel's last known coordinates at 2120. The ship was destroyed. Cause unknown. No survivors." Mr. Paris, resume course.
Tom Paris: Aye, sir.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Q and the Grey (#3.11)" (1996)
Captain Janeway: I want you out, but first, get rid of this bed.
Q: I've no intention of getting between those Starfleet-issue sheets. They give me a terrible rash!
Captain Janeway: Well - since you won't be getting in the bed, I wouldn't worry about it.

Q: Oh, I see, this is one of those silly human rituals - you're playing hard to get.
Captain Janeway: As far as you're concerned, Q, I'm impossible to get.
Q: Goody! A challenge! This is going to be fun!

Q: I know that you're probably asking yourself, "Why would a brilliant, handsome, dashingly omnipotent being like Q want to mate with a scrawny little bipedal specimen like me?"
Captain Janeway: Let me guess: no one else in the universe will have you!
Q: Nonsense! I could have chosen a Klingon targ; the Romulan Empress; a Cyrillian microbe.
Captain Janeway: Really? I beat out a single-celled organism? How flattering!

Q: [referring to Chakotay] I was wondering, Kathy. What could anyone possibly see in this big oaf anyway? Is it the tattoo? Because MINE'S BIGGER!
Captain Janeway: Not big enough.

Q: You have no idea what you're missing. Foreplay with a Q can last for decades.
Captain Janeway: Sorry, but I'm busy for the next sixty or seventy years.

Q: Oh, Kathy, don't be such a prude. Admit it - it has been a while.
Captain Janeway: And it's gonna be a while longer.

Q: [about the civil war of the Q] It's terrible, isn't it? But it's also a wonderful opportunity.
Captain Janeway: I fail to see anything wonderful about a war.
Q: War can be an engine of change. War can transform a society for the better. Your own Civil War brought about an end to slavery and oppression.

Q: I want you to help me transform the Continuum, in the same way your Civil War transformed a nation.
Captain Janeway: By mating with you?
Q: I know - it's brilliant, isn't it?

Captain Janeway: [seeing the Q mate, merely by the touch of their index fingers] That was it?
Q: You had your chance. Don't go crying about it now.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier (#5.16)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There are three things to remember about being a starship captain: keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the ship... and never abandon a member of your crew.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I realize the two of you weren't exactly close. Regardless, we just lost one of our own.
B'Elanna Torres: She was never one of our own, Captain. Didn't she just prove that?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know what happened on that sphere, and neither do you, Lieutenant.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'll be searching for one individual among thousands of drones. But she's one of us; and I'm not about to let her go.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of the Hansens] I agree their methods were unorthodox, but... that's been true of most great explorers.
The Doctor: Most explorers don't take their four-year-old daughter along for the ride.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's running through that collective mind of yours? You've got thousands of species to choose from, billions of individuals. Why Seven of Nine? You should've assimilated us while you had the chance.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let her go, or I'll give the order to fire.
Borg Queen: You would be destroyed as well, along with your crewman.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Better than being one of you!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Seven, shut down that field.
Borg Queen: Don't listen to her. She's poisoned your thoughts long enough.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Seven] I'm giving you an order!
Borg Queen: One order, one voice! Insignificant!

Seven of Nine: The Borg believed I was unique, that I understood Humanity. They were obviously mistaken.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How so?
Seven of Nine: I've betrayed the crew of Voyager, threatened you with assimilation. I did not expect you to return for me.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Looks like you still have a few things to learn.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sweet dreams.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank (#5.20)" (1999)
Kurros: I have come to offer our help with your Hazari paradox.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Paradox?
Kurros: That is right. Is it an escape route, or is it a trap? Do they know that you know that they know? It is the best kind of puzzle - pure tactics, psychology.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, it appears our Hazari paradox is more complex than we thought.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We have an old expression, Kurros: "Don't call us, we'll call you."

[Neelix is serving coffee to Janeway, who is working through the night]
Neelix: Should I have the Doctor prepare a hypospray?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Excuse me?
Neelix: So you can absorb the caffeine more directly - save time.

[Janeway and Seven are observing a type of jellyfish in a water tank]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They must be studying it.
Kurros: Actually, she is studying you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: A good guest knows when he's outstayed his welcome.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you can't solve a puzzle, cheat. If you can't out-think a think tank, don't try.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Looks like your ship's having difficulties.
Kurros: A minor problem.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, I'm sure you'll find a solution. Just give it some... thought.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Concerning Flight (#4.11)" (1997)
Captain Janeway: It never fails to impress me. No matter how vast the differences may be between cultures, people always have something that somebody else wants, and trade is born.

Leonardo da Vinci: I will not leave this new world!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your new world is a prison. You're under his control.
[points at the unconscious Tau]
Leonardo da Vinci: When are we not in prison? Hm? When are our lives free from the influence of those who have more power than us? Hm? If this new world is a cage, then it is a cage of gold - of marvels, of opportunities!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Leonardo, whether you want to admit it or not, they do need you back home - in Florence, Milan, Avignon... They need your genius, they need your heart. And right now, I need you, too. So come on!
Leonardo da Vinci: I will not go... for Florence or Milan or Avignon. But for you, Caterina... for you I will go.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fire at will!
Tuvok: I have the will, but not the means, Captain.

Leonardo da Vinci: [examining Tuvok] Curious ears!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My traveling companion, Tuvok.
Leonardo da Vinci: Ah, what the old philosophers say is true. Monstrous and wonderful are the peoples of undiscovered lands.

[Janeway asks Tuvok to distract Leonardo da Vinci with small talk]
Tuvok: Vulcans do not make small talk.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Improvise.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [about da Vinci] He was a Renaissance man, Tuvok. Interpreted, reinterpreted, deconstructed, fantasized about, all through history. Vasari thought he was an angel. Freud thought he had a problem with his mother. James T. Kirk claimed he met him, although the evidence is less than conclusive.

[da Vinci is baffled by the "magic" technology he has encountered]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let me ask you something. If you were something other than a human being, if you were a different kind of animal... If you were a small bird, a sparrow - what would your world be like?
Leonardo da Vinci: I should make my home in a tree, in the branch of an elm. I should hunt insects for food, straw for my nest, and in the springtime, I should sing for a companion.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you would know nothing of the politics of Florence - the cutting of marble or mathematics.
Leonardo da Vinci: Of course not.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But why not?
Leonardo da Vinci: My mind would be too small.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As a sparrow, your mind would be too small, even with the best of teachers?
Leonardo da Vinci: If Aristotle himself were to perch on my branch and lecture till he... fell off from exhaustion - still the limits of my mind would prevent me from understanding.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And as a man, can you accept that there may be certain realities beyond the limits of your comprehension?
Leonardo da Vinci: If I could not accept that... then I would be a fool.

Leonardo da Vinci: All my life I have wanted to fly. Perhaps my failure to do so has... caused my heart to remain in flight - leaping from one thing to another, never satisfied... never complete.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And now that you've actually flown?
Leonardo da Vinci: Now, who knows what I cannot accomplish.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Dragon's Teeth (#6.7)" (1999)
[Voyager is trapped inside a subspace network]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Can you find a way out?
Tom Paris: I don't know. There's hundreds of corridors, it's like a maze.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then be a good rat and find us the cheese, hm?

Gedrin: When it rains, do you run from doorway to doorway, trying to stay dry, getting wet all the while? Or do you just accept the fact that it's raining, and walk with dignity?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Rain's one thing. Plasma bombs are something else.
Gedrin: But the principle is the same.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [pause] I'd bring an umbrella.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's get started. We've got a civilization to rebuild.

Chakotay: [on seeing the hundreds of stasis pods of the Vaadwaur] Dragon's teeth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: "Dragon's teeth"?
Chakotay: An old Greek myth. After a dragon was killed in a war, its teeth were spread out over the battlefield. They took root, and warriors sprung from the ground, to continue the fighting.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You haven't been completely honest about your past. And that makes me a little uncertain about the present.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If we're going to be fighting side by side, I have to trust you. I need to be certain you don't have any ulterior motives.
Gedrin: Our only motive is survival.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If I were to take you at your word, the ancient Talaxians might call *me* 'vaadwaur' - foolish. That's what they came to call anyone who allowed themselves to be deceived by an enemy.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We said we'd try to help you make a new start; and I want to keep that promise. But I can't ignore history, Mr. Gedrin.

[during an attack by Vaadwaur ships, Janeway suggests using the atmosphere's radiogenic particles as a power source for Voyager's impulse drive]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What if we drew the particles directly into our plasma manifold?
Tom Paris: That would give us one hell of a boost.
Harry Kim: It could also blow out every power relay on the ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

[last lines]
Seven of Nine: Captain... I believe I made an error in judgment.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh?
Seven of Nine: By awakening Gedrin, I initiated a chain of events that nearly led to our destruction. I wanted to help revive a civilization, not start a war.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You thought you were acting out of compassion. I might have done the same thing. But that doesn't make it right, Seven. The repercussions of this could be catastrophic.
Seven of Nine: Their technology is nine centuries out of date, their plans for conquest are irrelevant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They're a resourceful species, determined; they'll adapt. I doubt we've seen the last of them.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (#1.9)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What is the nature of your emergency?
Gath: We have no emergency.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But you are sending out a distress call.
Gath: Yes, we are.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why?
Gath: Because you are in distress.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's the first time we've been on the other side of the fence.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: What fence?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The one that's made of binding principles. We have our own set of rules, which includes the Prime Directive. How many times have we been in the position of refusing to interfere when some kind of disaster threatened an alien culture? It's all very well to say we do it on the basis of an enlightened principle. But how does that feel to the aliens? I'm sure many of them think the Prime Directive is a lousy idea.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Principles, principles - that's what it comes down to. Do I compromise my almighty principles? But how do I not compromise them, if it involves a chance to get the crew more than halfway home? How do I tell them... my principles are so important, I would deny them that opportunity?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You can use logic to justify almost anything. That's its power - and its flaw.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't have the luxury of throwing you in the brig for the rest of this voyage; I need you. I need every person on this ship. But I want you to know - how very deeply you have disappointed me.

Gath: Why are you so consumed with this desire to get home? I find it difficult to understand.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Home... is home. It's where we belong.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've seen how quickly you get tired of your pleasures. All that interests you is what's new and unexplored. After a day or two, it becomes commonplace.
Gath: Yes?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We prefer permanence - the reward of relationships that endure, and grow deeper with the passing of time.
Gath: You would lose those notions if you stayed with us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You may be right. And that's why we have to leave.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You never had any intention of helping us, did you?
Gath: Of course I did. I did everything in my power to persuade you to stay here.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Tuvok] You are one of my most valued officers. And you are my friend. It is vital that you understand me here. I need you. But I also need to know that I can count on you. You are my counsel - the one I turn to when I need my moral compass checked. We have forged this relationship for years, and I depend on it! I realize you made a sacrifice for me. But it's not one I would have allowed you to make. You can use logic to justify almost anything. That's its power - and its flaw.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero: Part 2 (#7.1)" (2000)
[Janeway, Tuvok and Torres have been transformed into Borg drones]
Tuvok: Captain!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's left of her.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Stay focused. Stay Tuvok. That's an order.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'll have to destroy the entire Collective to find them all.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you really wanted to negotiate, you'd visit Unimatrix Zero. You found a way to send drones; surely you could go yourself. Or are you afraid that a taste of individuality might make you realize it is something worth fighting for?

Borg Queen: I took your advice, Captain. I paid a visit to Unimatrix Zero. It's far more primitive than I expected. I don't understand how anyone could prefer a crude environment to Borg perfection.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Spend a little more time there. You might find out.
Borg Queen: I've seen enough. It's an illusion.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell them Unimatrix Zero can no longer exist. That's an order.

Borg Queen: Is this your compromise?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't compromise with Borg.

[Janeway's Borg implants have been removed]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Seven] If I ever imply it's been easy on you these last few years, remind me about today.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, Unimatrix Zero may be gone. But it looks like the resistance is alive and kicking. With any luck, the Collective may never be the same.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Parallax (#1.2)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Wait a minute, wait... wait a minute - let me get this straight: we were cruising along at warp seven. Then we picked up a distress call and moved in to investigate. But now you're saying that the other ship is actually just a reflection of us and that the distress call is actually just the Captain's opening hail. But we picked up the distress call before she sent the hail. How could we have been seeing a reflection of something we hadn't even done yet? Am I making any sense here?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. But that's okay.

Commander Chakotay: You're right, Captain, I do consider these my people, because nobody else on this ship will look out for them like I will. And I'm telling you: you're gonna have to give them more authority if you want their loyalty.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Theirs? Or yours, Commander?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: In command school, they taught us to always remember that maneuvering a starship is a very delicate process. But over the years, I've learned that sometimes... you just have to punch your way through.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Lieutenant - I understand you studied biochemistry at the Academy?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Er, only two semesters.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Close enough. You just volunteered to become a field medic. Report to sickbay as soon as we're finished here.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [going through Torres' Academy record] Four disciplinary hearings, one suspension... You had quite a turbulent couple of years, didn't you?
B'Elanna Torres: Yeah, I guess you could say that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What do you think the problem was?
B'Elanna Torres: The problem? The problem was a system that didn't give anyone a chance to breathe!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We work under that same system on this ship.
B'Elanna Torres: Then I guess maybe this is just a bad idea!
[she turns to leave]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why did you quit the Academy, B'Elanna?
B'Elanna Torres: I didn't want to have anything to do with Starfleet then; and I'm sorry that I have to now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Some professors like students who challenge their assumptions, B'Elanna - and so do some captains.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Two crew members have already filed complaints about her promotion. And she may be in for a tough period of adjustment. But I think B'Elanna's going to make a fine addition to this crew - our crew.

Commander Chakotay: Can I ask you a question? Off the record? If things had happened differently and we were on the Maquis ship now instead of Voyager - would you have served under me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: One of the nice things about being captain... is that you can keep some things to yourself.

Captain Kathryn Janeway, Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Warp particles!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity (#5.24)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Before you say anything, let me remind you what happens to bearers of bad news.
Chakotay: Don't kill the messenger.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Go ahead, fire.

Chakotay: We're detecting temporal paradoxes throughout the ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Paradoxes?
Chakotay: Internal chronometers show it's 0600 on deck 9 and 0605 on deck 13. Time's passing more quickly in some parts of the ship and slowing down in others.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe that explains why this coffee tastes like it's three days old.

Captain Janeway (2371): [of the Voyager bridge] It's bigger than I expected.
Admiral Patterson: Schematics never fully prepare you for the real thing.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [apprehending Future Braxton in the past] Come here often?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Does this make any sense to you?
Tuvok: Like most time paradoxes, it's implausible, but not necessarily illogical.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I get the feeling I'm about to be drafted.

Captain Janeway (2371): Is this part of the tour?
[during her first tour of Voyager, when witnessing Present Seven chasing and shooting after Future Braxton]

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [preparing to leave the future and return to their own time] See you in the 24th century.
Seven of Nine: I'll look forward to it - or should I say backward.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Don't get started.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: All right. Let's get started before my headache gets any worse.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Live Fast and Prosper (#6.21)" (2000)
B'Elanna Torres: We've got systems failures on eight decks, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That explains why my sonic shower was a little louder than usual.
B'Elanna Torres: Make that nine decks.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Gremlins.
B'Elanna Torres: Excuse me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In the early days of aviation, engineers blamed imaginary little creatures called gremlins for malfunctions they could not explain.
B'Elanna Torres: Well, one of your "gremlins" just paid a visit to the replicator system.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If I could have everyone's attention for a moment. We found a contaminant in the replicator system. It's nothing serious, but if any of you start to feel a little queasy, report to sickbay immediately. In the meantime, the galley is closed.
Harry Kim: [to Paris] I wish I hadn't had seconds.

[Janeway comes face to face with her "alter ego"]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Nice hair.
Dala: It's not really my taste.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Gentlemen - I believe you've been had.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know it's hard for you to believe; but occasionally, some of us tell the truth.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Posing as a Starfleet captain, selling memberships to the Federation - too bad we didn't think of it, Tuvok. Imagine the resources we could have acquired over the past six years.

[Dala is not intimidated by Janeway's threat to turn her over to Telsian Security]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell her about your research, Mr. Tuvok.
Tuvok: I-I beg your pardon, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: On Telsian law. I think it's only fair that we... let our guest know what to expect.
Tuvok: The Telsian criminal justice system is rather barbaric.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell her about the prisons.
Tuvok: Barely habitable. Inmates often die of malnutrition, before they're brought to trial. Torture is commonplace, as is disease, including several incurable forms of psoriasis.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think she gets the general idea.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: "Psoriasis"?
Tuvok: Improvisation is not foremost among my talents.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Demon (#4.24)" (1998)
Tom Paris: [on ways to compensate for Voyager's lack of fuel] We could set up a bicycle in the mess hall, attach a generator, pedal home.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now, why didn't I think of that?
Tom Paris: And I volunteer Harry to take the first shift.

