Risk is our Business

They used to say if man could fly, he’d have wings... but he did fly.
He discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission
hadn’t reached the moon, or that we hadn’t gone on to Mars or the
nearest star? That’s like saying you wish that you still operated with
scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut like your
great-great-great-great-grandfather used to. I’m in command. I could order this. But I’m not... because... Dr. McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this. But I must point out that the possibilities, the potential for knowledge and advancement is equally great. Risk... risk is our business! That’s what this starship is all about...