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Maj. Kira Nerys (Character)
from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)

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"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Return to Grace (#4.13)" (1996)
[a demoted Dukat is having dinner with Kira]
Gul Dukat: By the way, Major, what is this I hear about you and Shakaar?
Major Kira Nerys: I don't know what you've heard.
Gul Dukat: First it was Vedek Bareil, and now it's the head of the Bajoran government. You do like powerful men, don't you?
Major Kira Nerys: First of all, Shakaar's an old friend. Second of all, what business is it of yours?
Gul Dukat: Let's just say it's further incentive for me to regain my former position.

Tora Ziyal: You don't like my father very much, do you?
Major Kira Nerys: No. I don't.
Tora Ziyal: I understand. He did some very bad things during the Occupation.
Major Kira Nerys: Yes, he did.
Tora Ziyal: It bothers him, you know.
Major Kira Nerys: [cynical] Does it?
Tora Ziyal: Very much. He talks about it sometimes. He'd never admit it to anyone else, but he thinks the Occupation was a mistake.
Major Kira Nerys: Somehow, I don't think he'd say that if the Cardassians had won.
Tora Ziyal: Maybe not. But maybe losing made him a better person.
Major Kira Nerys: Well, then a lot of innocent people died for his education.
Tora Ziyal: I... I know. I think about that a lot, but when I look at my father, I have a hard time seeing a murderer.
Major Kira Nerys: And when I look at him, I have a hard time seeing anything else.

Major Kira Nerys: Why is it when you smile, I wanna leave the room?
Gul Dukat: I suppose it's because of my overwhelming charm.

Gul Dukat: Major, is it my imagination, or do you have a hard time accepting compliments?
Major Kira Nerys: I have a hard time accepting compliments from *you*.
Gul Dukat: Well, I'll try to restrain my enthusiasm, but I can't make you any promises.

Tora Ziyal: My father says that the two of you have a lot in common. That you both did things during the war that you regret. That's why he cares so much about what you think of him.
Major Kira Nerys: Ziyal, what your father wants from me is forgiveness. That's one thing I can never give him.

Gul Dukat: You judge me too harshly. Maybe I *am* seeking to regain my former position, one which I earned, through hard work, dedication and sacrifice. But redemption is not my sole motivation. I care about my people, and I don't intend to allow the Klingons to get away with murdering them. I'm a much more complicated man than you give me credit for.
Major Kira Nerys: Well, if that's true, I suppose I prefer simpler men.

Gul Dukat: I must say, I've always admired Shakaar's success with women. The Intelligence file I kept on him during the Occupation is filled with reports of his conquests. In fact, if you remember correctly, you were the only female in his resistance cell that he didn't... charm. At least until now.
Major Kira Nerys: Is that what you kept track of during the Occupation? No wonder you lost.

Gul Dukat: It amazes me that a woman... as intelligent and sophisticated as you could be attracted to such a lumbering, simplistic field hand. I mean, what could the two of you possibly talk about?
Major Kira Nerys: That lumbering field hand is the First Minister of Bajor. And he knows more about how to talk to me than you ever will.
Gul Dukat: How can you be so sure? After all, you don't know me well enough to make a comparison.
Major Kira Nerys: I don't wanna know you well enough. And if you want to keep working with me, I suggest you stick to business.

[on Shakaar's personal request, Kira has agreed to attend a diplomatic conference]
Major Kira Nerys: Oh, it was a personal request all right. Shakaar took me to my favorite restaurant in Jalanda City, poured me glass after glass of spring wine, and then took me to his home, and gave me a massage with Kolaish spice oil.
Doctor Bashir: Well, nice to know he's keeping in touch with his constituents.
Major Kira Nerys: It wasn't fair. I mean, I would have said yes to anything at that point.

Gul Dukat: There was a time when the mere mention of my race inspired fear. And now, we're a beaten people, afraid to fight back because we don't wanna lose what little is left.
Major Kira Nerys: That's not the Cardassians I know.
Gul Dukat: What Cardassians? Don't you see, Major? They're paralyzed! They're beaten and defeated! *I* am the *only* Cardassian left. And if no one else... will stand against the Klingons, I will!

[Kira has suggested storing planetary defense disruptors in the cargo hold]
Gul Dukat: But those weapons are huge. What do we do with all this cargo?
Major Kira Nerys: Get rid of it.
Gul Dukat: All of it?
Major Kira Nerys: I realize it's traditional for a Cardassian captain to take a percentage of the haul; but you are gonna have to shed a lot of traditions if you are serious about fighting the Klingons.
Gul Dukat: Some traditions are hard to break.
Major Kira Nerys: [knowing] You'll get used to it.

[after getting the upper hand on the Klingons, Dukat kills them]
Major Kira Nerys: Was that necessary?
Gul Dukat: You're the terrorist. You tell me.

Major Kira Nerys: The best way to survive a knife fight is to never get in one.

Major Kira Nerys: The fact of the matter is, I've already been where you're going. I've lived the life you're choosing - fighting, hit and run, always outgunned, living on hate and adrenaline... It's not much of a life. And it eats away at you, so that every day a little bit of you dies.

[last lines]
Major Kira Nerys: Odo, this is Tora Ziyal.
Odo: Gul Dukat's daughter.
Major Kira Nerys: She's gonna be living here on the station with us, for a while.
Odo: Ahh.
Major Kira Nerys: [sotto voce] I'll tell you all about it.
[walks off with Ziyal]
Odo: I certainly hope so.

Gul Dukat: Well, Major, it appears that whether you like it or not, our lives have become deeply intertwined.
Major Kira Nerys: [smiles] That really pleases you, doesn't it?
Gul Dukat: Pleases me? Major, it gives me reason to live.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Resurrection (#6.8)" (1997)
[first lines]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: What about Captain Boday?
Major Kira: Captain Boday? You want me to bring Captain Boday to your quarters for dinner?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: It's just a suggestion.
Major Kira: Well, it's a bad suggestion! Number one, you used to go out with Captain Boday, number two, Worf hates him, and number three, and we've discussed this many times, Captain Boday has a transparent skull.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: And you don't like to see a man's brains. -... - What about Doctor Trag'tok? He's intelligent, he has a good physique... and he has a very opaque cranium.
Major Kira: True. But his eye bothers me.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Which one?
Major Kira: The middle one.

Major Kira: Sometimes your taste in men frightens me.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [arriving in Ops] I'll make sure to tell Worf you said so.
Lt. Commander Worf: [at his console] Tell me what?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Don't be so nosy!

Major Kira: [quoting Vedek Bareil] "When you overindulge the body..."
Bareil: "... you starve the soul."

Bareil: This must be very strange for you... you and I here together... me looking like him...
Major Kira: Fortunately, you're not anything like him.
Bareil: You mean, he didn't eat in bed?

Intendant Kira: I'd be disappointed if you didn't find the Major intoxicating. I mean, after all, she is me - or the next best thing to me.

[after kidnapping Major Kira, Bareil has climbed 57 levels with her to get to the runabout landing pad]
Major Kira: Here we are. Landing pad A.
Bareil: Open it.
Major Kira: I've got a better idea. Why don't you hand over that disruptor?
Bareil: Oh, you've been so cooperative up to now. I'd hate to have to kill you.
Major Kira: You're not gonna kill me.
Bareil: Oh, you sure of that?
Major Kira: You're not gonna kill anyone, not with that disruptor. Power cell's cracked.
Bareil: [sighs] How long have you known?
Major Kira: Since we left Ops.
Bareil: Then... why did you come with me?
Major Kira: I needed the exercise.

Bareil: Who are the Prophets?
Major Kira: Our gods. You do have gods, don't you?
Bareil: Of course we do.
Major Kira: You don't sound too sure.
Bareil: That's because I leave them alone; they leave me alone.

Major Kira: [to Bareil, on the assumption that he was using Kira to get to the Orb] It's not true. You know that as well as I do. You may have come here for the Orb. But you found something else.
Intendant Kira: And people say that *I* have a large ego.

Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Julian, Kira's personal life is her own. We're her friends, we should respect her privacy.
[Kira arrives in Ops]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Good morning, Nerys. How'd it go last night?
Major Kira: You mean dinner? We had a great time, why?
Doctor Bashir: Uh, she means after dinner, but you don't have to answer that, because we don't want to invade your privacy.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: But if you want to tell us about it, we'll listen.

Major Kira: What's that old saying? "Once a thief..."

Major Kira: [to Bareil] You don't have to do this.
Intendant Kira: Oh, isn't that sweet? She is still trying to save your soul. Of course, you don't have one.

Intendant Kira: Wearing the Major's clothes, it feels so intimate. Oh, admit it. You've never found me more exciting; it's like having the best of both worlds.

Intendant Kira: I couldn't leave without saying hello to myself.

[last lines]
Bareil: You know what I saw when I looked into that Orb? You and me, together, on Bajor. We had a life. A family.
Major Kira: What's wrong with that?
Bareil: Nothing. Might even work... for a while. But eventually, I'd find some way to ruin it. I'm a thief. I belong with her.
Major Kira: Then you should go.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Covenant (#7.9)" (1998)
Gul Dukat: Your hair - you changed it.
Colonel Kira: Your ear - you've pierced it.

Colonel Kira: [to Dukat] It makes sense these people would choose you as their leader; they worship evil.

Colonel Kira: [imitating Vedek Fala] "Nerys, what are the three keys to enlightenment?"
Vedek Fala: And the answer?
Colonel Kira: Charity, humility and faith.

Colonel Kira: The Prophets have a plan for us. It's not always easy to see what it is.

Colonel Kira: I have always found that, uh, when people try to convince others of their beliefs, it's because they're really just trying to convince themselves.

Odo: How was it?
Colonel Kira: Oh, beautiful. Ranjen Telna gave a very moving sermon.
Lieutenant Ezri Dax: What was it about?
Colonel Kira: About how important it is to forgive the people who've wronged you.

Colonel Kira: Some things can't be forgiven.

Vedek Fala: You know me. Always searching for answers.
Colonel Kira: That's what makes you different from all the other Vedeks I know. To you, faith is a journey.

[Odo has proposed to accompany Kira to the Bajoran services]
Colonel Kira: I would love for you to come with me. But I don't think you'll get much out of it if you don't believe in the Prophets.
Odo: Ah... Perhaps if I had an Orb experience.
Colonel Kira: It doesn't work like that. Faith has to come first.

Vedek Fala: This is a special moment. I'm not going to ruin it by arguing with you. You believe the Prophets are the true gods of Bajor, I believe the Pah-wraiths are. Let's just leave it at that.
Colonel Kira: I'd be happy to. There's just one thing - we can't both be right.

Gul Dukat: Nerys, I wish I had the words to describe to you what it was like, to have the Pah-wraith within me. I could feel its love, for me and for the Bajoran people. It made me realize I still have a role to play in Bajor's destiny.
Colonel Kira: You mean besides overseeing an occupation that killed tens of millions.

Vedek Fala: In ancient times, Bajorans understood the value of denying worldly pleasures. Ironic, isn't it, that a Cardassian would be the one to lead us back to the old ways?
Colonel Kira: Especially a Cardassian whose appetite for worldly pleasures is legendary.
Vedek Fala: That was a long time ago, before he felt the kiss of the Pah-wraith.
Colonel Kira: That was some kiss.

[after Dukat's betrayal, Fala has taken one of the promazine pills]
Colonel Kira: Why?
Vedek Fala: Faith... Nerys... Faith.

[last lines]
Colonel Kira: I know this is gonna sound crazy; but I think Dukat convinced himself that he was doing what the Pah-wraiths wanted.
Odo: Who knows? Maybe he was.
Colonel Kira: Either way, he believes. And that makes him more dangerous than ever.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Progress (#1.14)" (1993)
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [on Morn] You know, those... seven or eight little wiry hairs that come out of his forehead...
Major Kira: What?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Well, they make him look kinda cute.

[Kira is threatened by Baltrim and Keena with farm tools]
Mullibok: Their problem is, they don't like uniforms.
Major Kira: Neither do I, but, uh, it comes with the job.

Mullibok: You're halfway pretty.
Major Kira: Does that mean I can come in?

Mullibok: You know, you look real good even from this angle. But you know something? You walk like a carnivorous rastipod.
Major Kira: [unnerved] Now look...!
[looks annoyed, but then starts smirking]
Major Kira: You're trying to make me mad!
Mullibok: How am I doing?
Major Kira: Not well enough to get rid of me.
Mullibok: Damn!

[Kira tries to persuade Mullibok against his will to leave Jerrado]
Mullibok: The Cardassians probably told you you didn't stand a chance either. Did you surrender?
Major Kira: No.
Mullibok: Why do you expect me to act any different than you? Now you tell them they can start cracking this moon apart whenever they're ready. I'll be here.

[Mullibok tells Kira how he had traveled as a stowaway on board a Cardassian vessel]
Mullibok: When we got here to Jerrado, I overpowered the crew and I stole whatever I needed to start building a life here.
Major Kira: Y... you overpowered the crew? Yourself?
Mullibok: There was only six of them. That was fortunate for me, because I was somewhat weakened by the captivity and starvation.

Mullibok: [about his times of starvation] It was mind over matter. Every 26 hours, I'd just tighten up my waist belt another notch, and that way my belly didn't know that it was shrinking.
Major Kira: Excuse me?
Mullibok: You wanted to ask me to tell you how I got started here, which I'm very politely trying to do. Now, would you kindly let me finish?
Major Kira: I assume you found some food before you ran out of belt notches.
Mullibok: Are you telling the story or am I?

Mullibok: What I'm telling you, Major, I tamed this place - me.
Major Kira: I believe you.

Major Kira: When I was very small, I remember there was this tree right outside my window. It was the ugliest, most gnarled and battered old tree I'd ever seen. Even the birds stayed away from it.
Mullibok: But you loved it, huh?
Major Kira: I hated it! Because it had grown so huge, its branches blocked out the sun for kellipates, and its roots buried themselves so deep in the soil, nothing else could grow there. Oh, it was a... big, selfish, annoying...
Mullibok: ...nasty...
Major Kira: ...nasty... nasty old tree.
Mullibok: Hm... Sounds to me like it had a lot of character.
Major Kira: A lot.

Commander Sisko: Look, I understand you're used to sympathizing with the underdog. You spent your life fighting to overcome impossible odds, just like he's doing. But you have to realize something, Major: you're on the other side now. - Pretty uncomfortable, isn't it?
Major Kira: It's awful.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Two to beam up.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossover (#2.23)" (1994)
Doctor Bashir: I'm glad we're finally doing this.
Major Kira: What?
Doctor Bashir: Talking to one another. Finding common interests. Burying the hatchet.
Major Kira: Hatchet?
Doctor Bashir: A Human expression. It means that we're finally putting past conflicts behind us.
Major Kira: Making way for brand-new ones.

Major Kira: I'm Kira Nerys.
Intendant Kira: That makes two of us.

Major Kira: I know you don't want to kill me. And you're searching for a good reason not to.
Intendant Kira: Got any ideas?

Garak: He should die for this; we should make an example of him.
Intendant Kira: You have made a career out of setting examples, Garak. I think you enjoy it too much.
Garak: He could never have gotten on board that ship without help! This is the third incident in a month; at least allow me to interrogate him.
Intendant Kira: Fine, interrogate him. But if he dies under your interrogation, I will make you my example, is that clear?

Intendant Kira: You don't trust me.
Major Kira: I'm... a little afraid of you.
Intendant Kira: Then you fear yourself. I don't want your fear; I want your love. If you can't love me, who can?

Intendant Kira: Benjamin - did I hurt your feelings?
Benjamin Sisko: I never had any to hurt, Intendant.

Garak: She'll never let you leave, you know. Can't you tell? She is in love.
Major Kira: What're you talking about?
Garak: In love with you, my dear. She's all atwitter about you, can't talk about anyone else. You're the perfect gift for the girl who has everything. She's taken you into her heart, like a Drathan puppy lig left on her doorstep. Who else could she share her deepest secrets with, tell her troubles to, trust with her life?
Major Kira: All you have to do is take a look at the guard outside to see how much she trusts me.
Garak: I arranged the guard. Oh, she trusts you. As much as she trusts anyone. So, who better to betray her?

Major Kira: The Benjamin Sisko I know would never sell his soul, and allow himself to become part of this tyranny against his own people.
Benjamin Sisko: Terrans don't have souls. We don't believe in them.

