Quote of the Day

Worf: And in truth, I understand his position. It is the duty of every soldier to support their leaders in time of war. Asking Martok to stand against Gowron was a foolish error.

Ezri Dax: So what are you going to do?

Worf: Try to convince Gowron to discontinue these attacks. You have said very little.

Ezri Dax: Look, I’m just not sure that I should be giving you advice on what to do in this situation. It’s a Klingon matter.

Worf: You are still a member of the House of Martok.

Ezri Dax: This is the first that I’ve heard of it.

Worf: The General and I talked about it weeks ago. He likes you. And he considers you an honourable woman, a worthy successor to Jadzia, and so do I.

Ezri Dax: That’s very sweet of him.

Worf: Sweet?

Ezri Dax: Not a very Klingon word, is it?

Worf: No.

Ezri Dax: It’s very honourable.

Worf: Better, albeit a little obvious. Now, tell me what you think.

Ezri Dax: Okay. But I’m not sure you’re going to like it.

Worf: Tell me.

Ezri Dax: I think that the situation with Gowron is a symptom of a bigger problem. The Klingon Empire is dying. And I think it deserves to die.

Worf: You are right. I do not like it.

Ezri Dax: Don’t get me wrong, I’m very touched that you still consider me to be a member of the House of Martok, but I tend to look at the Empire with a little more scepticism than Curzon or Jadzia did. I see a society that is in deep denial about itself. We’re talking about a warrior culture that prides itself on maintaining centuries old traditions of honour and integrity, but in reality it’s willing to accept corruption at the highest levels.

Worf: You are overstating your case.

Ezri Dax: Am I? Who was the last leader of the High Council that you respected? Has there even been one? And how many times have you had to cover up the crimes of Klingon leaders because you were told it was for the good of the Empire? I know this sounds harsh, but the truth is, you have been willing to accept a government that you know is corrupt. Gowron’s just the latest example. Worf, you are the most honourable and decent man I’ve ever met, and if you’re willing to tolerate men like Gowron, then what hope is there for the Empire?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 22 – “Tacking Into the Wind”

Quote of the Day

Worf: These… are Ma’Stakas.

Julian Bashir: What, er… what do we do with them?

Martok: At the conclusion of the wedding ceremony, you will use them to attack Worf and Dax.

Miles O’Brien: Obviously. Don’t you know anything?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6: Episode 7 – “You Are Cordially Invited”

Quote of the Day

Worf: There are six trials we must face on the path to Kal’Hyah. This is the first – deprivation. We now begin a fast that will continue until the day of the wedding.

Julian Bashir: That’s four days away.

Martok: It is a short time, I know, but we must make the best of it.

Benjamin Sisko: What are the other five trials?

Worf: Blood, pain, sacrifice, anguish, and death.

Julian Bashir: Sounds like marriage alright.

Miles O’Brien: How would you know?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6: Episode 7 – “You Are Cordially Invited”

Quote of the Day

Worf: When we exchange vows, you must remember to present your d’k tahg to General Martok as a formal request for him to accept you into our House.

Jadzia Dax: But I don’t want to join his House.

Worf: What?

Jadzia Dax: I don’t want to get caught up in all those blood feuds. Every time a member of the House of Martok gets dishonoured or killed, I’ll have to drop whatever I’m doing and rush off on some quest for vengeance. It’s boring, Worf.

Worf: If you refuse, it will be a grave dishonour. General Martok will not understand.

Jadzia Dax: Worf, I’m joking.

Worf: So you will join our House?

Jadzia Dax: Of course I will.

Worf: I can see our lives together will not be easy.

Jadzia Dax: True. But they’ll be fun.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6: Episode 3 – “Sons and Daughters”

Quote of the Day

Jadzia Dax: What is it Worf? What’s wrong?

Worf: It is about our wedding.

Jadzia Dax: You’re getting cold feet.

Worf: You have scheduled the ritual sacrifice of the targ to occur after the wedding feast has been served.

Jadzia Dax: We haven’t seen each other in five weeks, and that’s the first thing you say to me?

Worf: We agreed it would be a traditional ceremony.

Jadzia Dax: Okay, have it your way. First we’ll shed blood, then we’ll feast.

Worf: As it should be.

Martok: He has been unable to talk about anything else for days.

Jadzia Dax: He’s such a worrier.

Benjamin Sisko: Take my advice, old man. A small wedding is the way to go.

Jadzia Dax: You get married the way you want, and I’ll get married the way I want. I’ll see you later, Captain

Benjamin Sisko: Try not to break any bones.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6: Episode 1 – “A Time to Stand”