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G'Kar (Character)
from "Babylon 5" (1994)

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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002) (TV)
Sindell: One of the Anla-Shok has acted inappropriately and must be punished, perhaps even expelled.
G'Kar: What was his crime?
Sindell: Staying alive!
G'Kar: Curious. Until now, I hadn't known it was a crime.

Minister Kafta: I am sure there must be a planet with a breathable atmosphere somewhere in this sector. The captain could land, drop us off, and get help.
G'Kar: Minister Kafta, this ship is being held together by little pieces of wire and good intentions. If we land in this condition, assuming we do not have an unpleasant encounter with the ground on the way down, I doubt very much they could take off again. They would be trapped with us, and the ship looking for them would find it, find them, find us, find you, a brilliant cascade of cause and effect. Isn't the universe an amazing place? I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Citizen G'Kar: Of course. LOVE to say, can't, have to go, kiss-kiss, love-love, bye!

[a variation of a joke in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]
G'Kar: Every spacefaring race has two things in common. First, they have a food identical to what humans call "Swedish meatballs."

[last lines]
G'Kar: [about to leave the Liandra for Babylon 5] It's quite a place. A place of good times and bad, of pain and growth, but in the end a place of great hope. - But if you ever do come aboard, remember one thing: No one there is exactly what he seems. But then, who is?

David Martel: What did you tell them?
Citizen G'Kar: Four true things.
David Martel: That's all?
Citizen G'Kar: Try to find one true thing in this economy.

"Babylon 5: Mind War (#1.6)" (1994)
[last lines]
Catherine Sakai: Ambassador! While I was out there, I saw something. What was it?
G'Kar: [points to a flower with a bug crawling on it] What is this?
Catherine Sakai: An ant.
G'Kar: Ant.
Catherine Sakai: So much gets shipped up from Earth on commercial transports it's hard to keep them out.
G'Kar: Yeah, I have just picked it up on the tip of my glove. If I put it down again, and it asks another ant, "what was that?",
G'Kar: how would it explain? There are things in the universe billions of years older than either of our races. They're vast, timeless, and if they're aware of us at all, it is as little more than ants, and we have as much chance of communicating with them as an ant has with us. We know, we've tried, and we've learned that we can either stay out from underfoot or be stepped on.
Catherine Sakai: That's it? That's all you know?
G'Kar: Yes, they are a mystery. And I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the universe, that we have not yet explained everything. Whatever they are, Miss Sakai, they walk near Sigma 957, and they must walk there alone.

G'Kar: Let me pass on to you the one thing I've learned about this place. No one here is exactly what he appears. Not Mollari, not Delenn, not Sinclair... and not me.

G'Kar: Narns, humans, Centauri, we all do what we do for the same reason: because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

G'Kar: Ah Ms. Sakai, I'm pleased to see that you have returned safely from your expedition.
Catherine Sakai: Yes, thanks to you. Just one question: Why?
G'Kar: Why not?
Catherine Sakai: It's not an answer.
G'Kar: Oh yes, it is. It's simply not an answer you like or the answer expected. There's a difference. Narns, humans, Centauri, we all do what we do for the same reason: because it seemed like a good idea at the time. There was no profit, no advantage in letting you fall to an untimely and most uncomfortable death. It would distress the Commander to no good effect. So once again we return to, "Why not?" I told you before you left: no one here is entirely what they appear. If I surprised you, all the better. Good day, Ms. Sakai.

"Babylon 5: Rising Star (#4.21)" (1997)
[Returning from the wedding of Sheriden & Delenn]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Stop eating that! You don't even know what it is.
Citizen G'Kar: Something called..."rice."
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes. And if it was any good, do you think they would have been standing there, throwing it at people?

Ambassador Londo Mollari: ...they are quite a couple, aren't they?
Citizen G'Kar: Yes, they are.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [chuckles] Almost makes you wish that you could peek in on them, see how it's going. - G'Kar, where is the eye that Dr. Franklin gave you?

