Freya: Sleep does not come easily in this place. Not anymore. I was taught the world would end in winter. First there would be a desperate cold, followed by a demon who would devour the sun. It has been long since we felt summer. And a demon does walk these halls.
Commander Chakotay: Every culture has its demons. They embody the darkest emotions of its people. Giving them physical form in heroic literature is a way of exploring those feelings. The Vok'sha of Rakella Prime believe that hate is a beast which lives inside the stomach. Their greatest mythical hero is a man who ate stones for 23 days to kill the beast, and became a saint.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Such fables are necessary only in cultures which unduly emphasize emotional behavior. I would point out there are no demons in Vulcan literature.
Commander Chakotay: That might account for its popularity.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Think of this as your first away mission, Doctor.
The Doctor: I can describe every detail of every piece of equipment in this sickbay, from bio-bed to neural stimulator. But I've never even... seen the sky, or a forest - let alone Vikings and monsters. I can't afford to fail.
Unferth: Your name means nothing to me. There are no songs of your deeds nor stories of the battles you have fought. Who are you to believe you can slay Grendel?
Freya: [about Beowulf] He was like no other. Hair straight and raven-black; eyes bright with fierce fire - the burning gaze of a hero.
Lieutenant Tuvok: [to Chakotay] Grand eloquence notwithstanding, that would qualify as a description of Mr. Kim.
Freya: [on a sub-arctic plant] We brew the atuta into a broth which we drink before battle. It brings on the spirit of the bear and gives us strength to swing our swords.
The Doctor: It's more likely to bring on profuse sweating, convulsions and acute delirium.
Freya: Are you a master of herb-lore?
The Doctor: Well, in a way, I suppose I am.
Freya: You are truly a man of many talents, Lord Schweitzer. Your people must value you greatly.
The Doctor: You would think so.
[Paris has beamed back the Doctor, who has his arm cut off]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sickbay, report.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Er... I have him, Captain - more or less...
Freya: It is said that fate often spares a doomed warrior, if his courage can prevail. But there have been days when I felt my own courage falter. And then you came.
The Doctor: I'm... glad I could help.
Freya: Our time of deliverance is at hand. We have been given a new champion! One who weapons cannot hurt. The one who will destroy Grendel and end our suffering. All hail the hero! All hail Schweitzer!
Freya: Fire is not the only heat, Lord Schweitzer. You know where I sleep.
[the Doctor has managed to bring back Kim, Chakotay and Tuvok]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good work, Doctor.
Ensign Harry Kim: Yeah, good work... Would you mind telling me where I was?
The Doctor: I won't forget you.
Freya: Then I die happily - with your name on my lips. Farewell... Schweitzer.
The Doctor: [about his chosen name] I'm not sure I want to keep it. The last time I heard that name spoken was a... painful one. I don't think I want to be reminded.