Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, when I was on that ship with Malcolm... I was convinced I was gonna die. You ever been there?
Commander T'Pol: Since Enterprise was launched, we've all been near death, on more than one occasion.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not talking close scrapes. I mean... when you're in a bad situation and... you know this is it, there's no way out. And... you have time to think about it.
Commander T'Pol: In the Expanse, when we were attempting to destroy Sphere 41, I didn't believe we'd survive.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What went through your mind?
Commander T'Pol: Whether or not to transfer auxiliary power to the deflector array. Why do you ask?
[Reed is concerned because Archer and Shran intend to visit the Aenar without a security detail]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain, we don't know anything about these people.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That's why we're here.
Commander Shran: The Vulcans say that the desert teaches men the meaning of endurance. But it's the ice that forges real strength.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [reading from a thermometer] 28 below?
Commander Shran: Lucky for you it's the middle of summer.
Lissan: You have an interesting mind, Captain. Many facets.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Thank you.
Lissan: Some of those facets are in conflict.
Commander Shran: That explains a lot.
Commander Shran: It's never been all that hard to figure out what I'm thinking.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to the telepresence unit] I want to be the first one to try it out.
Commander T'Pol: You're not telepathic. It wouldn't be a true measure of the unit's effectiveness.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, at least we'll find out if it causes brain damage.
[Tucker is concerned about T'Pol using the telepresence unit]
Dr. Phlox: Commander - she's doing her job.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: She's gonna hurt herself.
Dr. Phlox: Take my advice. Don't interfere.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe I'm getting this from you now. Or has everyone on this ship got crazy?
Dr. Phlox: Not everyone.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, I'm crazy.
Dr. Phlox: It's not your fault. As far as I know, there are no species in the galaxy that mastered the art of mixing, er... romance and vocation.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What the hell am I gonna do?
Dr. Phlox: This is one ailment that is universally untreatable. You'll have to suffer through it.
Nijil: We'll be ready to launch in twelve hours.
Admiral Valdore: And the pilot?
Nijil: He's resting.
Admiral Valdore: Will he be ready?
Nijil: I'll make sure that he is.
Admiral Valdore: Spoken like a soldier.
Nijil: I'm a scientist.
Admiral Valdore: We're all soldiers, Nijil - from the moment we're born. When we forget that, we invite disaster.
Admiral Valdore: You know I was once a Senator?
Admiral Valdore: Many years ago. Vrax and I were colleagues. I even considered him a friend.
Nijil: What happened?
Admiral Valdore: I made the mistake of challenging the precept of unlimited expansion. I asked the question: "Is conquest truly the best course for our people?" And I was expelled.
Nijil: I'm sorry.
Admiral Valdore: I'm not trying to evoke your pity! I want you to learn from my experience. When I was led away from the Senate chamber, I vowed never to repeat my error, and never to forget my purpose!
[while using the telepresence unit, Jhamel has had a convulsion]
Jhamel: I failed, didn't I?
Commander Shran: Ridiculous. That kind of bravery is never a failure. I'm a commander in the Imperial Guard, and I'd be afraid to go anywhere near that thing.
Jhamel: My brother's going to die, isn't he?
Commander Shran: I won't hear that from you.
Jhamel: It's hard to be strong.
Commander Shran: You make it look easy.
[he takes her hand]
Commander Shran: Keep being strong. For me.