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

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Remember Me (#4.5)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe there's something wrong with the universe.

[after the crew has disappeared, Beverly is the only one left on the ship]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Computer, read the entire crew roster for the Enterprise.
Computer: Dr. Beverly Crusher.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Have I always been the only member of the crew on the Starship Enterprise?
Computer: Affirmative.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If this were a bad dream, would you tell me?
Computer: That is not a valid question.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Like hell it's not.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: What is the primary mission of the Starship Enterprise?
Computer: To explore the galaxy.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Do I have the necessary skills to complete that mission alone?
Computer: Negative.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Then why am I the only crew member?
[the computer makes error-sounds]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Aha. Got you there.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Click my heels together three times and I'm back in Kansas - can it be that simple?

[Dr. Crusher asks O'Brien if he doesn't remember beaming her friend Dr. Quaice on board]
Chief Miles O'Brien: I'm sorry. I-I remember you being here for a short while. But you were alone.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [dumbfounded] W-wa... was he invisible? Did I carry on a conversation with thin air?

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I didn't just conjure up one of my best friends from a test tube.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'd like Lieutenant Worf to program on-board sensors to monitor all personnel. If we can catch the mom...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm sorry - whom did you say?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Worf. Chief of Security. - The big guy who never smiles?
[everyone looks at her blankly]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The Klingon!

Doctor Beverly Crusher: They're all gone? Riker, Troi, Data? Wait a minute - let me guess: you never heard of any of them.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [trying to remind Picard of his 'former' staff] Will Riker, your First Officer! He's... he's *very* good at playing poker, loves to cook; he-he listens to jazz music, plays the trombone. -... - Commander Data, the android who sits at Ops. *Dreams* of being human. Never gets the punch line of a joke. -... - Deanna Troi, your ship's counselor, half-Betazoid, loves chocolate; the arrival of her mother makes you shudder. O'Brien, Geordi, Worf. Wesley, my son! They all have been the living, breathing heart of this crew for over three years! They deserve more than to be shrugged off... brushed aside, just pinched out of existence like that. They all do. They deserve so much more.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Deanna - I need you to tell me if I've gone completely mad.
Counselor Deanna Troi: If you can ask the question, I'd say no.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Don't evade the question.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Well, then ask me one I can answer.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Sickbay is totally empty. Apparently I no longer have any staff.
Commander William T. Riker: And that surprises you, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Surprises me? I'll say it surprises me. There should be at least four members of my staff on duty at all times!
Lt. Commander Data: I am afraid ship's records do not concur, Doctor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What are you talking about?
Lt. Commander Data: You do not have a staff.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're telling me I'm the sole medical officer on a ship with over a thousand people on board?
Lt. Commander Data: Excuse me, Doctor, but the entire ship's complement is 230.

[a little later]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Are all the members of the crew accounted for?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, Doctor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How many are there?
Lt. Commander Data: There are 114 people on the Enterprise.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I've delivered babies that no longer exist. No one else remembers them. Yet I can close my eyes and see their faces clearly as I see yours now.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Starbase 133, this is the Enterprise... Starbase 133, this is the Enterprise. Please acknowledge... Viewscreen on.
[viewscreen activates, but shows only a field of bluish mist instead of stars]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's not just people. *Everything* is disappearing. Computer, what is that mist I'm seeing?
Computer: Sensors indicate it to be a mass-energy field 705 meters in diameter.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It surrounds the ship?
Computer: Affirmative.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe there's something wrong with the universe. Computer, what is beyond the mass-energy field?
Computer: Sensors cannot penetrate the field.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Here's a question you shouldn't be able to answer. Computer, what is the nature of the universe?
Computer: The universe is a spheroid region 705 meters in diameter.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm sorry I lost my temper. You do remember that?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Vividly. But if I have forgotten my closest friends and comrades, as you say, then I deserved every word.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I won't forget. I won't forget any of you.

[last lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Jean-Luc, if I might ask, how many people are there on board?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: 1,014 - including your guest, Dr. Quaice.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Is there something wrong with that count, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [relieved] No. That's the exact number there should be.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (#7.25)" (1994)
Captain Beverly Picard: Do you really think he's moving through time?
[La Forge and Data don't reply, but look very skeptical]
Captain Beverly Picard: I'm not sure I do either. But he's Jean-Luc Picard, and if he wants to go on one more mission, that's what we're going to do.

Captain Beverly Picard: Jean-Luc, crossing into Klingon territory, it's absurd. But then I never could say "no" to you.
Picard: Oh, so that's why you married me.

Capt. Picard: I prefer to look on the future as something which is not written in stone. A lot of things can happen in 25 years.
[Crusher kisses him]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: A lot of things can happen...

Ensign Chilton: Captain Picard?
Picard, Captain Beverly Picard: [simultaneously] Yes?

Captain Beverly Picard: I've prepared quarters for you on deck 5. You might want to get some rest.
Picard: No, I'm fine. I don't need rest.
Captain Beverly Picard: Nell, please escort the Ambassador to his quarters.
Picard: Look, you're treating me as if I am an invalid. But I do have a few years left in me yet. I do not want to be led around, and I do not want to be patronized!
Captain Beverly Picard: You're right. I'm sorry.
Picard: Now I'll go and get some rest.

Picard: Beverly, I cannot believe that you are not willing to stay here until we...
Captain Beverly Picard: [interrupting] Don't you ever question my orders on the bridge of my ship again!
Picard: Damn it, I was just trying to... Look, there are larger concerns here. What you don't understand is...
Captain Beverly Picard: [interrupting] I understand that you would never have tolerated that kind of behavior back on the Enterprise, and I won't here. I don't care if you're my ex-captain *or* my ex-husband!

[Crusher's last line of the series]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You know, I was thinking about what the Captain told us all about the future. About how we all changed and drifted apart. Why would he want to tell us what's to come?

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Personally, I think you just enjoy waking everybody up in the middle of the night.
Capt. Picard: Actually, I really like running around the ship in my bare feet.

Captain Beverly Picard: I'll stay here six hours longer, and then we're heading home... I want you to remember - if it were anyone else but you, we wouldn't even be here.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Look, I don't know whether you've slept in the past or in the future. But I'm sure you haven't slept in the present. Now, get some rest, or I'll have you relieved and sedated.
Capt. Picard: Yes, sir.

Captain Beverly Picard: [offering Picard her captain's chair] Once more, for old times' sake?
[Picard sits down in the chair]
Picard: Engage.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The High Ground (#3.12)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What happened to them?
Kyril Finn: It's the inverter. It's given our cause a new life, but... it asks for our lives in return.

