What would be some good quotes for a starship dedication plaque?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by t_smitts, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 19, 2008
    Planet Carcazed
    "No matter where you go, there you are."
  2. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    "Its been a long road, getting from there to here...."
  3. T'Cal

    T'Cal Commodore Commodore

    Sep 21, 2003
    "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.
  4. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    "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
  5. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005
    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.")
  6. _C_

    _C_ Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 26, 2013
    Ad astra.

    It's Latin for "To the stars."
  7. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

    Jun 11, 2005
    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."
  8. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 19, 2008
    Planet Carcazed
    Beans, beans, the musical fruits
    The more you eats, the more you toots
  9. Tommunist

    Tommunist Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 5, 2012
    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."
  10. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2010
    For Voyager:
    "We look for things....Things to make us go." - The Packleds
  11. Cmdr.Druss

    Cmdr.Druss Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 15, 2012
    "Shut up Wesley!" - Everyone
  12. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    I love this one.
  13. mos6507

    mos6507 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 22, 2010
    The ship in my show is named the Earhart. The quote I'm using is:

    “Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.”

    --Amelia Earhart
  14. BennyRussel

    BennyRussel Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 24, 2011
    Right around the corner. Just across the track.
    You Can Pick Your Friends
    You Can Pick Your Nose
    But You Can't Pick Your Friend's Nose
  15. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    We could toss in the "Tears in Rain" soliloquy from Blade Runner

    "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

    Well, maybe take off the "time to die" part.
  16. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 29, 2012
    "Fortune favors the brave"-Benjamin Sisko.
  17. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

    Jun 11, 2005
    Here's some more I found:

    "Science does not know its debt to imagination."

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

    -André Gide

    “Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.”

    -Carl Sagan

    “The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.”

    ― Rosita Forbes (a bit long, but I like it)

    "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."

    -C. S. Lewis

    "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."

    -Amelia Earhart

    (No more smart-ass ones, please?)
  18. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    Here are a couple I like, too:
    "Imagination - its limits are only of the mind itself." - Rod Serling
    "All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  19. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 19, 2008
    Planet Carcazed
    "May the Schwartz be with you."
  20. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    "KA-BOOM" - Miranda Class only.