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

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"Star Trek: Voyager: Initiations (#2.2)" (1995)
[Chakotay is performing the Pakra, a ritual commemorating the anniversary of his father's death]
Chakotay: A-koo-chee-moya. I pray on this day of memories, to speak to my father - the one whom the wind called... Kolopak. Though I'm far from his bones, perhaps there is a spirit in these unnamed skies who will find him, and honor him with my song. A-koo-chee-moya.

[Chakotay tries to reason with Kar who has attacked his shuttle]
Chakotay: Look, son, my starship is only a few light years away...
Kar: I am not your son, Federation. I am your executioner!

Kar: You won't stop me from earning my name, Federation.
Chakotay: Not Federation - Chakotay! That's *my* name.
Kar: Did you have to earn it?
Chakotay: No. Not exactly.
Kar: Then your name means nothing!

Chakotay: It may mean something to you to die a violent death, but I'd like to get out of this without killing or being killed.
Kar: You'd rather die in your sleep, a wrinkled old man?
Chakotay: Sounds about right.

Kar: I know that you're in my territory. And if you want to live to become that wrinkled old man, you're going to have to do what *I* say.
Chakotay: Well, it looks like you just saved my life. Twice more and we'll be even.

Chakotay: What's so different about us, aside from the fact that I keep saving your life and you keep threatening to kill me?

Chakotay: Your name, my uniform - not much difference. We both have to earn them.

Chakotay: My people taught me, a man does not own land. He doesn't own anything but the courage and loyalty in his heart. That's where *my* power comes from.

Razik: [referring to Kar] Why did you save him? It's a very ineffective way of waging war.
Chakotay: I'm not at war with you.
Razik: I wish I could say the same.

Razik: You may not think you're at war with us, Federation Commander Chakotay. But everything you are is a threat to us. The Kazon fought long and hard for their independence from uniforms like yours.
Chakotay: Uniforms maybe. But not like mine.
Razik: Your uniforms. Your laws. Your technology. You are not welcome here.

Kar: You should have let me die.
Chakotay: I'm not in the habit of killing children.

Chakotay: Why are you so eager for me to kill you?
Kar: Because there are worse things than being killed by your enemy.

[Kar was about to kill Chakotay in his sleep, but has backed down at the last moment]
Chakotay: Why didn't you go through with it?
Kar: I am a coward.
Chakotay: I don't believe that. I don't believe you do either. I think maybe you're beginning to realize I'm not your enemy. And only a fool would kill a friend.
Kar: If you are my friend, then you're my only one.

[last lines]
Chakotay: A-koo-chee-moya. I pray on this day of memories, to speak to my father - the one whom the wind called Kolopak. Father, if you can hear me among these unnamed stars, I ask you to continue to watch over me as you've always done. I ask you also to watch over a boy called Karden, who has a difficult path to travel. A-koo-chee-moya.


"Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux (#1.10)" (1995)
[Neelix has given Chakotay leola root to taste; yet after one bite he spits it out again]
Commander Chakotay: You expect us to eat this?
Neelix: This is the reason I brought you here, Commander! There's no better source of vitamins or minerals in the quadrant than in this... this ugly little root.
Commander Chakotay: I'd find the second best source acceptable if it tasted better.
Neelix: [laughing] You Humans! You're not used to roughing it, are you? Well, you take it from one who knows. The day may come when you'll relish every last crunch of leola. Stewed for a few hours in a light herbal broth, ah, you wouldn't even notice the mildew.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Any unexpected life signs down there, Commander?
Commander Chakotay: Nothing but bloodworms. Neelix wants to bring some back for a tartar he wants to make. I'm trying to talk him out of it.

[Seska has been unmasked as a possible Cardassian spy]
Commander Chakotay: [to Tuvok] You were working for her, Seska was working for them. Was anyone on board that ship working for me?

Commander Chakotay: 'Chief Inspector' Tuvok leaves no stone unturned.

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

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

[Seska has revealed to Chakotay that she has served him food stolen out of Neelix's kitchen]
Commander Chakotay: Thanks for including me in a criminal conspiracy! Does he know about this yet?
Seska: Well, the morale crisis ended a few minutes ago, so I'd say...
Neelix: [over communicator] Neelix to Chakotay!
Seska: ...that he probably does.

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

Seska: What's wrong with you? Talk to me, Chakotay, you owe me that much.
Commander Chakotay: What would you say I owe it to a Cardassian who infiltrated my crew?

Commander Chakotay: I'd almost say it was a Maquis operation - if I didn't already know you were a Cardassian.

Commander Chakotay: The one thing I still can't understand is... why?
Seska: I did it for you. I did it for this crew. We are alone here, at the mercy of any number of hostile aliens, because of the incomprehensible decision of a Federation captain - a Federation captain who destroyed our only chance to get home. Federation rules! Federation nobility! Federation compassion? Do you understand, if this had been a Cardassian ship, we would be home now! We must begin to forge alliances. To survive, we must have powerful friends. The Kazon-Nistrim were willing to be our protectors, in return for some minor technology.

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

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


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

[Chakotay wakes up on a biobed in sickbay]
Chakotay: What happened?
The Doctor: You were transported here. Your body was in a state of temporal flux.
Chakotay: Temporal flux?
The Doctor: You had the liver of an eighty-year-old man and the kidneys of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, I was able to create a chroniton-infused serum that brought you back into temporal alignment. Anywhere else, that antidote would've earned me a prestigious award. Of course, on Voyager, it's just another day in the life of an underappreciated EMH.

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

[Chakotay takes a bottle out of a container in the cargo bay]
Chakotay: Antarian cider. Not the replicated stuff. There are only a couple of bottles left, and I don't want Mr. Neelix getting his hands on them.
Icheb: Well, then you should store them with the salvaged Borg components. Neelix never inventories those containers. He says they give him the creeps.
Chakotay: Officer-level thinking, Icheb. Would you mind?
Icheb: Of course not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Chakotay: [on Tash's apparatus] Can we ask you what it's supposed to do?
Tash: Catapult a vessel across space, in the time it takes to say 'Catapult a vessel across space'. It'll make warp drive look like a wooden sled.

Chakotay: I'm curious why you built this catapult.
Tash: Simple. I've been looking for a way to get home.
Harry Kim: We know the feeling.

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

Chakotay: Same evidence, two different theories.

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

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

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Fight (#5.19)" (1999)
[before the fight]
Chakotay: I'm afraid.
Boothby: I know you are. You'd be a liar if you said anything else.
Chakotay: But I've always been afraid.
Boothby: I know that too.

Chakotay: When I was a boy, my grandfather started seeing things nobody else could see - hearing what nobody else could hear. He refused treatment. A couple of hyposprays a day, that's all he would have needed. But he was stubborn. He said his spirit was in pain, but that the wound must be honored. - Crazy old man.

The Doctor: [treating Chakotay's battered face] I've got a good mind to use a needle and thread, add a little authenticity to your fun.
Chakotay: Be my guest.
The Doctor: You'd like that - a manly scar above your eye. Chakotay, The Maquis Mauler.

The Doctor: How's the headache?
Chakotay: It hurts.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok tells me you've got a mean left jab.
Chakotay: [laughs] Never spar with a Vulcan.

Chakotay: There's nothing like a good fight, Doctor.

Chakotay: It's not an hallucination, not a vision quest. It's a prizefight!

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

[first lines]
Chakotay: [Chakotay is in hysterics and lying on a bio-bed] NO! Make them stop!
The Doctor: [to Seven] Anything?
Seven of Nine: Nothing of relevance. His neural pathways are still fluctuating.
Tom Paris: Doc! Can't you do something? Look how much he's suffering.
The Doctor: If I sedate him we could lose any chance of making contact with the aliens!
Chakotay: Get them out!
The Doctor: Commander, can you hear me? Focus on the sound of my voice!
Chakotay: I can't understand them! They won't stop talking!
The Doctor: What are they saying?
Chakotay: I DON'T KNOW! MAKE THEM STOP, PLEASE!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions (#2.25)" (1996)
[Chakotay is unpacking the elements for a modular shelter]
Commander Chakotay: Does it matter which way these things go?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I guess it depends whether you're in a beige mood or a gray mood.

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

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

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

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

Commander Chakotay: My people have a saying: "Even the eagle must know when to sleep."

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

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Nemesis (#4.4)" (1997)
Chakotay: There's no shame in being afraid of fighting. Having the trembles is natural.
Rafin: How do you fathom that?
Chakotay: Because I've been in battle before, fighting to free my people, from a nemesis called the Cardassians.
Rafin: These Cardassians... were they beasts?
Chakotay: Let's just say they weren't very friendly. The point is: even though I believed in what we were doing, I always felt fear before a fight.

Karya: Penno always tells it'll be brighter when the new light comes.
Chakotay: Your grandfather is a wise man.

Chakotay: Hate's not something I understand very well.

Namon: You don't fathom the nemesis.
Chakotay: No - I suppose I don't.
Namon: Beg the power you believe in that you never will.

Chakotay: Motherless beast!

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

[last lines]
Chakotay: I wish it were as easy to stop hating as it was to start.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Chakotay: Seven, I want good news. That's an order.
Seven of Nine: Then I must disobey.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 2 (#6.1)" (1999)
Chakotay: I don't blame you for being angry. But you can't compromise the safety of this ship to satisfy some personal vendetta.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your candor. Now let me be just as blunt: you're right, I am angry. I'm damned angry. He's a Starfleet captain, and he's decided to abandon everything this uniform stands for. He's out there right now, torturing and murdering innocent life forms just to get home a little quicker. I'm not gonna stand for it. I'm going to hunt him down, no matter how long it takes, no matter what the cost. If you wanna call that a vendetta, go right ahead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (#5.6)" (1998)
Voyager Computer: Warning. Warp core breach in 45 seconds.
Chakotay: Harry, *now* would be a good time.

