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27 June 2010 @ 02:43 pm
Day 24: "Be careful what you wrought..."  
Day 24 - Best quote
"You know, when we fought the Cylons, we did it to save ourselves from extinction. But we never answered the question, why? Why are we as a people worth saving? We still commit murder because of greed, spite, jealousy. And we still visit all of our sins upon our children. We refuse to accept the responsibility for anything that we've done. Like we did with the Cylons. We decided to play God, create life. When that life turned against us, we comforted ourselves in the knowledge that it really wasn't our fault, not really. You cannot play God then wash your hands of the things that you've created. Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done anymore."

~ Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica miniseries
When thinking about the best quotes I felt which one would be the most memorable and powerful to speak to everyone, and this is the first one that came to mind. It might be a bit cliche because I'm using BSG a lot for this particular meme, but I felt that this speech really speaks out on that universal level of what is occurring in our world now, and in our history in general. Adama's speech in the miniseries pretty much says everything of what the entire show demonstrates on that deeper level, a forewarning message about who we are as a people and what we need to learn from our mistakes.

Out of all the powerful quotes BSG had, and believe me there are plenty of them, I felt this needed to be placed here. Because it rings so true to the world we live in today.

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cheerful_earl: Gaius and Sixcheerful_earl on June 28th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Such an awesome show. BSG has some of the most profound quotes of any show I've ever seen. That show is *so* relevant to our world and it works so well as allegory.
Renée: Six/Gaius. Passion.rogueslayer452 on June 28th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
I had so many I wanted to use as a best quote, like Lee's entire speech about justice and some of Baltar's sermons. Just every single character had really memorable quotes, and it fits well not only to their storylines but to the entire atmosphere of the show. I love it all. ♥