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    It is no longer appropriate for me as an American to sit by and expect my government to get it done.
    — LeVar Burton
    This wired generation is kind of cool.
    — LeVar Burton
    We want a book to be a book. We'll have all the interactive bells and whistles but our intent is to engage young people in reading, not to show them a movie.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: people  young  movie  reading  book 
     
    It's not about division. It's not about politics. My concern is how do we come together?
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: politics 
     
    Because storytelling, and visual storytelling, was put in the hands of everybody, and we have all now become storytellers.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: storytelling 
     
    Yeah. I do. I think that we have to continue to expand the areas in which we want our kids to be literate. And social media's going to be a part of their lives. And why not? Why not give them a sense of what the rules of the road are?
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: live  rules  kids 
     
    I'm a firm believer and always have been that there aren't all that many things that you should not express to children in an age-appropriate manner, and as a parent, that is your job - to be discerning as to whether or not your child can handle the information, provided you have the ability to express yourself in that age-appropriate way.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: children  job  child  believer  parent 
     
    You can break down anything for a child, and you have to know what your child is ready for and what your child is not.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: children  child 
     
    All literature is political.
    — LeVar Burton
    I've always been interested in gadgets and technology and I've always been a reader.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: technology 
     
    It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek,' that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: world  star  true  imagination 
     
    I feel like I have been able to notice throughout the incremental march of history during the course of my own lifetime patterns emerging, and there's a sort of a rubber band effect that happens where social growth and change is concerned.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: growth 
     
    And it's here and it's ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I'm committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal - to pound this message home. Now is the time.
    — LeVar Burton
    If we marry educational technology with quality, enriching content, that's a circle of win.
    — LeVar Burton
    I genuinely believe we have an opportunity to revolutionize how we educate our children.
    — LeVar Burton
    I've always been the sort of guy who's happiest doing more than one thing at a time.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: time 
     
    After many years of training myself, strong emotions are now a trigger for me to look at something. I think that all emotions are triggers for us to grow in our level of consciousness.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: emotion  strong  year 
     
    The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: children  truth  child  war 
     
    Maturity is a series of shattered illusions.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: illusion  maturity 
     
    Kids are sponges. They will emulate what they see and what they're exposed to.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: kids 
     
    Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
    — LeVar Burton
    Libraries do one thing that no other institution does and that's provide access to all.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: library 
     
    In a society that functions optimally, those who can should naturally want to provide for those who can't. That's how it's designed to work. I truly believe we're here to take care of one another.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: work  society  believe  care 
     
    I want to live in an America where we are able to marshal all the resources we have at our disposal and that we - people like me, and companies like Apple and Intel and others - can make it our business to put a tablet computer in the hands of every single kid in America. Every single kid.
    — LeVar Burton
    For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: society  freedom 
     
    I get most of my news updates from electronic and social media.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: media 
     
    I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: people  star  facts 
     
    With the technology of tablet computers, if we bring the right content to them and distribute them ubiquitously throughout the land, we can do something about America being ranked 29th in the world in terms of our level of education.
    — LeVar Burton
    As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn't matter what format it is.
    — LeVar Burton
    I fly my geek flag proudly. Absolutely.
    — LeVar Burton
    I think reading is part of the birthright of the human being
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: human  reading 
     
    There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: star 
     
    I have always been a fan of 'Star Trek.' I love Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: future  star  vision 
     
    I'm excited to see how current and future technologies revolutionize the way we learn.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: future  learn  technology 
     
    We can't afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We've got to get it done. The future, the health, the life - our nation depends on it and it's just foolish to think or act otherwise.
    — LeVar Burton
    We had to figure out how to produce books in a cost-effective way.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: book 
     
    We have an amazing advantage right now in that we have developed technology that is so sexy, so engaging for kids.
    — LeVar Burton
    For me, a good children's book is a good children's book is a good children's book.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: book 
     
    That's not a role you prepare for. There's no preparation. You don't have time to prepare for the reading of an audiobook. You do the reading of an audiobook in basically two days' time - an unabridged version, maybe three days.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: time  reading 
     
    Jim Carrey can do anything he wants, right? There are guys like that. I'm not one of those guys, so my career has been cobbled together with what the universe has put in front of me.
    — LeVar Burton
    tags: career  universe 
     
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    levar burton
    Birth    : February 16, 1957
    Occupation  : Actor