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Vedek Bareil: So... what did you think?

Major Kira: Of your speech?

Vedek Bareil: M-hm...

Major Kira: I liked everything about it - except the content.

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[Jadzia and Odo are discussing Odo's effect on women]

Odo: Women don't react to me in that manner.

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Are you saying that you've never had a female friend?

Odo: I consider Major Kira a friend.

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: That's not what I meant. I'm talking about... an intimate friendship.

Odo: That's a very personal question.

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm sorry, but after seven lifetimes, the impersonal questions aren't much fun anymore.

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Taya: What happened to your face?

Odo: Nothing happened to my face; I'm a shapeshifter. I just don't do faces very well.

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Taya: Your face isn't so scary, once you get used to it.

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Jake Sisko: It's kinda fun working with Chief O'Brien. But it would be better if I knew what I was doing.

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Major Kira: Quark, get this into that little twisted brain of yours! If you thought you were gonna get away with anything while Odo's gone, think again! I'm watching you.

Quark: Major. You make it sound like you don't like me.

Major Kira: Don't like you? You collaborated with the Cardassians, you cheat your customers, and you're a danger to the station. I don't just not like you. I despise you!

[walks off]

Quark: [embarrassed] Sorry I mentioned it.

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Taya: If I were a changeling, I'd change shapes all the time. Everyone'd want to be my friend.

Odo: [scoffs] I wish it were that easy.

Taya: Why wouldn't it be?

Odo: When I was younger, people were always asking me to change shape for them. They pretended to be my friends. But all they wanted was to see me become a chair or... animal. None of them ever really cared about me.

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Major Kira: You follow springball?

Vedek Bareil: Religiously, er, if you'll pardon the expression. I even used to play a little.

Major Kira: Me too. I had Chief O'Brien design a springball holosuite program.

Vedek Bareil: Really? Let's go!

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Quark: Life is full of disappointments.

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Rurigan: I was happy living on Yadera Prime - that is, until the Dominion took over, and changed our whole way of life. And I realized one morning that I didn't really belong there anymore. So I came here, and I used a holo-generator to recreate all the things that I'd lost. I've lived here in my village for nearly thirty years. I've watched the people marry, have children, grow old. And sometimes I even forgot that they were holograms. But it's over. It's over; and I would appreciate it if you'd take me back to Yadera Prime.

Odo: But... what about the villagers, what about your granddaughter?

Rurigan: She's not real.

Odo: Technically I suppose you're right. Maybe, by our definition, Taya is not real; her memories are stored in a computer, her body is made up of omicron particles. But who is to say that our definition of life is the only valid one?

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Odo: I saw the way you held her hand when she was sad. I saw the way you tried to comfort her when she was frightened.

Rurigan: I-I didn't want her to get hurt.

Odo: If she's not real, what does it matter?

Rurigan: It matters. It matters to me.

Odo: Why should it matter to you if a hologram cries?

Rurigan: Because I love her.

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Odo: Don't you see? She's real to you; and she's real to me too, they're all real. And you can't turn your back on them now.

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Taya: ...Then the Great Minra said to the evil changeling, "Maybe you can turn into a mountain, or a Ghergher Beast, or a tornado. Those are big things, and big things are easy. I bet you can't turn into something small - like a loaf of greenbread." And the changeling said, "Yes I can", and he did. And do you know what happened?

Odo: The Great Minra gobbled him up.

Taya: How'd you know that?

Odo: The changeling in your story wasn't very smart.

Taya: [shrewdly] Could you turn into a loaf of greenbread?

Odo: I suppose I could.

Taya: Show me.

Odo: And let you gobble me up? I don't think so!

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Taya: Thank you for bringing my mother back. I hope you find your parents too.

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Jake Sisko: Dad... I don't want to join Starfleet.

Commander Sisko: Since when?

Jake Sisko: S-snce forever. Starfleet is too much like you. I need to find what's me.

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Commander Sisko: It's your life, Jake. You have to choose your own way. There is only one thing I want from you: find something you love. Then do it the best you can.

Jake Sisko: I'll try.

Commander Sisko: Good. Then you make the old man proud.

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Colyus: [after Dax has restored the holographic village with all its inhabitants] We just have to get used to the fact that we're holograms.

Rurigan: We're alive and we have our families back, that's the only thing that counts.

Colyus: I wonder who created all this.

Odo: Whoever it was did a fine job.

Colyus: They did, didn't they?

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Major Kira: By the way, Prylar Rhit tells me that you encouraged him to invite Bareil onto the station.

Quark: That a crime?

Major Kira: Not at all. I just wanted to thank you. I found him very...

[her look becomes piercing]

Major Kira: ...diverting!

[walks off and joins Bareil on the Promenade]

Quark: [under his breath] Not diverting enough.

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Odo: [referring to the holographic Taya] She thinks. She feels.

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