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

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

Chakotay: Shield generators?
Harry Kim: Online.
Chakotay: Plasma flow?
Harry Kim: Stable.
Chakotay: Com-link?
Harry Kim: Secure.
Chakotay: Lunch?
Harry Kim: Salami sandwiches.

[15 years in the future: Kim reactivates the Doctor and takes out the Doctor's holo-emitter]
Harry Kim: Here. Just slap it on; let's go.
The Doctor: Wait! I demand an explanation!
Chakotay: I'll give you one: we're here to change history.

Captain Geordi La Forge: If you succeed, countless lives will be affected.
Chakotay: We're here to save 150 lives - our crew.
Captain Geordi La Forge: I understand. And I might be doing the same thing if I were in your position, but I've got my own crew to protect, not to mention fifteen years of history. So - I'm asking you again: stand down, and return the transmitter.
Chakotay: You know I can't do that.
Captain Geordi La Forge: And you know I have to try to stop you.
Chakotay: Yes, I know. Good luck.
Captain Geordi La Forge: Same to you.

Chakotay: Look at me - last-minute jitters, cold feet, I don't know what to call it. Ridiculous, isn't it? After all these years, working toward this moment. And when it finally comes... all I can think about is losing you.
Tessa Omond: Your heart has always been here, on Voyager. That'll never change. This is where you belong. And who knows - maybe we'll meet someday.
Chakotay: But if we don't?
Tessa Omond: Then I'll miss you all the same.


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

[a big bowl with yellow fluid stands in the kitchen]
B'Elanna Torres: Tell me that's not lunch.
Neelix: It's leola ointment for my skin.
Chakotay: What happened?
Neelix: I... I was so excited to visit one of those beautiful Norcadian beaches, uh, that I forgot to take my dermaline hypospray. I fell asleep - under... two suns.
B'Elanna Torres: Ouch.
Neelix: It's a... a little more color than I was hoping for, but it'll be a beautiful amber before you know it.

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

B'Elanna Torres: There's another match scheduled at 1500.
Chakotay: I've got a systems diagnostic.
B'Elanna Torres: Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're in command until the Captain gets back.
Chakotay: What's your point?
B'Elanna Torres: Delegate. I happen to know that Harry's free this afternoon.
Chakotay: Lieutenant, you're not suggesting I abuse my power?
[she chuckles]

Chakotay: I rearranged the duty schedules this morning. You've got the bridge starting at 1400 hours.
B'Elanna Torres: You're sticking me with that shift so that you can go to the fight?
Chakotay: I'm delegating.

Neelix: It's hard to believe, a-a-a civilization, whose favorite pastime is cheering while innocent people fight each other.
Chakotay: If Seven and Tuvok hadn't been abducted, we might still be cheering too.

Harry Kim: [of parrises squares] Now, that's a tough sport.
Chakotay: I boxed a few parrises players in my day.
B'Elanna Torres: And?
Chakotay: Let's just say they went back to playing parrises squares after that.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part 2 (#4.1)" (1997)
Chakotay: You're getting what you wanted. I suggest we part ways amicably.
Seven of Nine: There is another option. We could assimilate your vessel.
Chakotay: If a single drone steps one millimeter out of that cargo bay, I'll decompress the entire deck. You won't pose much of a threat floating in space.
Seven of Nine: When your Captain first approached us, we suspected that an agreement with Humans would prove impossible to maintain. You are erratic, conflicted, disorganized. Every decision is debated, every action questioned. Every individual entitled to their own small opinion. You lack harmony, cohesion, greatness. It will be your undoing.

[Seven of Nine urges Chakotay to turn Voyager around and meet with a Borg vessel]
Chakotay: Look, I'll honor the original agreement. But I'm not turning this ship around. It's too dangerous.
Seven of Nine: Denying our request is also dangerous.
Chakotay: I'll think about it.
Seven of Nine: Think quickly.

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

Chakotay: [to Seven] You started this war, didn't you? What's the matter? Our galaxy wasn't big enough for you?

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

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

The Doctor: Commander, we have some disturbing news.
Chakotay: At this point, I'm getting used to it.


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

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

Commander Chakotay: There's a story I heard as a child, a parable, and I never forgot it: A scorpion was walking along the bank of a river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river. The fox said, "No. If I do that, you'll sting me, and I'll drown." The scorpion assured him, "If I did that, we'd both drown." So the fox thought about it, finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back, and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him. As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, "Why did you do that? Now you'll drown too." "I couldn't help it," said the scorpion. "It's my nature."

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

Commander Chakotay: Not every problem has an immediate solution.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Human Error (#7.18)" (2001)
[in a holo-simulation, Chakotay is trying to uncork a bottle]
Holographic Chakotay: Give me a hand with this?
Seven of Nine: I'm surprised your Starfleet training didn't include cork extraction.
Holographic Chakotay: I must've been sick that day.
[they each make another unsuccessful attempt]
Holographic Chakotay: Looks like wine's off the menu.
Seven of Nine: Unless you brought a phaser?
Holographic Chakotay: Never on the first date.

[in Seven's holo-simulation, Chakotay is cutting vegetables]
Seven of Nine: Your technique is flawed.
Holographic Chakotay: Sorry, I'm a replicator man.

[Seven intends to break up with holographic Chakotay]
Holographic Chakotay: You're making a mistake.
Seven of Nine: No, I'm trying to correct one.

Holographic Chakotay: Every time you move closer to your emotions, you back away, like hiding behind that metronome.
Seven of Nine: Your analogy is flawed.
Holographic Chakotay: Is it? I think you're afraid that embracing your humanity will make you weak, less than perfect. But think about what you stand to gain.
Seven of Nine: It's irrelevant.
Holographic Chakotay: No, it's not. Real intimacy with another person? Nothing's more relevant.

Holographic Chakotay: Don't you see what's happening? The metronome is holding you back. It gives you a sense of order, but it also cuts you off from your feelings. Remember when you first came aboard? The thought of disconnecting from the hive mind terrified you. This is no different. It doesn't have to be perfect.

[last lines]
[Seven has declined Chakotay's invitation to a cooking lesson with Neelix and a few other crew members]
Chakotay: You know, you should try socializing with the crew a little more. Might do you some good.

Chakotay: [Voyager is getting hit by subspace warheads] If they are weapons, they don't seem to be directed at us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Or whoever's firing them is a lousy shot.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Parallax (#1.2)" (1995)
[Torres has broken Lt. Carey's nose]
Commander Chakotay: So on the one side, I'm facing a Vulcan who wants to court-martial you. And on the other, I'm facing all the Maquis who are ready to seize this ship over this. You've turned this into one lousy day for me, Torres!

[Carey reports about his run-in with Torres]
Lieutenant Joe Carey: ...She pushed me away from the console; I pushed back. Next thing I knew, I was lying on the deck with blood pouring down my face!
Commander Chakotay: Then what happened?
Lieutenant Joe Carey: She said 'Sorry. Maybe you should go to sickbay.'
The Doctor: At least she gave you some good advice.

Commander Chakotay: I have no intention of being your token Maquis officer.

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

Commander Chakotay: [about Torres] She is a Maquis, and in the Maquis sometimes you have to push people out of your way to get things done.

Commander Chakotay: There they are - your staff.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I'll try not to break any of their noses.
Commander Chakotay: First order of the day: the Captain wants the warp drive back on line by 1300 hours.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: 1300? That's impossible.
Commander Chakotay: Then maybe you need to go break a few noses - or at least... bend a few.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: One Small Step (#6.8)" (1999)
[Seven is attempting to make improvements to the computer core, which however affect secondary systems on the ship]
Seven of Nine: I've explained the value of these enhancements on several occasions, but Lieutenant Torres chose to ignore me. I thought a demonstration would be more persuasive.
Chakotay: Well, I doubt this one's going to change her mind.
Seven of Nine: Clearly, Voyager is not yet ready for assimilation.
[Chakotay gives her a funny look]
Seven of Nine: A joke. The Doctor suggested that I defuse tense situations with humor.

[Seven, Chakotay and Paris are trapped inside an anomaly while searching for a ship of 300 years old]
Chakotay: I made a mistake. I put the mission at risk.
Seven of Nine: You put our lives at risk!
Chakotay: Well, if we don't make it out, someone's bound to come looking for us in a few hundred years.
[Seven gives him a funny look]
Chakotay: Defusing a tense situation with humor. Remember?

Chakotay: Do you remember what you wanted to be before you were assimilated?
Seven of Nine: I was assimilated when I was a child.
Chakotay: I knew I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was six.
Seven of Nine: [hesitates, then sighs] A ballerina.
Chakotay: [smiles] Maybe it's not too late.
Seven of Nine: It was a juvenile fantasy.
Chakotay: Those are the ones that stick with you.

Chakotay: This anomaly is as old as anything we've ever encountered. I could spend a lifetime studying the things it's collected.
Seven of Nine: And leave Voyager without a first officer.
Chakotay: They'd manage.