[Kim intends to shuttle to the demon class planet to collect deuterium, despite Janeway's and Tuvok's reservations]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Even if I agreed, I'd never let you go alone.
Harry Kim: Of course not. That's why I'm volunteering my good buddy Tom here to go with me.

[the Doctor is complaining to Chakotay about Neelix and a few other crew members who are trying to use sickbay as temporary quarters]
Chakotay: We are short on beds for now. We've got to adapt.
Neelix: A-ha!
The Doctor: But... what if there's a medical emergency?
Chakotay: Then Neelix and the others will get out of the way.
Neelix: Absolutely!
The Doctor: But... this isn't just sickbay. It's my residence.
Neelix: And we promise to be the most perfect houseguests.
Chakotay: What more can you ask for?
The Doctor: But... I have a routine. I'm a night owl. What if one of them should snore while I'm listening to Puccini?
Chakotay: Well, if you feel that strongly about it, Doc, I suppose we'll have to consider other options.
The Doctor: Thank you, Commander.
[sneers at Neelix]
Chakotay: For example, we could shut down your program until you're needed. The Captain asked me to look for ways to conserve power. And it would spare you from having to listen to them snore.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [over communicator] Commander Chakotay to the bridge.
Chakotay: On my way.
[leaves]
The Doctor: But...

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [analyzing the silvery substance] Deuterium, hydrogen sulfate, dichromates...
B'Elanna Torres: Add a little sodium chloride and it would probably taste a lot like Neelix's soup.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We should be so lucky.

[Voyager has landed on the demon class planet]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Status?
Tuvok: I could give you a litany of damaged systems, Captain. But suffice it to say, now that we're down, we won't be going up again soon.

Harry Kim II: [about the biomimetic compound] It's never been conscious, never sentient. Before now, before me and the other.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tom Paris.
Harry Kim II: We're the first. Don't you see? You came here, you showed us. When the compound came in contact with Tom and Harry, it experienced awareness for the first time. Before, it was only instinct - sound and light and heat. But those two... showed us *thought*!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Kim II] It's time to meet your new family.

Tuvok: [Voyager is orbiting a demon-class planet] A thermionic discharge has struck the forward shields. They are holding.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's get this over with before you tell me otherwise.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier (#5.15)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [entering a cargo bay full of Borg ship debris] Now, this is how I prefer the Borg: in pieces.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know about the rest of you - but I feel lucky today!

[Janeway is examining a spherical object]
Harry Kim: Captain! Don't touch that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What is it?
Harry Kim: I don't know, but a few minutes ago, it was crawling around the floor.

Chakotay: Maybe I should go to red alert and get it over with.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Commander?
Chakotay: You're about to drop one of your bombshells.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now, what makes you say that?
Chakotay: The way you fiddle with your combadge - you do it every time.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've proven ourselves against the Borg once before - twice before. But we're always the ones under attack. I think it's time to do a little assimilating of our own.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [of a Borg vessel] So, what we have here, in two simple words, is... Fort Knox.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after several training sessions on a "Borg vessel"] I don't know about you, but I'm glad to be back on Voyager. Borg vessels make my skin crawl.
Seven of Nine: It was a holodeck recreation.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Close enough.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Seven - you've made remarkable progress as an individual... and as a member of this crew. For what it's worth - Voyager wouldn't be the same without you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (#4.2)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after a suggestion from Tuvok] I've got an Ocampan who wants to be something more and a Borg who's afraid of becoming something less. Here's to Vulcan stability.

[Janeway shows Seven of Nine the picture of a little girl]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do you remember her? Her name was Annika Hansen. She was born on Stardate 25479, at the Tendara Colony. There's still a lot we don't know about her. Did she have any siblings? Who were her friends? Where did she go to school? What was her favorite color?
Seven of Nine: Irrelevant! Take me back to the Borg!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: She may have been raised by Borg, raised to think like a Borg. But she's with us now. And underneath all that technology she is a human being - whether she's ready to accept that or not. And until she is ready... someone has to make the decisions for her.

Seven of Nine: You have imprisoned us in the name of humanity; yet you will not grant us your most cherished human right: to choose our own fate. You are hypocritical, manipulative. We do not want to be what you are! Return us to the Collective!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You lost the capacity to make a rational choice the moment you were assimilated. They took that from you. And until I'm convinced you've gotten it back, I'm making the choice for you. You're staying here.
Seven of Nine: Then you are no different than the Borg.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I can tell by the expression on your face that you've got some bad news.
Tuvok: I have no expression on my face. However, you are correct.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: One voice can be stronger than a thousand voices.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ah - Tuvok's meditation lamp. I was with him when he got it six years ago, from a Vulcan master. Who doubled the price when he saw our Starfleet insignias.
Kes: I'm sure it was the logical thing to do.

[last lines]
Seven of Nine: Red.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What?
Seven of Nine: The child you spoke of, the girl. Her favorite color was red.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish (#2.18)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Based on my research, you have been many things - a rude, interfering, inconsiderate, sadistic...
Q: You've made your point.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: ...pest. And, oh, yes, you introduced us to the Borg, thank you very much. But one thing you have never been, is a liar.
Q: I think you've uncovered my one redeeming virtue. Am I blushing?

[in the attempt to commit suicide, Q has accidentally made all the men on Voyager disappear]
Quinn: Well, that's that, I'm afraid, they're gone.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Gone? Where?
Quinn: [shrugs] Just... gone. Oh, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: Let's celebrate, just you and me - the two of us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What?
Q: I'll take you home. Before you know it, you'll be scampering across the meadow with your little puppies, the grass beneath your bare feet, a man coming over the hill, way in the distance, waves to you. You run to be in his arms, and as you get closer, you see that it's... me!

[Quinn has - apparently - made Q disappear]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What did you do to him?
Quinn: Nothing. He's still there in the 24th century. I just took the rest of us to an old hiding place of mine.
[the crew is analyzing the data coming in]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, based on our readings, it appears we've been transported back in time to the birth of the universe.
Quinn: *Very* old hiding place.

[Janeway, Tuvok and the Qs have transported to the Continuum, represented by a roadhouse on a desert road]
Lieutenant Tuvok: What is the purpose of the road?
Quinn: The road... takes us to the rest of the universe, then it leads back here. An endless circle.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This was your existence before your confinement?
Quinn: I traveled the road many times, sat on the porch, played the games, been the dog, everything. I was even the scarecrow for a while.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why?
Quinn: Because I hadn't done it.

Q: May I see you in your chambers, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've been in my chambers enough for one visit, sir.

[Q has provided Quinn with poison to facilitate the latter's suicide]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I imagine the Continuum won't be very happy with you, Q.
Q: I certainly hope not.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Q... *either* Q... get us out of here!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 1 (#3.8)" (1996)
Captain Janeway: Time travel. Since my first day on the job as a Starfleet captain I swore I'd never let myself get caught in one of these godforsaken paradoxes - the future is the past, the past is the future, it all gives me a headache.

Captain Janeway: As I recall, Tom, you're something of an aficionado on 20th century America.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: That's right.
Captain Janeway: What will we need to pass as locals in this era?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Simple: nice clothes, fast car - lots of money!

Captain Janeway: The question isn't where we are - it's *when* we are.

Commander Chakotay: Well, Kathryn, you got us home.
Captain Janeway: Right place, wrong time.

[Janeway is jostled by a skater]
Captain Janeway: For all I know, she could be my great great great... great grandmother.
Commander Chakotay: She does have your legs.

Captain Janeway: I won't sacrifice this ship and crew based on a ten second conversation. I need proof.

Captain Janeway: Ensign Kim, you have an impeccable sense of timing. Not bad for your first day in the big chair.
[after she and Chakotay have been rescued out of Starling's office]

Captain Janeway: I've got a starship in orbit that can vaporise this entire building in the blink of an eye.
Henry Starling: And you along with it.
Captain Janeway: If necessary.
Henry Starling: Captain... you've got some cojones.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Coda (#3.15)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Come on Chakotay, there must be some talent you have that people would enjoy. Maybe I could stand with an apple on my head and you could phaser it off.
Commander Chakotay: Sounds great. If I miss, I get to be Captain.

[after a - seemingly fatal - shuttle accident, Janeway looks upon her crew as a disembodied presence]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I have to know what's going to happen to them. To see Kes continue to grow and learn. To know if Tom and B'Elanna will ever stop sparring with each other and develop a real friendship.
Admiral Edward Janeway: You can only be an observer of their lives, never a participant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't care. I'd rather be here in spirit than not at all. A captain doesn't abandon ship!

Admiral Edward Janeway: I'm trying to spare you unnecessary pain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My father would never act like this. He always believed I had to learn my own lessons, make my own mistakes. He never tried to shield me from life. Why would he try to shield me from death? You're not my father!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's the real me, isn't it? Lying on the ground on that planet, dying. And this is the hallucination, this isn't real.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the alien] You don't strike me as any kind of good Samaritan. You're more like a vulture, preying on people at the moment of their death when they're most vulnerable.

[the alien urges Janeway to come with him into his matrix]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let me tell you this: we can stand here for all eternity, and I will never choose to go with you!
Admiral Edward Janeway/Alien: You're in a dangerous profession, Captain. You face death every day. There'll be another time, and I'll be waiting. Eventually, you'll come into my matrix - and you will nourish me for a long, long time.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Go back to hell, coward!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: He wanted to take me into another place.
Commander Chakotay: Another place? Some kind of afterlife?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe. But I can tell you this: from what I saw, it's certainly not where I'd like to spend eternity.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Come on, Chakotay. I cheated death! That's worth a celebration, don't you think? Bottle of champagne, moonlight sail on Lake George - how does that sound?
Commander Chakotay: Like something worth living for.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead (#6.3)" (1999)
B'Elanna Torres: Tell me what you want me to be! A good Starfleet officer? A good Maquis? Lover? Daughter? Just tell me what you want from me!
Miral, B'Elanna Torres' Mother: We don't want anything from you, B'Elanna.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We only want you.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I told you to return to Voyager, not chase the probe into the center of an ion storm.
B'Elanna Torres: We only have one multi-spatial probe; I didn't want to lose it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We only have one B'Elanna Torres; I don't want to lose her either.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's a limit to how far I'll let religious practices go aboard this ship. If your belief system required you to sacrifice a child to your gods, I wouldn't allow that either.
B'Elanna Torres: That's an absurd example.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You want to simulate a near-death experience, so you can revisit the Barge of Death; and you're telling me what's absurd?

B'Elanna Torres: I know that we haven't always seen eye to eye. But despite our differences, you helped me become a good officer, and I'd like to think that you're proud of me for it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I am.
B'Elanna Torres: My mother never had the chance to be proud of me. I'd like her to know me the way you do.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Qapla', B'Elanna.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is a great day for B'Elanna Torres, a day when we pay tribute to her dishonor!

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Welcome back.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Waking Moments (#4.13)" (1998)
[the entire Voyager crew is having nightmares about the same alien]
Captain Janeway: Tell me more about your dream. Where exactly did you see the alien?
Tuvok: As a matter of fact, it was here in the turbolift.
Captain Janeway: What happened?
Tuvok: The alien simply stared at me, as if scrutinizing my appearance.
Captain Janeway: That's what happened in my dream. What did you do?
Tuvok: I returned to my quarters.
Captain Janeway: Did the alien follow you?
Tuvok: He did.
Captain Janeway: And then?
Tuvok: He watched me.
Captain Janeway: Doing what?
Tuvok: Getting dressed.
Captain Janeway: *Getting* dressed?
Tuvok: Yes.
Captain Janeway: I don't suppose I should ask why you were undressed?
Tuvok: I would prefer that you didn't.

Captain Janeway: Either I've become impervious to antimatter explosions... or we're still dreaming.

Captain Janeway: Pleasant dreams.

Dream Alien: [after one of the aliens suddenly disappears] What happened?
Captain Janeway: Looks like he woke up.

Captain Janeway: Wait a minute... If Chakotay was dreaming and he woke up - what are we doing here?
Tuvok: Perhaps we are dreaming as well.
B'Elanna Torres: Now I'm lost.
Neelix: You're not the only one.

Captain Janeway: We have to let the rest of the crew know what's happening, that as long as they know they're in a dream, they can't be harmed.
B'Elanna Torres: And if the aliens try to stop us?
Captain Janeway: Then we turn this dreamworld of theirs... into a nightmare!

Chakotay: I wonder... Do they ever wake up? How did they evolve this way?
Captain Janeway: We may never know. Sometimes first contact is last contact.


"Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux (#1.10)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Any unexpected life signs down there, Commander?
Commander Chakotay: Nothing but bloodworms. Neelix wants to bring some back for a tartar he wants to make. I'm trying to talk him out of it.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You know, I'm really easy to get along with - most of the time. But I don't like bullies, and I don't like threats - and I don't like *you*, Culluh. You can try and stop us from getting to the truth; but I promise you, if you do, I will respond with all the 'unique technologies' at my command.

[Engineering has come up with a plan to retrieve Federation technology from a radiation-contaminated Kazon ship]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How long will it take to set this up?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: We, er... we should be able to make an attempt by tomorrow.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I want it ready by the end of the day.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: No Captain. When I say 'tomorrow', I mean tomorrow. I don't exaggerate.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on Lt. Carey's alleged involvement in an anti-Federation conspiracy] What do you think?
Commander Chakotay: He had the motive and the opportunity.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He's also had a distinguished Starfleet career. Seska's spent most of the last two years as an enemy of the Federation.
Commander Chakotay: So have I.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'll have to wait for another day to settle up with Seska.

Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: [about the recovered damaged console] Of all the things to die for.
[to Janeway]
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: It's a food replicator, or at least, it was trying to be.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [aghast] We may take replicators for granted, but imagine what it could mean to a culture that doesn't have this technology.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [discussing the Kazon as they walk toward the turbolift] How could they possibly have Federation technology?
Lieutenant Tuvok: There are only three alternatives I can discern at this time. One: it is not Federation technology at all, but something similar.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [boarding the turbolift] Bridge.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Two: another Federation starship may have been brought to the Delta Quadrant prior to our arrival, and they interacted with the Kazon Nistrim.
Commander Chakotay: Were there any other reports of missing starships?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not to my knowledge.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Three: someone from this ship has covertly given technology to the Kazon.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Computer, halt turbolift! I don't like Number Three at all, Tuvok.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Nevertheless, it is the most probable explanation.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prey (#4.16)" (1998)
Chakotay: [of the Hirogen] From what I found in their database, diplomacy isn't a part of their lifestyle. They don't see us as equals. To them, we're simply game.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's time we convinced them otherwise, or like any cornered animal, we'll show our teeth.

[Janeway tells Seven a story about a fight during a border conflict with the Cardassians]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: One night, during a break in the fighting, we could hear this low, moaning sound, coming from somewhere in the brush. We knew that none of our people were out there, so it had to be a wounded Cardassian. You have to understand, we've been killing each other for weeks on this planet. It was brutal. But our commanding officer decided... that we couldn't just sit there and listen to that poor man suffer. So he ordered me and an ensign to crawl out there and bring that Cardassian back to our camp. I thought he was crazy. He was risking our lives for someone who would have shot us without hesitation. But we did it. And the Cardassian lived. Three days later, we secured the outpost. It was a major victory; we were all decorated by Starfleet Command. But in retrospect, the thing I'm most proud of was the night we saved that man's life.
Seven of Nine: Explain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A single act of compassion can put you in touch with your own humanity.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I realize it may be difficult for you to help save this creature's life. But part of becoming human is learning to have compassion for those who are suffering - even when they're your bitter enemies.

[Janeway has asked Seven of Nine to create a singularity, which Seven refuses]
Seven of Nine: I have agreed to remain on Voyager; I have agreed to function as a member of your crew. But I will not be a willing participant in my own destruction or the destruction of this ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Objection noted. We'll do this without you.
Seven of Nine: You will fail.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you have just crossed the line!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This isn't a hunt. It's a slaughter. And I'm calling it off right now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: So, there's one question remaining - who's hunting the hunters?

