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Sarek (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (#3.23)" (1990)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I saw you crying.
Ambassador Sarek: I do not cry.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I was there, I saw the tears.
Ambassador Sarek: You exaggerate, Captain, I recall only one tear.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: So you *were* emotionally affected by the music.
Ambassador Sarek: That is not possible!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You still haven't answered my question, Sarek. Is it logical for a Vulcan to cry?

Sakkath: I have been using my limited abilities to strengthen your mental discipline.
Ambassador Sarek: [agitated] Your efforts will no longer be required!
Sakkath: That would not be wise.
Ambassador Sarek: [calmly] It may not be wise; but it is necessary.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Sarek of Vulcan would never be afraid of looking straight at something he did not want to see.
Ambassador Sarek: I warn you! Your efforts to discredit me will not succeed!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Sarek of Vulcan never confused what he wanted with the truth.
Ambassador Sarek: [indignantly] I will not be spoken to in this manner!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Do I hear anger in your voice?
Ambassador Sarek: [enraged] It would be illogical for a Vulcan to show anger! It'd be illogical! illogical! illogical! illogic...!

[Picard has suggested a Vulcan mind meld with Sarek to save the diplomatic mission]
Ambassador Sarek: A mind meld can be a terrible intimacy. I cannot allow it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm aware of the risks. But it is the only... logical solution.
Ambassador Sarek: Your courage honors me, Captain.

Ambassador Sarek: My mind to your mind. Your thoughts to my thoughts.

Commander William T. Riker: Is Captain Picard all right?
Ambassador Sarek: Don't worry, Number One.
Commander William T. Riker: And... the Ambassador?
Ambassador Sarek: I am myself again. It has been a long time.

Ambassador Sarek: We come to serve.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your service honors us.

Ambassador Sarek: I have been accused of many things in my life, never an excess of emotion.

Ambassador Sarek: Perrin can be quite logical, when she chooses.

[last lines]
Ambassador Sarek: I will take my leave of you now, Captain. I do not think we shall meet again.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I hope you're wrong, Ambassador.
Ambassador Sarek: We shall always retain the best part of the other - inside us.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I believe I have the better part of that bargain, Ambassador.
[they exchange the Vulcan salute]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Peace and long life.
Ambassador Sarek: Live long and prosper.


Star Trek (2009)
Sarek: Spock, you are fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is: which path will you choose? This is something only you can decide.

Sarek: Speak your mind, Spock.
Spock: That would be unwise.
Sarek: What is necessary is never unwise.

Spock: I am as conflicted as I once was as a child.
Sarek: You will always be a child of two worlds. I am grateful for this, and for you.
Spock: I feel anger for the one who took Mother's life - an anger I *cannot* control.
Sarek: I believe... that she would say, "Do not try to." You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her.

Vulcan Council President: You have surpassed the expectations of your instructors. Your final record is flawless, with one exception: I see that you have applied to Starfleet as well.
Spock: It was logical to cultivate multiple options.
Vulcan Council President: Logical, but unnecessary. You are hereby accepted to the Vulcan Science Academy. It is truly remarkable, Spock, that you have achieved so much despite your disadvantage. All rise.
[the Vulcan Council stands in honor of Spock, who now looks slightly pissed]
Spock: If you would clarify, Minister: to what disadvantage are you referring?
Vulcan Council President: Your human mother.
Spock: Council... Ministers, I must decline.
Vulcan Council President: No Vulcan has ever declined admission to this academy!
Spock: Then, as I am half-human, your record remains untarnished.
Sarek: Spock, you have made a commitment to honor the Vulcan way.
Vulcan Council President: Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
Spock: The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration.
[In a tone reserved for telling someone to 'Go to Hell']
Spock: Live long and prosper.

Young Spock: You suggest I should become completely Vulcan, and yet you married a human.
Sarek: As Ambassador to Earth it is my duty to observe and understand human behaviour. Marrying your mother was... logical.

