Data: "I Have Often Wondered What It Must Be Like To Have One's Mouth.

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Data: "I have often wondered what it must be like to have one's mouth...water
anticipation of the arrival of a confection. Or to feel the pleasure I have
observed in humans as they consume it."
Timothy: "You sound like you don't want to be an android."
Data: "I am an android. That will never change."
Timothy: "But if you could change, would you?"
Data: "I have often wished to be human. I have studied people carefully, in
order to more closely approximate human behavior."
Timothy: "Why? We're stronger and smarter than humans. We can do more than
they can."
Data: "I cannot take pride in my abilities. I cannot take pleasure in my
Timothy: "But we never have to feel bad either."
Data: "I would gladly risk feeling bad at times, if it also meant that I could
...taste my dessert."
-- "Hero Worship", Stardate 45397.3