#1 Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [after getting punched by Simon] I'm a hairsbreadth from riddlin' you with holes, Doctor!
#2 Shepherd Book: When I talk about belief, why do you always assume I'm talking about God?
#3 [Deleted scene] The Operative: Serenity... you lost everything in that battle. Everything you had, everything you were. How did you go on? Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: If you're still standing there when that engine starts, you never will figure it out.
#4 Dr. Simon Tam: River... River Tam: I know. We're going for a ride.
#5 The Operative: Do you know what your sin is Mal? Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Ah Hell... I'm a fan of all seven. But right now... I'm gonna have to go with wrath.
#6 Mr. Universe: From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'Verse, that's my motto, or it might be if I start having a motto.
#7 Dr. Simon Tam: [deciding to leave the ship] River, do you want to stay with them? River Tam: It isn't safe. Dr. Simon Tam: No. I fear it isn't safe any more. [walks away] River Tam: [quietly] For them.
#8 [chased by a Reaver aircraft] Jayne Cobb: How come they ain't blowin' us out the air? Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: They wanna run us down. The up-close kill. River Tam: They want us alive when they eat us.
#9 Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: This is how it is. Anybody doesn't wanna fly with me any more, this is your port of harbor. There's a lot of fine ways to die. I ain't waiting for the Alliance to choose mine.
[shoots Alliance soldier crawling from wreckage] Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I mean to confound these bungers. Take my shot at getting to Miranda. Maybe find something I can use to get clear of this. So I hear a word out of any of you that ain't helping me out or taking your leave, I will shoot you down. Get to work!
#10 Inara Serra: You came to the Training House looking for a fight. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I came looking for you! Inara Serra: The war's over, Mal. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: You tellin' me that cause you think I don't know! Inara Serra: I've just seen so many sides of you, I wanna make sure I know who I'm dealing with. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I start fightin' a war, I guarantee, you'll see somethin' new.
#11 Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: What are you doing? Inara Serra: I'm praying for you Mal.
#12 The Operative: It's worse than you know. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: It usually is.
#13 The Operative: Every minute you keep River Tam from me, more people will die.
#14 Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar.
#15 Inara Serra: You came to the training house looking for a fight. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I came looking for you. Inara Serra: I just want to know who I'm dealing with. I've seen too many versions of you to be sure. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [moves closer to Inara] I start fighting a war. I guarantee you'll see something new.
#16 The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Doctor? Dr. Mathias: I wonder if... The Operative: It's pride.
#17 Jayne Cobb: Shiny. Let's be bad guys.
#18 River Tam: [seeing visions of dead bodies on Miranda] Run-tse duh shang-dee, ching dai-wuhtzo... make them stop! They're everywhere. Every city, every... every house, every room; they're all inside me! I can hear them all and they're saying... NOTHING! GET UP! Please, get up! Wuo-shang mayer, maysheen byen shr-to. Please God, make me a stone.
#19 Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: It should have been me that got hit. Shepherd Book: The thought... had crossed my mind.
#20 Dr. Caron: These are just a few of the images we've recorded. And you can see, it wasn't what we thought. There's been no war here and no terraforming event. The environment is stable. It's the Pax. The G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate that we added to the air processors. It was supposed to calm the population, weed out aggression. Well, it works. The people here stopped fighting. And then they stopped everything else. They stopped going to work, they stopped breeding, talking, eating. There's 30 million people here, and they all just let themselves die.