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Londo Mollari (Character)
from "Babylon 5" (1994)

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Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998) (TV)
General Lefcourt: We took care of the Dilgar, we can take care of the Minbari.
Londo Mollari: Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you.

Luc: Are you really the Emperor?
Londo: I sometimes ask myself the same question. Yes, I'm the Emperor. Here, you see? This is the seal of the Centauri Republic. Only the Emperor can wear it. So either I am the Emperor, or I am in a great deal of trouble. Or both.

Londo Mollari: I hope in your stumbling around you do not wake the dragon.

Londo Mollari: The War. The humans, I think, knew they were doomed. Where another race would surrender to despair, the humans fought back with greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it; They would weep, they would pray, they would say goodbye to their loved ones, and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself, never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable could help but be moved to tears by their courage. Their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns, when they ran out guns they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for two years they never ran out of courage but in the end, they ran out of time.

Londo Mollari: The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe... The loud ones only take the credit.

Londo Mollari: [about the Humans] They have an expression: "Pride goeth before a fall." And their pride was their undoing. I know. I was there.

[last lines]
Londo Mollari: To the future. My old friends!

Londo Mollari: [Speaking to Luc and Lyssa Deradi] Very Well, I will give you both what you want. A story about great deeds, about armies of light and soldiers of darkness. About the place where they lived, and fought, and loved, and died. About great empires. Terrible mistakes. A true story. You see I was there at the dawn of the Third Age. It began with the humans you know. They're the quite ones I mentioned before. They changed the universe but doing so, paid a terrible price. It began 35 of their years ago. Their home world is a place called Earth, located in a fairly uninteresting part of the galaxy. We have never bothered much of that area before. Had little military or strategic value. But as a culture grew decadent, it becomes intrigued by art, by trinkets like eccentricity. And the humans had art and trinkets and eccentricity to spare. But it was none of those traits that would cause so much death and pain. They have an expression, "Pride goeth before a fall". Their pride was their undoing. I know, I was there.

Londo Mollari: [Speaking of the Humans and then alluding to the Minbari] They didn't listen of course. Arrogant men never do. Sadly, arrogance has never been exclusively a Human trait. It travels between the stars like solar winds.

"Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line (#1.1)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: [arguing with Garibaldi] We made a mistake, I'm sorry. Here, open my wrists.
[offers Garibaldi his wrists]
Michael Garibaldi: Centauri don't have major arteries in their wrists.
Londo Mollari: Of course not, what, do you think I am stupid?

Vir Cotto: [stuttering] The council meeting, the emergency session.
Londo Mollari: The council, the council can go to hell, and the emergency session can go to hell.
[Vir helps him up - grasping his hand]
Londo Mollari: And you, you can go to hell, too, I wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Mr. Garibaldi, just now, would you really have killed me?
Michael Garibaldi: Yes. Yes, I would've, but I'm just as glad I didn't have to. The paperwork's a pain in the butt.

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 Quality of Mercy (#1.21)" (1994)
Sinclair: I'm still waiting for an explanation, gentlemen.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes, and I'm prepared to give you one, Commander, as soon as the room stops spinning.
Sinclair: This station creates gravity by rotation. It never stops spinning.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Well, you begin to see my problem.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Why?
Lennier: In Minbari culture we are taught that it is an honor to help another save face.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: But Delenn?
Lennier: Will know better, but will not inquire out of respect. Good day, Ambassador.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Lennier, if there's any way I can repay you...
Lennier: Ambassador, there is one thing. At the table, a... part of you detached. What was that?
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Well, it is difficult to explain...
[whispers in Lennier's ear, and Lennier looks very suprised]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes, it's true. Yes. Here, Li, Goddess of passion, a synthesis of male and female Centauri. Did you think these were just decorations?
Lennier: I'm going to take a vow of silence concerning this entire conversation. Good day.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [to Li] They are a strange people... but they're okay.

[first lines]
Centauri Senator: And so you understand our concern, Mollari. As well as preventing other races from gaining the upper hand we must continue to forge good relations with possible allies.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes, I understand. But it's not an easy process. Very few here are as - trusting as I am.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: I will show you the Babylon 5 that I know. You will find that a revelation of the highest order.
Lennier: I don't know, Ambassador.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Oh, my good dear friend. Trust me!