Chakotay: Remember, when you set foot in that module, you'll be stepping into history.
Seven of Nine: History is irrelevant.
Chakotay: Irrelevant? Do me a favor - when you're over there, download whatever you can from their database. And also, take a minute to look around, so you can tell us what it was like.
Seven of Nine: There may not be time... But I'll try.

Seven of Nine: [in the module] There's an active data file. It appears to contain log entries.
Chakotay: [badly injured, in the Delta Flyer] Can you play them for us?
Seven of Nine: I believe so.
Chakotay: Consider it my last request.


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

Chakotay: I remember ordering everyone to work in pairs. Where's your partner?
Crewman Chell: Uh, she's, uh, uh...
Chakotay: Who's your partner?
Crewman Chell: Lieutenant Torres. I told her we shouldn't split up, sir, but she said she could handle herself. You know how stubborn she can be.
Chakotay: I have a vague idea.

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

Harry Kim: Good to see you, Commander.
Chakotay: It's good to be back.
[stuns Kim and every other officer on the bridge]

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

Chakotay: As long as we exist, so does the rebellion.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (#1.1)" (1995)
[first lines]
Chakotay: Damage report!

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

Chakotay: You get on those stairs they'll collapse. We'll both die!
Tom Paris: Yeah... But on the other hand, if I save your butt, your life belongs to me. Isn't that some kind of Indian custom?
Chakotay: Wrong tribe.

Tom Paris: [trying to save Chakotay from the collapsing stairs] Isn't there some Indian trick where you can turn yourself into a bird and fly us outta here?
Chakotay: You're too heavy.

Chakotay: Tell one of your crackerjack Starfleet transporter chiefs to keep a lock on me.

B'Elanna Torres: Who is she to be making these decisions for all of us?
Chakotay: She's the Captain.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame (#7.25)" (2001)
Captain Janeway: [reading from Chell's sample menu] Plasma Leek Soup? Chicken Warp Core-don Bleu?
[she laughs]
Chakotay: If his cooking's as bad as his puns, we're in trouble.

Chakotay: I was wondering if you'd like to get together again.
Seven of Nine: To do what?
Chakotay: Well, that all depends on your research. Would a quiet dinner be an appropriate fourth date?
Seven of Nine: Hm - I believe it would be a more suitable fifth date.
Chakotay: I'm willing to skip ahead if you are.

[Seven kisses Chakotay spontaneously]
Seven of Nine: I've... been told that anticipation of the first kiss is often uncomfortable. I wanted to alleviate the tension.
Chakotay: That was very considerate of you. What about the second kiss?
Seven of Nine: I'd have to check the database; it may indicate...
[Chakotay kisses Seven]

Chakotay: Our chances would be good with one Kathryn Janeway on the bridge, but with two - I'd bet on this ship any day.

Seven of Nine: I'd prefer it if you didn't speak to me as though we're on intimate terms.
Chakotay: We *are* on intimate terms!

Ensign Harry Kim: I think it's safe to say that... no one on this crew has been more... obsessed with getting home than I have. But... when I think about... everything we've been through together - maybe it's not the destination that matters. Maybe it's the journey. If that journey takes a little longer, so we can do something we all believe in, I can't think of any place I'd rather be, or any people I'd rather be with.
Tom Paris: To the journey.
Chakotay: Hear, hear.
All: To the journey.


"Star Trek: Voyager: In the Flesh (#5.4)" (1998)
[Chakotay has arranged a date with Cmdr. Archer]
Tuvok: A "date"?
Chakotay: Relax, Tuvok, I plan on standing her up.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: You'd better get going.
Chakotay: Right, I don't wanna be late.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Just be home before midnight.

Commander Valerie Archer: I can keep my Human form. It's the little things that bother me.
Chakotay: Little things?
Commander Valerie Archer: Breathing oxygen, bipedal locomotion and sleeping. The concept of being unconscious for eight hours a night, it's so... alien.

Chakotay: [quoting George Bernard Shaw] There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves.

[the Doctor is scanning Chakotay]
The Doctor: You're 100% Human.
Chakotay: That's a relief. And Tuvok?
The Doctor: Green-blooded Vulcan through and through.

Commander Valerie Archer: I was offered a field commission this morning - First Officer of the Starship Hor'Cha.
Chakotay: Congratulations.
Commander Valerie Archer: It's a Klingon vessel.
Chakotay: Oh. So, what did Boothby say?
Commander Valerie Archer: Du cha mee gagh roch - Smile when you eat the gagh.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 2 (#4.9)" (1997)
Chakotay: You've been at this for 200 years, Annorax. What makes you think you're ever going to succeed?
Annorax: What makes you think Voyager will ever reach Earth? The odds against you are astronomical. Yet you keep trying.

Chakotay: You're not doing anything against Annorax. That's an order.
Tom Paris: What're you gonna do? Take away my holodeck privileges?

Annorax: [of Tom Paris] I've never seen such an intransigent young man.
Chakotay: You've had us in isolation for two months; we've been scanned, poked and prodded. How do you expect us to act?
Annorax: With some degree of dignity and restraint. Your crewmate has none.

Annorax: I'm altering history on a massive scale. The destinies of countless star systems are in my hands. The fate of one species is insignificant.
Chakotay: You're trying to rationalize genocide. One species *is* significant, a single life is significant!

Annorax: When I tell you that time has moods, a disposition to be intuited, I'm not speaking metaphorically.
Chakotay: What *do* you mean?
Annorax: Anger is one of its moods - anger, and the desire for retribution, vengeance. Time itself has tried to punish me for my arrogance. It has kept me from my wife, denied me my future!

Annorax: In the meantime, my mission must continue.
Chakotay: You don't have the right!
Annorax: To fight for what is mine? That's not for you to decide. Only time can pronounce judgment against me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Origin (#3.23)" (1997)
Commander Chakotay: You accuse Gegen of having his objectivity clouded by wishful thinking. But aren't you guilty of the same charge?
Minister Odala: I am not on trial here.
Commander Chakotay: I understand. But in a way your beliefs are. How you think about yourselves, your place in the universe. That *is* on trial.

Commander Chakotay: [after Veer has shot him with a narcotic dart] Do you always harpoon the local wildlife?

Commander Chakotay: [on Minister Odala's claim the similarities between Humans and Voth would be due to random convergence] Voyager's database contains a complete fossil record of my planet. Your genetic markers appear not only in Humans but in hundreds of species throughout our history. That's a lot of 'random convergence'. If you take a look at the data...
Minister Odala: We have. The data isn't in question. Your interpretation is.

Minister Odala: When I open my eyes to this theory, what I see appalls me. I see my race fleeing your wretched planet, a group of pathetic refugees, crawling and scratching their way across the galaxy, stumbling into this domain. I see a race with no birthright, no legacy. That is unacceptable!
Commander Chakotay: I see something very different, Minister: an ancient race of Saurians, probably the first intelligent life on Earth, surrounded by some of the most terrifying creatures that ever lived. And yet they thrived, developed language and culture and technology. And when the planet was threatened with disaster, they boldly launched themselves into space, crossed what must have seemed like unimaginable distances, facing the unknown every day. But somehow, they stayed together, kept going, with the same courage that had served them before, until they reached this quadrant. Where they laid the foundation of what was to become the great Voth culture. Deny that past, and you deny the struggle and achievements of your ancestors. Deny your origins on Earth, and you deny your true heritage.

Commander Chakotay: I know from the history of my own planet that change is difficult. New ideas are often greeted with skepticism, even fear. But sometimes those ideas are accepted, and when they are... progress is made. Eyes are opened.

Gegen: [examining an Earth globe Chakotay has given him] Someday, every Voth will see this as home.
Commander Chakotay: Someday. Eyes open.
Gegen: Eyes open.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero: Part 1 (#6.26)" (2000)
[Janeway is about to undergo a bridging of minds]
Chakotay: I'm willing to volunteer if you'd rather hold down the fort.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your trying to protect me, but a chance to see this place - it's worth a headache.

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

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

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

[last lines]
The Doctor: [of the away team] Their life signs are destabilizing!
Chakotay: So far, so good. You can take us out of here now, Tom.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unforgettable (#4.22)" (1998)
Chakotay: I thought you might like to get something to eat, unless your memories of our mess hall aren't good.
Kellin: As a matter of fact, I was quite fond of Neelix's food.
Chakotay: Now, that's something that's hard to believe.

Chakotay: [after upsetting Kellin] Is there anything I can do for you?
Kellin: Can I have your pudding?
Chakotay: [chuckles] Gladly.
Kellin: Then you're forgiven.

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

Chakotay: I've been trying to make sense of it. I fell in love with her twice; I thought she could do the same. We were the same two people on the same ship. Why didn't it happen again? I keep going over and over our last conversation, trying to think if there was something I could have said, could have done. But nothing comes to mind.
Neelix: Commander, I don't think you can analyze love. It's the greatest mystery of all. No one knows why it happens, or doesn't. Love is a chance combination of elements. Any one thing might be enough to keep it from igniting - a mood, a glance... a remark. And if we could define love, predict it - it would probably lose its power.