Benjamin Sisko: What do you care about Terrans' freedom?
Major Kira: I care about freedom! What I don't understand is why you *don't* care. Why the only one on this station I have met who seemed to give a damn was a Ferengi toad named Quark!
Benjamin Sisko: You're looking in the wrong place for a hero, ma'am. I've made the best of a bad life for my crew. That's my contribution.
Major Kira: Yes - you charmed your way out of the mines. But you and I both know, you're no less a victim than anyone else here.

Intendant Kira: [after Benjamin Sisko has turned against her] Have you lost your mind?
Benjamin Sisko: No - I didn't lose it. I just... changed it.

Intendant Kira: And you... O'Brien, you... tinkerer and putterer and... fixer of broken things - you've been the perfect theta for years. What could possibly've gotten into you? What were you thinking?
Smiley O'Brien: Do you want an answer, Intendant?
Intendant Kira: Yes.
Smiley O'Brien: [referring to Bashir] This man... this man... is a doctor where he comes from. And there's an O'Brien there just like me. Except he's some kind of... high up Chief of Operations. And they're Terrans. Can you believe that? Maybe it's a fairy tale he made up, but... it started me thinking, how... how each of us might've turned out, if history had been just a little different. I wanted him to take me with him. Because, whatever it's like where he's from, it's got to be better than this. There's got to be something better than this.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Through the Looking Glass (#3.19)" (1995)
Intendant Kira: I have news of your husband.
Jennifer Sisko: Nothing you could tell me about Ben would interest me. I haven't even seen him in five years.
Intendant Kira: Oh, I know that. And I hope that will make this easier for you. You see... Benjamin is dead.
Jennifer Sisko: Can I go now?
Intendant Kira: You must have loved him very much, to be so angry with him; to become so cold.

Garak: [of Captain Sisko] Well, I will say this for him: he did have spirit.
Intendant Kira: [sighs] Too much spirit can be a dangerous thing. Tends to... infect others.

Garak: With Sisko's death and the imminent completion of the transpectral sensor array, the Rebellion is certain to collapse.
Intendant Kira: You seem very sure of yourself.
Garak: I am.
Intendant Kira: I'll remember that. If the Rebellion continues, I'll know who to blame.

Intendant Kira: I'm afraid I can never trust you again. Which means... that I will have to dispose of you eventually. The question is... should it be sooner, or later?
Commander Sisko: Do I get a vote?
Intendant Kira: Of course you do. It just doesn't count.

Intendant Kira: The only reason I can think of to keep you alive is to infuriate Garak.
Commander Sisko: What better reason do you need?

Intendant Kira: Whatever shall we do about O'Brien? I remember the first time I saw you, Tinkerer. You were fixing something. You were always fixing things, making things better. And everyone loved you for it, even me. But that just wasn't enough for you, was it? You couldn't be happy, staying here being loved. You had to lash out and betray everyone who was ever good to you. Why?
Smiley O'Brien: I wanted to be free.
Intendant Kira: [contemptuously] Free. You're a Terran. You were born a slave and you'll die a slave.

[Sisko has activated the station's self-destruct sequence]
Intendant Kira: Computer, disengage self-destruct sequence. Authorization Kira, Alpha 9175 Blue.
Cardassian Computer Voice: Authorization denied.
Commander Sisko: I changed it!

Intendant Kira: [of Captain Sisko] He always has to make things difficult.
Garak: It's one of his least endearing qualities.

Intendant Kira: This isn't over, Benjamin. I'll hunt you down. I swear it.
Commander Sisko: You're welcome to try.

Intendant Kira: I suppose this means you won't be finishing the sensor array.
Jennifer Sisko: [after exchanging a look with Sisko] I'm a Terran.

Intendant Kira: [to a female Terran slave feeding her] Delectable, and so are you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Collaborator (#2.24)" (1994)
[Kubus, a former collaborator, has requested that he be allowed to return to Bajor, which Kira denies]
Kubus: Major! I'm an old man. I don't have many years left. What's the harm of letting me live them out on Bajor?
Major Kira: When the Cardassians needed a new group of Bajorans to work in the mines, who approved those work orders?
Kubus: The Bajoran government.
Major Kira: Whose signature was on those authorization forms?
Kubus: [after some hesitation] Mine.
Major Kira: And you had to know that those authorizations were death sentences. Did you ever *once* refuse to sign them?
Kubus: [shakes his head] No.
Major Kira: And that's why you can never be allowed to set foot on Bajor again. Because if you do, it would dishonor the memory of every person you sentenced to death.

Quark: You want something from me, don't you?
Major Kira: How'd you guess?
Odo: It's simple: we've been here more than a minute, and we haven't insulted him, threatened him or arrested him.

Major Kira: What brings you to the station, Vedek Winn?
Vedek Winn: My child, if I thought the Prophets wanted you to know the purpose of my visit, I would have informed you of it in advance.
Major Kira: Well, now that I know you're here, I'll be sure to inform Constable Odo to increase station Security.
Vedek Winn: That won't be necessary. I feel quite safe here.
Major Kira: No, it wasn't... *your* safety that concerned me.

Vedek Winn: My child, I know you still hold me responsible for the deplorable attempt on Vedek Bareil's life. But I can only pray that someday, you'll be cured of this unfortunate misconception.
Major Kira: Well, that's one prayer that will never be answered.

[in Bareil's orb experience, Kira cuts a man loose who has hung himself]
Major Kira: Who is it?
Vedek Bareil: [turning the man around] It's Prylar Bek.
Major Kira: No, it's not... It's you.

Major Kira: He says he's not guilty. I know he's not guilty.
Odo: But you're afraid he's guilty.

Prylar Bek, Major Kira: [respectively, in Bareil's orb experiences] Accept this gift from the Prophets.

Major Kira: We need access to certain communication files in the Vedek Assembly records.
Quark: Perfect. Not only is it illegal, it's sacrilegious.

Major Kira: I believed in you. I defended you. And Winn was right all along. And now she's gonna destroy you.
Vedek Bareil: No. I've destroyed myself.

[Winn has been elected the new Kai]
Major Kira: So... instead of you, we have Winn to lead us.
Vedek Bareil: It is the will of the Prophets.
Major Kira: The question is... *where* will she lead us?
Vedek Bareil: Down paths she cannot possibly imagine. She's gonna need our help along the way, even if she doesn't realize it yet.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Let's go pay our respects to the new Kai.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (#1.1)" (1993)
Kira Nerys: You are throwing it all away... all of you!
Bajoran Bureaucrat: You're being a fool!
Kira Nerys: Well, then, don't ask my opinion next time!

Dr. Bashir: Oh, this will be perfect - real... frontier medicine!
Major Kira: Frontier medicine?
Dr. Bashir: Major, I had my choice of any job in the Fleet.
Major Kira: [mocking] Did you?
Dr. Bashir: I didn't want some cushy job or a research grant; I wanted *this* - the farthest reaches of the galaxy, one of the most remote outposts available. This is where the adventure is. This is where heroes are made. Right here - in the wilderness.
Major Kira: This "wilderness"... is my home.

[Major Kira's first line of the series]
Major Kira: They become meaningless.

Major Kira: You don't think Starfleet took command of this space station without the ability to defend it, do you?
Gul Jasad: [laughing] Defend it? Your space station could not defend itself against *one* Cardassian warship.
Major Kira: You're probably right, Jasad. And if you were dealing with a Starfleet officer, they'd probably admit... we have a hopeless cause here. But I am just a Bajoran, who's been fighting a hopeless cause against the Cardassians... all her life. So if you want a war - I'll give you one!
[appearing intimidated, Jasad disconnects]
Chief O'Brien: Major - remind me never to get into a game of Roladan Wild Draw with you.

Major Kira: [seeing Sisko for the first time, testily] Yes?
Commander Benjamin Sisko: I'm Benjamin Sisko.
Major Kira: I suppose you want the office.
Commander Benjamin Sisko: [jovially] Well, I thought I'd say 'hello' first, and then take the office. But we could do it in any order you like.
Major Kira: [sarcastically] Hello.

Sisko: I was just talking with our good neighbor Quark. He's laying odds that the government's going to fall.
Major Kira: Quark knows a good bet when he hears one. This government will be gone in a week, and so will you.
Sisko: What happens to Bajor then?
Major Kira: Civil war.

Quark: New rules?
Major Kira: You can't cheat every customer who walks through the door anymore, Quark. You are a community leader now.
Quark: Very well, very well, perhaps we could discuss these new rules over a drink.
[Kira suddenly grabs Quark at his shirt]
Major Kira: [invidiously] If you don't take that hand off my hip, you'll never be able to raise a glass with it again.
Quark: Oh, I love a woman in uniform!

[Dr. Bashir has romanticized about the "wilderness" of Bajor's galactic sector]
Major Kira: The Cardassians left behind a lot of injured people, Doctor. You can make yourself useful by bringing your Federation medicine to the natives. Oh, you'll find them a friendly, simple folk.

Major Kira: Time to be a hero.
Dr. Bashir: Yes, sir!

Major Kira: I cannot justify taking you into this wormhole. We have no idea what we're dealing with in there; it could be hostile...
Odo: Major, I was found in the Denorios Belt. I don't know where I came from. No idea if there are any others like me. All my life I've been forced to pass myself off as one of you, always wondering who I really am. Well, the answers to a lot of my questions may be somewhere on the other side of that wormhole.

Major Kira: Quark if you don't take your hand off of my hip I'll break every bone in your body.
Quark: Wow what a woman!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Duet (#1.18)" (1993)
Major Kira: You're Marritza, aren't you?
Marritza: You mistake me for that bug? That whimpering nothing? Oh you stupid Bajoran girl, don't you know who I am? I'm your nemesis. I'm your nightmare. I'm the Butcher of Gallitep!

Major Kira: I hope it won't disturb your dinner if I ask you a few questions?
Marritza: If I refuse to answer?
Major Kira: I'll ask them anyway.
Marritza: Of course.
Major Kira: This is my job.
Marritza: Persecuting Cardassians goes far beyond your job, Major; it's your passion.

Major Kira: If your lies are gonna be this transparent, it's gonna be a very short interrogation.
Marritza: Well, in that case I'll try to make my lies more opaque.

Major Kira: Nothing justifies genocide.
Marritza: What you call genocide, I call a day's work.

Major Kira: I still think you're a liar.
Marritza: So much for our search for the truth. Now we trade insults.

Major Kira: Marritza says, I don't care about the truth, that all I want is vengeance.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Are you worried that maybe he's right?
Major Kira: All I want is to see him punished.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Even if he *is* just a file clerk?
Major Kira: That's just it, I don't want him to be just a file clerk. I want him to be... I don't know, something worse.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: You want him to be guilty.
Major Kira: As far as I'm concerned, if he was at Gallitep, he is guilty. They're all guilty. His punishment will let Bajor feel some... satisfaction.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: It sounds like you're trying too hard to believe what you're saying. You already know, if you punish him without reason, it won't mean anything. And you already know, vengeance... isn't enough.

Commander Sisko: Major, what if this image confirms that Marritza *was* a file clerk? What do you expect us to do then?
Major Kira: I suppose you'll let him go.
Commander Sisko: I'm glad we understand each other.

Marritza: Well, there you are. My secret's out, my crimes laid bare - I await execution.
Major Kira: I hope we don't keep you waiting long.

Major Kira: Enough good people have already died. I won't help kill another.

[last lines]
[Kainon has fatally stabbed Marritza in the back]
Major Kira: Why? He wasn't Dar'heel! Why?
Kainon: He's a Cardassian! That's reason enough!
Major Kira: No!... It's not.

Major Kira: [Describing the Gallitep labor camp] Commander, if you'd been there twelve years ago when we liberated that camp, if you'd seen the things I saw. All those Bajoran bodies starved, brutalized. Do you know what Cardassian policy was? Oh, I'm not even talking about the murder. Murder was just the end of the fun for them. First came the humiliation; mothers raped in front of their children, husbands beaten till their wives couldn't recognize them, old people buried alive because they couldn't work anymore!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Darkness and the Light (#5.11)" (1997)
Odo: Perhaps you could make a list of all the attacks by the Shakaar in which you participated.
Major Kira: It's a long list.

Major Kira: Those herbs taste like something that crawled out of Quark's ear.

Major Kira: Fala spent the Occupation cleaning floors in a Cardassian records office in Dahkur Province. She passed us information for years without anyone catching on. But she was always so afraid... afraid she'd be caught and executed. But she never stopped. I told her once, I thought she was braver than all of us, because she had to live with her fear every day. Even after the Occupation was over, she didn't want anyone to know that she was secretly helping us. She was worried... that someone would come looking for her for revenge.
Captain Sisko: Looks like her fears were well founded.

[Furel and Lupaza have offered to take care of the mysterious murderer of the Shakaar members]
Major Kira: The Occupation is over. We can't go around fighting private wars. Times have changed; we have got to change with it. Leave this for the authorities.
Furel: [contemptuously] Authorities!
Lupaza: Maybe you feel that way now, but trust me. When you find out who killed Latha and Fala, and maybe now Mobara, you're not going to want to leave it to someone else. You're going to want him dead, and you're going to want *us* to do it.

Major Kira: How did you get in? We just installed a new security system.
Furel: And a pretty good one it is, too. But they have not yet invented the system that Lupaza cannot beat.

Major Kira: I should have you both thrown in the brig. But I'm glad to see you.

Major Kira: I'm not afraid of you. I'm not some coward who's been sending anonymous messages and bombs to murder innocent people.
Silaran: No, Kira! I didn't murder anyone! You did! You killed them all.
Major Kira: There. That wasn't so hard, was it? Now we can talk.
Silaran: Talk and lies won't help you. You're in the light; and the light reveals the truth.

Major Kira: I was thirteen when I joined the Resistance. Been hanging around the Shakaar base camp for a couple of weeks, you know, running errands, cleaning weapons, that kind of thing. And one night, they had an ambush planned and they were a man short, so I volunteered. But everyone thought I was too young, too small. Lupaza... stuck up for me. She said I had the heart of a sinoraptor. And they didn't have much choice. Furel made some kind of joke, I don't remember what it was, but I do remember that Lupaza hit him. She was always doing that. They loved each other in some way. But it was... up to Shakaar and... he stared at me for a long time before he decided I was big enough to carry a phaser rifle after all. So we set the ambush up along the ridgeline, that night, and waited. I was so cold, my hands were shaking. I was so afraid that one of them would look at me and think that I was nervous, that I kept biting my fingers to keep the blood flowing. We must have waited there three or four hours before the skimmer appeared, set down right where Furel said it would. And when that hatch opened and the first Cardassian appeared, I just started firing. And I didn't stop, until I'd discharged the entire power cell. When it was all over, I... I was so relieved that I hadn't let anyone down, my head was giddy. Furel told me to stop grinning, that it made me look younger, but I couldn't help it. I was one of them. I was in the Resistance.

Silaran: Don't you feel guilty? Don't you feel ashamed of what you did?
Major Kira: None of you belonged on Bajor. It wasn't your world. For fifty years you raped our planet, and you killed our people. You lived on our land, and you took the food out of our mouths, and I don't care whether you held a phaser in your hand or you ironed shirts for a living. You were all guilty, and you were all legitimate targets!
Silaran: And that's what makes you a murderer! Indiscriminate killing, no sense of morality, no thought given to the consequences of your action. That's what makes us different.

Major Kira: We both agree this baby's an innocent. Don't put him at risk, please, Silaran.
Silaran: Don't worry. I promise that I'll take care of the child. And that I'll teach him the difference between darkness and light.

Major Kira: He wanted to protect the innocent... and separate the darkness from the light. But he didn't realize... the light only shines in the dark. And sometimes innocence is just an excuse for the guilty.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Circle (#2.2)" (1993)
Odo: You're not...!
Major Kira: Leaving? I really don't have much choice, do I?
Odo: You're not just leaving, Major, you're surrendering.
Major Kira: You break the rules, you pay.
Odo: Wait a minute, I wanna be sure I heard that correctly. Because it doesn't sound like the Kira Nerys who has made a career out of breaking the rules.
Major Kira: Well, I guess I broke one too many.
Odo: [incensed] Major, you've been breaking one too many for fourteen and a half years! Cardassian rules, Bajoran rules, Federation rules, they're all meaningless to you. Because you have a personal code, that's always mattered more. And I'm sorry to say, you're in slim company.
Major Kira: [softly] I'll miss you too, Odo.

