Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not saying I'm happy about what happened. But so far, they haven't acted like typical Borg. They saved us from that cube, and they let you go.
Commander Chakotay: But they didn't hesitate to impose their collective will on me when it served their interests, did they?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: No, they didn't.
Commander Chakotay: I wonder how long their ideals will last in the face of that kind of power.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: You know, they ought to rename this place the 'Negative Expanse'. We haven't run across anything interesting for days.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: If you're bored, Mr. Paris, I'm sure I can find something else for you to do. The warp plasma filters are due for a thorough cleaning.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Now that you mention it, Captain, I find this region of space a real navigational challenge.
Ensign Kaplan: The nebula's completely scrambling our navigational readings. I still can't get a fix on our position.
Commander Chakotay: Are you saying we're lost, Ensign?
Ensign Kaplan: That... depends what you mean by 'lost', sir.
Commander Chakotay: Lost, as in 'you still can't get a fix on our position'.
Dr. Riley Frazier: I can't change who we are. I wasn't truthful with you before and I'm sorry, but please, believe me when I tell you we only want to help you. Orum will take every precaution. Please, at least let us try and save you.
Commander Chakotay: It's either that or the Happy Hunting Grounds, huh?
The Cooperative: Open your mind to our thoughts, and concentrate on getting well. Hear our voices. Open your mind to our thoughts. Our collective strength can heal you. You're safe with us. Feel the connection. We're with you. See who we are. Know us. You're not alone. Our strength is your strength. We can overcome your pain. We welcome you into our thoughts. There's nothing to fear. We won't let you die. We're all one circle, no beginning, no end.
[Voyager has come across a disabled Borg cube]
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Maybe the Borg were defeated by an enemy even more powerful than they were.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tuvok, continue scanning for any Borg vessels in the vicinity, as well as any other ships that might be 'more powerful'.
The Doctor: I must say, there's nothing like the vacuum of space for preserving a handsome corpse.
[referring to a Borg corpse found on the cube]
Dr. Riley Frazier: If you think about it, Captain, when we were linked, we had no ethnic conflict. There was no crime, no hunger, no health problems. We lived as one harmonious family.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: With all due respect, Dr. Frazier, you were one harmonious family bent on the violent assimilation of innocent cultures.
The Cooperative: We are the new cooperative. We have destroyed the Borg cube. We regret that we forced Commander Chakotay to assist us. But it was necessary for our survival. His link with the cooperative has now been severed. Our lasting gratitude.
Commander Chakotay: I was so resistant to being linked. Now I'm almost sorry it's over.