Kyril Finn: This is a war for independence. And I am no different than your own George Washington.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Washington was a military general, not a terrorist.
Kyril Finn: The difference between generals and terrorists, Doctor, is only the difference between winners and losers.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: You've scared the hell out of me, Finn! You've controlled me through fear, just like you've tried to control this whole continent!
Kyril Finn: You haven't tasted real fear yet, Doctor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Is that the best you can do? Is fear the only weapon you have?
Kyril Finn: No, but... it's a good one.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You know what scares me the most, Finn? It scares me to think that you might win this fight, and gain real power!

Kyril Finn: I am fighting the only war that I can against an intractable enemy. Now I'm fighting a big war against a more powerful adversary. Can't you see how that helps me?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm afraid I can't.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He's added another chair to the negotiating table.
Kyril Finn: *You* added the chair, Captain; I am simply forcing you to sit in it.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: You should be drawing, not killing people.
Kyril Finn: I can do both.

[Crusher, treating a man, is assisted by an Ansata boy]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Thank you. You're very helpful. You could learn to do this when you grow up. If you grow up...

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm sorry. If I'd only gone back to the ship.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I should've beamed you up.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You wouldn't dare.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, yes, I would, and should.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Without my permission?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If you don't follow orders.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If you'd give reasonable orders, I'd obey.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Doctor, I will be the judge of what is reasonable!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Beverly, it is our obligation to think of escape.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [referring to Finn] He's prepared to kill you.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: An excellent reason to escape.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [some of the Ansata terrorists] What happened to them?
Kyril Finn: It's the inverter. It's given our cause a new life, but it asks for our lives in return.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What does it do?
Kyril Finn: We transport through a dimensional shift that the Rutian sensors can't trace.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Dimensional shifting? You can't do that with humanoid tissue.
Kyril Finn: There are risks... the designers warned us. But... it works.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [Beverly scans Finn with her tricorder] You're showing the same distorted readings. Not as severe as the others, but...
Kyril Finn: [brushes it off] It doesn't matter.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It does if it kills you.
Kyril Finn: Don't you know? A dead martyr's worth ten posturing leaders.


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

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

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I don't want you to get involved in this.
Nurse Alyssa Ogawa: Is that an order, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes.
Nurse Alyssa Ogawa: Too bad you're not my boss anymore.

[Crusher has taken over the role of a facilitator in a scientific debate]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [narrating] I figured the hard part was over. I'd stepped out on a limb and it hadn't broken. Not bad for my first venture into scientific diplomacy.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [narrating] Klingons make threats as a matter of course. On the other hand, sometimes they follow through.

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

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

[after a test for his metaphasic shield has failed, Dr. Reyga is determined to prove to everyone that his invention is sound]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [narrating] I couldn't help but admire his tenacity. He just wasn't going to accept defeat, and I hoped he *would* prove himself. But that was the last time I saw him alive.

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


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Attached (#7.8)" (1993)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: One of us is hungry.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That would be me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Do you mind thinking of something else? You're making *me* hungry.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What do you want me to think about?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Something other than a large bowl of vegetable soup.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: My grandmother used to make it, with peas, carrots and...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Beverly!

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I think our link is getting stronger.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Maybe if we put some distance between us, that might weaken it - not that I'm growing tired of hearing your most intimate thoughts!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I am not being unreasonable!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I didn't say that you were. I may have thought it, but there's a difference.

[Crusher is trying to figure out the path to take]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [checking the map] This way.
[moves on]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You don't really know, do you?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I mean, you're acting like you know exactly which way to go, but you're only guessing. Do you do this all the time?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, but there... are times when it is necessary for a captain to give the appearance of confidence.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: You know, last night I couldn't sleep.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I was awake for several hours, and thanks to the implants, I got to hear some very interesting dreams of yours.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A man cannot be held responsible for what his mind does while he's asleep.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What about when he's awake?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Now that we know how... each of us feels, perhaps we should not be afraid to explore those feelings.
[Beverly kisses him on the cheek]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Or perhaps we should be afraid.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: That is not funny!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I wanted to see if you were still listening.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm... I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm beginning to realize that you always seem to have some... acerbic remark on the tip of your tongue.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, at least I've trained myself not to *say* it anymore.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sub Rosa (#7.14)" (1994)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: And when the candle's lit, then what happens?
Ronin: Then we'll be together - always.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Beverly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were seeing someone.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Deanna.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Now I *know* you're seeing someone.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: You have been using me, Nana, my entire family for centuries!
Ronin: And I loved all of them! And they loved me!

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

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm really anxious to meet this remarkable young man who has swept away not just one, but two of the Howard women.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Jealousy doesn't suit you, Jean-Luc.

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

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Rest in peace, Nana.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Host (#4.23)" (1991)
Counselor Deanna Troi: Is that the colognite astringent you have on your eyes?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes. I guess so.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I've never tried it.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Someone... just put it on... me.

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

Doctor Beverly Crusher: The first man I ever loved unconditionally was named Stefan. He was a soccer player, and I would watch him as he would race down the field. And I thought my heart would stop, because he was so beautiful. We married, and had three children: twin boys, Andrew and Alexander; and then, later, a little girl, Jennifer. Stefan became an artist, very famous. He created huge, breathtaking metal sculptures. He came to adore me as much as I worshiped him. In my daydreams, at least. Stefan was eleven and I was eight. He never even knew I existed.

[Odan's symbiont has been transferred into Riker's body]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I loved Odan. I'm sure of it. I had no doubts, no fears. But what was it I loved? His eyes? His hands? His mouth? They're gone. If that was all it was, I should mourn him and go on. But it was more than that. I felt completely free with him, unguarded. At ease with myself. There were so many things that made him special to me. Where are they? Are they still here, alive in Will Riker? I look at Will, and I see... someone I've known for years, a kind of... brother. But inside... is he really Odan? Oh, help me, please.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: There is a foreign organism in his body. Medical School didn't exactly prepare me for situations like this.

[the symbiont Odan has been transferred into his new host Kareel, a woman]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Perhaps it is a human failing; but we are not accustomed to these kinds of changes. I can't keep up. How long will you have this host? What would the next one be? I can't live with that kind of uncertainty. Perhaps, someday, our ability to love won't be so limited.