James T. Kirk: Now, what is it with you, Spock? Hm? Your planet was just destroyed, your mother murdered, and you're not even upset!
Spock: If you are presuming that these experiences in any way impede my ability to command this ship, you are mistaken.
James T. Kirk: And yet you were the one who said fear was necessary for command. I mean, did you see his ship? Did you see what he did?
[pause]
Spock: Yes, of course I did.
James T. Kirk: So are you afraid or aren't you?
Spock: I will not allow you to lecture me about the merits of emotion.
James T. Kirk: Then why don't you stop me?
Spock: Step away from me, Mister Kirk.
James T. Kirk: What is it like not to feel anger... or heartbreak... or the need to stop at nothing to avenge the death of the woman who gave birth to you?
Spock: Back away from me.
James T. Kirk: You feel NOTHING! It must not even COMPUTE for you! You NEVER loved her!
[Spock snaps and attacks Kirk, nearly killing him]
Sarek: SPOCK!
[Spock regains control]

[deleted scene: Spock's birth]
Sarek: I was thinking that we could name him after one of Vulcan's early society builders. His name was Spock.
[Amanda considers it]
Sarek: Your silence does not suggest enormous enthusiasm.
Amanda Grayson: No...
[trying it]
Amanda Grayson: Spock... Spock.
Sarek: He has your eyes.
Amanda Grayson: [laughs] And your ears.
[shakes her baby's hand]
Amanda Grayson: Hello, Spock.


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Klingon Ambassador: Vulcans are well-known as the intellectual puppets of this Federation!
Ambassador Sarek: Your vessel did destroy the USS Grissom, your men did kill Kirk's son. Do you deny these events?
Klingon Ambassador: We deny nothing. We have the right to preserve our race.
Ambassador Sarek: You have the right to commit murder?

Ambassador Sarek: It is difficult to answer, when one does not understand the question.

Ambassador Sarek: As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgment was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.
Spock: They are my friends.

Ambassador Sarek: Do you have a message for your mother?
Spock: Yes. Tell her I feel fine.

Spock: Father.
Ambassador Sarek: I am returning to Vulcan within the hour, I would like to take my leave of you.
Spock: It was most kind of you to make this effort.
Ambassador Sarek: It was no effort. You are my son. And besides, I am most impressed with your performance in this... crisis.
Spock: Most kind.
Ambassador Sarek: As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgment was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.
Spock: They are my friends.
Ambassador Sarek: Yes, of course. Do you have a message for your mother?
Spock: Yes. Tell her, "I feel fine." Live long and prosper, father.
Ambassador Sarek: Live long and prosper, my son.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7)" (1991)
Perrin: Sarek... You will listen!
Sarek: Go from me!
Perrin: Picard is here.
Sarek: No more chaos! No more.

Sarek: Is that you? Picard...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hello, old friend.

Sarek: I never knew what Spock was doing. When he was a boy, he would disappear for days into the mountains. I would ask him where he had gone, what he had done; he'd refuse to tell me. I insisted that he tell me; he would not. I forbade him to go; he ignored me. I punished him; he endured it, silently. But always, he returned to the mountains. One might as well ask the river not to run. But secretly, I admired him, that proud core of him that would not yield.

Sarek: I gave Spock the benefit of experience. Of logic. He never listened... Never listened...

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Sarek... We're a part of each other. I know that he has caused you pain. But I also know... that you love him.
Sarek: Tell him, Picard...
[Sarek struggles to perform the Vulcan salute. Picard assists him, then returns the hand gesture]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Peace and long life.
Sarek: Live long and... and... Live long and...
[starts sobbing]
Sarek: Spock... my son...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: ...and prosper.


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Sarek: You must bring them to Mount Seleyah, on Vulcan. Only there can both find peace.
Kirk: What you ask... is difficult.
Sarek: You will find a way, Kirk. If you honor them both, you must.
Kirk: I will. I swear.

Sarek: Kirk, I thank you. What you have done is...
Kirk: What I have done, I had to do.
Sarek: But at what cost? Your ship. Your son.
Kirk: If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul.

Sarek: Forgive me, it is not here. I had assumed he mind-melded with you. It is the Vulcan way, when the body's end is near.
Kirk: We were separated... He couldn't touch me.
Sarek: I see. Then, everything he was... everything he knew... is lost.
[Sarek turns to go]
Kirk: Please wait. He would have found a way. If there were that much at stake, Spock would have found a way.
Sarek: Yes. But how?
Kirk: What if he joined with someone else?