Chakotay: First Officer's personal log, stardate 51813.4 - Maybe it would be best, as the tracer said, to forget about Kellin and the time she spent here. But I don't want to do that. I want to remember.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Worst Case Scenario (#3.25)" (1997)
Chakotay: Take a good look around you. You're under armed guard. You may also notice that your senior officers aren't here. They're in the brig. They'll be put off the ship at the first habitable planet we come to - all except Janeway and Paris, who will arrive at their rendezvous co-ordinates to find that Voyager's not there. In short, I've taken control of the ship. I don't blame any of you for the mistakes of your leaders. So I'm giving you a choice: you can be put off the ship with your superiors or... you can do what Neelix and some of your other crew members have already done, and join me. If you do, you'll be part of the crew and it's going to do whatever it takes to get us home as fast as possible. Under my command, we won't let almighty Federation principles get in the way of opportunities - the way Janeway did when she destroyed the array that could have gotten us home. And we won't be wasting precious time stopping to investigate every insignificant anomaly that we come across. What we will do... is use any means necessary to acquire technology that can shorten our journey. To hell with Starfleet regulations!

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

Seska: [on Neelix] Do you want me to shoot him?
Chakotay: We're still going to need a cook.

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

Commander Chakotay: I don't care what kind of story it is, as long as I'm not the bad guy this time.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Memorial (#6.14)" (2000)
Chakotay: "Words alone cannot convey the suffering. Words alone cannot prevent what happened here from happening again. Beyond words lies experience. Beyond experience lies truth. Make this truth your own."
[from the inscription on the memorial]

[Chakotay, Paris, Kim and Neelix return from an away mission with the Delta Flyer]
Harry Kim: If I ever volunteer for a two-week away mission again, would somebody please confine me to sickbay?
Chakotay: Too much togetherness for you, Harry?
Harry Kim: Nothing personal, Commander.
Neelix: To tell you the truth, I've enjoyed our little junket together. It's given the four of us a chance to bond.
Harry Kim: The bonding stopped when the sonic shower went offline.

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

[Chakotay has suggested they shut down the memorial's transmitter that has caused their war memories]
Neelix: Someone put a lot of time and care into building that transmitter. We can't just deactivate it, we don't have the right!
Harry Kim: Did they have the right to force us to relive all that?
Neelix: They wanted others to know what it was like, in the hopes that nothing like it would happen again.
Chakotay: Why should anyone have to experience an atrocity they didn't commit?
Neelix: Because that's how you learn not to make the same mistake. If we destroy the evidence, we're no better than Saavdra.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tattoo (#2.9)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: [about his father] We weren't on very good terms when he died. Once he was gone, I didn't know how to reconcile our differences, how to heal our old wounds. I returned to my colony and continued the fight in his name. I took the mark that he wore to honor his ancestors. I spoke to him in my vision quests. But he never answered - until now.

[a hawk flies above in the sky, crying]
Kolopak: [voice] Listen to him, Chakotay. Do you hear what he says to you?
Commander Chakotay: Yes father - I hear him. I finally hear him.

Young Chakotay: I will never make friends with bugs.
Kolopak: Maybe that's why they keep biting you.

Kolopak: From the day you came out of your mother - upside down - I knew the Spirits have chosen you to be a contrary.
Young Chakotay: No one chooses for me. I choose my own way. And if that makes me a contrary, I'll have to live with it.
Kolopak: If you have no spirits to guide you, I fear you will lose your way.

Young Chakotay: The Sky Spirits must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.


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

[Janeway states that their tachyon burst has disrupted the time loop]
Commander Chakotay: Not a minute too soon. I was getting awfully tired of talking about talent night.

Commander Chakotay: He was like the spider who has to lure a fly into his web.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Waking Moments (#4.13)" (1998)
Chakotay: [after waking from a lucid dream] Well, it was certainly one of the most interesting away missions I've ever been on.

Chakotay: I found the cavern and your people. I'm there right now in the waking world, and it's all gonna be destroyed in less than two minutes, unless you deactivate that transmitter.
Dream Alien: If you are there, you'll be killed too. I think you're lying.
Chakotay: Oh, believe me, if I don't contact my ship, you and I are both gonna die in our sleep.

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

[last lines]
Chakotay: Neelix, I think it's time for breakfast.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (#4.12)" (1997)
Neelix: Nothing.
Chakotay: What?
Neelix: I died, and there was nothing. There was no one there. No Forest.
Chakotay: Forest?
Neelix: The Great Forest. The afterlife. I was taught that when I died, my ancestors would be there, waiting for me by the Guiding Tree. My sisters, my mother and father, my cousins, everyone who was killed in the war. I took great comfort in knowing that we'd all be together again one day. But it's not true.

Chakotay: Don't throw away a lifetime of faith because of one anomalous incident. Death is still the greatest mystery there is.
Neelix: I was there. I experienced it. There was nothing.

Chakotay: You're being called back to your life again, Neelix. Don't turn your back on it. We're your family now.
Neelix: It's not enough.
Chakotay: It is for us. "His function on this crew is diverse." That's what Seven of Nine said about you. Even our Borg understands how important you are on this ship. It's not just the duties you perform; it's the way you make people feel when you're around.
Neelix: That Neelix is gone.
Chakotay: I don't think he is.

Chakotay: Monsters in the replicator? Who else on this ship can handle that?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Juggernaut (#5.21)" (1999)
[Neelix has prepared a brew against radiation poisoning; he takes a careful sip and almost vomits]
Neelix: Once you get past the... the choking reflex, it's really not... it's really not so bad. Want to try some?
Chakotay: [looking disgusted] No, I'll take my chances.

Chakotay: B'Elanna, I need your expertise on this mission, not your bad mood.
B'Elanna Torres: I'll see what I can do.

Chakotay: Pelk said he was attacked.
The Doctor: Ah, yes, the Malon "Boogeyman".

Chakotay: Maybe the meditation's working.
B'Elanna Torres: What makes you say that?
Chakotay: From what Neelix told me, you kept your temper in check over there.
B'Elanna Torres: Don't expect me to make a habit of it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 1 (#2.26)" (1996)
[in a vision, Chakotay is talking to his father about his and Seska's son]
Commander Chakotay: He was born without my consent. I had no part in it.
Kolopak: No part in it? Well, it's been a long time, so forgive me, but it seems that I *had* to play a part before your mother could conceive.

Kolopak: Centuries ago, when the women of our tribe were raped by white conquerors, many gave birth to their children. And we did not reject them. They were accepted by the tribe. One was a direct ancestor of ours, Chakotay. His name... was Ce Acatl. He became a great leader of our people. Here is a man who was given life without his mother's consent. Are you so different from her? And is your child so different from Ce Acatl?
Commander Chakotay: [after a pause] No.
Kolopak: Mm... He is your son, Chakotay. And he is a child of our people.

Commander Chakotay: You still have pride in the Nistrim, don't you, Teirna? Even after what they did to you. I remember that pride in your eyes when you pounded me with your fists, while I was tied to a chair. And I can see it in your eyes now. And that scares the hell out of me.
Teirna: You must scare easily, Federation.

Seska: What do you think of your son, Chakotay? He has your eyes, don't you think? Thank goodness he doesn't look too Human. You all have such weak foreheads.
Commander Chakotay: May he grow up never knowing the contempt his father has for his mother.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Void (#7.15)" (2001)
Chakotay: We may not like Valen's tactics, but he and his crew are still alive after five years in here.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I was thinking about that myself. I thought maybe I could get some guidance from the Federation Charter. I was hoping I'd find a loophole that would allow us to... take actions we ordinarily wouldn't take.
Chakotay: Any luck?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The Charter's a statement of principles, not a practical document.
Chakotay: No section on how to exist in a void.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No. But I've become convinced that we've got to stick to our principles, not abandon them.
Chakotay: Should the crew be ready to die for those principles?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If the alternative means becoming thieves and killers ourselves, yes. But I'm betting that our principles are going to keep us alive.

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

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

Neelix: [Seven has prepared a gourmet meal for some of the senior officers] Pinot noir, Commander?
Chakotay: I'll have another glass of the Chardonnay.
Seven of Nine: Each course has been paired with a specific wine. Substitutions are not recommended.
Chakotay: The Pinot noir sounds perfect.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Blink of an Eye (#6.12)" (2000)
Chakotay: If there's an intelligent species down there, we'll be able to track their development, not just for days or weeks, but for centuries.
B'Elanna Torres: And watch them discover new and better ways of beating each other over the head.
Chakotay: They won't necessarily follow the Klingon model.
B'Elanna Torres: As opposed to the Human model?

[Chakotay has asked Torres to send a probe out in order to study the planet's development]
B'Elanna Torres: It'll take a few hours to make the adjustments.
Chakotay: A few hours? We might miss the rise and fall of a civilization.
B'Elanna Torres: So we'll watch the next one.

Chakotay: Seven's picked up a few of their local transmissions. I can tell you the names of all 26 states on the planet.
Harry Kim: And all the best places to eat?
Chakotay: Just about.

Tom Paris: Captain, isn't it time we returned fire?
Chakotay: We've done enough damage to these people over the last thousand years.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One (#7.21)" (2001)
[the Doctor and Tom are giving inoculations against radiation to the away team when B'Elanna enters sickbay]
The Doctor: If you're here for your fetal resonance scan, you're a day early.
B'Elanna Torres: I'm here for my inoculation.
Tom Paris: You are not going on this mission.
B'Elanna Torres: Chakotay said he needed an engineer.
Tom Paris: He's already got one.
B'Elanna Torres: Now he's got two.
Tom Paris: [to the Doctor] Will you excuse us?
[Tom and B'Elanna go outside]
Neelix: Any bets on this one?
Chakotay: My money's on B'Elanna.

