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" My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian! "
" There's a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it's overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility. "
" I see people putting text messages on the phone or computer and I think, 'Why don't you just call?' "
" I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury. "
" I love to go to a movie, get a Diet Coke and a barrel of popcorn, and sit there with my kids and watch a film. "
" 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. "
" I'm not technically adept at music, but I'd love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins. "
" I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage. "
" My kids say if there's any family dinner that doesn't result in somebody crying, it's not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It's like a family tradition. "
" You and I and everybody in show business and the entertainment industry fly by the seat of our pants. We don't know quite what is going to happen. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively. "
" My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else. "
" It's irksome to read about someone I don't recognize. It frightens me. "
" My dad died of a stroke. "
" I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director. "
" Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win. "
" Success should always be just beyond your grasp. "
" 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. "
You Can Do It
" The only subject I know anything about is myself and I don't know that too clearly. "
" When you've done the technical part, you're then into the joy, the zen, into being. Technology no longer exists for you. You're then into the mystery of the thing you're doing. "
" I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you. "
" I don't think of myself as being tied. "
" Success is different for everyone; everybody defines it in their own way, and that's part of what we do in 'Close Up', finding what it was each person wanted to achieve and what their willingness to sacrifice for that was. "
" 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. "
" My understanding is, the fans are so ravenous in Canada, they gnaw on the stars. "
" I like making people laugh. It comes off and shines in everything I do. "
" I did a movie in Esperanto. "
" I played comedies and dramas. "
" If we can clean up our world, I'll bet you we can achieve warp drive. "