"Captain of the Enterprise, right?" "That's right." "Close to retirement?" "I'm not planning on it." "Well, let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." "Come back with me. Help me stop Soran. Make a difference again." "Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise? What's the name of that planet, Veridian III?" "Yes." "I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim." "You could say that." "You know, if Spock were here, he'd say I was an irrational, illogical human being for taking on a mission like that... sounds like fun."
- - Kirk and Picard