[Otrin has surmised that Humanity has deliberately poisoned his planet]
Otrin: It seems so obvious. You send us new technology, encourage us to use it, and then you wait for us to obliterate ourselves.
Chakotay: Why would we do that?
Otrin: Because it's easier than invading us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do you really believe we'd contaminate a world we intended to conquer?
Otrin: I'm a scientist. I believe what I see. And today, I saw your people standing on our soil, just as you promised. And they were wearing equipment that protected them from the radiation, because they knew exactly what to expect. If you were in my position, what would you believe?

[last lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I think about our ancestors. Thousands of years, wondering if they were alone in the universe. Finally discovering they weren't. You can't blame them for wanting to reach out, see how many other species were out there, asking the same questions.
Chakotay: The urge to explore is pretty powerful.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But it can't justify the loss of lives - whether it's millions... or just one.

Chakotay: [the Flyer is having a bumpy ride on an away mission] Set us down, Tom.
Tom Paris: Yes, sir.
Neelix: Gently, please.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 2 (#3.9)" (1996)
Porter: 'USS' equals Federal Government. The Federal Government is the Beast.
Commander Chakotay: We're not from the Beast.

Ensign Harry Kim: He's entering the rift.
Commander Chakotay: Fire!
[the torpedo is launched; Starling's computer beeps]
Henry Starling: Uh-oh...!

[the Doctor is rescuing Chakotay and Torres from a remote hideout in the Arizona desert]
Commander Chakotay: Doctor, how...?
The Doctor: It's a long story, Commander. Suffice it to say, I'm making a house call.

B'Elanna Torres: You trained as a pilot in North America, didn't you?
Commander Chakotay: That's right. My first year at the Academy. Then I went to Venus for a couple of months to learn how to handle atmospheric storms, and then I dodged asteroids for a semester in the belt.
B'Elanna Torres: Sounds like you had a lot more fun at the Academy than I did. I remember dodging a few punches in the lab.
Commander Chakotay: Only you, B'Elanna, could start a brawl in Astrotheory 101.


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

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

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

Chakotay: If I didn't know better, I'd say this ship is trying to kill me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Survival Instinct (#6.2)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Doesn't it look like Christmas morning in here, Commander?
Chakotay: You have to admit, the generosity of our guests is very impressive.
Tuvok: As is their proclivity for criminal behavior. This morning's Security report.
[he hands Janeway a PADD]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [going through it] Broken ODN line, some missing personal items, damaged scanner relay - all in all not that bad.
Tuvok: There is a second page to the report.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [continues reading] Well, some of these incidents *are* a little more serious. But on balance, I still think we did the right thing.
Tuvok: There is a third page.
Chakotay: Come on, Tuvok. After all the xenophobic races we've run into, don't you find it just a little refreshing to meet some people who value openness and freedom?

Chakotay: How long would they survive if the Doctor deactivated this interlink network you created?
Seven of Nine: A month at most.
Chakotay: A month as an individual or a lifetime as a drone... Which option would you choose?

Chakotay: There's a difference between surviving and living.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: The station manager didn't tell me that the vines were prehensile. I went to put water in the pot and it grabbed me.
Chakotay: I don't know it's name. Only that it's used in one of their sacred games, and it's very heavy/
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, put it down anywhere.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unity (#3.17)" (1997)
Ensign Kaplan: The nebula's completely scrambling our navigational readings. I still can't get a fix on our position.
Commander Chakotay: Are you saying we're lost, Ensign?
Ensign Kaplan: That... depends what you mean by 'lost', sir.
Commander Chakotay: Lost, as in 'you still can't get a fix on our position'.

Dr. Riley Frazier: I can't change who we are. I wasn't truthful with you before and I'm sorry, but please, believe me when I tell you we only want to help you. Orum will take every precaution. Please, at least let us try and save you.
Commander Chakotay: It's either that or the Happy Hunting Grounds, huh?

Commander Chakotay: I was so resistant to being linked. Now I'm almost sorry it's over.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Message in a Bottle (#4.14)" (1998)
[Janeway has updated some letters to her family]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I know. It's premature.
Chakotay: You're right. It's probably a mistake for us to get our hopes up at all. We've been through this before. - All right, I'll admit it. I just finished a letter to my cousin in Ohio.

[Torres is complaining about Seven of Nine's attitude and conduct]
Chakotay: What do you want me to do? Throw her in the brig for the rest of the trip home?
B'Elanna Torres: I've heard worse ideas.

Chakotay: [to Torres, about Seven] I'm getting tired of playing referee every time you two have a disagreement. If you have a problem, talk to her yourself.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Q and the Grey (#3.11)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: [grabbing the female Q] I wanna know what's going on here. Where's Captain Janeway?
Female Q: Let me go before I hurl this ship and everyone on it into the Therinian Ice Age!
Commander Chakotay: I don't think you can.
Female Q: [scoffs] Don't be ridiculous!
[she snaps her fingers, but nothing happens]
Commander Chakotay: I don't know how or why, but something's affected your powers, otherwise you wouldn't still be here and you wouldn't have a bruise on your forehead. Now start talking, before *I* hurl *you* into the brig!

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

Commander Chakotay: I know I don't have any right to feel this way, but this bothers the hell out of me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part 1 (#7.16)" (2001)
[Chakotay has been surgically altered to look like an alien]
Neelix: I still say you should have posed as a Talaxian. We'd have made a striking pair.
Chakotay: Whiskers make me itch.

The Doctor: [to Chakotay] I assumed *I'd* be in charge during your absence, Commander!
Harry Kim: 'scuse me?
The Doctor: [to Kim] An Emergency Command Hologram, programmed with over two million tactical subroutines, outranks an ensign.
Harry Kim: A few words to the computer, and this ensign can delete those subroutines.
The Doctor: Then you'd be depriving yourself of a skilled leader for the sake of your ego.
Harry Kim: Hah, *my* ego?
Chakotay: Gentlemen! Work it out.
The Doctor, Harry Kim: Aye, sir.

The Doctor: I've repaired the deuterium injectors, brought secondary propulsion back online, and soothed Ensign Kim's upset tummy.
Chakotay: Good work.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead (#6.3)" (1999)
Chakotay: Looks like the Klingons beat Starfleet to the Delta Quadrant by a few hundred years. You may be holding the most important archeological find in Klingon history.
B'Elanna Torres: Remind me to plant a flag on behalf of the Empire.

B'Elanna Torres: Do you believe in an afterlife?
Chakotay: I accept there are things in the universe that can't be scanned with a tricorder.

Chakotay: What do you think of the afterlife so far?
B'Elanna Torres: It's not exactly what I had in mind.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Displaced (#3.24)" (1997)
Commander Chakotay: How do you like your first day as Chief of Security, Ensign?
Ensign Lang: It's everything I dreamed of, sir.
Commander Chakotay: Who says there's no room for advancement on this ship?

Commander Chakotay: All right - I know when to quit.
[he disappears, as the last of Voyager's crew]

Commander Chakotay: I want access to all systems restricted to authorized voice prints only. Seal off any part of the ship that we're not using and place security force fields around sensitive areas. Warp core, armory, torpedo bays. And let's hope I'm just being paranoid.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Projections (#2.3)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: None of this is real.
The Doctor: So I've been told.

Commander Chakotay: It doesn't matter what you're made of. What matters is who you are. You're our friend; and we want you back.

The Doctor: And Kes is my assistant, not my wife?
Commander Chakotay: Your wife?
The Doctor: Never mind.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hunters (#4.15)" (1998)
Chakotay: How are *you* doing?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Me? I'm fine.
Chakotay: You'd say that if you'd just had your legs torn off by a Trayken beast.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Hope and Fear (#4.26)" (1998)
Chakotay: Good morning.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: What time is it?
Chakotay: 0500.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Oh - well, then, good morning.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Drone (#5.2)" (1998)
Chakotay: Good morning.
Seven of Nine: That remains to be seen.

[Ensign Kim has been in charge of the night shift on the bridge]
Chakotay: I hear you've been doing a fine job; the crew's impressed. Is it true you make them call you 'Captain Kim'?

Harry Kim: I'll get the scans underway.
Chakotay: If you don't mind being an ensign again.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Demon (#4.24)" (1998)
[the Doctor is complaining to Chakotay about Neelix and a few other crew members who are trying to use sickbay as temporary quarters]
Chakotay: We are short on beds for now. We've got to adapt.
Neelix: A-ha!
The Doctor: But... what if there's a medical emergency?
Chakotay: Then Neelix and the others will get out of the way.
Neelix: Absolutely!
The Doctor: But... this isn't just sickbay. It's my residence.
Neelix: And we promise to be the most perfect houseguests.
Chakotay: What more can you ask for?
The Doctor: But... I have a routine. I'm a night owl. What if one of them should snore while I'm listening to Puccini?
Chakotay: Well, if you feel that strongly about it, Doc, I suppose we'll have to consider other options.
The Doctor: Thank you, Commander.
[sneers at Neelix]
Chakotay: For example, we could shut down your program until you're needed. The Captain asked me to look for ways to conserve power. And it would spare you from having to listen to them snore.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [over communicator] Commander Chakotay to the bridge.
Chakotay: On my way.
[leaves]
The Doctor: But...

[Chakotay is going to look for Kim and Paris on the planet's surface]
B'Elanna Torres: Do me a favor.
Chakotay: What?
B'Elanna Torres: Take Seven of Nine with you.
Chakotay: You're recommending her?
B'Elanna Torres: You said you needed cool heads, didn't you? Nobody's head is cooler than hers.

