The Expanse Quotes
Alex Kamal: Mother of god... That thing ain't got a vac-suit on. How is that possible? What the hell is that thing?
James Holden: Suit-up... We're going on a hunt.
Bobbie Draper: You were right about that thing on Ganymede, Ma'am. It was a weapons test. Me and my team, and your marines too, we were caught in the middle,
Undersecretary Avasarala: That test nearly triggered a system-wide war.
Bobbie Draper: The weapon is up for-sale and Mars wants it... Badly. The peace talks are a delaying action to buy time-- to complete the terms of the contract.
Undersecretary Avasarala: Sergeant Draper... When I said I need your help, I didn't mean create a diplomatic incident.
Bobbie Draper: Then you should have been more specific.
Amos Burton: You didn’t even try to stop me from bashing that kid's head in.
James Holden: You’ve taught me a lot about futility.
Amos Burton: Nah… Think I just beat you to it.
James Holden: The protomolecule turned an asteroid into a missile. If we can prevent it from doing something worse..? I don’t mind bashing some a**holes head in.
Amos Burton: Yeah, but Ganymede is the most important food station out here. They’re not just going to let it collapse.
Prax Meng: This Station is dead already. They just don’t know it yet.
James Holden: “I would have stopped him before it went too far.”
Naomi Nagata: “Every sh*ty thing we do makes the next one that much easier, doesn’t it?”
Technician: We did find traces of various plant materials, but again, that is consistent with the account—she was found in the wreckage of the Ag-Dome...
Sadavir Errinwright: I’m not talking about soybeans, I mean exotic biologicals— anything that shouldn’t be on Ganymede.
Technician: Sir, I’m not sure what you’re getting at… We did a pretty thorough analysis....
Sadavir Errinwright: I don’t want pretty thorough, I want you to go over every goddamn molecule on that armor and tell me if there’s anything you missed!
Prax Meng: "How many people have you killed?"
Amos Burton: "I’m not sure."
Prax Meng: "You’re not sure?"
Amos Burton: "I’m not a homicidal maniac… Holden and Naomi, they’re not like me. They’re better. I’ll watch you back, but they’ll find your little girl."
Mars had been a colony for a long time and it was filled with the best scientists and technologists humanity had to offer. We were ready to govern ourselves and start a new nation of our own, but everything we built, or mined, or made, was still the property of old mother Earth.
Naomi: I want people to know about Miller. He was a good man.
Johnson: He was a pain-in-the-ass, suicidal ex-cop...who got the job done.
Holden: The only thing those weapons are good for is first-strike.
Johnson: No, they’re good for a lotta things. They can be used as deterrents, or...a bargaining chip —
Holden: Earth and Mars are still in the dark about the Protomolecule. We need to tell them everything we know about it. We need to tell everyone.
Johnson: And exactly what should we tell them? That it’s alien technology that we barely comprehend? That would cause system-wide panic. Until we get more information, we need to keep this under wraps. Eros changed everything. Earth and Mars are scared. And whenever that happens, Belters always lose. Our first priority is to protect ourselves. And that means we’re gonna take advantage of every edge we’ve got.
Scientist: I believe Eros was infected by an entirely new order of technology...something from somewhere else, somewhere beyond the reach of our species. I believe the Eros incident was out first contact with alien life.
Chrisjen Avasarala: I have a file with 900 pages of analysis and contingency plans for war with Mars, including 14 different scenarios about what to do if they develop an unexpected new technology. My file for what to do if an advanced alien species comes calling...is three pages long. And it begins with Step 1: Find God.