Doctor Bashir: [to Kira] I came to give you my best.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Well, that's rather dull.
Doctor Bashir: I beg your pardon?
Major Kira: Dull is a polite word for it.
Odo: Doctor, if you were Kira, wouldn't you at least be complaining to Commander Sisko?
Doctor Bashir: Look, I just wanted to wish you good luck.
Major Kira: Thank you, Doctor!
Doctor Bashir: Complaining, about what?
Odo: Never mind, Doctor. If she doesn't care, why should we?
Doctor Bashir: Have they given you any reason yet?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Did they give you any alternative?
Major Kira: I do care. - No, they haven't. - No, they didn't. I... I really ought to finish packing!

Major Kira: [to the crowd that has accumulated in her quarters] Is this a joke? Did you plan this?
Doctor Bashir: Nobody could have planned this.

Odo: Idiotic bureaucracy! Now I suppose they'll expect me to break in a new man!
Major Kira: A great man. Li Nalas can handle the job, believe me.
Odo: Well, you did fairly well at it once I smoothed your rough edges.
Major Kira: [surprised] Ha!
Odo: What's so funny?
Major Kira: [amused] I thought *you* did fairly well - once I smoothed *your* rough edges.

Major Kira: I'm useless here.
Vedek Bareil: So?
Major Kira: So? I... I need to feel useful.
Vedek Bareil: It might be interesting to explore 'useless' for a while - see how it feels.

[Vedek Bareil has taken Kira into the monastery to show her an orb]
Vedek Bareil: It is the third orb - the orb of prophecy and change.
Major Kira: What do I do?
Vedek Bareil: Be useless, Nerys. Allow the Prophets to guide you.

Major Kira: How can you betray your own government?
Minister Jaro: Major, I don't have to tell you. I've heard your opinion of this government. Government! They can't even agree it is a government, so they call it provisional. It's just another word for 'powerless'.

Major Kira: If you want to change the government, Minister Jaro, you vote to change it. You don't sneak up from behind it with a dagger.

Odo: Have you asked Sisko for help?
Major Kira: I'm sure he'll do whatever he thinks is best for the station.
Odo: You haven't even gone to him?
Major Kira: Well, what do you want me to do, Odo?
Odo: Fight for what you want! It's what you do best!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night (#6.17)" (1998)
Legate: I bet I know what you're thinking: you'd like nothing better than to get us all drunk, so you could kill us in our sleep.
Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): Are you sure you're not part Betazoid?

Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): Mind telling me what you're smiling about?
Kira Meru: The Prophets. I never realized they had such a sense of humor. When I was a child, I dreamed of having enough food to eat and pretty clothes to wear, and now look at me - I have everything I ever wanted, and I feel horrible.

[Kira has ordered Bajoran lilacs for herself]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I thought you didn't like flowers.
Major Kira: I don't.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I'm confused.
Major Kira: Jadzia, there's such a thing as privacy.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Not between friends.

Major Kira: Please, Emissary, please - let me seek the will of the Prophets.

Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): [after spotting Meru's scar] We all have scars of one kind or another.
Kira Meru: Maybe. But most aren't quite so evident.

Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): Don't let that smile fool you. He's still the enemy.
Kira Meru: It's not that simple.
Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): Yes - it is.

Kira Meru: What do you expect me to do? Kick and bite Dukat every time he comes near me? How is that gonna help Taban or the children?
Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): Oh, is that what you tell yourself, that you're doing it for the children? The clothes, the food, the easy living, that you're doing it all for them? Are you that deluded? It's not for them. It's for you. You like it here. You enjoy playing house with that murderer. Don't you see what you are? What you've allowed yourself to become? You're a collaborator!
Kira Meru: A collaborator? Because I share Dukat's bed?
Kira Nerys (as Luma Rahl): No, because you *like* sharing his bed, because you've fallen in love with him!

Major Kira: I've always hated collaborators. I mean, what could be worse than betraying your own people? During the occupation, if I ever had any doubt about what their fate should be, I would think of my mother - how she gave her life for Bajor. She was a hero, they were traitors; it was that simple. Or so I thought.
Captain Sisko: She did what she had to do to save her family - to save you.
Major Kira: It doesn't make it right.
Captain Sisko: Maybe not. But it was her decision to make.

[last lines]
Captain Sisko: Tell me something, Nerys. If you hate her that much, why did you save her life?
Major Kira: Believe me... there's a part in me that wishes that I hadn't... But the fact is - no matter what she did - she was still my mother.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dramatis Personae (#1.17)" (1993)
Major Kira: How are you, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: You know what they say - put the shoe on the right foot first, but put the left foot first into the bathtub.

Quark: What can I do for you, Major?
Major Kira: Get lost.

Major Kira: Just remember who your friends are.

Major Kira: [to Odo] Either we get a more reasonable commander from Starfleet, someone we can control - or we go it alone. With me running this place, you will be able to do what needs to be done. If you want to toss Quark out on his ears, toss him out. If you want to proclaim martial law on the promenade, proclaim it. This station will be yours to protect, with no interference.

Major Kira: Jadzia, listen to me: I'm getting rid of Sisko, one way or the other. Don't force me to get rid of you as well.

Major Kira: [on Sisko's clock] You... really build that?
Commander Sisko: Apparently so.
Major Kira: Why?
Commander Sisko: I have no idea.

Commander Sisko: So - this is how it all ends!
Major Kira: For you.
Commander Sisko: You know what disturbs me? The ingratitude. I offered you my kindness, my help, my leadership, and how do you repay me? With betrayal. But you won't get rid of me so easily. You see, unlike you, I understand history. My name will blaze across the stars long after your petty treacheries have been forgotten.
Major Kira: But you won't be here to see it.

[last lines]
Major Kira: I know that none of us was really responsible for our actions, but... I feel I owe you an apology.
Commander Sisko: For attempted mutiny?
Major Kira: Well... yes.
Commander Sisko: I think we'll let it go - this time.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Reckoning (#6.21)" (1998)
Major Kira: [possessed by a Prophet] The Reckoning. It is time.
Captain Sisko: The Reckoning - what is it?
Major Kira: The end, or the beginning.

Major Kira: "Will the Romulans leave Benzar?" You love to bring up the worst case scenario in these meetings, don't you?
Odo: Somebody has to. Besides, everyone expects me to be dour and suspicious; I don't want to disappoint them.
Major Kira: If only they knew the real you.
Odo: That is the real me - at least as far as everyone else is concerned.

Major Kira: [of the bats in the B'hala ruins] Don't worry, they rarely bite.
Jake Sisko: "Rarely"?

Major Kira: [to Sisko] The Kai has always been the spiritual leader of Bajor. But Winn has to share that role with you. And to make matters worse - you're an outsider, a non-Bajoran. That's something she can never forgive you for.

Major Kira: [about faith] I just don't know how people make it through the day without it.
Odo: We manage. Besides, I do have faith in some things.
Major Kira: Hmm. Such as?
Odo: You.
Major Kira: [smiles] I'll try not to disappoint you.

Major Kira: [possessed by a Prophet] Kosst Amojan has chosen its vessel.
Jake Sisko: [possessed by a Pah-wraith] Let it begin.

Major Kira: You defied the will of the Prophets, and you did it because you couldn't stand the fact that a Human, an infidel, had a stronger faith than you. The Emissary was willing to sacrifice his own son to serve the Prophets.
Kai Winn: My faith is as pure as the Emissary's.
Major Kira: I think you're confusing faith with ambition.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Because of your interference, the Reckoning was stopped. The evil still exists. And I'm not sure if even the Prophets know what that will mean for Bajor.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Necessary Evil (#2.8)" (1993)
Major Kira: We never talked about it.
Odo: We never had to.
Major Kira: I would have been executed.
Odo: You were innocent of the crime I was investigating.
Major Kira: That wouldn't have mattered to the Cardassians.
Odo: It mattered to me.

Kira Nerys: My last job was at a replicator plant on Bajor.
Odo: You're not allowed to quit those jobs. What happened?
Kira Nerys: I hit a supervisor, for trying... what I thought you were trying a few minutes ago.
Odo: Hm... I appreciate your restraint this time.

Odo: Gul Dukat asked me to investigate the murder of a Bajoran man named Vaatrik. I understand you knew him.
Kira Nerys: Who says I did?
Odo: His widow.
[Kira glances over to Mrs. Vaatrik]
Kira Nerys: I suppose she also told you I killed him.
Odo: Did you?
Kira Nerys: No.
Odo: On the contrary. You were in love with him.
Kira Nerys: No.
Odo: But... he was in love with you?
Kira Nerys: No.
Odo: Doesn't sound like much of a romance.

Odo: You're not planning on leaving the station soon?
Kira Nerys: If I were, would you have the Cardassians stop me?
Odo: Yes.
Kira Nerys: Then I'm not planning on leaving the station soon.

Kira Nerys: Who cares about Bajorans killing Bajorans when you can hang a rebel?

Kira Nerys: Unofficially or not, you're working for the Cardassians. Sooner or later you're gonna have to choose whose side you're on.
Odo: I don't choose sides.
Kira Nerys: Everyone has to choose sides, Constable.

[last lines]
Odo: I misjudged you, Major. You were a better liar than I gave you credit for.
Major Kira: You were working for the Cardassians.
Odo: I haven't been for more than a year. You've had all that time to tell me the truth.
Major Kira: I tried to tell you the truth, a hundred times.
Major Kira: What you think of me... matters a lot. - I was afraid...
Odo: That it might affect our friendship?
[Kira nods]
Odo: Maybe it doesn't have to.
Major Kira: Will you ever be able to trust me in the same way again?
[Odo does not reply]

Odo: You don't lie well.
Kira Nerys: Thanks.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (#7.25)" (1999)
[Kira and Garak have taken over the Dominion briefing room on Cardassia]
Colonel Kira Nerys: This war is over. You lost.
Female Shapeshifter: Have I? I think you'll find that neither the Jem'Hadar or the Breen will agree with that assessment. They will fight to the last man.
Colonel Kira Nerys: And what will that accomplish?
Female Shapeshifter: Isn't it obvious? You may win this war, Commander; but I promise you, when it is over, you will have lost so many ships, so many lives, that your victory will taste as bitter as defeat.

Garak: [as his house is being destroyed] All during the years of my exile I imagined what it would be like to come home. I even thought of living in this house again, with Mila. But now she's dead, and this house is about to be reduced to a pile of rubble. My Cardassia is gone.
Colonel Kira Nerys: Then fight for a new Cardassia.
Garak: I have an even better reason, Commander: revenge.
Colonel Kira Nerys: That works too.

Colonel Kira Nerys: Just between you and me, all bets are off.
Quark: What're you talking about?
Colonel Kira Nerys: As of this moment, betting pools of any kind are illegal on the station. I catch someone placing a bet, I put *you* in a holding cell for fifteen days, is that clear?
Quark: Fifteen days? Can I bring my own pillow?
Colonel Kira Nerys: Quark.
Quark: It's clear, it's clear.
Colonel Kira Nerys: Better be.

Quark: A-ha, I knew it! When I saw the two of you slip out, I said to myself, that no-good, misanthropic, cantankerous changeling is trying to sneak off the station without anyone noticing.
Odo: That was the idea.
Quark: Well, it's not gonna happen, is it?
Odo: Apparently not.
Quark: So - now that I'm here... is there something you want to say to me?
Odo: Such as?
Quark: Such as... 'Goodbye. You certainly were a worthy adversary.' Or maybe something with the words 'mutual respect' in it.
Odo: No.
Quark: No? What do you mean, no?
Odo: I mean, no. I have nothing I want to say to you.
Quark: You telling me that after all these years, after all we've been through, you're not even gonna say goodbye to me?
Odo: That's right. Nerys, I'll be on the runabout.
[he utters one last contemptuous grunt and mounts the runabout]
Colonel Kira Nerys: Don't take it hard, Quark.
Quark: Hard? What're you talking about? That man loves me! Couldn't you see? It was written all over his back.

Odo: Nerys, please - tell everyone I'll miss them.
Colonel Kira Nerys: Even Quark?
Odo: Even Quark. But most of all...
Colonel Kira Nerys: I know.

Odo: [after "changing" into a tuxedo] You always said I looked good in a tuxedo.
Colonel Kira Nerys: You do.
Odo: Then this is the way I want you to remember me.
Colonel Kira Nerys: I'll never forget you.
Odo: Goodbye, Nerys.

[Kira's last line of the series]
Colonel Kira Nerys: Better be.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege (#2.3)" (1993)
[Kira and Dax are flying an ancient Bajoran raider]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Navigational sensors aren't functioning.
Major Kira Nerys: No problem.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [incredulous] No problem? Big problem. Without navigational sensors...
Major Kira Nerys: We'll have to fly by the seat of our pants.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [sarcastically] Great. Seat-of-the-pants technology.
Major Kira Nerys: You Starfleet types are too dependend on gadgets and gizmos. You lose your natural instincts for survival.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: My natural instincts for survival told me not to climb aboard this thing. I'd say they were functioning pretty well.

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: How did you ever win a war in these things?
Major Kira Nerys: We were the insects, Lieutenant. The Cardassians were just as allergic as Trills.

[Kira and Dax are chased by several Bajoran fighters]
Major Kira Nerys: There is one problem.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: "One"?
Major Kira Nerys: The guys flying those ships...
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Yeah?
Major Kira Nerys: ...used to be the guys flying these ships.

[Kira and Dax come across a huge spider-like creature]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Agh! Whoa... What's that, is that a spider or a dog?
Major Kira Nerys: Palukoo. The Bajoran moons are full of 'em.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Oh, I suppose you used to make them your pets and, uh, sing songs about them around the campfire?
Major Kira Nerys: No - we used to eat 'em.

[Dax refuses to leave Kira behind, who has been injured]
Major Kira Nerys: You're being a fool, Dax.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Don't talk to your elders that way.

[Kira and Dax are disguising themselves as Bajoran vedeks]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: So what do you think?
Major Kira Nerys: Think?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: The nose.
Major Kira Nerys: Oh! It-it's flattering.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm thinking of keeping it.

Major Kira Nerys: [referring to Li Nalas] Somehow you figured now that he was here... things would be better. You know, he'd... he'd find a way to make things better. Because he was a man who could do that - a great man. I wish I knew where we could find others like him.
Commander Sisko: Major, there are heroes all over Bajor. I'm sitting with one.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue (#1.2)" (1993)
Major Kira: This wouldn't have been possible without your support. I want you to know it's appreciated.
Commander Sisko: Be sure to mention it the next time you chat with Admiral Rollman.
Major Kira: Sir?
Commander Sisko: Go over my head again, and I'll have yours on a platter.

Tahna: [referring to Sisko] Kira - do you think he'll give me to the Cardassians?
Major Kira: Over my dead body.
Tahna: Now, that's the Kira I remember.

[Kira has managed to get amnesty for Tahna Los]
Tahna: I never realized you were such an accomplished politician.
Major Kira: Me? A politician? U... no, I-I don't think so.
Tahna: You manipulate Sisko and the Federation, the ministers of the provisional government...
Major Kira: I'm just determined. I think they all simply get tired of hearing my voice.

Odo: You know, there's one thing about you humanoids I can't imitate very well.
Major Kira: What's that?
Odo: Pretense. There's a special talent to it. It's as hard for me as creating one of your noses.

Major Kira: Maybe there are still wars to be fought, and I'm just making a fool of myself doing what 'm doing here.
Odo: It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself into something - or out of something?
Major Kira: Either way I have to betray someone.
Odo: The only important thing is not to betray yourself.

Major Kira: It was so much easier when I knew who the enemy was.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Tahna... The old ways don't work anymore, everything is different now. I had to do this. One day you'll understand.
Tahna: [contemptuously] Traitor.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In Purgatory's Shadow (#5.14)" (1997)
Gul Dukat: You've betrayed me. And I promise I won't forget it.
Major Kira: If that's a threat, I'm not impressed.
Gul Dukat: There was a time when Bajorans took Cardassian threats very seriously.
Major Kira: Not anymore.

Gul Dukat: [about Garak] The man is a heartless, coldblooded killer.
Major Kira: Like I said, he's a Cardassian.

