125 Amazing Firefly Quotes About Life and Space

125 Amazing Firefly Quotes About Life and Space
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Tripboba.com - Another sci-fi television series besides Star Wars or Star Trek, Firefly, also tell about outer space with great spaceships and space wars. The story is about the adventure of the Firefly crew with their spaceship, Serenity, in space after the universal civil war 500 years ago.

Firefly is written by Joss Whedon and Tim Minear and aired from 2002 to 2003. Of course, it is very entertaining because there are so many epic battles throughout the series. Also, the unique retro-Western interplanetary setting successfully combines the past and the future in a way that feels like the present.

In this article, you will be reminded how good the series is by reading lots of Firefly quotes and sayings, provided by Tripboba. So, let's read them all!

Firefly Best Quotes

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These are some of the Firefly quotes you would like the most.

  • “We have done the impossible. And that makes us mighty.” - Mal

  • "You know what the chain of command is? It’s the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who’s in ruttin' charge here.” - Jayne

  • "These are stone killers, little man. They ain’t cuddly like me.” - Jayne

  • "Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back.” - Mal

  • "Nice work, dumbass." - Jayne

  • “Ladies and menfolk… We have ourselves a job. Take us out of the world, Wash. Got us some crime to be done.” — Mal

  • "That's a bold move." - Zoë

  • "Is Jayne even awake?” — Mal

  • “You're a very 'up' person.” — Zoë

  • “It's a real burden being right so often.” — Mal

  • "I live on the edge." - Mal

  • "Next time you want to stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face.” - Mal

  • "Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed.” - Zoë

  • "Pain in the ass." - Jayne

  • "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" - Wash

  • "I really know how to show a girl a disgusting time." - Simon

  • "Every man there go back inside or we will blow a new crater in this little moon." - Wash

  • "Oh, I think you might wanna reconsider that last part. See, I married me a powerful ugly creature." - Jayne

  • "Terse? I can be terse. Once, in flight school, I was laconic." - Wash

  • "How did your brain even learn human speech?" - Wash

  • "I’ve been in a firefight before. Actually, i’ve been in a fire. Actually I was fired, from a fry cook opportunity.” - Wash

  • "It’s okay. You’re gonna be okay." - River

  • "You can’t open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I’m a mystery.” - Mal

  • "That sounds like the Alliance. Unite all the planets under one rule so that everybody can be interfered with or ignored equally.” - Mal

  • "If you take sexual advantage of her, you will burn in a very special level of hell. The kind they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.” - Mrs. Reynolds

  • "Whatever horror he witnessed, whatever acts of barbarism it was done by men, nothing more." - Book

  • Mal: "Nice shot!"
    Jayne: "I was aiming for his head.”
  • Zoe: "First rule of battle, little one ... don't ever let them know where you are."
    Zoe: "'Course, there're other schools of thought."
  • Wash: "Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction."
    Zoe: "We live in a spaceship, dear."
  • Simon: "Are you Alliance?"
    Jubal Early: "Am I a lion?"
    Simon: "What?"
    Jubal Early: "I don't think of myself as a lion. You might as well, though, I have a mighty roar."
    Simon: "I said 'Alliance.'"
    Jubal Early: "Oh, I thought ... "
    Simon: "No, I was ... "
    Jubal Early: "That's weird."
  • Mal: "If anyone gets nosy, just ...you know ... shoot 'em. "
    Zoe: "Shoot 'em?"
    Mal: "Politely."
  • Kayle: "Going on a year now, nothins twixed my neathers not run on batteries."
    Mal: "I can't know that."
    Jayne: "I can stand to hear a little more."
  • Badger: "What were you in the war? That big war you failed to win? You were a sergeant, yeah? Sergeant Mal ... balls and bayonets brigade. Big, tough veteran. Now you got yourself a ship and you're a captain. Only I think, you're still a sergeant, see? Still a soldier. A man of honor in a den of thieves. Well, this is my gorramn den, and I don't like the way you look down on me. I'm above you, better than! Businessman, see? Roots in the community. You're just a scavenger."
    Mal: "Well, maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your ... very fine hat. But I do business. We're here for business."
  • Mal: "Just get us on the ground!"
    Wash: "That part will happen pretty definitely!"

Inspirational Firefly Quotes

Inspirational Firefly Quotes
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Here are some Firefly quotes that can be your inspirational sources.