Lennier: There's no alcohol in here, is there?
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Alcohol? No, of course not. Here, drink up.
Lennier: Because my people do not react well at all to alcohol. Even a small quantity causes psychotic impulses and violent, homicidal rages.
[Londo stops him from drinking]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Ahh ahh ahh... my mistake. *Alcohol*...

"Babylon 5: Born to the Purple (#1.3)" (1994)
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!

Londo Mollari: Vir, I had a thought. Why don't you represent our Republic in the talks today?
Vir Cotto: Me?
Londo Mollari: Yes, why not? You know the situation as well as I. It's the perfect oportunity to get your feet moist, as Earthlings say.
Vir Cotto: I actually don't think it's a wise idea for me...
Londo Mollari: Nonsense! I have every confidence in you. Which is why I'm giving you full diplomatic authority. Be proud, my boy! You are now the voice of the mighty Centauri Empire!
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir! Thank you, sir!
Londo Mollari: That's the spirit! Go now! I'll be along later to see how you're doing.
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir!
Londo Mollari: And, Vir
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir?
Londo Mollari: Don't give away the Homeworld

[first lines]
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: Ambassador Mollari! We need to talk about the Euphrates treaty.
Londo Mollari: My dear Sinclair. This is hardly the time or the place.

[last lines]
Londo Mollari: Adira, you could stay. Now, that we have seen beneath our masks we could have great times together. We...
Adira Tyree: Londo, you're sweet, but the wounds are too fresh.
Londo Mollari: All right, then take this. And wear it proudly as a free woman. And some day come back to me.
Adira Tyree: Goodbye, my ambassador.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?

"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1 (#1.18)" (1994)
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Physics tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. They hate us, we hate them, they hate us back. And so, here we are, victims of mathematics!

[to Garibaldi, who is depressed]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: ...Suddenly, I looked up and this beautiful dancer is leaning down over the stage, and looking right into my eyes. And she said, "Whatever it is, it can't be that bad." And then she kissed me, right here.
[Londo indicates the center of his forehead]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Mr. Garibaldi! Whatever it is, it can't be that bad.
[long pause as Londo giggles until a smile creeps onto Garibaldi's face]
Michael Garibaldi: [cheerfully] You try and kiss me and I'll break your arm.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [laughs loudly] We're not that close, Mr. Garibaldi!
Michael Garibaldi: And the dancer?
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Oh, I married her.
Michael Garibaldi: No!
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes! That day! The next day I woke up, I saw her in the light of day, sleeping against my arm and I decided I would rather chew off my arm than wake her up.
Michael Garibaldi: Oh that's sweet.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: No, no! She had a voice that could curdle fresh milk.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [imitating a shrill voice] "Lon-DO?"
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [timidly] "Yes, my darling?"
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [imitating] "LON-do!"
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [timidly] "Coming, my darling."
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [giggling] "I'll be right there, my little love bug."

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Now, I go to spread happiness to the rest of the station. It's a terrible responsibility but I have learned to live with it.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: [commenting Garibaldis choice of beverage] Water. Fascinating. I never touch the stuff myself.

"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: The Long, Twilight Struggle (#2.20)" (1995)
Londo Mollari: Refa, any force attempting to invade Narn would be up to its neck in blood--its own!
Lord Refa: We have no intention of invading Narn. Flattening it, yes--but invading it? We will be using mass drivers. By the time we are done their cities will be in ruins, we can move in at our leisure!
Londo Mollari: Mass drivers? They have been outlawed by every civilized planet!
Lord Refa: These are uncivilized times.
Londo Mollari: We have treaties!
Lord Refa: Ink on a page!

[first lines]
Lord Refa: Londo, good to see you again.
Londo Mollari: And you, Refa, you look well.
Lord Refa: Exciting times, Mollari. They fire the blood and the mind.
Lord Refa: [to guard] Leave us.
Londo Mollari: Refa, the emperor?
Lord Refa: Is out among his people, basking in their almost-sincere adulation. He has left things here in the hands of his court, which can function just as well without him as with him. Sometimes better.

