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## 2009/03/10

### Quote from Star Trek

MARAYNA You're the only one here not wearing a garland.

TUVOK Given the decor, it seems somehow excessive.

MARAYNA I don't believe you.

TUVOK I beg your pardon.

MARAYNA I think you're tying to isolate yourself and make a public protest at the same time.

TUVOK Explain.

MARAYNA You didn't want to be here in the first place. Being the only one without a lei sets you apart from the others, allowing you to symbolically maintain your solitude. And since everybody can see that you're the only one without a lei, you're letting them know that you'd rather be somewhere else.

TUVOK Your logic is impeccable.

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Star Trek: Voyager episode 3x14, Alter Ego.

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