Major Kira: I bet you can't wait to put all this together so you can start shape-shifting around the room again.
Odo: Oh, I suppose... though I did enjoy sleeping in a bed.
Major Kira: Well, there's nothing to stop you from sleeping in a bed if you want to.
Odo: Except that now when I'm asleep, I tend to revert to my gelatinous state and slide onto the floor.

Major Kira: I'm telling you, he knows exactly who I am. Kirayoshi already recognizes me.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Nerys, the O'Briens' baby is less than a month old; he doesn't recognize his own fingers.

Major Kira: Every time I walk into the room he smiles.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: It's probably gas.

Captain Sisko: Major, what have you found?
Major Kira: Trouble.

Major Kira: We just lost contact with two of our listening posts in the Gamma Quadrant.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: The Dominion. They're coming.
Captain Sisko: Notify Starfleet Command. Put the station on yellow alert. Make sure everyone knows this is not a drill. Major, I want you to take the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant. Locate Mr. Worf. Find out what the hell is going on there.
Major Kira: And if an invasion fleet is on the way?
Captain Sisko: Then get back here as soon as possible - and God help us all.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: By Inferno's Light (#5.15)" (1997)
Gul Dukat: For the past few months, I've been conducting secret negotiations between the Dominion and Cardassia. And, as of last week, Cardassia has agreed to become part of the Dominion.
Major Kira: You can't be serious.
Gul Dukat: Good bye, Major. You and I on the same side? It never seemed quite... right - did it?

Ziyal: My father says Garak's dead.
Major Kira: Right now I wouldn't believe your father if he said rain was wet.

Major Kira: People can find a way to justify any action, no matter how evil.
Ziyal: You think my father is evil?
Major Kira: I think - you can't judge people by what they think or say... only by what they do.

Major Kira: Klingons helping to protect Deep Space Nine... What an interesting concept.
Captain Sisko: These are interesting times, Major.

Major Kira: Take us to warp.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Inside a solar system?
Major Kira: If we don't there won't be a solar system left.

Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [of the Dominion ships] There sure are a lot of them.
Major Kira: That'll just make it harder for us to miss.

Major Kira: [Dukat's ship is pursuing the Dominion fleet] Dukat! Stop trying to be a hero, get back to the station!
Gul Dukat: Your concern is touching, Major. But I'm afraid you misunderstand me. I'm not attacking the Dominion fleet, I'm joining it.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search: Part 1 (#3.1)" (1994)
Commander Sisko: Officially, it's classified as an escort vessel. Unofficially, the Defiant's a warship - nothing more, nothing less.
Major Kira: I thought Starfleet didn't believe in warships.
Commander Sisko: Desperate times breed desperate measures, Major.

Major Kira: And this is the ship that Starfleet sends us to fight off an attack by the Dominion?
Commander Sisko: We're not going to fight the Dominion, Major - at least, not yet, anyway.

Commander Sisko: May I present my officers: this is Major Kira...
T'Rul: Thank you, but I know their names, and I'm not here to make friends.
[walks off]
Major Kira: Charming.
Lt. Commander Michael Eddington: Well, I am here to make friends. I'm Lieutenant Commander Michael Eddington, Starfleet Security.

Major Kira: Maybe it's time to stop brooding, and start talking.
Odo: Are you the ship's counselor now?
Major Kira: No. I'm your friend. You know, the one who comes to you when she needs help.

Major Kira: Can I speak freely?
[Sisko nods]
Major Kira: What the hell is wrong with Starfleet?

Commander Sisko: The first thing to go right in the Gamma Quadrant in a long time.
Major Kira: Let's hope it's not the last.
[after the cloaked Defiant has passed an anti-proton scan by Jem'Hadar ships undetected]

[Odo has rescued Kira from the Jem'Hadar and escaped with her in a shuttle]
Major Kira: Where are we?
Odo: We're approaching the Omarion Nebula.
Major Kira: You should have taken us back to the wormhole.
Odo: You didn't object at the time.
Major Kira: I was unconscious!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Babel (#1.4)" (1993)
Major Kira: You look like you could use some sleep.
Chief O'Brien: Who's time for sleep? I'd settle for five minutes peace and quiet.
[in the background, Sisko is burning his lips on a too hot coffee]
Commander Sisko: Chief! I thought you were gonna fix the replicators.
Chief O'Brien: [disgruntled] You're absolutely right, sir, I knew I'd forgotten something! Can't have the operations chief sitting around daydreaming when there's work to be done, can we? Hohohoho, I'll get right on it!

Major Kira: I suppose this isn't a good time to tell you that no. 3 turbolift has broken down again?
[O'Brien looks at her confused]
Major Kira: Joking, Chief.
Chief O'Brien: Major larks true pepper.
Major Kira: What?
Chief O'Brien: Let birds go further loose, maybe. Shout easy play.
Major Kira: Chief... you're not making any sense.
Chief O'Brien: Round the turbulent quick - Close the reverse harbor - A-ankle try... sound - R-reset gleaming - Di-dinner to bug.
[he moves away from her]
Major Kira: Chief, wait!
Chief O'Brien: When?

Quark: Major Kira! Lieutenant Dax! I'd be honored to have you join my little party, as my guests, of course.
Major Kira: What's all this, Quark? You cheat your 1,000th customer?
Quark: Who says Bajorans don't have a sense of humor?

Commander Sisko: We need to find out who created this virus.
Commander Sisko: [to Kira] You're our best hope.
Major Kira: Eighteen years is a long time.
Odo: Besides, even if she finds who did this, that's no guarantee they can help us.
Commander Sisko: We just have to hope they remember the antidote.
Odo: That's assuming they ever bothered to create one.

Commander Sisko: No need to ask how you're doing.
Major Kira: Chasing after ghosts!
Commander Sisko: You have twelve hours to catch one.
Major Kira: And then?
Commander Sisko: People start dying.

Major Kira: Listen, Surmak. I have a station full of dying people, and you are the closest thing there is to an expert on this virus.
Surmak Ren: I sympathize, Major, but I don't think I can help you.
Major Kira: All right. Then how about helping yourself?
Surmak Ren: Meaning what?
Major Kira: Meaning... I've been infected with your virus, Doctor. So now you're infected too.

Major Kira: Listen, Doctor, um... I-I'll be in ops. If you need me, use this string impact.
[Surmak looks at her puzzled]
Major Kira: Lot show red intense.
Surmak Ren: I think you'd better sit down, Major.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossfire (#4.12)" (1996)
Major Kira: I've been meaning to ask you, why don't you wear that belt anymore?
Odo: I don't know. Didn't really serve a purpose. It's not as if I needed it to hold my pants up.
Major Kira: I just thought it looked good on you, that's all.
Odo: [pleasantly surprised] Really?
Major Kira: [smiles] Really.
Odo: Well... if you say so.
[Odo morphs his waist to include a belt on his uniform]
Odo: Better?
Major Kira: Much.

Major Kira: Do you have to stare like that? I think it's making people nervous.
Odo: Good.

Major Kira: I hope Shakaar's gotten better at speaking in front of groups. He used to mumble his way through mission briefings. Everyone in our resistance cell had to learn to lip-read.

[Quark is complaining about the noise Odo makes at night in his quarters]
Quark: Do you know what it's like to hear someone practice shape-shifting? Last night, it sounded like a Takaran wildebeest was tromping around up there.
Odo: That was for all of five minutes. Once you complained, I took the form of a Rafalian mouse.
Quark: Yeah. Little tiny feet, skittering across the floor, back and forth, back and forth.
Major Kira: You could hear that?
Quark: [pointing at his ears] Hello?

Major Kira: It's just Quark's luck that you would be assigned quarters right above his.
Odo: "Luck" had nothing to do with it.

Major Kira: Hey - no belt?
Odo: I'm just trying to keep to the essentials, Major.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Children of Time (#5.22)" (1997)
Doctor Bashir: [treating Kira on the ship] Apparently the planet is crawling with Bashirs.
Major Kira: Maybe I'll stay up here.

Major Kira: Praying over your own grave... it's got to be a new one.
Odo: Yeah... If the Prophets were listening they're probably very confused.

Major Kira: I've always believed that we're all given one destiny - one path. And now we're using technology to get around that... I'm not sure how it makes me feel.
Odo: I know exactly how it makes me feel. You can't know how much it means to me to know you're going home, Nerys. Now, it won't change anything for me. I lost you two hundred years ago. But for the other Odo up on the ship it changes everything. He doesn't have to lose you. And somehow, knowing that makes me feel better.

Major Kira: The path the Prophets laid out for me ends here.

Major Kira: [after revealing that she and Shakaar have split up] The way I see it, people are either meant to be together, or they're not.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I guess I'd rather believe that any relationship can work as long as both people really want it to.

Odo: There's something else the other Odo wanted you to know... He was responsible for changing the Defiant's flight plan.
[long pause]
Major Kira: Why?
Odo: So that you wouldn't have to die.
Major Kira: I can't believe it. EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE!
Odo: He did it for you, Nerys. He loved you.
Major Kira: That makes it right?
Odo: I don't know. He thought so.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Meridian (#3.8)" (1994)
Major Kira: Odo, I know you don't need to eat. But did you ever try it anyway?
Odo: Once, not long after I was first able to assume the humanoid form.
Major Kira: And?
Odo: And since I don't have taste buds, it was very unsatisfying, not to mention... messy.
Major Kira: Messy?
Odo: I'd rather not talk about it.

Major Kira: [introducing] This is Tiron, a... business associate of Quark's. This is Odo - my lover.
Tiron: Well... You're a very lucky man.
Major Kira: I'm... a lucky woman.
Odo: [bewildered] Yes - we're both very lucky.

Tiron: So, Mr. Odo, what is it that you do?
Odo: I'm Chief of Security on this station.
Tiron: Oh. A station this size must be a very challenging job. I hope you're well compensated.
Major Kira: Oh, money doesn't matter. All we need is each other. Isn't that right - sweetheart?
Odo: Yes - sweetheart.

Major Kira: Money isn't everything.
Tiron: Oh, no. But it can buy everything.

[Quark is honoring Kira as his one millionth customer]
Major Kira: Quark, I don't have time for this!
Major Kira: [pointing at the next customer] Why don't you make him your one millionth customer?
Quark: But Major, that would be dishonest.
Major Kira: That never stopped you before!

Major Kira: What do you think you're doing, Quark?
Quark: Nothing.
Odo: Ha!
Major Kira: Then what's this?
Quark: Oh, you mean this holo-imager? I was just recording the image of the Promenade to send home to my mother.
Odo: Ha!
Major Kira: You're trying to take a holo-scan of me, and I wanna know why.
Quark: Of you? Not at all! You just happened to get in the frame.
Odo: Ha!
Quark: Will you stop doing that?
Odo: Not until you start telling the truth.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tacking Into the Wind (#7.22)" (1999)
[Rusot has provoked Kira into hitting him]
Gul Rusot: I guess... I hit a nerve.
Colonel Kira: [strangling him] No. *This* is hitting a nerve! Stop pushing me, or I'll make you realize just how many nerves you have in that miserable body.

[Garak informs Kira about Odo's true condition]
Colonel Kira: I love him, Garak; you think I really wouldn't notice?
Garak: Why the pretense?
Colonel Kira: Because I also know that he doesn't want me to find out about it. He wants to put up a brave front and protect me from the truth, well fine. If that's what makes this easier for him, if that gives him one last shred of dignity to hold on to, then I'll go on ignoring what's happening to him until the very end.

Colonel Kira: [after another argument with Rusot] You gonna do something about him?
Damar: I am. I'm giving him my support.

[Damar's family has been killed]
Damar: To kill her and my son - the casual brutality of it, the waste of life... What kind of state tolerates the murder of innocent women and children? What kind of people give those orders?
Colonel Kira: Yeah, Damar, what kind of people give those orders...?

Colonel Kira: Oh, that was stupid.
Garak: Not at all. Damar has a certain... romanticism about the past. He could use a dose of cold water.
Colonel Kira: Well, I could have picked a better time.
Garak: If he's the man to lead a new Cardassia, if he's the man we all hope him to be... then the pain of this news made him more receptive to what you said, not less.

[last lines]
Odo: You're... probably angry.
Colonel Kira: Why?
Odo: I... I hid my true condition.
Colonel Kira: Odo - I've known all along. But it's not over. Julian's probably working on a cure right now...
Odo: Shh-shh, Nerys, Nerys, don't. Just... stay here, with me.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Accession (#4.16)" (1996)
Major Kira: Who are you?
Akorem Laan: I am the Emissary.

Odo: Forgive me, Major, I don't mean to be difficult, but your faith seems to have led you to something of a contradiction.
Major Kira: I don't see it as a contradiction.
Odo: I don't understand.
Major Kira: That's the thing about faith. If you don't have it you can't understand it, and if you do - no explanation is necessary.

[Kira has suggested Major Jatarn as new first officer for Sisko]
Major Kira: If, um... if you don't hit it off with Major Jatarn, um, I can think of a few other people. Shouldn't be that hard to find someone to replace me.
Captain Sisko: I don't doubt that I can find someone to fill your post. But to replace you...

Major Kira: [as prophet] You are the Sisko.

[Kira places a crude clay sculpture in front of Sisko]
Major Kira: I want you to have this. It's an original Kira Nerys. Could be very valuable one day.
Captain Sisko: I hear she didn't make many.

Captain Sisko: I was just reading one of Akorem's poems, "The Call of the Prophets".
Major Kira: Oh, that's one of my favorites. It's a shame he never finished it.
Captain Sisko: He did. Look.
[he hands her the PADD with the poem]
Major Kira: Now, this is confusing. The last time I read this poem, it ended after the 12th stanza. If the timeline's been changed, then why do I remember things the way they used to be?
Captain Sisko: The Prophets work in mysterious ways.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Indiscretion (#4.4)" (1995)
Major Kira: I may have a lead on the Ravinok.
[Odo groans]
Major Kira: I know what you're gonna say, it's been six years since the Ravinok disappeared, odds are everyone on board is dead...
Odo: That all may be true, but that is not what I was going to say. I was going to say, good luck.
Major Kira: [surprised] "Good luck"?
Odo: You had a friend aboard the Ravinok, correct?
Major Kira: [nods] Lorit Akrem.
Odo: Which means, it doesn't matter if I think there are any survivors or even if you think there are any survivors, you are going to go looking for that ship. And all I can say is, good luck. And I hope you find them.

Major Kira: I'll work on the Ravinok. I should be able to get something from the ship's computers.
Dukat: You'll need the command codes.
Major Kira: Standard Cardassian military codes from six years ago, right?
Dukat: Yes.
Major Kira: Yeah. I got them from Bajoran Intelligence before we left.

Dukat: I... hope you don't take this the wrong way, Major, but I've always admired you. You are the embodiment of the new Bajor, a Bajoran born out of the ashes of the Occupation, a Bajoran tempered with Cardassian steel.
Major Kira: Oh, Captain Sisko's right - you *are* in love with the sound of your own voice.

Dukat: I know you find this hard to accept, but... I believe that in some ways, the Occupation actually helped Bajor.
Major Kira: Which part? The massacres or the strip mining?

Dukat: I believe the time will come when Cardassia and Bajor will grow, to be not only allies... but also close friends.
Major Kira: Bajor and Cardassia? Maybe. You and me? I doubt it.

[last lines]
Dukat: I just wanted to say... thank you, Major, for a most interesting journey.
Major Kira: You're taking Ziyal back to Cardassia with you.
Dukat: After six years, she deserves a home... and a father.
Major Kira: Won't that make things difficult for you?
Dukat: I'll let you know.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fascination (#3.10)" (1994)
Major Kira: As the scrolls burn, may our troubles turn to ashes with them. And now, for the next twenty-six hours, I expect you all to enjoy yourselves! I know I will. May the Prophets walk with us.

[Kira joins O'Brien in front of an airlock waiting for the new arrivals]
Major Kira: Chief.
Chief O'Brien: Major. - Keiko.
Major Kira: Ah. Bareil.
Chief O'Brien: Good luck.
Major Kira: You too.

Vedek Bareil: I never expected Kai Winn to make me one of her principal advisers.
Major Kira: I think she asks your advice just so that she can do the exact opposite of what you recommend.

Vedek Bareil: [referring to Dax and Kira] I've never understood how the two of you could be such good friends. She's so... unpredictable. And you're so...
Major Kira: Predictable?
Vedek Bareil: Yeah, well, I didn't mean it like that.

