Haneek: Men are far too emotional to be leaders. They're constantly fighting amongst themselves. It's their favorite thing to do.
Major Kira: I just spent the whole day yesterday...
Commander Sisko: ...talking to Minister Rozahn about irrigating the Trilar Peninsula.
Major Kira: How did you know?
Commander Sisko: It's hard to keep a secret in ops, especially when you've been shouting at a monitor for the last two days.
Major Kira: Thought I kept it down to an angry whisper.
Commander Sisko: Let's just say that your voice carries.
Commander Sisko: Ah, Major. Get everything settled with Quark?
Major Kira: Oh, that little toad is this far from doing a 360 out an airlock!
Commander Sisko: I'm glad to hear everything went okay.
[a Skrreean ship has arrived at DS9]
Odo: What seems to be the trouble, Commander?
Commander Sisko: The computer's having a hard time translating their language.
Odo: I can see how that would be a problem.
Commander Sisko: We'll have to keep them talking until the computer can establish a translation matrix.
[meanwhile, the female Skrreean is continuously and desperately trying to explain something to Kira]
Major Kira: Keeping them talking shouldn't be much of a problem.
[Quark is complaining to Odo about the Skrreeans]
Odo: They won't be here long.
Quark: I hope not. They're driving my paying customers away. They stay here too long and I'll be out of business.
Odo: In that case, I hope they'll never leave.
Haneek: [of the T-Rogorans] For eight centuries my people have lived under their rule. We've been forced to work as laborers and servants. We were able to escape when the T-Rogorans were invaded and conquered.
Odo: Who conquered them?
Haneek: I do not know their name. I only know they were members of something called 'The Dominion'.
Odo: It's gonna get awfully crowded around here, Commander.
Commander Sisko: I know, Constable, but it's worth it. Just look at them. They're experiencing their first taste of freedom.
Haneek: [after the Skrreeans have been denied settlement on Bajor] I think you've made a terrible mistake, all of you. Maybe we could've helped you. Maybe we could've helped each other. The Skrreeans are farmers, Kira. You have a famine on your planet. Perhaps we could've made that peninsula bloom again. We'll never know, will we? Fifty years of Cardassian rule have made you all frightened and suspicious. I feel sorry for you. - You were right: Bajor is not Kentanna.