[last lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Odan... I do love you. Please remember that.
[Kareel Odan kisses Beverly's wrist]
Kareel Odan: I will never forget you.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: I Borg (#5.23)" (1992)
[an away team has found a badly injured Borg on a moon]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Away team, prepare to return to the ship!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Captain, we can't leave him here, he won't survive.
Commander William T. Riker: I think the Captain understands that.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I don't.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If we can get to the root command, we can introduce an invasive programming sequence through its biochip system, and then return it to the hive.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The Borg are so interconnected it would act like a virus.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which would infect the entire Collective. We could disable their neural network at a stroke.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Infect it? You make it sound as if it's a disease.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Quite right, Doctor. If all goes well, a terminal one.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [observing the Borg] He must be hungry.
[Picard and La Forge are looking at her curiously]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The Borg don't ingest food. Their implants can synthesize any organic molecules their biological tissues require. What they need is energy.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [considering this] Arrange to feed it.

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

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I've been rationing his portions of energy. I think he understands. When he cooperates, he gets fed, if not...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Like a rat in a cage.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: We don't have designations, we have names. I'm Beverly. This is Geordi.
Third of Five: Do I have a name?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Do you want one?
Third of Five: A name.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm Beverly, he's Geordi, and you...
Third of Five: You.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, no, wait a minute - that's it: Hugh! What do you think?
Third of Five: 'You'?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, not 'you'. 'Hugh'.
Third of Five: 'Hugh'.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Okay. Now, I'm Beverly.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm Geordi.
Third of Five: We are Hugh.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ethics (#5.16)" (1992)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Don't expect a lot of conversation; he's in full Klingon mode - honorable, strong and close-minded.

Dr. Toby Russell: [about her genitronic replicator therapy] I've done dozens of holo-simulations. The success rate is up to 37 percent.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Even a holographic patient would balk at those odds.

Dr. Toby Russell: I make no excuses for my approach to medicine. I don't like losing a patient any more than you do. But I'm looking down a long road, Doctor. This man didn't die for nothing. The data that I gathered is invaluable. It will eventually help save thousands of lives.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I doubt if that will be of any comfort to his family.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: The first tenet of good medicine is, never make the patient any worse. Right now, Worf is alive and functioning. If he goes into that operation, he could come out a corpse.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And this may not be good medicine. But for Worf, it may be his only choice.

[Worf has gone into cardiac arrest during the operation]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Okay, 25cc's cordrazine.
Dr. Toby Russell: That'll kill him!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Looks like we've done a pretty good job of that already, Doctor.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [to Dr. Russell] I am delighted that Worf is going to recover. You gambled, he won. Not all of your patients are so lucky. You scare me, Doctor. You risk your patients' lives and justify it in the name of research. Genuine research takes time - sometimes a lifetime of painstaking, detailed work in order to get any results. Not for you. You take shortcuts - right through living tissue! You put your research ahead of your patients' lives. And as far as I'm concerned, that's a violation of our most sacred trust. I'm sure your work will be hailed as a stunning breakthrough. Enjoy your laurels, Doctor. I'm not sure I could.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (#5.18)" (1992)
[first lines]
Commander William T. Riker: Damage report!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Casualty reports coming in from all over the ship!
Lt. Commander Data: The starboard nacelle has sustained a direct impact. We are venting drive plasma.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Initiating emergency core shutdown!
Ensign Ro Laren: Inertial dampers failing. We're losing attitude control.
Commander William T. Riker: This is the bridge. All hands to emergency escape pods!
Lt. Commander Data: Core shutdown was unsuccessful. We are losing antimatter containment.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: We've got to eject the core!
Lt. Commander Data: Ejection systems offline. Core breach is imminent.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: All hands abandon ship! Repeat: all hands aban...!
[the Enterprise explodes]

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [modulating a dekyon emission in Data's positronic brain] You know, it's possible we've tried this a thousand times and it's never worked.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Do you have the feeling that you've done this before?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, I don't.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Neither do I. Maybe that's a good sign.

Commander William T. Riker: [after losing a poker game] How'd you know I was bluffing?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I just had a feeling.
Commander William T. Riker: I guess it's better to be lucky than good.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's the way your left eyebrow raises when you're bluffing... Just kidding, Commander.

Nurse Alyssa Ogawa: Ogawa to Dr. Crusher.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Go ahead.
Nurse Alyssa Ogawa: Commander La Forge needs you in sickbay.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: On my way.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Must be deja-vu.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Both of us? About the same thing?

Commander William T. Riker: You're going to call my bluff, aren't you? I think I'll quit while I'm ahead.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How did you know I was going to call your bluff?
Commander William T. Riker: I just had a feeling.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Me too...


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Symbiosis (#1.21)" (1988)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: There are some missing pieces to this puzzle.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What's missing is a little compassion!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We're losing our professional detachment, Doctor.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Beverly, the Prime Directive is not just a set of rules. It is a philosophy, and a very correct one. History has proved again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well-intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's hard to be philosophical when faced with suffering.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Believe me, Beverly, there was only one decision.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I just hope it was the right one.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And we may never know.

Langor: We have thought about this a great deal.
Sobi: Both of us feel deeply about what is happening on Ornara. And although it is going to cause hardship to us, we have decided to give them the Felicium.
Langor: We don't want to be responsible for they're suffering.
Sobi: They can pay whenever they are able.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [to Beverly] There goes the other shoe. They know.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What do they know?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They know the Ornarans don't have the plague. They know that Felicium is no longer a medicine. So, of course they are willing to give this shipment. Because they don't want to take the chance that the Ornarans will lose their addiction. They don't want to lose their only customers.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How could they have known all that... unless the plague had once infected their planet as well?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They were infected. They used the Felicium to cure themselves, but somehow they're ancestors realised it was a narcotic.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [getting angry] They broke the cycle of addiction and never told the Ornarans. They let them continue to believe that without the Felicium they would die.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, I think it's even worse then that. I believe that this... refining process they are so proud of...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: ...increases the potency of the Felicium
[to Sobi and Langor]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: ... and tighten your grip.
Sobi: [realising the game is up] What are you going to do?
Langor: Are you going to tell them?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No. I'm bound by the rules of the United Federation of Planets which orders me not to interfere with other worlds, other cultures. If I were to tell them any of this, I'd violate that Prime Directive.
Sobi: But you are talking to us about it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: But this is information you already know. So nothing has changed.
Langor: Then you are going to allow the Ornarans to have the Felicium?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [neutral] Yes, I am.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No! Don't do it! Jean-Luc, this is not a symbiotic relationship. This is exploitation... pure and simple. The Brekkians have caused all of this suffering just to make their pitiful lives easier. And all of it based on a lie. No. Deny them this shipment. It is the least we can do.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: As soon as the Ornarans committed themselves, my hands were tied.
Langor: [smugly] You're absolutely right, Captain. It's not your business.


Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Data: I feel obliged to point out that the environmental anomalies may have stimulated certain rebellious instincts common to youth, which could affect everyone's judgment... Except mine of course.
Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: Okay Data. What do *you* think we should do?
Data: Saddle up, lock and load!

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

Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: You either need a new uniform or a new neck.
Captain Picard: Yew-cheen-chef-faw. My collar size is exactly as it was at the academy.
Cmdr. Beverly Crusher: Of course it is.

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


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle (#1.8)" (1987)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Something unusual has definitely been happening to you.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Why do doctors always say the obvious, as though it's a revelation?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Why do captains always act like they're immortal?

[in the Captain's ready room... ]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What are you doing here?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I thought I was Captain of this starship.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Of course you are, but I...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Thank you for the confirmation, Doctor.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Not resting, Captain?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: More like dying, Doctor.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [after doing a quick scan to see why Picard's having headaches] I see nothing physically wrong, but I want to run some additional scans in Sickbay.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Doctor, all I've got is...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Is an order to report to Sickbay, from the only person aboard this ship who *can* give you an order.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Quality of Life (#6.9)" (1992)
[Riker, Dr. Crusher, La Forge and Worf are playing poker at somewhat "higher" stakes]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If I win, all of you shave your beards off!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Wait a minute, wait a minute, w... what if you lose? What are *you* gonna give up?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm open for suggestions.
Commander William T. Riker: Well, I've always wanted to see you as a brunette.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Oh, I did that once when I was thirteen; I couldn't change it back fast enough.
Commander William T. Riker: Makes me even more curious!
[the men laugh avidly]

[Data enters sickbay when Dr. Crusher is treating her arm after a fighting lesson with Worf]
Lt. Commander Data: Doctor... Are you injured?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Only my pride, Data.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [on the definition of life] The broadest scientific definition might be that life is what enables plants and animals to consume food, derive energy from it, grow, adapt themselves to their surroundings, and reproduce.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm... And you suggest that anything that exhibits these characteristics is considered alive?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: In general, yes.
Lt. Commander Data: What about fire?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Fire?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes. It consumes fuel to produce energy, it grows, it creates offspring. By your definition, is it alive?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Fire is a chemical reaction. You could use the same argument for growing crystals, but obviously we don't consider them alive.
Lt. Commander Data: And what about me? I do not grow; I do not reproduce. Yet I am considered to be alive.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That's true. But you are unique.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm... I wonder if that is so.

Lt. Commander Data: I am curious as to what transpired between the moment when I was nothing more than an assemblage of parts in Dr. Soong's laboratory, and the next moment, when I became alive. What is it that endowed me with life?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I remember Wesley asking me a similar question when he was little, and I tried desperately to give him an answer. But everything I said sounded inadequate. Then I realized that scientists and philosophers have been grappling with that question for centuries without coming to any conclusion.
Lt. Commander Data: Are you saying the question cannot be answered?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No - I think I'm saying that we struggle all our lives to answer it, that it's the struggle that is important. That's what helps us to define our place in the universe.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One (#1.13)" (1988)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I've an away team down there, in less than friendly territory, and in addition, I have an appointment with several Romulan battlecruis...
[gasping and steadying himself, exhausted]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You have an appointment in your cabin, Captain, with your bed!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Is that an order, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes!

Doctor Beverly Crusher: This virus mutates every twenty minutes! But we haven't had any fatalities - yet.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: If this continues, there'll be no one left to run the ship.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If this continues, Lieutenant La Forge, nobody will be healthy enough to care.

[Dr. Crusher enters Picard's quarters with a thermos bottle and fills a cup from it]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It looks horrible. Tastes worse. But it's absolutely guaranteed to make you feel better.
[she forces a reluctant Picard to drink]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I knew you'd like it!

Commander William T. Riker: Commander Riker to the Enterprise.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [over comm] This is the Enterprise, Crusher here.
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Must be worse up there than we thought.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2)" (1987)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If you were any more perfect, Data, I'd have to write you up in a Starfleet medical textbook.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I am already listed in several bio-mechanical texts, Doctor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes - of course...

Doctor Beverly Crusher: It is definitely like alcohol intoxication. The same lack of good judgment. For example, right now, I find you extremely, extremely... Of course, we haven't time for that sort of thing.
Capt. Picard: What sort of thing?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Oh, God, would I love to show you.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Captain, can I see you in your ready room? It's a private matter. No, actually, it's an urgent one!

Capt. Picard: [entering Crusher's office with a little skip] Beverly.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes, Jean-Luc?
Capt. Picard: You will address me as 'Captain'.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [laughs] Captain? Oh, well then, my dear Captain, you will address *me* as 'Chief Medical Officer' or 'Doctor'.
Capt. Picard: I will? That's true. I started off by calling you Beverly, and, of course, naturally, you... I'm still not thinking straight.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: True Q (#6.6)" (1992)
Q: What is it about these squirming little infants that you find so appealing?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm sure that's beyond your comprehension, Q.
Q: I desperately hope so.

Amanda Rogers: If suddenly you could make anything happen - what would it be?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, I would... probably want to heal people - people who are hopelessly ill.
Amanda Rogers: Hm... Would you bring your husband back?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [sighs] Amanda, I don't know. And I don't think that I could make... a decision like that until I was actually faced with it.
Amanda Rogers: I *am* faced with it.

[last lines]
Amanda Rogers: I hope I can come back and... see you.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're a Q. You can do anything you want!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Survivors (#3.3)" (1989)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Could I have your names, please, just for the record?
Rishon Uxbridge: I'm Rishon Uxbridge, and this is my husband Kevin.
Lt. Commander Data: Botanists. Originally from the aquatic city New Martim Vaz in Earth's Atlantic Ocean. Residents of the Rana IV colony for five years. You, madam, are 82 years of age and a composer of Tao-classical music. You, sir, are 85 years of age and a specialist in symbiotic plant life. You have been married for 53 years. I memorized the colony register on the way to Rana IV, in the event that such information would be needed.