[last lines]
Seven of Nine: It is puzzling.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's that?
Seven of Nine: You made me into an individual. You encouraged me to stop thinking like a member of the Collective, to cultivate my independence and my humanity. But when I try to assert that independence, I am punished.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Individuality has its limits - especially on a starship where there's a command structure.
Seven of Nine: I believe that you are punishing me because I do not think the way that you do. Because I am not becoming more like you. You claim to respect my individuality. But in fact, you are frightened by it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As you were.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy (#6.4)" (1999)
[the Doctor is singing La Donna E Mobile in the mess hall, when Tuvok begins to cry]
Tom Paris: [whispering] Tuvok?
[Tuvok goes from crying to laughing uncontrollably, then grunting, as if in pain]
Tom Paris: Tuvok!
[Tuvok starts thrashing around]
Captain Janeway: [clicks her combadge] Janeway to Security, get a team to the mess hall right away!
The Doctor: Stand back! He's been seized by the pon farr! A neurochemical imbalance is driving him to mate. We won't be able to reason with him!
[starts singing to the melody of the music]
The Doctor: Tuvok, I understand / you are a Vulcan man. You have just gone without / For seven years, about.
[signals to Tom]
The Doctor: Paris, please find a way / To load a hypospray. I will give you the sign / Just aim for his behind. Hormones are raging, synapses blazing. It's all so veee-...
[Tom loads and throws the hypospray to the Doctor, who catches it]
The Doctor: ...hery illogical.
[injects Tuvok in the butt with the hypospray, and Tuvok collapses]
The Doctor: Illogical. Iii-ll... illogical.

Captain Janeway: [reading from a PADD] "To Captain Kathryn Janeway, Starship Voyager, from Emergency Medical Hologram, Starship Voyager. Topic: Status of Emergency Medical Hologram, Starship Voyager."

[the Doctor has filed a formal grievance, along with a request to be made captain in the event of a catastrophic emergency]
Captain Janeway: I don't want anybody to be uncomfortable on this ship. I guess we should all try to be a little more considerate of his feelings.
Tom Paris: Captain, he does it to himself. He's Chief Medical Officer. Is it our fault that's not enough for him?

Captain Janeway: [commenting on the Doctor's nude drawings of Seven] He does the hands very well.

Captain Janeway: Well, I guess it's time to turn fantasy into reality.

Captain Janeway: [after the Doctor has mastered the 'field test'] I'm going to authorize a research project, to explore your command abilities. You're a natural.

Captain Janeway: Just remember, I'm still the Captain.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hunters (#4.15)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Coffee - the finest organic suspension ever devised. It's got me through the worst of the last three years. I beat the Borg with it.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: At the very least, we know the relay stations extend almost all the way to the Alpha Quadrant. If Starfleet has found a way to use them to transmit messages, we'll be able to stay in constant contact with people at home. That has to be comforting
Harry Kim: Sure it is, but I think it's more comforting to think that Starfleet is going to *get* us home. And if no one objects, that's what I'm gonna do.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [reading the first transmissions] "How much we miss you... We talk about you often... wondering about your... day." It sounds awfully personal from Starfleet Command. "The children have grown so much, you wouldn't..."
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [begins to understand] These are letters... These are letters from home!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm curious, Seven. What do you think about all this? Messages, the possibility of getting home?
Seven of Nine: It lacks any emotional resonance for me. I've never even been to Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You realize you may have family there.
Seven of Nine: ...That had not occurred to me.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You could have cousins, grandparents... There might be more emotional resonance than you think.

Chakotay: How are *you* doing?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Me? I'm fine.
Chakotay: You'd say that if you'd just had your legs torn off by a Trayken beast.

[Janeway has learned that her fiancé has married somebody else]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I guess I didn't really expect him to wait for me, considering the circumstances. But it made me realize that I was using him as a safety net, you know - as a way to avoid becoming involved with someone else.
Chakotay: You don't have that safety net anymore.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's right. Then again, my life is far from uneventful here in the Delta Quadrant. It's not like I would've had a chance to pursue a relationship, even if I *had* realized I was alone.
Chakotay: You're hardly alone. And to my way of thinking, there's still plenty of time.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Plenty of time.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [talking about her letter from home] It was from Mark, the man I was engaged to. He told me about the litter of puppies my dog had, and how he found homes for them. How devastated he was when Voyager was lost. How he held out hopes we were alive longer than most people did until he realised that he was clinging to a fantasy. So he began living his life again. Meeting people, letting go of the past. About four months ago, he married a woman who works with him. He's very happy.
Chakotay: How do you feel about that?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, I knew he'd eventually move on with his life. But there was such a finality to that letter.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Renaissance Man (#7.24)" (2001)
[first lines]
[the Doctor is belting out an aria at full volume, when Captain Janeway enters, looking groggy and morose]
The Doctor: Captain. Computer, pause music. I didn't wake you, did I?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's all right, Doctor. Fifteen minutes of sleep is really all I need.

The Doctor: I'd never admit this to anyone else, but there was a time when I would have given anything to be flesh and blood. But I've come to realize that being a hologram is far superior.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Really.
The Doctor: No offense. I'll always enjoy the company of organics.

[Janeway and the Doctor are held captive by two ex-Hierarchy members]
The Doctor: I'm sorry I put us in this position, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You said you wanted us to spend more time together.
The Doctor: This isn't what I had in mind.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: With a hologram on board, who needs a crew?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I hope you realize you've stranded Voyager in the Delta Quadrant.
The Doctor: What did you expect me to do? Let them kill you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I expected you to follow my orders.
The Doctor: You might as well have been ordering me to put a phaser to your head. Voyager can survive without a warp core, but not without a captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now it doesn't have either!

[the Doctor thinks his programs is about to break down]
The Doctor: [to Janeway] I've had something on my conscience for a long time. After I was first activated, I kept a record of what I considered to be your most... questionable command decisions. It's in my personal database. I hope you'll delete the file without reading it.
The Doctor: [to Tuvok] Mr. Tuvok. I violated the most sacred trust between a physician and his patient. I told Mr. Neelix about the cutaneous eruption you developed on your...
[looks furtively around, realizing everyone else is listening]
The Doctor: That was indiscreet. I hope you can forgive me.
The Doctor: [to Kim] Ensign. At your recital last month, I told Lieutenant Torres that your saxophone playing reminded me of a wounded targ. I should have put it more delicately! I'm sorry!
The Doctor: [pushing Kim aside] Seven.
Seven of Nine: You should remain still.
The Doctor: You have no idea how difficult it's been, hiding my true feelings all these years, averting my eyes during your regular maintenance exams.
[the Doctor's holomatrix starts to glitch]
The Doctor: [falling on his knees] I know you could never have the same feelings for me, but I want you to know the truth. I love you, Seven.
[his program glitches again]
Seven of Nine: Your cognitive algorithms are malfunctioning.
The Doctor: [stands up and waves the others goodbye] Goodbye, my friends! Speak well of me!
[the Doctor disappears]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is he...?
B'Elanna Torres: No, I've got him.
[the Doctor reappears, with his hand still held up]
The Doctor: What happened?
B'Elanna Torres: I deleted the extraneous subroutines.
The Doctor: I'm not going to decompile?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'll probably outlive us all.
[hands him back his mobile emitter]
Tom Paris: Doc - anything... else you'd like to confess?

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now, when you're on the holodeck with the Captain, there are two rules you have to follow.
The Doctor: I understand.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: First, leave your rank at the door.
The Doctor: Not a problem. The second?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No opera.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Folk (#6.17)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What the hell was I thinking?
Chakotay: A minor malfunction.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's the problem...
[leans in, whispers]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've got a boyfriend who malfunctions.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Never underestimate an Irish hologram.

Chakotay: Tom and Harry'll fix him.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And if they can't?
Chakotay: One piece of advice you've always given me: tell the truth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: "Hate to break the news to you, Michael, but I'm a starship captain and you're a 300 deciwatt holodeck program."

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the Doctor] In the meantime, I believe your flock needs tending.

Michael Sullivan: Did you snatch any children on the way into town, Katie?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What?
Michael Sullivan: Never mind.

Captain Kathryn Janeway, Michael Sullivan: [respectively] Just because we're from different worlds doesn't mean we can't care for each other.

[last lines]
Michael Sullivan: They say if you know a spirit's true name, that it renders you impervious against her charms. Do you think there's any truth in that?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not a word!
Michael Sullivan: I'm glad to hear it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Memorial (#6.14)" (2000)
Chakotay: [of Captain Bathar] He's a merchant. Claimed to have a formula that stops the aging process.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, you didn't happen to buy any, did you?
Chakotay: It was only a tripolymer enzyme. Makes a great shoe polish, though.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: If this massacre really happened, someone is to blame. I wanna be certain that it wasn't us.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We murdered these people!
Saavdra: In self-defense!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If that were true you wouldn't be vaporizing the evidence!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [scanning a monument] I think we've found our war.

Neelix: This isn't about logic. It's about remembering!
Chakotay: Some things are best forgotten.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not this. I stood by once before and did nothing. Not again.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The obelisk at Khitomer? The fields of Gettysburg? Those were other people's memories too; but we don't honor them any less. The 82 colonists who died here... they deserve their memorial.

[Janeway, Chakotay, Paris, Kim and Neelix have refitted the memorial with new power cells]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know this was hardest on the four of you. But if you hadn't stopped at this planet, all the people who died here would have been forgotten. And if they could, I know they'd thank you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Macrocosm (#3.12)" (1996)
Neelix: It's getting awfully hot in here.
Captain Janeway: When environmental controls fail, heat from the warp plasma conduits can't be vented. Expect a heat wave before long.
Neelix: No problem, I'm used to it. I grew up near the Rinax marshlands. Our summers were the hottest in the sector. 50 degrees Celsius at 90 percent humidity, and the most vicious lavaflies you've ever seen.
Captain Janeway: Summers in Indiana were pretty similar when I was growing up.
Neelix: Except that we had three suns, and the lavaflies grew to be six centimeters long.
Captain Janeway: Six centimeters, eh?
Neelix: Insect repellent was a booming business.

[Captain Janeway and the Doctor are using the ship's conduits to get through the ship]
Captain Janeway: Take Jefferies tube 11.
[the Doctor looks unsure]
Captain Janeway: What's wrong?
The Doctor: I've been studying the ship's infrastructure, and I'm familiar with most of it, but how do I get there from here?
Captain Janeway: [indicating an access tube] Jefferies tube 11. Take a left at section 31, and straight down past the tractor beam emitter until you hit deck 10. Get out at section 3 and follow the corridor all the way around until...
The Doctor: ...until I hit the shuttle bay. Then I crawl through access port 9, go past three airlocks, and then two decks down. Environmental control's at the end of the hall. Now I remember!
[walks on, but turns around]
The Doctor: Who designed this ship, anyway?

Captain Janeway: You have a genuine flair for diplomacy, Mr. Neelix. I may have to promote you - from morale officer to ambassador. With all the species we're bound to meet, I could use a man like you at the front door.
Neelix: Ambassador Neelix - I like the sound of that.

[Janeway and Neelix are examining a hole in a floor panel, with a mucilaginous substance in it]
Captain Janeway: Well, Ambassador - I'd say we've got an unexpected guest.
Neelix: Somehow I don't think he's the diplomatic type.

Captain Janeway: Why are you firing at us?
Tak Tak: The Garan mining colony infected. We purified them. Your distress call received: Voyager infected. We are purifying you.

Tak Tak: Astonishment. Your vessel - purified.
Captain Janeway: And we'd be willing to share the cure with you, if you'd be kind enough to forgo destroying our ship.

Captain Janeway: Consul, I assure you I meant no...
Tak Tak: [to Neelix] Please make her quiet!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Threshold (#2.15)" (1996)
[Paris plans to put the first ever warp 10 flight into practice]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, good luck, Mr. Paris. If this works, you'll be joining an elite group of pilots. Orville Wright, Neil Armstrong, Zefram Cochrane - and Tom Paris.
Tom Paris: I kinda like the way that sounds.

[Paris has been denied the transwarp flight on medical grounds]
Tom Paris: When I was a boy, my father used to tell me that I was special. That one day I'd do something significant. My teachers at school, all the kids, everyone used to say, "Tom Paris is gonna do something important when he grows up". Obviously that didn't happen.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This isn't about personal redemption. We're talking about medical risk. Your life could be in danger, and we need you.
Tom Paris: Captain, this is the first time in ten years I feel I *have* a life to risk.

[Paris has horrible mutations over his face and body]
Tom Paris: Pretty disgusting, huh?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've looked better. How do you feel?
Tom Paris: Like a lab experiment gone wrong.

[the Doctor is examining an unconscious Paris]
The Doctor: From what I can tell, he's just... asleep.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Can you wake him?
The Doctor: I don't see why not.
The Doctor: [bends down to Paris] Wake up, Lieutenant!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Paris] I've thought about having children. But I must say, I never considered having them with you.

Tom Paris: I guess this whole experience has left me feeling a little overwhelmed. Flying at warp 10, evolving into a new life-form, mating, having alien offspring...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've broken more than one record, that's for sure.

[last lines]
Tom Paris: I'm starting to realize that it's not other people's opinions I should be worried about; it's mine. Seems, Captain, that I still have a few barriers to break. I just hope they're not theoretical impossibilities.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Somehow... I don't think they will be.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Child's Play (#6.19)" (2000)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why potatoes?
Seven of Nine: Their first idea was to clone Naomi. But I suggested they start with something smaller.
[on Rebi's and Azan's science project]

[Mezoti has created a cube-shaped terrarium with a Teirenian ant colony]
Mezoti: The drones produce a fluorescent enzyme that's activated by the queen.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: "Drones and queens"? I thought we were trying to get these children away from the Borg.
Seven of Nine: The project was Mezoti's idea. I didn't want to discourage her individuality.
Mezoti: I like bugs.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well done. Let me know before you take up bee-keeping.

[Icheb's family has been found]
Seven of Nine: It won't be easy for him to accept. He's adapted to life on Voyager.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you've adapted to having him here.
Seven of Nine: My feelings are irrelevant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are they?

Seven of Nine: Anyone who values their own goals over the safety of their children is irresponsible!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are we talking about Icheb's parents, or yours?
Seven of Nine: Both.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: ...It's not like you to admit to something like that.
Seven of Nine: It would be naive for me to claim objectivity in this case. But I'm not prepared to return Icheb to parents who may be as careless as my own.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after several warnings] Wait for me in my ready room.
Seven of Nine: Captain...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [growled] Now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your attitude is making a difficult situation worse.
Seven of Nine: I was simply attempting to insure Icheb's well-being.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: By insulting his parents?
Seven of Nine: Those issues needed to be discussed.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You could have done it with a little more tact.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (#5.6)" (1998)
[Chakotay has second thoughts about using the new slipstream drive]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know it's a risk. Probably our biggest one yet. But I'm willing to take it. Are you with me?
Chakotay: Always.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Speaking of risks... are you ready to try some home cooking?
Chakotay: I'll alert sickbay.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Four years, two months, eleven days - that's precisely how long Voyager's been in the Delta Quadrant. During that time, we've advanced the frontiers of exploration, and more importantly, we've survived. Now it's time to go home.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: My advice on making sense of temporal paradoxes is simple: don't even try.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Captain's log, supplemental. Our slipstream flight may have been brief, but it took nearly ten years off our journey. I have given the order to dismantle the quantum drive, until the technology can be perfected. Despite the setback, we have a renewed sense of momentum. It no longer seems a question of 'if' we get home, but 'when'.

Harry Kim: The corrections I sent you were wrong. If you had used them, Voyager would have been heavily damaged, maybe even destroyed. What I can't figure out is who sent the other phase corrections to Seven of Nine.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Looks like we've got a guardian angel.
Harry Kim: Oh, I wish I could believe that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Believe it. His name is Harry Kim.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Raven (#4.6)" (1997)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's not as difficult as it looks. The first rule is: don't be afraid of the clay.
Seven of Nine: I fear nothing.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [reading from Seven's personal log] "The feathers are black. Wingspan approximately one half meter. The eyes are yellow, and it has a powerful triangular beak. When it looks at me... I am paralyzed. I cannot move. It seems to know me, but I don't understand how that's possible. It's merely a bird, an inferior form of life. But the sight of it fills me with fear." It sounds like she's describing a member of the... Corvidae family, like a crow or... or a raven!

Harry Kim: There were some personal log entries, mostly observations about the crew's behavior. I'm mentioned in quite a few of them. Apparently she finds my behavior easy to predict - whatever that means.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Don't take it personally. Coming from Seven, that's probably a compliment.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's a way of exploring aspects of yourself... that probably didn't fit into your life as a Borg - imagination, creativity, fantasy.
Seven of Nine: I am uncertain why these things are necessary.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, they aren't necessary, Seven. But they're an important part of one's life. Because imagination frees the mind. It inspires ideas and solutions and... it can provide a great deal of pleasure. Human progress - the human mind itself couldn't exist without them.

The Doctor: [to Seven] You could be experiencing some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It makes sense. You were assimilated by the Borg. You've gone through an intense, prolonged trauma.
Seven of Nine: I was not traumatized, I was raised by the Borg. I don't see them as threatening. Why would I experience fear?

