100+ Patrick Stewart Quotes That Will Really Motivate You

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Patrick Stewart quotes that will really motivate you. There are so many Patrick Stewart quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Patrick Stewart quotes exists just do that.

Patrick Stewart is a very famous actor, and his work has included roles on TV, movie, and stage, in a career that spans over six decades. Patrick Stewart has also been nominated for Golden Globe, Olivier, Screen Actors Guild, Saturn Awards and Emmy. Patrick Stewart has started his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he had earned the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Antony and Cleopatra in the West End. Patrick Stewart’s very first screen roles had been in Hedda, and also, I, Claudius miniseries.

Patrick Stewart had started working in American TV and movie, with a lot of prominent roles like Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, Starz TV series Blunt Talk, Deputy Director Avery Bullock in American Dad! and also the narrator in the movie, Ted.

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“For seven years I did very little theatre, and I have to make up some time.”

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“He said I’d have to wait to see what they were,”

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“I think I came back from America a funnier and nicer person than I went.”

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“I never had teenage years. I guess because I was seen to be more adult than anybody around me.”

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“As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn’t interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.”

“As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.”

“But as I grew up as a child, falling in love with the theater and Shakespeare, my heroes were Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud.”

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

“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.”

“During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick, I played a scene with a grain of rice. Sometimes with indescribable creatures. I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell, that’s all. It was part of our job.”

“Encouraging people to believe in it was the most important thing of all. It’s one of the reasons I was always uncomfortable whenever film crews came on the set to shoot things. I didn’t want our make-believe to be exposed.”

“Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It’s been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I’m talking about. But I’m still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car.”

“Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare’s world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend—someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.”

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

“I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well.”

“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.”

“I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets, which is ludicrous, because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial. It’s absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.”

“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.”

“I don’t do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!”

“I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was – because I had graphic instances of it – handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, ‘I don’t want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie’ – and this was compounded by X-Men as well.”

“I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.”

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“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“It wasn’t until the first season ended that I went to my first Star Trek convention. It was in Denver. There were two and a half thousand people there.”

“I’ve met actors where you think, if only you could just clean up your act and get it together, people would want to work with you. Some people are so difficult, it’s just not worth working with them.”

“I’ve often reflected on this in the past weeks as I’ve been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.”

“Last Wednesday, I stupidly dropped my iPhone in the bath, and my life has sort of spiraled almost out of control.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they’re renegotiating contracts.”

“The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!”

“We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan.”

“Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain’s ready room died it was always a sad moment.”

“William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We’re very good friends. I adore him, but we’re very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.”

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

“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.”

“All I ever wanted to do was be on stage, if possible acting in Shakespeare. And to be as good as I could be.There was nowhere else I wanted to go. TV was of no interest. Films were just a fantasy. Yet I was convinced that when we found ourselves in that world of fantasy and sci-fi, it was our classical background and our training that equipped us for that larger-than life-world.”

“An obsession might be a little strong a term, but it has now become one of the most significant aspects of my life, but most importantly of my career, because it has changed the public’s perception of who Patrick Stewart is,”

“And from the first moment that I ever walked on stage in front of a darkened auditorium with a couple of hundred people sitting there, I was never afraid, I was never fearful, I didn’t suffer from stage fright, because I felt so safe on that stage. I wasn’t Patrick Stewart, I wasn’t in the environment that frightened me, I was pretending to be someone else, and I liked the other people I pretended to be. So I felt nothing but security for being on stage. And I think that’s what drew me to this strange job of playing make-believe.”

“As a child, I heard in my home doctors and ambulance men say, ‘Mrs. Stewart, you must’ve done something to provoke him.’ ‘Mrs. Stewart, it takes two to make an argument.’ Wrong. Wrong! My mother did nothing to provoke that – and even if she had, violence is never ever a choice that a man should make. Ever.”

“At 12 years old in the dangerous world that I was in, with a very difficult home life, I found the stage was the safest place to be. It was predetermined and predictable – and furthermore you got to be someone else. All the problems only began when you left the building.”

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“Comedy today is not what it was years ago. It’s always changing, in particular to female comics. No longer are certain subjects considered to be a male preserve. Women can talk about sexuality and their bodily functions and it can be very, very entertaining. It’s changed the impact of comedy acting.”

“Despite the pleasure, interest and quality of life I was getting from television and film, it really was not making me happy. I realized theater was where I simply had to be. It’s a sense of age — I don’t want to waste my time. I just want everything to be important and not to be trivial.”

“distraught to see what happened to the people and the land I came to adore.”

“He called prior to loading the Chinook for the last flight, … He had just been to a bazaar picking up gifts.”

