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[Jake and Nog are working for a scientist named Geiger, involving them in the search for a missing teddy bear]

Jake Sisko: Let me introduce you to a new Human expression: we're going to beard the lion in its den.

Cadet Nog: Lions, Gigers, bears...

Jake Sisko: Oh my.

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Sisko: Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that'll make you smile.

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Jake Sisko: I'm not crazy. I'm... just a little obsessed.

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Jake Sisko: This is it. All I have to do is get him this card. How hard can that be?

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Cadet Nog: Look, it's taken me a lifetime to save up that much money, and I'm not just gonna throw it away for some baseball card!

Jake Sisko: [sighs, then acts melodramatically] Not even for my father - the man who made it possible for you to enter Starfleet Academy...

Cadet Nog: Oh no, that's not fair!

Jake Sisko: The man who believed in you, when no one else would...

Cadet Nog: Oh, this is so low!

Jake Sisko: I can't believe you'd rather keep your filthy money locked up in a box under a bed than use it to give him endless moments of happiness.

Cadet Nog: Aargh! All right, all right! I'll do it!

Jake Sisko: [back to normal] That's very generous of you, Nog. I'm proud of you. Now let's get that money.

Cadet Nog: Hew-mons!

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Quark: [at the auction] Sold to the blue man... in the good shoes.

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Giger: Let me ask you a simple question... Do you want to die?

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Cadet Nog: It's not my fault your species decided to abandon currency-based economics in favor of some philosophy of self-enhancement.

Jake Sisko: Hey - watch it! There's nothing wrong with our philosophy. We work to better ourselves and the rest of Humanity.

Cadet Nog: What does that mean exactly?

Jake Sisko: It means... it means, we don't need money.

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[Kai Winn has informed Sisko about an upcoming meeting between Bajor and the Dominion]

Sisko: I'm concerned. The Dominion is notorious for its political intrigue.

Kai Winn: I have some experience in that area as well.

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Kai Winn: Can you promise me that you will not let one Jem'Hadar soldier set foot on Bajor? Can you promise me that you will use your entire fleet to protect our planet, even if it means sacrificing other worlds, like Vulcan, or Andor, or Berengaria, or perhaps even Earth itself?

Sisko: I can't make that kind of promise.

Kai Winn: I wouldn't believe you if you did.

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Jake Sisko: You know you can't keep a secret on this station. If I tell the Chief, he tells Keiko, Keiko tells Dax...

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Giger: Where's the hydrosaline solution?

Jake Sisko: We should have it soon. Nog just got the bear. - Don't ask.

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Giger: Death is nothing more than the result of cellular boredom.

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Kai Winn: If we ally ourselves with the Federation against the Dominion, we risk becoming the first casualty of the next war.

Sisko: And if you ally yourselves with the Dominion, you risk becoming the next conquered world.

Kai Winn: A most unhappy choice.

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Weyoun: Captain Sisko! I can't tell you how happy I am to see you again.

Sisko: I wish I could say the same.

Weyoun: [laughs] How delightful! You feel comfortable enough around me to make jokes. I'm so pleased to see our relationship evolving beyond the stale adversarial stage.

Sisko: No, it's not. But before you twist that into a compliment, let me be blunt: I don't like the Dominion, I don't like what it stands for and I don't like you. So let's dispense with the hollow pleasantries and stick to business!

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Weyoun: It is enough to know that you and I have found so many common interests. I feel that we are very much alike.

[Kai Winn grasps Weyoun's ear]

Kai Winn: [debonair] No. We are nothing alike. Nothing at all.

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[Jake and Nog are trying with Odo's help to investigate on Giger's disappearance]

Cadet Nog: Maybe the soulless minions of orthodoxy finally caught up with him.

Odo: [confused] The who?

Jake Sisko: We don't know who they are, but they were after Dr. Giger's cellular regeneration and entertainment chamber.

Odo: [more confused] His what?

Jake Sisko: It's a device used to keep the cells in your body from getting bored. You see, he was going to transmit messages to people's cells to keep them entertained, so they wouldn't die off. And as a result, these people would... live forever.

Odo: [completely clueless] Aha...

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Sisko: [aghast] You accused the Kai of burglary and kidnapping?

Jake Sisko: W... we didn't really accuse her of anything.

Sisko: Oh I see, you just implied it?

Cadet Nog: Exactly!

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Jake Sisko: We weren't supposed to divulge this, but since you left us no choice... We're working for Starfleet Intelligence.

Cadet Nog: Oh no...

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Cadet Nog: Jake, as your friend I think I should tell you you're starting to go over the edge. You need to get some perspective on all this. You need to get away, clear your head...

[both are beamed away and rematerialize in some unknown quarters]

Cadet Nog: This isn't what I had in mind...

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[last lines]

Sisko: Captain's log, stardate 50929.4. Two days ago, this station felt like a tomb. I'd never seen so many of my crew depressed at the same time. But for some reason, it now seems as though a new spirit has swept through the station, as if someone had opened a door and let a gust of fresh air blow through a musty old house. Why this is happening, frankly, is a mystery to me. After all, nothing has really changed. The Dominion is still a threat, the Cardassians are still threatening to retake the station, and I can still see the clouds of war gathering on the horizon. So why do I sense a newfound sense of optimism in the air? But maybe I'm overthinking this. Maybe the real explanation is as simple as something my father taught me a long time ago: even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that'll make you smile.

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Sisko: [at the end of a depressing dinner party, as the other officers leave] Mister Worf! You've been paroled; the party's over.

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Sisko: [furious] You accused the Kai of burglary and kidnapping?

Jake Sisko: We didn't really accuse her of anything.

Sisko: Oh, I see. So you just implied it then?

Cadet Nog: That's exactly what happened.

Sisko: Are you trying to be funny, Cadet? Because I'm not laughing.

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