[watching the ISN report on the new Interstellar Alliance]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: So, how does it feel to make history, hmm?
Citizen G'Kar: You do not make history. You can only hope to survive it.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: [noticing something is different about G'Kar] G'Kar... the artificial eye that Dr. Franklin gave you... where is it?
Citizen G'Kar: [Grins mischievously as we see Sheridan and Delenn in bed, newly-married and blissfully unaware that G'Kar's prosthetic eye has been strategically positioned on a piece of furniture in their bedroom!]

"Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary (#1.12)" (1994)
[last lines]
[G'Kar is conducting the G'Quan ceremony]
G'Kar: The gift of Time. The gift of life. The gift of wisdom. The gift of light. For these things we are thankful. For these things we pray.
Narn Followers: For these things, we are thankful. For these things we pray.
[G'Kar chants in alien language]

G'Kar: Commander, you are a far more spiritual man than I gave you credit for.
Sinclair: There are a couple of Jesuit teachers I know who might disagree with you.

G'Kar: [Londo enters his broken into quarters to see G'Kar sitting inside] You left your door unlocked, ambassador; careless of you. I thought it best to sit here and guard your room until you returned
Londo Mollari: And did you find anything of interest in my humble quarters, while you were "guarding it."
G'Kar: [Frustrated] No.
Londo Mollari: No. Care for a drink? Oh I forgot, the Days of G'Quan forbid it, but they come to a close very soon. Do they not?
G'Kar: You know why I am here.
Londo Mollari: The G'Quan Eth, yes? Difficult to grow, expensive to transport, very expensive to own, but so very important to you at this festive time.
G'Kar: [Barely controlling his temper] I understand that you are in possession of G'Quan Eth. If this is so, I am here to purchase it from you.
Londo Mollari: Ever since we left your beautiful planet, G'Quan Eth plants have been hard to find. Mine, which is being cared for in a safe place, I have been saving for a special occasion. When you drop the seeds into a proper mixture of alcohol... Whole new universes open up. It's shame you Narns waste them, burning as incense.
G'Kar: [Growling at the idea at an important religious item being used to get drunk] Name your price.
Londo Mollari: [Thoroughly enjoying that reaction] Oh, you are asking for quite a sacrifice of me, but in the interest of interstellar peace and friendship, Um: 50,000 commercial credits, in cash, in advance.
G'Kar: [Leaping to his feet] That's an outrage!
Londo Mollari: Of course, it's an outrage! The question is how important is your religious ceremony is to you?

G'Kar: I'm fed up with your fabrications, Mollari!
Mary Ann Cramer: Commander, do you have a comment on this?
Londo Mollari: I demand you arrest him!
G'Kar: I demand you arrest him!
Sinclair: That's enough! Get the hell out of here. All of you, now! Lieutenant Commander Ivanova, in 10 seconds you will escort any unauthorized persons still present to the brig and leave them there.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, sir. Ten, nine, eight, seven...
Londo Mollari: I'm filing an official protest.
G'Kar: I'm filing two.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Six, five...
Mary Ann Cramer: You are impeding the public's right to know, Commander!
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: FOUR, THREE...
Michael Garibaldi: [G'Kar, Molloari, and Cramer leave, Garibaldi appears] Two. One. So, what'd I miss?

"Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf (#4.1)" (1996)
G'Kar: Our thoughts form the universe. They *always* matter.

[first lines]
Delenn: Previously on Babylon 5:
Kosh: If you go to Z'Ha'Dum, you will die.
G'Kar: Each of these devices carries terrible destructive force. In human terms, they can deliver a thermonuclear blast of five or six hundred megatons.

G'Kar: [Zack Allen finds G'Kar in Garibaldi's quarters] I was studying this image. Is it one of his household gods?
[G'Kar points at a framed portrait of Daffy Duck]
Zack Allan: No. That's Daffy...
Zack Allan: yeah, well, in a way, I suppose it is. It's sort of the Egyptian god of frustration.

G'Kar: She blames herself. It is foolish, it is destructive, it is... human.

"Babylon 5: The Paragon of Animals (#5.3)" (1998)
President John Sheridan: [reads from what 'looks like the opening of G'Kar's Declaration of Principles'] The universe speaks in many languages but only one voice. The langage is not Narn or human or Centauri or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope.
G'Kar: It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us. And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: "We are one." No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star: we are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear: we are one. Here gathered together in common cause we agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule: that we must be kind to one another.
President John Sheridan: [continues reading] Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost, diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one.
G'Kar: We are one.

