emperor turhan

He wanted to say he’s sorry. He came all the way out here, risked his health and endangered his life so that he could stand beside a Narn in neutral territory and apologize. For all the things the Centauri have done to your people, for all the things his family did. He said, ‘We were wrong. The hatred between our people can never end until someone is willing to say, “I’m sorry.” We’ll try to find a way to make things right again. To atone for our actions.’ He said it was the only choice he ever made in his life and now that seems to have been taken away from him.

Franklin to G'kar, on behalf of Centauri Emperor Turhan – “The Coming of Shadows”

“I had – I had no idea.”

“No, I’m sure you didn’t. Maybe that’s the biggest tragedy of the whole damn story.”

The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us… and our lives slip away moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible, ‘in-between’. But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment, to choose something better - to make a difference, as you say. And I intend to do just that
—  –Emperor Turhan (Turhan Bey), “Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows”