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Tuvok (Character)
from "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)

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

Neelix: How about a riddle?
Tuvok: [irritated] Mr. Neelix...
Neelix: Come on! It'll be fun.
Tuvok: I have no desire for fun.
Neelix: Okay, forget fun. A good riddle can stimulate the mind. Now, no self-respecting Vulcan can say no to that.
Tuvok: [sighs] Very well - *one* riddle.
Neelix: Here goes...

Neelix: A lone ensign finds himself stranded on a class L planetoid with no rations. His only possession: a calendar. When Starfleet finds him twelve months later, he's in perfect health. Why didn't he starve to death?
Tuvok: It is a theoretical possibility that such planetoids contain hot water springs, which could sustain the man for several weeks.
Neelix: Hmm - but not for a whole year.
Tuvok: I concur. Logic dictates that the ensign in question would perish.
Neelix: A-ha! Hahahaha - ha! I stumped you! As a matter of fact, he not only survived, but his belly was full. Why? Because he feasted on "dates" from the calendar!

Neelix: Do you know who I am?
Tuvok: You're Neelix. I'm safe with you.

[Tuvok is going through his personnel file]
Tuvok: I was an instructor at Starfleet Academy; I've received 17 commendations for valor; I'm a husband... a father...
Neelix: You're an extraordinary fellow, Tuvok.
Tuvok: I *was* an extraordinary fellow.

Harry Kim: [explaining kal-toh to an amnesic Tuvok] The object of the game is to turn this jumble of rods into a perfect sphere. We take turns positioning our pieces. Whoever gets the shape to appear first, wins.
Tuvok: I like the way it looks now.

Tuvok: I like to smile.

Tuvok: I'm not a Vulcan! Not anymore!

[after making contact with the Ba'neth, the Doctor has developed a cure to restore Tuvok]
Neelix: You should be proud of yourself. If you hadn't drawn that picture on the cake, we may never have found a treatment.
Tuvok: I wish I never drew that picture.

Tuvok: I want to be able to have fun! With you! I won't be able to... will I?
Neelix: Well... you won't call it 'fun'. You'll call it 'deriving satisfaction'. But it's basically the same thing. You'll still experience emotions.
Tuvok: But I won't express them.
Neelix: Probably not.
Tuvok: Then how will you know how much I enjoy being with you?
Neelix: You've just told me.

Neelix: Where are you going?
Tuvok: To find some peace and quiet.
Neelix: Have fun!

[last lines]
Tuvok: Sundays.
Neelix: I beg your pardon?
Tuvok: I have given further consideration to your riddle, regarding the ensign who survived by consuming the dates from his calendar. It occurs to me that he could also have eaten the "Sunda-y-es".
Neelix: [intrigued] That's a very clever answer, Mr. Vulcan. - But it's not very logical, is it?
Tuvok: [ponders this] No... it's not.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alter Ego (#3.14)" (1997)
[Kim has fallen in love with a holodeck character]
Lieutenant Tuvok: You are experiencing shon-ha'lock, the engulfment. It is the most intense and psychologically perilous form of eros. I believe Humans call it "love at first sight".

Lieutenant Tuvok: I am fully capable of appreciating this phenomenon, without the extraneous sentimentality Humans find so necessary.
Commander Chakotay: Being moved by an emotion isn't always extraneous. Sometimes it's the whole point.

Ensign Harry Kim: That's kal-toh, isn't it? Vulcan chess?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Kal-toh is to chess as chess is to tic-tac-toe.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Kal-toh is not about striving for balance. It is about finding the seeds of order, even in the midst of profound chaos.

Marayna: Are you two friends?
Lieutenant Tuvok: No.
Ensign Harry Kim: Yes.

Marayna: There's a luau tonight. You're coming, aren't you? Both of you?
Lieutenant Tuvok: No.
Ensign Harry Kim: Yes.
Marayna: You've got to stop doing that.

[at the luau]
Marayna: You're the only one here not wearing a garland.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Given the decor, it seems somehow excessive.
Marayna: I don't believe you.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I beg your pardon?
Marayna: I think you're trying to isolate yourself, and make a public protest at the same time.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Explain.
Marayna: You didn't want to be here in the first place. Being the only one without a lei sets you apart from the others, allowing you to symbolically maintain your solitude. And since everybody can see that you're the only one without a lei, you're letting them know that you'd rather be somewhere else.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Your logic is impeccable.

Marayna: Imagine this: that you - with your logic and your reason - are skimming atop endless waves of emotion. You believe you're in control; but you know that control is an illusion. You believe that you understand the depths beneath you; but that, too, is an illusion.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I can see why Ensign Kim finds you... compelling.

Lieutenant Tuvok: To the trained Vulcan intellect, intense romantic love is nothing more than a set of stereotypical behaviors. Not having our discipline, typically Humans are swept along by the process until it ends.
Ensign Harry Kim: How does it end?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Either in conversion to a more balanced, stable relationship, or in tragic circumstances.

[last lines]
[Tuvok and Kim are playing kal-toh on the holodeck]
Holodeck Woman: May I join you?
Lieutenant Tuvok: No.
Ensign Harry Kim: No.
Lieutenant Tuvok: But... thank you.

Lieutenant Tuvok: To see through an emotional complex is to rob it of its power. The first step is to identify the complex in which you have been caught.
Ensign Harry Kim: I told you, I'm in love. There are many different kinds of love, ensign. You must learn to differentiate. For example, you told me that you met this individual only days ago, yet you feel overwhelmed.
Ensign Harry Kim: I can't get her out of my mind, not for a second.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Have you been able to sleep?
Ensign Harry Kim: No.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Have you eaten?
Ensign Harry Kim: No.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Does your daily routine seem somehow empty? Perhaps even ludicrous?
Ensign Harry Kim: Yes!
Lieutenant Tuvok: You are experiencing shon-ha'lock. The engulfment. It is the most intense and psychologically perilous form of Eros. I believe humans call it "love at first sight.".
Ensign Harry Kim: But we're talking about a holodeck character.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Irrelevant. The emotional complex in which you are trapped is the same. And so is the cure: Logical deconstruction followed by a regimen of meditative suppression as I shall demonstrate


"Star Trek: Voyager: Repression (#7.4)" (2000)
Chakotay: To awakenings.
Tuvok: Awakenings.

[Paris and Kim have created a negative image of Tabor's aggressor via photon displacement]
Tuvok: Can you extrapolate the assailant's height and weight?
Harry Kim: I'd say between 170 and 190 centimeters, maybe 75 kilograms.
Tom Paris: That describes about half the members of the crew.
Harry Kim: At least we can rule out Naomi Wildman.

Tuvok: This investigation is... perplexing. It defies logic.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm beginning to think our perpetrator is a ghost.
Tuvok: Perhaps we should conduct a séance.

Tuvok: The attacks began shortly after we received the last data stream. Your letter was part of that transmission.
Harry Kim: A lot of people got letters.
Tuvok: 28, to be exact. But only six of them match the physical parameters of the photon displacement.
Harry Kim: Am I a suspect?
Tuvok: According to the letter, your friend Mr. Soroyan was killed by the Maquis a number of years ago.
Harry Kim: You got me, Tuvok. I confess. I was so distraught after hearing Max's name that I fired my Captain Proton comatizer at every Maquis I could find.

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.

Tuvok: [in his flashback] What do you want?
Teero: You. You're the perfect subject.
Tuvok: For what?
Teero: I'm a student of the mind. Yours is remarkable - disciplined, orderly. On the surface, that is. Beneath - boiling emotions, repressed violence. In a sense, you're two different men. One I could never hope to manipulate. But the other...
Tuvok: I have been trained to resist mind control.
Teero: That's the rational, logical part of you at work. But I want to reach your inner fire - your spirit.

Chakotay: All ready for Attack of the Lobster People?
Tuvok: I'm not familiar with that species.

Teero: Complete your mission! Pagh'tem'far, B'tanay!
Tuvok: You don't control me!

[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: Meld (#2.16)" (1996)
Crewman Lon Suder: It's attractive, isn't it?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Attractive?
Crewman Lon Suder: Violence.
Lieutenant Tuvok: On the contrary. I find it disturbing.
Crewman Lon Suder: You're right, it is disturbing - never knowing when that impulse may come, or whether or not you can control it when it does. You live on the edge of every moment. And yet, in its own way, violence is attractive too. Maybe because it doesn't require logic. Perhaps that's why it is so liberating.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Do you know what a mind meld is?
Crewman Lon Suder: It's that... Vulcan thing where you grab someone's head.

Neelix: I don't suppose you've ever heard of the Vulcan Rumarie?
Lieutenant Tuvok: The Rumarie is an ancient pagan festival.
Neelix: Full of barely clothed Vulcan men and women, covered in slippery Rillan grease, chasing one another.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That has not been observed for a millennium.
Neelix: Well, it's time to bring it back!

Lieutenant Tuvok: Morale is irrelevant to a Vulcan.
Neelix: Oh, please, there's no one on this ship requires my services more than you do. I will not rest until I see you smile.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Then you will not rest.

[Crewman Suder has been identified as the murderer of Crewman Darwin]
The Doctor: You don't seem satisfied, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Tuvok: No.
The Doctor: You have a confession and the murder weapon.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And no established motive.
The Doctor: Does it matter?
Lieutenant Tuvok: A crime must have a logical purpose.
The Doctor: Ah, yes, I see. How to close the case without understanding the logic of the crime. For a Vulcan, that would be a dilemma, wouldn't it?

Lieutenant Tuvok: Sitting here attempting to meditate, I have counted the number of ways I know of killing someone, using just a finger, a hand, a foot. I had reached 94 when you entered.

[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.

Lieutenant Tuvok: [to Janeway] You disgust me. All you Humans do.

The Doctor: Do you see the DNA strands on the lower border?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Yes.
The Doctor: They were retrieved from inside the head wound by nanites that I designed to recognize unusual DNA patterns. This DNA was isolated because it didn't belong to the victim.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Have you matched it to a member of the crew?
[the Doctor hands Tuvok a pad. He reads it]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Are you certain?
The Doctor: DNA doesn't know how to lie, Lieutenant.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Flashback (#3.2)" (1996)
[Captain Sulu tastes some of Tuvok's Vulcan tea]
Captain Hikaru Sulu: Outstanding! I may have to give you a promotion.
Tuvok: That was not my motivation, Captain. I am not attempting to curry favor with you in any way.
Captain Hikaru Sulu: [laughing] Mr Tuvok, if you're going to remain on my ship, you're gonna have to learn how to appreciate a joke. And don't tell me Vulcans don't have a sense of humor, because I know better.
Tuvok: I will... work on it, sir.

[first lines]
[Neelix has made Tuvok a glass of juice]
Neelix: Enthraxic citrus peel, orange juice with just a hint of papalla seed extract. An experimental blend.
Lieutenant Tuvok: The success rate of your culinary experiments has not been high.
Neelix: Ensign Golwat tried some yesterday, and she thought it was delicious. In fact, she had a second glass, and she never has seconds.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Ensign Golwat is Bolian. Her tongue has a cartilaginous lining. It would protect her against even the most corrosive acid.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Mr. Neelix, I would prefer not to hear the life history of my breakfast.

[Tuvok is meditating]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Structure. Logic. Function. Control. A structure cannot stand without a foundation. Logic is the foundation of function. Function is the essence of control. I am in control. I am in control.

The Doctor: If you were Human, I'd say you had a severe panic attack.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am not Human.
The Doctor: No kidding.

Lt. Dimitri Valtane: [on the plan to rescue Captain Sulu's friends from the Klingons] Come on, Tuvok. It isn't more fun than charting gaseous anomalies?
Tuvok: Human fascination with "fun" has led to many tragedies in your short but violent history. One wonders how your race has survived having so much "fun".

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.

[Tuvok is protesting against Sulu's decision to rescue his comrades]
Captain Hikaru Sulu: Ensign, you're absolutely right. But you're also absolutely wrong. You'll find that more happens on the bridge of a starship than just carrying out orders and observing regulations. There is a sense of loyalty to the men and women you serve with - a sense of family. Those two men on trial, I served with them for a long time. I owe them my life, a dozen times over. And right now they're in trouble, and I'm going to help them. Let the regulations be damned.
Tuvok: Sir, that is a most illogical line of reasoning.
Captain Hikaru Sulu: You better believe it.

[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: Gravity (#5.13)" (1999)
Tuvok: Where are you going?
Noss: To repair the field generator.
Tuvok: I will accompany you.
Noss: No. You stay. Prepare for the attack.
Tuvok: You can't go alone.
Noss: Risking two lives... would be illogical.

Tuvok: Her name is Noss. She was attacked by two humanoid males.
Tom Paris: Sure she didn't attack *them*?
Tuvok: They were attempting to rob her.
Tom Paris: Seems to be a local pastime.

Tom Paris: You obviously care about Noss. If you won't admit it to me, at least admit it to yourself.
Tuvok: I respect her ability to survive.
Tom Paris: It's more than that. I've seen the way you look at her.
Tuvok: What way is that?
Tom Paris: Like someone who wishes he wasn't Vulcan.

[Tuvok tells Noss about Voyager]
Noss: Tell me about you there.
Tuvok: I am the Chief Tactical Officer.
Noss: What else?
Tuvok: Can you be more specific?
Noss: Your duties? Uh... where you sleep... what you eat. Music? Friends?
Tuvok: Why is any of that relevant?
Noss: Because it is you.

Tuvok: There is no easy way to recover from infatuation.

Tom Paris: You know something? I always thought that beneath that cold Vulcan exterior lay a... even colder Vulcan interior. But now, I'm convinced you're a hopeless romantic.
Tuvok: There is no need to insult me, Mr. Paris.

Tuvok: We may need your mobile emitter as a source of power.
The Doctor: I'm a Doctor, not a battery.

Vulcan Master: Emotions can be a powerful tool. To deny their existence is illogical. But you must learn to control them.
Young Tuvok: Why?
Vulcan Master: Do you wish to be taught?
Young Tuvok: I would question everything you say.
Vulcan Master: You would not be a worthy pupil otherwise.

Young Tuvok: If I was meant to deny feelings, why was I born with them? Where is the logic in that?
Vulcan Master: Hidden for you to find - or in plain sight for you to ignore.

[last lines]
Vulcan Master: Infinite diversity...
Young Tuvok: ...in infinite combinations.
Vulcan Master: Your training is now complete. You have done well.
Young Tuvok: Thank you.
Vulcan Master: You are now prepared to return to the world. Grief, anger, fear, and especially love, will never threaten you again.
Young Tuvok: I am... grateful.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Innocence (#2.22)" (1996)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Vulcans believe that a person's katra - what some might call a soul - continues to exist after the body dies.
Elani: Do you believe that?
Lieutenant Tuvok: When I was younger, I accepted it without question. In recent years, I have experienced doubts. I do believe there is more within each of us than science has yet explained.
Tressa: I know we should have more faith. It's wrong to be afraid of death.
Lieutenant Tuvok: There is nothing wrong in choosing to live.

Corin: I'd like to hear a story. Tell us one about the Fire Beast of Sullus.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I never understood the practice in some cultures of describing ferocious creatures in an attempt to lull children to sleep.

[Tuvok is preparing the children for a meditative exercise, making them fold their hands]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Now close your eyes, and imagine all the energy in your body is flowing to the point where your fingertips meet. Nothing else you hear or feel is important. Let the outside world fade away. You exist only inside your mind.

Elani: [referring to Tuvok's children] If Vulcans don't feel anything, does that mean you don't love them?
Lieutenant Tuvok: My attachment to my children cannot be described as an emotion. They are part of my identity. And I am... incomplete without them.

Tressa: I'll really be quiet this time. I won't touch anything.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That would make it difficult for you to assist me with repairs.

Lieutenant Tuvok: [referring to the morrok] Have any of you ever seen this creature?
Elani: You can only see it when it comes for you. Then it's too late.

Lieutenant Tuvok: We often fear what we do not understand. Our best defense is knowledge.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Vulcans consider death to be the completion of a journey. There is nothing to fear.

[last lines]
Lieutenant Tuvok: We'll wait here as long as you like.
Tressa: I know it's time. My only regret is leaving my family. My grandson. You remind me of him sometimes.
Lieutenant Tuvok: You will still be with them in their thoughts, as you will be in mine.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Juggernaut (#5.21)" (1999)
Tom Paris: So, how'd it go with B'Elanna today?
Tuvok: Our meditation sessions are confidential.
Tom Paris: [scoffs] No, I'm not asking for sordid details. I just want to know if you think you can help her.
Tuvok: Her training will be a challenge, for both of us.
Tom Paris: [sniggers] Take it from me: getting B'Elanna to control her temper is like convincing a Ferengi to leave his estate to charity.

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.

Tuvok: [referring to Torres] "Miss Turtlehead".

Seven of Nine: Commander. The Captain's plan B. I've calculated the inertial force required to divert the freighter. Plan C - shield modulations that should reduce the structural damage of Voyager. It will also help protect the crew against theta radiation poisoning, if we fail.
Tuvok: A wise precaution. With any luck, we won't be needing it.
Seven of Nine: I didn't think Vulcans believed in luck.
Tuvok: As a rule, we don't. But serving with Captain Janeway has taught me otherwise.
Seven of Nine: She does seem to succeed more often than random chance would allow. I'll factor it into my calculations.
Tuvok: [tentatively] Is there a plan D?
Seven of Nine: No.

[Torres and Tuvok are in a meditation session]
Tuvok: A point of white light. Follow it backward through the years, to a time when you were younger - a child.
[Torres sniggers]
Tuvok: Is there something amusing, Lieutenant?
B'Elanna Torres: I'm sorry, an image just flashed through my mind. You as a child - those pointy little ears. You must have been cute.

Tuvok: A flame, like emotion, is a primitive force. Left unchecked, it's chaotic, destructive. But if controlled, it can be a powerful tool. The lamp controls the flame, as you must learn to control your emotions.

Tuvok: You have a long history of emotional volatility. The point of this exercise is not to atone for past transgressions, but to prevent future ones.
B'Elanna Torres: You can't order someone to meditate!
Tuvok: Commander Chakotay thinks otherwise.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (#1.1)" (1995)
Tuvok: I must inform you that I was assigned to infiltrate your crew, sir. I am Captain Janeway's Chief of Security.
Chakotay: Were you going to deliver us into their waiting hands, Vulcan?
Tuvok: My mission was to accumulate information on Maquis activities - and then deliver you into their waiting hands.

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.

Tuvok: The Federation is made up of many cultures. I am Vulcan.
Neelix: Neelix. Good to meet you!
[hugs Tuvok]

Tuvok: Perhaps you would care for a bath.
Neelix: A what?

Neelix: Do these, uh... replicators make clothing as well?
Tuvok: Yes.
Neelix: Will it make me a uniform like yours?
Tuvok: No. It most certainly will not.

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: Worst Case Scenario (#3.25)" (1997)
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [on Seska] You should never have crossed her, Tuvok.
Lieutenant Tuvok: *She* has been dead for over a year now. There would have been no way to predict this turn of events.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I guess we should've known Seska wouldn't let a little thing like death stop her from getting even.

"Ensign" Tom Paris: It's been over an hour already, I'm getting bored!
Tuvok: I am not concerned with your amusement, Ensign. We are in a crisis situation and we will follow procedure; and procedure dictates that we wait for the right opportunity to attempt an escape, whether it takes an hour or a week.
"Ensign" Tom Paris: A week? Who wrote this stuff?

[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.

[Paris and Tuvok are working on a continuation for the holo-novel]
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Now, up until now, the story's been nothing but action, which is fine; but what it needs is a little heart, a little emotion.
Lieutenant Tuvok: We are not writing a romance novel, Lieutenant.

Neelix: I would never presume to interfere in the creative process. It's more of a comment, really. About the Neelix character...
Lieutenant Tuvok: How surprising.
Neelix: He would never betray the Captain the way he does in that story. Er, no offense, Mr. Vulcan, but I don't think you understand my character very well.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Tuvok, did you forget to follow the Dictates of Poetics?

[last lines]
Neelix: I've got a great idea for a holo-novel: about a daring trader, who becomes a cook on a starship. Eventually he rises to...
Lieutenant Tuvok: Mr. Neelix - if Mr. Paris and I do create another work of holo-fiction, I assure you, we will choose a subject much less close to home.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Need I remind you that it was I who first began the scenario?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: And you think I'm compromising your creative vision?
Lieutenant Tuvok: In so many words, yes.


"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.

Neelix: I'm gonna make it my personal mission to get you to dance at least once before we reach Earth.
Tuvok: Then I suggest you find a more productive hobby.
Tom Paris: If you two don't stop it, I'm gonna come back there and separate you.

Neelix: In honor of the 315th anniversary of his ancestors' arrival on Earth, I've asked Mr. Tuvok to recite the first words spoken to Humans by a Vulcan. Commander?
Tuvok: Is this really necessary?
Neelix: You promised!
Tuvok: Very well.
[he performs the Vulcan salute]
Tuvok: "Live long and prosper."

Tuvok: Vulcans don't experience fear.
[on Neelix' notion that Tuvok was afraid to dance in front of a crowd]

Neelix: I'm not a fighter. I'm just a cook - who sometimes imagines himself to be a diplomat.
Tuvok: On the contrary, Mr. Neelix. You are much more than that. You are perhaps the most resourceful individual I have ever known.

[last lines]
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix...
[he steps forward and performs a dance-like wiggling with his foot]
Tuvok: Live long and prosper.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Haunting of Deck Twelve (#6.25)" (2000)
Tom Paris: [on the cloud formations of the nebula] Now, there's a creepy image. Reminds me of something out of Edgar Allan Poe.
Harry Kim: Looks like a vampire bat. You can make out the wings, even the ears. What do you see, Tuvok?
Tuvok: Two Starfleet officers with juvenile imaginations.

Neelix: Did I ever tell you about the Salvoxia?
Tuvok: If I say yes, will it prevent you from telling the story?

Neelix: You really shouldn't sneak up on people like that. I could have shot you.
Tuvok: Your restraint is commendable.

Tuvok: Rest assured, this crew is doing everything possible to regain control of the ship.
Neelix: You're right, I'm just being silly.
Tuvok: I concur.

Tom Paris: Don't you ever sweat?
Tuvok: Not unless the temperature reaches 350 degrees Kelvin, with a humidity factor at approximately...
Tom Paris: Forget I asked.

[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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 1 (#3.8)" (1996)
[the away team is looking over the wild characters on the 20th century LA Boardwalk]
Lieutenant Tuvok: We could've worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt if anyone would've noticed.

Lieutenant Tom Paris: Lighten up, Tuvok. This was a great time and place, and you're getting to see it first-hand. Come on, take off your shirt.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And risk dermal dysplasia? No thank you.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [scoffs] Vulcans! Deep down, you're all a bunch of hypochondriacs.

Lieutenant Tuvok: I am curious, Lieutenant. What does it mean, 'groovy'?

Rain Robinson: Who are you people? And what is that thing in your pants?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I beg your pardon?

Lieutenant Tom Paris: It's a shame though. She was about to make the biggest discovery in human history. Could have changed her career.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And ended ours.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Perhaps we should find a more secluded parking place. This is, after all, a stolen vehicle.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Nobody's around, Tuvok. We're fine.
Lieutenant Tuvok: A taxi cab would've been less worrisome and more ethical.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: We haven't stolen anything. We borrowed a car, and we'll return it to the dealership as soon as we're done.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I was referring to the ethics of time travel.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Somehow I doubt that taking a test drive is gonna alter the course of the universe.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Rise (#3.19)" (1997)
[Tuvok is about to climb onto the roof of the carriage]
Sklar: I can't believe you're going out there. You don't even know what you're looking for.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am looking for Mr. Neelix's instinct. Perhaps it will be marked.

[last lines]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Your instincts were correct. However - one day your intuition will fail, and you will finally understand that logic is primary above all else. Instinct is simply another term for serendipity.
Neelix: And one day, Mr. Vulcan, I'll get you to trust your gut.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That is doubtful.
Neelix: [gayly] We'll see.
[is about to walk away]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Your attempts have yet to succeed.
Neelix: You always have to get in that last word, don't you?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am simply responding to your erroneous statement.
Neelix: Something tells me you just hate to lose an argument.
[walks out the kitchen door]
Lieutenant Tuvok: Losing is irrelevant.
Neelix: [popping his head through the door again] See what I mean?
[leaves for good]
Lieutenant Tuvok: No. I do not.

Lieutenant Tuvok: It is illogical to dwell on situations beyond your control. It will only serve to heighten your anxiety, which, if I may say so, is heightened enough.
Sklar: Oh. Well, thank you, for the reassurance.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Mechanical glitches would seem to be the least of our problems.
[referring to the rising tensions among the passengers]

[Tuvok urges Neelix, who has been injured, to get the carriage moving again]
Neelix: I don't think I can do it.
Lieutenant Tuvok: You must.
Neelix: I can barely keep my eyes open.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Do it... for Alixia. She would be proud of you.
Neelix: I'm glad to see your interpersonal skills are improving.
[he gets up with Tuvok's help]
Neelix: You're learning how to motivate people.

Neelix: [Tuvok has assigned Neelix to examine the outside of their crashed shuttle] He's really a very pleasant fellow once you get to know him. And intelligent. I'm sure he'll have the comm. system up and running...
Lieutenant Tuvok: Neelix!
Neelix: ...on my way.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul (#7.7)" (2000)
[Tuvok is going through the pon farr]
Tom Paris: You never fail to amaze me, Tuvok. A man of your advanced years still driven by the mating instinct?
Tuvok: Unlike in Humans, the Vulcan libido increases with time.
Tom Paris: Well, I guess there has to be some kind of reward for all that Vulcan discipline.

Tom Paris: I do have one area of expertise that might help: the holodeck.
Tuvok: I am a married man.
Tom Paris: It's the holodeck, Tuvok, it doesn't count!
Tuvok: Is that what you tell your wife?
Tom Paris: No, of course not. My days of rescuing slave girls from Planet 10 are history.