Seven of Nine: [of the Da Vinci program] I've been thinking about what you said. That this was a place to encourage your imagination.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is that appealing to you?
Seven of Nine: I'm not certain. I find myself... constructing scenarios, considering alternative possibilities. What if my parents and I had not encountered the Borg? What would our lives have been? I would have been raised by them, learned from them. They would have influenced what I became, who and what I am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you... would have done the same for them.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection (#7.2)" (2000)
[first lines]
Captain Janeway: Captain's log, stardate 54129.4 - It's a bittersweet day for the crew of Voyager. We've finally found a home for some of our most precious cargo.

The Doctor: You were summoned, too?
Captain Janeway: Icheb doesn't seem to have grasped the chain of command yet.
The Doctor: Remind you of anyone we know?

Captain Janeway: [on the Grand Canyon] 'Earth's biggest ditch'.

Seven of Nine: You refuse to acknowledge the severity of my condition - just as I did at first.
Captain Janeway: Are you giving up?
Seven of Nine: I'm merely accepting reality.
Captain Janeway: If I'd accepted reality six years ago, I'd have settled on the first M-class planet we came across. Instead, I'm 30,000 light years closer to Bloomington, Indiana.
Seven of Nine: Minus several members of your crew.

Seven of Nine: Every person on this list died under your command. You accepted their deaths. But I don't believe you'll accept mine.
Captain Janeway: That's presumptuous.
Seven of Nine: I'm not being egotistical. On the contrary, I'm trying to make a point.
Captain Janeway: Which is?
Seven of Nine: All of these crew members came to Voyager with unique personalities. But I've required your constant assistance to develop my individuality.
Captain Janeway: And you've come a long way.
Seven of Nine: But not far enough. I've disappointed you. You feel your task is incomplete. That's why my death will be difficult for you to accept.
Captain Janeway: Is that what you think? That you haven't lived up to my expectations?
Seven of Nine: Clearly I haven't. But I want you to know... that the failure has been mine, not yours.
Captain Janeway: You haven't failed, Seven. You've exceeded my expectations. You've become an individual, an extraordinary individual. If I'm having trouble accepting your condition, it's only because I don't want to lose a friend.

Icheb: [to Seven] If the Captain were dying, you'd risk your life to save her, wouldn't you?
Icheb: [to Janeway] And when you respond to a distress call, you're risking the life of everyone on this ship, to respond to the aid of strangers.
Captain Janeway: He's right.
Seven of Nine: Captain, he's just a child!
Captain Janeway: I don't think he is. Not anymore.
Seven of Nine: Doctor!
The Doctor: Don't look at me.
Icheb: Please - just let us help you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Eye of the Needle (#1.6)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Welcome to the Delta Quadrant, Captain.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Many of the crew have complained that the Doctor is brusque, even rude, that he lacks any bedside manner. We've been talking about re-programing him.
Kes: You can do that? It doesn't seem right.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Kes, he's only a hologram.
Kes: He's your Medical Officer, he's alive.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, he's not.
Kes: He's self-aware, he's communicative, he has the ability to learn.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Because he's been programed to do that.
Kes: So because he's a hologram, he doesn't have to be treated with respect, or any consideration at all?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Very well. I'll look into it.
Kes: Thank you, Captain.

Telek R'Mor: You've matched your data transmission to the phase amplitude of our comm signal?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Exactly.
Telek R'Mor: Apparently our intelligence operatives are *not* doing their job. You clearly have technology that we are unaware of.

[Telek R'Mor has admitted to not having seen his family for over a year]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You must miss your family very much.
Telek R'Mor: I knew, when I accepted this assignment, that there would be a price to pay. Perhaps I didn't realize how high that price would be.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then let's move on. We've got a long way to go.
[after the hope of contacting their families has burst like a soap bubble]

Telek R'Mor: If you should find a way back within my lifetime... I'd be an old man. But I would welcome a message from you. I am Telek R'Mor, of the Romulan Astrophysical Academy.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I promise you'll hear from us. Because we *will* get back.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Virtuoso (#6.13)" (2000)
Tuvok: [referring to the Qomar] We should evacuate these visitors immediately. They're interfering with normal ship's functions.
Captain Janeway: Tuvok, when have functions aboard this ship ever been normal?

Captain Janeway: Fame is often temporary.

[Seven has issued red alert]
Seven of Nine: I believe the Qomar are attempting to disable our com system.
Captain Janeway: How?
Seven of Nine: By overloading it with millions of teraquads of irrelevant data.
Captain Janeway: What do you mean by "irrelevant"?
[she takes a look at the data]
Captain Janeway: They're transmissions... all addressed to the Doctor.
Seven of Nine: Precisely. I've only been able to decipher a small fraction of them so far, but they include invitations to social and scientific functions, requests for personal encounters, and cloying tributes to the Doctor's talents.
Captain Janeway: Computer, stand down red alert. This isn't sabotage, Seven. This is fan mail.

Captain Janeway: Just think, Seven - as personal friends of the Doctor, we're the envy of millions of Qomar.

Captain Janeway: You've been neglecting your sickbay duties. I haven't received a report in three days.
The Doctor: Oh, come now, Kathryn, it's not as though there's been a flood of medical emergencies.
Captain Janeway: I wasn't aware we were on a first-name basis.
The Doctor: I-I meant 'Captain'. I'm sorry.
Captain Janeway: Oh, it's perfectly all right, Doctor. Or do you prefer 'Maestro'?
The Doctor: [laughs, flattered] Please. Either is acceptable.
Captain Janeway: Well, then, let me make it clear to both of you: Maestro, you're finished for today. Doctor, report to sickbay - now!

Tincoo: [speaking slowly, as if she's talking to someone who speaks a different language, with hand gestures] We are ready to return to our ship. Could you contact one of your superiors?
The Doctor: Doctor to the Captain. Please report to Sickbay.
Captain Janeway: Already on my way.
The Doctor: [speaking slowly, only in his case, as if he's speaking to someone incredibly stupid] The Captain is coming here now. If you want to talk to her, you can have a seat.
Tincoo: [he stalks off. Tincoo moves to join Abarca] It is a very irritating program.
Abarca: Maybe we can disable its speech subroutines.
The Doctor: You're not authorized to do that!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Survival Instinct (#6.2)" (1999)
[Tom Paris and Harry Kim both have black eyes after a visit on a space station]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A "friendly game"?
Tom Paris: Well, that's how it started.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I see. Perhaps you could explain to me how this friendly game turned into a street brawl?
Tom Paris: Well, Harry and I... wanted to explore the station. Um... we wanted to broaden our understanding of alien cultures, and, uh...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Skip the recruiting speech. You were looking for a bar.

[Tom and Harry are answering for turning a Kinbori game into a fistfight]
Harry Kim: And then, uh... well, things got a little out of hand.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: "A little out of hand."
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [reading from a PADD] Seven Voyager crewmen, including two bridge officers, along with thirteen Kinbori and one Morphinian cafe owner, all arrested. The charges range from disorderly conduct to assault on a Security officer.
Harry Kim: But th... that one's not true!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [sarcastically] Oh, thank you, Mr. Kim, I'll note that exception in my log. You're both confined to quarters until further notice, *after* you report to sickbay. That's all.
[Tom sighs, and the men turn to leave]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, didja win?
Tom Paris: Oh, yes, ma'am.
Harry Kim: We kicked their... racquets.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [tangled up by a plant she received as a gift] The station manager didn't tell me the vines were prehensile. I went to put some water in the pot and it grabbed me!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's got me by the hair!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Doesn't it look like Christmas morning in here, Commander?
Chakotay: You have to admit, the generosity of our guests is very impressive.
Tuvok: As is their proclivity for criminal behavior. This morning's Security report.
[he hands Janeway a PADD]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [going through it] Broken ODN line, some missing personal items, damaged scanner relay - all in all not that bad.
Tuvok: There is a second page to the report.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [continues reading] Well, some of these incidents *are* a little more serious. But on balance, I still think we did the right thing.
Tuvok: There is a third page.
Chakotay: Come on, Tuvok. After all the xenophobic races we've run into, don't you find it just a little refreshing to meet some people who value openness and freedom?

Seven of Nine: I do feel compelled to help them. But I am uncertain as to the correct course of action.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let me ask you something. Do you think of these people... as family?
Seven of Nine: Is it relevant?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's an old saying: "Blood is thicker than water." It means that the ties of family run deeper than any other kind of relationship. We'll often do things for members of our family we'd never dream of doing for anyone else.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alliances (#2.14)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You can't have it both ways, Commander. If you want to get in the mud with the Kazon, you can't start complaining that you might get dirty.

[Hogan has suggested that Voyager give the Kazon some of their technology to resolve the conflict with them]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your concerns, Crewman. But let me make it absolutely clear: I'll destroy this ship before I turn any part of it over to the Kazon!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on banding together with the Kazon] How can I consider it? I can't just walk away from the precepts Starfleet has laid out for us. You don't deal with outlaws. You don't involve yourself in the political machinations of other cultures. It goes against everything I believe, everything I've trained for, everything experience has taught me.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Quite right.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do I hear a 'however' coming?
Lieutenant Tuvok: You are perceptive, Captain.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's always been Starfleet's policy to deal with new species on a basis of openness and trust - until proven otherwise.

[through a perfidious ploy, Mabus has tried to wipe out almost the entire Kazon leadership]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I want you off my ship! Chief, beam our former guest back to his vessel!
Mabus: Captain, don't do this. You're going to need us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't think so.
Mabus: The Kazon will be determined to seek revenge. How can this one ship hope to survive?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not by making deals with executioners!

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I hope there's a lesson for all of us in this. Although some of the species we've encountered here have been peaceful, others seem governed only by their own self-interests. This appears to be a region of space that doesn't have many rules. But I believe we can learn something from the events that have unfolded. In a part of space where there are few rules, it's more important than ever that we hold fast to our own. In a region where shifting allegiances are commonplace, we have to have something stable to rely on; and we do: the principles and ideals of the Federation. As far as I'm concerned, those are the best allies we could have.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The 37's (#2.1)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Paris, prepare the ship for landing.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Captain, I think I should tell you I've never actually landed a starship before.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's all right, Lieutenant, neither have I.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: In the meantime, I suggest we all brush up on ancient Earth. We're about to meet a bit of our history.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The remarkable thing about the humans on this planet... is that they evolved very much like the people on Earth. Tens of thousands of light years apart, both civilizations managed to create a world they could be proud of - one where war and poverty simply don't exist.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Am I the only one who's so intent on getting home? Is it just me? Am I leading the crew on a forlorn mission with... no real hope of success?
Commander Chakotay: You're not alone. I wanna get home too. And there's not a day that goes by when I don't hear someone mention Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The people here have built a new Earth. We could stay, help them build a human civilization in the Delta Quadrant. Isn't that an exciting prospect, shouldn't we be grateful for the opportunity they're giving us?
Commander Chakotay: It is a tempting prospect. But when I hold it up against the prospect of seeing the sun rise over the Arizona desert, or swimming in the Gulf of Mexico on a summer's day - there's just no comparison. I wanna go home.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't want to lose anyone. We've all been through so much together, it just wouldn't seem right. But I couldn't blame anyone... anyone, for staying behind.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: All stations prepare for departure. Condition blue, Mr. Tuvok. Ms. Torres, anti-grav thrusters online.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Thrusters enabled.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Paris, inertial dampers to flight configuration. Impulse drive to standby.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Yes, ma'am.
Ensign Harry Kim: All stations report ready, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then let's do it. Take us up.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood: Part 2 (#7.10)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I could accept that the Doctor has sympathy for these... people. But I can't accept that he would deliberately risk the lives of this entire crew. We're his family.
Chakotay: Maybe that's how he started to think of these holograms.

[the Beta has claimed the holograms' vessel as Hirogen property]
Neelix: I imagine your people will tell stories about this hunt. The question is, which story will it be? The one about the dying Beta whose life had to be saved by a hologram? Or will it be the tale of the Beta who bravely took over the hunt, killed the holograms and destroyed their ship? You could be a legend.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: On the other hand, you could try to take the holograms' ship, but with so few hunters and damaged vessels, you might not survive to tell any stories at all.
Beta-Hirogen: You and your crew would have made worthy prey, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thank you - I think.

The Doctor: I never intended to put Voyager in danger. If nothing else, you have to believe that.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, I believe it. But if there's one thing I'm sure of, it's that things don't always happen the way we intend.

The Doctor: You've given me extraordinary freedom over the years. I've obviously abused it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe... Or maybe you've simply become as fallible as those of us who are made of flesh and blood. I'm just as responsible for allowing you to expand your programing... as I am for giving technology to the Hirogen. How can I punish you for being who you are?

Tom Paris: We're not letting them intimidate us, are we?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [wryly] I think you know me a little better than that.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tuvix (#2.24)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [from her log entry] As for my relationship with Tuvix, I've found him to be an able adviser, who skillfully uses humor to make his points. And although I feel a bit guilty saying it, his cooking is better than Neelix's. My taste buds are definitely happy to have him around.

Tuvix: Sex!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I beg your pardon?

Tuvix: Captain, has anyone ever told you that you are as fair-minded as you are lovely?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As a matter of fact, Neelix has told me that occasionally. And if you really do possess his memories - you'd know that flattery will get you nowhere.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: So at what point did he become an individual, and not a transporter accident?

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mister Tuvok, Mister Neelix... it's good to have you back.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I couldn't help but notice, your crew calls you by your first name.
Captain Rudy Ransom: When you've been in the trenches as long as we have, rank and protocol are luxuries. Besides, we're a long way from Starfleet Command.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know the feeling.
Captain Rudy Ransom: You seem to run a pretty tight ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've been known to let our hair down from time to time. But I find that maintaining protocol reminds us of where we came from, and hopefully where we're going.

Captain Rudy Ransom: It's easy to cling to principles when you're standing on a vessel with its bulkheads intact, manned by a crew that's not starving.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's never easy. But if we turn our backs on our principles, we stop being human.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm putting an end to your experiments, and you are hereby relieved of your command. You and your crew will be confined to quarters.
Captain Rudy Ransom: Please, show them leniency. They were only following my orders.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Their mistake!

Captain Rudy Ransom: Starfleet Regulation 3, paragraph 12: "In the event of imminent destruction, a captain is authorized to preserve the lives of his crew by any justifiable means."
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I doubt that protocol covers mass murder.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's try to make first contact - the right way.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Trade (#3.13)" (1997)
[Chakotay and Paris have been charged with murder]
Bahrat: Make no mistake about this: someone will serve fifty years of cryostatic suspension for that murder. If I were to let this go unpunished, there would be anarchy on this station within days.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You make no mistake about this: I won't allow members of my crew to be condemned for a crime they did not commit!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Neelix] You've been one of my most trusted advisers since we began this journey. How can I ever trust you again? How can I ever listen to you without wondering whether you're telling the truth or not?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on Neelix's suggestion to leave Voyager] You can't just walk away from your responsibilities because you made a mistake. You're part of a family now, and you have obligations.
Neelix: But... I can't guide you. I can't advise you; I don't know what's coming.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's not the point - is it? None of us knows what's coming. That's what Starfleet is all about. We are all in this together, Neelix; and we have to be able to count on each other, no matter how hard it gets.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You've been on this ship for two years. I think by now you'd have learned that the first duty of any Starfleet officer is the truth. You violated that duty, Neelix. And there will be consequences.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We are all in this together, Neelix. And we have to be able to count on each other no matter how hard it gets. Do you understand?
Neelix: Yes, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's good. Report to deuterium maintenance at 0600 hours tomorrow morning. You're going to spend the next two weeks scrubbing the exhaust manifolds. That should give you some time to think about what I've said. Dismissed.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Homestead (#7.23)" (2001)
Tuvok: [at a First Contact Day celebration party] Vulcans do not dance.
Neelix: But it's tradition!
Tuvok: There is no tradition, Mr. Neelix. This ceremony is entirely your invention.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is an official ship function, Commander. Don't make me order you to dance.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Naomi] I've never seen First Contact Day celebrated quite like this. When I was your age, all it meant was a day off from school.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now that we've established two-way communication with Earth... it seems to me, Starfleet could use a permanent ambassador in the Delta Quadrant. This ambassador would have to stay in frequent contact with Voyager.
Neelix: [whispers] Certainly.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It would be difficult for me to run this ship without you, Neelix. But that might be a sacrifice I'd be willing to make - for the greater good of Starfleet. Of course, the assignment would be entirely voluntary... You wouldn't be interested - would you?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Goodbye... and good luck, Ambassador.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You wouldn't be planning anything foolish, would you?
Neelix: Whatever I do, I promise it won't involve Voyager.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That wasn't my question.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Worst Case Scenario (#3.25)" (1997)
Captain Janeway: With all due respect, Mr Tuvok - loosen up.

