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    So far as education is concerned, it has had a significant impact on a lot of young people who turn to science as a much more exciting and interesting study than they otherwise might have found, entirely as a result of becoming involved with Star Trek.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: people  young  star  education 
     
    This is a call to action-not an action that will make things better in six months' time or a year's time, but action that might save someone's life and someone's future this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow morning.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: time  future  action  year  tomorrow 
     
    I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months. We never short-changed our audience, but it became something that you had to work at rather than something that was a pleasure.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: work  pleasure 
     
    I like things that are funny - in everyday conversation, in incidents that you see, in watching TV or watching film. Comedy has always had an impact on my life.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: funny  comedy  film 
     
    The only still center of my life is Macbeth. To go back to doing this bloody, crazed, insane mass-murderer is a huge relief after trying to get my cell phone replaced.
    — Patrick Stewart
    All I ever wanted to do was be on stage, if possible acting in Shakespeare. And to be as good as I could be.
    — Patrick Stewart
    The knights of the theater represented to me not only the pinnacle of the profession but the esteem in which the profession was held. To find myself, to my astonishment, in that company is the grandest thing that has professionally happened to me.
    — Patrick Stewart
    I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.
    — Patrick Stewart
    I've been an activist all my life. And always a liberal activist, for the simple reason that it is on the liberal left that you find the true recognition for the need for fairness in society. I'm not saying equality, because that you can never achieve, because equality is based on such complex criteria. But fairness is another issue.
    — Patrick Stewart
    We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: star 
     
    Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: women  human  violence  right 
     
    Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: men  choice  violence  alone 
     
    Violence against women is learned. Each of us must examine - and change - the way in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore or excuse all such forms of violence. I promise to do so, and to invite other me and allies to do the same.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: women  violence 
     
    Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare's world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend-someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: world  passion  ideas 
     
    If someone says 'Give me one word of advice,' I say 'be fearless.' And knowing without any shadow of a doubt that what they have to give - who they are - is totally unique and not shared by anybody else. And to believe in that uniqueness. It took me decades before I developed courage as an actor.
    — Patrick Stewart
    I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
    — Patrick Stewart
    I wouldn't know a space-time continuum or warp core breach if they got into bed with me.
    — Patrick Stewart
    It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: civilization 
     
    What identifies an individual as a king is how other people behave towards him. All authority is assumed, and if other people don't accept your authority then you don't have it. Perhaps the critical thing to being a convincing figure of authority is actually not to try too hard.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: people  authority 
     
    Violence is never ever a choice that a man should make.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: men  choice  violence 
     
    I always have been optimistic about humanity's future. Always. Even at the most dismaying of times.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: time  future 
     
    The people who could do most to improve the situation of so many women and children are in fact, men.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: children  men  people  women  child  facts 
     
    I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: past  thoughts  star 
     
    During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain's chair.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: time 
     
    Tom Hanks knows the name of all the episodes.
    — Patrick Stewart
    As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
    — Patrick Stewart
    As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: character  time  romance 
     
    I am told that there have been over the years a number of experiments taking place in places like Massachusetts Institute of Technology that have been entirely based on concepts raised by Star Trek.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: star  technology  year 
     
    The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they're renegotiating contracts.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: star 
     
    I've met actors where you think, if only you could just clean up your act and get it together, people would want to work with you. Some people are so difficult, it's just not worth working with them.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: people  work  worth 
     
    You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven't actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It's not a quality that attracts me.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: character  quality 
     
    It's not just an exclamation, but it's a rejection of everything to do with Christmas, with the spirit of Christmas, with gift-giving, with generosity.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: christmas  spirit 
     
    I was just excited by the whole prospect of working in a television series in Hollywood. I had never anticipated that as an actor I would ever end up here. It may be some sort of fantasy I'd thought about from time to time, but it was completely unrealistic.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: fantasy  time  thoughts 
     
    When I'm meant to be standing in the wings, the only way to go is the ladies' toilets. It's the only time I've ever acted in the toilets.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: time  wings  toilet 
     
    I made a promise to myself that I would try to introduce something unexpected in every single episode of the series. It was largely to amuse myself as much as anything. I didn't ever want the audience to feel that they knew everything.
    — Patrick Stewart
    Where can I go that would give me the same level of satisfaction as an actor?
    — Patrick Stewart
    Laurence Olivier said if you have ambition to be a serious classical actor, you must be as fit as an athlete. For me, the breakthrough was going to live in California. I exercised. I drank less. It was one of the things about California that had a positive impact on me.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: live  ambition  positive 
     
    It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: star 
     
    I saw Waiting for Godot when I was 17 in rep with a then unknown actor called Peter O'Toole playing Vladimir. I remember leaving the theatre promising myself that one day I would have a go at this play and then pretty much forgot it for 50 years.
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: year 
     
    I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!
    — Patrick Stewart
    tags: time 
     
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