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

Kevin Uxbridge: [of Rishon] I saw her broken body. I went insane. My hatred exploded. And in an instant of grief... I destroyed the Husnock.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Why did you try to hide this from all of us? Was it out of guilt for not helping Rishon and the others when they were alive?
Kevin Uxbridge: No, no, no, no, no, you-you don't understand the scope of my crime. I didn't kill just one Husnock, or a hundred, or a thousand. I killed them all. All Husnock, everywhere. - Are 11,000 people worth... 50 billion? Is the love of a woman worth the destruction of an entire species?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Night Terrors (#4.17)" (1991)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: We have to dream in order to survive. If we don't reach REM sleep, we don't dream, we... we begin to lose our cognitive abilities, we find it hard to concentrate, we forget... how to do the most ordinary task. Then we become irritable, paranoid; some people experience hallucinations.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You're describing the situation on this ship.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: There is an inevitable conclusion to this pattern. And if I can't find a way to stop it... we will all go insane!

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


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Neutral Zone (#1.25)" (1988)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [about the 20th-century Humans] They were frozen. I thawed them.

[Crusher reports about 'Sonny' Clemonds's extensive drug abuse in his earlier life]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Sounds like someone who hated life. Yet he had himself frozen, presumably so he could go through it all again.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Too afraid to live, too scared to die.

L. Q. 'Sonny' Clemonds: I just got to have a little somethin' to jump-start the morning and a little somethin' else to shut down the night.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You have no medical need.
L. Q. 'Sonny' Clemonds: Well, it ain't a matter of need, darling, it's a matter of survival.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Sorry.
L. Q. 'Sonny' Clemonds: Not to worry, Old Watosh will scuffle along th' best way he can.


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

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

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Therapists are always the worst patients - except for doctors, of course.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Skin of Evil (#1.22)" (1988)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What is he made of?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: It did not register on the tricorder.
Voice of Armus: "It"? Does that mean I am not alive?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: No. Clearly you are some kind of intelligent form.
Voice of Armus: But you said I did not register on your instrument. Perhaps your instruments are useless.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [on Tasha's death] That thing just sucked the life right out of her. There's nothing I can do.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [to Armus] I'm a doctor. I need to treat our injured comrades.
Voice of Armus: Say please.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Please.
Voice of Armus: You asked nicely. I will allow it.
[Beverly starts moving for the downed shuttlecraft]
Voice of Armus: Wait... I've changed my mind.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (#1.1)" (1987)
[Beverly Crusher's first line]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Actually, we were about to do some shopping.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [seeing a boy standing in the turbolift] What the hell? Children are not allowed on the bridge!
[Dr. Crusher steps out of the lift]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [... ] Sir, my son is not on the bridge; he merely accompanied me on the turbolift.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [stunned] Your son?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: His name's Wesley. You last saw him years ago, when...
[she leaves the sentence unfinished]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [understands] Ah... Well - as long as he's here...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [clears his throat] I, er... I knew... I knew your father, Wesley.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [about Wesley] He does seem to have a very good grasp of starship operations.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You've just won his mother's heart, Captain.


Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Holographic Doctor: Please state the nature of the medical emergency.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: Twenty Borg are about to break through that door. We need time to get out of here! Create a diversion!
Holographic Doctor: This isn't part of my program! I'm a doctor, not a doorstop.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: Well, do a dance! Tell a story! I don't care! Just give us a few seconds!
[the Borg break in as Crusher and her people escape through an airduct]
Holographic Doctor: Ahem, according to Starfleet medical research... Borg implants can cause severe skin irritations. Perhaps you'd like an analgesic cream?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I've accessed a Borg neuroprocessor and I've discovered what they're trying to do. They're transforming the deflector dish into an interplexing beacon.
Lt. Hawk: [confused] "Interplexing"?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's a subspace transmitter. If they activate the beacon, they'll be able to establish a link with the Borg living in this century.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: But in the 21st century, the Borg are still in the Delta quadrant.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They'll send reinforcements. Humanity will be an easy target. Attack the Earth in the past to assimilate the future.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Initiate auto-destruct sequence. Authorization: Picard, 4 7 Alpha Tango.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: Computer, Commander Beverly Crusher. Confirm auto-destruct sequence. Authorization: Crusher, 2 2 Beta Charlie.
Lt. Commander Worf: Computer, Lieutenant Commander Worf. Confirm auto-destruct sequence. Authorization: Worf, 3 7 Gamma Echo.
Computer: Command authorization accepted. Awaiting final command.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This is Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Destruct sequence: Alpha 1. 15 minutes, silent countdown. Enable.
Computer: Auto-destruct in 15 minutes. There will be no further audio warnings.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: So much for the Enterprise-E.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We barely knew her.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: Think they'll build another one?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Plenty of letters left in the alphabet.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Nth Degree (#4.19)" (1991)
Barclay: The moon, yes, that'll be my home, my... Paradise. I shall find there all the souls that I love: Socrates, Galileo... And when I arrive, they will question my worthiness. "What the devil is *he* doing there among us?" Philosopher, scientist, poet, musician, duellist! Here lies Hercule Savinien De Cyrano de Bergerac!
[to Beverly, as Roxane]
Barclay: I would not have you weep any less for that charming, good and handsome Christian. I only ask this: that as the great cold surrounds my bones, you allow a double meaning for your mourning veil. And when you let fall your tears for him, some few will be... for me.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [blinking away tears] ... That was a real improvement.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [analyzing Barclay's brainpower] I couldn't even guess at your IQ level now.
Barclay: Probably somewhere between 1200 and 1450.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: But that isn't all. The corpus callosum, the connecting bridge between both sides of the brain? It is so active now that the hemispheres are essentially behaving as one.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: So it's not just raw intelligence we're talking about here?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No. Creativity, resourcefulness, inspiration, imagination, they've all been enhanced. Lieutenant - you could very well be the most advanced human being who has ever lived.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: He taught violin technique at the music school last night.
Commander William T. Riker: I didn't know Barclay played the violin.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: He didn't. Not until last night.


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

[Data has asked Dr. Crusher for advice in parenting]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Just help her realize she's not alone. And... be there to nurture her when she needs love and attention.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I can give her attention, Doctor. But I am incapable of giving her love.
[he leaves sickbay]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Now, why do I find that so hard to believe?


