Mal: It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flyin’ is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I’m about to say.
River: I do. But I like to hear you say it.
Mal: Love. You can know all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down… tells ya she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens… makes her a home.
River: Storm’s getting worse.
Mal: We’ll pass through it soon enough.

Share with your friends

More from Serenity

Mal: I thought Kaylee just checked the entry couplings. I have a very clear memory of it!
Wash: Yeah well, if she doesn’t give us some extra flow from the engine room to offset the burn-through, this landing is going to get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define interesting!
Wash: “Oh god, oh god, we’re all gonna die”?

Book: You got a plan?
Mal: Hiding ain’t a plan?

Mal: This is the captain, we have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence, and then… explode.

Book: It’s not your way, Mal.
Mal: I have a way? That better than a plan?

Mal: Just get us on the ground!
Wash: That part will happen pretty definitely.