Kirk: Another Armenia, Belgium.
Kirk: The weak innocents. They're always located on the natural invasion routes.
Kirk: The trigger has been pulled. We've got to get there before the hammer falls.
Kirk: Well, there it is--war. We didn't want it, but we've got it.
Spock: Curious, how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.
Kirk: So, we're stranded here in the middle of a Klingon occupation army.
Spock: So it would seem. Not a very pleasant prospect.
Kirk: You have a gift for understatement, Mr. Spock. It's not a very pleasant prospect at all.
Kirk: I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell the truth.
Kor: So you welcome me. Do you also welcome me?
Kirk: You're here. There's nothing I can do about it.
Kor: Good honest hatred. Very refreshing.
Kor: I don't trust men who smile too much.
Kor: We Klingons have a reputation for ruthlessness. You will find that it is deserved. Should one Klingon soldier be killed, a thousand Organians will die.
Kirk: What about Mr. Spock?
Kor: You are concerned.
Kirk: He is my friend.
Kor: You have a poor choice of friends. He will be examined. If he is lying, he will die. If he is telling the truth... he will find that business has taken a turn for the worse.
Kirk: You didn't really think I was going to beat his head in, did you?
Spock: I thought you might.
Kirk: You were right.
Spock: Verbal persuasion seems to be ineffective. Perhaps a more direct approach.
Kirk: That's exactly what I had in mind. Didn't I see something that looked like a munitions dump outside of Kor's headquarters?
Spock: You did.
Kirk: I think it's time we did a little simple and plain communicating. Tonight.
Spock: A very meritorious idea, Captain.
Kor: You speak of courage. Obviously you do not know the difference between courage and foolhardiness. Always it is the brave ones who die, the soldiers.
Kor: You of the Federation, you are much like us.
Kirk: We're nothing like you. We're a democratic body.
Kor: Come now. I'm not referring to minor ideological differences. I mean that we are similar as a species. Here we are on a planet of sheep, two tigers, predators, hunters... killers, and it is precisely that which makes us great. And there's a universe to be taken.
Kirk: It's a very large universe, Commander, full of people who don't like the Klingons.
Kor: Excellent. Then it shall be a matter of testing each other's wills. Of power. Survival must be earned, Captain.
Kirk: Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your culture. Despite that, Mr. Spock and I are going to go out there and quite probably die in an attempt to show you that there are some things worth dying for.
Kirk: What are the odds on our getting out of here?
Spock: Difficult to be precise, Captain. I should say approximately 7,824.7-to-1.
Kirk: Difficult to be precise? 7,824-to-1?
Kirk: That's a pretty close approximation.
Spock: I endeavor to be accurate.
Kirk: You do quite well.
Kirk: Well, what are the odds now?
Spock: Less than 7,000-to-1, Captain. It's remarkable we've gotten this far.
Kirk: Less than 7,000-to-1. Well...getting better. Getting better.
Kor: Think of it, as we sit here, in space above us, the destiny of the galaxy will be decided for the next 10,000 years. Can I offer you a drink? We can toast the victory of the Klingon fleet.
Spock: You may be premature. There are many possibilities.
Kor: Today we conquer. Though if some day we are defeated, well, war has its fortunes good and bad.
Ayelborne: No one has been killed, Captain.
Claymare: No one has died here in uncounted thousands of years.
Kirk: Even if you have some power that we don't understand, you have no right to dictate to our Federation...
Kor: Or our empire!
Kirk: ...how to handle our interstellar relations! We have the right...
Ayelborne: To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? Is that what you're defending?
Kirk: Well, Commander, I guess that takes care of the war. Obviously, the Organians aren't going to let us fight.
Kor: A shame, Captain. It would have been glorious.
Kirk: We think of ourselves as the most powerful beings in the universe. It's unsettling to discover that we're wrong.