Londo Mollari: [after having stripped G'Kar of his post as Ambassador to Babylon 5] Citizen G'Kar will return to Narn for trial.
Capt. John Sheridan: I'm afraid that's not possible. Before this meeting was called Ambassador G'Kar came to my office and requested sanctuary. Now as it is within my right to do so I granted that request.
Londo Mollari: Surrender by all members of the Kha'Ri is stipulated in the Narn/Centauri agreement.
Capt. John Sheridan: Well I'm sure it is but I didn't sign that agreement, Ambassador. Neither did Earth!
Delenn: As co-sponsor of Bablyon 5 the Minbari Government supports this decision. The neutrality of this station applies even to the wishes of the Centauri. Citizen G'Kar may remain here for as long as he chooses.

Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993) (TV)
[first lines]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [voiceover] I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the Earth year 2257, with the last of the Babylon stations located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessmen, diplomats, and travelers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place, but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. Under the leadership of its final commander, Babylon 5 was a dream given form. A dream of a galaxy without war, where species could live side-by-side in mutual respect. A dream that was endangered as never before by one man on a mission of destruction. Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. This is its story.

Londo Mollari: I suppose there'll be a war now, hmm? All that running around and shooting at one another. You would have thought sooner or later it'd go out of fashion.

Londo Mollari: There was a time when this whole quadrant belonged to us! What are we now? Twelve worlds and a thousand monuments to past glories. Living off memories and stories, and selling trinkets. My god, man! We've become a tourist attraction. "See the great Centauri Republic - open 9 to 5 - Earth time."

"Babylon 5: Into the Fire (#4.6)" (1997)
Morden: So what are you going to do, Mollari? Huh? Blow up the island.
Londo Mollari: Actually, now that you mention it.
[reveals a remote detonator]
Morden: Noooooo!
[Londo blows up the island]

Vir Cotto: I think you should feel happy.
Londo Mollari: Yes perhaps. But every time I have been happy the universe has conspired to do something nasty to me.

[in the Centauri throneroom, Palace Guards kill the Shadows accompanying Mr. Morden, which takes heavy fire from their special weapons]
Londo Mollari: [looking at the collateral damage] I will have to have that painted over, I suppose.

"Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf (#4.1)" (1996)
Londo Mollari: Of course the others know, but they are afraid to move against him. Whoever does so will almost certainly be killed.
Vir Cotto: That would be a drawback.
Londo Mollari: These creatures must be driven away before it's too late. We must stop Cartagia, no matter the cost.
Vir Cotto: "The cost?" That would be the dying thing, right?

Londo Mollari: Vir, it is a terrible truth but as one accumulates power, one loses friends. One only has those who wish to use you and those you wish to use. And yet, in all of this, you have somehow managed to walk through the corridors of power and not be touched. I can only assume you have not been paying attention. And still, the hideous truth is: you are the closest thing I have to a friend. I'm as shocked and dismayed by this as you are, but there it is.

Minister: [Londo and the Minister are on their way to see the Emperor] You should be most pleased. Emperor Cartagia does not often grant a private audience, but he has been most pleased by your work, and wanted to personally welcome you to the royal court. Oh, it is a most great honour...
Londo Mollari: Yes...
Minister: ...most great.
Londo Mollari: Minister, I have met Cartagia three times before. Twice when he was an infant. He drooled most of the time. I wonder if he has continued the habit. And again when he was 15, trying to peek up the dresses of some young women.
[They stop in front of the Emperor's door]
Londo Mollari: I promise you, I will be just as impressed by him now as I was then, yes?
Emperor Cartagia: [Londo and the Minister enter the room, where Cartagia is looking at himself in a mirror] Ah, Mollari. Wonderful to see you again.
Londo Mollari: And you, Majesty. I could swear you have not changed since the last few times I saw you.
[the Minister rolls his eyes]

"Babylon 5: Knives (#2.17)" (1995)
Londo Mollari: You know, Vir, you have what the Earthers call a negative personality.
Vir Cotto: No, I don't.
Londo Mollari: There, you see?

Vir Cotto: Londo, this is insane!
Londo Mollari: Insanity is part of the times. You must learn to embrace the madness. Let it fire you.

[last lines]
Londo Mollari: I have made many choices lately, Vir. And today, for the first time I am not sure those choices were right.
Vir Cotto: Perhaps some good has come out of this tragedy. It's not too late to make some new choices.
Londo Mollari: No. The blood is already on my hands. Right or wrong, I must follow the path to its end.
Vir Cotto: But, Londo...
Londo Mollari: You can go now, Vir. I want to sleep. - If I can.

