Imzadi: 39 Best Deanna Troi Quotes from Star Trek TNG

All our favourite Deanna Troi one-liners for Star Trek TNG.

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Deanna Troi quotes

About Deanna Troi

Deanna Troi (or, Counsellor Troi) is a half-human, half-betazoid woman from the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show. Portrayed by British actress, Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi has remarkable psionic empathic abilities which allow her to tap into the feelings of friends and foe. Throughout most of the series, Troi holds the rank of lieutenant commander. However, in the seventh season, Troi takes the bridge officer’s examination and is promoted to the rank of commander, but continues as counsellor.

As ship’s chief counsellor, Deanna Troi is able to explore many different facets of the ship and these include relationships. In fact, she’s often called on by various members of the crew to help them navigate their own psychotherapy and this is where she comes into her own as a character.

Below are some of all our all time favourite Deanna Troi quotes. Do you have one?

Best Deanna Troi Quotes

Deanna Troi in Ten Forward
Deanna Troi in Ten Forward

“We are going to be together a long time.”

“Captain Picard will be very relieved. How did you manage it?”

“Your self-portrait is so practiced, so polished.”

“Your answer would be meaningless. That act had no reason.”

“Timeline? This is no time to talk about time! We don’t have the time!… What was I saying?”

“If you’re looking for my professional opinion as ship’s counselor: he’s nuts.”

“It unites humanity in a way no one ever thought possible. When they realize they’re not alone in the universe, poverty, disease, war – they’ll all be gone within the next fifty years.”

“It could provide us with valuable information about what’s troubling him. You know, there’s nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life, as long as you don’t let it take over.”

“You’re taking it so seriously. It’s not without its element of humor.”

“Most people find a counselor intimidating at first. It’s okay if you feel that way toward me.”

“Just listen to the sound of my voice. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and let it out through your mouth just as slowly. That’s better, isn’t it?”

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Deanna Troi on the bridge of the Enterprise
Deanna Troi on the bridge of the Enterprise

“There’s a gunfighter out there who has the speed and accuracy of an android. And in two hours, he’s going to try to kill you.”

“Yes, a single leader can make mistakes which is far less likely in the combined whole.”

“Stop this petty bickering, all of you! Especially you, Mother!”

“You can’t hide the emptiness from me. The others – the ones who hurt you, who left you alone, rejected. The ones who make you so angry.”

“Chocolate is a serious thing.”

“Mm, of course it does, but… it’s not just a matter of taste. It’s the whole experience. First of all, you have to spoon the fudge around the rim, leaving only the ice cream in the middle. Then, you gently spoon the ice cream around the sides, like you’re sculpting it. Relish every bite. Make every one an event. And then, with the last spoonful, close your eyes…”

“Would you like to talk about what’s bothering you, or would you like to break some more furniture?”

“It’s only at midlife that a Betazoid female becomes… well… fully sexual, if you know what I mean.”

“She has decided to focus all her sexual energy on one male, who will, of course, eventually become her husband. It seems, Captain, that… you are the early favorite.”

“You’re scheming something, Mother. Don’t try to fool me, I can tell.”

“I know Klingons like to be alone on their birthdays. You probably want to meditate or hit yourself with a pain stick or something.”

“Welcome home, Worf. I hope you don’t mind I let myself in. I promised Alexander I’d feed his Dalvin hissing beetle while you were both away.”

“I look at these faces and… I wonder who they are and if they could be related to me.”

“Data, you must be the first person who’s come into my office and been excited at the prospect of a new neurosis.”

“Dreams are the royal road to the knowledge of the mind.”

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Deanna Troi and her mother: Lwaxana Troi
Deanna Troi and her mother: Lwaxana Troi

“Data, even Freud said: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

“Sharing an orbit with God is no small experience.”

“Confidence is faith in oneself. It can’t easily be given by another.”

“Respect is earned, not bestowed.”

“That’s the problem with believing in a supernatural being… trying to determine what he wants.”

“To admit that you’re afraid gives you strength.”

“Counselor Deanna Troi, personal log, stardate 44805.3. My mother is on board.”

“Poverty was eliminated on Earth a long time ago. And a lot of other things dissapeared with it; hopelessness, despair, cruelty…”

“In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them.”

“We deal with our pain in many different ways. But over the years, I’ve discovered it’s in joy that the uniqueness of each individual is revealed. If I can help a person back to a state of joy… well, my role has its rewards.”

“You know, you’re not just incorrigible. You’re insatiable.”

“Feelings aren’t positive or negative, it’s what you do with those feelings that becomes good or bad.”

“You can’t guide someone into adulthood. The experiences are unique to each person.”

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