Can't Take the Sky
"Heart of Gold" Quotes

Inara: But perhaps the dining area isn't the place for this sort of thing?
Mal: What do you mean? Only place with a table big enough.
Inara: Of course. In that case... (rearranges guns) Every well-bred petty crook knows...the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.

Inara: It sounds like the sort of thing this crew can handle. I can't guarantee they'll handle it particularly well, but --
Nandi: If they got guns, and brains at all...
Inara: They have guns.

Inara: I suppose you heard most of that?
Mal: Only 'cause I was eavesdropping.

Jayne: Good. 'cause I don't know these folks. Don't much care to.
Mal: They're whores.
Jayne: I'm in.

Mal: Any friend of Inara's is a strictly businesslike relationship of mine.

Mal: This is my first mate, Zoe. I'll introduce you to the rest in a bit. They're good folk.
Jayne: Can I start getting sexed already?
Mal: Well, that one's kind of horrific.

Jayne: Man, my John Thomas is gonna pop off and fly around the room, there's so much tasty here.
Wash: Would be you get your most poetical about your pecker.

Kaylee: Everybody's got somebody. Wash, tell me I'm pretty.
Wash: Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion.

Mal: Inara, think you could stoop to being on my arm?
Inara: Will you wash it first?

Mal: I swear to you, it's like money and good taste are inversely proportional.
Inara: That might make you the most tasteful man I've ever met.
Mal: Funny.

Mal: Well, lady I must're my kinda stupid.

Inara: How many babies have you actually delivered?
Simon: As the primary? This would be the first. You?
Inara: My first too.
River: Mine too.

Nandi: It was the dulcimer.
Mal: The dulcimer drove you out of Sihnon. What, did you kill a dulcimer in a terrible passion?
Nandi: Actually, yes.
Mal: And that dulcimer's family is looking to get even. I get it.

Mal: Miss Nandi, I have a confession to make.
Nandi: Maybe I should get the Shepherd.
Mal: Well, I ain't sinned yet, and I'd feel more than a little awkward having him here when I do.
Nandi: You expect to accomplish something sinful then, do you?

Inara: I wouldn't say I'm entirely okay. I'm a little appalled at her taste.

Wash: Nice day for a last stand, innit?
Mal: Nope. Plan to make a healthy few stands after this one.

Jayne: Whoa now, girl, that's just plain dirty--
Mal: aware your radio's transmittin'? Cause I ain't feelin' particular girlish or dirty at the moment.

Mal: Inara, I ain't looking for anything from you. I'm just feeling kind of truthsome right now. Life is too damn short for ifs and maybes.
Inara: I learned something from Nandi. Not just from what happened, but from her. The family she made, the strength of her love for them. That's what kept them together. When you live with that kind of strength, you get tied to it, you can't break away. And you never want to. There's something that I...that I should have done a long while ago. And I'm sorry, for both of us, that it took me this long. I'm leaving.


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