Cassandra: What are women's fashions like back home now?
Chief O'Brien: Well, Keiko my wife, she's been replicating longer dresses lately.
Cassandra: Oh no! That means I'll have to alter everything I own.
[Sisko reads in Alixus' journal about her views about mankind]
Commander Sisko: ...She says we have become fat and lazy and dull.
Chief O'Brien: My wife told me something along those lines just last week.
Commander Sisko: [reading] "The common conceit that the human species has evolved over the last several centuries is ludicrous. What gains we have made have come at the cost of our own core identities. Man has lost touch with his true power."
Chief O'Brien: Sounds like it took a crash landing for her to find her paradise.
Joseph: Alixus was right; she was helping us discover a new philosophy of life together; because we needed one... to survive.
Alixus: No one follows me; they follow their own hearts.
Commander Sisko: My heart tells me to try to get back to my ship.
Alixus: I'm sure it does. But if we'd had that attitude for the last ten years, we wouldn't have been doing what was necessary to survive here - to find the plants, herbs, molds that cure disease. We've conquered seventeen illnesses, with the most powerful resource man has: his ingenuity.
Commander Sisko: An interesting philosophy. And while we're debating it, a woman is dying.
Alixus: We're doing everything we can for her.
Commander Sisko: No, we're not.
Chief O'Brien: Around my house I'm known as the 'black thumb'... The only way I could get anything to grow was to marry a botanist.
Chief O'Brien: It wasn't until I got to the Cardassian Front I found out I had talents I never knew I had... It was a matter of figuring out how to get a field transporter operational in ten minutes, or wind up being a Cardassian prisoner of war. Now, I didn't know a transporter from a turbolift in those days; but somehow, in 9min 53sec, I got that thing to work.
Commander Sisko: [after being stranded on a planet] I hope you find a few more of those talents you never knew you had...
Alixus: That's the first core behavior I've seen from you since you arrived.
Commander Sisko: 'Core behavior' - does that chapter come before or after sexual procurement?
Alixus: Cassandra came to me; she was worried. She sensed that you weren't happy.
Commander Sisko: She was right about that.
Alixus: I've been wondering if in the ancient religions of men there aren't some new truths to be found, something to explain how sometimes fate delivers us exactly where we need to be.
[Kira and Dax are trying to get control over an unmanned runabout at warp speed. Kira's first solution however doesn't find Dax's approval]
Major Kira: You got a better idea?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm the science officer. It is my job to have a better idea.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: A very talented Hopi I knew did things with a rope you wouldn't believe. It's an old West American artform.
Cassandra: You've been lying to us for ten years!
Alixus: Yes. But perhaps a lie can lead to a more important truth.
Alixus: Look at yourselves! Look at what you've become. What you've achieved - here - has redefined your potential - the potential of man. Just as I knew it would. You are the living proof.
Joseph: Whatever Alixus may be guilty of, she did give us a community. I-I'm not sure if we'll leave the device on or off, now that we know it's there. And we'll have to decide if we want to establish contact with the outside world. But Alixus is right: we have found something here... that none of us is willing to give up.