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Laura Roslin (Character)
from "Battlestar Galactica" (2004)

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"Battlestar Galactica: The Oath (#4.13)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: [addressing the fleet on the wireless during the mutiny] Women and men of the fleet. This is your president. We have come to a crossroads in our long and painful journey. Of all the decisions that I have had to make since assuming the presidency, none was more frightening or more difficult than agreeing to this alliance with the Cylons. But we have come to a crossroads in our long and painful journey. Cylons and humans have been at war for generations; we know nothing else. And we have been locked in a struggle that has seen both sides suffer unspeakable loss. But with our supplies running low and our options limited, our former enemies may represent our last, perhaps our only hope. To those in the fleet and in Galactica who would reject this alliance, I am asking you. No, I am begging you to reconsider and place your trust back in those who have brought you this far, and to reject those traitors who would use your fear of the Cylons to destroy Colonial civilization a...
[transmission is cut off]

President Laura Roslin: [trying to convince an unsympathetic Baltar to let her use his wireless to make a fleet wide broadcast] The thing is that I never really believed in your conversion, so I was counting on your well-honed sense of self-preservation.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: I'm so sick of your insinuations. I recall your sudden allegiance to the priestess Elshoa and the Scrolls of Pythia the last time your political fortunes were in doubt. Tell me, how is that working for you now?
President Laura Roslin: If it makes you happy, maybe we're both frauds and this is our last chance to atone.

President Laura Roslin: Felix Gaeta. Who would have thought? You probably knew him better then anyone back on New Caprica.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Well, obviously his loyalties were divided even back then. Seems we both made rather bad choices when it comes to our Presidential aides-de-camp, wouldn't you say?
[making reference to Tory Foster, Roslin's Chief of Staff who was eventually revealed to be a Cylon. Roslin reluctantly nods her head in agreement with Baltar]

"Battlestar Galactica: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (#4.7)" (2008)
President Laura Roslin: I won't compromise the success of this operation or the safety of this fleet to indulge the neediness of 12 perpetually unhappy representatives. I can't.

Number Six: Our ship can heal itself. But most of our Raiderswere destroyed in the ambush. We're asking for you help here. We can't do it alone.
President Laura Roslin: What could possibly motivate us to trust you now? What have you got?
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon: The boxing facility resides within the Cylon Resurrection Hub. This hub controls the functions of every Resurrection ship in existence.
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon: It protects itself by periodically jumping to a new set of coordinates and relaying them back to the Baseship.
Number Six: [Standing up] Madame President, you asked for a reason to help us. Vengeance. You destroy the Hub, Cylons lose their ability to download. All of us.
President Laura Roslin: Why would you be willing to lose your ability to resurrect?
Number Six: We're rebels. We can't go back. What matters most to us is being with the Five. D'Anna will be able to identify them. We'll take you to the hub if you help us unbox D'Anna.

[the President is addressing a meeting of the Quorum with Admiral Adama and other members of the military behind her]
President Laura Roslin: I am here because I want to tell you face to face that I believe in this mission and what it means for our future. I'm here to profess my trust in our new allies. I'm here to ask you to listen. I'm here to ask for your support.
President Laura Roslin: [to the marines at the door] Bring her in.
[the Six that's the leader of the rebel Cylons walks in amidst a sea of hostile faces. She comes and stands beside the President]
Number Six: In our civil war, we've seen death. We've watched our people die. Gone forever. As terrible as it was beyond the reach of the Resurrection ships, something began to change. We could feel a sense of time, as if each moment held its own significance. We began to realize that for our existence to hold any value, it must end. To live meaningful lives, we must die and not return. The one human flaw that you spend your lifetimes distressing over... Mortality is the one thing... Well, it's the one thing that makes you whole.
[Looking at Starbuck who's standing at the back in front of the door]
Number Six: I believe it was no accident that we were found by Kara Thrace. It was destiny. She asked me to leave my people, and I accepted. No matter what the sacrifice, even if it should mean my death...
[Trance-like fade to memories of the Hybrid speaking to Starbuck]
The Hybrid: Thus shall it come to pass. The dying leader shall know the truth of the opera house. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace.
[Suddenly we are back at the meeting with Starbuck looking dazed and glancing toward the President]
Number Six: Our destiny. Our future. Begins here. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak.
Admiral William Adama: Take her out.