Londo Mollari: I would remind the Drazi ambassador that the Centauri Republic has already signed the Declaration.
G'Kar: And if the Centauri can sign it, *anyone* can sign it!
Londo Mollari: That's true, I... wait a minute!

[G'Kar is distracted during a meeting, concerning food deliveries for a possible new member race of the alliance]
President John Sheridan: What about the Pak'ma'ra? They have an outpost just a couple of jumps from there, an agricultural colony. It produces far more food than they need. Maybe they can help. G'Kar.
[no reaction Sheridan coughs]
President John Sheridan: G'Kar?
G'Kar: Oh, sorry. I was modifying clause 12 in the Declaration of Principles. I was thinking that if I could make it mor linguistically suitable to the Drazi they might be open to signing it.
Londo Mollari: Great Maker, I need a drink.
G'Kar: Well, they don't like to say "we commit" to anything. They prefer "The universe, through us, agrees to."
Londo Mollari: Make that two drinks.
President John Sheridan: Somehow, G'Kar I don't think a rewrite will solve the problem.
Delenn: We may be able to get the Pak'ma'ra onboard to help but they are going to need something in exchange.
Londo Mollari: Oh, offer them my body. Another 10 minutes of this, I'll be dead anyway.
G'Kar: I second the motion.

"Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line (#1.1)" (1994)
G'Kar: Your time has come and gone. It's our turn now. One night, you'll wake to find our teeth at your throat. Sleep well, Mollari. Slep lightly.

G'Kar: Ah, Ambassador Mollari! Please join me. Would you like some spoo? It's quite fresh this week.
Londo Mollari: Fresh is it?
[spits into dish]
Londo Mollari: You bastard! You won't get away with this. We'll strike back, and strike back hard.
G'Kar: I assume you're referring to the attack on Ragesh 3 by our forces. I just found out about it myself. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation.
Londo Mollari: What reasonable explanation is there be for the slaughter of unarmed civilians?
G'Kar: Curious, we wondered the same thing when you invaded our world. The wheel turns, does it not, Ambassador?

Londo Mollari: We should have wiped out your kind when we had the chance.
G'Kar: What happened, run out of small children to butcher?

"Babylon 5: The Parliament of Dreams (#1.5)" (1994)
Tu'Pari: Are you ambassador G'Kar?
G'Kar: This is ambassador G'Kar's quarters. This is ambassador G'Kar's table. This is ambassador G'Kar's dinner. Which part of this progression escapes you?

Citizen G'Kar: With luck, they may never find you, but if they do, you will know pain...
Na'Toth: And you will know fear.
Citizen G'Kar: And then you will die. Have a pleasant flight.

Citizen G'Kar: That hurt.
Na'Toth: Ambassador, it was the only way to disable the pain-givers. I had to hit them as hard as possible, as often as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.
Citizen G'Kar: And you didn't enjoy it in the least.
Na'Toth: I didn't say that.

"Babylon 5: Convictions (#3.2)" (1995)
[last lines]
[Londo and G'Kar are about to be rescued from a bombed-out transport tube]
Londo Mollari: There, you see? I'm going to live!
G'Kar: So it would seem. Well, it is an imperfect universe.
Londo Mollari: Bastard.
G'Kar: Monster.
Londo Mollari: Fanatic!
G'Kar: Murderer!
Londo Mollari: You are insane!
G'Kar: And that is why we'll win.
Londo Mollari: "Go be the ambassador to Babylon 5," they say. "It will be an easy assignment." - I hate my life.
G'Kar: So do I.
Londo Mollari: Shut up!

G'Kar: As the humans say, 'Up yours, die!'

"Babylon 5: Objects in Motion (#5.20)" (1998)
G'Kar: We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.

G'Kar: I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone, our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit that the part of me that is going will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

"Babylon 5: In the Kingdom of the Blind (#5.9)" (1998)
G'Kar: It's bad luck to die on an empty stomach.