Vulcan High Priestess: Sarek! Child of S'kon, child of So'kar! The body of your son breathes still. What is your wish?
Sarek: I ask for fal tor pan: the refusion.
Vulcan High Priestess: What you seek has not been done in ages past and then, only in legend. Your request is not logical.
Sarek: Forgive me, T'layr. My logic is uncertain where my son is concerned.
Vulcan High Priestess: Who is the keeper of the katra?
McCoy: I am. McCoy, Leonard H, son of David.
Vulcan High Priestess: McCoy, son of David, since thou art human, we cannot expect thee to fully comprehend what Sarek has requested. Spock's body lives: with your approval, we shall use all our powers to return to his body that which you possess.
Vulcan High Priestess: But McCoy, you must now be warned. The danger to thyself is as grave as the danger to Spock. You must make the choice.
McCoy: I choose the danger. Hell of a time to ask.


"Star Trek: Journey to Babel (#2.10)" (1967)
Sarek: Tellarites do not argue for reasons. They simply argue.

McCoy: Spock, I've always suspected you were a little more human than you let on. Mrs. Sarek, I know about the rigorous training of the Vulcan youth, but tell me, did he ever run and play like the human children, even in secret?
Amanda: Well, he, uh, he did have a pet Sehlat he was very fond of.
McCoy: Sehlat?
Amanda: It's sort of a... a fat teddy bear.
McCoy: [grinning] A teddy bear?
Sarek: Excuse me, Doctor. It has been a rather long day for my wife. Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Ambassador.
McCoy: [needlingly Spock after Sarek and Amada have gone] "A teddy bear."
Spock: Not precisely, Doctor. On Vulcan the "teddy bears" are alive, and they have 6-inch fangs

Gav: There will be payment for your slander, Sarek.
Sarek: Threats are illogical. And payment is usually expensive.

Amanda: And you, Sarek, would you also say thank you to your son?
Sarek: I don't understand.
Amanda: For saving your life.
Sarek: Spock acted in the only logical manner open to him. One does not thank logic, Amanda.
Amanda: Logic! Logic! I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know how I feel about your logic?
Spock: Emotional, isn't she?
Sarek: She has always been that way.
Spock: Indeed. Why did you marry her?
Sarek: At the time it seemed the logical thing to do.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (#1.2)" (1973)
Young Spock: There was a decision to be made: a direction for my life had to be chosen. I chose Vulcan.
Amanda Grayson: [closes her eyes, realizing that her son's human half will be minimized]
Sarek: It is good, then. You have comported yourself with honor.

Sarek: You saved my son's life, Selek. There is no way I can fully repay you for that.
Mr. Spock: [as Selek] Try to understand your son, Sarek of Vulcan. It will be repayment enough for me.
Sarek: A strange request, but I will honor it.

Young Spock: If you will excuse me now, I have some business to conduct with schoolmates.
Sarek: Business?
Young Spock: A demonstration of the Vulcan neck pinch. Our cousin taught me.


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Klingon Ambassador: The Chancellor of the High Council is dead - the result of an unprovoked attack while he traveled to see you under a flag of truce on a mission of peace. Captain Kirk was legally arrested for the crime. May I remind you that he and Dr. McCoy boarded Kronos One on their own free will? No of these facts are in dispute, Mr. President.
Federation President: I have ordered a full-scale investigation. In the meantime...
Klingon Ambassador: In the meantime, we expect the Federation to abide by the articles of Interstellar Law, which you claim to cherish. Kirk and Dr. McCoy will stand trial for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon.
Federation President: Out of the question.
[to Sarek]
Federation President: Ambassador Sarek, there must be some way to extradite these men.
Ambassador Sarek: Mr. President, I share a measure of personally responsibility in this matter, but I am obliged to confirm my esteemed colleague's legal interpretation.
Federation President: What is the position of the Romulan government, Ambassador Nanclus?
Ambassador Nanclus: I must concur with my colleagues.
Federation President: But you can't possibly believe that James Kirk assassinated the Chancellor of the High Council.
Ambassador Nanclus: Mr. President, I don't know what to believe.
Klingon Ambassador: I'm waiting for your answer, sir.
Federation President: This president is not above the law.


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
High Priestess: Sarek, your son.
Young Sarek: ...So human.