"Battlestar Galactica: Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 1 (#1.12)" (2005)
President Laura Roslin: Let me see. Ruins? What ruins? This is an inhabited city. Look at the buildings.
Billy Keikeya: Buildings?
President Laura Roslin: Look.
Elosha: What did you see? Tell me, Laura.
President Laura Roslin: A dome-like structure with six roads leading out of it like spokes. With something around it like columns, like a forum, like the forum on Caprica, actually.
Elosha: The forum in the opera house in the city of the gods on Kobol. This planet is Kobol.

President Laura Roslin: Reality is that the Cylon Raider has been successfully jump-tested. Reality is that Cylon technology obviously outstrips our own. And reality is there is a good chance the Raider can jump all the way back to Caprica and retrieve that arrow and find our way to Earth. The real Earth.
Commander William Adama: The Raider's a military asset. I won't use it to go chasing some mythical arrow. I'm sorry.

President Laura Roslin: Commander Adama has no idea where Earth is. He never did. He made it up in order to give people hope.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: You're lying.
President Laura Roslin: Go ask him.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: I will.

"Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection Ship: Part 1 (#2.11)" (2006)
President Laura Roslin: The spirit of the law requires something more here than summary executions.
Admiral Helena Cain: ...Is this what the two of you have been doing for the past six months? Debating the finer points of Colonial law? Well, guess what, we're at *war*! And we don't have the luxury of academic debate over these issues.

President Laura Roslin: You have Pegasus, he has Galactica. Two heavily-armed, very powerful warships. Now, I am sure that Pegasus would prevail in any fight-
Commander William Adama: [interrupting] -I wouldn't count on that-
President Laura Roslin: -but certainly, there'd be heavy damage and you'd take significant casualties. So you can go out there and fight it out with Galactica or you can compromise. And those are the only two options on the table, period.
Admiral Helena Cain: How the two of you have survived this long, I will never know.

President Laura Roslin: [discussing Admiral Cain] I afraid this can only end one way... You've got to kill her.
Commander William Adama: What the hell are you talking about?
President Laura Roslin: Like she said, let's cut through it. The two of you were willing to go to war today. Do you think she's going to step down from that? She's going to bide her time and hit you the first chance she gets. That's a given. I hate to lay this on you, Bill, but she is dangerous and the only thing that you can do is to hit her before she hits you.
Commander William Adama: I'm not an assassin.

"Battlestar Galactica: Colonial Day (#1.11)" (2005)
Commander William Adama: Politics. As exciting as war. Definitely as dangerous.
President Laura Roslin: Though in war, you only get killed once. In politics it can happen over and over.
Commander William Adama: You're still standing.
President Laura Roslin: So are you.

President Laura Roslin: Mr. Zarek. Oh, don't worry, I won't be kissing you today.
Tom Zarek: That's a shame. I shaved very closely in anticipation of being smacked by you.

"Battlestar Galactica: Taking a Break from All Your Worries (#3.13)" (2007)
President Laura Roslin: [interrogating Baltar] This is Devlin and Mary Ann McCallister and their son and daughter. This is a family of four that was gunned down in their own home on suspicion of harboring insurgents. Just wondering if you recognize even one of these faces, did any image get through to you on the rare occasion that you ventured out, from behind your sandbags and your razor wires TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO YOUR PEOPLE? *YOUR* PEOPLE!

President Laura Roslin: Doctor, did you conspire with her to subvert our defense system?
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Conspiracy requires intent. I never intended... though she said deep down I'd always suspected. But I didn't know. How could I know? Did I conspire? Did I? No. No. I don't know. No. It wasn't my fault. It wasn't my fault! I am not responsible!

