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Motivational William Shatner Quotes And Sayings

William Shatner Quotes:- William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer.

In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise.

He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe.

Inspirational William Shatner Quotes

“We meet aliens every day who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions.”-William Shatner

Inspirational William Shatner Quotes

“You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.”-William Shatner


“I’m surfing the giant life wave.”-William Shatner


“If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!”-William Shatner


“Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.”-William Shatner

“Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case.”-William Shatner


“I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.”-William Shatner


“Acting is easier – writing is more creative. The lazy man vies with the industrious.”-William Shatner


“Getting that audience approval is always a question mark, and it’s always that flag that flutters in front of you.”-William Shatner


“My beautiful wife is dead. She meant everything to me. Her laughter, her tears and her joy will remain with me the rest of my life.”-William Shatner


“How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It’s simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.”-William Shatner


“I often conduct interviews in my truck.”-William Shatner


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“What is down will go up. At the same time, you have to be prepared for what is up to go down.”-William Shatner

“The longer I go about living, I see it’s the relationship that is most meaningful.”-William Shatner


“I love to go to a movie, get a Diet Coke and a barrel of popcorn, and sit there with my kids and watch a film.”-William Shatner


“Remember – you can’t beam through a force field. So, don’t try it.”-William Shatner


“But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.”-William Shatner


“I’m looking for the perfect paintball movie.”-William Shatner


“If I’m given an opportunity to do something, I do it. Or else I fool around with it.”-William Shatner


“Most people, including myself, keep repeating the same mistakes.”-William Shatner

“I’m just quizzical about how things work and why things are.”-William Shatner


“When I’m interviewing somebody I don’t work from prepared questions.”-William Shatner


“These people who come to Comic-Con and dress up – all across the country, the rest of the population who doesn’t understand are scoffing at them.”-William Shatner


Best William Shatner Quotes About Film


“I’ve been in that angst of loneliness, where you’re really alone in the universe, except for the dog.”-William Shatner


“I find the whole time travel question very unsettling if you take it to its logical extension. I think it might eventually be possible, but then what happens?”-William Shatner


“I am not a Starfleet commander or T.J. Hooker. I don’t live on Starship NCC-1701, or own a phaser. And I don’t know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock.”-William Shatner

“The conundrum of free will and destiny has always kept me dangling.”-William Shatner


“I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.”-William Shatner


“The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition.”-William Shatner


“I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.”-William Shatner


“Writing is truly a creative art – putting the word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.”-William Shatner


“All in all, Kirk’s character is something I am very proud of.”-William Shatner


“I think the supernatural is a catch-all for everything we don’t understand about the vast other parts of life that we cannot perceive.”-William Shatner


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“I’m a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer, and director.”-William Shatner


“A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively.”-William Shatner


“If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you’ll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.”-William Shatner


“Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.”-William Shatner


“When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad.”-William Shatner


“I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs… the ocean… and love.”-William Shatner


“I’ve got rock ‘n’ roll in my blood.”-William Shatner


“If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.”-William Shatner


“Here’s something pompous – you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor.”-William Shatner


“No, I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything.”-William Shatner


William Shatner Quotes About Characters


“Spencer Tracy was a man who did very much what I do on a set, and that is, he comes down and he does his job, and then he goes back to his dressing room.”-William Shatner


“A series is filled with compromises.”-William Shatner


“I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess.”-William Shatner


“Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.”-William Shatner


“In my proudest moments, I think I had a real hand in the creative force of making ‘Star Trek.’ But most of the time, I don’t think about it.”-William Shatner


“Every day I realized I would not be a star.”-William Shatner


“I love to evoke the bones and meat and thoughts of characters.”-William Shatner


“Although I’m a business major out of McGill University, I know nothing… but then I found out much later in life, nobody knows anything.”-William Shatner


“So many dot-com companies were formulated on air.”-William Shatner


“My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years.”-William Shatner


“When I direct and have to look at filmed scenes of myself, I suck.”-William Shatner


“Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.”-William Shatner


William Shatner Quotes About Energy


“Fate gives you the finger and you accept.”-William Shatner


“Things people say strike me as amusing, and I am prone to saying out loud what everybody’s thinking.”-William Shatner


