Lieutenant Worf: [to Acamarians] Your ambushes would be more successful if you bathed more often!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It is remarkable, how very much alike the two of you actually are.
Chorgan: That's ridiculous!
Sovereign Marouk: Really, Captain!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, I'm quite serious. You are both able negotiators, strong leaders...
Brull: We don't obey weak leaders.
Chorgan: We have nothing in common at all. We haven't agreed to anything.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You're wrong, Chorgan. We've agreed to have some brandy together.
Chorgan: Who are you?
Yuta: Yuta, of the Clan Trilesta.
Chorgan: Th-there are no more Trilestas!
Yuta: Five survived the last Lornack raid. But on that day, a century ago, my life ended, and my search began. I was the one chosen. Transformed. My cells were altered, and my aging slowed. Enough to finish my task.
Chorgan: [to Riker] Commander... I am in your debt.
Brull: You don't like me.
Wesley Crusher: I didn't say that!
Brull: No problem. I have many friends that don't like me. But what do you know about me?
Wesley Crusher: You're a thief!
Brull: I steal to survive, not because I enjoy it! We Gatherers value our freedom, we do what we want, and we answer to no creature!
Wesley Crusher: Then why are you helping Sovereign Marouk to change all that?
Brull: Maybe because I want something better - for me, and for my children.
Wesley Crusher: [surprised] You have children?
Brull: Yeah, two sons. One's just about your age.
Brull: He's not any good at math.
[Dr. Crusher has isolated a microvirus from Volnoth's body]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: This microvirus will only attach itself to cells with a very specific DNA sequence.
Commander William T. Riker: How specific?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Without knowing more about their genetic makeup, I can't be sure. But my guess is, this virus would only kill one Acamarian in a million.
Commander William T. Riker: Pretty single-minded bug.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Too single-minded. I can't believe it's a naturally occuring virus.
Commander William T. Riker: Meaning someone engineered it?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Meaning Volnoth was murdered.
[Chorgan's ship fires on the Enterprise]
Lieutenant Worf: Shield holding.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, contact Chorgan, tell him Brull has brought us to talk...
[the ship rocks again]
Lieutenant Worf: Chorgan is not responding.
[the ship rocks again]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, can we knock out their shields without seriously damaging their ship?
Lieutenant Worf: I believe we can, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Prepare phasers and open a channel.
Lieutenant Worf: Phasers locked, channel open.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Chorgan, this is Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterpr-
[the ship rocks yet again]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: All right... let's focus their attention. Mr. Worf, fire phasers.
[the Enterprise fires]
Lieutenant Worf: Their forward shields are inoperative.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well done, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Worf: We are being hailed, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That's better. On screen.
Chorgan: Brull, you traitor! You have brought them here to destroy me!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Chorgan, if I wanted you destroyed, you would not be talking to me right now. Obviously, I wanted something else.