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Old February 9 2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Best Garak Lines

Sorry if this is a retread (my eyes may be failing me, but I couldn't spot a comparable thread), but I was interested in hearing anyone's favorite Garak lines.

The three that come to mind for me...

1) "The truth is just an excuse for lack of imagination."

2) On the moral of the 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' parable:
"Never tell the same lie twice."

3) Odo: "You would shoot a man in the back?"
Garak: "It's the safest way, isn't it?"
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Old February 9 2014, 03:43 AM   #2
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Re: Best Garak Lines

I'm gonna be the ass who says, all of them.
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Old February 9 2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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Re: Best Garak Lines

The classic one of course.

BASHIR: Out of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren't?
GARAK: My dear Doctor, they're all true.
BASHIR: Even the lies?
GARAK: Especially the lies.

This one too:
GARAK: Truth, Doctor, is in the eye of the beholder. I never tell the truth because I don't believe there is such a thing. That's why I prefer the straight-line simplicity of cutting cloth.
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Old February 9 2014, 05:39 AM   #4
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Re: Best Garak Lines

Tosk wrote: View Post
I'm gonna be the ass who says, all of them.
You are correct though. Garak's lines were the best.
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Old February 9 2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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Re: Best Garak Lines

I know Andrew didn't particularly care for playing the mirror Garak but I love this one line he had in "Crossover". It's just the pleading tone of it:

"At LEAST allow me to INTERROGATE him!"
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Old February 9 2014, 06:41 AM   #6
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His most poignant line: Do you know what the sad part is, Odo? I'm a very good tailor."

Also:
The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.

I am almost completely healed. But the damage I did to them will last a lifetime.
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Old February 9 2014, 08:52 PM   #7
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Re: Best Garak Lines

More of a speech really, but I love this:

"That's why you came to me, isn't it, Captain? Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing? Well, it worked. And you'll get what you want: a war between the Romulans and the Dominion. And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant. And all it cost was the life of one Romulan senator, one criminal, and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bargain.:
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Old February 9 2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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Re: Best Garak Lines

I can't remember the exact text, but when they're all undercover on the Defiant and the holo-filter malfunctions, so that the Cardassian Gul they're talking to actually recognizes them, and Garak puts the guy in his place real quick by giving an Obsidian Order authorization code...that gave me chills.
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Old February 10 2014, 06:51 AM   #9
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From "Broken Link"

GARAK: Come now, Mister Worf, you're a Klingon. Don't tell me you'd object to a little genocide in the name of self-defense?
WORF: I am a warrior, not a murderer.
GARAK: What you are is a great disappointment.
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Old February 10 2014, 06:47 PM   #10
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Elim Garak: I just don't see why these runabout replicators can't provide a more varied menu. I'd like to get my hands on that fellow Earl Grey and tell him a thing or two about... tea leaves.

Garak: I've locked him in his quarters. I've also left him with the distinct impression that if he attempts to force the door open, it may explode.
Captain Sisko: I hope that's just an impression.
Garak: It's best not to dwell on such minutiae.
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Old February 11 2014, 01:16 AM   #11
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Garak: I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences.

Ziyal: You're intelligent and cultured...and kind.
Garak: My dear, you're young, so I realize that you're a poor judge of character.

Garak: To think, after all this time, all our lunches together you still don't trust me. There's hope for you yet, doctor.
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Old February 11 2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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Nog: How'd you get in here? Both doors are secure.
Garak: "Secure" is such a relative term, wouldn't you agree?
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Old February 12 2014, 10:25 AM   #13
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Bashir: Business keeping you busy?
Garak: The tailoring business...*looks around theatrically and stage whispers* or the spy business?
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Old February 25 2014, 10:23 PM   #14
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Every line uttered by Garak is unmitigated awesome.
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Old February 26 2014, 08:34 PM   #15
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From "Way Of The Warrior": "You're either lost, or DESperately in need of a good tailor..!"

From "Empok Nor":
O'Brien: " What's the matter?"
Garak: "Well, it's just that... Lately I've noticed everyone seems to trust me. It's quite unnerving, I'm still trying to get used to it. Next thing I know, people are going to be inviting me to their homes for dinner."

From "Improbable Cause": (to Bashir) "If you go into my quarters and examine the bulkhead next to the replicator, you'll notice there's a false panel. Behind that panel is a compartment containing an isolinear rod. If I'm not back within 78 hours, I want you to take that rod... and eat it"

From "Things Past": "You'd think they'd put us in our own cell block instead of with the common criminals. After all, we are accused of attempting to assassinate the station commander. That deserves some respect!"

But really, the best come from "Our Man Bashir":

"Oh no! I do apologize. You must be incensed. In fact, if I were in your shoes, I'd grab a bottle of champagne and shoot me."

"I don't know if I've made this explicit to you or not, Doctor, but I really don't want to die chained to a 20th-century laser!"

"Kiss the girl, get the key - they never taught me that in the Obsidian Order"

"I must say, Doctor, this is more than I ever wanted to know about your fantasy life."

Also: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~hwloidl/qu...otes-Garak.txt
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