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  • 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.

    "IGN Interview: George Takei". Interview with Travis Fickett, May 1, 2007.
  • 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.

    "CJAD" with Peter Anthony Holder, November 21, 1994.
  • The theatre for me is much more satisfying as an actor because you are working in front of a living, breathing, throbbing, gasping, laughing and hopefully applauding audience. And the immediate connection you get with that audience is very satisfying.

  • I was involved in the civil rights movement way back in the late '50s and through the '60s and '70s. I was doing a civil rights musical here in Los Angeles and we sang at one of the rallies where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke, and I remember the thrill I felt when we were introduced to him. To have him shake your hand was an absolutely unforgettable experience. Even before I could vote, I was involved in the political arena.

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

  • We have to be vigilant about how the Trump administration may try to divide us from each other.

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

  • 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.

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

    "The East West Enterprise". Interview with Kristin Friedrich, October 24, 2005.
  • Should any terrorist strike or act of war occur in which American lives are lost, we must be on guard for any attempt by the government to turn that tragedy into justification for sweeping action.

  • We must remind ourselves that an assault on any one of our liberties and freedoms is an assault on all.

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

    FaceBook post by George Takei from May 26, 2013
  • As an Asian American, I'm aware of how stereotypes can be very destructive. We've been defined by the drag queens. And yes, they exist. But we've been defined as irresponsible, flamboyant, loud, and garish. I think what we need to do - and what we haven't done as aggressively as we should have - is to depict the vast diversity of the GLBT community.

  • We have the history of slavery or inequality to women, and now the civil rights movement of the 21st century is the struggle for equality for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. And I think it's important for Americans to know about the times that we failed.

  • I had a really unusual, remarkably unusual father because he, in our family, was the one that suffered the most. He was the one that explained American democracy to me. He said, ‘Our democracy is a people’s democracy and it can be as great as people can be, and it can be great… but we are also fallible human beings.’

    Interview with Tina Firesheets, March 18, 2016.
  • Pioneering is never done in front of cheerleaders urging on a roaring grandstand of popular approval.

    George Takei (2015). “To The Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei”, p.238, Simon and Schuster
  • My memories of camp - I was four years old to eight years old - they're fond memories.

    "Biography / Personal Quotes".
  • Confidence in the human capacity for problem solving, for invention, for innovation.

  • Unfriending me when I didn’t even know we were friends? It’s like breaking wind when you’re home alone. If I can’t smell you, knock yourself out.

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

    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • I am emboldened, not cowed, by the words and actions of Trump and his circle. I believe many others are as well. Together we will stand in opposition. I'm not going anywhere, and I won't be silenced.

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

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • If leadership requires a fired-up sense of purpose and imagination, it also demands a profound connection to the society to be led.

  • 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.

  • The large majority of faith-based people are decent, fair-minded people. We should not characterize people of faith as the adversaries of GLBT equality.

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

  • 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 Brokers Star Peace And Calls On Star Trek And Star Wars Fans To Unite Against Twilight" by Kenji Lloyd, December 13, 2011.
  • The starship Enterprise was a metaphor starship Earth, and the vision was that the strength of this starship lay in its diversity.

  • 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.

    Star Trek's 'Sulu' Comes Out of Closet, October 28, 2005.
  • You know, I grew up in two American internment camps, and at that time I was very young.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
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