Lieutenant Uhura wears a vokaya amulet which I presented to her as a token of my affection and respect. –You gave your girlfriend radioactive jewelry. –The emission is harmless, doctor, but its unique signature makes it very easy to identify. –You gave your girlfriend a tracking device. –...That was not my intention.
I asked her once how she managed to master diplomacy and espionage in a time when no one wanted to see a woman succeed at either. And she said "Compromise where you can, but where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something Wrong is something Right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say: No. You move."