"Battlestar Galactica: Act of Contrition (#1.4)" (2004)
Doctor Cottle: You are obviously an intelligent, well-educated young woman. Would you mind explaining to me why you waited five years in between breast exams?
President Laura Roslin: Yes, I would mind. It's none of your business. I was busy.
Doctor Cottle: [lighting a cigarette] And now here you are.
President Laura Roslin: Yes, here we are. Would you mind?
[indicating her displeasure at his smoking]
Doctor Cottle: I do, actually.
[continues smoking]

Dr. Cottle: You are obviously an intelligent well-educated young woman. Would you mind explaining to me why you waited five years in between breast exams?
President Laura Roslin: Yes, I would mind. It's none of your business. I was busy.
Dr. Cottle: [lighting a cigarette] And now here we are.
President Laura Roslin: Yes, here we are. Do you mind?
[Indicating her displeasure at his smoking]
Dr. Cottle: I do, actually.
[continues smoking]

"Battlestar Galactica: Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (#1.9)" (2004)
President Laura Roslin: [to Commander Adama, who is concerned about Ellen's identity] You actually think that woman is a Cylon?
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Well, if she's not, then we're all in a lot of trouble.

Doctor Gaius Baltar: [Phone rings in Dr. Baltar's lab] Dr. Gains Baltar, department of Cylon detection, how may I direct your call?
President Laura Roslin: You're in a good mood.
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Madame president. I'm... I'm sorry, I was expecting someone else.I have started and stopped the test twice already now so I'm running a little behind.
President Laura Roslin: Doctor, I would like you to call me the moment Commander Adama's test is complete. Will you do that?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Commander Adama cancelled his test a short while ago.
President Laura Roslin: [Taken aback] Why?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: I dunno, um... he gave me another sample, and said it had priority. Yes, I probably shouldn't have mentioned that.
President Laura Roslin: Whose?No, you probably shouldn't have.
Doctor Gaius Baltar: I'll just check.
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Some woman called Ellen. No surname. He dropped it of, and left. Is there a problem?
President Laura Roslin: Dr. Baltar, I would like you to resume testin Commander Adama's blood sample, immediately, thank you.
[Laura Roslin hangs up the phone]

"Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (#4.20)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: [Her last words, spoken while riding a Raptor flying over Earth, looking at the various wildlife on the planet] So much life...

President Laura Roslin: [Talking with Dr.Cottle about the state of her health. The normally gruff Cottle is on the verge of choking up] Don't spoil your image, just light a cigarette and go and grumble.

"Battlestar Galactica: Escape Velocity (#4.4)" (2008)
President Laura Roslin: Lee has no idea. He really has no idea.
Admiral William Adama: Have you anything I've said?
President Laura Roslin: There are pragmatic realities he refuses to face.
Admiral William Adama: Well, that's a problem of course; he saying what he thinks is right.
President Laura Roslin: Well yeah, he's Lee. Thing is, it probably is the right thing. But sometimes the right thing is a luxury. And it can have profoundly dangerous consequences. And it's almost as if he doesn't want that to be true. Ok, I've got to stop this. I'm not supposed to get upset during treatment. Will you read the next chapter?
Admiral William Adama: I must warn you that I'm getting into the part I haven't read yet.
President Laura Roslin: Oh dear, are you going to be able to continue?
Admiral William Adama: Chapter Seven. The raft was not as seaworthy as I'd hoped. The waves repeatedly threatened to swamp it. I wasn't afraid to die. I was afraid of the emptiness that I felt inside. I couldn't feel anything, and that's what scared me. You came into my thoughts; you filled them. It felt good.

President Laura Roslin: [At Cally's funeral] I like this service.
Admiral William Adama: It's not for me, I'll tell you that.
President Laura Roslin: I know, but I want you to know what I like.

"Battlestar Galactica: Blood on the Scales (#4.14)" (2009)
Tom Zarek: You have to think about the people of this fleet now, and surrender.
President Laura Roslin: No. Not now. Not ever. Do you hear me? I will use every cannon, every bomb, every bullet, every weapon I have down to my own eye teeth to end you! I swear it! I'm coming for all of you!

Tom Zarek: [speaking on the wireless] This is Tom Zarek, President of the Twelve Colonies. It's over, Laura. Saul Tigh was killed attempting to escape. Bill Adama was tried and found guilty of his crimes. A firing squad executed him this morning. It's done, Laura. You need to think about the people of this fleet now, and surrender.
President Laura Roslin: No. Not now. Not ever. Do you hear me? I will use every cannon, every bomb, every bullet, every weapon I have down to my own eyeteeth to end you. I swear it! I'm coming for all of you!

