Kes: How does a real doctor learn to deal with patients' emotional problems, anyway?
The Doctor: They learn from experience.
Kes: Aren't you capable of learning?
The Doctor: I have the capacity to accumulate and process data, yes.
Kes: Then I guess you'll just have to learn - like the rest of us.
Dereth: [scanning the Doctor] Strange... According to my readings, you are not here.
The Doctor: Believe me. I wish I weren't.
[Neelix is lying in sickbay in a full body-restraint]
Neelix: Well, mm... if I'm gonna be in here a while, now is as good a time as any to tell you. Your ceiling is hideous!
Neelix: [to the Doctor] And some music would be nice. Or better yet, are you programmed to sing?
The Doctor: First they tell me there's no doctor, so I have to be on call twenty-four hours a day. And then they tell me there are no nurses, so I have no one to assist me.
Kes: I thought Tom Paris was assigned to you.
The Doctor: Like I said, no one to assist me.
Neelix: [about Paris] He's just... one big hormone walking around the ship.
Neelix: I feel like I'm all alone.
The Doctor: You *are* all alone. I'm a holographic projection - a projection with a lot of work to do, I might add.
The Doctor: I am an emergency medical supplement. A supplement. That's all. I wasn't programmed for any of this. It's just... unacceptable.
Kes: I don't know anything about holographic engineering. But if you want my opinion, you haven't been acceptable. You've been remarkable.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Captain, may I suggest you consider carefully what you're about to do?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How do you know what I'm about to do?
Lieutenant Tuvok: I could describe to you in detail the psychological observations I've made about you over the past four years. Which lead me to conclude you're about to take this ship inside the asteroid. But suffice it to say, I know you quite well.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: One of these days I'm gonna surprise you, Tuvok. But not today.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [to the Vidiians] I can't begin to understand what your people have gone through. They may have found a way to ignore the moral implications of what you're doing. But I have no such luxury. I don't have the freedom to kill you to save another. My culture finds that to be a reprehensible and entirely unacceptable act. If we were closer to home, I would lock you up and turn you over to my authorities for trial. But I don't even have that ability here; and I am not prepared to carry you forever in our brig! So I see no other alternative... but to let you go.
The Doctor: [bending over Neelix] Don't worry, I'm not going to kiss you. I'm only adjusting the restraint.
Neelix: [sarcastically] I'll try to contain my disappointment.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Take a message to your people: if I ever encounter your kind again, I will do whatever is necessary to protect my people from this... harvesting of yours. Any aggressive actions against this ship or its crew will be met by the deadliest force. Is that clear?
Kes: [discussing Neelix, whose life hangs on an experimental procedure the Doctor has planned] I want to know what this means. What are you going to do to him?
The Doctor: There's no time to explain the exact procedure to you right now.
Kes: Oh, you'll make the time! Because I'm not going to let you perform any experimental surgery on Neelix until I know exactly what you're doing and what the risks are.