Major Kira: Now, Jake, what can I do for you?
Jake Sisko: Er... Well, I need some advice. You see, there's this older woman and I, I think we're perfect for each other.
Major Kira: Ah, and she doesn't.
Jake Sisko: I don't know what she thinks.
Major Kira: Well, Jake, my advice to you is to tell Mardah how you feel. That way you'll know...
Jake Sisko: Mardah and I broke up.
Major Kira: You broke up? Well then, who?
Jake Sisko: *You*.
Major Kira: ...Me?
Jake Sisko: I love you, Nerys. Wannagooutwithme?

Commander Sisko: Doctor, I need your help.
Doctor Bashir: [in passionate embrace with Kira] And I need yours, too. You got to get me away from Kira, I can't... keep my hands...
Major Kira: What's worse, I can't keep my hands off him!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ties of Blood and Water (#5.19)" (1997)
Captain Sisko: Ghemor just doesn't want to be debriefed. He wants someone to talk to - someone to be with until the end.
Major Kira: And that someone... is me...
[Kira has a flashback to a moment during the occupation, where her father was badly wounded, leaving a younger Kira rather helpless]
Captain Sisko: Are you up to it?
Major Kira: [tearfully] I have no choice... I'm all he's got.

Major Kira: You are really enjoying this, aren't you? Hm? All your sick little games...
Gul Dukat: I must admit, I do get a certain... perverse pleasure out of it.

Major Kira: I promise you, Dukat, I will make you pay for all of this one day.
Gul Dukat: Maybe. But not today.

Gul Dukat: Major. Sorry to disturb you.
Major Kira: Sorry enough to leave?

Major Kira: He got so quiet... toward the end. I-I could hear him whispering things - his wife's name, Iliana's, even mine. Then the pain just got too much for him and he just lay there, breathing. And at the end of every exhale... there was this pause, and I thought, "That's it. It's over." Then he'd force another breath. And another... I started counting them. One hundred... two hundred... three hundred... He fought for every last second. I don't think he even knew that I was there.
Doctor Bashir: He knew. You gave him what he needed. He didn't die alone.

Major Kira: [sobbing] I missed my father's death by less than an hour. Did you know that? Less than an hour! I always told myself that it was... bad luck, bad timing - will of the Prophets. But the truth is... I didn't have to go when I did. I could have stayed a while longer. I saw my chance to get out and I took it... I saw so much death during the Occupation, I felt so much pain... But my father... he was my strength. And I... I couldn't stand to see that strength slipping away. So I ran.
Doctor Bashir: Just like you tried to run from Ghemor.
Major Kira: He reminded me so much of my father... Going through it again, I... I just couldn't face it.
Doctor Bashir: But in the end, you did. You were there for Ghemor.
Major Kira: I owed it to him. I owed it to my father - to get it right this time.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Playing God (#2.17)" (1994)
Odo: You can't just wipe out a civilization. We'd be committing mass murder.
Major Kira: It's like stepping on ants, Odo!
Odo: I don't step on ants, Major.

Major Kira: May the Prophets guide you.

[Quark arrives with a Cardassian vole in Ops]
Quark: It ran right across a dabo table!
Major Kira: How'd it die? Get into your food?

Quark: As landlords, you're responsible for this. I expect vermin control, or I'm gonna have to...
Major Kira: Leave? Oh, please say leave. I'd take a Cardassian vole over you any day.
[walks off]
Quark: The girl insists on fighting her latent attraction to me.

Major Kira: [the protouniverse that threatens to displace the crew's universe] It's us or them.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Move Along Home (#1.9)" (1993)
Sisko: Major, I gave you a direct order.
Major Kira Nerys: Court-martial me.
Sisko: I can't. You're not in Starfleet.
Jadzia Dax: [glaring at Sisko and Kira] If I were your superior officer, I'd court-martial both of you.

Major Kira Nerys: You mean... we were never in any real danger?
Falow: [derisively] It's only a game.

[Commander Sisko is introducing his senior staff to the Wadi]
Falow: [uninterested] Yes... yes... yes, now - where are the games?
Commander Sisko: Games?
Falow: We were told you had games... 'Quark's'. Take us to 'Quark's'.
[Sisko looks at the others, dumbfounded]
Major Kira: [motioning] Right this way.
[she leads the Wadi away]
Commander Sisko: First contact is not what it used to be.

Major Kira: We're playing for our lives here, Doctor. I don't think you're taking this very seriously.
Doctor Bashir: On the contrary, Major, I find the stakes to be highly motivating.

Major Kira: This is not what I signed up for!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River (#7.6)" (1998)
Chief O'Brien: What do you think?
Doctor Bashir: It's white.
Chief O'Brien: I know it's white. I'm gonna paint it.
Doctor Bashir: It's the wrong shape... It's the wrong height, the wrong width, other than that it is perfect. The Captain will never suspect you switched desks on him.
Chief O'Brien: Julian, I need your help, not sarcasm.
Doctor Bashir: I'm afraid Nog is the only one that can help you now.
Chief O'Brien: If he gets back to the station before the Captain does.
Doctor Bashir: Maybe he's not coming back. Maybe he's decided to make a run for it.
Colonel Kira: [enters] That isn't the Captain's desk!
Doctor Bashir: He's gonna paint it.
Colonel Kira: Get it out of here!

Odo: Well, I hope this taught you a lesson.
Colonel Kira: What's that?
Odo: Never play springball against a changeling.

Colonel Kira: Right now, all I wanna do is just sleep for two or three...
Colonel Kira: ...days.
Odo: Go right ahead. I should be back by the time you wake up.

Odo: I don't think I'll ever forget the look on his face when he died. He seemed so... content.
Colonel Kira: The last thing he saw was one of his gods smiling at him. If you ask me, he was a lucky man.
Odo: Nerys, please.
Colonel Kira: No, listen to me. I know, to Starfleet, the Prophets are nothing more than wormhole aliens. But to me, they're gods. I can't prove it. Then again, I don't have to; because my faith in them is enough - just as Weyoun's faith in you... was enough for him.

[last lines]
Odo: The Changelings are dying, and I can't help them. They're the enemy.
Colonel Kira: A very dangerous enemy - now more than ever, because they're also desperate. This isn't easy for you; but you have to remember, they started this war. You didn't.
Odo: That's true. But I know now, whichever side wins, one thing is certain: I'm going to lose.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shattered Mirror (#4.19)" (1996)
[Nog has helped the Intendant escape from her holding cell]
Nog: Don't worry about me, I won't tell anyone where you are.
[they separate. Kira, having second thoughts, goes back after Nog]
Intendant Kira: Nog!
[shoots him]
Intendant Kira: You're right. You won't tell anyone.

Intendant Kira: [to Jake] Give your father a message from me: tell him I spared your life. That's a debt I intend to collect.

Intendant Kira: I could never make them understand, violence is a precision instrument. It's a scalpel, not a club.

Intendant Kira: [of Jennifer Sisko] She's very attractive, but I've known Breen icicles that are warmer than she is.

[Jennifer has been shot by the Intendant when trying to protect Jake]
Jake Sisko: [bent over her holding her hand] She needs a doctor!
Intendant Kira: Mm... I'm afraid it's too late - for both of you.
[she points her gun at Jake]
Intendant Kira: Just out of curiosity - why was she protecting you?
Jake Sisko: [after a pause] She's my mother.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Battle Lines (#1.12)" (1993)
Major Kira: Is something wrong, Opaka?
Kai Opaka: Contemplating prophecy.

Major Kira: They're content to die. I always fought to stay alive.

Shel-la: You give us a way to reprogram these microbes and we'll put an end to this war.
Major Kira: You really think the fear of death will end the fighting? It never has in any other war.

Kai Opaka: Don't deny the violence inside of you, Kira. Only when you accept it can you move beyond it.
Major Kira: I've known nothing but violence since I was a child.
Kai Opaka: In the eyes of the Prophets, we're all children.

Major Kira: I'm afraid the Prophets won't forgive me.
Kai Opaka: They're just waiting for you to forgive yourself.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms (#5.26)" (1997)
[Kira tells Jadzia about Odo's feelings for her]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: That explains a lot.
Major Kira: It does?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Not really... It... just seemed like the right thing to say.

[Odo explains to Kira that he will refrain from trying to develop their relationship further for the time being]
Odo: Until the current crisis has passed, we both need our minds to be clear, to be free of any unnecessary distractions.
Major Kira: That's probably a good idea... So for now, all we need to concern ourselves with is deploying the minefield, maintaining station security and preparing ourselves for a possible invasion.
Odo: Hm... Well, I don't know about you - but I feel more comfortable already.

Major Kira: Captain, as a major in the Bajoran Militia, I must officially protest Starfleet's refusal to turn over the station to my government.
Captain Sisko: Your protest is duly noted.
Major Kira: Good. Now, that that's over with - Kira Nerys reporting for duty.

Major Kira: Dukat wanted the station back? He can have it!
[after destroying the station's computer system]

Major Kira: You want Bajor to sign the treaty with the Dominion? Why?
Captain Sisko: Major, when I came here my orders were to protect Bajor and help your people rebuild from the occupation.
Major Kira: You've succeeded.
Captain Sisko: And I refuse to see everything we've accomplished torn down again. The sad truth is Major, that if there is a war now, the Federation can't guarantee the safety of Bajor. Which means Bajor must be kept out of the fighting. I don't like this any more than you do, but it's Bajor's only chance for survival.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: His Way (#6.20)" (1998)
Major Kira: Vic's a fountain of information.
Odo: He's certainly a man of many talents.

Vic Fontaine: If you're gonna work Vegas in the '60s, you better know the score. Otherwise you're gonna look like a Clyde.
Major Kira: A Clyde?
Vic Fontaine: A Harvey, you know?
Lt. Commander Worf: Harvey?
Vic Fontaine: A square. You know what a square is, right?
Chief O'Brien: It's one side of a cube.
Vic Fontaine: Well, I guess that answers my question.

Vic Fontaine: [about Odo] You don't know him as well as you think you do. He's not the same stick in the mud anymore. The cat can swing.
Major Kira: Are we talking about the same Odo?
Vic Fontaine: The one and only. But let me tell you, the only chick he wants to swing with is you.

[Kira and Odo are arguing]
Major Kira: Now, are we gonna have dinner together or not?
Odo: And if we do, then what?
Major Kira: I don't know, maybe we could go dancing.
Odo: And after that, I suppose you'll expect me to kiss you.
Major Kira: Well, it's possible.
Odo: Well then, who needs dinner? Why don't I just get it over with and kiss you right now?
Major Kira: Well, why don't you?
[Odo grabs Kira and kisses her long and hard on the mouth]
Major Kira: [after getting her breath back] You're right - who needs dinner?
[they kiss again]

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rocks and Shoals (#6.2)" (1997)
Vedek Yassim: Can't you see what is happening to you? You're becoming an apologist for them, a defender of evil. What will it take to make you act, Kira, to stop accepting them, and start fighting back?
Major Kira: Vedek - you just don't understand.
Vedek Yassim: You are right, I don't. Maybe tomorrow... we will both understand.

Major Kira: I keep going over it and over it in my mind. And I can't believe that... that I stood there, ready to use force to stop a protest against the Dominion. Me. When I was in the Resistance, I despised people like me. I'm a collaborator, Odo.

Major Kira: We used to have a saying in the Resistance: if you're not fighting them, you're helping them.

Major Kira: This is about me. This is about being able to get up in the morning and look in the mirror and not feel nauseated by what I see. Yassim was right. I have to do something. I have to start to fight back.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Apocalypse Rising (#5.1)" (1996)
Gul Dukat: Major, I must say I'm shocked. You use my daughter to lure me here, you're asking me to risk my ship on some fool's errand into the Klingon Empire, and you're pregnant. I hope First Minister Shakaar appreciates what a lucky man he is.
Major Kira Nerys: Shakaar's not the father.
Gul Dukat: Then who is?
Major Kira Nerys: Chief O'Brien.

Major Kira Nerys: [pointing at her pregnant belly] Don't forget, this... is still your fault.
[Siddig is the real life father of Visitor's baby]
Doctor Bashir: My fault?
Major Kira Nerys: You performed the transfer from Keiko to me.
Doctor Bashir: After you volunteered.
Major Kira Nerys: After you put the idea in my head.
Doctor Bashir: After you flew the runabout into an asteroid field.
Major Kira Nerys: After you insisted we check on those anomalous bio-scans.
Doctor Bashir: That was Keiko!
Major Kira Nerys: Well, that's right, it was, but I'd rather blame you.
Doctor Bashir: Whatever makes you happy.

Captain Sisko: Starfleet's sending an infiltration team to Klingon territory. Their orders are to do whatever it takes to prove that Gowron's a shapeshifter.
Major Kira Nerys: Tough assignment. Who're they sending?
Captain Sisko: Me.

Major Kira Nerys: It's hard to believe one Changeling could cause so much chaos.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: He can if he's impersonating the leader of the Klingon Empire.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shadowplay (#2.16)" (1994)
Major Kira: Quark, get this into that little twisted brain of yours! If you thought you were gonna get away with anything while Odo's gone, think again! I'm watching you.
Quark: Major. You make it sound like you don't like me.
Major Kira: Don't like you? You collaborated with the Cardassians, you cheat your customers, and you're a danger to the station. I don't just not like you. I despise you!
[walks off]
Quark: [embarrassed] Sorry I mentioned it.

Vedek Bareil: So... what did you think?
Major Kira: Of your speech?
Vedek Bareil: M-hm...
Major Kira: I liked everything about it - except the content.

Major Kira: You follow springball?
Vedek Bareil: Religiously, er, if you'll pardon the expression. I even used to play a little.
Major Kira: Me too. I had Chief O'Brien design a springball holosuite program.
Vedek Bareil: Really? Let's go!

Major Kira: By the way, Prylar Rhit tells me that you encouraged him to invite Bareil onto the station.
Quark: That a crime?
Major Kira: Not at all. I just wanted to thank you. I found him very...
[her look becomes piercing]
Major Kira: ...diverting!
[walks off and joins Bareil on the Promenade]
Quark: [under his breath] Not diverting enough.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Homecoming (#2.1)" (1993)
Major Kira: How do I look?
Chief O'Brien: I doubt there's a Cardassian alive who could resist you.
Major Kira: I hope you're right.
Chief O'Brien: So do I.

[Kira and O'Brien are trying to get past a Cardassian control post in a runabout, masked as a Lissepian transport]
Major Kira: [to the control post, over comm] Gul Marayn is waiting on Cardassia IV to receive my shipment of rulot seeds. Any delay could ruin the entire crop, not to mention the Gul's mood.

Chief O'Brien: [after getting past the post] Tell me, Major, who is this Gul Marayn?
Major Kira: Don't ask me - I just made him up.

Minister Jaro: You know, your little adventure made you some enemies in the Chamber of Ministers.
Major Kira: I'm not surprised; all I did was risk my life.
Minister Jaro: What you did today, Major, was declare war on Cardassia. Thankfully they declined the invitation.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Visionary (#3.17)" (1995)
Commander Sisko: The Romulans generally prefer to sit back and pull the strings from a distance if they can.
Major Kira: This is one puppet who doesn't like her strings pulled.

Commander Sisko: And Major, when you're with the Romulans, try to be diplomatic.
Major Kira: I'm always diplomatic!

Major Kira: [in her interview with the Romulans] That's it! You can rip the cloaking device out of the Defiant right now, I am not answering any more questions! And I suggest you avoid asking Odo those questions, or you may just find yourself on the other side of that bulkhead floating home!

Major Kira: ...And then... What's his name?
Odo: Ruwon?
Major Kira: Ruwon... started to insinuate that... you were...
Odo: That I was what?
Major Kira: Interested in me.
Odo: [alarmed] He said that?
Major Kira: Have you ever heard anything more...
Odo: Ridiculous?
Major Kira: Exactly!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (#7.15)" (1999)
Nog: The news just keeps getting better, doesn't it?
Captain Sisko: What news?
Colonel Kira: Oh... nothing, sir, we're, uh, talking about a holosuite program.
Doctor Bashir: Vic Fontaine's hotel's just been bought by... gangsters.
Captain Sisko: I see. When do you plan on going back to work?