"Battlestar Galactica: Collaborators (#3.5)" (2006)
Laura Roslin: [Scolding Zarek for his ordering secret trials/executions for collaborators] If they're guilty, they'll be tried by a jury of their peers.
Tom Zarek: They have a jury, but they don't get lawyers. They don't get to showboat for weeks and months on end. They don't get to blame the system. And the don't get lasting fame as martyrs or innocent people just in the wrong place at the wrong time. They just disappear. Now. In the great twilight between the long night of the occupation and the dawn of a new era, you come into office clean, without their blood on your hands.
Laura Roslin: Well, thank you, that's-uh, that's very poetic, however you have a problem, Mr. President. Everyone, by law, is entitled to a trial with representation. Everyone. It is not an option to be discarded at the president's whim.
Tom Zarek: You think by making the trials public that you'll find justice?
Laura Roslin: Yes, I do.
Tom Zarek: Come on, Laura. You're not that naive. Let me tell you what's gonna happen if those cases go to trial. It'll consume this fleet for months, maybe years. People will be lining up to testify against their neighbors. It'll be a circus, an entertainment for the mob, and you will be signing death warrents almost every day. Is that how you want to spend your next term, Laura? As Executioner-in-Chief?

Laura Roslin: Thank you all for, once again, entrusting me with this higher office of civil service. Today is a new beginning for all of us. We share a unique destiny, but our future is ours to shape and our past cannot be forgotten. A new day requires new thinking, and while I had intended on using this occasion as an opportunity to announce the formation of a special prosecutor's office charged with investigating acts of collaboration with the enemy; I have decided instead that a different gesture is called for on this, the first day of my next term as your president. We all feel the need for justice, and we all feel the need for vengeance, and telling the difference between the two can be difficult at times. We are all victims of the Cylons, and none of us can be impartial. I certainly can't. So today I am forming a commission on truth and reconciliation to hear our stories and record them for posterity. There will be no prosecutions. I am issuing a general pardon for every human being in this fleet. This will not be a popular move today, but I truly believe that is the only way for us to move forward in strength in the spirit of healing and reconciliation. I thank you for your continued patience and courage. Good day.

"Battlestar Galactica: Exodus: Part 2 (#3.4)" (2006)
Laura Roslin: Tom, you go that way. Head to the shipyard
Tom Zarek: You're coming, right?
Laura Roslin: [points to Colonial One] My ship's up there.

"Battlestar Galactica: Home: Part 2 (#2.7)" (2005)
Commander William Adama: [after being reunited on Kobol, the President and the Commander sit down by a campfire to talk] You interfered with a military mission and you broke your word to me.
President Laura Roslin: It's the second part that really bothers you isn't it?
Commander William Adama: Laura I forgive you.
President Laura Roslin: Thank you Bill. I didn't ask for your forgiveness.
Commander William Adama: Well, you have it anyway.
President Laura Roslin: Lt. Thrace says there are survivors on the Colonies. There are people fighting against the Cylons everyday. They are fighting for their homes, their future.
Commander William Adama: I see.
President Laura Roslin: It doesn't give you pause? Maybe your impulse the day the Cylons attacked was right. Maybe we should have stayed and fought for our homes. Maybe the President of the Colonies should have stayed and fought with her people.
Commander William Adama: I didn't come here for this. I didn't come here to lay blame or to catalogue our mistakes. We made a decision to leave the Colonies after the attack. We made the decision. It was the right one then and it's the right one now. Because every moment of every day since then is a gift.
President Laura Roslin: From the gods.
Commander William Adama: No, from you, for convincing me that I should go. I would be dead. My son would be dead. Whatever else the costs, I won't second guess that outcome.
Commander William Adama: [after a pause, Roslin and Adama look over and see Starbuck and Apollo happily chatting near another fire] I think its time to go find this... tomb of yours.
[Adama picks up a copy of the holy scriptures and hands it to Roslin, she takes it and smiles warmly at him]

"Battlestar Galactica: Resistance (#2.4)" (2005)
President Laura Roslin: Doctor, I need your help. But it's illegal, dangerous and in violation of your oath as an officer.
Dr. Cottle: You're a lousy salesman.

"Battlestar Galactica: Episode #1.2" (2003)
Laura Roslin: Firstly, I suppose that I should thank you for deciding to bring us...
Adama: Listen, you were right and I was wrong. Let's leave it at that.

