Top 15 'Battlestar Galactica' Quotes From And About The Sci-Fi Series

Writvik Gupta
Dec 12, 2023 By Writvik Gupta
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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'Battlestar Galactica' is an American science fiction media franchise which is created by Glen. A. Larson.

The franchise started in 1978 with the original television series, followed by a short-run sequel series, a line of book adaptation, original novels, board games, and video games.

'Battlestar Galactica' the TV series is a part of the 'Battlestar Galactica' franchise. The show is developed by Ronald.

D. Moore and produced by Ronald Moore and David Eick as a re-imagining of the '78 'Battlestar Galactica' TV series by Glen. A. Larson, regarding themes of human race.

In December 2003, the pilot for the series was first aired as a three-hour miniseries on the sci-fi channel. This was shot as four broadcast hours in two parts, followed by four regular seasons, finally ending its run on 20 March 2009.

'Battlestar Galactica' is set faraway in a star system, where a society of humans lives on a planet known as Twelve colonies. In former times the colonies had been at war with an android race referred to as Cylons.

The Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the colonies, depositing waste on the planets and damaging their population with the unwitting help of a human scientist named Gaius Balter.

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Top Battlestar Galactica Quotes

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Here are some famous Battlestar Galactica quotes from the science fiction television series.

1. "Yes, we're tired. Yes, there is no relief. Yes, the Cylons keep coming after us time after time after time. And yes, we are still expected to do our jobs!"

- Colonel Saugh Tigh, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

2. "I don't want to be human! I can't even express these things properly because I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! I'm a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I'm trapped in this absurd body!."

- John Cavil, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

3. Virtual Six: 'It is what makes you human.'

Gaius Baltar: 'Is it? Not conscious thought? Not poetry, or art, or music, literature? Murder. Murder is my heritage.'

- 'Battlestar Galactica'.

4. " You have your pound of flesh. I suggest you take your victory and move on."

- Laura Roslin, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

Adama Battlestar Galactica Quotes

These are the quotes from Admiral William Adama, the commanding officer of 'Battlestar Galactica'.

5."Earth is a dream…one we’ve been chasing for a long time. We’ve earned it. This is Earth."

- Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

6. "There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

- Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

7. "When you are in the cockpit, you are in control. Its hard to give it up… All you can do now is wait and hope you didn’t make any mistakes. Welcome to the big leagues."

- Captain Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

Great Battlestar Galactica Quotes

Here are some of the original 'Battlestar Galactica' quotes and funny 'Battlestar Galactica' quotes from the sci-fi series.

8. "The Cylon War is long over, yet we must not forget the reasons why so many sacrificed so much in the cause of freedom. The cost of wearing the uniform can be high, but sometimes it's too high."

- Admiral William Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

9. "What if, when you die here, you really die? It's your chance to find out if you're really God or just a bunch of circuits with a bad haircut."

- Starbuck, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

10. "I know that I'm more than this body, more than this consciousness. A part of me swims in the stream. But in truth, I'm standing on the shore. The current never takes me downstream."

- Leobon Conoy, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

Well Known Battlestar Galactica Quotes

In this section, you can read some well known, famous, and classic 'Battlestar Galactica' quotes.

11. "We decided to play God, create life. When that life turned against us, we comforted ourselves in the knowledge that it really wasn't our fault, not really. You cannot play God then wash your hands of the things that you've created. Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done anymore."

- Admiral William Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

12. "Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest… a shining planet known as Earth. "

- Commander Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

13. "When we fought the Cylons, we did it to save ourselves from extinction. But why are we as a people worth saving? We still commit murder because of greed, spite, jealousy."

- Admiral William Adama, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

14. "Sometimes we must embrace that which opens up to us. Life can be a curse, as well as a blessing. You will believe me when I say that there are far worse things than death in this world."

- Dr. Gaius Baltar, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

15. "Though in war, you can only get killed once. In politics, it can happen over and over."

- President Laura Roslin, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

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Written by Writvik Gupta

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Writvik Gupta

A professional content writer hailing from Kolkata, India, with extensive experience in the corporate sector, Writvik Gupta has worked with several reputed companies, including ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Aryan Imaging, and Eduquity. He also serves as a consultant for a startup based in Bangalore. With a passion for the outdoors, Writvik enjoys trekking and traveling to remote destinations. He also has a keen interest in exploring various cuisines and regularly volunteers for social causes.

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