Chakotay: [on Kim and Paris] Looks like they went this way.
Seven of Nine: My tricorder isn't picking up any life signs. How did you reach that conclusion?
Chakotay: [indicates the soil] Footprints. - I guess you never assimilated any Indian scouts.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part 2 (#7.17)" (2001)
[Chakotay has re-established his Human appearance]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're the same race!
Chakotay: We're more than that. We're friends.

Captain Kathryn Janeway: It may not have been real, Chakotay; but it felt like home. If you hadn't come after me, I never would have known that I had another life.
Chakotay: Are you sorry I showed up?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Not for a second.

Chakotay: You're obviously a very capable woman. You could probably run that power plant
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why would I want all that responsibility?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Before and After (#3.21)" (1997)
Commander Chakotay: When this is over, we're all gonna have a lot of grieving to do.

Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: [about Kes's experiences of the future ] I bet you found out some pretty interesting things?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Yeah, Kes, tell us what you know.
Commander Chakotay: Careful, Tom. You may find out that you'll leave Voyager only to join a monastery.

Kes: It's not as if I've seen everything that's going to happen over the next six years. I only remember short periods I experienced between jumps.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Even so, I bet you found out some pretty interesting things.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Yeah, Kes. Tell us what you know.
Commander Chakotay: Careful, Tom. You may find out that you leave Voyager only to join a monastery.


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

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

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


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

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 2 (#4.19)" (1998)
['Klingon' Neelix shouts at Captain Miller in Klingon]
Chakotay: [as Captain Miller] I guess my French is a little rusty.

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Elogium (#2.4)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: Feeding at 3,000 kilometers per second. Not exactly leisurely dining, is it?

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

Lieutenant Tom Paris: What was that all about?
Commander Chakotay: I'd call it an example of indiscreet shipboard fraternization.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Really. Sorry I missed it.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 1 (#3.8)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: Where are we?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [seeing Earth on the screen] Home!

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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Random Thoughts (#4.10)" (1997)
Chakotay: Tom - I may have let you sit in the Captain's chair, but remember - she's still the boss.

[Tom has suggested to attempt a rescue mission for B'Elanna, who has been taken into custody by the Mari]
Chakotay: Before we start resorting to extreme measures, don't you think we should give the Captain a chance to find a legal solution?
Tom Paris: By the time that happens, it may be too late.
Chakotay: I'll tell you what. Why don't you come up with a rescue plan, one that minimizes the possibility of violence, and I'll review it?
Tom Paris: Just trying to keep me busy, aren't you?
Chakotay: Can you blame me?

Tom Paris: Chakotay, we've got to talk.
Chakotay: [indicates the Captain's chair] Have a seat.
Tom Paris: Here?
Chakotay: I'm sure the Captain wouldn't object.


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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alice (#6.5)" (1999)
Tom Paris: Even B'Elanna thinks restoring this ship is worthwhile.
Chakotay: Maybe, if we had the manpower to restore it.
Tom Paris: No, I'll do all the work myself, on my own time. And, if I need a hand, Harry's offered to help.
Harry Kim: I have?

Chakotay: I'm Commander Chakotay, this is Mister Neelix.
Neelix: Welcome to Voyager!
Abaddon: "Neelix", is it? You wouldn't be a fellow trader, would you?
Neelix: What makes you say that?
Abaddon: Cheerful demeanor, furtive eyes... it's obvious you're a man of commerce!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Riddles (#6.6)" (1999)
Naroq: [explaining why the Ba'neth are considered a myth on his home world] There've been so few encounters with the Ba'neth. And... well, no one's ever actually seen one.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How many encounters are we talking about, exactly?
Naroq: Before this incident? Twelve.
Chakotay: I guess we're lucky thirteen.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Prey (#4.16)" (1998)
Chakotay: Is your body armor designed to handle rapid pressure fluctuations?
Alpha Hirogen: It can defeat most hostile environments. I once tracked a silicon-based life-form through the neutronium mantle of a collapsed star.
Tom Paris: I once tracked a mouse through Jefferies tube 32.

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


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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Warhead (#5.25)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How is he doing?
Chakotay: Well, let's see. I haven't heard from him in almost five minutes, so he should be checking in right about...
Harry Kim: [over communicator] Away team to Voyager.
Chakotay: ...now.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That's our Harry! If I were you, I'd watch out for your job.

Harry Kim: I hope I made the right decision.
Chakotay: About changing course or waking me up?


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Cloud (#1.5)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after 'escaping' Neelix's 'even better than coffee'-substitute] Yes, Commander?
Commander Chakotay: There was no need for you to come to the bridge, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, there was.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (#6.11)" (2000)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I have an interest in Irish culture.
Chakotay: It's understandable; they've produced great writers for hundreds of years - not to mention great bartenders.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [smirking slightly embarrassed] He's a hologram.
Chakotay: I couldn't help but notice, he seemed a little taller than the last time I saw him.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, I made a few modifications.
Chakotay: In the interest of Irish culture?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Exactly.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood (#7.9)" (2000)
Chakotay: [on the dead Hirogen found on a Hirogen training facility] Most of them were killed by facsimiles of Alpha Quadrant weapons - Romulan disruptors, Klingon bat'leths...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Starfleet phasers?
Chakotay: I think we'll find they all came from the holo-technology we gave the Hirogen three years ago.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They obviously missed the point. We gave them that technology so they could hunt holographic prey, not get themselves killed.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Natural Law (#7.22)" (2001)
[Chakotay and Seven find a tribe of primitive people, dressed in animal skins]
Chakotay: I'm guessing they're pre-warp.

[with the energy barrier down, Ledosians have entered the Ventu's territory]
Seven of Nine: Isn't it possible the Ledosians will improve the lives of the Ventu?
Chakotay: Improve them? How?
Seven of Nine: They're intelligent people. Exposure to education and technology may give them better opportunities.
Chakotay: Can you honestly say that you know what's better for them?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Ex Post Facto (#1.7)" (1995)
[Chakotay is using a Maquis tactic to escape the Numiri]
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Not to belittle Maquis tactics, Commander, but this is a very old trick.
Commander Chakotay: It worked against those Starfleet runabouts.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: You're lucky *I* wasn't commanding one of them.
Commander Chakotay: Besides, out here in the Delta Quadrant every old trick is new again.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Day of Honor (#4.3)" (1997)
[Seven has suggested to create a thorium-producing energy matrix for the needy Cataati]
Chakotay: If you've had this knowledge all along, why didn't you say so?
Seven of Nine: I am not accustomed to thinking that way. Borg do not consider giving technology away, only assimilating it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And what do you suppose made you consider it now?
Seven of Nine: I am not certain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe... it was just an unexpected act of kindness.

B'Elanna Torres: [discussing Seven of Nine] The bottom line is, I don't want her working in Engineering.
Chakotay: The bottom line is, I'm giving you an order and you're going to follow it, Lieutenant.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Omega Directive (#4.21)" (1998)
Seven of Nine: Particle 010 - the Borg designation for what you call Omega. Every drone is aware of its existence. We were instructed to assimilate it at all costs. It is... perfection. The molecules exist in a flawless state. Infinite parts functioning as one.
Chakotay: Like the Borg.
Seven of Nine: Precisely. I am no longer Borg; but I still need to understand that perfection. Without it, my existence will never be complete.

Harry Kim: Seven's taking this hive mentality just a little too far. Designated functions, numbered drones - I wouldn't be surprised if she started plugging us into alcoves.
Chakotay: When in the Collective, Harry, adapt.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Learning Curve (#1.15)" (1995)
[Tuvok is to give some former Maquis members a field training in Starfleet protocol and procedures]
Commander Chakotay: Don't worry, Tuvok. I'll tell them to take it easy on you.

Crewman Kenneth Dalby: Look, Commander, you know as well as I do that we're used to playing with a different rule book. There's the Starfleet way, and there's the Maquis way.
Commander Chakotay: And you want to do things the Maquis way?
Crewman Kenneth Dalby: That's right. That's always worked for us.
[without warning, Chakotay punches Dalby in the face]
Commander Chakotay: That's the Maquis way too, isn't it? And if you wanna keep doing it the Maquis way, that's fine with me. We can do that tomorrow, the next day, every day until you report to Lieutenant Tuvok. You understand me?


"Star Trek: Voyager: Concerning Flight (#4.11)" (1997)
[Chakotay has interrogated an alien who has purchased goods stolen from Voyager, among other things a Starfleet uniform]
Alien Visitor: [as he is dismissed] This was a waste of my time.
Chakotay: Not really. These colors look good on you.

Chakotay: Ready for some fancy flying?
Tom Paris: You bet.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk (#5.3)" (1998)
B'Elanna Torres: When I was six, my father walked out on me. When I was 19, I got kicked out of Starfleet. A few years later, I got separated from the Maquis. And just when I start to feel safe, you tell me that all of our old friends have been slaughtered. The way I figure it, I've lost every family I've ever had.
Chakotay: B'Elanna - you have a new family now, here on Voyager. And you're not gonna lose us. You're stuck with us.
B'Elanna Torres: You can't promise me that.
Chakotay: No, I suppose I can't. Losing people's inevitable; and sometimes it happens sooner than we expect. But I can promise you that the people on this ship aren't about to let you stop living your life, or break your neck on the holodeck. You're gonna have to find another way to deal with this.

