Addison: Hey, so, uh, thank you, by the way, for saving my life and all of that.
Ben: Sorry I went off script and almost killed us all first.
Addison: And almost broke space-time.
Ben: That’s right.

Addison: So you’re a time traveler?
Ben: Yes, I’m Ben from the future. I leaped in 2022 to come back here and save your life.
Addison: From what?
Ben: A man sent back in time to kill you.
Addison: [laughs] Okay, okay, that’s really good. I mean, it’s literally the plot of The Terminator, but it’s good. Okay, can we please go back and have dinner?

Ben: How’d you know she’d shoot?
Addison: Because I would shoot.
Ben: She missed on purpose.
Addison: How do you know that?
Ben: Because you wouldn’t miss.

Everyone that goes to war thinks the universe, God, is on their side. We can’t all be right.


Magic: In past leaps, we felt any changes to the original history instantly. Why not now?
Janis: Because we’ve never directly messed with our own timelines before. Until Ben finishes the leap, everything is in flux. The phenomenon is called a …
Magic: Don’t tell me. Nano-wave nullifier? Space-time suppressor?
Janis: Quantum Bubble.
Magic: Of course.

Magic: How much damage did he just do?
Ian: I dunno, but I would say that telling people you’re a time traveler is high on the list of things not to do if you want to avoid a space-time paradox.

Ian: Why can’t I figure this out? Future Me is just casually writing this thing in some Bladerunner apartment probably wearing a very cool trenchcoat and I still can’t put one and one together.
Janis: Should we get you a trenchcoat?
Ian: Couldn’t hurt.

Janis: Best-case scenario, when this is all over, Ben and Addison don’t end up together.
Magic: That’s the best-case scenario. What’s the worst?
Janis: Ben rips a hole in space-time, killing everything that ever was?

Ian: Tell Ben not to change anything in the past.
Addison: Why?
Janis: Because, if he alters his own timeline, it could create a paradox, or erase someone from existence, or make it so that you two never fall in love.
Addison: What? Why would you help him leap into his own body if those were the risks?

Ben: I leaped into myself in the past.
Addison: And that is still only the second weirdest thing you’ve done today. So, how was the future?

Addison: You are on a flight from London to New York, one of the first in this brand new line of 747s but no idea why you’re here.
Ben: Mmm, so we’re flying blind. Apologies for the wordplay.
Addison: You’re not sorry at all.
Ben: Nope.

Look, I was wrong. When I said people let you down, they do. Sometimes. But then at some point, you have to get back off the mat and learn to trust other people again. Learn to trust yourself. I’ll bet your whole life, they did everything for you. Your parents, your minders. But I can see that you’re ready to stand on your own two feet. If you trust yourself, you can do anything.


Quantum Leap Season 1 Quotes

Look, I’m not trying to tell you how to do your job. I’m just merely offering a counterpoint from someone who has impeccable taste in music.


Addison: Have you been hiding?
Ben: Hiding? No, I was just in a different section of the apartment.
Addison: You mean the bathroom where you were hiding from the party you didn’t want to have?
Ben: I love parties. Having everyone in here, touching all our stuff. I would’ve proposed way sooner if I knew we got to do this.