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

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


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

Dr. Crusher: [on Lore] You're watching everything he does, Data? Is that the act of a brother?
Capt. Picard: It's the act of a Starfleet officer obeying his Captain, Doctor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Clues (#4.14)" (1991)
[O'Brien has hurt his arm]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What on earth were you doing when you fell?
Chief Miles O'Brien: Hanging a plant for Keiko. It's part of her running project to give me a green thumb.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How's it working?
Chief Miles O'Brien: Everything I touch seems to turn brown and wither away.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: I have something of a minor mystery on my hands.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A 'minor mystery'. That seems to be a recurring phrase these days.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution (#3.1)" (1989)
[Dr. Crusher is concerned about Wesley not living the life of a teenager]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What were *you* doing when you were seventeen?
Capt. Picard: Probably getting into more trouble than Wesley, I can assure you.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: So was I. Isn't *that* what seventeen's supposed to be?

[last lines]
[Dr. Crusher sees Wesley enter Ten Forward with a young girl]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: See? Now, that is healthy for a boy his age! I mean that as a doctor and not as just a mother. Ah, it is so good to see him having fun for a change! With an attractive young woman, who obviously looks at him with extraordinary affection...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [to Guinan, suddenly suspicious] What do you know about this girl?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Justice (#1.7)" (1987)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The Edo want to execute my son. I will not allow that to happen, Jean-Luc!
Lt. Cmdr. Data: [to Picard] Most interesting, sir. The emotion of motherhood is, compared to all others felt by human...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: SHUT UP!
[runs out]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: You were right, sir. I do tend to babble.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Your God is unfair. My son had no warning that his act was criminal.
2nd Mediator: We cannot allow ignorance of the law to become a defense.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Chase (#6.20)" (1993)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [referring to Professor Galen] If it hadn't been for you, his dream to solve that puzzle would never have been realized. You left him a wonderful legacy.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes, but it would have been a more fitting legacy if the message had not fallen on such deaf ears.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Hm... You never know.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The Professor did not choose this gift at random - the many voices inside the one. You see, he knows that... the past is a very insistent voice inside me. This gift is meant to remind me of that.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: And the exploration of space? Surely that must count for something?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I wouldn't trade it for anything; and I would still make the same choice that I made all those years ago. I just wish that I didn't have to say "no" to him a second time.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Emergence (#7.23)" (1994)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You never know who you'll meet on the Orient Express.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: It isn't really the train itself that I'm interested in.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What then?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's the experience.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Déjà Q (#3.13)" (1990)
[Dr. Crusher is treating Q's back problems rather roughly]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, don't expect too much sympathy from me. You have been a pain in *our* backside often enough.
Q: [groans] Your bedside manner's admirable, Doctor. I'm sure your patients recover quickly, just to get away from you!

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [Beverly examines Q with a medical tricorder] Well, if I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. According to this, you have classic back trauma. Muscle spasms.
Q: I've been under a lot of pressure lately. Family problems.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Hmm, well don't expect too much sympathy from me. You have been a pain in our backside often enough.
Q: [Beverly gleefully runs a medical instrument over Q's back, and he cries out in pain] Your bedside manner's admirable, Doctor. I'm sure your patients recover quickly just to get away from you.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part 1 (#6.10)" (1992)
[in the caves on Celtris III, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher are surprised by bat-like creatures]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's all right. They're called lynars, a kind of Celtran bat; they're harmless.
Lieutenant Worf: [slightly intimidated] Bats?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're not afraid of bats, are you, Worf?
Lieutenant Worf: Of course not.

[Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher have to rappel down a precipice]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [slightly uneasy] We could try to find another way down.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Unfortunately, that would take several hours. We don't have the time.
Lieutenant Worf: You're not afraid of heights, are you, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Of course not.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Soil (#1.17)" (1988)
[the crew is analyzing an inorganic but flashing object]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Analyze: the pattern of the flashes.
Computer Voice: Not repetitive or sequential. Pattern not recognized.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What is the source of the flashes?
Computer Voice: Unable to specify. Theoretically not possible from this substance.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Disregard incongruity, and theorize as to source.
Computer Voice: [bleeps extensively] Life.

[the inorganic substance has made a cell division]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Two of them!
Lt. Commander Data: Only life can replicate itself, Doctor. Inorganic or not - it is alive.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (#7.20)" (1994)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Now, you be sure and dress warmly on those other planes of existence.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [Wesley has quit Starfleet Academy] I may not be able to stop you from throwing your entire life away, but you are going to stand here and explain it to me first. You owe me that much.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye (#1.11)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: Hiya, Doc, what's cookin'?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You know, I had some trouble getting through. Where's Captain Picard?
Lt. Commander Data: He's on ice.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Pardon?
Lt. Commander Data: He's being grilled.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What is he, a fish?

Desk Sergeant: Pretty hep-lookin' broad.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Is that good?
Desk Sergeant: It ain't bad.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (#3.15)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Captain, you need at least another 24 hours.
Capt. Rachel Garrett: Nonsense. Doctors always overprotect their patients.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: And captains always push themselves too hard.
Capt. Rachel Garrett: Doctor, my ship and my crew need me now. 24 hours might as well be 24 years.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [referring to Guinan] If she's right, we may not even be in an alternate timeline.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Who knows if we're even dead or alive?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Qpid (#4.20)" (1991)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I think this is supposed to be Earth - somewhere... round about the twelfth century. And this is England, or to be more precise, Sherwood Forest; at least Q's recreation of it.
Commander William T. Riker: That would explain these costumes.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Quite right, Number One - or... should I say 'John Little'?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, if he's Little John, that makes you...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I know. Robin Hood.

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


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

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


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

Barclay: Blurred vision, dizziness, palpitations, a stinging sensation in the lower spine. It's Terrellian Death Syndrome, isn't it?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I thought we agreed you'd come to me before checking Starfleet Medical Database.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Bonding (#3.5)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: Do you ever think about him, Mom?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Your father? Sure I do.
Wesley Crusher: Sometimes... I can't even remember what his face looks like. It scares me.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It happens to all of us, Wes. Sometimes... I can't get his face *out* of my mind.