[Tuvok has overcome his pon farr with the help of Paris and his holographic wife]
Tuvok: I have fully recovered. Thank you for your assistance.
Tom Paris: Ah, don't mention it. I just hope everything was okay?
Tuvok: Not exactly. My wife's ears are four millimeters shorter than your facsimile's.

T'Pel: [hologram] As it was in the dawn of our days, as it will be for all tomorrows. To you, my husband, I consecrate all that I am.
Tuvok: T'Pel, my wife. From you I receive all that I am.
T'Pel: [hologram] As it was in the beginning, so shall it be now.
Tuvok: Two bodies, one mind.

Tom Paris: Headache, fever, respiratory distress, tremors. It looks like some kind of virus.
Tuvok: It is not a virus.
Tom Paris: You want to tell me what's going on?
Tuvok: In the Doctor's database, you'll find a medication under file theta twelve alpha. Please, replicate it immediately.
Tom Paris: You know I can't give out medicine without knowing what it's for.
Tuvok: If you must know, I am suffering from a neurochemical imbalance.
Tom Paris: An imbalance.
Tuvok: It is native to my species.
Tom Paris: Ah... this wouldn't be the kind of imbalance that comes around once every seven years?


"Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux (#1.10)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: Can I ask you to be honest with me, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Tuvok: As a Vulcan, I am at all times honest, Commander.
Commander Chakotay: That's not exactly true. You lied to me when you passed yourself off as a Maquis to get on my crew.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I was honest to my own convictions within the defined parameters of my mission.
Commander Chakotay: You damned Vulcans and your 'defined parameters'!

Lieutenant Tuvok: Do not mistake composure for ease.

[Tuvok has beaten Chakotay in another round of gin rummy]
Commander Chakotay: I never knew Vulcans had such a talent for cards.
Lieutenant Tuvok: It is simply a matter of logical discards, which give a false impression of my own requirements and deny the needed cards to your hand. I believe that's 94 points to me.
Commander Chakotay: If you ever need a sponsor in a gin tournament, let me know.

[last lines]
Lieutenant Tuvok: How may I be honest with you today?
Commander Chakotay: I'd just like to know - from someone else who pulled the wool over my eyes - was I particularly naive? Was I not paying enough attention? What the hell was it that let all you spies get by me?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Like all Humans, you depend on feelings and instincts to guide you; and they invariably let you down. But particularly naive - no, Commander. And I've always considered your attention span to be adequate.
Commander Chakotay: Did you ever see anything about Seska that made you suspicious?
Lieutenant Tuvok: No. She quite expertly pulled the wool over my eyes as well.
Commander Chakotay: Well... that makes me feel a little better. Thanks.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Curious.
Commander Chakotay: What?
Lieutenant Tuvok: That my failure, added to your own, should improve your feelings.
Commander Chakotay: Misery loves company, Tuvok.

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: Learning Curve (#1.15)" (1995)
[Tuvok has reprimanded Crewman Dalby for not acting according to Starfleet protocol]
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: I was in the area, I saw a malfunctioning gel pack and I fixed it. What's the problem?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Your repair interrupted a number of ship's functions. That is the problem.
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: I guess I'm used to doing things a little differently. On our ship, when something went wrong, you fixed it.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I would remind you, Mr. Dalby, that you are no longer on a Maquis ship.
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: I'm well aware of that, Lieutenant. And every minute of every day I regret it. I was just trying to do my job, trying to help out. If that goes against Starfleet's almighty rules, then put me in the brig. Otherwise, leave me alone!

Lieutenant Tuvok: Your first command together was less than successful. You are all dead.
[after the Maquis crew has failed in a battle simulation]

Neelix: I feel that my services as morale officer are required.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I assure you, you are wrong.
Neelix: Oh, really? Hm... One, no cup of tea; two, no PADD; three, you're sitting on the opposite side from usual. All of that tells me, you've got something on your mind. What tells me that it's making you miserable is that cloud of doom that's rising from you like a ground fog.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I cannot imagine that there are visible emanations which allow you to interpret my mood. You are making wild assumptions.

[as an allegory, Neelix shows Tuvok some of his plants, some of which have flexible stems, others rather brittle ones]
Lieutenant Tuvok: You're saying that the Maquis crew is rigid and inflexible, that they will never adjust to Starfleet rules?
Neelix: No, Mr. Vulcan. I'm saying that *you* are rigid and inflexible. But maybe if you'd learn to bend a little, you might have better luck with your class.

[last lines]
[Tuvok has risked his life to get Gerron out of a cargo bay filled with toxic gas]
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: I thought Starfleet rules said that was an unacceptable risk, going back to save him.
Lieutenant Tuvok: It was. However, I recently realized that there are times when it is desirable to bend the rules.
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: Lieutenant, if you can learn to bend the rules, I guess we can learn to follow them. C'mon, let's get you to sickbay.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scientific Method (#4.7)" (1997)
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: 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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Concerning Flight (#4.11)" (1997)
Leonardo da Vinci: Well, this, er, fascinating conversation...
[he finishes his drink]
Leonardo da Vinci: ...has left me as dry as Vulcan.
Tuvok: Vulcan?
Leonardo da Vinci: An island off Sicily. Have you been there?
Tuvok: No.
Leonardo da Vinci: Pity.

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

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

Leonardo da Vinci: Where exactly are you from?
Tuvok: Scandinavia.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Blood Fever (#3.16)" (1997)
The Doctor: For such an intellectually enlightened race, Vulcans have a remarkably Victorian attitude about sex.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That is a very Human judgment, Doctor.

Lieutenant Tom Paris: They'll tear each other to pieces!
Lieutenant Tuvok: The risk of injury seems preferable to the certainty of dying from a chemical imbalance.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Lieutenant Torres is out of contact on the planet.
Ensign Vorik: Then I'll find her. B'Elanna needs me, and I need her.
Lieutenant Tuvok: It is a far more sensible strategy to get her safely back to Voyager, and then decide on the proper resolution.
Ensign Vorik: The resolution must be that we become mates. It is only logical!
Lieutenant Tuvok: Lieutenant Torres has never been a great follower of logic.

Lieutenant Tuvok: There is nothing logical about the pon farr. It is a time when instinct and emotion dominate over reason. It cannot be analyzed by the rational mind nor cured by conventional medicine. Anyone who has experienced it understands that it must simply be followed to its natural resolution.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Night (#5.1)" (1998)
[Voyager has been traveling through a starless void for two months]
Tuvok: [of the Astrometrics Lab] I come here to meditate. Needless to say, the view from my quarters has been less than stellar lately.

Tuvok: Captain Janeway's methods are... unorthodox. It is her strength as a leader. But unfortunately, it is also her greatest weakness.
Chakotay: Stubborn as a Klingon.
Tuvok: To put it mildly.
Chakotay: If she tries something like that again, I want to be ready. And I'm gonna need your support.

[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.

Tuvok: She believes that she made an error in judgment four year ago, that she's responsible for stranding Voyager in the Delta Quadrant.
Chakotay: She told you?
Tuvok: No. I've been observing her behavior for the past four years. Guilt has been her constant companion.
Chakotay: You've known her longer than anyone. Have you ever seen her like this?
Tuvok: Only once. It was during her first year as a Commander on the USS Billings. She sent an away team to survey a volcanic moon. Their shuttle was damaged by a magma eruption, and three crew members were severely injured. The next day, she returned to the moon, alone, to complete the survey. She wanted the crew to know that their suffering had not been in vain. She could have been killed.
Chakotay: Seeking redemption.
Tuvok: Precisely. Captain Janeway's methods are unorthodox. It is her strength as a leader, but, unfortunately, it is also her greatest weakness.
Chakotay: Stubborn as a Klingon.
Tuvok: To put it mildly.
Chakotay: If she tries something like that again, I want to be ready, and I'm going to need your support.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish (#2.18)" (1996)
[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.

Lieutenant Tuvok: I am curious. Have the Q always had an absence of manners, or is it the result of some natural evolutionary process that comes with omnipotence?

Quinn: At the beginning of the new era, life as a Q was a constant dialogue of discovery and issues and humor from all over the universe. But look at them now, listen to their dialogue now.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I'm afraid I cannot hear any.
Quinn: Because it has all been said. Everyone has heard everything, seen everything; they haven't had to speak to each other in ten millennia. There's nothing left to say.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Live Fast and Prosper (#6.21)" (2000)
Harry Kim: Tuvok, we saved you a seat.
[Tuvok hesitates]
Tom Paris: What's wrong?
Tuvok: Someone has altered one of my holodeck programs. Again.
Tom Paris: Hm. Are you sure it isn't just one of these malfunctions?
Harry Kim: Everything on the ship's been affected, including the holodecks.
Tuvok: The Oracle of K'Tal isn't programmed to wear pajamas.
Tom Paris: Well, maybe he overslept.
Tuvok: I am not amused by your practical jokes, Mr. Paris.
Tom Paris: Ha! Why do you always think it's me?
Tuvok: Mr. Kim?
Harry Kim: Mm, I'd like to claim credit, but I'm innocent.
Tuvok: The next time I visit the holodeck, I expect to find my program restored to its original parameters.
Tom Paris: I'm telling you, Tuvok, we didn't do it!
Harry Kim: [waits until Tuvok is out of earshot] I wonder how the Oracle would look in a sombrero.