“It was the early 1970s and I was recently divorced. I had three kids and was totally broke. I managed to find work back east on the straw-hat circuit – summer stock – but couldn’t afford hotels, so I lived out of the back of my truck, under a hard shell.”-William Shatner


“We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.”-William Shatner


“Death is an absolute marvel.”-William Shatner


“I’ve blundered my way through life.”-William Shatner


“Well-written words are music.”-William Shatner


“Ads need to be little pieces of entertainment.”-William Shatner


“When there are tiers of meaning in an ad it intrigues the audience and they look for it again and again.”-William Shatner


“My site has the whole thing – blogs, information, video interviews.”-William Shatner


“I see people putting text messages on the phone or computer and I think, ‘Why don’t you just call?'”-William Shatner


40+William Shatner Quotes And Sayings


“The only subject I know anything about is myself and I don’t know that too clearly.”-William Shatner


“I don’t know how I got to this point but it must be as a result of everything that has come before so if I were to change something, I might not be at this point now.”-William Shatner


“It’s very easy to say no to leaving the house.”-William Shatner


“I don’t read reviews.”-William Shatner


“My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else.”-William Shatner


“Gradually the live TV scene simmered out, replaced by the film, and that took place in L.A. So many actors left New York.”-William Shatner


“I love living in Los Angeles.”-William Shatner


“You know, the process of making a documentary is one of discovery, and like writing a story, you follow a lead and that leads you to something else and then by the time you finish, the story is nothing like you expected.”-William Shatner


“There are a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.”-William Shatner


“I didn’t want to do the sitcom thing, but I didn’t know what else to do.”-William Shatner


William Shatner Quotes About Love


“I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you.”-William Shatner


“The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there are Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.”-William Shatner


“My dad was good with actions.”-William Shatner


“This is my saddest story: In grade school, they would have us open our Valentine’s cards and read them out loud. I always sent cards to myself because nobody else did.”-William Shatner


“I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.”-William Shatner


“Divorce is probably as painful as death.”-William Shatner


“There are too many people in the world.”-William Shatner


“The ability to breathe the air and drink the water will be what the wars will be about from here on in. And it’s coming with alarming rapidity.”-William Shatner


“Tabloid stuff just offends.”-William Shatner


“I can’t stand the gossip of celebrities’ lives, all the time! Every minute!”-William Shatner


“Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn’t win.”-William Shatner


“My dad died of a stroke.”-William Shatner


“Exercise? A Jew doesn’t exercise.”-William Shatner


William Shatner Quotes About Exercise


“Montreal is a very cosmopolitan, sophisticated, erudite, educated, glorious city today. But it wasn’t quite that way when I was growing up there. There was a lot of anti-semitisms. And I had to deal with that in an area of the city that had very few Jews.”-William Shatner


“Nature is perfect.”-William Shatner


“All any artist can do is please themselves.”-William Shatner


“I’m always open to the possibility that somebody’s got a better idea than I have. It happens with some frequency.”-William Shatner


“My understanding is, the fans are so ravenous in Canada, they gnaw on the stars.”-William Shatner


“I’m an optimist.”-William Shatner


“The political scene is already so turgid, it doesn’t need more of that from me.”-William Shatner


“I had been to a Shakespeare company for three years and done a lot of Shakespeare. That was fun. That was interesting.”-William Shatner


“I don’t think of myself as being tied.”-William Shatner


“All I know is that I am constantly intrigued by something I’m doing.”-William Shatner


“I’m not out to convince anybody of anything.”-William Shatner


Top 15 William Shatner Quotes


“I know very little about the viral, electronic world, but I use Twitter to communicate not only information that I think some of the fans want to hear about but also ideas.”-William Shatner


“Everybody has their 15 minutes, and those 15 minutes should be spent in a private limo and a private plane. It’s the ultimate.”-William Shatner


“A stage actor has to be 10% aware of the audience as he’s performing.”-William Shatner


“I’ve been approached to do some things with astronauts and the preparation that astronauts go through.”-William Shatner


“The actor is in the hands of a lot of other people, over which he has no control.”-William Shatner


“The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we’re looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird.”-William Shatner


“Every piece of entertainment is made with the idea that ‘This is going to be terrific’ and ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever done and then it hits the public and then the public tells you whether it’s good or bad.”-William Shatner


“I’ve not appeared in front of a live audience for any longer period than a month or two.”-William Shatner