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Old March 6 2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Re: What would be some good quotes for a starship dedication plaque?

"Let's make sure history never forgets the name Enterprise"

Don't know how well it would fit with another starship's name, though
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Old March 6 2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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"It is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven."

Wait, that would only work on the Botany Bay...
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Old March 6 2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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How about one that would convey Starfleet and the Federation's ideals in one phrase?

"Let me help."
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Old March 6 2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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In my fan fic "The Hansen Diaries", I have the USS Raven's motto as "Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
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Old March 6 2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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In my fan fic "The Hansen Diaries", I have the USS Raven's motto as "Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
That is fantastic! As a fan of Poe here, I think that a good portion of his writing is very thought provoking and imaginative, despite some people thinking of him as only a writer of disturbing and dark stories.

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Old March 6 2013, 10:37 PM   #21
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"No matter where you go, there you are."
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Old March 6 2013, 11:38 PM   #22
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"Its been a long road, getting from there to here...."
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Old March 7 2013, 12:34 AM   #23
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"Good enough never is."

IIRC that was on the dedication plaque for the USS Benjamin Franklin in a ST:TNG: Starfleet Academy book. I've always loved that one and I use it when I can.
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Old March 7 2013, 01:28 AM   #24
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Re: What would be some good quotes for a starship dedication plaque?

"Considerate la vostra semenza:
Fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
Ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza."

Dante - Divina Commedia, Canto XXVI, vv. 118-120
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Old March 7 2013, 02:56 AM   #25
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KirkusOveractus wrote: View Post
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In my fan fic "The Hansen Diaries", I have the USS Raven's motto as "Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
That is fantastic! As a fan of Poe here, I think that a good portion of his writing is very thought provoking and imaginative, despite some people thinking of him as only a writer of disturbing and dark stories.
Thanks! I also thought it was very apt regarding their mission to seek out and learn about the Borg.

(BTW, even though we see the dedication plaque in Voyager, we never get a good enough look to see what the motto actually is. We just see a line of text that is illegible. It's probably just, "Quoth the raven, "Nevermore.")
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Old March 7 2013, 02:57 AM   #26
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Ad astra.

It's Latin for "To the stars."
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Old March 7 2013, 07:11 AM   #27
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I noticed an old thread for some really nice-looking fan-made plaques. Are people still doing that?

Oh, and here's another good one:

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
-Plutarch
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Old March 7 2013, 07:54 AM   #28
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Beans, beans, the musical fruits
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Old March 7 2013, 08:09 AM   #29
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I had a plaque printed out on glossy photo paper and farmed it in my last apartment. The quote was from Capt. Rex Kramer: Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. Sorry, Ted, that's a dumb question... skip that."
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Old March 7 2013, 09:54 AM   #30
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For Voyager:
"We look for things....Things to make us go." - The Packleds
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