Frankie Eyes: I'm thinking of writing a book.
Colonel Kira: What's the title?
Frankie Eyes: Well, maybe you could help me think one up.
Colonel Kira: My talents lie in other directions.
Frankie Eyes: Good title! Mind if I use it?
Colonel Kira: I'd say you already paid for it.
Frankie Eyes: So what do you say we, uh, hit the roulette table and see if I can't buy Chapter One?

Frankie Eyes: The name's Frank Chalmers. But everyone calls me Frankie Eyes.
Colonel Kira: Why is that?
Frankie Eyes: 'cause I don't miss a trick.

Colonel Kira: Mr. Zeemo! It's a great honor to meet you.
Mr. Zeemo: I know.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Favor the Bold (#6.5)" (1997)
Odo: Kira! Kira, wait, wait!
Major Kira: [angry] I have nothing to say to you!
Odo: I understand that you're angry...
Major Kira: Oh, you bet I am angry. Do you have any idea what's going on?
Odo: Yes - somewhat. I've been occupied.
Major Kira: Ah. Dukat is bringing down the minefield, the Federation is about to be overrun by Dominion reinforcements and Weyoun has ordered Rom's execution, and you have been "occupied"!
Odo: This is so difficult to explain.
Major Kira: You gonna talk to me about the Link, don't bother. I'm a Solid, remember? I won't understand!
Odo: Nerys... I'm sorry.
Major Kira: Sorry? That's what you wanted to tell me? You're sorry?
Odo: Yes.
Major Kira: Well, let me tell you something, Odo: we are way, way past sorry.

Weyoun: If aesthetics were truly important, the Founders would have included it in our genetic makeup.
Major Kira: Or... they made a mistake.
Weyoun: Gods don't make mistakes!

Damar: That attitude of yours, Major - it won't be tolerated forever.
Major Kira: You don't like my attitude, Damar? You're welcome to try to change it.

Ziyal: It should be obvious, even to you, Damar, that I am not a true daughter of Cardassia!
Damar: What is obvious to me is that your father should have left you to rot in that Breen prison camp. But he didn't. He took pity on you, and it's your duty to repay him. Now come with me!
Major Kira: Let her go.
Damar: And if I don't? What happens then?
Major Kira: I was hoping you'd ask.
[bashes Damar up until he goes down]
Ziyal: Did you kill him?
Major Kira: No. But I thought about it.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Time to Stand (#6.1)" (1997)
Major Kira: What do you think is gonna happen here, Dukat? That you're gonna wear me down with your charming personality? That I'm gonna be swept off my feet by that insincere smile? Are you really so deluded that you actually believe that we're gonna have some kind of intimate relationship?
Gul Dukat: Oh, we already do.

Gul Dukat: Oh, I could make things very pleasant for you here, Kira.
Major Kira: You could start by doing something about your breath.

[Quark serves Kira a drink]
Quark: This one's on the house.
Major Kira: What do you want, Quark?
Quark: The usual: peace, love and understanding - not to mention a generous profit margin.

Quark: You know, I never expected to say this, but as occupations go - this one's not so bad.
Major Kira: Yeah, I suppose that's true if all you're worried about is a monthly balance sheet.
Quark: I'm not just concerned with profit, Major. Look around: do you see any ghetto fences dividing the promenade? Or exhausted Bajoran slave laborers sprawled on the ground after a grueling day in the ore processing center? Do you hear the cries of starving children? I don't. Now don't get me wrong; I miss the Federation too. All I'm saying is: things could be a lot worse.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shakaar (#3.24)" (1995)
Shakaar: You cut your hair.
Major Kira: You let yours grow.

Major Kira: Shakaar, you have to be flexible. I'm not sure this is a fight you can win.
Shakaar: That's what the Cardassians used to say.

Shakaar: This isn't your fight, Nerys. Go home.
Major Kira: I am home, Shakaar. And I have been lied to by Kai Winn for the last time. She wants a fight, I'll give her one.

Major Kira: It's a free election. If you wanna run, go ahead, but if you do, this entire incident is gonna be made public. And when the people know the real facts, when they know that you risked a civil war over a couple of pieces of farm equipment, they're never gonna trust you again. You'll still be Kai, the spiritual leader of Bajor. But your days in this office are numbered. So if I were you... I'd start packing.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant (#3.9)" (1994)
[Kira has blown a few plasma conduits on the Defiant, getting injured in the process]
Thomas Riker: You're lucky you only got singed. You know, the whole plasma relay could've exploded.
Major Kira: Yeah, that was the idea.

[Tom Riker has hijacked the Defiant for a special Maquis-mission in Cardassian territory]
Major Kira: The Maquis are terrorists, and the only thing terrorists care about is attacking the enemy. I know, I was a terrorist, and if I'd had this ship then... I would've destroyed Deep Space Nine. I would've hit the Cardassians so hard, they would've screamed for peace; but I certainly wouldn't have gone flying off into the middle of Cardassia on some wild goose chase!
Thomas Riker: I guess we're different kinds of terrorists.
Major Kira: No - you're trying to be a hero. Terrorists don't get to be heroes.

Major Kira: It's not the mission you're thinking about, is it? Or even the colonists in the zone. This is about you, isn't it, you and that other Will Riker out there, the man with your face, your name, your career. You are looking for a way to set yourself apart, some way to be different.
Thomas Riker: You shouldn't go fishing today. You won't catch anything.

Major Kira: Be a Starfleet officer one last time, think of your crew. I know you want Tom Riker to go out in a blaze of glory that they talk about for the next ten years. Don't drag them along with you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis: Part 1 (#2.20)" (1994)
Major Kira: Feel like getting together for dinner tonight?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Can't. I'm having dinner with Captain Boday.
Major Kira: The Gallamite? You're going out on a date with *him*?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Is something wrong with that?
Major Kira: [ironic] No. Not at all.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: He happens to be brilliant. His brain is twice the size of yours and mine.
Major Kira: I know, I've seen it.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: It's not his fault Gallamites have transparent skulls.

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: You know, Kira, sometimes I think you place too much emphasis on how men look.
Major Kira: What's that supposed to mean?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Nothing.
Major Kira: Look, when I kiss a man goodnight, I like to know where I'm kissing him.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I guess seven lifetimes gives me a somewhat broader perspective.
Major Kira: Well, since I just have one lifetime, I have to be a little more particular about whom I go out with.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I never said I wasn't particular.
Major Kira: I'm not the one who dates Ferengis.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: And what's that supposed to mean?
Major Kira: Nothing.

Major Kira: I can tell you one thing for certain: the Cardassians are the enemy, not your own colonists. And if Starfleet can't understand that, then the Federation is even more naive than I already think it is!

Major Kira: Commander, we just received a general subspace transmission from somewhere in the demilitarized zone. A group there is taking credit for the kidnapping of Dukat. They're calling themselves... 'the Maquis'.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search: Part 2 (#3.2)" (1994)
[Odo has linked with the female shapeshifter, leaving him awestruck]
Major Kira: Odo!
Odo: Yes, Major?
Major Kira: Are you all right? What happened?
Odo: I'm not sure. But I know one thing. She's right: I am... home!

Major Kira: I don't believe it - I'm talking to a tree!

[Kira and Odo find the rest of their crew unconscious in a cavern and attached to some machines]
Odo: What have you done to them?
Borath: Nothing harmful. We're just conducting a little experiment.
Major Kira: What kind of experiment?
Borath: To see how they'd respond to an attempt by the Dominion to gain a foothold into the Alpha Quadrant. We were curious to see how much they'd be willing to sacrifice in order to avoid a war.
Major Kira: And what have you found out?
Borath: Unfortunately, they're proving to be just as stubborn as I'd feared.
Odo: I'm glad to hear it.

Major Kira: You belong to the Dominion, don't you?
Female Shapeshifter: Belong to it? Major, the Changelings *are* the Dominion.
Odo: [understanding] You are the Founders!
Female Shapeshifter: Ironic, isn't it? The hunted now control the destinies of hundreds of other races.
Odo: But... why control anyone?
Female Shapeshifter: Because what you can control, can't hurt you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Life Support (#3.13)" (1995)
Vedek Bareil: So... are we going to be playing springball next month?
Major Kira: You bet. Although I'm afraid I might have an unfair advantage.
Vedek Bareil: You mean playing against a dead man?

Doctor Bashir: [to Kai Winn] I don't care about your negotiations, and I don't care about your treaty. All I care about is my patient, and at the moment, he needs more treatment and less politics. Now, you can either leave here willingly, or I'll call Security and have you thrown out!
Major Kira: You won't need to call them. I'll do it myself.

[Bareil has gone into a coma]
Major Kira: Julien... You can't give up now. You have to keep going.
Doctor Bashir: Nerys. If I remove the rest of his brain, and replace it with a machine... he may look like Bareil; he may even talk like Bareil. But he won't be Bareil. That spark of life will be gone, he'll be dead. And I'll be the one who killed him.

[last lines]
Major Kira: [to an unconscious Bareil] I'll... I'll never forget... the first time I saw you, the day you came to the station. You had... such a... serenity about you. I thought you had all the answers. It really got on my nerves for a while. Then I got to know you, and I... realized you were just as confused as the rest of us. You just accepted your confusion, better than anyone I've ever known. That's when I realized I loved you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rapture (#5.10)" (1996)
Major Kira: I was just thinking about Zocal's Third Prophecy. It said only someone who had been touched by the Prophets... could find the ruins of B'hala.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [to Sisko] No pressure.

Major Kira: I know you're worried. But the Prophets are leading the Emissary on this path for a reason.
Lt. Commander Worf: Do not attempt to convince them, Major. They cannot understand.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Since when did you believe in the Prophets?
Lt. Commander Worf: What I believe in... is faith. Without it there can be no victory. If the Captain's faith is strong, he will prevail.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: That's not much to bet his life on.
Major Kira: You're wrong. It's everything.

Captain Sisko: B'hala. It was the eve of the Peldor Festival. I could hear them ringing the temple chimes.
Major Kira: You were dreaming.
Captain Sisko: No. I was there. I could smell the burning bateret leaves, taste the incense on the wind. I was standing in front of the Obelisk, and as I looked up, for one moment, I understood it all. B'hala, the Orbs, the Occupation, the discovery of the wormhole - the coming war with the Dominion.
Major Kira: You could see the future as well as the past?
Captain Sisko: For one moment, I could see the pattern that held it all together.
Major Kira: You were having a pagh'tem'far - a sacred vision!
Captain Sisko: Well, I don't know what I had. But it felt *wonderful*!
Major Kira: The Prophets chose well when they made you their Emissary. So how does it all fit together?
Captain Sisko: I wish I knew...
Captain Sisko: [playfully] Someone woke me up!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Civil Defense (#3.7)" (1994)
[Dukat has offered to shut down the self-destruct program in return for allowing the Cardassians to establish a permanent garrison on DS9]
Major Kira: I will destroy this station before I ever give it back to the Cardassians.
Gul Dukat: Yes... I'm sure you would. But... would you allow 2,000 people aboard this station to die simply because you don't like... us?

Doctor Bashir: You know, I've been here nearly three years, and I was just finally starting to think of this place as home.
Major Kira: Your "home" was built by Cardassians, Doctor. Don't ever forget that.
Doctor Bashir: Well, there's not much chance of that, is there.

Gul Dukat: I set up this program, and I assure you, Major, I will find a way to defeat it. There is no dilemma that cannot be solved by a disciplined, Cardassian mind.
Garak: It's not going to work, you know.
Gul Dukat: What are you babbling on about now?
Garak: I'm talking about Major Kira.
Major Kira: What about her?
Garak: She's much too busy trying to save this station to be impressed with your incessant posturing.
Gul Dukat: [outraged] Garak!
Garak: And even if she weren't, she has much better taste than to be attracted to you - you, a married man.
Gul Dukat: I should've executed you years ago.
Garak: Oh, you tried, remember?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Chimera (#7.14)" (1999)
Odo: Look at me, Nerys. What do you see?
Colonel Kira: I see you.
Odo: No! No, this is... just a form I borrowed. I could just as easily be someone or some*thing* else.
Colonel Kira: I know that. But... this... is what you have always chosen to be: a man - a good and honest man. A man I fell in love with. Are you trying to tell me that he never really existed?
Odo: I don't know. - I care for you, more than anyone I've ever known. These last few months have been the happiest of my life. But even so, part of me wishes that Laas and I were out there right now searching for the others, existing as changelings. Because that's what I am. Not a humanoid. I'm a changeling!
Colonel Kira: Well, then maybe you're right - maybe you do belong out there.

Colonel Kira: I'm sorry I can't link with you.
Odo: Doesn't matter, Nerys. I love you.

[last lines]
Colonel Kira: If I ever made you feel that you couldn't be yourself with me, I'm sorry. I want to know you - the way you really are.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons of Mogh (#4.14)" (1996)
[O'Brien and Kira are returning to DS9 in a runabout]
Major Kira: [waking from a long nap] How long have I been asleep?
Chief O'Brien: Seven hours.
Major Kira: I don't get seven hours sleep at the station!
Chief O'Brien: Must be the company.

Major Kira: I am so hungry, I could even eat Quark's food.
Chief O'Brien: Let's not get crazy.

Major Kira: Detonate all the mines in grids 22 alpha through 47 gamma.
[a series of explosions occur in space, and several cloaked Klingon Birds of Prey flee the explosions]
Chief O'Brien: Just like flushing quail.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dax (#1.7)" (1993)
Major Kira: You Klaestrons are allies of the Cardassians; your knowledge of the station confirms that. They must have given you the layouts, which not only compromises Bajoran security but also... annoys us.

[Sisko has asked Kira to search for precedents involving Trills]
Major Kira: Is a Trill responsible for the conduct - for the acts - of its antecedent selves?
Commander Sisko: Right, that kind of thing.
Major Kira: What if I find the answer is yes?
Commander Sisko: Then *that* answer is wrong. From this minute on, our answer is 'no'.

Major Kira: What was exactly your relationship with Curzon Dax?
Commander Sisko: He took a raw young ensign under his wing, and taught me to appreciate life in ways I'd never thought about before. He taught me about art, and science, and diplomacy. Whatever sense of honor I might have today, he nurtured. Treason, murder - he was not capable of those things.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shadows and Symbols (#7.2)" (1998)
Admiral Ross: Facts are facts, Colonel. And there's no way the Bajorans can drive the Romulans off Derna, not without help, anyway; and the Federation isn't going to provide that help, not now. Is that clear?
Colonel Kira: We're just not as important to the war effort as the Romulans.
Admiral Ross: That's a harsh way to put it.
Colonel Kira: The truth often is.

Cretak: I would hate to see you throw your life away.
Colonel Kira: Your concern is touching, Senator - but I'm not dead yet. End transmission.
Odo: [off line] At least not for another six minutes.

Admiral Ross: You can blink now, Colonel; you've won. Senator Cretak has agreed to remove the weapons from Derna.
Colonel Kira: What changed her mind?
Admiral Ross: I told her if she didn't remove them, I would.
Colonel Kira: Then what changed your mind?
Admiral Ross: You did. Remind me never to play poker with you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Hands of the Prophets (#1.19)" (1993)
Odo: I've checked the turbolift records the night of the murder. Aquino did take a turbolift to level three but not to the power conduit where he was found.
Major Kira: Where did he go?
Odo: Runabout pad C.
Chief O'Brien: A runabout? What was he doing in a runabout at four in the morning?
Odo: Apparently he was getting murdered.

Keiko O'Brien: I'm not teaching any philosophy. What I'm trying to teach is pure science.
Major Kira: Some might say pure science, taught without a spiritual context, *is* a philosophy, Mrs. O'Brien.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Commander... I heard what you said to Vedek Winn at the school. I just wanted you to know, you were right what you said about the Bajorans - at least about me. I don't think that you're... the devil.
Commander Sisko: Maybe we have made some progress after all.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Skin (#3.5)" (1994)
Major Kira: Anything worth doing in a holosuite can be done better in the real world.
Quark: You obviously haven't been in the right holosuite program. But if you'd like, I could...
Major Kira: You could. But you'd live to regret it.

Major Kira: [on Garak] Don't worry, he's on our side - I think.

