[Kim is staring out of a window]
Derran Tal: If you're planning on leaving through the viewport, you might wanna get dressed. The interstellar vacuum might get a little chilly.
[Kim is having an unauthorized affair with Tal, an alien female]
Harry Kim: I'm violating about half a dozen regulations by just being in this room. And what we did earlier... I don't know if Starfleet even has a regulation for that.
[Paris tells Tuvok about an alien system to create different habitats]
Tom Paris: If you wanted to, you could recreate Vulcan in your quarters with that system.
Tuvok: Why would I want to?
Tom Paris: A little taste of home in the Delta Quadrant? Think about it - springtime on the shores of Lake Yuron!
Tuvok: I require a desk and a bed, nothing more.
Tom Paris: You're missing the point.
Tuvok: No doubt.
Tom Paris: These people have been traveling for 400 years. They've learned a thing or two about living comfortably.
Tuvok: Our systems are more than adequate.
Tom Paris: Ah! I give up!
Chakotay: After only two minutes? Tuvok, how do you do it?
Tuvok: I wait until his own illogic overwhelms him.
Harry Kim: Seven, you've been around humans for a while now. What do you think about... love?
Seven of Nine: We're scanning for microfractures. I don't see the relevance.
Harry Kim: Just curious.
Seven of Nine: Parental love, romantic love, affection between friends - specify.
Harry Kim: Romantic love.
Seven of Nine: An attraction based on sexual desire, one that facilitates procreation.
Harry Kim: I guess I'm asking the wrong person.
Seven of Nine: Not at all. The Borg have referenced this condition in over 6,000 assimilated species.
Harry Kim: Condition? You make it sound like a disease.
Seven of Nine: Physiologically, it bears a striking similarity to disease. A series of biochemical responses that trigger an emotional cascade, impairing normal functioning.
Harry Kim: Forget it.
[Kim is making an unauthorized shuttle flight with Tal, when an alarm goes off]
Derran Tal: Problem?
Harry Kim: Stray radiation from the nebula. I thought it was the proximity alarm.
Derran Tal: You said we had a couple of hours. No one's gonna come looking for us.
Harry Kim: Now, you don't know Commander Tuvok. If he sees one electron out of place, he calls for red alert!
The Doctor: Sometimes I think everyone on this ship has been possessed by alien hormones.
[Tal is examining the shuttle controls]
Derran Tal: [pushing a button] Navigation?
Harry Kim: Oh-oh, careful! That's the weapons array. You know, you almost vaporized your living quarters.
Derran Tal: Oh! Well, they could use a good cleaning.
[after a romantic hour with Tal, Kim is late for duty and hurrying to get into his trousers]
Harry Kim: What're you waiting for?
Derran Tal: To see what you look like in my uniform.
Harry Kim: I've got to be honest, I wasn't expecting something so... different.
Derran Tal: Neither was I. Our species look so similar. Well, at least on the surface.
Harry Kim: I would have never guessed when it came down to the basics. Well, let's just say... the birds and bees will be very confused.
Derran Tal: Birds and bees?
Tom Paris: Oh, here we go again.
Harry Kim: What?
Tom Paris: You, going after impossible women! Uh, a hologram, an ex-Borg, the wrong twin, and now a girl from a xenophobic species?
Harry Kim: Have you ever been in love, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Your point?
Harry Kim: Did your skin ever flush when you were near another person? Did your stomach ever feel like... someone hollowed it out with a knife when you were apart? Did your throat ever swell when you realized it was over? Seven of Nine - Seven of Nine told me love's like a disease! Well, maybe it is. Pheromones, endorphins, chemicals in our blood - changing our responses... physical discomfort; but any way you look at it, it's still love!
[Janeway suggests that Kim have his lovesickness medically treated]
Harry Kim: That man you were going to marry - if you could have just taken a hypospray to make yourself stop loving him, so that it didn't hurt so much when you were away from him - would you have done that?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We're both on long journeys, looking for allies. In many ways, we're like... cousins.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, distant cousins. Think about it: 400 years ago, you started out the same way we did - a single starship, a small crew, facing the unknown. And now, centuries later, you've grown into a generational ship with a history and culture all your own. When I look at your vessel, I can't help but wonder if I'm seeing Voyager's future. Our journey could easily last several generations. So, what do you say, cousin?
[Tom is pushing buttons like a virtuoso]
B'Elanna Torres: Impressive.
Tom Paris: Just trying to orchestrate the antimatter flow.
B'Elanna Torres: You should try some Chopin when you're done.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I've been thinking about how I reacted to your relationship with Tal.
Harry Kim: You reacted like any captain would.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Probably. But I can't help wondering if my response would have been the same if it had been, say... Tom Paris instead of you. Oh, don't get me wrong; I still would have been angry and disappointed. But... I wouldn't have been surprised.
Harry Kim: Because Ensign Kim doesn't break the rules.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: The truth is, Harry... I think about you differently than the rest of the crew. Which isn't to suggest that I don't care deeply about each of them, but... you came to me fresh out of the Academy, wide-eyed with excitement about your first deep space assignment. From that first day, I've always felt more protective of you than the others.
Harry Kim: I appreciate that. But that was five years ago. I've changed.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Yes, you have.
Harry Kim: Maybe I'm not the perfect officer anymore.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Maybe not... but you're a better man.
Derran Tal: I envy your freedom. I mean, your crew's mission to seek out life - what could be more liberating? You explore the unknown! Don't be afraid to explore what's happening between us.
Derran Tal: If you believe in something strongly enough, you can't ignore it - even if it means breaking a few rules.
Harry Kim: Well, that's why I took this shuttle. But every time I break a rule, I feel like my skull's gonna decompress.
Seven of Nine: [to Kim] Your epidermis luminesced.
Harry Kim: It's an old story - boy meets girl from the wrong side of the galaxy. Boy loses girl.
Derran Tal: And girl loses boy.
Harry Kim: Where would you most like to be, right now?
Derran Tal: Besides your quarters?
Harry Kim: Besides my quarters.
Derran Tal: Hmm... On a distant moon, where the air is warm and the gravity is light. No bulkheads around me. Where, if I walk too quickly, I can almost fly.
Harry Kim: Do me one favor.
Derran Tal: Anything.
Harry Kim: Next time you run across a class 3 nebula... think of me.
Seven of Nine: The treatment to relieve your condition was available, and yet you refused.
Harry Kim: I've got a disease; but I'm willing to live with the symptoms. Doesn't make much sense, does it?
Seven of Nine: I assumed that romantic love was a human weakness. But clearly it can also be a source of strength. Perhaps my analogy was flawed. Love is not a disease. Get well soon.