  • "Let’s go be bad guys!” - Jayne

  • "Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” - Inara

  • "We are just too pretty for God to let us die.” - Mrs. Reynolds

  • “Time for some thrilling heroics.” - Jayne

  • "I'm thinking we'll rise again." - Mal

  • "Not many who would do that.” - Book

  • "We’re not telling people what to think… we’re just trying to show them how.” - River

  • "I can kill you with my brain.” - River

  • "How we treat our dead is part of what makes us different… than those did the slaughtering.” - Book

  • "Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that." - Mal

  • "It’s not embarrassing to be a virgin. It’s simply one’s state of being.” - Inara

  • "Mercy is the mark of a great man... Guess I'm just a good man... Well, I'm all right." - Mal

  • "I can win this." - River

  • "I cannot abide useless people." - Murphy

  • "I've been under fire before. Well ... I've been in a fire. Actually, I was fired. I can handle myself." - Wash

  • Book: "I wish I could help. I mean...I don't wanna help—not help help, but—not with the thieving, but— I do feel awfully useless."
    Inara: "You could always pray they make it back safely."
  • Tracey: "When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl, when you can't do that ... "
    Zoe: "... you find someone to carry you."
  • Kaylee: "You shouldn't be so rude to him."
    Jayne: "Why? Cause he's all rich and fanciable?”
  • Jayne: "Reaver's ain't men."
    Book: "Of course they are. Too long removed from civilization perhaps, but men. And, I believe there's a power greater than men. A power that heals."

    Quotes from Firefly

    Quotes from Firefly
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    Read these great Firefly quotes below.

    • "Just when I think I’ve got you figured out." - Inara

    • "Yes sir, Captain Tightpants!" - Kaylee

    • "We didn’t fly 86 million miles to track down a box of Band-Aids, Colonel.” - Hands of Blue

    • "Here lies my beloved Zoe, my autumn flower. Somewhat less attractive now that she’s all corpsified and gross.” - Wash

    • "Tell you what I think. I figure that fella we run into did everyone on board. Killed ’em all. Then he decided to take a swim, see how fast his blood would boil out his ears.” - Jayne

    • "Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing.” - Zoë

    • "Man is stronger by far than woman… yet only woman can create a child. Does that seem right to you?” - Jubal Early

    • "If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skin into their clothes ... and if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order." - Zoe

    • "Wash, we got some local color happening. A grand entrance would not go amiss." - Mal

    • "Course you couldn't buy an invite with a diamond the size of a testicle, but I got my hands on a couple... of invites!" - Badger

    • "I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you." - Mal

    • "Ten percent of nothin’ is … let me do the math here… nothin’ into nothin’… carry the nothin’ … “- Jayne

    • "I must say, lady. You’re my kinda stupid.” - Mal

    • "Captain, can you stop her from being cheerful please?- Jayne

    • "My days of not taking you seriously are certainly comin’ to a middle.” - Mal

    • "That’s a rare gift." - Book

    • Jayne: "We're sittin' put for a funeral?"
      Mal: "Yes, Jayne. That's exactly what we're gonna do. Not gonna have these people lookin' over my shoulder once we're gone. I ain't sayin' there's any peace to be had, but on the off chance there is, those folks deserve a little of it."
    • Mal: "You're servicing crew now."
      Inara: "In your lonely, pathetic dreams.”
    • Zoë: "Jayne?"
      Jayne: "Hey, I didn't fight in no war. Best o' luck, though.”
    • Book: "So...how do you think it's going?"
      Inara: "The caper? Mal knows what he's doing."
      Book: "How long have you known him?"
      Inara: "I've been on the ship eight months now. I'm not certain I'll ever actually know the captain.”
    • Sheriff Bourne: "We had some, uh, unrelated trouble. His story had kind of an odor to it."
      Inara: "Yes, it's not the only thing about him that does.”
    • Inara: "You have such lovely hair. I'm sure the doctor would agree."
      Kaylee: "Who? Simon? No, he's much too—I mean I'm just—do you think it looks better up?"
      Inara: "We can experiment. We might even get wild later and wash your face.”
    • Book: "I don't think the captain would much like me praying for him."
      Inara: "Don't tell him. I never do.”
    • Simon: "So you've done this before?"
      Kaylee: "Oh, hell no… But I think it's gonna work.”
    • Kaylee: "So, what happened? Another terrible brawl?"
      Zoë: "Oddly enough, there was."
    • Simon: "I expect there's someone's face feels differently."
      Mal: "Well, they tell ya, 'Never hit a man with a closed fist.' But it is, on occasion, hilarious."

    Firefly Mal Quotes

    Firefly Mal Quotes
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    Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds is the captain of Serenity. Here are some of the Firefly quotes by the captain.

    • “Come a day there won’t be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, von the raggedy edge. Don’t push me, and I won’t push you. Dong le ma?”

    • "That's 'cause I got people with me, people who trust each other, who do for each other and ain't always looking for the advantage."

    • "You're welcome on my boat. God ain't."

    • "Ain’t sayin’ there’s any peace to be had, but on the off-chance, there is, those folks deserve a little of it."

    • "Comes a time, someone’s gonna have to deal with him. And that should be you. But I don’t think you got the guts. And I know you don’t have the time."

    • "See, this is another sign of your tragic space dementia, all paranoid and crotchety."

    • "Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. And then I get paid."

    • "Well, maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your ... very fine hat. But I do business. We're here for business."

    • "Listen, you don’t know me, son, so I’m gonna say this once: "if I ever kill you, you’ll be awake, you’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed."