[Sisko, Odo and Garak have managed to track Kira down to Ghemor's house]
Major Kira: How did you...
Garak: Suffice it to say, I still have friends on Cardassia.
Garak: [to Entek] You will, no doubt, derive years of enjoyment trying to determine exactly who they are.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Image in the Sand (#7.1)" (1998)
Odo: A lot of people feel abandoned by the Prophets.
Colonel Kira: Believe me, I know how they feel. It's no excuse to turn to hate and fear.
Odo: In times of trouble, some people find comfort in hate and fear.

Odo: Nerys - I realize that things may seem bleak at the moment; but there's always hope.
Colonel Kira: When did you turn into an optimist?
Odo: Must have been that day in front of Quark's when we kissed for the first time.
Colonel Kira: That was some kiss, wasn't it?
Odo: Changed my life.

Admiral Ross: You've done a fine job taking over for Captain Sisko.
Colonel Kira: I'm just keeping his seat warm.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Way of the Warrior (#4.1)" (1995)
Lt. Commander Worf: Curzon's name is an honored one among my people.
[Curzon was the Dax symbiont's previous host, and was central to peace negotiations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [in Klingon] Yeah, but I'm a lot better looking than he was.
Lt. Commander Worf: I suppose so. Excuse me.
Major Kira: [after Dax has spoken to Worf in Klingon] What did you say to him?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: It loses something in the translation.

[O'Brien is making upgrades on the station]
Chief O'Brien: I just hope everything works okay.
Major Kira: You're saying you're not sure?
Chief O'Brien: The way I see it, there are two possibilities: either everything will be fine, or...
Major Kira: Or?
Chief O'Brien: Or we'll end up blowing the station to pieces.
Major Kira: Oh... Well, let's hope we don't have to find out.

[last lines]
Major Kira: Looks like the Klingons are here to stay.
Captain Sisko: Maybe they are. But so are we.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sanctuary (#2.10)" (1993)
Major Kira: I just spent the whole day yesterday...
Commander Sisko: ...talking to Minister Rozahn about irrigating the Trilar Peninsula.
Major Kira: How did you know?
Commander Sisko: It's hard to keep a secret in ops, especially when you've been shouting at a monitor for the last two days.
Major Kira: Thought I kept it down to an angry whisper.
Commander Sisko: Let's just say that your voice carries.

Commander Sisko: Ah, Major. Get everything settled with Quark?
Major Kira: Oh, that little toad is this far from doing a 360 out an airlock!
Commander Sisko: I'm glad to hear everything went okay.

Commander Sisko: We'll have to keep them talking until the computer can establish a translation matrix.
[meanwhile, the female Skrreean is continuously and desperately trying to explain something to Kira]
Major Kira: Keeping them talking shouldn't be much of a problem.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath (#2.19)" (1994)
Odo: It's been a Klingon afternoon.
Major Kira: A Klingon afternoon?
Odo: Every time Klingons visit the station, I wind up with a Klingon afternoon.

Major Kira: [referring to an earlier question from Dax] Jadzia - your questions about my... experience with killing; if you're wondering what it's like...
Major Kira: When you take someone's life... you lose a part of your own as well.

Major Kira: Look - you've said yourself, every new life for a Trill has to be a new life. If not, you'd wind up paying off old debts forever. These Klingons can't possibly expect you to keep this oath.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: No, they don't. That's just it. They say I have no obligation to them. But I do. I know it, I feel it. If not to them, I owe it to Curzon.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tears of the Prophets (#6.26)" (1998)
Major Kira: Now I know why you've been avoiding me for the past few days.
Odo: I haven't been avoiding you. I've been helping you to avoid me.

Major Kira: [looking over Sisko's abandoned desk] I was afraid of that. He's not sure he's coming back.
Odo: What makes you say that?
Major Kira: His baseball - he took it with him.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places (#5.3)" (1996)
Odo: Growing fond of the Chief, are we?
Major Kira: What are you talking about? I've always liked Miles.
Odo: You've always liked the Chief; but 'Miles' is a different story.

[O'Brien and Kira have decided not to go to Kira's very romantic cottage on Bajor together]
Chief O'Brien: Would've been nice.
Major Kira: In another life.
Chief O'Brien: Let's not even think about it.
Major Kira: All right, let's not.
[they both stay put staring at each other]
Major Kira: Miles.
Chief O'Brien: Yes, Nerys?
Major Kira: Get out!
Chief O'Brien: Right.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Jem'Hadar (#2.26)" (1994)
Third Talak'talan: Here is a list of vessels we've destroyed for violating our territory.
Major Kira: [picking up the list] Where'd you get this datapad?
Third Talak'talan: From the Bajoran colony on our side of the anomaly. You should be proud. I hear they fought well for a spiritual people. I hope we won't have to repeat this lesson.

[last lines]
Major Kira: She'll be back. The question is who she'll bring with her.
Sisko: If the Dominion comes through the Wormhole, the first battle will be fought here. And I intend to be ready for them.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Extreme Measures (#7.23)" (1999)
[Odo is dying of the Founder's disease, lying in sickbay]
Odo: I want - you - to leave.
Colonel Kira: Why?
Odo: You watched Bareil... die in this very room. I know how that's haunted you, and... I don't want your last memory of me... to be witnessing my death.
Colonel Kira: Isn't that my choice?
Odo: Maybe it is. And maybe I'm being selfish telling you all the things I want. But I don't want... the last thing I see... to be... pain in your eyes.
Colonel Kira: You'd be surprised how well I can hide my feelings, when I need to.
Odo: Not from me.

Colonel Kira: I've got so much to say, I... I don't know where to begin.
Odo: Just say you love me. That's all I've ever cared about.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Things Past (#5.8)" (1996)
Odo: I'm guilty. What more is there to say?
Major Kira: Maybe nothing. Maybe a lot. I believed in you. A lot of people did. You were special; you were the one man who stood apart from everyone else, the one man who stood for justice. Now what?
Odo: Now I'm... just another... imperfect Solid.
Major Kira: Okay.

[last lines]
Major Kira: I guess the truth is that anyone who lived through the Occupation... had to get a little dirty. But I need to know... that no other innocent people died on your watch, Odo. That this was the only time.
Odo: I'm not sure. I hope so.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Distant Voices (#3.18)" (1995)
Doctor Bashir: Does anybody else hear that?
Major Kira: What?
Odo: I don't hear anything.
Doctor Bashir: No, Garak didn't either.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Julian, what are you talking about?
Doctor Bashir: I know, I know, it sounds odd, but I keep hearing voices.
Chief O'Brien: And he says *we're* acting peculiar?

Major Kira: A paranoid, a coward, a hothead, and me? You'd think he'd pick some better company.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Heart of Stone (#3.14)" (1995)
[Odo tells Kira about the origin of his name]
Odo: As you know, when Doctor Mora first brought me to his laboratory, it was under Cardassian supervision. All specimens had to be clearly labeled in Cardassian, so the overseers would always know what the scientists were working on. Since no one was exactly sure what I was, Mora labeled me 'Unknown Sample', which the overseer translated into Cardassian as 'Odo'ital'.
Major Kira: So your name is 'Unknown Sample'?
Odo: No. No. 'Odo'ital' literally means the word 'nothing'. Even after it became clear that I was sentient, the Bajoran scientists kept calling me that. As a joke, they split it into two words, like a Bajoran name: Odo Ital. Which eventually got shortened...
Major Kira: Odo.
Odo: But, now, the thing is, for the longest time, whenever anyone would use my name, the first thing I would think of was what it meant, 'nothing'. What better way to describe me? I had no family, no friends, no place where I belonged. I thought it was the most appropriate name anyone could give me. And then I met you.
Odo: ...And the others - Sisko, Dax, even Quark. And now, when I hear one of you call me Odo, I no longer think of myself as nothing. I think of myself as me.

[Odo has told Kira about his kayaking trips with O'Brien in the holosuites]
Major Kira: How long do these boat trips usually take?
Odo: That depends.
Major Kira: On what?
Odo: On how many times we capsize.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Destiny (#3.15)" (1995)
Major Kira: I'll work with anyone who's interested in peace.

Major Kira: It's hard to work for someone who's a religious icon.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited... (#6.7)" (1997)
Captain Sisko: Morning, Major.
Major Kira: Good morning, Captain.
Captain Sisko: Do you know how much I missed hearing you say that?
Major Kira: Do you know how much I hated saying 'Good morning, Dukat'?
Captain Sisko: I can imagine.

Captain Sisko: Have I mentioned that it's good to be home?
Major Kira: Once or twice.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Begotten (#5.12)" (1997)
[Shakaar visits Kira while O'Brien is giving her a leg massage]
Shakaar: Chief, would you mind leaving us alone for a minute?
Chief O'Brien: I'm almost done.
Shakaar: I'll take over.
[he starts working on Kira's other leg]
Major Kira: I think it's time...
Chief O'Brien: You got to do it harder.
Shakaar: I know what I'm doing.
Major Kira: [in happy anticipation] It's time!
Chief O'Brien: And you got to work *up* the legs.
Major Kira: [emphatic] It's time!

Major Kira: I got into this because the O'Briens needed my help. I never wanted a baby. But now... I just wish I could hold him in my arms - and never let him go.
Odo: I think I know how you feel, Nerys.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Facets (#3.25)" (1995)
Major Kira: [embodying Lela] What is a person but a sum of their memories?

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Kira?
Major Kira: No. Lela.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Sound of Her Voice (#6.25)" (1998)
Major Kira: I don't know, Odo - you sure you wanna let him get away with smuggling Denevan crystals?
Odo: I owe him one. So he'll get this one - but *just* this one.

Major Kira: Why is it every time I think I have you figured out you do something to surprise me? Like tonight - where did you get the idea to celebrate our one-month anniversary in Paris?
Odo: Well - some mysteries are better left unsolved.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Simple Investigation (#5.17)" (1997)
Captain Sisko: Where is Odo? He asked me to arrange a conference with Starfleet Intelligence at 0800.
Major Kira: I guess he's running late.
Captain Sisko: He's never late.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: He's never spent the night with a woman before.

Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Odo and a woman - it was bound to happen sooner or later, right?
Major Kira: I suppose.
Lt. Commander Worf: [interrupting, slightly disgruntled] You can begin your experiment at any time!
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I'm talking to Kira.
Lt. Commander Worf: You're not talking, you're gossiping. And besides, Odo is quite capable of taking care of himself.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Don't shout across the room. If you want to... "gossip" with us, then come down here.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels (#6.6)" (1997)
Major Kira: [after Odo has rescued Kira and her resistance group] What about the Link?
Odo: The Link... was paradise. But it appears I'm not ready for paradise.

Gul Dukat: [as prophet] The Sisko is of Bajor, but he will find no rest there.
Major Kira: [as prophet] His pagh will follow another path.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters (#6.3)" (1997)
[Dukat has invited Kira to a party in honor of Ziyal]
Major Kira: What time?
Gul Dukat: Uh, 2130. Unless I'm unavoidably delayed.
Major Kira: Ah, the busy life of an interstellar despot!

Ziyal: Nerys. You didn't come to the party last night.
Major Kira: I'm sorry, I couldn't. I think you know why.
Ziyal: Please don't ask me to choose between you.
Major Kira: I'm not. There's no choice. He's your father.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Passenger (#1.8)" (1993)
[first lines]
Major Kira: I've never seen anything like that.
Doctor Bashir: Hm?
Major Kira: I've never seen anything like that.
Doctor Bashir: What, the woman?
Major Kira: She was dead! The tricorder clearly showed...
Doctor Bashir: Ah yes, well, tricorders - very accurate with live people, not so accurate with dead ones. We learn that first year medical school.

Doctor Bashir: Fate has granted me a gift, Major - a gift to be a healer.
Major Kira: I feel privileged to be in your presence.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One Little Ship (#6.14)" (1998)
Lt. Commander Worf: It is an ancient Klingon tradition to commemorate an important event with a poem. Jadzia asked me to compose one for this occasion.
Captain Sisko: Well, what have you got so far?
[Worf is about to answer when Nog returns their attention to the crew in the runabout]
Nog: They've penetrated the accretion disk!
Major Kira: [aside, to Sisko] Now is it my imagination, or did the kid just cover for him?
Captain Sisko: This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Captain Sisko: [referring to a Jem'Hadar] In a battle of wits between you and him, I'll bet on you every time.
Major Kira: Hm... What kind of odds are you giving?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hippocratic Oath (#4.3)" (1995)
Lt. Commander Worf: [on Regana Tosh] That man arrived on the station this afternoon and came directly here. I believe the Ferengi bartender is plotting something with him.
Major Kira: I wouldn't be surprised. Quark's always up to something.
Lt. Commander Worf: If he is a known criminal, why does your Security Chief not do anything about him?
Major Kira: Odo keeps him in check.
Lt. Commander Worf: Yes - but not in prison.

Quark: [aloud, to his customers] Well, everyone is welcome at Quark's. I don't discriminate.
Quark: [to Worf] Just like Starfleet. They have a non-discrimination policy too, don't they, Commander? I guess we have something in common.
Major Kira: You have more in common with a Rakonian swamp rat, Quark.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Storyteller (#1.13)" (1993)
Major Kira: There's an old saying on Bajor: "The land and the people are one".

Quark: Major, what a pleasant surprise. I always look forward to one of your infrequent visits.
Major Kira: Spare me the small talk and give me a star drifter.
Quark: So, er... how are the negotiations coming along?
Major Kira: ...Better make it a double.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Business as Usual (#5.18)" (1997)
[Quark learns he won't be prosecuted for helping to sell illegal weapons]
Quark: [to Odo] Better luck next time.
Sisko: You better hope there *isn't* a next time, Mister! I've cut you a lot of slack in the past; I even looked away once or twice when I could have come down hard on you. But those days are over. Now, we may not be able to get you for selling weapons, but you so much as litter on the Promenade, and I will nail you to the wall!
Major Kira Nerys: Something to look forward to!

[in Quark's dream]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: How much latinum did they pay you?
Major Kira Nerys: Enough to buy a new conscience?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rejoined (#4.5)" (1995)
Major Kira Nerys: What do Klingons dream about?
Worf: Things that would send cold chills down your spine, and wake you in the middle of the night. It is better you do not know. Excuse me.
Major Kira Nerys: I can never tell when he's joking.

Major Kira Nerys: [on Lenara Kahn] You know that woman?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I know her. She used to be my wife...

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Starship Down (#4.6)" (1995)
[Sisko has sustained a head injury]
Major Kira: Captain! E-everything's gonna be all right. But you have to try and stay awake for me. I'm just gonna keep talking, all right? But you have to listen. It's very... important that you listen to me. Bec... because there's gonna be a test later!

[last lines]
[Sisko has invited Kira to a baseball game in the holosuite]
Captain Ben Sisko: You can get the hot dogs from Quark.
Major Kira: 'Hot dogs'?
Captain Ben Sisko: Oh, he'll know.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Sight (#2.9)" (1993)
Dr. Gideon Seyetik: A great terraformer needs the green thumb of a gardener, the eye of a painter and the soul of a poet. And of course it doesn't hurt to be a raging egomaniac!
Major Kira: Which makes you eminently qualified.

Major Kira: Commander, do you think he'd notice if we weren't here when he got back?
Commander Sisko: Don't even think about it, Major. I have had dinner with about two dozen Bajoran ministers, I think you owe me this one. Besides, Seyetik is one of the Federation's greatest minds.
Major Kira: I know, he told me.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die Is Cast (#3.21)" (1995)
Admiral Toddman: His plan looks like it's got a fair chance of success. He's commanding a fleet of twenty ships manned by combat veterans. They know the location of the Founders' homeworld, and they've modified their cloaks, so the Jem'Hadar can't detect their approach.
Major Kira: It sounds like you're hoping Tain will succeed.
Admiral Toddman: I never hope for war, Major. But if it comes, I'd rather see the Dominion on the losing side.

Major Kira: Commander, there's an incoming priority message from Starfleet Command. It's Admiral Toddman. He's repeating his order not to enter the Gamma Quadrant.
Commander Sisko: That's what you think it says. How can we be sure when a transmission is as badly garbled as that one?
Major Kira: ...You're right. There's an awful lot of subspace interference on this channel. Must be an ion storm or something.
Commander Sisko: Must be.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hard Time (#4.18)" (1996)
Major Kira: What you think you experienced in prison, the things you remember, didn't happen... It wasn't real.
Chief Miles Edward O'Brien: It's real to me, Major... It's real to me.