"Battlestar Galactica: Flight of the Phoenix (#2.9)" (2005)
Commander William Adama: [after the first flight of the black bird, Commander Adama, President Roslin and Colonel Tigh go to the hanger deck to congratulate Chief Tyrol and cristin the black bird All personal come to attention and salute as they walk in] As you were.
Commander William Adama: Chief Tyrol.
[President Roslin shakes his hand]
President Laura Roslin: This is the black bird?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Yes ma'am. Madame President this is an honor
President Laura Roslin: No, the honor is mine. It's remarkable.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [as all crewmembers that helped build the blackbird sign their signitures onto it] Just a ship ma'am.
President Laura Roslin: Oh you are much to modest. After what we've been through... it would be very easy to give up, to lose hope ,but not here, not today. This is more than a ship Chief. This is an act of faith. It is proof... that despite all we've lost... we keep trying... and we will get through this, all of us, together. I promise
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [Picks up a bottle of champagne] Commander
[hands the bottle to Adama]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Uh, Madame President. This was uh... suppose to be a surprise but uh... well.
President Laura Roslin: [Chief Tyrol removes the colonial flag from the nose of the black bird revealing that the name "Laura" has been given to it. President Roslin stands silent and fights to hold back tears, she finally clears her throat] Thank you.
Commander William Adama: [Adama gives Roslin the Bottles of Champagne] If you'l do us the honors... Madame President.
President Laura Roslin: Oh, of course!
[Roslin takes the bottle and prepares to smash it against the black bird causing the Chief and the entire crowd to panic]
President Laura Roslin: kidding
[looks around to re-assure the amused crowd and an especially surprised chief]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [opens the bottle while crowd cheers and gives the bottle to Chief Tyrol who takes the first drink]

"Battlestar Galactica: Flesh and Bone (#1.8)" (2004)
President Laura Roslin: Put him out the air lock.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: What? You can't do that, not after he told you the truth.
President Laura Roslin: Yes, I can, and I will. Lieutenant, look at me. You've lost perspective. During the time I've allowed him to remain alive and captive on this ship, he has caused our entire fleet to spread out defenseless. He puts insidious ideas in our minds, more lethal than any warhead. He creates fear, but you're right. He's a machine, and you don't keep a deadly machine around when it kills your people and threatens your future. You get rid of it.

"Battlestar Galactica: Episode #1.1" (2003)
Adama: [Adama, arguing with Roslin about making a last stand against the Cylons after the attack] You can run if you'd like. This ship will stand and it will fight.
Laura Roslin: I'm gonna be straight with you here. The human race is about to be wiped out. We have 50,000 people left, and that's it. Now, if we are even going to survive as a species, then we need to get the hell out of here, and we need to start having babies.

"Battlestar Galactica: The Hand of God (#1.10)" (2005)
Elosha: Three thousand six hundred years ago, Pythia wrote about the exile and the rebirth of the human race. And the Lords anointed a leader to guide the caravan of the heavens to their new homeland. And unto the leader they gave a vision of serpents, numbering two and ten as a sign of things to come.
President Laura Roslin: Pythia wrote that?
Elosha: She also wrote that the new leader suffered a wasting disease and would not live to enter the new land. But you're not dying.
Elosha: Are you?

"Battlestar Galactica: A Disquiet Follows My Soul (#4.12)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: I've played my role in this farce. "A dying leader will guide the people to the..." Blah, blah, blah. Frakking... Blah, blah. I've been there, I've done that, now what? Is there another role that I have to play for the rest of my life? Do you remember what we said on New Caprica? How we talked about trying to live for today? Well, you better think about that, because maybe tomorrow really isn't coming. Maybe today is all we have left. And maybe, just maybe, I've earned the right to live a little before I die.

"Battlestar Galactica: The Hub (#4.9)" (2008)
Dr. Gaius Baltar: I gave the access codes to the Cylons. They wiped out most of humanity. Of course, I didn't know what I was doing at the time exactly, but that's what I did. And when I realized what I had done, the magnitude, in that moment I was saved. I was loved. By God. Looking back, I think I was rewarded.
President Laura Roslin: Rewarded?
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Pythia talks about a flood. Wiped out most of humanity. Nobody blames the flood. The flood is a force of nature. Through the flood mankind is rejuvenated, born again. I was another flood, you see. I blamed myself. I blamed myself. But God made the man that made that choice. God made us all perfect. And in that thought, all my guilt flies away. Flies away like a bird.

