I know since this is the Marina Sirtis message board, there are a lot of Trekkies here. As I've said, I am only moderately so. But that's all you have to be to belong to the club I guess. Because for all of us, our hope lies in the future, doesn't it?
Anyways, I cut and pasted and put together the following compilation of famous Data quotes. You know they say he was almost child-like in his outlook. His view was certainly was unique. Enjoy.
Data. Pardon me, sir. I am experiencing subspace interference which limits my abilities. I can't operate as quickly as...
Riker. What did you say?
Data. I said I cannot operate...
Riker. No! That's not what you said. You said I can't. You used a contraction, didn't you?
—ST: TNG, Future Imperfect,
Original Airdate: 12 Nov, 1990.
Data. Keiko has made a decision designed to increase her happiness. She has cancelled the wedding.
O'Brien. Without even a word? Of all the childish, selfish, irresponsible...
LaForge. Next time, maybe I should break the "good" news.
Original Airdate: 7 Jan, 1991.
"Didn't I just say that?"
"Yes, sir, but not quite as perspicuously."
—Samaritan Snare, Riker and Data,
Original Airdate: 15 May, 1989.
Commander Riker will assume we have made this analysis, and knowing that we know his methods, he will alter them. But, knowing that we know that he knows that we know, he might choose to return to his usual pattern.
Original Airdate: 10 Jul, 1989.
Tasha Yar. You are fully functional, aren't you?
Data. Of course, but…
Tasha Yar. How fully?
Data. In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring...