The truth is always there, whether we see it or not - whether we choose to or not. The truth doesn't care about our needs or wants. It doesn't care about our governments, our ideologies, our religions.TruthValery Legasov in Chernobyl, Episode 5
When the truth offends me, we lie and we lie until we can no longer remember it is even there. Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid.TruthValery Legasov in Chernobyl, Episode 5
Waleri Legassow: "Despite the stupidity, the lies, you're compelled. The problem has been assigned and you'll stop at nothing until you find an answer. Because that is who you are."
Ulana Khomyuk: "A lunatic then."
Waleri Legassow: "A scientist."
That went surprisingly well. You came off like a naive idiot - and naive idiots are not a threat.Viktor Bryukhanov in Chernobyl, Season 1 Episode 3
If you mean when will Chernobyl be completly save - the half-life of Plutonium 239 is 24,000 years. Perhaps we should just say, "not in our lifetimes."1986Valery Legasov in Chernobyl, Season 1 Episode 3
Our power comes from the perception of our power.PowerMikhail Gorbachev in Chernobyl, Season 1 Episode 2
"There has been an accident at Chernobyl, but I've been assured there is no problem."
Ulana Khomyuk: "I'm telling you that there is."
"I prefer my opinion to yours."
The accident is well under control.Mistakes, Nuclear Energy, 1986Viktor Bryukhanov in Chernobyl, Season 1 Episode 1