[Kira returns with O'Brien from the Gamma Quadrant]
Chief Miles Edward O'Brien: I used to dream about this - being in a runabout, coming through the wormhole, seeing the station again. Now I keep expecting to wake up and find myself back in the cell.
Major Kira: Being in your cell was a dream. *This* is the reality.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blaze of Glory (#5.23)" (1997)
[Morn has hit Quark with a barstool]
Odo: Witnesses say you were talking to him right up to the second he went berserk.
Quark: Of course I was talking to him. That's what bartenders are supposed to do - talk to their customers.
Major Kira: What exactly was it that you were talking to him about?
Quark: All I said was that the military personnel on this station were starting to look a little nervous. And when they get nervous, I get nervous.
Odo: And that's all you said?
Quark: Basically. I might've done a little harmless theorizing.
Doctor Bashir: About what?
Quark: Oh, something like... it was only a matter of time before the Dominion launched a full-scale assault against the Federation, and when that happened, the station would undoubtedly be their first target... And I might have idly suggested... that there wasn't a chance in hell that any of us would get out of here alive.
Odo: And that's when Morn hit you with a barstool and ran onto the Promenade screaming "We're all doomed".
Quark: Some people just don't react well to stress.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Changing Face of Evil (#7.20)" (1999)
[On the Defiant, the crew is going through the pre-flight procedure]
Nog: This is bad, very bad.
Colonel Kira: You say that every time we take the Defiant into battle.
Nog: Impulse manifold purged and clear. - If we lose the Chin'toka system, we lose our only foothold in the Dominion territory. I think that qualifies as bad.
Colonel Kira: Oh, we haven't lost it yet. - Initiating impulse pre-start sequence.
Nog: Microfusion generators online. - But the Breen, they seem unstoppable. First Earth, now Chin'toka?
Lt. Commander Worf: Ensign, no one is unstoppable. - Collimate the nadion emitters.
Nog: Collimation sequence in progress.
[Bashir and O'Brien enter the bridge]
Doctor Bashir: What more can I say, Miles, but 'I'm sorry'?
Chief O'Brien: Dilithium matrix is aligned and calibrated. - Just be a bit more careful, that's all I ask.
Colonel Kira: Opening antimatter injector ports. - Trouble in paradise?
Doctor Bashir: It was nothing. - Emergency life support and damage control systems standing by.
Chief O'Brien: I wouldn't call it nothing.
Lieutenant Ezri Dax: Autonomous guidance system initialized and active.
Chief O'Brien: He lost Travis.
Colonel Kira: Hm - sounds serious. - Verify astrometric database.
Doctor Bashir: Miles built this Alamo model, replete with small figures. Quite spectacular, actually. - Data sets loaded and verified. - Anyway, he was showing it to me in Quark's when we - rather I - accidentally misplaced Colonel Travis.
Nog: Phaser safeties engaged. - Can't you make another one?
Chief O'Brien: What, so he can lose it again? - Field stabilizers online.
Colonel Kira: [playfully] Well, that's what happens when you share your toys. - Synchronizing warp plasma flow...
Chief O'Brien: It's not a toy! It's a model, built to scale.
Doctor Bashir: He really did a fantastic job.
Chief O'Brien: Nacelles holding at pre-warp threshold.
Doctor Bashir: Miles, look...

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis: Part 2 (#2.21)" (1994)
[last lines]
Commander Sisko: I just got a communique from Starfleet, congratulating me on my good work, and thanking me for preserving the peace with the Cardassians.
Major Kira: You deserve it. You prevented a war.
Commander Sisko: Did I? Or did I just delay the inevitable?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Once More Unto the Breach (#7.7)" (1998)
Lieutenant Ezri Dax: You'd make a pretty good counselor. You wanna trade jobs?
Colonel Kira: Oh, yeah, people would love bringing their problems to me. "You dreamt about what? You're crazy! Now, get out of my office! Next patient!"

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Magnificent Ferengi (#6.10)" (1998)
Quark: I guess it's time for me to pick up my prisoner.
Major Kira: Just be careful you don't turn your back on him, Quark. He's not to be trusted.
Quark: Neither am I.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: For the Uniform (#5.13)" (1997)
Sisko: Is the new holo-communicator ready?
Major Kira: The Chief's had online for six hours now. I think he's eager for someone to give it a try.
Sisko: Always like to please the Chief.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rules of Acquisition (#2.7)" (1993)
Major Kira: The Ferengi reputation speaks for itself.
Zek: A reputation for honesty and decency and reliability. You always know what to expect when you do business with the Ferengi.
Major Kira: Which is why, if you're smart, you don't do business with the Ferengi.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Take Me Out to the Holosuite (#7.4)" (1998)
Doctor Bashir: So, when is this "Clash of the Titans"?
Captain Sisko: Two weeks, in holosuite 5.
Colonel Kira: What's the contest?
[Sisko produces a round white object and places it on the table]
Captain Sisko: Baseball!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Forsaken (#1.16)" (1993)
Major Kira: Great. Everything's in working order, except nothing's working.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Body Parts (#4.24)" (1996)
Molly O'Brien: Are you my aunt?
Major Kira: W-well...
Chief O'Brien: Sounds right to me.
Major Kira: [nods] Aunt Nerys.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Paradise (#2.15)" (1994)
[Kira and Dax are trying to get control over an unmanned runabout at warp speed. Kira's first solution however doesn't find Dax's approval]
Major Kira: You got a better idea?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm the Science Officer. It's my job to have a better idea.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prodigal Daughter (#7.11)" (1999)
[first lines]
Odo: By the way, your gagh has arrived.
Ezri Dax: My what...? Oh, no.
Colonel Kira Nerys: Oh, yes. And it's waiting for you in cargo bay 2.
Colonel Kira Nerys: [incredulous] Your *gagh*?
Ezri Dax: Jadzia ordered it. She was planning a party for Martok's birthday next week.
Colonel Kira Nerys: How much gagh did she order?
Odo: Fifty-one cases.
Ezri Dax: Each containing a different variety.
Colonel Kira Nerys: There are *varieties* of gagh?
Ezri Dax: Oh, yes. I can remember what each one tastes like. And the way they feel when you... swallow them. Torgud gagh wiggles. Filden gagh squirms. Meshta gagh jumps...
[She starts dry-heaving; the conversation continues as she composes herself]
Ezri Dax: ...Bithool gagh has *feet*.
[to Odo]
Ezri Dax: Flush it out the airlock. All of it.
Odo: [shaking his head] Environmental regulations.
Colonel Kira Nerys: Well, why don't you just give it to Martok?
Ezri Dax: He'd insist on sharing it with me, as a point of honor.
Ezri Dax: Wistan gagh is packed in Targ blood...
[she looks nauseated]
Ezri Dax: I have to go now.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Broken Link (#4.25)" (1996)
[Major Kira starts having one of her sneezing fits]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [counting] ... two... three... I say she stops at seven.
Captain Sisko: I say eight. Mr. Worf?
Lt. Commander Worf: Ten!
[Kira stops after eight sneezes]
Major Kira: I hate being pregnant!
Captain Sisko: I win!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Explorers (#3.22)" (1995)
[O'Brien has doubts that the ancient Bajoran solar vessels were capable of space exploration]
Major Kira: You sound just like a Cardassian.
Chief O'Brien: I beg your pardon?
Major Kira: They have denied the possibility of ancient contact for decades, because they cannot stand the idea of Bajor having interstellar flight before they did.
Chief O'Brien: With all due respect, Major, you're beginning to sound like a Romulan.
Major Kira: A Romulan?
Chief O'Brien: There is no piece of technology in existence they don't claim they invented before everyone else.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Homefront (#4.10)" (1996)
Lt. Commander Worf: Our gods are dead. Ancient Klingon warriors slew them a millennia ago. They were more trouble than they were worth.
Major Kira: I don't think I'll ever understand Klingons.
Chief O'Brien: Don't worry about it, Major. Nobody does. It's the way they like it.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)" (1998)
[last lines]
Colonel Kira: Sir, the latest casualty reports have just been posted.
Captain Sisko: How many this time?
Colonel Kira: Including the troops lost at AR-558 - 1730.
Captain Sisko: [whispering] 1730...
Colonel Kira: It's a lot of names.
Captain Sisko: They're not just names. It's important we remember that. We have to remember.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bar Association (#4.15)" (1996)
Quark: Major! I must say, you are looking particularly cleansed today!
Major Kira: Just get me two mugs of synthale, a double order of hasperat and, uh... hold the conversation.
Quark: No wonder I missed you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Quickening (#4.23)" (1996)
[Quark has tampered with the station's and the Defiant's systems to play jingles advertising the "fun" in his bar]
Major Kira: If all your little advertisements aren't purged from our systems by the time I get back from the Gamma Quadrant, *I* will come to Quark's, and believe me, I will have fun!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rivals (#2.11)" (1994)
[Kira is having a very bad day while Dax is having a very good day]
Major Kira Nerys: Come on. You make your own luck, we all know that.
[walks off-screen, trips and falls]

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: ...Nor the Battle to the Strong (#5.4)" (1996)
Quark: Back home, pregnancy is considered a rental.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax, Major Kira: "Rental"?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Tense: Part 1 (#3.11)" (1995)
[the Defiant is approaching Earth]
Commander Sisko: Now, there's something I never get tired of looking at.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: If you ask me, the seas could be a little more purple.
Major Kira: That's funny, I was just thinking they weren't green enough.
Dr. Julian Bashir: I guess it's true what they say: there is no place like home, no matter what color the water is.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Family Business (#3.23)" (1995)
[Sisko plans to name the new runabout the 'Rubicon']
Major Kira: The 'Rubicon' it is. You know, the rate we go through runabouts, it's a good thing the Earth has so many rivers.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Man Alone (#1.3)" (1993)
Major Kira: Wait a minute - Ibudan goes into the holosuite alone, locks the door. Nobody transports in, a few minutes later he is murdered. How's that possible?
Odo: It's not. Unless the murder was committed by someone who could get through the cracks in the door - say, a shape-shifter.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Field of Fire (#7.13)" (1999)
Lt. Hector Ilario: To the class of '72!
[Kira motions for him to drink, but she and Ezri will sit this one out]
Lt. Hector Ilario: Another round?
Lieutenant Ezri Dax, Colonel Kira: NO!
Lt. Hector Ilario: Time to go?
Colonel Kira: It was time to go about an hour ago.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dogs of War (#7.24)" (1999)
Mila: Everyone's talking about Damar and his rebels.
Colonel Kira: What are they saying? How stupid we were for walking into a Dominion trap?
Damar: How arrogant we were to think we could beat them in the first place?
Garak: How glad they are that we're all dead?
Mila: Actually, they don't really believe you *are* dead. Oh, you should hear the stories: "Damar is alive!" "My cousin saw him on Kelvas Prime." "He faked his own death." "He is plotting a new offensive from his secret mountain hideaway."
Garak: You never told me you had a secret mountain hideaway.
Damar: I was going to surprise you.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (#5.6)" (1996)
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Maybe we should beam over to the station to help Odo and Worf. We know Darvin was there a few hours ago.
Sisko: I think it might be better if Chief O'Brien and Dr. Bashir go.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: But if we went, we might run into Koloth.
Sisko: Exactly.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [pleading] It's not as if he would recognize me! I'd love to see him at his prime!
Sisko: Dax.
[Dax is sulking]
Sisko: Major, beam the Chief and the Doctor to K-7 and fill them in.
Major Kira Nerys: [over communicator] Aye, sir.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [pouting] It would have been fun.
Sisko: Too much fun!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Invasive Procedures (#2.4)" (1993)
Major Kira: When this is over, Quark and I are going to have a little talk.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: If Wishes Were Horses (#1.15)" (1993)
Major Kira Nerys: Yellow alert? Against our own imaginations?
Commander Sisko: D'you have a better idea?

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Tense: Part 2 (#3.12)" (1995)
Major Kira: I broke my nose.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: When It Rains... (#7.21)" (1999)
Colonel Kira: Damar and Garak - should be an interesting mission.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: To the Death (#4.22)" (1996)
Quark: Has anyone seen my brother Rom? He told me he was gonna be working on one of the upper pylons today!
Major Kira: He's fine, I saw him with one of the damage control teams on Level 5.
Quark: Oh, what a relief... Wait 'til I find him, I'll kill him for scaring me like that!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars (#6.13)" (1998)
Captain Sisko: I guess we popped the champagne cork too soon, huh? Everyone thought the war was over when we retook the station and pushed the Dominion back into Cardassian space.
Major Kira: I never believed that, and neither did you.
Captain Sisko: A lot of good that did the 400 people on the Cortez.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (#3.26)" (1995)
Major Kira: Well, now that you have another pip on your collar, does that mean I can't disagree with you anymore?
Captain Sisko: No. It just means, I'm never wrong.
Major Kira: Ah - we'll see about that.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Little Green Men (#4.7)" (1995)
Major Kira: Quark, Rom and Nog together on that ship all the way to Earth? Glad I'm not going with them.
Captain Ben Sisko: Only thing that worries me... no one warned Earth that they're coming.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Equilibrium (#3.4)" (1994)
[Kira is intently watching Odo stir a sauce with high concentration]
Odo: You find something amusing, Major?
Major Kira: Oh, I just think you look so... cute.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Behind the Lines (#6.4)" (1997)
Major Kira: Rom is sitting in a holding cell, being interrogated. He was counting on you. *I* was counting on you!
Odo: I know.
Major Kira: You know? Do you realize what you just did? You just handed the Alpha Quadrant to the Dominion.
Odo: I was in the link.
Major Kira: Are you saying you forgot?
Odo: I didn't forget. It just didn't seem to matter.
Major Kira: A lot of people are going to die. Don't you care?
Odo: It has nothing to do with me.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Afterimage (#7.3)" (1998)
Odo: Why don't you join us for dinner tonight?
Lieutenant Ezri Dax: I don't want to put you out.
Colonel Kira: Oh no, please come; it'll take the pressure off me. All he does is sit there and count how many times I chew.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Wire (#2.22)" (1994)
Dr. Julian Bashir: [Garak is struck by a sudden headache] Are you all right?
Elim Garak: I'm fine.
Dr. Julian Bashir: You don't look fine. Your skin is clammy and your pupils have contracted.
Elim Garak: I assure you. I'm in perfect health. Now, you were asking about other Cardassian novels... Something maybe a little more accessible...
[Garak feels another headache coming on]
Dr. Julian Bashir: "Perfect health". Then Cardassian standards must be a little lower than mine. Come on.
Elim Garak: Doctor, what do you're think you're doing?
Dr. Julian Bashir: Taking you to the Infirmary.
Elim Garak: That won't be necessary.
Dr. Julian Bashir: Maybe not, but humour me.
Elim Garak: Frankly Doctor, I'm getting a little tired of humoring you. There's nothing wrong with me that a little peace and privacy wouldn't cure. Now, if you'll excuse me. I seem to have lost my appetite.
[Garak walks away but that headache still hasn't gone]
Major Kira: [Kira's also at the Replimat and witnessing the whole thing, walks up to Bashir] What was that all about?
Dr. Julian Bashir: I have no idea.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Strange Bedfellows (#7.19)" (1999)
Kai Winn Adami: If the Prophets wanted me to step down, surely they would've told me so.
Colonel Kira: They don't always use words to make their wishes known. Sometimes they speak to us by touching our hearts, but... only you would know if they had done that.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Abandoned (#3.6)" (1994)
Major Kira: I never thought I would say this to you, Odo, but you are listening to your heart, not your head. That boy was created in a laboratory! His body, his mind, his instincts, are all designed to do one thing: to kill.
Odo: My body, mind, and instincts were designed to be a Founder. You were trained to be a terrorist. But each of us chose to be something different. I just want to give him the same chance we've had!
Major Kira: All right. Give him a chance. Just don't forget, he is a Jem'Hadar. He's dangerous!

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ferengi Love Songs (#5.20)" (1997)
Leeta: I hate him.
Major Kira: No, you don't.
Leeta: All he loves is latinum.
Major Kira: No, he doesn't.
Leeta: Canceling that wedding was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Major Kira: No, it isn't.
Leeta: I am so glad he's out of my life.
Major Kira: No, you're not.
Leeta: Major - you haven't been listening to me.
Major Kira: Yes, I have. That's how I know you love him.
[Leeta whimpers]