Commander William T. Riker: [of the energy life form] She offers him everything. All we can offer is the cold reality of his mother's death.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What would you choose? If somebody came along and offered to give you back your mother, father or husband - would any of us say no so easily?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy's Child (#4.16)" (1991)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Captain, I'd like to announce the birth of a large baby... something.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (#3.8)" (1989)
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's ridiculous, and wonderful. I feel completely out of control - happy, terrified... But there's nothing rational about this.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Who needs rational when your toes curl up?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Heart of Glory (#1.19)" (1988)
[one of the rescued Klingons has died]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Is there any special arrangement you would like for the body?
Captain Korris: It is only an empty shell now. Please treat it as such.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Vengeance Factor (#3.9)" (1989)
[Dr. Crusher has isolated a microvirus from Volnoth's body]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: This microvirus will only attach itself to cells with a very specific DNA sequence.
Commander William T. Riker: How specific?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Without knowing more about their genetic makeup, I can't be sure. But my guess is, this virus would only kill one Acamarian in a million.
Commander William T. Riker: Pretty single-minded bug.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Too single-minded. I can't believe it's a naturally occuring virus.
Commander William T. Riker: Meaning someone engineered it?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Meaning Volnoth was murdered.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Darmok (#5.2)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Data: Their ability to abstract is highly unusual. They seem to communicate through narrative imagery, a reference to the individuals and places which appear in their mytho-historical accounts.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's as if I were to say to you... "Juliet on her balcony".
Doctor Beverly Crusher: An image of romance.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Exactly. Imagery is everything to the Tamarians. It embodies their emotional states, their very thought processes. It's how they communicate, and it's how they think.
Commander William T. Riker: If we know how they think, shouldn't we be able to get something across to them?
Lt. Commander Data: No, sir. The situation is analogous to understanding the grammar of a language, but none of the vocabulary.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If I didn't know who Juliet was or what she was doing on that balcony, the image alone wouldn't have any meaning.
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's correct. For instance, we know that Darmok was a great hero, a hunter, and that Tanagra was an island. But that's it. Without the details, there's no understanding.


Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Dr. Beverly Crusher: [examining B-4] You know, all things considered, Data, I think you have nicer eyes.
Data: Our eyes are identical, Doctor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 2 (#7.1)" (1993)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Lieutenant, is there any way we can use the planet as a barrier to keep the Borg from realizing we're in orbit?
Ensign Zandra Taitt: We can enter orbit while they're on the far side of the planet. And if we delayed dropping out of warp until the last possible instant, we could gain a few more seconds.
Lieutenant Barnaby: If your calculations are even slightly off, we'd hit the atmosphere!
Ensign Zandra Taitt: I'll just have to be sure my calculations are accurate, Ensign.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Brothers (#4.3)" (1990)
[last lines]
Lt. Commander Data: The boys appear to have reconciled their differences.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: They're brothers, Data. Brothers forgive.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum (#5.14)" (1992)
[Dr. Crusher has treated Kristin's shoulder with a medical device despite having lost her memory previously]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I didn't even think. I just picked it up and knew how to use it. At least I have an idea of what I'm doing here.
Kristin: But... what about me? I mean, I'm a patient in a bathing suit. That doesn't say much.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Identity Crisis (#4.18)" (1991)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're worried about Geordi, aren't you?
Lt. Commander Data: I am an android. It is not possible for me...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: ...for you to feel anxiety.
Lt. Commander Data: Starfleet personnel have vanished. Others may be at risk. We must do the best we can to find out why.
[Crusher coughs slightly]
Lt. Commander Data: However, I am...
[Crusher gives him a questioning look]
Lt. Commander Data: ...strongly motivated to solve this mystery.


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


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captain's Holiday (#3.19)" (1990)
[Dr. Crusher tries to persuade Picard to take a vacation]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Isn't there someplace special you wanna go?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The Astrophysics Center on Icor IX is holding a symposium on rogue star clusters. I had given serious thought to attending.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The last thing you need is serious thought. Jean-Luc, why don't you go someplace beautiful, where you can relax and be pampered? You deserve it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'll give it serious thought.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us (#1.6)" (1987)
[Dr. Crusher suspects Picard to be under the influence of an alien entity]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Please - are you Jean-Luc?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He is here.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The Jean-Luc I know?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And more.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: The 'more' frightens me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And elates us. We wish you could understand the glorious adventure ahead.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You and...?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Soon we'll both be home.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fistful of Datas (#6.8)" (1992)
[Dr. Crusher asks Picard to take part in her play]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, it's a, it's a very intriguing drama, but I... really don't have the time it would take to learn a part, and, uh... anyway, I'm not much of an actor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That's no problem.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [surprised] Oh?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, you wouldn't be playing one of the leads.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [disappointed] Oh.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's a very small part. Only two lines.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Really?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: It's the role of the butler!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, I'll think about it and let you know.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You would be *wonderful*, Jean-Luc!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro (#5.3)" (1991)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I met Holza at a symposium a few years ago.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What can you tell us about him, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I found him to be a very concerned leader and a good spokesman for his people... and a terrific dancer.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (#6.4)" (1992)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: How are you feeling?
Scotty: I don't know.
Scotty: [to Dr. Crusher] How *am* I feeling?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Other than a few bumps and bruises I'd say you feel fine for a man of 147.
Scotty: And I don't feel a day over 120.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (#3.23)" (1990)
[Picard is overcome with Sarek's intense emotions]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: NOOO! It is... It is... wrong! IT IS WRONG! A lifetime of discipline washed away, and in its place...
[laughs awkwardly, then grunts]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Bedlam. BEDLAM! I'm so old. There is nothing left but dry bones, and dead friends. Oh... tired. Oh, so tired.
Commander Dr. Beverly Crusher: It will pass, all of it. Just another hour or so, you're doing fine, just hold on.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: NO! This weakness disgusts me! I HATE IT! Where is my logic? I'm betrayed by... desires. Oh, I want to feel, I want to feel... everything. But I am... a Vulcan. I must feel nothing! Give me back my control!
[he sobs uncontrollably]
Commander Dr. Beverly Crusher: Jean-Luc!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Pe- Perrin... Amanda... I - wanted - to give you - so much more. I wanted to show you such... t- t- tenderness. But that is not our way. Spock... Amanda... Did you know? P-Perrin, can you - know... how - much I - love - you? I - do - LOVE YOU!
[Picard weeps heavily, then manages to compose himself]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Beverly...
Commander Dr. Beverly Crusher: I'm here, Jean-Luc. I'm not going anywhere.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's... quite difficult. The anguish of the man. The despair... pouring out of him, all those feelings. The regrets.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [sobs] I c- I can't... stop them! I can't stop them, I can't. I can't...!
Commander Dr. Beverly Crusher: [comforting him] Don't even try.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conspiracy (#1.24)" (1988)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Captain, you must set your phaser on kill. Stun has little effect.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Doctor, one does not beam down to Starfleet Headquarters armed.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Page (#7.7)" (1993)
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I don't know what got into me. Ohh... please, tell Will how sorry I am.
Dr. Beverly Crusher: You're fine, but you're psilosynine levels are a little low.
Lwaxana Troi: Psilo... wha - hmm?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's a neurotransmitter involved in telepathy.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1990)
[the away team is considering ways to slow down the Borg vessel]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: What if we look at this from the mosquito's point of view?
Lt. Commander Data: Interesting metaphor, Doctor. What is your idea?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If we sting them in a tender spot, they might stop for a minute to scratch.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part 2 (#6.11)" (1992)
Captain Edward Jellico: [briefing the senior staff on the planned attack on the Cardassians] Geordi. We're gonna need a shuttle, specially outfitted to operate in the nebula by 1400 hours. Beverly, you'll need to...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: ...have sickbay ready for the casualties you're about to send me.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Perfect Mate (#5.21)" (1992)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Penny.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: For your thoughts. Penny for your thoughts.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Do you have one?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm sure the replicator will have one on file.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outcast (#5.17)" (1992)
Soren: Doctor? You are female.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Yes.
Soren: Forgive me, I do not mean to be rude. But I'm curious. What is it like?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Well, it's... it's just the way I am. I've never really thought about what it's like.
Soren: I notice you tend to have longer hair, and you arrange it more elaborately. And you apply color to your bodies.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Color?
Soren: You put color on your mouths. And your eyes, your cheeks and... your fingernails. The men don't.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: That's true.
Soren: Then it is up to women to attract the men?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Oh, no. Men want to be attractive too, believe me; they just go about it differently.
Soren: No color.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No color. They like to pretend they're not doing anything to attract a woman, even when it's the most important thing on their minds.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Frame of Mind (#6.21)" (1993)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: We have one hour before curtain. How are you feeling?
Commander William T. Riker: I feel like an actor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship Mine (#6.18)" (1993)
[last lines]
Lieutenant Worf: Captain - you keep a saddle on board?
Commander William T. Riker: Mr. Worf, I'm surprised at you.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Anyone who is an experienced rider naturally has his own saddle.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It's perfectly normal.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Actually it came in handy. I only wish I'd had the opportunity to use it on a horse.
Lieutenant Worf: [confused] Of course...