"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.

Londo Mollari: But this - this, this, this is like - being nibbled to death by, uh - Pah! What are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet, go "quack".
Vir Cotto: Cats.
Londo Mollari: Cats! I'm being nibbled to death by cats.

Londo Mollari: There comes a time, when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it or you kill yourself or you stop looking into mirrors.

"Babylon 5: The Parliament of Dreams (#1.5)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: [singsong] Everybody's cute, everybody's cute, even me. But in purple I'm stunning
Vir Cotto: Ahh, he has become one with his inner self.
Michael Garibaldi: He's passed out.
Vir Cotto: That too.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Ah, our household gods. In a world where every day is a struggle for survival, you need all the gods you can get.

Ambassador Londo Mollari: Do you know what the last Xon said just before he died?
[Clutches heart]
Ambassador Londo Mollari: AAAAAAAAAAAARGHHH!

"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.

[last lines]
Regent: And there was something else they told me to do. And I did it just a few moments before I came to see you. The last thing I will ever have to do for them. And in a way I'm glad it's over.
Londo Mollari: What did they ask you to do?
Regent: To send away all the ships guarding Centauri Prime on a false emergency and turn off the planetary defense network.
Londo Mollari: No.
Regent: I think I'll stay and watch from here. The sky should be lighting up any time now. I imagine it will be quite beautiful.
Londo Mollari: No! - - No!

Londo Mollari: I couldn't stay there a moment longer. And the smell's not the worst of it, it was the burning in my eyes. I think my buttons are melting.

"Babylon 5: The Paragon of Animals (#5.3)" (1998)
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: Passing Through Gethsemane (#3.4)" (1995)
Londo Mollari: Lyta Alexander! As I live and breathe...
Lyta Alexander: I suggest you remove your hand, Ambassador, or you won't be doing either for very long.

Londo Mollari: Lyta, I understand the Psi Corps is looking for you. I would hate very much for them to find you.
Lyta Alexander: So would I. Because I'm not with the Corps anymore. That means I'm not bound by their rules. So if someone were to turn me in, I'd find him. And before they took me, I'd plant a nightmare deep in his mind where no one else could find or remove it. And that person would spend every night for the rest of his life *screaming*!
Londo Mollari: Fine! And keep your threats to yourself!
Londo Mollari: [to himself] Nightmares. Hmph! The way my life has been going lately, who'd notice?

"Babylon 5: A Tragedy of Telepaths (#5.10)" (1998)
[Londo muses about how to free Na'Toth.]
Londo Mollari: We have to do it without killing a guard, without raising any alarms, and without anyone noticing that she is gone. For my next trick, I shall fly around the room under my own power.

[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: In the Kingdom of the Blind (#5.9)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: I've known the regent since the first time I came to the Royal Court. He doesn't drink. He cultivated sobriety as his only vice. A break with conventional, accepted behavior.

[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)
Londo Mollari: Great Maker! Sometimes I feel I don't understand anything anymore.

[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: Soul Mates (#2.7)" (1994)
Timov: Do you seriously expect me to become involved in your sexual Olympics?
Londo Mollari: They were merely expressing their feelings for me.
Timov: I can do that.
[slaps him hard]
Londo Mollari: [wincing] You haven't changed.
Timov: You have. You've devolved.

Londo Mollari: Nightmares all of them, and Timov the worst of the lot.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Ambassador Mollari do you mind if I make one personal observation.
Londo Mollari: No, not at all.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Stick it.
Londo Mollari: How odd, and I didn't even know *we* were married.

"Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary (#1.12)" (1994)
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: Ceremonies of Light and Dark (#3.11)" (1996)
Londo Mollari: Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots would fight a war on twelve fronts.

[Londo Mollari asks Lord Refa to sever his relationship with the Shadows]
Lord Refa: Oh Londo, you are a fool. You walked away from the greatest power I have ever seen. Now you expect me to do the same? They are the key to my eventual rise to the throne! Why would I abandon them?
Londo Mollari: Because I have asked you. Because your loyalty to our people should be greater than your ambition. And because I have poisoned your drink.