Chakotay: Kathryn, don't try to be a hero. I've been reasonable so far. I'll allow you to keep the shuttle; I'll even transport you some extra provisions. But if you don't stand down, I will destroy your shuttle.
Janeway: You've just threatened the wrong woman, Chakotay.

[Tuvok explains that he thought he had deleted the holo-scenario permanently]
Captain Janeway: Apparently you didn't account for B'Elanna's exceptional computer skills.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Nor her somewhat excessive curiosity.

Captain Janeway: [on Tuvok's refusal to continue his unfinished holo-novel] I'm more than just a captain. I'm the leader of a community, and communities need entertainment, culture, creative outlets. Since we're not exactly privy to every new piece of music or holo-novel that's written back home, I think it's only natural that we should start creating our own.
Commander Chakotay: Besides, Tuvok, if the crew doesn't get an ending, you may have a real mutiny on your hands.

Captain Janeway: Good. Then it's settled. I for one can't wait to see if Captain Janeway manages to outwit the conspirators.


"Star Trek: Voyager: 11:59 (#5.23)" (1999)
[Janeway has learned that important facts about one of her ancestors are incorrect]
Chakotay: [handing Janeway a data PADD] Ship's status report.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let me guess: the holographic engineer is having problems with her program. Neelix, the Cardassian cook, is low on supplies. Seven of Twelve is regenerating. And Captain Chakotay is doing just fine. - Just wondering how they'll piece together *our* lives a few hundred years from now.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Shannon O'Donnell inspired me when I was a girl. She had a... an influence on my imagination - on my goals.
Seven of Nine: I never realized genealogy could have such an impact.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I wouldn't have become a Starfleet captain if it wasn't for her.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: There was no opposition. In fact, the Millennium Gate was greeted with open arms by the local population. Except for one man.
[she turns her desktop monitor to Chakotay]
Chakotay: [reads] 'Henry Janeway'.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: She married him, and changed her name. But she certainly never changed history.
Chakotay: Don't be too hard on her. She may not have known she was supposed to live up to your expectations.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, I'll get over it. But the question is - when we get back to Earth, how will I break the news to Aunt Martha?

[in the name of the crew, Neelix has presented Janeway with a family photo of Shannon O'Donnell]
Neelix: I thought it would look nice in your ready room, o-on the shelf, next to your desk?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thank you. But I'm not so sure she has a place there anymore.
Seven of Nine: You are mistaken, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh?
Seven of Nine: Her life captured your imagination. Historical details are irrelevant.
Tuvok: I concur with that analysis.
Chakotay: If it weren't for Shannon O'Donnell, you never would have joined Starfleet.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yeah - and I would have never got you all stuck here in the Delta Quadrant.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: To family.
All: To family!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 2 (#3.9)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Welcome to the *24th* century.

Henry Starling: You're in no position to be making any demands, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: On the contrary.
Henry Starling: What're you gonna do? Shoot me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The thought has crossed my mind.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Chronowerx stock is about to crash.

Henry Starling: You just don't get it, do you? I created the microcomputer revolution.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Using technology you never should have had!
Henry Starling: Irrelevant. My products benefit the entire world. Without me, there would be no laptops, no internet, no barcode readers. What's good for Chronowerx is good for everybody.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You don't care about the future, you don't care about the present. Does anything matter to you, Mr. Starling?
Henry Starling: The betterments of mankind.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Haunting of Deck Twelve (#6.25)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to a malfunctioning replicator] We're getting started on the wrong foot today, my friend.
Chakotay: Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm sorry. I was talking to Voyager.
Chakotay: It's nothing to be embarrassed about. I used to have long conversations with my Maquis ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Really? What did you two talk about?
Chakotay: Oh, I can't tell you that. Captain-starship confidentiality.

Chakotay: It looks like that EM discharge did more damage than we thought. Transporter room 1 is out of commission, half the sonic showers are offline, and we temporarily lost artificial gravity on deck 5.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Any injuries?
Chakotay: Ensign Mulcahey bumped his head on the ceiling.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ouch.

[the navigational sensors are malfunctioning]
Tom Paris: I'm telling you, we rely too much on 24th-century technology, Captain. You give me a window and a sextant, and I guarantee I'll get you where you wanna go.
[the ship suddenly goes to warp]
Tuvok: We've jumped to warp 6.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tom?
Tom Paris: Don't look at me.

[the Voyager computer has been taken over by an alien life form]
Voyager Computer: Captain Janeway, report to Engineering.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Like hell I will.
[she runs into a force field]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I won't be your prisoner. You'll have to kill me!
Voyager Computer: Acknowledged.

Chakotay: How are the children?
Neelix: Tucked in their alcoves, safe and sound.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I hope they weren't frightened?
Neelix: Oh, why would they be frightened, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They were in the dark for three hours.
Neelix: Oh, no, not to worry! I told them a story to pass the time.
Tom Paris: Let me guess, Mother Goose.
Neelix: Certainly not! Some of those fairy tales can be frightening - ogres and child-eating monsters...


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 2 (#4.19)" (1998)
Chakotay: [as Captain Miller] You're a gung-ho kinda gal, aren't you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Does that bother you?
Chakotay: Nope. Just not used to it, that's all. The girls back home are a little different.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I guess when it comes to my people's safety, this girl tends to get a little... 'gung-ho'!
Chakotay: Nothing to apologize for; I'm the same way with my men. There's not a day goes by when I don't think to myself, I've gotta get them back safely - even if I die trying.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know the feeling.

Alpha Hirogen: I'm trying to create a future for my people.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Future?
Alpha Hirogen: I don't expect you to understand. You are prey.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You underestimate us.
Alpha Hirogen: [pondering on this] Yes - perhaps I do.

Alpha Hirogen: You are a resilient species. I admire your cunning.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's end this. I'll call a cease-fire, and we can try to contain the damage. I want my ship back, but in return, I will give you what you need to create the holodeck technology. It would be 'cunning' for you to agree.

[last lines]
[Janeway presents the remaining Hirogen with a data core containing the holo-technology]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Accept this... trophy. You can use it to create a new future for your people. At the very least, you can hang it on your bulkhead.

Chakotay: [as Captain Miller] You'll lead us into the compound, but I'm coming with you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I work better alone.
Chakotay: This isn't a request, it's an order.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Order? Do I look like I'm wearing one of your uniforms?


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Chute (#3.3)" (1996)
[Janeway is suspecting Vel's vessel to be involved in the production of explosives]
Vel: This is a cargo vessel.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then you won't mind if a few of my crew members come aboard to have a look around.
Vel: Not if they don't mind having their throats cut.

Ambassador Liria: Perhaps you've misunderstood me. Let me clarify our position: your vessel is being impounded; you and your crew are under arrest. Prepare to be boarded!
[... ]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'd like to resolve this situation peacefully, Ambassador, but let me clarify my position: I will not allow this ship to be boarded.
Ambassador Liria: That, Captain, is an error in judgment.

Piri: With this ship, you can attack the prison and get your people out.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm sorry. That's not how we do things where I come from.
Piri: Coward!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't think you understand the way this works. You tell me what I want to know, and after I get my people back, I let you and your sister go.
Vel: That's not good enough.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mister Tuvok, inform the Akritirians that we're ready to turn the prisoners over.

The Doctor: That won't be necessary. Lieutenant Paris is just fine, thanks to excellent doctoring. I finished analyzing these implants, and you'll be happy to know that the treatment I provided will successfully counteract their effect on you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What exactly was the effect?
The Doctor: My readings indicate that the implants are designed to stimulate the production of acetylcholine in the hypothalamus.
Kes: That would explain the agitation.
The Doctor: Hmm. Acetylcholine is a brain chemical common to the neural structure of most humanoids. Essentially, it helps stimulate one's aggressive tendencies.
Harry Kim: Zio was right.
Tom Paris: C'mon Harry. We're overdue for that steak dinner.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 2 (#4.9)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If that ship is destroyed, all of history might be restored. And this is one year I'd like to forget.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after the Doctor has officially relieved her of command] How do you plan to implement this protocol, Doctor? Mr. Tuvok doesn't have a security team, both the brigs have been destroyed, and with the internal force fields offline, you'll have a hell of a time keeping me confined. You'd better grab a phaser; because before I give up command, you'll have to shoot me.
The Doctor: You realize this incident will be noted in my official logs. By refusing my orders, you risk a general court martial.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Compared to what I've been through the past few months, a court martial would be a small price to pay. If we make it back home, I'll be happy to face the music.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok, I can hear your objections already. I am not leaving.
Tuvok: Given Voyager's damaged state, the probability of your surviving an armed conflict... is marginal.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, I know the odds. But I have to stay. Voyager's done too much for us.
Tuvok: Curious. I have never understood the Human compulsion to emotionally bond with inanimate objects. This vessel has done nothing. It is an assemblage of bulkheads, conduits, tritanium. Nothing more.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Oh, you're wrong. It's much more than that. This ship has been our home. It's kept us together. It's been part of our family. As illogical as this might sound, I feel as close to Voyager as I do to any other member of my crew. It's carried us, Tuvok - even nurtured us. And right now, it needs one of us.
Tuvok: I respect your decision.
Tuvok: [performs the Vulcan salute] Live long and prosper, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Same to you - old friend.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [before colliding with the temporal ship] Time's... up!

B'Elanna Torres: [crew raises coffee mugs] To distant friends.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Hear, hear.
Harry Kim: Cheers.
Seven of Nine: Yes.
[cut to Kim taking a sip]
Neelix: [anxious] Well?
Tuvok: [pauses] Interesting.
Harry Kim: Not bad. Not bad at all!
B'Elanna Torres: What is it, exactly?
Neelix: I call it "the Elixir of Endurance." It's loaded with amino acids, carbohydrates, all the nutrients necessary for the crew to withstand these stressful conditions.
B'Elanna Torres: Ration cubes...
Neelix: Well, yes, yes. But this time, pureed and mixed with water and enhanced with Talaxian spices.
Seven of Nine: It is offensive. Fortunately taste is irrelevant.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Elogium (#2.4)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good work, Commander. In the future, if I have any questions about mating behavior, I'll know where to go.

Neelix: Captain, may I speak with you? It's a matter of some urgency.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What is it, Neelix?
Neelix: I have been thrown out of sickbay!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Paris, roll the ship.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [about intimate relationships among the crew] We're a long way from home. Everyone is lonely, and... all we have is each other. I think, eventually people will begin to pair off.
Commander Chakotay: Including you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As Captain, that's a luxury I don't have.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Who'd have thought we'd be considering a generational ship when we were ordered on a three-week mission?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Message in a Bottle (#4.14)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good luck, Doctor.
The Doctor: There's that word again.

[Janeway has updated some letters to her family]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know. It's premature.
Chakotay: You're right. It's probably a mistake for us to get our hopes up at all. We've been through this before. - All right, I'll admit it. I just finished a letter to my cousin in Ohio.

[during negotiations with Janeway, a rather hostile Hirogen is suddenly hit by an energy discharge and goes down]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What happened?
Seven of Nine: I generated a feedback surge along our sensor link.
B'Elanna Torres: You killed him?
Seven of Nine: It was a mild shock. He will recover.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And when he does?
Seven of Nine: He wasn't responding to diplomacy.
[... ]
B'Elanna Torres: 'Mild shock'? Not bad.
Seven of Nine: Thank you.

[last lines]
[the Doctor has made contact with Starfleet HQ]
The Doctor: They asked me to relay a message. They wanted you to know... you're no longer alone.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: 60,000 light years... seems a little closer today.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: 44:00 Doctor. Report
The Doctor: I... I did it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You completed the mission?
Tuvok: Yes. Once the Romulans were out of the way.
Tuvok: Romulans?
The Doctor: They'd taken over the Prometheus. The ship I was on. But I managed to turn the tables on them with a little help from a fellow EMH
Chakotay: You got through to Starfleet?
The Doctor: I spoke directly with headquarters. Apparently, Voyager was declared officially lost 14 months ago. I set the record straight. I told them everything that's happened to this crew. They said they would contact your families to tell them the news and promised that they won't stop until they find a way to get Voyager back home. And they asked me to relay a message. They wanted you to know... you're no longer alone.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part 1 (#7.16)" (2001)
[Janeway has accidentally entered a wrong code and triggered an alarm]
Quarren Computer: Command code violation 2-3-0-8.
Kathryn Janeway: [to the console] Come on, shut off that damn alarm and I promise I'll never violate you again.

Jaffen: I overheard you talking to your console.
Kathryn Janeway: It's an old habit.
Jaffen: Does it work?
Kathryn Janeway: I'm not sure this control panel and I speak the same language yet.

Kathryn Janeway: [of Tuvok] Strange man.
Jaffen: And a terrible joke teller.

Supervisor: [Janeway has been conditioned to believe she's a technician on an industrial planet] Let me know if there's anything you need. You'll find we like to keep our workforce happy.
Kathryn Janeway: I can already tell it's going to be much better than my last job.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Author, Author (#7.20)" (2001)
[Publisher Broht has refused to recall the copies of the Doctor's holo-program, which he has distributed prematurely]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't see that you have a choice, Mr. Broht. Authors have rights.
Arden Broht: Not in this case.
The Doctor: What do you mean?
Arden Broht: The Doctor is a hologram.
The Doctor: So?
Arden Broht: According to Federation law, holograms *have* no rights.

The Doctor: It's the crew's reputations that are at risk.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not so sure. I think it's your reputation that's on the line here. You have the same rights as every other member of this crew. And I'm not going to let this publisher say otherwise.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Centuries ago, in most places on Earth, only landowners of a particular gender and race had any rights at all. Over time, those rights were extended to all Humans, and later, as we explored the galaxy, to thousands of other sentient species. Our definition of what constitutes a person has continued to evolve. Now we're asking that you expand that definition once more - to include our Doctor. When I met him seven years ago, I would never have believed that an EMH could become a valued member of my crew - and my friend. The Doctor is a person, as real as any flesh and blood I have ever known. If you believe the testimony you've heard here, it's only fair to conclude that he has the same rights as any of us.

The Doctor: Do you think I'll be able to find another publisher?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If there's one thing I've learned about you, Doctor, it's that you can do just about anything you set your mind to.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prototype (#2.13)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is your show, Lieutenant. Whenever you're ready.

Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I'm trying to save them from extinction.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Unfortunately extinction is often the natural end of evolution.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It must have been difficult.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Difficult?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: To destroy what you created.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: It was necessary.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I read your report. It was no small achievement, B'Elanna. You gave that unit life.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: You should have seen it, Captain. It was incredible. I installed that module, and the prototype looked up at me... and asked me for programming.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: As I said - it must have been difficult.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: It was necessary.

Torres: Apparently thousands of them were built as service modules, but the race who created them, these Builders, were killed off decades ago in a war.
Janeway: Leaving the automated units to fend for themselves.
Torres: Now they're wearing out, breaking down. They've learnt to make repairs to themselves, some pretty complex, but the construction of a power module, the device that sustains them, is beyond their grasp. It's an incredible challenge, Captain, but with enough time to study their systems, I might be able to do it.
Janeway: I don't doubt your abilities, B'Elanna, but helping them reproduce is a clear violation of the Prime Directive.
Torres: They've expressed a desire to procreate. That's basic to any life form.
Janeway: I'm not saying they don't have the same rights as any organic species. That's not the issue here.
Torres: Are you sure? Suppose they were organic but they had become sterile, and we had a treatment that would enable them to start reproducing again. Would you withhold that treatment?
Janeway: Maybe. I'd have to know more about the circumstances. But we're not talking about treating a disorder here, are we?
Torres: What's the difference?
Janeway: Unlike a species who's become sterile, the robots never had the ability to reproduce. What you're talking about is giving them new abilities, which is the equivalent of altering their genetic structure.
Torres: To correct a flaw.
Janeway: You can't call it a flaw. This is the way they were designed.
Torres: I'm trying to save them from extinction.
Janeway: Unfortunately extinction is often the natural end of evolution.
Torres: So you're just willing to let their entire society die off.
Janeway: We don't know that's going to happen. If they're adaptable, as you say, and capable of educating themselves, they might very well learn to build a power module themselves someday.
Torres: Someday could be too late. There are only a few hundred of them left.
Janeway: I feel for the robot's plight, but what you are proposing is exactly the kind of tampering the Prime Directive prohibits. We know almost nothing about these creatures or the race that built them. What would be the consequences of increasing their population, both to their own civilization and others in this quadrant? Who are we to swoop in, play God and then continue on our way without the slightest consideration of the long term effects of our actions?
Torres: Captain!
Janeway: B'Elanna, I share your scientific curiosity and I admire your compassion, but the answer is no.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Innocence (#2.22)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [introducing] This is First Prelate Alcia of Drayan II.
The Doctor: It's an honor to meet you. We don't often receive such distinguished guests here - unless there's been some sort of accident.

