Susan Ivanova: “I have to admit, I’m a little bit skeptical about that.”
Lorien: “Skepticism is the language of the mind. What does your heart tell you?”
Ivanova: “My heart and I don’t speak anymore.”
Lorien: “So I’ve noticed.”
. . .
Lorien: “To live on as we have is to leave behind joy, and love, and companionship, because we know it to be transitory, of the moment. We know it will turn to ash. Only those whose lives are brief can imagine that love…is eternal. You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received.”
– Susan Ivanova and Lorien in the “Into the Fire” episode of J. Michael Straczynski’s Babylon 5 Series. 1994.