George Takei quotes

  • I myself am a Buddhist, not a Christian. But I cannot help but think that if Christ ran a public establishment, it would be open to all, and He would be the last to refuse service to anyone. It is, simply put, the most un-Christian of notions.
    -- George Takei

    #Christian #Buddhist #Thinking

  • I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. My other passion is the theater.
    -- George Takei

    #Passion #Two #Citizens

  • A man who layeth with another man must be stoned.
    -- George Takei

    #Men

  • You know, when a man is raped you never hear about what he was wearing.
    -- George Takei

    #Men

  • Good grief. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, and at one another, in good spirit and without malice, then what fun can be left? If we must withhold all ribbing in the name of protecting everyone’s feelings, then we truly are a toothless society. We will reach what I call “the lowest common denominator of butthurt.
    -- George Takei

    #Fun #Grief #Names

  • The only thing worse than human ignorance is human pride in that ignorance.
    -- George Takei

    #Ignorance #Pride #Humans

  • And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.
    -- George Takei

    #Country #Order #Achievement

  • Pioneering is never done in front of cheerleaders urging on a roaring grandstand of popular approval.
    -- George Takei

    #Roaring #Done #Approval

  • It’s really hard to hate someone for being different when you’re too busy laughing together.
    -- George Takei

    #Hate #Laughing #Being Different

  • I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career.
    -- George Takei

    #Blessed #Careers #Busybodies

  • Our democracy is a people's democracy, and it can be as great as people can be, but it is also as fallible as people are.
    -- George Takei

    #People #Democracy

  • Social media is like ancient Egypt: writing things on walls and worshiping cats.
    -- George Takei

    #Wall #Writing #Cat

  • I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people.
    -- George Takei

    #People #Wire #Boyhood

  • I've run the marathon several times, so I definitely don't look like the Great Ancestor!
    -- George Takei

    #Running #Looks #Marathon

  • We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.
    -- George Takei

    #Differences #Diversity #Humanity

  • Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season.
    -- George Takei

    #Movie #Play #Three

  • Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp.
    -- George Takei

    #Gun #Wire #Would Be

  • You know, I grew up in two American internment camps, and at that time I was very young.
    -- George Takei

    #Two #Grew Up #Young

  • As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
    -- George Takei

    #Stars #Second Chance #Fans

  • The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay. The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young.
    -- George Takei

    #Gay #Issues #Political

  • There is more story in a minor character like Boba Fett than there is in all the clutter of various vampires in the Twilight franchise.
    -- George Takei

    #Twilight #Character #Vampire

  • Life is too short not to order the bacon dessert.
    -- George Takei

    #Life Is Too Short #Order #Dessert

  • Facebook itself has an interest in having great content so that its users keep coming back.
    -- George Takei

    #Coming Back #Interest #Users

  • People forget that stereotypes aren’t bad because they are always untrue. Stereotypes are bad because they are not always true. If we allow ourselves to judge another based on a stereotype, we have allowed a gross generalization to replace our own thinking.
    -- George Takei

    #Thinking #People #Judging

  • My memories of camp - I was four years old to eight years old - they're fond memories.
    -- George Takei

    #Memories #Eight #Years

  • As the old saying goes, I was simply looking for fan love, in Alderaan places.
    -- George Takei

    #Fans #Old Saying

  • The real challenge in acting is in comedy. It's easier to get that gasp in a drama. Not easy, because you still have to find that emotional pitch. And when you do something in drama and you hear that sob from the audience it's so fulfilling. But as a comic actor, when the laugh is supposed to come and you punch in that line and nothing happens it is dreadful. It's horrific and you feel like dying right there.
    -- George Takei

    #Drama #Real #Emotional

  • Cat's are unpredictable. It is a fine line between the cure, inquisitive and innocent creature resting on our lap and the hissing, spitting and deranged banshee it might become at any moment. This is why we're trying always to win their love.
    -- George Takei

    #Cat #Winning #Trying

  • Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
    -- George Takei

    #Stars #Demand #Wells

  • To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
    -- George Takei

    #Block #Needs #Theater

  • STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.
    -- George Takei

    #Stars #Vision #Shows

  • But when we came out of camp, that's when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful.
    -- George Takei

    #Firsts #Camps #Shameful

  • Our differences in beliefs do not truly separate us, or elevate us over others. Rather, they highlight the rich tapestry that is humanity.
    -- George Takei

    #Differences #Humanity #Belief

  • If you have to make laws to hurt a group of people just to prove your morals and faith, then you have no true morals or faith to prove.
    -- George Takei

    #Hurt #Law #People

  • Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood.
    -- George Takei

    #Country #Father #Blood

  • Do your duty as an American, and as a citizen of the galaxy... Vote!
    -- George Takei

    #Citizens #Vote #Duty

  • I'm an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year, at least once a year.
    -- George Takei

    #Years #Three #Four

  • Nothing is what it seems on the surface of Heroes.
    -- George Takei

    #Hero #Surface

  • If leadership requires a fired-up sense of purpose and imagination, it also demands a profound connection to the society to be led.
    -- George Takei

    #Profound #Imagination #Connections

  • What's needed today, now, more than ever, is 'Star Peace' for there is an ominous, mutual threat to all science fiction. It's called 'Twilight'. And it is really, really bad,
    -- George Takei

    #Stars #Twilight #Fiction

  • This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and if we're not in there participating then the people that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there.
    -- George Takei

    #People #Democracy #Steps