[after Belle has been fatally injured in an accident, the Doctor has shut down his family program]
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I guess all of us would avoid that kind of pain if we could. But most people don't have that choice.
The Doctor: Well, fortunately I do.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Is it so fortunate? You created that program so you could experience what it's like to have a family. The good times and the bad. You can't have one without the other.
The Doctor: I fail to see why not.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Think about what's happened to us here on Voyager. Everyone left people behind, and everyone suffered a loss. But... look how it's brought us all closer together. We found support here, and friendship, and we've become a family, in part because of the pain we shared. If you turn your back on this program, you'll always be stuck at this point. You'll never have the chance to say goodbye to your daughter. Or to be there for your wife and son when they need you. And you'll be cheating yourself of the chance to have their love and support. In the long run, you'll miss the whole point of what it means to have a family.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [reading from Torres's PADD] "Rork turned his fierce eye upon her, and M'Nea felt her heart begin to quicken, even as her hand went to her dagger. She had intended to plunge it into his throat, but something about him made her hesitate..." - B'Elanna, is this a Klingon romance novel?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Klingons do have what you might call a romantic side. It's a bit more vigorous than most.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I think I'll read it. Maybe it'll give me some ideas about how to make your heart quicken.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: It's not a technical manual, Tom.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Well, that depends on what you mean by 'technical'.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: To an engineer, that means... specializing in particular systems.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: I think that definition works.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Well, I can't promise I won't put a dagger in your throat.
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: No one has a family like this; this is a fantasy. You're not gonna learn anything from being with these... lollipops!
[the Doctor and his family visit Belle in hospital one last time]
Belle: It's getting darker... I'm... sleepy...
The Doctor: It's all right. Go to sleep. We're all right here.
[Belle goes to sleep... ]
Charlene: We think we have just about the most wonderful husband and father in the quadrant, don't we, children?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Computer, freeze program!
The Doctor: Lieutenant, what're you doing?
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I'm stopping this before my blood sugar levels overload.
[the Doctor has made a few changes in his family's daily routine, causing some dissatisfaction among its members]
The Doctor: I'm just trying to help the family function better.
Belle: How does it make the family function better if I go to parrises squares Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday?
Belle: I love you, Daddy - even if you did make a mess of things.