Quotes by William Shatner (Actor/Canadian).

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Over the years, I've become barraged by comments from people, such as, 'Beam me up, Scotty!' and I became defensive. I felt they were derisive and engendered an attitude. I am grateful for the success, but didn't want to be mocked.
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At 40, I went to bed for three days. I thought my life is over.
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I played comedies and dramas.
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We meet aliens every day who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions.
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There's too many people in the world.
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Everybody has their 15 minutes, and those 15 minutes should be spent in a private limo and a private plane. It's the ultimate.
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I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
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I'm gonna reveal something to you that's going to come as a shock: If you're a stupid young man, you're usually a stupid old man. Most people, including myself, keep repeating the same mistakes.
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Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
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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.
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You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.
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The only subject I know anything about is myself and I don't know that too clearly.
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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.
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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.
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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-Semitism. And I had to deal with that in an area of the city that had very few Jews.
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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.
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The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.
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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.
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In entertainment, whether it's movies or television or whatever, I'm a great audience, but I don't remember the names of the people I've seen or the groups that I've heard.
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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.
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Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that 'Star Trek' became. It's still almost impossible to imagine.
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Things people say strike me as amusing, and I am prone to saying out loud what everybody's thinking.
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Fate gives you the finger and you accept.
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I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you.
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I hate flying, flat out hate its guts.
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