You sat out the war because if we'd lost to the Klingons, we wanted the best of Starfleet to survive. And as this conversation makes clear, that was you and all you represent.

Admiral Cornwell

Burnham: Power and life support systems are disabled everywhere except for the data center where Control is located so we'll have to beam over in EV suits.
Pike: Because the politics won't complicate it enough.

This makes my work impossible and I'm not being hyperbolic when I say the future of the galaxy's at stake.


What I feel is that failure is liberating and, for the first time, I enjoy expressing emotion!


You avoid reality because it is easier for you to shoulder burden than to face unimaginable grief.


Spock: It is arrogant of you to assert that my present manner of thinking requires fixing at all.
Burnham: It is arrogant of you to assert it doesn't

Unlike Ensign Tilly, you seem to have no individual expression whatsoever. It is quite the accomplishment of the uniquely mundane.


Giving up our values in the name of security is to lose the battle in advance.


Sometimes, in war, the terrible choice is the only choice.


Saru: The Federation does not permit the use of mines.
Pike: No, they do not.
Cornwell: The Federation didn't build them.
Pike: I'd call that a distinction without a difference.

Airiam: Now I understand why this was so difficult for you. Key encryptions are continually changing.
Tilly: Good thing you're half-robot.
Airiam: I prefer cybernetically-augmented, thank you very much.

The purpose of logic is to problem-solve in an uncertain environment.


Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

We rely on Control for all our critical strategic decisions. If it's in the hands of extremists, the entire Federation is in danger.


Control is a great resource. Every Starfleet admiral feeds data into it. We consider its recommendations. But final decisions always include our experience and instinct.