You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once. If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake. You’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed.[to Simon]
They wouldn’t arrest me if we got boarded. I’m just the pilot. I can always say that I was flying the ship by accident.
Physical appearance doesn’t matter so terribly. You look for compatibility of spirit. There’s an energy about a person that’s difficult to hide. You try to feel that…[to Kaylee]
If they take the ship, they’ll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we’re very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order.[to Simon, about Reavers]
You think there’s someone just gonna drop money on you? Money they could use? Well, there ain’t people like that. There’s just people like me.
You rich kids. You think your lives are the only thing that matters. What’d you do? Kill your folks for the family fortune?[to Simon]
You know what the chain of command is? It’s a chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who’s in ruttin’ command here.[to Wash]
You have a strange sense of nobility, Captain. You’ll lay a man out for implying I’m a wh**e, but you keep calling me one to my face.[to Mal]
You depend on luck, you end up on the drift… no fuel, no prospects… begging for Alliance make-work, getting towed out to the scrap belt. That ain’t us. Not ever.