"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: Dust to Dust (#3.6)" (1996)
[Londo rephrases Vir's report on the Minbari to make them look bad]
Vir Cotto: They are deeply spiritual people!
Londo Mollari: Yes, now that you can leave in. It always scares people.

Vir Cotto: Londo, are you deliberately trying to drive me insane?
Londo Mollari: The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant.

"Babylon 5: Point of No Return (#3.9)" (1996)
[first lines]
Londo Mollari: No! No, this report is totally inappropriate. You have to do it again.
Vir Cotto: But, Londo, why? I've spent weeks working on this report. I didn't even sleep on the flight back from Minbar so I could go over it again. I've checked every single detail myself. It's absolutely accurate.
Londo Mollari: Yes, Vir, I'm sure it is, and that is the problem.
[... ]
Londo Mollari: And here: "The Minbari put great emphasis on art, literature, and music." Yes, but say instead they are decadent people interested only in the pursuit of dubious pleasures. The dubious part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares people every time.
[... ]
Vir Cotto: I thought the purpose of filing these reports was to provide accurate intelligence!
Londo Mollari: Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics! - Here: "They're tolerant of cultural differences."
Vir Cotto: Yes.
Londo Mollari: No. Make that "They have no well-defined sense of morality." They'll love that back home.

Vir Cotto: [about Lady Morella] Why does she speak in plural?
Londo Mollari: [quietly to Vir] When the emperor dies, it is customary for the royal consort to assume the spirit of her husband. Though power has now passed to Cartagia, it is assumed that she speaks for Turhan from the other side.
Lady Morella: [calling out] Ambassador?
Londo Mollari: [loudly] Coming, lady.

"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 (#1.19)" (1994)
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Now, landing thrusters... landing thrusters, hmm. Now if I were a landing thruster, which one of these would I be?

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Situation is status quo.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Ah of course!. An Earth War Cruiser parked alongside the station. Mysterious trips to the planet beneath us. Rumors that you have found someone down there and brought him back here. This to you is status quo? You must lead a very interesting life.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ambassador!
Ambassador Londo Mollari: You did find something down there, didn't you. Something valuable, perhaps? I wish to remind you, that my government has contributed substantial amounts of money to this station. We are entitled to an equal share of anything you find down there.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ambassador, do you really want to know what's going on right now?
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes. Absolutely
[Ivanova get's closer to Londo's ear]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Boom. Boom boom boom. Boom boom. Boom! Have a nice day.

"Babylon 5: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari (#5.2)" (1998)
[Londo's Brivari is being confiscated for health and safety reasons]
Londo Mollari: Do you know what this is? No I can see you do not, you have that vacant look in your eyes that says "hold my head to your ear, you will hear the sea.

Londo Mollari: I know what the doctor said. It was my heart that betrayed me, not my ears.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: You are going to have to change your diet, Londo, and you have to cut back on the stress.
Londo Mollari: Yes, well, that doesn't seem very likely as long as I am still here, yes? And if I go home, there is even more stress. So there you are. No, Vir, the universe is an evil place. But at least it seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

"Babylon 5: Acts of Sacrifice (#2.12)" (1995)
[last lines]
Londo Mollari: ...It is good to have friends, is it not, Mr. Garibaldi? Even if maybe only for a little while?
Michael Garibaldi: Even if only for a little while.

Londo Mollari: Six months ago they where hardly aware of me. Now, suddenly, everyone is my friend. Everyone wants something. I wanted respect. Instead, I have turned into a wishing well with legs.

"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!

"Babylon 5: The War Prayer (#1.7)" (1994)
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My shoes are too tight and I have forgotten how to dance.

"Babylon 5: Walkabout (#3.18)" (1996)
[first lines]
Londo Mollari: A Narn heavy cruiser? This is intolerble! By treaty all Narn warships will be turned over to Centauri forces.
Michael Garibaldi: Sorry, we didn't sign that treaty. You got a problem, call Earth. If they hadn't forced us to break away, we wouldn't need a mutual protection agreement. We take every ship we can get.
Londo Mollari: And what guarantee will you give me that the cruiser will not open fire on a Centauri vessel as it approaches Babylon 5, hmmm?
Michael Garibaldi: The same guarantee I gave you when I said that none of the other Narns would break into your room in the middle of the night and slit your throat.
Londo Mollari: Mr. Garibaldi, you have never given me that promise.
Michael Garibaldi: You're right. Sleep tight.

