"The Continuum didn't think you had it in you, Jean-Luc, but I knew you did."
"Are you saying that it worked? We collapsed the anomaly?"
"Is that all this meant to you? Just another spatial anomaly? Just another day at the office?"
"Did it work?"
"Well, you're here, aren't you? You're talking to me, aren't you?"
"What about my crew?"
""The anomaly...my ship...my crew..." I suppose you're worried about your fish, too. Well, if it puts your mind at ease, you've saved humanity...once again."
"You had a hand in helping me get out of this."
"I was the one who got you into it--a directive from the Continuum. The part about the helping hand, though...was my idea."
"I sincerely hope that this is the last time that I find myself here."
"You just don't get it, do you, Jean-Luc? The trial never ends. We wanted to see if you had the ability to expand your mind and your horizons. And for one brief moment, you did."
"When I realized the paradox."
"Exactly. For that one fraction of a second, you were open to options you had never considered. That is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
"Q, what is it that you're trying to tell me?"
"You'll find out. In any case, I'll be watching. And if you're very lucky, I'll drop by to say hello from time to time. See you...out there."
- Q and Picard, their last conversation