We didn't give everything for this version of the future and I'll be damned if I let it stand.

Burnham

I've had to accept I may never see you again. You can love someone and still let them go.

Burnham

Kelpians have always had a deep understanding of fear and loss. Perhaps that prepared me for this.

Saru

Burnham: No one knows if The Burn was an accident or natural disaster but it appears that devastation flashed in an instant across all known space.
Stamets: That's impossible. Nothing could affect all dilithium all at once.
Georgiou: Says the man who jumps a starship through mushroom space.

It's you, Saru. And chain of command dictates it. I don't know if it's ever been me.

Burnham

This ship bears the name 'Discovery'. Never has that been more fitting or more prescient. She has carried us into the future and it will be our privilege to make that future bright.

Saru

I keep having this image of you. You're holding a dandelion, and you blow on it, and the seeds, they go. You let us go, didn't you?

Tilly

In another world, I might've said 'Michael is somewhere, being earnest and doing the right thing' In this one, I'm not so sure.

Georgiou

Book: Does it feel like home?
Burnham: It's familiar but, um, far away.

Burnham: You pissed off some scary people.
Book: You helped.
Burnham: Thank you.

Everything we dedicated our lives to disappeared into madness. We thought we could imagine a future and it turns out we were wrong. I adapted.

Burnham

Oh, shit! Hey, you didn't tell me about the spinning part!

Book