Quote of the Day

Garak: All during the years of my exile I imagined what it would be like to come home. I even thought of living in this house again, with Mila. But now she’s dead, and this house is about to be reduced to a pile of rubble. My Cardassia is gone.

Kira Nerys: Then fight for a new Cardassia.

Garak: I have an even better reason, Commander: revenge.

Kira Nerys: That works too.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 25 – “What You Leave Behind”

Quote of the Day

[Odo and Garak have managed to appease a run-in between Rusot and Kira]

Garak: You don’t know how lucky you are.

Gul Rusot: Oh? Why is that?

Garak: She would’ve killed you.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 21 – “When It Rains…”

Quote of the Day

Garak: The eternal optimist!

Julian Bashir: Guilty as charged.

Garak: How sad. I must tell you, I’m disappointed at hearing you mouth the usual platitudes of peace and friendship regarding an implacable foe like the Romulans. But, I live in hope that one day, you’ll come to see this universe for what it truly is, rather than what you’d wish it to be.

Julian Bashir: Then I shall endeavor to become more cynical with each passing day. Look gift horses squarely in the mouth, and find clouds in every silver lining.

Garak: If only you meant it.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 16 – “Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”

Quote of the Day

Garak: Lying is a skill like any other, and if you want to maintain a level of excellence you have to practice constantly.

Worf: Practice on someone else.

Garak: Mr. Worf, you’re no fun at all.

Worf: Good!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Episode 14 – “In Purgatory’s Shadow”

Quote of the Day

Garak: You’ve come a long way from the naive young man I met five years ago. You’ve become distrustful and suspicious. It suits you.

Julian Bashir: I had a good teacher.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Episode 14 – “In Purgatory’s Shadow”

Quote of the Day

Worf: What about Garak?

Benjamin Sisko: I want him back, too. I suppose I don’t have to tell you to keep a close eye on him?

Worf: At the first sign of betrayal, I will kill him. But, I promise to return the body intact.

Benjamin Sisko: I assume that’s a joke.

Worf: We will see.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 5: Episode 14 – “In Purgatory’s Shadow”

Quote of the Day

Garak: How’s that?

Quark: Awful! Did you hear that sound of bone snapping? I don’t want that to be the last thing I hear!

Garak: It wasn’t that loud.

Quark: You don’t have these ears. Snapping vertebrae is out!

Garak: We’re running out of options, Quark. You don’t want to be vaporized because you need a body; the disrupter ruined your clothing, the knife was too savage, the nerve gas smelled bad, hanging took too long, and poison… What was was wrong with poison?

Quark: It doesn’t work! If I know the food is poisoned I won’t eat it.

Garak: For a man who wants to kill himself you’re strangely determined to live.

Quark: I’m going to die, don’t you worry about that. I just want to find the right way.

Garak: Right way?

Quark: I don’t want to see it coming. Or hear it. Or feel it or smell it. I just want to go on with my life and then… [snaps his fingers] …I’m dead!

Garak: Ah! You want to be surprised!

Quark: Exactly! I want to wake up in the Divine Treasury and have no idea how I got there.

Garak: I see. Perhaps that can be arranged.

Quark: Really?

Garak: You have my word. You’ll never know what hit you.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Episode 25 – “Body Parts”

Quote of the Day

Garak: Interesting, you saved the day by destroying the world.
Julian Bashir: I bet they didn’t teach you that in the Obsidian Order.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Episode 10 – “Our Man Bashir”

Quote of the Day

Garak Bashir

Julian Bashir: I work for one of the nation-states of this era, Great Britain, which is battling various other nations in what is called the Cold War. This apartment, my clothes, weapons, even my valet were provided to me by my government.
Garak: I think I joined the wrong intelligence service.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 4: Episode 10 – “Our Man Bashir”