[Tuvok and Tuvok-imposter Mobar come face to face with each other, both equipped with a phaser]
Mobar: Logic would indicate that neither of us has the advantage.
Tuvok: Your logic is flawed.
[he blinds Mobar with a flashlight and stuns him]

[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: Tuvix (#2.24)" (1996)
Neelix: You know something? You're acting more Tuvokian than usual this morning.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am who I am, Mr. Neelix. It is impossible for me to be more or less like myself.

Neelix: I've been studying Vulcan music. Uh... do you know that lovely tune that starts...
Neelix: [sings] Oh, starless night of boundless black...
Lieutenant Tuvok: That "lovely tune" is a traditional funeral dirge.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Mr. Neelix.
Neelix: Yeah?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Do you think you could possibly behave a little less like yourself?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unforgettable (#4.22)" (1998)
Chakotay: If Kellin's going to be with us, the Captain wants her to serve a function, to contribute in some way.
Tuvok: A reasonable expectation. What are her skills?
Chakotay: Basically, she was a security operative for her people. She's a trained expert in weaponry, surveillance, fighting skills. Any idea where she might fit in?
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix could use an assistant in the mess hall.
Chakotay: Tuvok - that was a joke! Don't deny it, you were trying to be funny!
Tuvok: If you choose to interpret my remark as humorous, that is your decision.
Chakotay: I do. And it was.
Tuvok: It's perfectly logical. All the qualities you mention would help in defending Neelix against the periodic wrath of the crew.

Seven of Nine: Commander Chakotay's face became flushed as he spoke with her. What does that signify?
Tuvok: I'd rather not engage in speculation. It is a dangerous pastime.

[Kellin is showing Tuvok and Seven her flight route in comparison to Voyager's]
Kellin: There, you see? Our ships traveled together for at least two weeks.
Seven of Nine: You could have falsified your navigational logs.
Tuvok: There's no proof that you ever came aboard Voyager.
Kellin: That's what I always liked about you two. Such unyielding logic. Such refreshing skepticism.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tsunkatse (#6.15)" (2000)
Seven of Nine: Two hours, 37 minutes, thirteen seconds. That's how long we've gone without verbal communication.
Tuvok: Why is that remarkable?
Seven of Nine: The Doctor encourages me to engage in conversation during awkward silences.
Tuvok: Did you find the silence awkward?
Seven of Nine: No.
Tuvok: Nor did I.

Seven of Nine: The idea of killing someone for the entertainment of others is detestable.
Tuvok: Is the idea of losing your own life for the entertainment of others more palatable? As a drone, you took many lives.
Seven of Nine: I was acting as part of the Collective.
Tuvok: You're worried you won't have the strength to accomplish the task on your own?
Seven of Nine: I'm worried that I will.

[last lines]
Seven of Nine: I've spent the last three years struggling to regain my humanity. I'm afraid I may have lost it again in that arena.
Tuvok: You're experiencing difficult emotions.
Seven of Nine: Guilt... shame, remorse.
Tuvok: Then you haven't lost your humanity. You have reaffirmed 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?

The Doctor: The primordial atom... burst, sending out its radiation, setting everything in motion. One particle collides with another, gases expand, planets contract, and before you know it, we've got starships and holodecks and chicken soup. In fact, you can't help but have starships and holodecks and chicken soup, because it was all determined twenty billion years ago!
Tuvok: There is a certain logic to your logic.

The Doctor: Throwing a little party, are we? Why, I attended a party just recently. A birthday party, for a very nice young woman. I made a decision there, too. Several of them, in fact. When I came through the door, do I turn right or do I turn left? As I recall, I decided on... the latter. Then, what should I see before me but the hors d'oeuvre tray, and another decision: do I take a canapé? Or refuse? Oh, that's an easy one - I'm a hologram, I don't eat.
[chuckles sarcastically]
Neelix: [to Security who just entered] Something's wrong with him.
The Doctor: Don't you know it's rude to refer to somebody in the third person? You had a choice, Mr. Neelix - "Should I do something rude or not do something rude?"
Tuvok: Doctor, we must return to sickbay.
The Doctor: Why should I? What if I don't want to return to sickbay? What if I decide not to return to sickbay? No - I don't choose this. Leave me alone, LET ME GO! WHY DID SHE HAVE TO DIE? WHY DID I KILL HER? Why did I decide to kill her, why? Somebody tell me WHY...!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Ex Post Facto (#1.7)" (1995)
Lidele Ren: Are you married?
Lieutenant Tuvok: My wife and I have been married for 67 years.
Lidele Ren: I'm sure she's a fine, dispassionate woman.

Lieutenant Tom Paris: Hey Tuvok, I know it's a little late to ask, but you're sure you've got the logic of this thing worked out?
Lieutenant Tuvok: If I am incorrect, we will know it shortly.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Ah. That makes me feel a whole lot better.

[last lines]
Lieutenant Tom Paris: How come I always see you down here eating alone, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I prefer to read, rather than engage in... what do Humans call it? Short talk?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Close enough. You don't make many friends that way.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Perhaps.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Well... like it or not, you've made one today, Mr. Tuvok.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1997)
[Tuvok, Kim and Chakotay encounter a pile made out of Borg body parts]
Tuvok: Curious.
Chakotay: That's not the word I had in mind.

[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.

[upon encountering the remains of 15 Borg ships]
Chakotay: Life signs?
Ensign Harry Kim: A few but they're erratic.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, I am detecting 2 residual weapons signatures in the debris. One is Borg. The other is of unknown origin.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Who could do this to the Borg?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Warlord (#3.10)" (1996)
[Kes has defeated Tieran, but at a price]
Kes: How can I worry about my own wellbeing when... so many people have suffered and died?
Lieutenant Tuvok: You were not responsible for Tieran's actions.
Kes: I can't help wondering whether I could've fought harder.
Lieutenant Tuvok: It was your absolute refusal to surrender which defeated him. You cannot ask more of yourself than that.

[last lines]
Kes: Everything seems so different now. My thoughts and perceptions... Even my relationships with my closest friends... You, the Doctor, Neelix... How can I go back to my normal life as if nothing ever happened?
Lieutenant Tuvok: You cannot. This experience will force you to adapt. You are no longer the same person, and the course of your life will change as a result. Where that new course leads is up to you.

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: The Omega Directive (#4.21)" (1998)
Harry Kim: Wanna know what I think?
Tuvok: No.
Harry Kim: I think there's a type-6 protostar out there, and the Captain's planning on detonating it and opening up a wormhole to the Alpha Quadrant. In theory, it's possible. And because she doesn't want to get our hopes up, she's not telling anybody.
Tuvok: Then I wouldn't suggest getting your hopes up.

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.

[Kim and Tuvok are playing kal-toh, when Seven enters the mess hall to call Kim to his duties]
Harry Kim: Give me a few more minutes to figure this out.
Tuvok: You should attend to your duties, Ensign. I'll accept your forfeit.
Harry Kim: No way. This is the closest I've ever come to beating you, and I'm not giving up now.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica! (#5.12)" (1999)
[aboard Captain Proton's rocket ship on the holodeck]
Tuvok: *These* are your 'sensor readings'?
Tom Paris: Telegram. It's a message to Captain Proton from the President of Earth.
Tom Paris: [reads from 1930s-style telegram] 'Intercepted communications between Doctor Chaotica and Arachnia - stop. Chaotica at war with aliens from fifth dimension - stop. Must strike now to disable death ray - '
Tuvok: Stop. Please summarize the message.

Tom Paris: [about Satan's Robot, who is malfunctioning] Looks like... he burned out a resistor.
Tuvok: A what?

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: 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?

[although reluctant to follow an Earth tradition, Tuvok blows out his birthday candle]
Tuvok: It was a fire hazard.

[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: Extreme Risk (#5.3)" (1998)
Tuvok: We are not designing a "hot rod", Lieutenant.
[after Lt. Paris has added dynametric tail fins to his model of the Delta Flyer]

Harry Kim: I keep telling you, we've got to reinforce the hull with kellinite. That's all there is to it.
Tuvok: Proposing the same flawed strategy over and over again will not make it more effective, Ensign.

