Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You don't know, Robert. You don't know... They took everything I was. They used me to kill and to destroy and I couldn't stop them.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I should have been able to stop them. I tried... I tried so hard. But I wasn't strong enough! I wasn't good enough! I should have been able to stop them, I should've, I should...!
Robert Picard: So - my brother is a human being after all. This is going to be with you a long time, Jean-Luc. A long time. You have to learn to live with it. You have a simple choice now: live with it below the sea with Louis - or above the clouds with the Enterprise.
[they help each other up from the ground]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You know, I think you were right, after all. I think I did come back so that you could help me.
Robert Picard: Yeah... Do you know what? I still don't like you, Jean-Luc.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Interesting.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor...
Counselor Deanna Troi: I just find it interesting. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the man who couldn't be pried out of his seat for a vacation for three years!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's Earth. It's home. Do I need another reason?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't know, what do you think?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your help has been invaluable during my recovery, but... look, I'm, uh... I'm better! The injuries are healing.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Those you can see in the mirror.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The nightmares have ended. All I need now is a little time to myself.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I agree. In fact, I'm delighted you're going. It's just that... the choice of where you're going could stand some scrutiny.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If you wish to believe my going home is a direct result of being held captive by the Borg, be my guest.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Is that what you believe?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I hate it when you do that.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Captain, you do need time. You cannot achieve complete recovery so quickly. And it's perfectly normal, after what you've been through, to spend a great deal of time trying to find yourself again.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And what better place to find oneself than on the streets of one's home village.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Interesting.
Lieutenant Worf: My mother is *never* on time. It is so... human of her.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: Don't call me 'sir'; I used to work for a living.
Guinan: You know, sooner or later, everyone comes in here. And they stand by those windows and they look out and they stare. And they're looking for that little star they call home. Doesn't matter how far away it is. Everybody... looks anyway.
Helena Rozhenko: I'm afraid that Worf feels that... we do not understand him.
Guinan: Well, part of him may feel that way. There's another part that I've seen - part that comes in and... drinks prune juice. Part that looks out the window towards home. He's not looking towards the Klingon Empire. He's looking towards you.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: [of Worf] He never wanted any Human food while he was growing up. Everything had to be Klingon.
Helena Rozhenko: I learned to cook rokeg blood pie.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: However, we never quite learned how to eat it.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: You look good, son. Put on a little weight, huh?
Lieutenant Worf: No.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: Sure you have. Looks good on you. Still working out with those holodeck monsters, I bet.
Robert Picard: I always thought you needed a little humiliation. Or was it humility? Either would do.
[the Picards are drinking wine]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This the '46?
Robert Picard: '47. You've been drinking too much of that artificial stuff. What do you call it? Synthehol? Spoiled you. Ruined your palate.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary. I think that synthehol heightens one's appreciation for the genuine article.
Marie Picard: [when finding Jean-Luc and Robert covered with mud] Have you two been fighting?
Robert Picard: Fighting? No, certainly not!
René Picard: I know who you are.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then you have the advantage.
René Picard: You're my nephew, Jean-Luc, from the Starship Enterprise.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then you must be my uncle René.
René Picard: I'm not your uncle. It's the other way around.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Too bad. I rather enjoyed the idea.
René Picard: You know, you don't seem so arrow... arrow... you know...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Arrogant?
René Picard: Yes, arrogant. You don't seem that way to me. What does it mean, anyway? "Arrogant son of a..."
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Let's talk about that later, shall we?
Robert Picard: [presenting a bottle of wine] Jean-Luc, here is a little of the '47. Do not drink it all at once, and if possible, try not to drink it alone.
Marie Picard: [on René] He's still out there.
Robert Picard: Mm-hm.
Marie Picard: Dreaming about starships and adventures... It's getting late.
Robert Picard: Yeah... But let him dream, hm?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: My ship will be ready to leave orbit soon. And I belong aboard. If I should ever doubt that again, I know where to come.
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: [about Worf as a child] So we walk into the school, and we didn't know what to expect - is Worf hurt, is he in some kind of trouble? The door opens, and there is our little seven-year-old sitting on a chair and glaring across the room at five teenage boys, all of them with bloody noses!
Helena Rozhenko: And then the principal looked up and said, "Please, tell me he's an only child."