“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.”

“I do what I do in my mother’s name because I couldn’t help her then. Now I can.”

“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, ‘She must have provoked him,’ or, ‘Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.’ They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”

“I like things that are funny – in everyday conversation, in incidents that you see, in watching TV or watching film. Comedy has always had an impact on my life.”

“I made a promise to myself that I would try to introduce something unexpected in every single episode of the series. It was largely to amuse myself as much as anything. I didn’t ever want the audience to feel that they knew everything.”

“I really, really don’t want to hit one of those walls and I really don’t want to finish last. This makes me more nervous than anything I’ve ever done.”

“I saw Waiting for Godot when I was 17 in rep with a then unknown actor called Peter O’Toole playing Vladimir. I remember leaving the theatre promising myself that one day I would have a go at this play and then pretty much forgot it for 50 years.”

“I was just excited by the whole prospect of working in a television series in Hollywood. I had never anticipated that as an actor I would ever end up here. It may be some sort of fantasy I’d thought about from time to time, but it was completely unrealistic.”

“If someone says ‘Give me one word of advice,’ I say ‘be fearless.’ And knowing without any shadow of a doubt that what they have to give – who they are – is totally unique and not shared by anybody else. And to believe in that uniqueness. It took me decades before I developed courage as an actor.”

“I’m proud of my husband. He was an extraordinary man. He was an extraordinary father, husband and soldier. He gave 100-percent to everything that he did, his family, his home, his life and his companion soldiers.”

“It’s always a special attraction for a project if you have someone that you’re that fond of working with you. Kyle and I became unlikely good friends and have remained very close over the decades.”

“It’s not just an exclamation, but it’s a rejection of everything to do with Christmas, with the spirit of Christmas, with gift-giving, with generosity.”

“Laurence Olivier said if you have ambition to be a serious classical actor, you must be as fit as an athlete. For me, the breakthrough was going to live in California. I exercised. I drank less. It was one of the things about California that had a positive impact on me.”

“My husband died doing what he loved most, flying, … I’m proud of my husband. He was an extraordinary man, husband and soldier.”

“Our last words were, ‘Be safe. I love you,’ … He said, ‘I will.'”

“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.”

“So far as education is concerned, it has had a significant impact on a lot of young people who turn to science as a much more exciting and interesting study than they otherwise might have found, entirely as a result of becoming involved with Star Trek.”

“The people who could do most to improve the situation of so many women and children are in fact, men,”

“There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.”

“There’s always an appeal to working in a place as opposed to just being a tourist. You can get a different perspective on the country and the people when you’re there to do a job. The country is magnificent. I’m just overwhelmed with the natural beauty.”

“There’s no such thing as “just a domestic”.”

“This is a call to action—not an action that will make things better in six months’ time or a year’s time, but action that might save someone’s life and someone’s future this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow morning.”

“Violence against women is learned. Each of us must examine – and change – the way in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore or excuse all such forms of violence. I promise to do so, and to invite other me and allies to do the same.”

“Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”

“Violence is never ever a choice that a man should make.”

“We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.”

“We’ve made too many compromises already; too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they’ve done!”

“What identifies an individual as a king is how other people behave towards him. All authority is assumed, and if other people don’t accept your authority then you don’t have it. Perhaps the critical thing to being a convincing figure of authority is actually not to try too hard.”

“When I’m meant to be standing in the wings, the only way to go is the ladies’ toilets. It’s the only time I’ve ever acted in the toilets.”

“Where can I go that would give me the same level of satisfaction as an actor?”

“You have to realize that Brian has practiced with us, maybe three times, but he’s played 20 shows. But he adds rock ‘n’ roll attitude.”

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“[on whether or not he is typecast by audiences as Jean-Luc Picard] I think perhaps when I first walk in front of the camera they’ll say, “Aha, there, ah,
yeah, Jean-Luc, we recognize him despite that charming little mustache.” I believe that audiences are really smart enough to let go of that pretty quickly,
but that’s also my job as an actor to persuade them that, you know, Jean-Luc Picard is left behind and this is someone entirely different… I mean, I’m an
actor dedicated to transforming myself and to creating original pieces of work, and I will not accept that my life is going to be forever connected to Jean-
Luc Picard in the roles that I play. On the other hand, I’m absolutely delighted that he’s still in my life. Actually, I think my appearance in The Simpsons
and an appearance that I did on Sesame Street – in praise of the letter B – were perhaps the two most distinguished bits of work that I’ve done in the United
States. [on his love for Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)] Oh, yes, my passion for them remains the same… I think it’s one of the most original and brilliant
pieces of television that we’ve seen in recent years. The dialogue is delightful. I simply sit and giggle and laugh all the time.”