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Arsenal of Freedom (#1.20)" (1988)
[Picard and Crusher have fallen into a cavern]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We seem to be pretty well sealed in, Doctor.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No exits?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: None that I can see.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If you find one, go!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Uh-huh. Tired of my company already?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Masterpiece Society (#5.13)" (1992)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: There must be something we can do to help.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We may have done too much to help them already, Doctor.
Lieutenant Worf: But we saved them from destruction.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Did we?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honor (#1.3)" (1987)
[Dr. Crusher is faced with an epidemic plague on a Federation planet]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Damn. Where are the calluses we doctors are supposed to grow over our feelings?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Perhaps the good ones never get them.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Too Short a Season (#1.15)" (1988)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [of Jameson] I have a gut feeling he's hiding something.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Now, that is an observation I would expect from Counselor Troi.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape (#6.25)" (1993)
[Dr. Crusher is treating a cut on Riker's forehead]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You've gotta stop playing parrises squares as if you're twenty-one years old. One of these days, you're gonna fall and break your neck, and I'm not gonna be able to heal that as easily.
Commander William T. Riker: I wasn't playing parrises squares.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Worf's calisthenic program?
Commander William T. Riker: No.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I give up. What was it?
Commander William T. Riker: I was trying to feed Spot.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Legacy (#4.6)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You keep using the word 'peace'. We've heard a different version of life on Turkana IV.
Hayne: Ancient history. Where did you hear that?
Lt. Commander Data: A former crewman was born here.
Hayne: Where is he now?
Lt. Commander Data: *She* was killed in the line of duty.
Hayne: Yeah, that's as good a way to die as any.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Time (#5.9)" (1991)
[Rasmussen is flirting with Dr. Crusher]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [daintily] You're not supposed to be influencing the past, remember? And I am beginning to feel just a little bit influenced. Anyway, I could be your great-great-great-great-grandmother.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost (#1.4)" (1987)
[due to a ship-wide power drain, life support on the Enterprise is failing]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Where's Wesley?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: He's in our quarters. I was tempted to give him a sedative.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You shouldn't.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I know. But he's my son, I love him.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He has the right to meet death awake.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Is that a male perspective?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Rubbish!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Enemy (#3.7)" (1989)
[Worf has refused to serve as donor for a seriously injured Romulan]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Lieutenant, I understand your feelings about the Romulans, but this is not the time or the place...
Lieutenant Worf: If you had seen them kill your parents, you would understand, Doctor. It is always the time and place for those feelings!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: *This* Romulan didn't murder your parents. And you are the only one who can save his life.
Lieutenant Worf: Then he will die.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lessons (#6.19)" (1993)
Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren: [about Picard] He seems... somewhat isolated.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'd say he's a very private person but not isolated.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7)" (1991)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Your right eye is point 004 higher than your left.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Nobody's perfect, Doctor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Inner Light (#5.25)" (1992)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If somebody gets stabbed, you don't necessarily pull the knife out right away. It might do more harm than leaving it there.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Rascals (#6.7)" (1992)
[Picard has been restored to his usual size]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How do you feel?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I feel fine. Everything... seems a little smaller.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Disaster (#5.5)" (1991)
[Dr. Crusher explains to La Forge what will happen to them after venting the cargo bay]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Once the air is vented, the first thing you'll feel is an extreme pressure on your lungs. You have to resist the temptation to exhale.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Okay.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Next, our hands and feet will get cold, then numb, and some of the capillaries on the exposed sections of the skin may burst.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sounds like fun.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: We will have about fifteen seconds of useful consciousness, then about ten seconds of extreme disorientation, then we pass out.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Phase (#5.24)" (1992)
Lt. Commander Data: Do you think the others will find this service appropriate?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Look around you, Data. Everybody's sharing their memories of Geordi and Ro, laughing and talking. What could be more appropriate than that?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sins of the Father (#3.17)" (1990)
[Kurn has barely survived an attack from Duras's assassins]
Lieutenant Worf: We should have let him die. Now that Duras knows his bloodlines, we will both be executed.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You sound like you've already lost, Worf.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lower Decks (#7.15)" (1994)
[in a poker round]
Counselor Deanna Troi: It seems to me that you and Lavelle are a lot alike.
Commander William T. Riker: What? We're not at all alike!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're bluffing.
[in another poker round]
Sam Lavelle: You think so?
Ben: Yes. And I'm not gonna let you get away with it.