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
The most vibrant William Shatner quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
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.
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.
If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.
Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that's the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It's its means of appreciating what's in front of it.
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.
How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.
We're all embers from the same fire. Our ember winks out, we're ashes, we go back to the fire.
Has it ever occurred to you that how we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life?
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.
One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
What does God need with a starship?
The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that's the appeal of science fiction.
I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.
When I was out for the Christmas Holidays in school, I would go skiing up to the mountains and there they had Santa on a sled. Pulled by horses and other reindeer, it was a very, very picturesque time and that struck me very emphatically then and has remained with me all this time.
There's an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture... It's palpable.
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.
Stop and smell the garlic! That's all you have to do.
A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space. The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the space program.
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.
I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
I think making a good film shot is joyful.
All in all, Kirk's character is something I am very proud of.
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.
Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else.
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.
I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director.
I've got rock 'n' roll in my blood.
I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.
Here's something pompous - you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor.
People have an affinity towards things, and you don't know where it comes from.
Mozart wrote a symphony when he was four, so it's said; the theory is maybe because his father was a conductor, it happened in vitro, and he heard the music before he was born, and by the age of four he knew how to write music.
We meet aliens every day who have something to give us.
They come in the form of people with different opinions.
Youth is the ultimate limited resource.
Acting is easier - writing is more creative. The lazy man vies with the industrious.
I've never been without a dog. I've made trips across the country with a dog. I've been in that angst of loneliness, where you're really alone in the universe, except for the dog.
I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
You need to be silly to be funny.
My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years.
I'm interested in man's march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me.
The good life is one that's artistically made.
Mysteries simply are a feast for an active mind.
And while in my lifetime I've seen science make extraordinary inroads into solving the most complex questions of life, after all this time I admit that I am thrilled that there are some things that forever will remain a mystery. For example, do I wear a toupee?
Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other's point of view?
I'm not going to have a tombstone. I'm going to be tossed in the air. Ashes, tossed like a salad.
Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene - but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.
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.
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.
I think of doing a series as very hard work.
But then I've talked to coal miners, and that's really hard work.