Can't Take the Sky
"Safe" Quotes

Mr. Tam: Language, young man.
Young Simon: Sorry, Dad. The independents attacked us with dinosaurs.
Young River: Simon lost his head in the heat of battle.

Mal: So, she's added cussing and hurling about of things to her repertoire. She really is a prodigy.

Book: Hope this corral's strong enough to hold 'em. Shepherd's a purely figurative title, you know.
Zoe: Next time we smuggle stock, let's make it something smaller.
Wash: Yeah, we should start dealing in those black market beagles.

River: Little soul, big world. Eat, sleep and eat. Many souls.
Mal: Cattle on the ship three weeks, she don't go near 'em. Suddenly we're on Jiangyin, and she's got a driving need to commune with the beasts.
River: They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see the sky, and they remember what they are.
Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?

Book: That's... that's quite a lot of blood, isn't it?
Mal: It just means you ain't dead.
Book: 'Fraid I might be needin' a preacher.
Mal: That's good. You lie there and be ironical.
Jayne: (Pretending to read Simon's diary) Dear Diary. Today I was pompous, and my sister was crazy. Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever.

Zoe: Captain will come up with a plan.
Kaylee: Well, that's good. Right?
Zoe: Possible you're not recalling some of his previous plans.

Zoe: You sanguine about the kind of reception we're apt to receive on an Alliance ship?
Mal: Absolutely. What's "sanguine" mean?
Zoe: Sanguine. Hopeful. Plus, point of interest, it also means "bloody".
Mal: That pretty much covers all the options, don't it?

River: But I understand. You gave up everything you had to find me. You found me broken. It's hard for you. You gave up everything you had.
Simon: Mei-mei, everything I have is right here.

Mal: What kind of ident card gets us that kind of reception and send-off?
Book: I am a shepherd. Folks like a man of God.
Mal: No, they don't. Men of God make everyone feel guilty and judged. That's not what I saw. You like to tell me what really happened?
Book: I surely would... and maybe someday I will.

Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just?

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