[Janeway and Paris are going through the shuttle preflight sequence]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think we've got all the basics. Computer, initiate cold-launch sequence.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Or we could just skip preflight altogether.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Definitely not recommended, but sometimes necessary.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I'll remember that.

Alcia: Do your people consider advanced technology to be their highest achievement?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not as an end in itself. The purpose of all this is to help us gain knowledge about the universe, and the people in it.

Alcia: My people believe that physical matter is only an illusion. The body is not the true self, only a representation.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: One of our greatest philosophers, Plato, wrote that what we see around us are only poor shadows of ideal objects which exist on a higher plane.
Alcia: That is similar to our teachings. Our connection to what you call a "higher plane" is more important than our attachment to this brief existence, however real it may seem.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Thirty Days (#5.9)" (1998)
[Paris is talking out of line]
Captain Janeway: I know you're upset, Lieutenant, but when you're in a room with me, you check that attitude at the door. Understood?

[first lines]
Captain Janeway: Lieutenant Thomas Eugene Paris. - I hereby reduce you to the rank of ensign, and I sentence you to thirty days solitary confinement. Take Ensign Paris to the brig.

Captain Janeway: Four years ago I released you from prison and gave you a fresh start. Until now you've been a fine officer; your service on this ship has been exemplary. I really believed you were past this kind of conduct.
Lt. Tom Paris: I've never been very good at playing by the rules. That doesn't mean that serving under your command hasn't changed me - for the better. At least, this time I broke the rules for a reason - for something I believed in.
Captain Janeway: I admire your principles, Tom. But I can't ignore what you've done.

[Janeway intends to intercept the Delta Flyer with a photon torpedo]
Harry Kim: Captain - this is Tom we're talking about. We're not gonna open fire, are we?
Captain Janeway: As far as I'm concerned, he forfeited his status as a protected member of this crew the second he launched that shuttle.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Swarm (#3.4)" (1996)
[Captain Janeway is about to enter a restricted part of space]
Tuvok: Would it affect your decision if I pointed out that encroaching on the territory of an alien species is prohibited by Starfleet regulations?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, it wouldn't.
Tuvok: Captain - you have managed to surprise me.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're a long way from Starfleet, Lieutenant. I'm not about to waste fifteen months because we've run into a bunch of bullies.

[Voyager is circumventing an alien sensor net]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: When I was in high school, I snuck out of the house a couple of times late at night. Had to tiptoe past my parents' bedroom. It's kind of how I feel right now.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: You sneaked out of your house? Where were you going?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll have to leave that to your imagination, Lieutenant.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the Doctor] If a crew member came down with a debilitating illness, you'd do everything in your power to make them well again. I think we owe you nothing less.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [Tom and B'Elanna were attacked after accidentally crossing into the territory of a race the Voyager crew has never met before] Neelix, what can you tell us?
Neelix: If these people are who I think they are, I can tell you this is very bad news. I've never actually encountered them, but from what I've heard I'm glad I didn't. Most ships that enter their space are never heard from again. Some have returned with everyone on board dead. They're a complete mystery. No-one knows they're name. How many of them there are. What they're culture is like. Just that they really don't want people violating they're territory.


"Star Trek: Voyager: One Small Step (#6.8)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Space. Literally it means 'nothing' - a vacuum between stars and planets. But by the same token, it means everything. It's what connects all our worlds - Vulcan, Qo'noS, Talax, Earth. Centuries ago, mankind sent its first wave of explorers into that void - astronauts like Mr. Kelly. They paved the way for the first colonies, the first starships, for those of us who've made space our home. We commend the spirit and the bravery of Lieutenant John Mark Kelly, as we commit his body... to space. He will not be forgotten.

Seven of Nine: Searching for the command module seems more sentimental than scientific.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, I can't argue with that. If scientific knowledge was all we were after, then the Federation would have built a fleet of probes, not starships. Exploration is about seeing things with your own eyes. In this case, we're exploring the past.
Seven of Nine: How will retrieving this artifact enhance your appreciation of history?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: By making us part of it. In the same way that excavating the obelisks of ancient Vulcan or finding the Shroud of Kahless made those explorers part of their history.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: As a Borg, you didn't study the past - you ingested it. You've never really developed an appreciation for Humanity's history. Maybe this is an opportunity for you to do some exploring of your own.
Seven of Nine: Are you ordering me to join this mission?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's just say, I'm encouraging you to volunteer.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after being summoned to the bridge by Harry] It's two in the morning, Ensign. This better be more than a little turbulence.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Repression (#7.4)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm beginning to think our perpetrator is a ghost.
Tuvok: Perhaps we should conduct a séance.

Tuvok: [of the assailant] I have worked meticulously, yet he has outwitted me each time.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How can you be sure it's a 'he'?
Tuvok: I can't. But I am.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Another hunch?
Tuvok: I can almost sense his presence. It's as though he's challenging me to find him.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's Teero done to you?
Chakotay: He simply helped us remember who we are. We're Maquis. We've always been Maquis.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The rebellion ended three years ago, you know that.
Chakotay: In the Alpha Quadrant, maybe. Not on this ship.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've been meaning to ask you: how did you know that phaser wasn't charged?
Tuvok: Chakotay doubted my loyalty. He wouldn't have given me an active weapon.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not exactly ironclad logic.
Tuvok: Call it... a hunch.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Remind me to pay more attention to your hunches.


"Star Trek: Voyager: One (#4.25)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've come 15,000 light years. We haven't been stopped by temporal anomalies, warp core breaches or hostile aliens, and I am damned if I'm gonna be stopped by a nebula!

Chakotay: My concern isn't about going into stasis; it's about who you're leaving in charge.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're worried about Seven.
Chakotay: Maybe you need to step outside yourself for a minute. Look at the fact that here's someone who's butted horns with you from the moment she came on board, who disregards authority and actively disobeys orders when she doesn't agree with them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And this is the person I'm giving responsibility for the lives of this entire crew. I suppose you want me to tell you I'm not crazy.
Chakotay: In a nutshell.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: See you in a month.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [referring to the Doctor] He tells us you've had quite an adventure.
Seven of Nine: It was... interesting.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood (#7.9)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Doctor, deactivate yourself.
The Doctor: I can't treat the patient if I'm offline.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No one can treat him if he's terrified.

Chakotay: [on the dead Hirogen found on a Hirogen training facility] Most of them were killed by facsimiles of Alpha Quadrant weapons - Romulan disruptors, Klingon bat'leths...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Starfleet phasers?
Chakotay: I think we'll find they all came from the holo-technology we gave the Hirogen three years ago.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They obviously missed the point. We gave them that technology so they could hunt holographic prey, not get themselves killed.

Chakotay: Couldn't we just extract their violent subroutines?
B'Elanna Torres: [assuming] It's possible.
The Doctor: That would be like declawing a cat. We'd be taking away any chance they have of defending themselves!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'd also be preventing them from doing any more harm.
The Doctor: You wouldn't even be considering this if they were flesh and blood!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not gonna let you turn this into an argument about holographic rights.
The Doctor: Why not? That's exactly what it is.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Let's try some nonverbal communication.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Ex Post Facto (#1.7)" (1995)
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Based on your experience, what can we expect the Numiri to do to intimidate us?
Neelix: To be honest - whenever I saw the Numiri coming, I always left before the intimidation began!
[guffaws]

[Chakotay is using a Maquis tactic to escape the Numiri]
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Not to belittle Maquis tactics, Commander, but this is a very old trick.
Commander Chakotay: It worked against those Starfleet runabouts.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: You're lucky *I* wasn't commanding one of them.
Commander Chakotay: Besides, out here in the Delta Quadrant every old trick is new again.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [after Voyager has successfully disabled the Numiri ships] That's one trick you won't be able to use again when we get back.
Commander Chakotay: I have more.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Tuvok, this is your show now.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Once Upon a Time (#5.5)" (1998)
Neelix: Coffee, anyone? Captain?
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: No thanks, I've had enough. One more cup and I'll jump to warp.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: I realize you care about Naomi, and you're only trying to protect her. But you've got to tell her the truth.
Neelix: "Good morning, Naomi, would you like some papalla juice with your cereal? And, oh, by the way, your mother is buried under thirty kilotons of rock."

Neelix: When my family was killed, I lost everything. I... still have nightmares. It hasn't been easy. I don't want Naomi to go through what I did.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: I understand. And you're right. But this situation is different.
Neelix: How so?
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Naomi has you.

Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Here's to happy endings.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Fury (#6.23)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've known each other for how long?
Tuvok: Approximately twenty years.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We've served on three starships together. I was present at your daughter's kolinahr. I consider you one of my closest friends.
Tuvok: And I regard you with the same esteem.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've always been honest with you. But you've been keeping something from me.
Tuvok: I don't know what you mean.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Don't you? It took exhaustive research, sifting through teraquads of data, separating fact from rumor; but eventually I arrived at the truth.
Tuvok: Captain?
[Janeway turns away to activate the replicator, then turns back - with a cake topped with a lit candle]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Happy birthday!
Tuvok: Thank you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: So it won't be long before you hit the big three digits, huh?

The Doctor: We've devised a neural agent that should inhibit the Vidiians' motor functions without causing any permanent damage.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good. I don't want to add to their health problems, I just want to keep them from adding to ours.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tom, what's the first thing they teach you about maneuvering at warp?
Tom Paris: Uh, "Faster than light, no left or right".

[last lines]
Tuvok: What should we tell the others?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A friend got lost. We helped her find her way.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Nothing Human (#5.8)" (1998)
[at the end of the Doctor's slide show, his audience appear rather miffed]
B'Elanna Torres: What happened to going to yellow alert after half an hour?
Tuvok: Commander Chakotay appears to have disobeyed a direct order.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Definitely grounds for court martial!

The Doctor: [of B'Elanna Torres] When I told her that we'd used Moset's program, she was unhappy, to put it mildly. I nearly had to sedate her.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sounds like her Klingon temper has fully recovered.
The Doctor: Practically qualifies as a chronic condition.

B'Elanna Torres: You had no RIGHT to make that decision for me!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm the Captain. You're my crewman. I did what I thought best.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know you're angry, but we need to put this behind us, understood?
B'Elanna Torres: Is that an order?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes.
B'Elanna Torres: You can't order someone to get rid of an emotion, Captain.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Blink of an Eye (#6.12)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Unless we want to live our lives in the blink of an eye, I suggest we find a way out of here.

[the Doctor is being prepared to go to the planet's surface]
B'Elanna Torres: I'm giving you access to your facial and epidermal parameters. You should be able to mimic the appearance of whoever is down there in a matter of seconds.
The Doctor: What if they're big purple blobs of protoplasm?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Then you'll be the best-looking blob on the planet.

Gotana-Retz: Captain, I apologize for this attack. They have no right.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Unfortunately they've got every right.

The Doctor: [realizing he's been beamed back aboard the ship] Captain! Lieutenant!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [the Doctor gives Janeway a HUGE hug] OOF!
The Doctor: I thought I'd never see you again!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are you all right?
The Doctor: I've had a few close calls over the years, but all in all...
B'Elanna Torres: Years?
The Doctor: It's been over three. But at least I knew you hadn't left me behind. All I had to do was look up, and there you were, the brightest star in the sky!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Persistence of Vision (#2.8)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I suggest you don't look at the view screen.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [referring to the image of his father on the screen] It's not even tempting.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why did you do this to us?
Bothan: Because I can.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't intend to let you continue preying on others.
Bothan: How would you propose to stop me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We could destroy your technology. Or adjust your brainwave patterns to prevent telepathy. And then we could turn you over to the government of Mithren. We could even keep you confined in our brig, behind a force field.
Bothan: I'm sure you're very well intentioned, Captain; and I'd like to be able to accommodate you. But you see - I'm not really here!
[vanishes]

The Doctor: I've checked Starfleet regulations. The chief medical officer outranks the captain in health matters. Now, I realize this may be the first time a hologram has given an order to a captain, but... I'm ordering you to report to the holodeck - now!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Aye, sir.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Infinite Regress (#5.7)" (1998)
Captain Janeway: We haven't had the best of luck with the Borg.
Seven of Nine: Nor have I.

[Seven is experiencing another personality disorder]
Seven of Nine: Name your price. Captain...?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Janeway. And you are?
Seven of Nine: DaiMon Torrot.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're Ferengi.
Seven of Nine: Of course I'm Ferengi! Is that some kind of insult about the size of my ears?

Chakotay: Meet anyone interesting?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Just finished swapping jokes with a Bolian manicurist. Before that, I was debating the finer points of temporal physics with a Krenim scientist.
[on Seven's multiple personalities]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [referring to Seven] Keep a close eye on her, Doctor, in case she has any more unexpected 'visitors'.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Flashback (#3.2)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It was a very different time, Mr. Kim. Captain Sulu, Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy - they all belonged to a different breed of Starfleet officer. Imagine the era they lived in: the Alpha Quadrant still largely unexplored, Humanity on verge of war with Klingons, Romulans hiding behind every nebula. Even the technology we take for granted was still in its early stages: no plasma weapons, no multiphasic shields; their ships were half as fast.
Ensign Harry Kim: No replicators; no holodecks. You know, ever since I took Starfleet history at the Academy, I always wondered what it would be like to live in those days.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Space must have seemed a whole lot bigger back then. It's not surprising they had to bend the rules a little. They were a little slower to invoke the Prime Directive, and a little quicker to pull their phasers. Of course, the whole bunch of them would be booted out of Starfleet today. But I have to admit, I would have loved to ride shotgun at least once with a group of officers like that.

Tuvok: I've observed that Captain Sulu drinks a cup of tea each morning. I thought he might enjoy a Vulcan blend.
Commander Janice Rand: Oh, I see. Trying to make lieutenant in your first month? I wish I'd have thought of that when I was your age. Took me three years just to make ensign.
Tuvok: I assure you, I have no ulterior motive.
Commander Janice Rand: Whatever you say, Ensign. See you on the bridge.
[leaves]
Captain Janeway: You've never brought me tea.

[Tuvok has used the Vulcan neck pinch on Commander Rand to obtain her clothes]
Captain Janeway: We could have just asked her.
Tuvok: Asking female officers for their clothing could lead to misunderstanding.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mr. Tuvok, if I didn't know you better, I'd say you miss those days on the Excelsior.
Lieutenant Tuvok: On the contrary. I do not experience feelings of nostalgia. But there are times when I think back to those days, of meeting Kirk, Spock and the others. And I am pleased that I was part of it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In a funny way... I feel like I was a part of it too.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Then perhaps you can be nostalgic for both of us.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unity (#3.17)" (1997)
Lieutenant Tom Paris: You know, they ought to rename this place the 'Negative Expanse'. We haven't run across anything interesting for days.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you're bored, Mr. Paris, I'm sure I can find something else for you to do. The warp plasma filters are due for a thorough cleaning.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Now that you mention it, Captain, I find this region of space a real navigational challenge.

[Voyager has come across a disabled Borg cube]
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Maybe the Borg were defeated by an enemy even more powerful than they were.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok, continue scanning for any Borg vessels in the vicinity, as well as any other ships that might be 'more powerful'.

Dr. Riley Frazier: If you think about it, Captain, when we were linked, we had no ethnic conflict. There was no crime, no hunger, no health problems. We lived as one harmonious family.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: With all due respect, Dr. Frazier, you were one harmonious family bent on the violent assimilation of innocent cultures.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not saying I'm happy about what happened. But so far, they haven't acted like typical Borg. They saved us from that cube, and they let you go.
Commander Chakotay: But they didn't hesitate to impose their collective will on me when it served their interests, did they?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, they didn't.
Commander Chakotay: I wonder how long their ideals will last in the face of that kind of power.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Random Thoughts (#4.10)" (1997)
Seven of Nine: You wish to return this vessel to the Alpha Quadrant, and yet you are following Starfleet protocol regarding first contact. The two objectives are incompatible.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How so?
Seven of Nine: Your philosophy of exploration exposes Voyager to constant risk. If you maintain a direct course to Earth and avoid all extraneous contact with alien species, it will increase your chances of survival.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that would make a dull ride home.
Seven of Nine: Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We seek out new races because we want to, not because we're following protocols. We have an insatiable curiosity about the universe.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Our experience with the Mari gave us an insight into a culture we've never encountered.
Seven of Nine: But that is irrelevant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, it's how we gain knowledge.
Seven of Nine: Then we are in disagreement.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [humorously] Good. I dread the day when everyone on this ship agrees with me.

[Tuvok has discovered a black market for violent thoughts on the Mari homeworld]
Chief Examiner Nimira: Why would any of my people want to indulge in that kind of behavior?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Apparently, outlawing violent thought hasn't made it go away. All you've done is force people to share it in back alleys.
Tuvok: It seems you have a somewhat more serious problem than the random thoughts of a single alien.