“[on preparing for the role of Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men (2000)] I read a lot of comic books.”

“I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.”

“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.”

“[on his initial belief that he would be fired from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)] When it first started, I didn’t think that I would survive beyond
the pilot. I did not unpack; I didn’t see the point. I thought the producers would come to their senses and realize they’d made a grave error in casting me.
I was certain that I’d be on my way back to London… Eventually, it became clear to me that not only wasn’t I going to go away, the series wasn’t going to
go away. I stayed, and have relished every moment.”

“The three things that I am most proud of doing in my life is firstly, Extras (2005); secondly, my appearance on The Simpsons (1989) and thirdly, appearing on Sesame Street (1969).”

“A lot of these changes we do on stage. So the Apollo audience, whether it’s to their taste or not, will have to tolerate the sight of Josh and myself taking
our clothes on and off.”

“Before long there was another series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), then Star Trek: Voyager (1995), now there is Enterprise (2001). Bill [William
Shatner] was still filling Captain Kirk’s shoes, and I was building shoes of my own.”

“[on William Shatner] Bill has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We’re very good friends. I adore him, but we’re very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.”

“[when asked if he were offered the role on Star Trek today, would he accept it?] Every now and again I sit in a hotel room, watching the show on television
and I go, “Hello. I don’t remember this episode.” I’ll be sitting there watching and forgetting that I ordered room service and there’s a knock on the door.
I let the guy in and he comes and sees that I’m watching the show. He’s going to go back to the kitchen and say, “I’ve just seen the saddest thing ever. This
guy is sitting there watching his old show.”. (September/October 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1)”

“[when asked if he had any memorable production memories from Star Trek] I had a letter from a Las Vegas police sergeant. He wasn’t asking for anything, he
just wrote and said how much the show meant to him, and that he loved his work but there were many times when it made him very low and very despairing about
society. When that happens, I go home and watch The Next Generation and it restores my belief that the world will get better. (September/October 2006, Star
Trek Magazine issue #1)”

“Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It’s been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in
Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-Men has led people to believe that I know what I’m talking about. But I’m still trying to work out how to operate the
air conditioning unit on my car. (September/October 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1)”

“Reinforcing human rights is the way to reinforce security.”

“Writing is the strength of any project. If the script isn’t good, then you’ll be doing a cellophane job from day one, patching it up, trying to cover all the holes.”

“All I know is that I have to act. It’s a compulsion. I’m driven to it. I wouldn’t say that I would die if it were taken away from me, but a large part of me
would shrivel up.”

“I have this theory that these roles, the really great roles – there are elements of them in all of us. And that is part of the greatness of this dramatist,
that he taps into something which is entirely human. You feel him reaching out his hand and saying to you as an actor, “Come on, it’s easier than you

“It would irritate my father so much – because he was a military man, and both my brothers did military service, and I didn’t – that I walk around New York
and I hear, “Hey, Captain, how are you?”.”

“I’m going to Stratford next year [2009] to play Claudius in “Hamlet”, knowing that I shall never be asked to give my Hamlet. I’ve done bits of it in recital, but I never played Hamlet, I never played Romeo, I never played Orlando, I never played Benedick. The sad thing is that when you’re really ready to play these roles – when you really know how to play them – nobody’s going to cast you.”

“I had a certain fear of exposing myself too much in my work for a long time. A lot of what performing to me had been was elaborate, and at times quite
clever, concealment. Someone once said of acting that it is “telling beautiful lies”, and well, it became just no longer satisfactory to work that way.”

“There’s always this sense in Los Angeles that if you’re doing theater, it’s because you can’t get film or even television work.”

“[on Whoopi Goldberg joining the cast of Star Trek] To begin with, I was a little intimidated by her. Miss Goldberg here joined our show. I think I’m right,
the same year that she won her Academy Award. And it was astonishing to me that an actress at the very peak of her career should, as I was told, ask, ask if
she could appear on a syndicated science-fiction television show. And so I hadn’t met any Academy Award winners before that, so I was a little intimidated. I
loved doing those scenes with Whoopi. I wish she had appeared more often. (May 2008)”

“[on being awarded Knight Bachelor in 2010] This is an honour that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped
fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun.”

“I had originally not wanted to see [Galaxy Quest (1999)] because I heard it was making fun of Star Trek, and then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said, “You
must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theatre.” And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder
or longer in the cinema than I did, but the idea that the ship was saved and all of our heroes in that movie were saved simply by the fact that there were
fans who did understand the scientific principles on which the ship worked was absolutely wonderful. And it was both funny and also touching in that it paid
tribute to the dedication of these fans.”


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