You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.
This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.[Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds: Define interesting.]Oh, God, oh, God, we’re all gonna die?
Please, spend an hour with him.[The Operative: Captain Reynolds, I should tell you, so that you don’t waste your time, you can’t make me angry.]
People don’t like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think. Don’t run, don’t walk. We’re in their homes and in their heads and we haven’t the right. We’re meddlesome.
Madness? Have you looked at this scan carefully, Doctor? At his face? It’s love, in point of fact. Something a good deal more dangerous.[to Dr. Mathias]
Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down, tells you she’s hurting before she keels. Makes her a home.