[last line, after Seven of Nine abruptly leaves the ready room]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Dismissed.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Living Witness (#4.23)" (1998)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [in the historical simulation] When diplomacy fails, there's only one alternative: violence. Force must be applied without apology. It's the Starfleet way.

[in the historical simulation]
Vaskan Ambassador Daleth: [after Janeway has ordered to shoot the Kyrian cities with biogenic weapons] Captain, don't you think that's excessive?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You picked a bad time to have second thoughts, Ambassador.
Vaskan Ambassador Daleth: I want them defeated, but... but this is genocide!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Defeat, genocide - why quibble with semantics?

[in the historical simulation]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on the brawl between her senior officers] Save it for the holodeck. We've got a war to fight.

Seven of Nine: Two of the Kyrians are still alive. What shall we do with them?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, you've been wanting to expand your fighting force. Assimilate them.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Nemesis (#4.4)" (1997)
Tuvok: I have concluded that the least risky course of action is for a single crew member to make the infiltration, accompanied by a commando unit that Ambassador Treen has agreed to provide.
Tom Paris: Fine with me. When do I leave?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Something tells me that's not what Tuvok has in mind.

Chakotay: I cared about the Vori. But I hated the Kradin. I wanted to kill every one of them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Evidently, that was the point.

Chakotay: Then, the Kradin don't kill innocent civilians? They don't desecrate the Voris' dead?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't know, but the Kradin accuse the Vori of the same kinds of atrocities.
Chakotay: I cared about the Vori, but I hated the Kradin. I wanted to kill every one of them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Evidently, that was the point.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Riddles (#6.6)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's all this?
Tuvok: We're having fun.

Naroq: [explaining why the Ba'neth are considered a myth on his home world] There've been so few encounters with the Ba'neth. And... well, no one's ever actually seen one.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How many encounters are we talking about, exactly?
Naroq: Before this incident? Twelve.
Chakotay: I guess we're lucky thirteen.

Chakotay: [Voyager has managed to track down an extremely xenophobic species with help from another species, the Kesat] They're charging weapons!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Open a channel, all subspace bands.
Chakotay: They're firing!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [the ship rocks with weapons fire] Cease fire immediately,
[another hit]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: or I'll transmit the coordinates of this outpost to the Kesat homeworld!
Tom Paris: [the weapons fire stops] That got their attention.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Cathexis (#1.12)" (1995)
[Janeway intends to transfer all commando codes to the Doctor]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you feel at any time that any of us are under the influence of the alien, you can countermand our orders and take control of the ship. Do you feel up to it?
The Doctor: Of course. I make life and death decisions every day.

Lieutenant Tom Paris: Am I being accused of something here?
Lieutenant Tuvok: We're merely following a line of deductive reasoning, Lieutenant. Both deviations from our course were apparently issued from locations where you were working.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I'm telling you, I didn't do it!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, I'm willing to rule out mutiny for the time being.

Mrs. Templeton: [Janeway is running a Gothic holonovel set in 18th or 19th century England] Let's make something clear, Mrs. Davenport. My job is to make sure that this household runs smoothly. I have been with Lord Burleigh for nearly twenty years because this household runs smoothly. He has come to trust me, and I will not brook any behavior that might jeopardize that trust, so you will be expected to follow the rules that I set down.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Mrs. Templeton, I have no wish to do anything that might disrupt this household, but let *me* make something perfectly clear. I've been hired by Lord Burleigh, and it's his orders I will follow, not yours.
Mrs. Templeton: You would be wise not to make an enemy of me. I can make sure we have another governess by next week.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I suggest we try to get along, Mrs. Templeton. Surely there's room here for both of us?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tsunkatse (#6.15)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And don't forget to keep tabs on Neelix' little project in the mess hall.
Chakotay: He's still trying to enhance the plasma burners in his stove?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: With some of Seven's Borg technology. I don't want him accidentally turning the galley into an assimilation chamber.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thanks again for minding the store.
Chakotay: Even the Captain deserves a vacation once in a while.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And her First Officer?
Chakotay: He's looking forward to putting his feet up on your desk.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Nothing like getting back to work after a long vacation.
[when engaging in battle with Penk's ship]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Phage (#1.4)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, may I suggest you consider carefully what you're about to do?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How do you know what I'm about to do?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I could describe to you in detail the psychological observations I've made about you over the past four years. Which lead me to conclude you're about to take this ship inside the asteroid. But suffice it to say, I know you quite well.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: One of these days I'm gonna surprise you, Tuvok. But not today.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the Vidiians] I can't begin to understand what your people have gone through. They may have found a way to ignore the moral implications of what you're doing. But I have no such luxury. I don't have the freedom to kill you to save another. My culture finds that to be a reprehensible and entirely unacceptable act. If we were closer to home, I would lock you up and turn you over to my authorities for trial. But I don't even have that ability here; and I am not prepared to carry you forever in our brig! So I see no other alternative... but to let you go.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Take a message to your people: if I ever encounter your kind again, I will do whatever is necessary to protect my people from this... harvesting of yours. Any aggressive actions against this ship or its crew will be met by the deadliest force. Is that clear?
Dereth: Quite.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Heroes and Demons (#1.11)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Think of this as your first away mission, Doctor.

[Paris has beamed back the Doctor, who has his arm cut off]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sickbay, report.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Er... I have him, Captain - more or less...

[the Doctor has managed to bring back Kim, Chakotay and Tuvok]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good work, Doctor.
Ensign Harry Kim: Yeah, good work... Would you mind telling me where I was?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Twisted (#2.6)" (1995)
[Neelix has presented Kes with a birthday cake]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now make a wish and blow out the candles.
Kes: What do I wish for?
Sandrine: Anything your petite coeur desires, ma chérie. And with a figure like hers, she'll probably get it, too.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [while possessed by phenomenon] Eat doggie dooby!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Harry...
Ensign Harry Kim: Yes, ma'am?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I just want you to know: you've been one of the bright spots of this whole mission. You've exceeded any expectations I might have had of you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 1 (#4.18)" (1998)
Alpha Hirogen: To the hunt.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Katrine] The hunt?
Alpha Hirogen: For the Resistance. I shall take great pleasure in tracking them down - and making the kill.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Katrine] Leave the war outside.

[Katrine is decoding a message]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Katrine] A... H, C - straight from Allied High Command!
Neelix: [as the Supplier] It must be important.
Tuvok: [as the Bartender] All messages regarding the war are important. It's only a matter of degree.
Neelix: I suppose you're right, but d'you have to be so... logical about everything?
Tuvok: In any covert battle, logic is a potent weapon. You might try it sometime.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Fight (#5.19)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok tells me you've got a mean left jab.
Chakotay: [laughs] Never spar with a Vulcan.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Who am I to dispute logic?

The Doctor: Even if this is some kind of alien communication, it could harm him, permanently.
[... ]
Chakotay: Captain! When have we ever turned away from a first contact?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the Doctor] Send him back in the ring.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Maneuvers (#2.11)" (1995)
[Chakotay has gone off on a suicide mission, asking Voyager not to try a rescue attempt]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My gut tells me we should go after Chakotay. But my better judgment... tells me we should honor his request.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I would never want you to ignore your judgment, Captain. But let me ask you this: in your judgment, how would the loss of our First Officer affect this crew? What would it do to the morale on this ship? Maybe this is an instance when your gut is giving you better advice.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell me this: how do you expect me to keep order when the First Officer takes it upon himself to run off like some cowboy because he decides it's a good idea? What you did was commendable; the way you did it was not. You set a terrible example. And on a personal level, you've made my job more difficult.

Ensign Harry Kim: [Voyager has detected a Federation communication signal] They must be looking for us!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your optimism may be premature, Mister Kim...
Ensign Harry Kim: Sorry, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: ...but it's also infectious!


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Disease (#5.17)" (1999)
Harry Kim: Have you ever been in love, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your point?
Harry Kim: Did your skin ever flush when you were near another person? Did your stomach ever feel like... someone hollowed it out with a knife when you were apart? Did your throat ever swell when you realized it was over? Seven of Nine - Seven of Nine told me love's like a disease! Well, maybe it is. Pheromones, endorphins, chemicals in our blood - changing our responses... physical discomfort; but any way you look at it, it's still love!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're both on long journeys, looking for allies. In many ways, we're like... cousins.
Jippeq: Cousins?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, distant cousins. Think about it: 400 years ago, you started out the same way we did - a single starship, a small crew, facing the unknown. And now, centuries later, you've grown into a generational ship with a history and culture all your own. When I look at your vessel, I can't help but wonder if I'm seeing Voyager's future. Our journey could easily last several generations. So, what do you say, cousin?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've been thinking about how I reacted to your relationship with Tal.
Harry Kim: You reacted like any captain would.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Probably. But I can't help wondering if my response would have been the same if it had been, say... Tom Paris instead of you. Oh, don't get me wrong; I still would have been angry and disappointed. But... I wouldn't have been surprised.
Harry Kim: Because Ensign Kim doesn't break the rules.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The truth is, Harry... I think about you differently than the rest of the crew. Which isn't to suggest that I don't care deeply about each of them, but... you came to me fresh out of the Academy, wide-eyed with excitement about your first deep space assignment. From that first day, I've always felt more protective of you than the others.
Harry Kim: I appreciate that. But that was five years ago. I've changed.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, you have.
Harry Kim: Maybe I'm not the perfect officer anymore.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe not... but you're a better man.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One (#7.21)" (2001)
Admiral Hendricks: The Voth, the Kobali, the Vaadwaur. You've made first contact with more species than any captain since James Kirk.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It helps being the only Starfleet ship within 30,000 light years.
Admiral Hendricks: You are being too humble. From the first time you spoke up in my classroom, I knew you'd go far.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A little farther than I expected, Professor.

[Otrin has surmised that Humanity has deliberately poisoned his planet]
Otrin: It seems so obvious. You send us new technology, encourage us to use it, and then you wait for us to obliterate ourselves.
Chakotay: Why would we do that?
Otrin: Because it's easier than invading us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do you really believe we'd contaminate a world we intended to conquer?
Otrin: I'm a scientist. I believe what I see. And today, I saw your people standing on our soil, just as you promised. And they were wearing equipment that protected them from the radiation, because they knew exactly what to expect. If you were in my position, what would you believe?

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think about our ancestors. Thousands of years, wondering if they were alone in the universe. Finally discovering they weren't. You can't blame them for wanting to reach out, see how many other species were out there, asking the same questions.
Chakotay: The urge to explore is pretty powerful.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But it can't justify the loss of lives - whether it's millions... or just one.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Collective (#6.16)" (2000)
The Borg: Negotiation is irrelevant. You will be assimilated.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not today and not by you.

B'Elanna Torres: I can't believe we're negotiating with adolescent drones.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They're not exactly drones. Mature Borg are predictable; they'll ignore you or assimilate you.

[Seven has doubts that the young Borg could be transformed into individuals again]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They do have one thing going for them - you. If there's anyone who can reach them, it's you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part 2 (#7.17)" (2001)
[Chakotay has re-established his Human appearance]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're the same race!
Chakotay: We're more than that. We're friends.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It may not have been real, Chakotay; but it felt like home. If you hadn't come after me, I never would have known that I had another life.
Chakotay: Are you sorry I showed up?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not for a second.

Chakotay: You're obviously a very capable woman. You could probably run that power plant
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why would I want all that responsibility?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Resistance (#2.12)" (1995)
Caylem: You know there's nothing I wouldn't do for my sweet Ralkana.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: My name is Kathryn Janeway.
Caylem: Kathryn? That's an unusual name. Uh... very pretty. I-I like it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I am a starship captain. It is very important that I contact my ship.
Caylem: Wonderful! Captain - Kathryn, of a glorious starship! Then what happens? Go-go on, I'm listening. I love your stories.

Caylem: [about his letter to his wife] The last one. The last one was about... My memory isn't very good. No, I remember. I went walking, in the morning, it was... it was very cold. Tell her I-I wore my sweater, she worries, about that sort of... thing. And... and, uh... And I, uh... And I what?
Caylem: [remembers] And I-I saw they had torn down that old building where you and the other children used to... to play. And, uh... what? Tell her that it rained for two and a half days. I don't know if she can see the sky... where they're keeping her. And... there was more. There was... something about a... friend I... Why can't I remember? I wanted to tell her!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's all right. She'll understand.

[Caylem has been fatally wounded]
Caylem: Ralkana... He said you had been shot.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He was lying to you, Father. I'm all right.
Caylem: And your mother?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: She's fine. She was so happy to get your letters. She wanted me to tell you something. She forgives you. We both do.
Caylem: [smiles] My sweet girl.
[dies]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Emanations (#1.8)" (1995)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Captain's log, stardate 48623.5 - There are 246 elements known to Federation science. We believe we have just discovered the 247th, inside the ring system of a class D planet.

Ensign Harry Kim: [of the Vhnori] You think they do have an afterlife? That the energy field is where they exist at a higher level of consciousness, just like they believe?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not certain. But I am certain about this: what we don't know about death... is far, far greater than what we do know.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This may not make much sense to you now - a young man at the beginning of his career. But one of the things you learn as you move up the ranks and get a little older is that... you wish you had more time in your youth to really... absorb all the things that happen to you. It goes by so fast. It's so easy to become jaded, to treat the extraordinary like just another day at the office. But sometimes... there are experiences which transcend all that. You've just had one, Mr. Kim. And I want you to live with it for a little while. Write about it if you feel like it. Paint. Express yourself in some fashion. The bridge will still be there in two days.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Drive (#7.3)" (2000)
[Tom Paris wants to participate in a race, much against Tuvok's wishes]
Tom Paris: Captain, this race is more than just a sporting event. Until recently, this region was a war zone. Four different species fought for nearly a century to control it.
Harry Kim: Now, for the first time, they're competing peacefully, to commemorate the new treaty that ended the war.
Tom Paris: This race embodies everything the Federation values: a peaceful coexistence, free exchange of ideas...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think it's a great idea.
Tom Paris: [baffled silence] You do?
Tuvok: You do?

Captain Kathryn Janeway: One thing, gentlemen. Now that we're in this race, we're in it to win. After all, Starfleet's honor is at stake.

[a good part of the crew is following the race from Astrometrics]
Tuvok: [enters and hands Janeway a PADD] My weekly security report.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll read it later.
Tuvok: There are a few matters we should discuss.
Chakotay: She said later, Tuvok.
Neelix: [focused on the race] Something's wrong... They're disappearing!
Seven of Nine: Radiation from the Mobius Inversion is blocking our sensors.
Tuvok: [checking the display] How will we track their progress?
Chakotay: We can't. Not until they emerge from the other side of the anomaly.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [feigning interest] Wanna talk about that report now, Tuvok?
Tuvok: Later - if that's permissible.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Meld (#2.16)" (1996)
[Tuvok is suffering from complications after his mind meld with Suder]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok - do you know where you are?
Lieutenant Tuvok: [laughs awkwardly] Of course I know where I am, Captain. I'm just not sure I know... who I am.

Lieutenant Tuvok: [referring to his treatment] You must be asking yourself, "What if this doesn't work? What do we do then?" I have an idea. I'll just stay in my quarters for the rest of the trip. I'll just relax, and read. Eat the ship's food. Use the ship's energy, all in the comforts of my own room. Why, even Mr. Suder and I could get together for a few hands of Cardassian Pinochle once or twice a week. That is how we treat violent offenders on this ship, isn't it?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You are not a violent offender, Tuvok.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I could be. Just like Suder.

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok. No more mind melds without my permission. Understood?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Parturition (#2.7)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Set a course for Planet Hell, Commander.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Have you encountered life forms?
Tom Paris: Actually, yes.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are they hostile?
Tom Paris: No, just... young.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [having summoned Paris and Neelix, Janeway is surprised to see them covered in pasta and sauce] Would anyone care to explain?
Tom Paris: It might be too long to go into right now, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Very well. I have a mission for the two of you. We have reason to believe that there are food sources on this planet, but we can't transport to the surface. You're going to take a shuttle down and do a little scouting.
Neelix: Me? And him?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He's our best pilot, and you're our expert on edible plant species in this quadrant.
Tom Paris: Uh, Captain, I'm not one to pass up a mission, but in this circumstance, maybe Ensign Baytart, who is a fine pilot...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There are electro-magnetic anomalies in the atmosphere, and I would rather have you at the helm. Am I discerning a personal problem here, gentlemen?
Neelix: Frankly, yes, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Solve it. You leave at 1400 hours.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bliss (#5.14)" (1999)
[a wormhole leading to Earth has suddenly appeared]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A direct route to Earth's doorstep, out of the blue. What's wrong with this picture?