Chakotay: Maybe you're afraid if you let yourself start to feel something, you might not be able to stop. You can't just shut off your emotions, B'Elanna. Sooner or later, you're gonna have to let yourself grieve.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Maneuvers (#2.11)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: I had you right where I wanted you.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: What're you talking about? I was ahead - nineteen-seven.
Commander Chakotay: I was just lulling you into a false sense of security.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: [sardonically] Sure you were.
Commander Chakotay: I'll win the next couple of points, then you'll start to tense up.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I do not tense up!
Commander Chakotay: Easy, B'Elanna - it's only hoverball.

Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: [referring to Seska manipulating the Voyager crew] You're taking this all very personally, aren't you?
Commander Chakotay: Why shouldn't I?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: You are not responsible for what happened.
Commander Chakotay: Oh, no? I let her join the Maquis. I took her into my confidence. I even got... intimately involved with her.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: So you have lousy taste in women.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion (#5.18)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: For all we know, the real Voyager's been destroyed, and we're all that's left. For all we know, we're supposed to be living their lives.
Chakotay: That's a pretty big assumption; and it's putting this crew in danger.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There's only one thing I know how to be, Chakotay, and that's Kathryn Janeway.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Scientific Method (#4.7)" (1997)
Chakotay: You smell something strange?
Neelix: I... I'm... I'm afraid that's me. I seem to be developing Mylean sweat glands. Sorry.
Chakotay: It's not so bad.
Neelix: Well, whatever happens, I... I try to keep in mind that things could be worse.
[grunts heavily as he tries to lift himself onto a biobed]
Neelix: I still have my home here on Voyager, my friends.
Chakotay: Your hair.
Neelix: True. But I'd gladly lose it if I could have my taste buds back.
Chakotay: At least you're not losing your eyesight. See that display over there? It's nothing but a blur.
Neelix: You think that's bad? The Doctor tells me my pupils have dilated 60 percent. I-I can't even look at that display, it's so bright!
Chakotay: Yeah? Well, I've got chronic arthritis in my fingers. I can barely keep this glass steady.
Neelix: Well, that's nothing. My spinal column is fusing together. In a matter of days, I won't be able to walk.
Chakotay: Got you beat! I can barely walk now.

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Emanations (#1.8)" (1995)
[the Doctor has identified the biopolymer resin as a byproduct of the decomposition process of the dead Vhnori]
Commander Chakotay: So the other biopolymer fibers we found in the cavern were...
The Doctor: ...were probably the result of other bodies that had decomposed and left a residual membrane. In essence, Commander, you were strolling through dead bodies.

Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: [having come across a burial ground, Chakotay, with Janeway's support, has forbidden tricorder scans out of respect for the dead] Well, I think I've found out about all I can with my eyes.
Commander Chakotay: Really? What have you learned about this culture so far?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: They like to bury their dead on asteroids. That's about all I can tell without a tricorder. No artifacts, no inscriptions, just some naked dead people.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part 2 (#3.1)" (1996)
[addressing the Captain about his unsuccessful attempt to start a fire]
Commander Chakotay: Trapped on a barren planet, and you're stuck with the only Indian in the universe who can't start a fire by rubbing two sticks together.

Commander Chakotay: [referring to the Hanonian natives] Have you been able to tell if they have a leader?
Kes: I'd say it's the one with the claw.
Neelix: I agree. The other two seem to be trying to figure out what to make of us - in a manner of speaking, not in a culinary sense, I hope.


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

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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alliances (#2.14)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: As Captain, you're responsible for making decisions in the best interest of your crew. And I think you have to ask yourself... if you're doing that.

Commander Chakotay: I don't think we can afford to keep doing business as usual.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The 37's (#2.1)" (1995)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Am I the only one who's so intent on getting home? Is it just me? Am I leading the crew on a forlorn mission with... no real hope of success?
Commander Chakotay: You're not alone. I wanna get home too. And there's not a day that goes by when I don't hear someone mention Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The people here have built a new Earth. We could stay, help them build a human civilization in the Delta Quadrant. Isn't that an exciting prospect, shouldn't we be grateful for the opportunity they're giving us?
Commander Chakotay: It is a tempting prospect. But when I hold it up against the prospect of seeing the sun rise over the Arizona desert, or swimming in the Gulf of Mexico on a summer's day - there's just no comparison. I wanna go home.

John Evansville: The 37's were brought here 15 generations ago by the Briori.
Commander Chakotay: Who are the Briori?
John Evansville: They're an alien race. They abducted over 300 people from Earth in the year 1937, brought them here, turned them into slaves. But those slaves revolted, killed the Briori, took their weapons and technology, and survived! Now there are over 100,000 of us. The Briori never came back.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part 1 (#4.8)" (1997)
Chakotay: [on Janeway's determination to protect Voyager with temporal shielding] Before long, there won't be a ship left to protect.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We don't have a choice.
Chakotay: Maybe we do.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Here comes the part I'm not gonna like.

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


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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul (#7.7)" (2000)
Chakotay: They may be in more trouble than we thought.
[after learning about the Doctor's/Seven's joined identity]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Q2 (#7.19)" (2001)
Captain Janeway: Aren't you supposed to be supervising our young guest?
Chakotay: He says he doesn't need supervision.
Captain Janeway: And you accepted that?
Chakotay: Of course not. I'm just giving him a chance to fail.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tuvix (#2.24)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: There's an old axiom: The whole is never greater than the sum of its parts. I think Tuvix might be disproving that notion.


"Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits (#3.5)" (1996)
Bard: W-well? What did you think?
Commander Chakotay: It was... er, very nice.
Bard: *Nice?* I'll wager you've never heard the Song of the Sages more beautifully or faithfully recited!
Lieutenant Tom Paris: He's got a point. We have *never* heard the Song of the Sages more beautifully recited.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1999)
Chakotay: [finding one of the Equinox's crew huddling under debris] I'm Commander Chakotay, USS Voyager.
Ensign Marla Gilmore: But... but we're the only humans in the Delta Quadrant!
Chakotay: That's what we used to think.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Innocence (#2.22)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: Peace in your heart, fortune in your steps.
[blessing from the Sky Spirits]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Alter Ego (#3.14)" (1997)
Lieutenant Tuvok: I am fully capable of appreciating this phenomenon, without the extraneous sentimentality Humans find so necessary.
Commander Chakotay: Being moved by an emotion isn't always extraneous. Sometimes it's the whole point.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Lifesigns (#2.19)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Is there something wrong?
Commander Chakotay: I wanted to talk to you about Lt Paris. His attitude lately has been less than professional.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've noticed.
Commander Chakotay: I know crew discipline's my responsibility, but in this case I thought I should let you get involved before I took any action. In a way, Paris has been your personal reclamation project.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I appreciate your bringing this to my attention, Commander. But I trust you to handle the problem any way you see fit.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Homestead (#7.23)" (2001)
Harry Kim: Neelix does too many things to have just one station. He's our ambassador, morale officer...
Chakotay: ...trade negotiator - without a doubt, he's the most versatile member of our crew.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Cathexis (#1.12)" (1995)
[last lines]
Commander Chakotay: To be honest - I feel like I never left.


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Swarm (#3.4)" (1996)
Commander Chakotay: As far as anyone's sensors are concerned, we're lit up like a Christmas tree.
[after one of the alien ships has changed Voyager's shield polarity]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Someone to Watch Over Me (#5.22)" (1999)
Chakotay: Is it my imagination, or is our guest of honor drunk?
Neelix: Commander, I tried! I had an itinerary, I even set up a prayer dais in his quarters. But I just couldn't control him. The Captain is due back in the morning with the Kadi minister. What do I do?
Chakotay: Pray.


"Star Trek: Voyager: One (#4.25)" (1998)
Chakotay: My concern isn't about going into stasis; it's about who you're leaving in charge.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're worried about Seven.
Chakotay: Maybe you need to step outside yourself for a minute. Look at the fact that here's someone who's butted horns with you from the moment she came on board, who disregards authority and actively disobeys orders when she doesn't agree with them.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And this is the person I'm giving responsibility for the lives of this entire crew. I suppose you want me to tell you I'm not crazy.
Chakotay: In a nutshell.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Deadlock (#2.21)" (1996)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Voyager isn't exactly anyone's idea of a nursery. And the Delta Quadrant isn't much of a playground.
Commander Chakotay: My father had a saying, Captain: 'Home is wherever you happen to be.'


"Star Trek: Voyager: Retrospect (#4.17)" (1998)
Chakotay: You've been asking for more responsibilities, I thought you'd be pleased.
Seven of Nine: The captain gives me greater liberty only when she needs my expertise.
Chakotay: You violated her trust, and if you want it back, you're going to have to earn it. One step at a time.


