...the real world doesn't always adhere to logic. Sometimes down is up. Sometimes up is down. Sometimes when you're lost, you're found.


Universal law is for lackeys. Context is for kings.


You were always a good officer. Until you weren't


At the quantum level, there is no difference between biology and physics. No difference at all. And you talk about spores. What are they? They are the progenitors of panspermia. They are the building blocks of energy, across the universe. Physics AND biology? No, physics AS biology.


I have this character flaw. I care too much about what other people think about me. But you don't care. Everybody hates you. No, that came out wrong.


Burnham: I was raise on Vulcan and I attended a Vulcan Science Academy
Stamets: My Uncle Everett plays in a Beatles cover band. It hardly makes him John Lennon

Captain Lorca is a man who does not fear the things that normal people fear. But I do and you are someone to fear, Michael Burnham.


I believe you feel regret but in my mind you are dangerous.


Computer: Black alert. Black alert.
Burnham: What's going on?
Tilly: You weren't briefed?
Burnham: No
Tilly: Well, then I can't tell you. Sorry

Tilly: I've never met a female named Michael before. Do you think that suits you? I'll call you Mickey. I think that's a little more approachable.
Burnham: No, you won't.
Tilly: No, I won't

Tilly: This is so neat. They told me because of my special needs that I couldn't have a roommate which is kind of a let down because a roommate is like an automatic, built-in friend but then they told that I was going to have a roommate and so now I guess that's you and ... um, hi, I'm Cadet Sylvia Tilly. I talk when I'm nervous. My instructors advise me to work on that.
Burnham: Why are you nervous?
Tilly: I'm trying to decide if I should tell you that you took my bed.
Burnham: Seriously?

I owe a debt for my crime and it would be best... I prefer to serve my time without getting involved.


Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

It was a family business a century ago. That was before the future came and hunger and need and want disappeared. Of course, they're making a comeback now. Thanks to you.

Lorca [offering a fortune cookie]

Landry: Vulcan martial arts, huh?
Burnham: Suus Mahna
Landry: Vulcans should stick to logic.