"Battlestar Galactica: No Exit (#4.15)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: You are the right one, Lee. You have always been the right one. My only concern about you is that you're so hellbent on doing the *right* thing that you sometimes don't do the *smart* thing.
Lee Adama: Well, I'll try to be smarter, and wronger.

"Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock (#4.16)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: Oh, my gods... it's Ellen Tigh.
Lt. Brendan 'Hot Dog' Constanza: How many dead chicks are out there?

"Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection Ship: Part 2 (#2.12)" (2006)
[last lines]
Commander William Adama: How are you feeling?
President Laura Roslin: I could sleep for about a year, but... but you, however, do not have that luxury, because you have a new job. Billy.
Billy Keikeya: Took a little while to find that jeweler.
[hands a jewelry box to Roslin]
President Laura Roslin: Thank you.
President Laura Roslin: Rumor has it that I know very little about military protocol, but I do believe... that... someone who commands more than one ship is called an Admiral.
[hands the jewelry box to Adama, who opens it]
President Laura Roslin: Congratulations, Admiral Adama.
Commander William Adama: Thank you, Madam President. Thank you Billy. I, umm, never gave up hope, I just... stopped trying to get these a long time ago.
President Laura Roslin: Just goes to show you, Bill. Never give up hope.
Commander William Adama: Same goes for you, Laura.

"Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak: Part 1 (#4.19)" (2009)
President Laura Roslin: [volunteering for the mission despite being barely able to walk] You didn't think you were gonna to take off without me Admiral, did you?

"Battlestar Galactica: Faith (#4.6)" (2008)
Emily Kowalski: If he's the one and true God, he belongs to all of us. Otherwise he's not much of a god is he?
President Laura Roslin: Exactly. He isn't much of a god... he's a fantasy.
Emily Kowalski: Oh, Laura. And the Lords of Kobol are real? Reigning from a metaphysical mountaintop in those silly outfits? Zeus? Handing out fates out of an urn like they were lottery tickets? "You're gonna work on a Tillium ship. You're gonna be an Admiral. Your family's gonna be evaporated in the attack on the colonies... but you'll survive for three more years in a moldy compartment on a freighter until your body starts to eat itself up alive." Those are the gods that you worship? Capricious? Vindictive?
President Laura Roslin: But they're not meant to be taken literally. They're metaphors, Emily.
Emily Kowalski: I don't need metaphors. I need answers.
President Laura Roslin: You're like my mother. She wasn't satisfied with metaphors either. She was convinced that Aphrodite herself was gonna swoop her away when she died. And she believed it even after the Doloxan and the radiation failed to stop her cancer. She was a teacher! She was... oh, she was something to behold. And the head of a classroom. And her students loved her. They'd walk through fire for her and then they see this woman who seemed so eternal. She withered away and I find myself having to change her diaper because she couldn't even - At the moment she died there was no gleaming fields of Elysium stretched out before her. There was this dark, black abyss. And she was terrified. She was so scared. I'm sorry.
Emily Kowalski: Laura. Laura, you were terrified. You saw only darkness. You can't possibly know what your mother experienced. You're still searching...

"Battlestar Galactica: Occupation (#3.1)" (2006)
Laura Roslin: We are talking about people blowing themselves up!
Colonel Saul Tigh: You know, sometimes I think you got icewater in those veins and other times I think you're just a naive little schoolteacher. I've sent men on suicide missions in two different wars now and let me tell you something. It don't make a gods damn bit of difference whether they're riding in a Viper or walking out onto a parade ground. In the end, they're just as dead. So take your piety and your moralizing and your high minded principles and stick 'em someplace safe until you're off this rock and sitting in your nice comfy chair on Colonial One again.

"Battlestar Galactica: Downloaded (#2.18)" (2006)
Doctor Gaius Baltar: What are you suggesting?
President Laura Roslin: I'm not suggesting anything Doctor. If I want to throw a baby out an airlock I'll do it.

"Battlestar Galactica: Exodus: Part 1 (#3.3)" (2006)
Laura Roslin: [after tackling Tom to avoid the gunfire] Are you all right, Tom?
Tom Zarek: Yeah. It's been a while since I've had a woman throw me to the ground. Not quite as much fun as I remember.