Kes: On my homeworld, it's so much simpler. You choose a mate for life; there's no distrust, no jealousy, no envy, no betrayal...
The Doctor: Hmm... Your world must have very dry literature.
Ensign Harry Kim: Stay out of harm's way.
["old Chinese expression"]
Tom Paris: Lock on to us, Voyager. If you hear muffled screams, consider that a request for a beam-out.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Have you encountered life forms?
Tom Paris: Actually, yes.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are they hostile?
Tom Paris: No, just... young.
The Doctor: Throughout history, men have fought over the love of a woman. Why, I can quote you autopsy reports from duels as far back as 1538.
Kes: That's not funny!
The Doctor: It's not meant to be. You've always been interested in autopsies.
Neelix: [while fighting with Tom Paris] I'll kill you!
Tom Paris: It's too late! I'm betting your hair-pasta already did the trick!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Set a course for Planet Hell, Commander.
Tom Paris: Aaww, Harry... I'm in trouble.
Ensign Harry Kim: What's new?
Tom Paris: I think I'm in love.
Ensign Harry Kim: What's new?
Tom Paris: With Kes.
Ensign Harry Kim: *Kes*?
The Doctor: [theorizing on Paris' attraction to Kes] Whenever you walk into the room, his respiration increases, his pupils dilate and the coloration of his ears turns decidedly orange. Until I noticed the pattern, I thought he was suffering from Tanzian flu.
Ensign Harry Kim: [about Paris and Neelix] I'm sure they'll both be fine.
Kes: Unless they kill each other.
Tom Paris: She loves you, Neelix. I wouldn't stand a chance, nobody would.
Neelix: There are others?
Tom Paris: There's a whole course at the Academy full of all sorts of survival strategies.
Neelix: I hope you had a passing grade?
Tom Paris: B minus.
Neelix: That's not very encouraging.
Tom Paris: My father was teaching the class that year.
Neelix: And he gave you a B minus? I guess he didn't play favorites, huh?
Neelix: Tell me something - in that Starfleet survival course, did your father teach you to check for life signs before you seal yourself inside a cave?
[Neelix is concerned that the alien mother might reject her baby]
Tom Paris: Neelix, one thing's for sure, whether the mother rejects it or not, she will reject you and me!
[Kes appears to be rather tetchy]
The Doctor: You know, if you skipped lunch, the result might be a lower blood sugar level, which could... I'm sorry. It's in my program. I see something wrong, I must attempt to diagnose it.
Neelix: I feel I owe you an apology.
Tom Paris: No, you don't.
Neelix: I had no right to push that pasta in your lap.
Tom Paris: Well - think of it this way: it saved me from having to eat it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: [having summoned Paris and Neelix, Janeway is surprised to see them covered in pasta and sauce] Would anyone care to explain?
Tom Paris: It might be too long to go into right now, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Very well. I have a mission for the two of you. We have reason to believe that there are food sources on this planet, but we can't transport to the surface. You're going to take a shuttle down and do a little scouting.
Neelix: Me? And him?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: He's our best pilot, and you're our expert on edible plant species in this quadrant.
Tom Paris: Uh, Captain, I'm not one to pass up a mission, but in this circumstance, maybe Ensign Baytart, who is a fine pilot...
Captain Kathryn Janeway: There are electro-magnetic anomalies in the atmosphere, and I would rather have you at the helm. Am I discerning a personal problem here, gentlemen?
Neelix: Frankly, yes, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Solve it. You leave at 1400 hours.