William Shatner Quotes

William Shatner Quotes: 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.
Stop and smell the garlic! That's all you have to do.
Memories were the markers of the journey through life. It was necessary to know where you had come from. Only then could you know where you were going.
One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
Even one word, or certainly one sentence, should be able to describe the basic characteristic that the scene has, or the character has, or the story has. And then you begin to detail that one spine, and you have offshoots from that spine, and it becomes more and more complex, but all of it stems from that one-word, one-line theme, which can give the character, the scene, or the play its uniqueness.
I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.
The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp.
Pain and guilt can't be taken away with the wave of a magic wand. They're the things that we carry with us, they're the things that make us what we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away, I need my pain!
We meet aliens every day who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions.
My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else.
I had been in a Shakespeare company for three years and done a lot of Shakespeare. That was fun. That was interesting. It was a lot of work - anything other than Shakespeare was less work. I had a lot of interesting roles, but I don't point to them and say,
So many dot-com companies were formulated on air.
I envy the people who say, 'oh, well, I've got my name in the golden book and I'm going to be entered into the pearly gates.'
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.
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.
Everybody has their 15 minutes, and those 15 minutes should be spent in a private limo and a private plane. It's the ultimate.
My boy, that was a TV show. I used a stunt double. I always use a stunt double. Except in love scenes. I insist on doing those myself.
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.