If we learned anything, we learned we are not yet ready to learn everything.


You sat out the war because if we'd lost to the Klingons, we wanted the best of Starfleet to survive. And as this conversation makes clear, that was you and all you represent.

Admiral Cornwell

People like us always find people like them and thank god. You have a second chance and it may not last forever. Don't screw it up.


Burnham: Your programming is designed to protect life, not eliminate it.
Control (Gant): To achieve one requires the other.

Once I absorb the Sphere's data, I will be the purest form of conscious life in all of existence.

Control (Gant)

I'm not going to abandon the things that make me who I am because of a future that contains an ending I hadn't foreseen for myself.


The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil and madness may follow.


When the future becomes the past, the present will be unlocked.


You of all people should understand that two truths are possible.


Burnham: I'm not angry. I'm enraged.
Spock: And rage is the enemy of logic.

You're a scientist, Spock. You've been taught to trust logic, trust the facts. Not to wait for the universe to hand you a solution like a birthday present.


Time flows differently for those who protect the crystals. The past, the present, the future. All are equal in their presence.


Star Trek: Discovery Quotes

On the eve of battle, on a cold and windless night, an old general turned to a young soldier. 'Tomorrow,' said the master,'you will know Fear.' The young soldier who had not yet experienced the agony of war looked at the general with quizzical eyes. 'How will I know Fear if I do not know what it looks like?' The general replied,'You will know Fear because it speaks very fast and it speaks very loud...' 'If that is how Fear acts, recognizing it is easy.' But as the young soldier considered the general's advice, she asked the question facing us now,'Once I know Fear, how do I defeat it?'


When Emotion brings us ghosts from the past, only Logic can root us in the present.