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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Warlord (#3.10)" (1996)
Demmas: [Demmas, the son of the Autarch is pacing up and down in the Observation Lounge during a staff meeting] I'm sure they really wanted to kill my father! He's the one they invited up to your ship. Nori and Adin are known to be political extremists.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How could Kes be involved?
Demmas: I may be able to explain that.
[to the Doctor]
Demmas: You mentioned that she was with the third patient when he died?
The Doctor: That's right. Why?
Demmas: I believe your crewmember has been inhabited by the consciousness of a very dangerous man, named Tieran.
Neelix: [concerned] Who is that? What does he want with Kes?
Demmas: Oh, I know exactly what he wants. To overthrow my family's government and reinstate himself as the Autarch.
Lieutenant Tuvok: He has held the title before?
Demmas: Tieran ruled Ilari over two centuries ago. He was a war hero, a brilliant military leader. He brought security and stability during a difficult time in our history. But in peacetime, he began to treat his own subjects as enemies. He became convinced everyone was a potential traitor.
Commander Chakotay: At some point your people must have rebelled.
Demmas: They did, led by one of my ancestors. They laid siege to the Imperial Hall for over a year and the city around it was burned to the ground, but Tieran was finally defeated.
Lieutenant Tuvok: And yet you believe that he, or at least his consciousness, has survived?
Demmas: During his reign, he became obsessed with his own mortality. He spent most of his time, and Ilari's resources, searching for ways to overcome death. Somehow, he's discovered a way to transfer his own mind into someone else's body, as he's done with Kes.
Neelix: So he's been controlling her?
Demmas: Yes, completely.
Neelix: But she... he knew things about Kes's life. He acted enough like Kes to fool us all.
[hopeful]
Neelix: The real Kes must still be in there somewhere.
Demmas: Tieran may have access to her memories and her feelings, but the Kes you knew... is lost. I'm very sorry.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not prepared to accept that yet.
[to the Doctor]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Examine the body of the man who died. We need more information about how the transfer works if we want to get Kes back.
Demmas: That's certainly worth exploring, Captain. But our priority must be to stop Tieran. By force if necessary. Voyager is a powerful ship.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You may be considering force, but my only intention is to rescue Kes and remove Tieran's consciousness. That should suit both our interests.
Demmas: You don't understand what's at stake here, Captain. You must help me to defend my people.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy (#6.4)" (1999)
[the Doctor is about to try the Captain's chair]
Chakotay: It won't bite.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Lineage (#7.12)" (2001)
Chakotay: Have you checked the warp core for radiation leaks today?
B'Elanna Torres: No, why?
Chakotay: You have a certain... glow about you.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Twisted (#2.6)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: Tell me something, Tuvok: what does your logic tell you about navigating a maze that's constantly changing shape?


"Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 1 (#4.18)" (1998)
[Captain Miller is worried that his troops won't get any support from the Resistance in Sainte Claire]
Tom Paris: [as Lt. Davis] You may be underestimating the good citizens of Sainte Claire. I spent a summer there when I was eighteen.
Chakotay: [as Captain Miller] Let me guess: you ate a few snails, fell in love with a local girl and became an expert on the city.
Tom Paris: Um, well... Yeah, pretty much like that.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica! (#5.12)" (1999)
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're not suggesting we wait until this... Chaotica defeats the aliens?
Tom Paris: No, no. I'm suggesting, that we help the aliens to defeat Chaotica. They think he's leading some kind of hostile invasion force, once that threat is gone it's a good bet they will leave and close up their portals.
Chakotay: How do you propose to defeat Chaotica?
Tom Paris: Well, he's been attacking the aliens with his Death Ray...
Tuvok: It's a shame we don't have one.
Tom Paris: No, forget about what it's called Tuvok! In the world of Captain Proton it's the most powerful weapon that there is, and because it's photonic it's lethal to these aliens. Now, in chapter 18 Captain Proton disables this weapon Just before Chaotica can use it to destroy Earth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And you think that Proton - namely you, of course - could still do that?
Tom Paris: Well, we'd have to knock out the Lightning Shield first...
Seven of Nine: A force-field.
Tom Paris: Yep, now you're catching on. The Destruct-o Beam on my Rocket Ship can can disable the Death Ray but only if someone gets inside the Fortress of Doom and can shut down the Lightning Shield.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Nothing Human (#5.8)" (1998)
[Cpt. Janeway and several crew members are listening to a very boring presentation by the Doctor on the holodeck]
Harry Kim: [on the bridge] 2100 hours, Commander. All systems reporting normal.
Chakotay: Acknowledged.
Harry Kim: Like I said, it's 2100 hours.
Chakotay: I heard you the first time, Harry.
Harry Kim: They've been in there over an hour.
Chakotay: I'm aware of that.
Harry Kim: Didn't the Captain ask you to rescue them after 30 minutes?
Chakotay: Harry, you and I were lucky enough to enjoy the Doctor's scintillating exhibition for two full hours. Would it really be fair of us to deny our friends the same unforgettable experience?
Harry Kim: [smiling] Of course not, sir.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Dragon's Teeth (#6.7)" (1999)
Chakotay: [on seeing the hundreds of stasis pods of the Vaadwaur] Dragon's teeth.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: "Dragon's teeth"?
Chakotay: An old Greek myth. After a dragon was killed in a war, its teeth were spread out over the battlefield. They took root, and warriors sprung from the ground, to continue the fighting.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection (#7.2)" (2000)
[Janeway intends to collect a cortical node from a Borg debris field]
Chakotay: I want to help Seven as much as anyone, but if we're not careful, we'll all end up with cortical nodes.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Renaissance Man (#7.24)" (2001)
The Doctor: The aliens took my program offline as soon as they boarded the Flyer. The captain reactivated me a few hours later and told me she'd been interrogated. Naturally, I examined her to make sure she was all right.
Chakotay: Did you find anything unusual?
The Doctor: I suppose I'm violating doctor-patient confidentiality by telling you this but, she was fine.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Faces (#1.13)" (1995)
[last lines]
Human B'Elanna Torres: I do know that right now - the way I am... I'm more at peace with myself than I've ever been before. And that's a *good* feeling.
Commander Chakotay: But?
Human B'Elanna Torres: I'm incomplete. It doesn't feel like me. I guess I've had someone else living inside of me for too long to feel right without her.
Commander Chakotay: I'd have to say that you two made quite a team down there.
Human B'Elanna Torres: I know. I came to admire a lot of things about her. Her strength - her bravery... I guess, I just have to accept the fact that I'll spend the rest of my life fighting with her.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier (#5.15)" (1999)
Chakotay: Maybe I should go to red alert and get it over with.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Commander?
Chakotay: You're about to drop one of your bombshells.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Now, what makes you say that?
Chakotay: The way you fiddle with your combadge - you do it every time.


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


"Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero: Part 2 (#7.1)" (2000)
[as acting First Officer, Paris has a disagreement with acting Captain Chakotay]
Chakotay: Lieutenant - a First Officer could get in a lot of trouble for talking to his Captain that way.
Tom Paris: Well, I've learned from the best.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Collective (#6.16)" (2000)
Tom Paris: [the boys are playing poker] Look, why don't we make things a little more interesting? Forget the chips. Let's bet on tomorrow's work detail, all right? Whoever wins this hand gets the morning off.
Chakotay: I'm in.
Harry Kim: I'm in.
Neelix: Sounds good to me.
Chakotay: What have you got?
Harry Kim: Two pair.
Neelix: Does that beat a flush?
Harry Kim: I *knew* you were bluffing!
Chakotay: That beats me. Tom?
Chakotay: [Tom says nothing; he's staring in horror at the viewscreen. The others follow his gaze, and see a Borg cube coming right at them] Battle stations!
Tom Paris: [as everyone scrambles for their station] And I had a full house...


"Star Trek: Voyager: Remember (#3.6)" (1996)
[B'Elanna has told Chakotay of her recurrent dreams, causing her to oversleep]
Commander Chakotay: So I assume I won't have to write up a report on your chronic oversleeping?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: If you say a word about this to anyone...
Commander Chakotay: I know. You'll rip my heart out and eat it raw. Your secret's safe with me.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Drive (#7.3)" (2000)
[a good part of the crew is following the race from Astrometrics]
Tuvok: [enters and hands Janeway a PADD] My weekly security report.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'll read it later.
Tuvok: There are a few matters we should discuss.
Chakotay: She said later, Tuvok.
Neelix: [focused on the race] Something's wrong... They're disappearing!
Seven of Nine: Radiation from the Mobius Inversion is blocking our sensors.
Tuvok: [checking the display] How will we track their progress?
Chakotay: We can't. Not until they emerge from the other side of the anomaly.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [feigning interest] Wanna talk about that report now, Tuvok?
Tuvok: Later - if that's permissible.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Counterpoint (#5.10)" (1998)
Chakotay: Devore soldiers have materialized on decks 15, 12, 8, 4...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: And... one.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: [over comm] Captain Janeway, report to your ready room.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Infinite Regress (#5.7)" (1998)
Chakotay: Meet anyone interesting?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Just finished swapping jokes with a Bolian manicurist. Before that, I was debating the finer points of temporal physics with a Krenim scientist.
[on Seven's multiple personalities]


"Star Trek: Voyager: Bliss (#5.14)" (1999)
Chakotay: [attempting to persuade Seven to go into stasis] I realize the prospect of returning to Earth is frightening to you. It's perfectly natural for you to resist the unknown. But you're in good hands. Resistance is futile.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (#2.5)" (1995)
Commander Chakotay: We think your shuttlecraft was caught in some kind of temporal anomaly.
Ensign Harry Kim: A time stream?
Commander Chakotay: Yes, you could call it that.
Ensign Harry Kim: I've already been briefed, Commander.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Ashes to Ashes (#6.18)" (2000)
Chakotay: Kids and disorder usually go hand in hand.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Gravity (#5.13)" (1999)
[Chakotay presents Janeway with data about the sinkhole]
Chakotay: There seems to be some sort of temporal differential.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How big a differential?
Chakotay: It's difficult to say. But every hour that passes for us could mean weeks, even months, for Tom and Tuvok.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Months trying to survive in a class D environment? More than likely, they've assumed that we left them behind long ago.
Chakotay: Ready for the bad news?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: You're kidding!


"Star Trek: Voyager: Favorite Son (#3.20)" (1997)
Commander Chakotay: What's your next trick, Harry? Pull a shuttlecraft out of a hat?


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