Because we always like to hear what she has to say!
"Delenn is the ruler of the universe. She knows so
much more than any human does." --Mira Furlan
"I can not have an aide who will not look up. You will be forever walking into things."
Parliment of Dreams
"Will you follow me to fire, into storm, into darkness, into death? And the nine said: yes. Then do this in testimony to the one who will follow, will bring death couched into promise of new life, and renewal disguised as defeat... From birth, through death and renewal, you must put aside old things, old fears, old lives. This is your death, the death of flesh, the death of pain, the death of yesterday. Taste of it and be not afraid, for I am with you to the end of time... Taste of it... And so it begins."
Parliment of Dreams
"Without the hope that things will get better, that our inheritors will know a world richer and fuller than our own, life is pointless, and evolution is highly overrated."
A Voice In The Wilderness I
"What must happen will happen. Valen said this day would come. Who are we to stand in the way of prophecy?"
"But what if you're wrong?"
"Then speak well of me when I'm gone."
Delenn & Lennier, Chrysalis
"Ambassador Sinclair has been allowed to live on my world as an act of good faith, to create a greater understanding between Minbari and Human. In return, I have undergone this...change with the blessings of my government; so that I may become a bridge between our worlds, in the hope that we will never know war again."
"The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make this station and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star-stuff. We are the Universe, made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And, as we have both learned, sometimes the Universe needs a change of perspective."
A Distant Star
"All life is transitory, a dream. We all come together in the same place, at the end of time. If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while, in a place where no shadows fall."
Confessions and Lamentations
"Twenty cycles I stood beside you as one of the Nine. I called many of you friends. Now you call me outcast. You know me. You know I believe in the task that is before us, the Great War that is coming. I have not turned my back on you! In trying to help, I have sacrificed all that I was and all that I am. We can no longer allow ourselves to be separated by names and borders. Our two sides must unite or be destroyed. Do not make my sacrifice a vain one. Allow me to finish what is started. In the name of our friend, the future of our people, let me remain on Babylon 5."
All Alone In The Night
"Where you walk, I will walk. I have sworn myself to your side."
"Very soon now I will be going into darkness and fire. I do not know if I am fated to walk out again. If it is your choice to come with me, then I could not wish for a better or braver companion."
Lennier & Delenn, All Alone In the Night
The Long Twilight Struggle
"If I fall, another will take my place, and another, and another."
"But your great cause!"
"This is my cause--Life! One life or a billion, it's all the same!"
"Then you make the sacrifice willingly. No fame. No armies or banners or cities to celebrate your name. You will die alone and unremarked and forgotten."
"This body is only a shell. You cannot touch me, you cannot harm me. I'm not afraid."
Delenn & Sebastian, Comes the Inquisitor
"We believe that the Universe itself is conscious in a way we can never truly understand. It is engaged in a search for meaning, so it breaks itself apart, investing its own consciousness in every form of life. We are the Universe, trying to explain itself."
Passing Through Gethesemane
"I have served the Council for 16 cycles. I was the chosen of Dukhat to replace hiim. I held him when he died. His blood is on my hands, his spirit in my eyes, his word on my lips. You will step aside in his name and mine or, in Valen's name, I will tear this ship apart until I find them!"
"Three years. For three years I warned you this day was coming. But you would not listen. Pride, you said, presumption. And now the Shadows are on the move. The Centauri and the younger worlds are at war, the Narns have fallen. Even the Humans are fighting one another. The pride was yours, the presumption was yours. For a thousand years we have been awaiting for fulfilment of prophecy, and when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it. Because you no longer believe it yourselves. 'We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light.' You say the words, but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the truth. You stand for nothing but your own petty interests. 'Problems of others are not our concern.' I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame. You, who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war. If the warrior caste will not fight, then the rest of us will. If the Council has lost its way, if it will not lead, if we have abandoned our covenant with Valen, the Council should be broken, as was prophecied. We must stand with the others now, before it's too late. Between the worker caste and the religious caste we control two thirds of our forces. Do you, I say, listen to the voice of your conscience? Break the Council, and come with we. Our time of isolation is over. We move now, together, or not at all."
"This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw or be destroyed."
"Negative. We have authorite here. Do not force us to engage your ship."
"Why not? Only one Human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!"
"Yes, John. Of course, John. Whatever you say, John."
The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
"John! It pleases me that you care for what I have become. But never forget who I was, what I am, and what I can do.
Lines of Communication
"Fighting a war is easy. Destroying is easy. Building a new world out of what's left of the old, that is what's hard. But that is your strength. So much is falling apart out there. You must help to put it back together."
Lines of Communication
"I have been training him, as Dukhat trained me. He has been .. a light from my footsteps. Never asking, only giving. Without him, I would stumble and fall and never get up again. Thank you for looking after him, Neroon."
Rumors, Bargains, and Lies
"If I had told her the whole truth, it would've destroyed her belief in the strength and the wisdom of our caste. Delenn does not walk in the same world you and I walk in. She does not see the same world you and I see. In her world we are better than we are, we care more than we care. We act towards each other with compassion. I much prefer her world to that of my own, and I will not allow anything to threaten that."
Lennier, Rumors, Bargains, and Lies
"I said we surrender. I did not say that we gave up our sovereign rights to form a new government. Dukhat said that in every battle one side or the other must surrender eventually. It's the natural order of things, there's no dishonor in that, no shame. We recognize the superior forces of the warrior caste. We have, after all, spent several centuries arming you, helping you learn the art of combat. What threat are we against that?"
Moments of Transition
"Valen said: 'Will you follow me to fire?' Will you?"
Moments of Transition
"You had forgotten the worker caste, hadn't you? When our two sides fight, they're the ones caught in the middle, forgotten that it's their time to serve to build, and to die. They built the temples we pray in, the ships you fight in. They look to us to guide their hands. But prayers are fleeting and wars forgotten. What is built endures. They do not wish to conquer or convert, only to build the future. And now, they will have that chance. The religious caste and the warrior caste will advise and council. We will serve, as is proper. Religion and war must act in the service of the people, not the other way around. This place.. this place is reserved in memory of Neroon, until the day it is taken by the One who is to come. You are the heart, the hands, and the voice of our people. Judge wisely and well."
Moments of Transition
"It was the end of the Earth year 2261 and it was the dawn of a new age for all of us. It was the end of one chapter and the
beginning of another. The next 20 years would see great changes, great joy and great sorrow. The telepath war. The Drakh
war. The New Alliance would waver and crack, but in the end it will hold, because what is built endures, and what is loved
endures. And Babylon 5.... Babylon 5 endures."
"We did what we did because it was right, not to be remembered. History will attend to itself, it always
Deconstruction of Falling Stars