Quotes from Firefly
Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion): Hey, listen to me. Bendis, look at me! Listen. We’re holding this valley no matter what.
Bendis: We’re gonna die.
Mal: We’re not going to die. We can't die, Bendis. And you know why? Because we are so very pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die.
Aboard the Alliance Cruiser: I.A.V. “Dortmunder”
Captain: It's a transport ship. Firefly class.
Crew member: They still make those?
Captain: Illegal salvage. Low-life vultures picking the flesh off the dead.
Lund: Hey! You gonna drink to the Alliance with me? Six years ago today, the Alliance sent the Browncoats runnin', pissing their pants. You know, your coat is kind of a brownish color.
Mal: It was on sale.
Mal: Take us out of the world, Wash. We got us some crime to be done.
Alliance Guy: Looks to me like an illegal salvage operation.
Mal: It does? That's disturbing.
Mal: You might oughta clear out before too much longer. Seems there's a thief about.
Inara: A thief?
Mal pulls out a wallet: Took this right off him. And he earned that with the sweat of his slave-trading brow.
Mal: Oh, terrible shame. Of course they won't discover it 'til they go to order their next round of drinks. he gets grabbed from behind. Good drinker, that one.
Wash: Well, I've been sane too long anyway.
Badger: Captain Reynolds. I heard you was in town. I thought we might have a bit of a sit down.
Mal: I'd prefer a bit of a piss off.
Badger: I'm very sorry. Did I give you the impression I was asking?
Simon: What's going on? What are you doing?
Mal: I'm fixing to do some business. I can't be herding these steers and your sister too.
Simon: She didn't mean any harm.
Mal: Well I never figured she did. But when a man engages in clandestine dealings, he has his preference for things going smooth. She makes things not be smooth.
Simon: Right. I'm very sorry if she tipped off anyone about your carefully concealed cows.
Mal: Well I think I was pretty clear. What are you doing on my boat?
Saffron: You know I am bequeathed to you.
Mal: To what by who?
Saffron: Did Elder Gommen not tell you?
Mal: Tell me what? Who are you?
Saffron: Mr. Reynolds, sir. I'm your wife.
Jayne to Mal: You got a wife? How come I only got that dumbass stick 'sounds like it's raining?
Wash: We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero.
Simon: I always thought the name "Serenity" had a vaguely funereal sound to it.
River: "Don't be afraid". That's what it says, "Don't be afraid."
River: But you are afraid.
River: You're afraid we're going to die gasping. But we won't. That's not going to happen... We'll freeze to death first.
Simon: If I didn't know better, I'd say you were ready to save some lives.
Mal: Now all we need are a couple of patients.
Simon: Corpses actually. For this to work, River and I will have to be dead.
Jayne: I'm starting to like this plan.
Mal: Okay, I'm lost. I'm angry. And I'm armed.
Mal: You and lipstick are a dangerous combination if I recall.
Wash: I'm confused.
Saffron: You're asking yourself, if I've got the security codes why don't I go in and grab it for myself.
Wash: No. Actually. I was wondering, What's she doing on this ship? Didn't she try to kill us?!
Saffron: Please. Nobody died last time.
Wash: We're in space! How did she get here?
Mal: She hid.
Wash: I don't recall pulling over!
Jayne about his hat: How's it sit? Pretty cutting, don't you think?
Burgess: I'm here for what's mine.
Nandi: Ain't nothing here belongs to you. You don't get gone we'll be well within our rights to drop you.
Burgess: The rights you got are the ones I give you.
Wash: Little River just gets more colorful by the moment. What'll she do next.
Zoe: Either blow us all up or rub soup in our hair. It's a toss up.
Wash: I hope she does the soup thing. It's always a hoot and we don't all die from it.
Simon: Are you Alliance?
Jubal Early: Am I a lion?
Jubal Early: I don't think of myself as a lion. You might as well though. I have a mighty roar.
Simon: I said "Alliance."
Jubal Early: Oh I thought...
Simon: No, I was—
Jubal Early: That's weird.
Early: Your sister's becoming a real annoyance.
Simon: I feel for you.