[Much to the disaproval of the court, Londo returns to Centauri Prime with G'Kar as his Narn bodyguard]
Minister Vole: Mollari! This business has gone far enough. The palace guard should be protection enough for anyone. To bring one of those in here is a slap in the face to every Centauri who's given his life guarding the palace. And it recklessly endangers everyone here.
Londo Mollari: Endangers? How?
Minister Vole: Narns are barbarians. Primitives. Turn your back on them for a second, they'll stick a knife in it.
G'Kar: A Narn would never stab a centauri in the back. It has always been our tradition to go for the chest. That way you can see the life go out of their eyes as they fall.
Londo Mollari: G'kar.
G'Kar: Just doing my best in the interests of accuracy.

"Babylon 5: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder (#5.16)" (1998)
[G'Kar tells Delenn that he plans to accompany Londo to Centauri and act as Bodyguard again]
Delenn: Have you told him this yet?
G'Kar: No, I was thinking of making it a surprise. I even booked the seat right next to his. It will give me someone to talk to during the flight.
Delenn: Londo once told me he hates it when people talk to him on long flights. He prefers to sleep.
G'Kar: I know.

[Minister Cholini, acting under the regents orders, wants to place G'Kar under arrest. Londo objects]
Londo Mollari: I told you before, where I go, he goes. And where he goes, I go.
G'Kar: Mollari.
Londo Mollari: Don't worry, even one as arrogant as this would not take it upon himself to imprison his own prime minister.
[cut to a cell as the door shuts behind Londo]
Londo Mollari: Shut up.
G'Kar: I didn't say anything.

"Babylon 5: The Long Dark (#2.5)" (1994)
[a Lurker assails G'Kar with a confused sermon]
Amis: I have walked in the valley of the ...
G'Kar: Good! Keep on walking.

G'Kar: [to the newly unfrozen traveller Mariah Cirrus] Take my advice and go back to the time you came from. The future isn't what it used to be.

"Babylon 5: The Fall of Centauri Prime (#5.18)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: Isn't it strange, G'Kar? When we first met I had no power and all the choices I could ever want. And now I have all the power I could ever want and no choices at all. No choice at all.
G'Kar: Mollari. - Understand that I can never forgive your people for what they did to my world. My people can never forgive your people. But I - can forgive - you.

G'Kar: I would be dead if not for you. You risked your life to save mine.
Londo Mollari: Yes. You would have done the same.
G'Kar: Yes, but I am a better person.

"Babylon 5: The Ragged Edge (#5.12)" (1998)
G'Kar: I worry, Ta'Lon, that my shadow may become greater than the message.
Ta'Lon: If that happens, I give you my word that I will personally kill you.
G'Kar: And this is supposed to put my mind at ease?

Londo Mollari: [referring to the book of G'Kar] And am I in here?
G'Kar: Not by name. By description: Na'Tak Burella. It's a colloquialism.
Londo Mollari: Which means?
G'Kar: Prideful wind catcher.
Londo Mollari: Well, as Mr. Garibaldi says, "I think I'll wait for the movie."

Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998) (TV)
General Lefcourt: We've heard that certain elements of their government want a meeting to discuss finding a way out of this war that doesn't involve the annihilation of Earth.
G'Kar: Most progressive of them.

Delenn: It is said that in every age, there is one singular event that forever changes the world around us. A nexus, if you will.
G'Kar: It is said that the future is always born in pain. The history of war is the history of pain. If we are wise what is born of that pain matures into the promise of a better world. Because we learn that we can no longer afford the mistakes of the past.
Delenn: But in the pain of that war, a future was born. A future that would one day have a name whispered on a hundred worlds. A final refuge for dreams, a last best hope for peace. Babylon 5.

"Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows (#2.9)" (1995)
G'Kar: [in the council chamber, discussing the supposed Centauri destruction of the Narn colony at Quadrant 14] Before coming here, I received a communique from my government. For a hundred years, the Centauri occupied our world, devastated it. We swore we would never let that happen again. This attack on our largest civilian colony has inflicted terrible damage and loss of life. They have crossed a line we cannot allow them to cross. As a result, 2 hours ago, my government officially declared war against the Centauri Republic. Our hope for peace is over. We are now at war. We are now at war.