"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: No Surrender, No Retreat (#4.15)" (1997)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Captain's personal log. Septeber 2, 2261. Enough is enough.
Vir Cotto: Londo, what do they want? What's going on?
Londo Mollari: I don't know.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: They're waiting
Capt. John Sheridan: [addressing the Council] Sorry to call you together at this early hour, but we don't have a lot of time. - Commander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: For the last month or so ships from Babylon 5 have been patrolling the borders of your governments. Since we've been protecting you from Raiders and border skirmishes the number of incidences has decreased by 70 percent. May we assume that you are all happy with this arrangement?
[Council members nod and murmur affirmatively]
Capt. John Sheridan: Good, because now there's a price tag...

"Babylon 5: And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place (#3.20)" (1996)
Londo Mollari: Big concerns grow from small concerns. You plant them, water them with tears, fertilize them with unconcern. If you ignore them, they grow.

"Babylon 5: Survivors (#1.11)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: Mr. Garibaldi, do you really think, that I would do such a thing to you my good and dear friend?
Michael Garibaldi: In a minute.
Londo Mollari: You're right, but I didn't.

"Babylon 5: The Geometry of Shadows (#2.3)" (1994)
[Londo asks a visiting Technomage for a prophecy]
Elric: As I look at you, Ambasador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sound; the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.

"Babylon 5: Interludes and Examinations (#3.15)" (1996)
Vir Cotto: [during the gag reel, through the BabCom] Ambassador?
Londo Mollari: Yes, Vir, what is it?
Vir Cotto: You asked me to remind you about Aldiras suite.
[chuckles at his mistake]
Londo Mollari: [smiling] Yes?
Vir Cotto: [to the stage crew] Her name's not Aldira, right?
[both laugh]

"Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss (#5.14)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: Vir, we are not biologically equipped to handle fast food.
Vir Cotto: I know. I know. But it tastes so great going down. Coming up again, it's not so terrific, but-

"Babylon 5: The Illusion of Truth (#4.8)" (1997)
Ambassador Londo Mollari: When I said my quarters were cold, I did not mean, 'Oh, I think it's a little chilly in here, perhaps I'll throw a blanket on the bed.' No, I said it was COLD, as in, 'Oh, my left arm has snapped off like an icicle and shattered on the floor'! This is highly inappropriate, Captain!
Captain John Sheridan: You're right. There are several other parts of your body I'd much rather see snapped off.

"Babylon 5: The Ragged Edge (#5.12)" (1998)
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: Signs and Portents (#1.13)" (1994)
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Do you really want to know what I want? Do you really want to know the truth? I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! I want... I want it all back the way it was. Does that answer your question?
[Londo leaves]
Mr. Morden: Yes. Yes, it does.

"Babylon 5: Revelations (#2.2)" (1994)
[first lines]
Man #1: [over radio] This is Team 3. We are in position and ready for transport.
Man #2: [over radio] Team 3, ready that.
Londo Mollari: This is madness! How much longer will this Council be held hostage to its missing members? Their behavior in inexcusable.
Lennier: Ambassador Delenn remains indisposed.
Londo Mollari: Indisposed. She's in a cocoon!
Lennier: Yes?
Londo Mollari: [to Na'Toth] And you. Do you have any idea when Ambassador G'Kar will decide to grace us with his presence? For that matter do you have any idea where he is? - There you see. One deserts his post without any explanation. The other one picks the most breathtakingly inconvenient moment possible to explore new career options. Like becoming a butterfly.

"Babylon 5: No Compromises (#5.1)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: On my world, we have learned that an inauguration is simply a signal to assassins that a new target has been set up on the firing range.

"Babylon 5: Day of the Dead (#5.8)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: Now - pffft - anyone can be emperor. I can be emperor. Vir can be emperor. If Vir can be emperor - a small earth cat can be emperor!

"Babylon 5: Severed Dreams (#3.10)" (1996)
[first lines]
Londo Mollari: This is absurd! Two hours I have been standing in line. "Our staff are overwehelmed," they tell me. "Too many people to get home or escape here. Rumors of rebellion and war. Even the diplomatic lanes are clogged."...