    • "The space is expansive, but with the right people, even space feels like home."

    • “You can't take the sky from me.”

    • "Reavers might take issue with that philosophy... if they had a philosophy... and they weren't too busy gnawing on your insides. Jayne's right. Reavers ain't men. Or they forgot how to be. Come to just nothin'. They got out to the edge of the galaxy, to that place of nothin', and that's what they became.”

    • “May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

    • "I've given some thought to moving off the edge. Not an ideal location. Might get a place in the middle.”

    • "If anyone gets nosy, just ...you know ... shoot 'em."

    • "I need that in Captain Dummy talk, Kaylee."

    • Book: "That young man's very brave."
      Mal: "(sarcastically) Yeah... He's my hero."
    • Niska: "Oh, you do not like I kill this man?"
      Mal: "Oh no, I'm sure he was a...very bad person.”
    • Inara: "So, do aliens live among us?"
      Kaylee: "Yeah. And one of them is a doctor."
    • Mal: "He's not the first psycho to hire us. Nor the last. You think that's a commentary on us?"
      Zoë: "I just have an image in my head of a guy hanging from the ceiling."
      Mal: "I've got an image of it not being me. Let's do the thing.”
    • Sheriff Bourne: "You mind telling me, uh, when it was you last spoke to Joey Bloggs?"
      Mal: "Never did, myself."
      Sheriff Bourne: "Right. Your uncle. And it was indicated to you that, uh, Joey had an opening?"
      Mal: "Any job would do."
      Sheriff Bourne: "It's funny your Uncle never went to mentioning the Bowden's problem. Or that Joey Bloggs ate his own gun 'bout eight months back."
      Mal: "Did he?"
      Sheriff Bourne: "Yep. Blew the back of his head right off."
      Mal: "So... would his job be open?”
    • Mal: "Oh, ho-ho! There's just an acre of you fellas, isn't there? This is why we lost, you know. Superior numbers."
      Zoë: "Thanks for the reenactment, sir.”
    • Wash: "Are you getting my wife into trouble?"
      Mal: "Wha—I didn't start it. I just wanted a quiet drink."

    Firefly Kaylee Quotes

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    Let's check some of the Firefly quotes by the heartwarming Serenity's mechanic, Kaywinnet Lee "Kaylee" Frye.

    • "I like to meet new people. They’ve all got stories…"

    • "I know how. Machines just got workin’ and they talk to me."

    • "Well not like being a doctor. Helping fix people. That’s important."

    • "That was real pretty, Captain. What you just said."

    • "Oh I’m hearin’ a lot of talk there, genius. Come on, show me what you got."

    • "Ah… she’ll fool ya."

    • "You like ships. You don’t seem to be looking at the destinations. Whatcha care about is the ships and mine’s the nicest."

    • "It’s… sweet. Poor little thing, never even saw the light of day. Now it’s in show business."

    • Wash: "Kaylee, go to blackout! We’re being buzzed."
      Kaylee: "Goin’ dark. {turns off all running lights.} Okay. Now I can’t get down."
    • Mal: "I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘Verse can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just want to duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
      Kaylee: "I love my captain."
    • Kaylee: "You seem so young to be a doctor."
      Simon: "Yeah. You’re pretty young to be a ship’s mechanic."
    • Kaylee: "Why did he… ?"
      Mal: "Oh wow. That ain’t hardly a mosquito bite."
      Kaylee: "Big mosquito."
    • Simon: "Kaylee, move your feet. Kaylee, stay with me. Stay with me. Can you move your feet?"
      Kaylee: "Are you asking me to dance?"
    • Simon: "So… What are we doing?"
      Kaylee: "Oh! Crime."
      Simon: "Crime! Good! Okay! Crime."
    • Wash: "I’m not flying anywhere without my wife."
      Kaylee: "She’ll be okay. She’s with the captain."
      Jayne: "There, you see? Everybody wins."
    • Mal: "You tell me right now, little Kaylee, you really think you can do this?"
      Kaylee: "Sure. Yeah. I think so. Besides, if I mess up it’s not like you’ll be able to yell at me."
    • Kaylee: "Look at the pretties!"
      Wash: "What am I looking at? The girls or the clothes?"
      Jayne: "The girls."
      Zoe: "The clothes, please."
      Kaylee: "Say, look at the fluffy one!"
      Zoe: "Too much foofarah. If I’m gonna wear a dress I want something with some slink."
    • Kaylee: "Looks sorta angry, don’t he?"
      Wash: "Kinda what I meant."
    • Inara: "What’s going on here?"
      Kaylee: "Let’s see. We killed Simon and River, stole a bunch of medicine, and now the Cap and Zoe are off springing the others ‘got snatched by the Feds."
    • Saffron: "Brilliant."
      Kaylee: "Thanks."
      Saffron: "Except it’s idiotic."

    So, these are all Firefly quotes you can enjoy. It might be a little sad that Firefly has ended so long ago, but our love for the show is stronger than ever.


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