Quark: I think I figured out why Humans don't like Ferengi.
Sisko: Not now, Quark.
Quark: The way I see it, Humans used to be a lot like Ferengi: greedy, acquisitive, interested only in profit. We're a constant reminder of a part of your past you'd like to forget.
Sisko: Quark, we don't have time for this.
Quark: You're overlooking something. Humans used to be a lot worse than the Ferengi: slavery, concentration camps, interstellar wars. We have nothing in our past that approaches that kind of barbarism. You see? We're nothing like you... we're better.
Quark: As a wise man once wrote: "Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever".
[Rule of Acquisition #102]
[Sisko and Quark have been captured by the Jem'Hadar]
Third Talak'talan: A Ferengi, and a human. I was hoping the first race I'd meet from the other side of the anomaly would be the Klingons.
Sisko: I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Third Talak'talan: It's too late for apologies. The Dominion will no longer stand by and allow ships from your side to violate our territory.
Quark: Uh, well, what did he say?
Odo: What did who say?
Quark: Commander Sisko, about my idea?
Odo: You mean, using the monitors throughout the station to sell merchandise?
Quark: Stop torturing me, Odo, tell me what he said.
Quark: He said yes!
Odo: Guess again.
Quark: It would triple my profits. How can he refuse?
Odo: Maybe it's because he doesn't like you.
Quark: Don't be ridiculous. Major Kira's the one who doesn't like me; Sisko...
Odo: ...doesn't like you either.
Quark: What'd I ever do to him?
Odo: Oh, I could think of one or two things.
Quark: Oh, one or two things, that's nothing. So do you think there's any way I can, uh, change his mind?
Nog: I'm telling you, Jake, something's happened to them. Maybe they were attacked by a wild animal.
Jake Sisko: You heard my dad, there aren't any wild animals, just insects and plants.
Nog: Maybe they were attacked by a vicious tree.
[Quark is making a racket calling for the Jem'Hadar]
Eris: If we escape, do we have to take him with us?
Sisko: He's not so bad.
Eris: Doesn't he realize he's not accomplishing anything?
Sisko: Don't be so sure. We need to know what the Jem'Hadar plan to do with us, which means we need to get their attention. And if there's one thing I know...
Third Talak'talan: [from the background] That's enough!
Sisko: ...it's that Quark is hard to ignore.
Major Kira: She'll be back. The question is who she'll bring with her.
Sisko: If the Dominion comes through the Wormhole, the first battle will be fought here. And I intend to be ready for them.
Quark: [screams] I'm on fire!
Quark: I'm on fire!
[puts out fire]
Sisko: Are you alright?
Quark: No, I am not alright! My ears itch, my nose is running, I'm eating foreign bugs, now look at me! One minute, I'm trying to pick out a couple of bugs out of that jumbo-whatsit-pot, then the next thing I know... woosh!
Third Talak'talan: We gain more knowledge every day. And now we have you to help us learn more.
Sisko: I don't plan on telling you anything.
Third Talak'talan: I won't be the one asking the questions.
Sisko: Who will?
Third Talak'talan: I was really hoping to meet a Klingon.
Captain Keogh: Lieutenant, have you ever thought of serving on a starship?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: I'm happy where I am.
Captain Keogh: Good.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [about Captain Keogh] Don't you find him just a little arrogant?
Sisko: Funny, he said the same thing about you.
Quark: I have the right to express my opinion.
Sisko: I'm about to put my fist in your opinion!
Quark: You don't scare me. And you want to know why you don't scare me? Because I'm already more scared than I've ever been in my life.
[Jake and Nog are observing some Jem'Hadar from a distance]
Nog: I don't know who they are, but they don't look friendly.
Jake Sisko: I wish we could get closer.
Nog: I don't think they'll look any friendlier close up.
[Jake is trying to fly the runabout at impulse speed]
Nog: At this speed it'll take weeks to get home!
Jake Sisko: Actually it'll take about five years.
[a Jem'Hadar ship has made a suicide run against the Odyssey and caused it to explode]
Chief O'Brien: [aghast] We were retreating. There was no need for a suicide run.
Sisko: They're showing us how far they're willing to go.
[Quark is making smalltalk to Sisko on a wild planet]
Quark: I'm glad we could talk like this. There's nothing like facing the wilderness to bring people closer.
Sisko: The answer is still no, Quark.
Third Talak'talan: It's too late. You're done running.
[introducing the Jem'Hadar]
Sisko: I want to know why we are being held here.
Third Talak'talan: That's not my concern.
Sisko: Then why won't you let us go?
Third Talak'talan: Because the Founders don't want you released.
Sisko: And who are the Founders?
Third Talak'talan: That's not *your* concern.
Sisko: How did you know that the security barrier is lethal?
Eris: Because everything about the Jem'Hadar is lethal.
Sisko: You know, Jake, we really need to get away more often.
Jake Sisko: I'm ready whenever you are. I'm sure Nog is, too.
Third Talak'talan: Here is a list of vessels we've destroyed for violating our territory.
Major Kira: [picking up the list] Where'd you get this datapad?
Third Talak'talan: From the Bajoran colony on our side of the anomaly. You should be proud. I hear they fought well for a spiritual people. I hope we won't have to repeat this lesson.
Nog: [Jake and Nog are trying to fly a Runabout without a functional autopilot but can't even get it out of the planet's orbit] Can't we reassemble the autopilot?
Jake Sisko: If Chief O'Brien taught me anything, it's that it's a lot easier taking things apart than putting them back together.