Distinguished peers, let me speak truth to you because she is unable to. She did not have the childhood I would've wished for her. I orphaned her. She may have grown up here but she was never Vulcan. She is human, through and through. And being human, she is governed by emotion and a desire to insinuate herself into certain matters of import to fill that emotional void. I maintain that that void has made her vulnerable to manipulation at the hands of the Federation.

Gabrielle Burnham

So I may question and I may fear because the problems often seem insurmountable, but haven't we always risen to meet them?


Spock believed that together, you could create something bigger than yourselves. That's what this quorum is. That's what Ni'var is. That's what the Federation is.


T'Rina: You represent the Federation yet you invoke Ambassador Spock who left it behind.
Burnham: Doesn't mean he didn't love it. And it doesn't mean he wouldn't have returned someday.

Duty and joy go hand in hand. Duty is there so you can continue to pursue your happiness. And joy is there so that you have something real to fight for.


Book: You feel like home.
Burnham: So do you.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 7 Quotes

Tilly: Hey, um, you put me in a really horrible position with Saru and with the Admiral when you went off on your own.
Burnham: It would have been so much worse if I had told you.
Tilly: My choice. Not yours.

Book: So when are we getting out of here?
Burnham: You really hate it.
Book: Hate is a strong word but I"m also living on the shuttle bay of a Federation Staship.