[talking about the upcoming visit of the Centauri emperor]
G'Kar: So you're going to allow this, even over my objections.
Capt. John Sheridan: What, did I suddenly turn invisible or something? Yes, ambassador, the emperor is allowed to come aboard. Now, if this bothers you, I suggest you stay in your quarters stick your fingers in your ears and hum real loud until it's over. Unless you'd like to try something as breathtakingly rational as trying to open up a dialogue.

"Babylon 5: Ship of Tears (#3.14)" (1996)
Delenn: [after explaining to G'Kar that she knew of the Shadows' alliance with the Centauri and and told him nothing] You have come a long way, G'Kar... further than I could have guessed. Sheridan's promise binds me as well as it does him. We will take you into the Council, G'kar. And some day, when all of this is over, perhaps you will find it in your heart to forgive me.
G'Kar: Perhaps... but not today.

G'Kar: I can only wait so long.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [referring to an earlier statement of G'Kar] I thought your patience is infinite.
G'Kar: Since space and time are curved the infinite sooner or later bends back upon itself and ends up where it began. And so have I.

"Babylon 5: Born to the Purple (#1.3)" (1994)
[Ko D'Ath has just arrived]
G'Kar: Oh, yes, I heard you were coming. But I wasn't expecting you for several yea - er, days.

G'Kar: So your people will agree to concede the sector?
Londo Mollari: I would sooner kiss a Jovian tree worm.
G'Kar: You have kissed far worse things in your time, Mollari.
Londo Mollari: And you can kiss my plump, Centauri
[song in the club changes]
Londo Mollari: Ah... ah... gentlemen, please!

"Babylon 5: Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? (#4.2)" (1996)
G'Kar: Compassion is a rare commodity these days.

G'Kar: If you're going to be worried every time the universe doesn't make sense you'll be worried every moment of every day for the rest of your natural life.
Marcus Cole: Your point being?

"Babylon 5: And Now for a Word (#2.15)" (1995)
G'Kar: Why does any advanced civilization seek to destroy a less advanced one? Because the land is strategically valuable, because there are resources that can be cultivated and exploited, but most of all - simply because they can. You have experienced much the same on your own world. There are humans for whom the words "never again" carry special meaning. As they do for us.

"Babylon 5: Walkabout (#3.18)" (1996)
Na'Kal: Breen! You've managed to import breen from Homeworld! How?
G'Kar: It, uh - isn't actually breen.
Na'Kal: The smell! The taste...
G'Kar: It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

"Babylon 5: A Tragedy of Telepaths (#5.10)" (1998)
[Londo is studying some reports]
Londo Mollari: I don't understand it. These reports, when we are at peace, we cut production on ships and weapons 25 percent and invest that money in domestic economy: Manufacturing, research and development.
G'Kar: Sensible. Wise. Who thought it up for you?
Londo Mollari: Right now, even though we are not at war with anyone our production of war material has increased 15 percent. Why?
G'Kar: With everyone now on the same side perhaps you're planning to invade yourselves for a change. I find the idea curiously appealing. Once you finished killing each other, we can plow under all the buildings and plant rows of flowers that spell out the words "too annoying to live" in letters big enough to be seen from space.

"Babylon 5: The Long Night (#4.5)" (1997)
Londo Mollari: Great Maker! Your eye! Cartagia?
G'Kar: My eye offended him. Doesn't matter. I can see things now that were invisible to me before. An empty eye sees through to an empty heart.

"Babylon 5: Voices of Authority (#3.5)" (1996)
[last lines]
G'Kar: I told you I could help. The Book of G'Quan. Read it. We'll talk afterwards.
Michael Garibaldi: I don't read Narn.
G'Kar: Learn!
Michael Garibaldi: He hates me. They all hate me. That's why they're doing this. To make me crazy. Lights.

"Babylon 5: The Long, Twilight Struggle (#2.20)" (1995)
Citizen G'Kar: No dictator, no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power tyrants and dictators cannot stand. The Centauri learned that lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.

"Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat (#4.15)" (1997)
G'Kar: [addressing the League of Non-Aligned Worlds representatives] During their war with the Minbari, I supervised arms sales to Earth. They promised to held us when we needed them. But where was Earth when our borders were being attacked? Where was Earth when the Shadows were rampaging across our territories? They did nothing! We owe them nothing in return.

"Babylon 5: Soul Mates (#2.7)" (1994)
G'Kar: I warn you, Mariel,do not be overconfident. If I were married to Londo Mollari I'd be concerned.
Mariel: G'Kar, if you were married to Londo Mollari, we'd all be concerned.

"Babylon 5: And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place (#3.20)" (1996)
Michael Garibaldi: This isn't going to be easy.
G'Kar: Nothing worthwhile ever is.

"Babylon 5: Z'ha'dum (#3.22)" (1996)
[last lines]
Citizen G'Kar: G'Quan wrote, "There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain."

"Babylon 5: A Day in the Strife (#3.3)" (1995)
G'Kar: If I stay here, your families are in jeopardy. Is anything more important than their safety?
Narn: Yes. Their freedom. It's better to die in the cause of freedom than to live in comfort as a slave.

"Babylon 5: Epiphanies (#4.7)" (1997)
G'Kar: I have seen what power does, and I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other.

"Babylon 5: The Wheel of Fire (#5.19)" (1998)
[first lines]
Man: [over PA] HAZMAT team to Cargo Bay 7. HAZMAT team to Cargo Bay 7.
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley: Ambassador G'Kar. Welcome back.
G'Kar: Captain Lochley. Well, this is an honor.

"Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss (#5.14)" (1998)
G'Kar: If I take a lamp and shine it toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume that the light on the wall is God. But the light is not the goal of the search; it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it! Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, sees nothing. What we perceive as God, is the byproduct of our search for God. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished, not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes we stand in front of the light and assume that we are the center of the universe. God looks astonishingly like we do! Or we turn to look at our shadow, and assume that all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose; which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty - and in all its flaws. And in so doing better understand the world around us.

"Babylon 5: Revelations (#2.2)" (1994)
G'Kar: [quotes Yeats' "Second Coming"] Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned. And what rough beast, it's hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

"Babylon 5: Comes the Inquisitor (#2.21)" (1995)
[first lines]
G'Kar: Does anyone here truly believe the Centauri will stop now that they've seized our territory? We are only the beginning. You, all of you are next!

"Babylon 5: No Compromises (#5.1)" (1998)
Citizen G'Kar: You want to be president?
Captain John Sheridan: Yes.
Citizen G'Kar: Put your hand on the book and say "I do".
Captain John Sheridan: I do.
Citizen G'Kar: Fine. Done. Let's eat.

"Babylon 5: Day of the Dead (#5.8)" (1998)
[last lines]
[Zooty, covering his talking-machine with his hat, whispers something to Sheridan]
G'Kar: What did he say?
President John Sheridan: "Because it tells me to."

"Babylon 5: Chrysalis (#1.22)" (1994)
[first lines]
[arguing before the Council]
Londo Mollari: These unprovoked attacks must stop!
G'Kar: The attacks will stop when the Cenaturi government stops sending hostile ships across the border into Narn space.
Londo Mollari: Quadrant 37 is neutral territory! The treaty makes that perfectly clear.
G'Kar: The Narn government no longer recognizes the treaty since it was imposed upon our people by force.

"Babylon 5: Movements of Fire and Shadow (#5.17)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: No. I said where you go, I go. It's become a matter of principle.
G'Kar: You picked a terrible moment in your social evolution to develop principles. Perhaps you can start with something simpler. The moral equivalent of the opposable thumb, for instance.

"Babylon 5: Messages from Earth (#3.8)" (1996)
G'Kar: Two weeks down, six to go before I've repaid my debt to society for attacking Mollari. I've taken the opportunity provided by my incarceration to meditate, think, even to sing.
[... ]
Michael Garibaldi: You know what's odd? You seem, I don't know, happier in here than you were out there.
G'Kar: In here, Mr. Garibaldi, you cannot hide from yourself. Everything out there has only one purpose. To distract ourselves from what is truly important.