Seven of Nine: [looking at the viewscreen] A wormhole.
Ensign Harry Kim: *The* wormhole. It leads all the way back to Earth.
Seven of Nine: The odds of finding such a phenomenon are infinitesimal.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Never bet against the house.

Seven of Nine: The Doctor often instructs me to "look before I leap". It is an antiquated adage, but I believe it is relevant.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I have another one for you: "He who hesitates is lost."


"Star Trek: Voyager: Pathfinder (#6.10)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: A micro-wormhole?
Seven of Nine: I believe a message is being transmitted through it... on a Starfleet emergency channel...

[in Starfleet's lab]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [over comm] This is Captain Kathryn Janeway. Do you read me?
Commander Pete Harkins: I think she's talking to you.
Lt. Reginald Barclay: Captain? This is Lieutenant Reginald Barclay at Starfleet Command.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on Voyager] It's good to hear your voice, Lieutenant. We've been waiting a long time for this moment.

Commander Pete Harkins: What would you like me to do with him, Admiral? He broke into the lab, accessed the Midas Array, and resisted arrest.
Admiral Owen Paris: You've put me in a difficult position, son. I was hoping we'd be able to -
[an alert sounds]
Technician: We're receiving a transmission.
Admiral Owen Paris: From where?
Technician: Coordinates 343.6 by 27.
Lt. Reginald Barclay: [Everyone looks at Barclay] The wormhole.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Starfleet Command, come in.
Admiral Owen Paris: Voyager!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul (#7.7)" (2000)
[after forcing Janeway to deactivate all holodecks, the Lokirrim captain demands to subject Voyager to inspection]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're both reasonable people. I suggest a compromise. Your vessel will escort us through Lokirrim territory. That way, you can keep an eye on us, make sure we don't reactivate our holodecks. The other alternative is, we destroy your ship.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sometimes diplomacy requires a little saber rattling.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Displaced (#3.24)" (1997)
Jarlath: The last inhabitants of this environment had no concept of a barter system. But you strike me as a much more, uh... uh, sophisticated group.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If there were people here before us, maybe we could get out the same way.
Jarlath: Oh, I... I don't think you'd like their method of escape. Er, they all died from a plague.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Something about this is wrong, I can smell it. Look at us - running around the ship, checking sensors and spinning theories, while the Nyrians slowly replace our crew. Consider this - there has been a consistent interval of nine minutes and twenty seconds between these exchanges. At that rate, our entire crew'll be gone in eighteen hours. Tell me that doesn't put a knot in your stomach.


"Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits (#3.5)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, I must remind you that the Ferengi are not members of the Federation. They are not bound by the Prime Directive. Nor would it seem that the Prime Directive would allow us to interfere with the internal affairs of this society, as much as we may disapprove of what the Ferengi are doing.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Federation did host the negotiations. And if it weren't for those negotiations, the Ferengi wouldn't be here. So one could say - without being unreasonable, I think - that the Federation is partially responsible for what's happened - and therefore duty-bound to correct this situation.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That is a most logical interpretation, Captain.


Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Admiral Janeway: The Son'a, the Borg, the Romulans - you seem to get all the easy assignments.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Just lucky, Admiral.
Admiral Janeway: Let's hope that luck holds. Janeway out.

Admiral Janeway: Jean-Luc. How'd you like a trip to Romulus?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: With or without the rest of the fleet?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Time and Again (#1.3)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [sees Latika watching them] Oh, God. Come on!
[grabs Tom and heads for a different direction]
Latika: [steps in their path] I know you're lying.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Young man. We're here on a business trip and we have a lot of work to do.
Latika: The officer told me you came here on the continental transport.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's right. We're from Kalto Province.
Latika: Yeah? Well, I just talked to the transport attendant. He told me four people came today from Kalto. Two of them were a lot older than you, and they had a child with them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, the attendant was wrong. That was us.
Latika: So... where's the child?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: We ate him. Because we ARE demons and we EAT children, and I haven't had my supper yet!
[lunges at Latika]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Makull] You wanted the truth? All right, here's the truth: we're from the future - exactly one day in the future.
Latika: [baffled] You mean I was right?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (#4.12)" (1997)
Neelix: [in his vision] Captain! My sister, she was just standing here talking to you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The dead girl? Oh yes, very charming. I can see the family resemblance.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [at a party] Having fun?
Seven of Nine: No.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy (#7.14)" (2001)
Kohlar: It is possible that the sacred scrolls were scrawled by a madman in a cave. Or perhaps they really *were* divinely inspired. Either way, they've guided us for over a century. If my people start to believe that the sacred scrolls have led them astray, there may be violence.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is that a threat?
Kohlar: Merely a fact. You're doing everything you can to get your people home, Captain. That's all I'm doing for mine.

T'Greth: Grant me a warrior's death. I beg of you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sorry. No mercy killings on my bridge.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Warhead (#5.25)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: How is he doing?
Chakotay: Well, let's see. I haven't heard from him in almost five minutes, so he should be checking in right about...
Harry Kim: [over communicator] Away team to Voyager.
Chakotay: ...now.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's our Harry! If I were you, I'd watch out for your job.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Repentance (#7.13)" (2001)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How do you justify beating a defenseless man?
Warden Yediq: Violence is the only thing he understands.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You seem to have a pretty good grasp of it yourself.

[last lines]
[Iko has been sent to his death according to Nygean law]
Seven of Nine: It's unfair.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think so too, Seven. But we have to try not to judge their system.
Seven of Nine: That's not what I meant. Iko was executed for taking a single life. As a drone, I took thousands; but I was never punished.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You lost twenty years of your life to the Borg. I'd say that's punishment enough.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Retrospect (#4.17)" (1998)
[last lines]
The Doctor: I'm a physician. I'm supposed to preserve life, not destroy it. I can't live with the thought that... I might do it again.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: With any luck... that knowledge will prevent it from happening again. We all rallied around Seven, Doctor, myself included. I wanted her to know that she was part of this family - that we would support her, fight for her, no matter what. We let our good intentions blind us. We all bear responsibility for Kovin's death. And we all have to live with it. But to delete that burden would be the last thing any of us should do.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [Seven's memories of being assaulted by Kovin] Is it possible... just possible... that the memories we recovered are not accurate?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Natural Law (#7.22)" (2001)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What do you think we should do?
Seven of Nine: I'm uncertain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It's not like you to be on the fence.

Tom Paris: [Paris has broken a local traffic law, and has just been informed by Janeway that he's been sentenced to... ] Piloting lessons?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Apparently, the standard penalty for your infraction is a three day course in flight safety, followed by a test.
Tom Paris: Well, did you explain we wouldn't be here that long?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Actually, while you were completing your mission, Seven was invited to a four day conference.
Tom Paris: Here on Ledos?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I decided to give the entire crew shore leave. It'll give you plenty of time to brush up on your piloting skills.
Tom Paris: I don't need lessons!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Apparently, the authorities disagree.
Tom Paris: But Captain!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You may not have known the Ledosians' rules, but you know ours. Comply with local law. Understood?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Day of Honor (#4.3)" (1997)
Seven of Nine: I am finding it a difficult challenge to integrate into this group. It is full of complex social structures that are unfamiliar to me. Compared with the Borg, this crew is inefficient and contentious. But it is capable of... surprising acts of compassion.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Unexpected acts of kindness are common among our group. That's one of the ways we define ourselves.

[Seven has suggested to create a thorium-producing energy matrix for the needy Cataati]
Chakotay: If you've had this knowledge all along, why didn't you say so?
Seven of Nine: I am not accustomed to thinking that way. Borg do not consider giving technology away, only assimilating it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And what do you suppose made you consider it now?
Seven of Nine: I am not certain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe... it was just an unexpected act of kindness.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Human Error (#7.18)" (2001)
Seven of Nine: [in her holo-simulation] Since I arrived on Voyager, your guidance has been invaluable. Thank you, Captain.
Holographic Captain Janeway: All I did was chart the course. You're the one who made the journey.

Chakotay: [Voyager is getting hit by subspace warheads] If they are weapons, they don't seem to be directed at us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Or whoever's firing them is a lousy shot.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 1 (#2.26)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: It feels like we're being pecked to death by ducks.
[on the continual attacks by small Kazon ships]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Time to intercept?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Three minutes, ten seconds - give or take a photon torpedo.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Investigations (#2.20)" (1996)
[Chakotay learns the truth about Paris's erratic behavior from the past]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Commander, the simple fact is, we needed a good performance. I'm afraid we used you to help Tom provide it. And you did a damn good job.

Neelix: [Janeway and Tuvok are watching Neelix's intraship broadcast] My friends, I derive no satisfaction from what I am about to tell you. I know I originally promised you that I would only bring you good news. However, I feel it's important that you know the truth. I have uncovered evidence that casts serious doubt on the loyalties of Lieutenant Thomas Paris. I have discovered secret communications to the Kazon that were sent from his quarters just prior to his leaving the ship. There were a series of messages sent to the Kazon for some weeks...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [over Neelix's broadcast] Get him up here. Now.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 2 (#3.1)" (1996)
[Hogan has been killed by a Hanonian land eel]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Hogan was a fine officer and a good man. And our job is to make sure his death is the last one for a long time. I will not let this planet destroy my crew!

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Who are the fastest runners here?
B'Elanna Torres: I was on the decathlon team before I quit the Academy. The track and field coach was furious with me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Jetrel (#1.14)" (1995)
[Janeway tries to persuade Neelix to get screened by Jetrel for the metreon disease]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If Jetrel discovers you don't have the disease, at least you'll have peace of mind.
Neelix: Peace of mind is a relative thing, Captain.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alter Ego (#3.14)" (1997)
Captain Janeway: Beauty and mystery - a tantalizing combination.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Lifesigns (#2.19)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is there something wrong?
Commander Chakotay: I wanted to talk to you about Lt Paris. His attitude lately has been less than professional.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've noticed.
Commander Chakotay: I know crew discipline's my responsibility, but in this case I thought I should let you get involved before I took any action. In a way, Paris has been your personal reclamation project.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your bringing this to my attention, Commander. But I trust you to handle the problem any way you see fit.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Nightingale (#7.8)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Have you thought about applying to the Advocate General's Office? You'd make a good lawyer.
[after Kim has justified his actions comparing them with some of Janeway's decisions in the past]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Juggernaut (#5.21)" (1999)
Tuvok: B'Elanna is unpredictable, Captain. Under these circumstances, her volatile nature could compromise the mission.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your concerns are noted. But if I sent you over there, I'd be sending the wrong message, that I don't have faith in her. But I do.
Tuvok: Your faith is admirable. But logic suggests...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: This isn't about logic, it's about trust. She'll come through for us.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Someone to Watch Over Me (#5.22)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Have you ever considered trying it yourself? Romance, I mean.
Seven of Nine: I do not require a romantic relationship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: So why'd you collect 30,000 gigaquads of data on the subject?


Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D (2004)
[repeated line]
Adm. Kathryn Janeway: Resistance... is futile.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Warlord (#3.10)" (1996)
Demmas: [Demmas, the son of the Autarch is pacing up and down in the Observation Lounge during a staff meeting] I'm sure they really wanted to kill my father! He's the one they invited up to your ship. Nori and Adin are known to be political extremists.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How could Kes be involved?
Demmas: I may be able to explain that.
[to the Doctor]
Demmas: You mentioned that she was with the third patient when he died?
The Doctor: That's right. Why?
Demmas: I believe your crewmember has been inhabited by the consciousness of a very dangerous man, named Tieran.
Neelix: [concerned] Who is that? What does he want with Kes?
Demmas: Oh, I know exactly what he wants. To overthrow my family's government and reinstate himself as the Autarch.
Lieutenant Tuvok: He has held the title before?
Demmas: Tieran ruled Ilari over two centuries ago. He was a war hero, a brilliant military leader. He brought security and stability during a difficult time in our history. But in peacetime, he began to treat his own subjects as enemies. He became convinced everyone was a potential traitor.
Commander Chakotay: At some point your people must have rebelled.
Demmas: They did, led by one of my ancestors. They laid siege to the Imperial Hall for over a year and the city around it was burned to the ground, but Tieran was finally defeated.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And yet you believe that he, or at least his consciousness, has survived?
Demmas: During his reign, he became obsessed with his own mortality. He spent most of his time, and Ilari's resources, searching for ways to overcome death. Somehow, he's discovered a way to transfer his own mind into someone else's body, as he's done with Kes.
Neelix: So he's been controlling her?
Demmas: Yes, completely.
Neelix: But she... he knew things about Kes's life. He acted enough like Kes to fool us all.
[hopeful]
Neelix: The real Kes must still be in there somewhere.
Demmas: Tieran may have access to her memories and her feelings, but the Kes you knew... is lost. I'm very sorry.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not prepared to accept that yet.
[to the Doctor]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Examine the body of the man who died. We need more information about how the transfer works if we want to get Kes back.
Demmas: That's certainly worth exploring, Captain. But our priority must be to stop Tieran. By force if necessary. Voyager is a powerful ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You may be considering force, but my only intention is to rescue Kes and remove Tieran's consciousness. That should suit both our interests.
Demmas: You don't understand what's at stake here, Captain. You must help me to defend my people.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Life Line (#6.24)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell him, "Captain Jane" said hello.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk (#5.3)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: B'Elanna, I'm worried about you. If there's something wrong, I want to help.
B'Elanna Torres: Nothing's wrong. Okay?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, it's not okay. And until you decide to be more forthcoming, you'll remain under the Doctor's supervision. Which means you're off the shuttle project. I'm sorry.
B'Elanna Torres: I'm not.
[Janeway looks Torres in the eyes]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now I know there's something wrong.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Drone (#5.2)" (1998)
[Janeway asks Seven to be the new drone's teacher]
Seven of Nine: [incredulous] *I* am to instruct the drone in the ways of humanity?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Think of it as first contact - and you are our ambassador.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Blood Fever (#3.16)" (1997)
[the Doctor is studying information about the Klingons]
The Doctor: There's a copious amount of information in the cultural database about their mating practices. Did you know that fracturing a clavicle on the wedding night is actually considered a blessing on the marriage?
Captain Janeway: As a matter of fact, I didn't.
The Doctor: I'm planning to do a comparative study of all these mating rituals. It really is fascinating.
[Janeway looks at him quizzically]
The Doctor: ...from a socio-biological point of view.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Vis À Vis (#4.20)" (1998)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Something wrong, Tom?
Steth-Paris: It's nothing.
[he takes his place at the helm]
Steth-Paris: [of "Steth"] I'm just really gonna miss that guy.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Before and After (#3.21)" (1997)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think we should all leave the future to the future.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Remember (#3.6)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to Torres] The Enarans haven't shown any hint of subterfuge, any hidden agenda. They've been nothing but straightforward and honest. You're in no immediate danger. They'll be gone in another day. The situation will resolve itself.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And yet, you fully intend to continue investigating.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I wonder how long it's been since I did anything that surprised you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Darkling (#3.18)" (1997)
[overtired, Kes hands Janeway a report]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: An all-nighter, Kes?
Kes: Uh, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The fine art of putting off an important task till the very last minute, then rushing through it. In my Academy days, I was the acknowledged master.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Rise (#3.19)" (1997)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fire!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (#2.5)" (1995)
[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Voyager to shuttlecraft Drake. Prepare for emergency transport. Mr. Kim, can you hear me? We're attempting to lock on to you. Harry?...


"Star Trek: Voyager: Ashes to Ashes (#6.18)" (2000)
Captain Janeway: Commander Tuvok finished his analysis of your shuttle and presented me with 37 different ways of repelling a Kobali attack.
Ensign Lyndsay Ballard: [referring to Janeway's burned roast] Did he include your pot roast?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Gravity (#5.13)" (1999)
[Chakotay presents Janeway with data about the sinkhole]
Chakotay: There seems to be some sort of temporal differential.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How big a differential?
Chakotay: It's difficult to say. But every hour that passes for us could mean weeks, even months, for Tom and Tuvok.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Months trying to survive in a class D environment? More than likely, they've assumed that we left them behind long ago.
Chakotay: Ready for the bad news?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're kidding!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Favorite Son (#3.20)" (1997)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Perhaps you're experiencing a paradoxical state-dependent associative phenomenon.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [translating] Déjà-vu.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Initiations (#2.2)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I choose to believe Chakotay made it to that moon.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Critical Care (#7.5)" (2000)
Adultress: You're a woman. You saw my husband with your own eyes: overweight, depressed; you would have left him too, especially if you had met someone as exciting as Gar.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [unenthusiastic] Yes, he's very exciting.
Adultress: That's why you're looking for him, isn't it? You want him for yourself.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I assure you, I have no romantic interest in him whatsoever.
Adultress: Why? Not good enough for you?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, it's not that, it's just that...
[she turns to Tuvok and grabs his hand]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I already have a man.