Patrick Stewart quotes

Born
13 July 1940, Mirfield, Yorkshire, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Patrick Stewart is an English actor.

I think I came back from America a funnier and nicer person than I went.
– Patrick Stewart

For seven years I did very little theatre, and I have to make up some time.
– Patrick Stewart

Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation.
– Patrick Stewart

It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
– Patrick Stewart

I do what I do in my mother’s name because I couldn’t help her then. Now I can.
– Patrick Stewart

The people who could do most to improve the situation of so many women and children are in fact, men.
– Patrick Stewart

I wasn’t campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you’ve got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time.
– Patrick Stewart

I always have been optimistic about humanity’s future. Always. Even at the most dismaying of times.
– Patrick Stewart

I wouldn’t know a space-time continuum or warp core breach if they got into bed with me.
– Patrick Stewart

I certainly wanted to maintain some sense of mystery about Picard and that’s why we never allowed certain situations to fully evolve, like the relationship between Picard and Beverly Crusher.
– Patrick Stewart

Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain’s ready room died it was always a sad moment.
– Patrick Stewart

Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things – I found that very interesting.
– Patrick Stewart

All I ever wanted to do was be on stage, if possible acting in Shakespeare. And to be as good as I could be.
– Patrick Stewart

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
– Patrick Stewart

One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.
– Patrick Stewart

I am told that there have been over the years a number of experiments taking place in places like Massachusetts Institute of Technology that have been entirely based on concepts raised by Star Trek.
– Patrick Stewart

Violence is never ever a choice that a man should make.
– Patrick Stewart

During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain’s chair.
– Patrick Stewart

I never had teenage years. I guess because I was seen to be more adult than anybody around me.
– Patrick Stewart

Wouldn’t it be grand if we thought that theater could have that impact on the political life of a country?
– Patrick Stewart

The only still center of my life is Macbeth. To go back to doing this bloody, crazed, insane mass-murderer is a huge relief after trying to get my cell phone replaced.
– Patrick Stewart

I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.
– Patrick Stewart

Creating a believable world on the ship was very important, and technically they got better and better and better at showing the ship too.
– Patrick Stewart

Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.
– Patrick Stewart

The knights of the theater represented to me not only the pinnacle of the profession but the esteem in which the profession was held. To find myself, to my astonishment, in that company is the grandest thing that has professionally happened to me.
– Patrick Stewart

I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months. We never short-changed our audience, but it became something that you had to work at rather than something that was a pleasure.
– Patrick Stewart

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven’t actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It’s not a quality that attracts me.
– Patrick Stewart

One of the things that I’ve come to understand is that as I talk a lot about Picard, what I find is that I’m talking about myself.
– Patrick Stewart

I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.
– Patrick Stewart

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.
– Patrick Stewart