[Sisko has sustained a head injury]
Major Kira: Captain! E-everything's gonna be all right. But you have to try and stay awake for me. I'm just gonna keep talking, all right? But you have to listen. It's very... important that you listen to me. Bec... because there's gonna be a test later!
Chief O'Brien: The Captain's gotten us out of tougher spots than this. Last year, when the Romulans tried to invade the Founders' homeworld, we went up against a dozen Jem'Hadar ships.
Stevens: I know, Chief, uh... you've told me the story.
Chief O'Brien: Oh, yeah? Well, unless you want to hear it again, you'd better get down to the torpedo bay and start working on those probes.
[a blind torpedo has gone halfway through the Defiant's hull, sticking through the bulkhead]
Hanok: We sell these torpedoes to the Jem'Hadar.
Quark: I thought you said you never sold substandard merchandise.
[Hanok gives him a quizzical look]
Quark: This was supposed to explode on impact, wasn't it?
Hanok: ...Maybe I should offer them a refund.
[Hanok explains to Quark the Karemma way of doing business]
Quark: You make it sound so antiseptic. Where's the bargaining? Where's the scheming? Where is the greed?
Hanok: Greed leads to misjudgment. And that can result in a loss of profits.
Quark: If there's no risk, there's no thrill! Your way is just barter. If you wanna win big, you gotta be willing to play the odds. It's like gambling!
Hanok: Gambling is the last recourse of the desperate. Only a fool would risk losing what he has to chance.
Quark: [to Hanok] I tried to cheat you, and I lost. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna give up the game.
Quark: I think we have a winner.
[after picking the right diode in a fifty-fifty chance to deactivate the torpedo warhead]
Quark: You know - there's another risk you could take. Staying in business with me.
Hanok: You never give up, do you?
[Bashir has risked his life to rescue Dax from asphyxiation]
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: It's funny. A year ago, if you'd done something like this, I would have thought you were just trying to be a hero.
Doctor Bashir: And now?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Now that I know you better, I realize it was just a really stupid thing to do.
[Bashir confesses to Dax an earlier fantasy about her]
Doctor Bashir: Well, don't worry, Jadzia. It's been a long time since I had that... particular fantasy.
Doctor Bashir: You sound disappointed.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Julian!
Doctor Bashir: That's right! You enjoyed being chased, and now you miss it.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: That's preposterous. And if you start chasing after me again...
Doctor Bashir: Don't worry, Jadzia. Now I know you liked it, I don't need to, do I?
[Sisko has invited Kira to a baseball game in the holosuite]
Captain Ben Sisko: You can get the hot dogs from Quark.
Major Kira: 'Hot dogs'?
Captain Ben Sisko: Oh, he'll know.
Stevens: I think we should route the generator output through the secondary power grid.
Muñiz: We'll have to recalibrate the ODN manifold.
Stevens: That'll overload the whole system. What a mess.
Muñiz: Nah, we'll worry about that tomorrow.
Stevens: Yeah, it's easy for you to say. It's your day off.
Chief O'Brien: Don't count on it.
[O'Brien has advised Worf earlier to go a little easier on the Engineering personnel]
Lt. Commander Worf: How long will the repairs take?
Stevens: Sixteen hours.
Chief O'Brien: Oh, you can do it in twelve.
Stevens: Twelve. Sure. No problem.
[walks off a little less enthusiastic]
Chief O'Brien: [to Worf] See? You can give 'em a little slack; but you can't take your hands off the reins.