Tom Paris: Look, we could spend weeks trying to solve this, but we've got a ticking clock. Engines are working, weapons systems are online; I say we launch now and hope for the best.
Tuvok: Mr. Paris, that is perhaps the most illogical statement you've ever made.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions (#2.25)" (1996)
[after contracting an endemic virus on a planet, Janeway and Chakotay have to be left behind]
Lieutenant Tuvok: They have a type 9 shuttlecraft at their disposal, if it becomes possible for them to leave the planet.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Type 9 shuttlecraft has a top speed of warp 4. It won't take them more than, oh, about 700 years to get home.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I'm not certain what it is you expect me to do, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I guess, clearly something you can't do - which is to feel as rotten about this as we do.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Ensign, I'm going to say this once, and once only: if you ever question my orders again, you will be relieved of duty permanently. The next words I expect to hear from you are "Yes, sir".
Ensign Harry Kim: Yes - sir!

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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion (#5.18)" (1999)
The Doctor: [on Paris's and Torres's marriage] I never thought I'd see the day.
Seven of Nine: Given the volatile nature of their relationship, one might have predicted homicide rather than matrimony.
Tuvok: When it comes to affairs of the human heart, it is wise to look beyond logic.

[Seven catches the wedding bouquet]
The Doctor: Congratulations.
Seven of Nine: For what?
Tuvok: You may not want to know.

Tuvok: When it comes to affairs of the human heart, it is wise to look beyond logic.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame (#7.25)" (2001)
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.

Tuvok: To quote Ambassador Spock: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

Tuvok: Her disappearance remains a mystery.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 2 (#3.9)" (1996)
Rain Robinson: Agent Tuvok, what's up?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Breakfast is 'up'.

[Tuvok has organized breakfast]
Rain Robinson: Chili burritos, foot-long hot dogs and Goliath Gulps. This is not a breakfast, this is an afternoon at Dodger Stadium!
Lieutenant Tuvok: And that is a non-sequitur.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Given Mr. Paris's alleged familiarity with 20th century America, it is a wonder we survived the experience at all.


"Star Trek: Voyager: In the Flesh (#5.4)" (1998)
Harry Kim: What did you find down there?
Tuvok: Earth.

[Chakotay has arranged a date with Cmdr. Archer]
Tuvok: A "date"?
Chakotay: Relax, Tuvok, I plan on standing her up.

Boothby: Targ manure! United Federation of Planets, tolerance for all species, the Prime Directive - targ manure, every word of it.
Tuvok: Your metaphor is colorful, but inaccurate.
Boothby: Vulcan logic, add that to the list.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 2 (#4.9)" (1997)
Seven of Nine: [after questioning Captain Janeway's decisions in front of the crew] As a Borg, I submitted to a single authority, the Collective. Over the past several months, I've been encouraged to think and act as an individual. It is difficult to know when to restrain myself.
Tuvok: Remember this guideline: the Captain is always right.
Seven of Nine: Even when you know her logic is flawed?
Tuvok: Perhaps.

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.

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: Alliances (#2.14)" (1996)
Lieutenant Tuvok: [allegorizing a potential alliance with the Kazon] This flower is a rare hybrid. As far as I know, it exists nowhere else in the galaxy. I created it by grafting a cutting from a South American orchid onto a Vulcan favinit plant. I doubted the graft would take; and indeed, the plant was sickly at first. However, after a few weeks, both plants adapted to their new condition, and, in fact, became stronger than either had been alone.

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.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Even temporary stability can bring an appreciation for peace.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Random Thoughts (#4.10)" (1997)
Tuvok: You don't understand the truth of violence. Its darkness. Its power!

[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.

Tuvok: Investigating this case has given me a new respect for your inner struggle.
B'Elanna Torres: Really?
Tuvok: Burdened as you are by your primitive Klingon psyche, it is a wonder you're able to keep your violent thoughts under control as much as you do.
B'Elanna Torres: Thanks - I think.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero: Part 1 (#6.26)" (2000)
The Doctor: How many times have you actually performed this 'bridging of heads'?
Tuvok: 'Minds'. Never.
The Doctor: Then how can you be certain it'll work?
Tuvok: Nothing is certain, Doctor. However, I once observed a Vulcan master perform the technique. I am reasonably confident I can duplicate his success.
The Doctor: Watching and doing are two different things.
Tuvok: As always, your logic is impeccable.
The Doctor: What a comfort.

[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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Q and the Grey (#3.11)" (1996)
[Voyager's crew is witnessing a star going supernova]
Neelix: All I can say is... wow!
[laughs]
Neelix: I... I can't... What about you, Mr Vulcan? Isn't that just... wow?
Tuvok: Your inarticulate expression of awe notwithstanding, Mr Neelix, it was a fascinating spectacle.

Commander Chakotay: There's gotta be some way to get back to the Continuum besides snapping your fingers.
Female Q: Hm... Well, there is one possibility. But somehow I don't think this rickety barge or your half-witted crew members are up to the challenge.
Tuvok: May I remind you, madam, that this rickety barge and its half-witted crew are your only hope at the moment?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part 1 (#7.16)" (2001)
[Jaffen is telling his co-workers an anecdote]
Jaffen: ...all of them about my father, and he couldn't understand why I wasn't insulted. Finally, I just had to tell him: "I'm Norvalen. I don't have a father!"
[Tuvok bursts out laughing]
Jaffen: It wasn't *that* funny, Tuvok.
Tuvok: [laughing] On the contrary! The man was ignorant of how your species procreates. His attempt to disparage you ultimately humiliated him. Irony is often a source of humor.
Jaffen: Yes, well, when you explain it like that... it's not funny at all.

Tuvok: We don't belong here! We don't belong here! This isn't right! We don't belong here!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead (#6.3)" (1999)
Tuvok: Defend yourself!

Tuvok: You are dismissed, Lieutenant. And take your dishonor with you.


"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: 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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits (#3.5)" (1996)
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.

The Doctor: [on the comm system] Sickbay to Lt Tuvok.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Go ahead, Doctor
The Doctor: Ensign Murphy was just found unconscious on Deck 2.
Kes: He has a severe concussion.
The Doctor: We suspect foul play.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prey (#4.16)" (1998)
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix, I must ask you to exchange your spatula for a phaser rifle.

Tuvok: You missed.
[after Seven has shot at a floating PADD]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Revulsion (#4.5)" (1997)
Tuvok: During my three years on Voyager, I have grown to respect a great many of you.
[gives a sideway glance to Tom Paris and Harry Kim]
Tuvok: Others... I have learned to tolerate.

Tuvok: [after being promoted to lieutenant commander] Had I known this commendation entailed ritual humiliation, I might have declined. However, I accept it with gratitude and will honor the responsibility that comes with it. During my three years on Voyager, I have grown to respect a great many of you. Others, I have learned to tolerate. As your Tactical Officer, I will continue to do my best to ensure a safe passage home. As a Vulcan, I share the following sentiment: live long and prosper.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Cathexis (#1.12)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Your report, Doctor.
The Doctor: [referring to Paris] I still have a series of tests to perform, but other than his irritating lapses into nostalgia, I see nothing wrong with him.

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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (#4.12)" (1997)
Seven of Nine: Human attitudes toward death are perplexing.
Tuvok: How so?
Seven of Nine: Too much importance is placed on it. There seem to be countless rituals and cultural beliefs designed to alleviate their fear of a simple biological truth: all organisms eventually perish.
Tuvok: I take it the Borg have no fear of that biological truth?
Seven of Nine: None. When a drone is damaged beyond repair, it is discarded. But its memories continue to exist in the collective consciousness. To use a human term, the Borg are immortal.
Tuvok: You are no longer part of the Collective. You are mortal now like the rest of us. Does that disturb you?
Seven of Nine: My connection to the Borg has been severed. But the Collective still possesses my recollections, my experiences. In a sense, I will always exist.
Tuvok: Fascinating. That must be a great relief.
Seven of Nine: [reflective] Yes. It is.

Tuvok: [reading a salutation] "We do not stand alone. We are in the arms of family: father, mother, sister, brother. Father's father, father's mother. Father's brother, mother's brother. Fa..." - Suffice to say, the list is extensive. "We gather on this day to extol the warmth and joy of those unshakable bonds. Without them, we could not call ourselves complete. On this day, we are thankful to be together. We do not stand alone."


"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.

Seven of Nine: Voyager's weapons inventory: Photon torpedo complement - 32, class 6 warhead. Explosive yield - 200 isotons.
Tuvok: How did you obtain this information?
Seven of Nine: We are Borg.
Tuvok: Naturally.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Cloud (#1.5)" (1995)
[Voyager is flying through a nebula]
Ensign Harry Kim: [intrigued] I've never seen anything like it!
Lieutenant Tuvok: [activating his communicator] Tuvok to Kim. Mr. Kim, that is a comment we would prefer not to hear from a senior officer on the bridge. It makes the junior officers nervous.

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!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Deadlock (#2.21)" (1996)
Lieutenant Tuvok: I have learned that pregnancy and patience go hand in hand.

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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Heroes and Demons (#1.11)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: Every culture has its demons. They embody the darkest emotions of its people. Giving them physical form in heroic literature is a way of exploring those feelings. The Vok'sha of Rakella Prime believe that hate is a beast which lives inside the stomach. Their greatest mythical hero is a man who ate stones for 23 days to kill the beast, and became a saint.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Such fables are necessary only in cultures which unduly emphasize emotional behavior. I would point out there are no demons in Vulcan literature.
Commander Chakotay: That might account for its popularity.

Freya: [about Beowulf] He was like no other. Hair straight and raven-black; eyes bright with fierce fire - the burning gaze of a hero.
Lieutenant Tuvok: [to Chakotay] Grand eloquence notwithstanding, that would qualify as a description of Mr. Kim.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank (#5.20)" (1999)
Tuvok: According to Seven of Nine, the Hazari pride themselves on honoring their agreements.
Harry Kim: Great. Bounty hunters with a work ethic.

Tuvok: Brace yourself.
[before revealing who is behind the Hazari attacks]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Once Upon a Time (#5.5)" (1998)
Ensign Samantha Wildman: Who's going to look after Naomi?
Tuvok: You should not concern yourself with that now.
Ensign Samantha Wildman: How can you say that?
Tuvok: My youngest child has been without a father for four years. Yet I am certain of her well-being, that I conveyed my values to her before leaving, and I have confidence in the integrity of those around her. You have been an exemplary mother to Naomi, and she is in the hands of people you trust. She will survive and prosper, no matter what becomes of us.

Tom Paris: I never thought it would come down to this - suffocating beneath kilotons of rock on some nameless planetoid.
Tuvok: Did you envision a more heroic death?
Tom Paris: I didn't envision dying at all.
Tuvok: In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace.
Tom Paris: If that's another Vulcan saying, Tuvok, I'll stick with "Live long and prosper".


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hope and Fear (#4.26)" (1998)
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.


"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!

Tom Paris: We're in the middle of the Deltat Quadrant! Who would know?
Tuvok: *We* would know.
Tom Paris: Fine. Let's just deactivate the evil hologram and let B'Elanna die. At least we'd have our morals intact!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Demon (#4.24)" (1998)
[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.

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: 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.

[Loquar is showing Tuvok a surveillance image of a man drinking ale]
Loquar: This is the cargo hold of the Jelinian freighter. Now, if I'm not mistaken, the Jelinians are a member of our Alliance.
Tuvok: Which is why you shouldn't be spying on them.
Loquar: And why *they* shouldn't be hoarding their ale.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Collective (#6.16)" (2000)
Tuvok: Borg vessels may be forbidding, but they are not haunted.
[on Kim's comment that the Borg cube reminded him of a haunted house he had visited as a child]

Tuvok: They are contemptuous of authority, convinced that they are superior. Typical adolescent behavior, for any species.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Before and After (#3.21)" (1997)
[Neelix is cutting a Jimbalian fudge]
Neelix: You know, I haven't made one of these since... well, since I became Security Officer.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Perhaps you would care to relinquish your commission and return to the scene of your former 'triumphs'.

Neelix: So, I'm going to become a security officer. How about that?
Lieutenant Tuvok: Fortunately, Mr. Neelix, what Kes has been describing is merely one possible future. On each occasion that she jumped to a previous time, her subsequent actions most likely altered the future from that moment on.
Neelix: Good point, Tuvok. Maybe I'll turn out to be Chief Security Officer.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity (#5.24)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Does this make any sense to you?
Tuvok: Like most time paradoxes, it's implausible, but not necessarily illogical.

Tuvok: I'm detecting bio-mechanical implants. They have a Borg signature.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Janeway to the bridge, scan the vicinity for Borg ships.
Chakotay: [Off-screen] Did you say Borg?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do it!


"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?

[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: The Killing Game: Part 2 (#4.19)" (1998)
Hirogen SS Officer: Sing.
Seven of Nine: I will not.
Hirogen SS Officer: Sing...
[draws his pistol and points it at Seven]
Hirogen SS Officer: ...or you will die.
Seven of Nine: Then I'll die.
Tuvok: Seven, you're a valued member of this crew. The logical response would be to grant his request.
Seven of Nine: Logic is irrelevant.
Seven of Nine: [to Hirogen SS Officer] One day the Borg will assimilate your species, despite your arrogance. When that moment arrives, remember me.

Tuvok: I don't recognize this
[holodeck]
Tuvok: program.
Tom Paris: I do. He's wearing a Nazi uniform. We're on Earth during the second world war.
Seven of Nine: Nazi?
Tom Paris: Totalitarian fanatics bent on world conquest; the Borg of their day. No offense.
Seven of Nine: None taken.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (#4.2)" (1997)
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.

Tuvok: [after her recent experience with Species 8472, Kes' psychic abilities are increasing] Perhaps she's experiencing an after-effect of some kind.
The Doctor: A reasonable diagnosis, for a security officer.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Cold Fire (#2.10)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: If you are to succeed in honing your telepathic abilities, you must learn to control these emotional outbursts.
Kes: Outburst? It was a giggle!

Kes: To be honest, I never want to see that part of myself again.
Lieutenant Tuvok: To which part are you referring?
Kes: To the part of me that got pleasure from destroying those plants in the airponics bay. To the part of me that was tempted to go with Tanis. I never realized I had such dark impulses.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Without the darkness, how would we recognize the light? Do not fear your negative thoughts. They are part of you. They are a part of every living being - even Vulcans.
Kes: You?
Lieutenant Tuvok: The Vulcan heart was forged out of barbarism and violence. We learned to control it, but it is still part of us. To pretend it does not exist is to create an opportunity for it to escape.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Elogium (#2.4)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: It appears we have lost our sex appeal, Captain.

Lieutenant Tuvok: What is the lunch special today?
Neelix: Well, actually, I didn't get around to making a lunch special. But we have some lovely gabarosti stew left over from last night.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Very well. It will do.
Neelix: I've... had quite a run on it, as a matter of fact. It seems very popular.
Lieutenant Tuvok: If it is all you are serving, that would stand to reason.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 1 (#4.8)" (1997)
[Tuvok, having gone blind in an explosion earlier, is shaving]
Seven of Nine: You've been damaged.
Tuvok: A minor laceration.
Seven of Nine: I have offered to assist you with your personal grooming.
Tuvok: There are some tasks I would rather perform myself.
Seven of Nine: Unacceptable. You're risking further injury.
Tuvok: Shaving is hardly a life-threatening activity.

[Seven is complaining to Tuvok about her untidy cabin mate, when Neelix passes by with a "tactical question"]
Neelix: We're just about done rebuilding the internal security sensors, and we're ready to program the audio signal. Do you want it to say 'Intruder alert', or should we try something a little more dramatic, like 'Warning, intruder alert', or 'Intruders among us! Danger! Danger! Intruders among us!'
Tuvok: 'Intruder alert' will suffice.
Neelix: Yeah, go with the classic. Understood, sir.
[leaves]
Tuvok: [to Seven] And you believe *you* have difficulties.


"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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Q2 (#7.19)" (2001)
Tuvok: Seven of Nine will be instructing you in spatial causality. You will learn how your actions can have widespread repercussions.
Q2: I read the PADD. You're gonna tell me how I can't create anomaly A, without causing phenomenon B, which, in turn, affects civilization C, right?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alice (#6.5)" (1999)
[first lines]
Tom Paris: All right, all right, hold on - if you were married in 2304 and your daughter was conceived during your eleventh pon farr, that would make you... 162 years old.
Tuvok: Incorrect.
Harry Kim: Come on, Tom, the man's not a day over 140. We know you were at least 100 when you joined Starfleet the second time, so I'm guessing you're around... 133?
Tuvok: Also incorrect. I'm afraid you both lack sufficient data to reach a logical conclusion.
Tom Paris: Come on, Tuvok, tell us.
Tuvok: I see no reason to enlighten you.
Harry Kim: Don't tell me Vulcans are embarrassed about their age.
Tuvok: On the contrary. We value the wisdom that comes with advancing years.
Tom Paris: In that case, how *wise* are you?
Tuvok: Wise enough to end this inquiry.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1999)
Tuvok: There are times when perfection hinders efficiency.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Jetrel (#1.14)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: [after missing a well calculated shot at pool] Perhaps the ship's stabilizers are not operating at peak efficiency.


Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007) (V)
Tuvok: Are you suggesting that the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many?
Madame Uhura: I'm suggesting that history proves it. It's filled with groups who have decided that their needs were more important than others. The result: slavery, genocide. You don't believe me? Just look at the Galactic Order.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Time and Again (#1.3)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: It is highly unlikely that Captain Janeway would come here to...
Kes: No. The Captain did come. She was here. This is where she died.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (#5.6)" (1998)
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix, you are an unending source of astonishment.
Neelix: Why, thank you, Mr. Vulcan.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Thirty Days (#5.9)" (1998)
Tuvok: Rise and shine, Ensign. Your thirty days have been served.


"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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy (#7.14)" (2001)
[Neelix has entered Tuvok's quarters without permission]
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix, may I ask what you're doing here?
Neelix: We're bunkmates.


"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Through the Looking Glass (#3.19)" (1995)
Tuvok: What do you propose we do?
Captain Bashir: We smuggle explosives aboard the station, plant them in her quarters... and detonate them.
Tuvok: You realize it is highly unlikely that anyone assigned to such a mission would survive.
Captain Bashir: I say it's worth the risk.
Commander Sisko: [from the background] Does that mean you're volunteering for the job?


"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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (#6.11)" (2000)
[Tuvok is feeling nauseous from nearby space radiation]
Tuvok: Vulcan physiology is highly sensitive to neutronic gradients.
Tom Paris: You'd make a good barometer, Tuvok. Every time you get queasy, we go to Red Alert.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Raven (#4.6)" (1997)
Tuvok: Why have you left Voyager?
Seven of Nine: I am Borg.
Tuvok: You were Borg. But you're human now. You're part of our crew.
Seven of Nine: For a brief time I was human. But I have come to realize that I am Borg. I will always be Borg.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Retrospect (#4.17)" (1998)
Tuvok: Human memory is rarely perfect.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Projections (#2.3)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Except for the computer problems, it has been an uneventful day.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy (#6.4)" (1999)
The Doctor: Tuvok! Activate the photonic cannon!
[everyone else is looking at each other, stunned]
The Doctor: Tuvok, that was an order!
Tuvok: Activating the photonic cannon - sir.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 1 (#2.26)" (1996)
[Crewman Suder has created a new orchid species and intends to name it after Tuvok]
Lieutenant Tuvok: That is an honor you should reserve for yourself, Mr. Suder. You gave this species life.
Crewman Lon Suder: And you gave me life. All of this is because of you. Because of the meld.
Lieutenant Tuvok: The meld may have introduced you to my interest in floriculture. But you have embraced it entirely on your own - and discovered a unique talent within yourself in the process.
Crewman Lon Suder: I used to think, the only talent I had was a talent for killing. Please. It's my way of saying thank you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Lineage (#7.12)" (2001)
Tuvok: Offspring can be disturbingly illogical, and yet profoundly fulfilling. You should anticipate paradox.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hunters (#4.15)" (1998)
Neelix: You're a grandfather! Isn't that wonderful? Congratulations! What should we call you now? Grandpa? Gramps?
Tuvok: I think Commander Tuvok will suffice.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 1 (#4.18)" (1998)
[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: Dragon's Teeth (#6.7)" (1999)
Tuvok: [referring to the Vaadwaur] We don't know anything about this species. They could be hostile.
Seven of Nine: Most humanoid cultures are.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection (#7.2)" (2000)
Tuvok: I have isolated a section that contains the bodies of approximately 37 drones.
Tom Paris: 37 doesn't sound 'approximate' to me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Drone (#5.2)" (1998)
One: We are Borg. State our designation.
Seven of Nine: Designation is irrelevant. You are not part of the Collective. You are an individual. You'll receive your instructions from me.
One: Insufficient.
Seven of Nine: You must comply.
One: Insufficient. We are Borg.
Seven of Nine: My designation is Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One. But you may call me Seven of Nine.
One: Seven of Nine.
Seven of Nine: You will comply with my commands.
One: Seven of Nine.
Seven of Nine: Yes. We are not Borg. We are individuals. Do you understand?
One: State our designation.
Tuvok: Apparently not.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (#1.9)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: My logic was not in error; but I was.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Maneuvers (#2.11)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Please stay where you are. You will find that our transporters have rendered your weapons useless.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Disease (#5.17)" (1999)
[Paris tells Tuvok about an alien system to create different habitats]
Tom Paris: If you wanted to, you could recreate Vulcan in your quarters with that system.
Tuvok: Why would I want to?
Tom Paris: A little taste of home in the Delta Quadrant? Think about it - springtime on the shores of Lake Yuron!
Tuvok: I require a desk and a bed, nothing more.
Tom Paris: You're missing the point.
Tuvok: No doubt.
Tom Paris: These people have been traveling for 400 years. They've learned a thing or two about living comfortably.
Tuvok: Our systems are more than adequate.
Tom Paris: Ah! I give up!
Chakotay: After only two minutes? Tuvok, how do you do it?
Tuvok: I wait until his own illogic overwhelms him.


"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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Blink of an Eye (#6.12)" (2000)
[Voyager is being pummeled with more and more sophisticated projectiles]
Tuvok: Shields at 23 percent... 17 percent... Shields are down.
Tom Paris: What was that last one?
Harry Kim: A tricobalt device.
Tom Paris: What'll they think of next?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Parallax (#1.2)" (1995)
Ensign Harry Kim: So, I hear there's been some trouble down in Engineering.
Lieutenant Tuvok: There was an altercation, but it has been resolved.
Ensign Harry Kim: Well, that's not what I hear. I hear that the whole department's up in arms, that the Maquis and Starfleet people are almost at each other's throats.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I will never cease to be amazed by the Human capacity for hyperbole.


Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) (VG)
Lt. Commander Tuvok: The Harvesters appear to attach themselves to the stranded ships and use massive claws to literally tear the ship apart. The Harvester aliens, meanwhile, invade the ship and plunder equipment and crew. The effect is utterly devastating.
Paris: Great! Thanks for the pep talk!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Resistance (#2.12)" (1995)
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: We don't even know what happened to the Captain. She might have been killed out there on the street.
Lieutenant Tuvok: That is possible. It is also possible that she has safely returned to Voyager. We have insufficient evidence to dismiss either conclusion.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I guess that's the Vulcan way of telling me to hope for the best.


"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: Eye of the Needle (#1.6)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Someone received our transmission, and sent one back... and their signal originated in the... Alpha Quadrant.


"Star Trek: Voyager: 11:59 (#5.23)" (1999)
[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.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 2 (#3.1)" (1996)
[Crewman Suder has been killed when sabotaging the ship's phasers]
Lieutenant Tuvok: I offer you a Vulcan prayer, Mr. Suder. May your death bring you the peace you never found in life.


"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?


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Thaw (#2.23)" (1996)
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?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Survival Instinct (#6.2)" (1999)
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?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 2 (#6.1)" (1999)
[the Ankari has summoned the alien life forms]
Ankari: They say they want the Humans to die.
Tuvok: A difficult place to start a negotiation.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Infinite Regress (#5.7)" (1998)
[the Doctor is fitting Tuvok with a cortical inhibitor]
The Doctor: This will allow me to monitor your neural activity for the duration of the meld. At the first sign of trouble...
Tuvok: You will do nothing.
The Doctor: I beg your pardon?
Tuvok: There will undoubtedly be many signs of trouble. You must have faith in my ability to endure them.
The Doctor: I'll try. I just hope my faith doesn't leave the two of you brain damaged.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bliss (#5.14)" (1999)
Seven of Nine: [while in communication with an alien, Seven's console in Astrometrics goes dead] Computer, identify the cause of the power failure!
Tuvok: [from the doorway] Captain's orders.


"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: Coda (#3.15)" (1997)
Lieutenant Tuvok: Tactical Officer's log, supplemental - My attempt to help Kes detect the Captain's presence has ended in failure. I am forced to conclude that we have, in fact, lost Kathryn Janeway. I would like the record to show that I have lost a good friend as well - one whom I can never replace.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Threshold (#2.15)" (1996)
[Paris and Janeway have mutated into amphibian-like life-forms, which have mated and produced offspring]
Chakotay: I don't know how I'm gonna enter *this* into the log.
Tuvok: I look forward to reading it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The 37's (#2.1)" (1995)
Lieutenant Tuvok: I suggest we increase the ventilation in the cargo bay before we are asphyxiated.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Message in a Bottle (#4.14)" (1998)
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: Critical Care (#7.5)" (2000)
[in order to get information about the Doctor's whereabouts, Neelix has given Gar something rather indigestible to eat]
Tuvok: Mr. Neelix, have you deliberately poisoned this man?
Neelix: Relax. He's just having gas pains.
Tuvok: Your actions are not only against regulations...
Neelix: Didn't I hear someone threaten a mind meld?
Tuvok: I was merely trying to encourage the suspect to be more forthcoming.
Neelix: [glancing at the pained Gar] I think he's getting all the encouragement he needs.