Odo: When you return to the link, what will become of the entity I'm talking to right now?
Female Shapeshifter: The drop becomes the ocean.
Odo: And if you choose to take solid form again?
Female Shapeshifter: The ocean becomes a drop.
Captain Sisko: [holding a spent power cell of the phaser array] Take a good look at this, people. It says something about this ship. It says that we will fight, and we will keep on fighting, until we can't fight any more!
All: Yes, sir!
Captain Sisko: You don't just throw something like this away!
All: No, sir!
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Are you two ever gonna be finished?
Nog: Just a few more minutes, Commander.
Chief O'Brien: That's 'Captain'. It's an old naval tradition. Whoever's in command of a ship, regardless of rank, is referred to as 'Captain.'
Nog: You mean if I had to take command, I would be called 'Captain,' too?
Chief O'Brien: Cadet, by the time you took command, there'd be nobody left to call you anything.
Rom: Brother! Are you all right?
Quark: No, I am not all right. I just shared a bottle of kanar with... Damar.
Quark: I tried. I tried my best to run my establishment under this occupation. But you know what, it's no fun. I don't like Cardassians. They're mean and arrogant. And I can't stand the Jem'Hadar. They're creepy. They just stand there like statues, staring at you. That's it. I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing business with these people. I want the Federation back. I want to sell root beer again!
[Dax is in command of the Defiant]
Captain Sisko: I wouldn't get too comfortable in that chair, old man. When this war is over, I'm going to want my ship back!
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Fine. When this war is over, I'm going on a honeymoon.
[Damar has been promoted to the rank of gul]
Quark: Wait a minute - you started a fight in my bar, and now you're getting a promotion? What kind of way is that to run an army?
Odo: To become a thing is to know a thing.
Female Shapeshifter: To assume its form is to begin to understand its existence.
Odo: [of Kira] I'm so vulnerable to her. All she has to do is smile at me and I'm happy beyond reason. A minor disagreement between us and I'm devastated. It's absurd. Sometimes I wish I could reach inside myself and tear out my feelings for her. But I can't.
Major Kira: Rom is sitting in a holding cell, being interrogated. He was counting on you. *I* was counting on you!
Odo: I know.
Major Kira: You know? Do you realize what you just did? You just handed the Alpha Quadrant to the Dominion.
Odo: I was in the link.
Major Kira: Are you saying you forgot?
Odo: I didn't forget. It just didn't seem to matter.
Major Kira: A lot of people are going to die. Don't you care?
Odo: It has nothing to do with me.