29 Total Quotes

George Takei Quotes

They didn't want 'those people' coming into Hancock Park, low-income people. The Hancock Park people clearly were making their opposition known to Henry Waxman.
George Takei
#Income

I didn't want to talk about being in an internment camp, ... They would ask me, where was I? I would say I was far away...But I never went into details.
George Takei
#Ask

We are going to make a stronger, better, truer democracy....We will boldly go where America has never gone before.
George Takei
#America

We are part of the fabric of America, from U.S. senators to your schoolteacher to your local banker.
George Takei
#America

And the 442nd (Regimental Combat) Team emerged from the European theater as the single most decorated outfit to return from Europe.
George Takei
#Theater

They are the real ones. We were the future fiction version and they're the ones that are making whatever we did credible. It's their heroism, their commitment, their discipline and their victory that's going to make the Starship Enterprise that much more credible.
George Takei
#Fiction

I've been enormously lucky [in my career] ... and certainly the capper on the string of luck was meeting Gene Roddenberry and to be cast in the role of Sulu, which was a breakthrough role for an Asian American actor....I think Sulu played a very important role in balancing the perception of Asians by the North American public.
George Takei
#Perception

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
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia, it was difficult for Asian Americans here.
George Takei
#American Actor

I marched back then - I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.
George Takei
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

I thought this convention phenomenon was very flattering, but that's about the extent of it.
George Takei
#American Actor

I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career.
George Takei
#American Actor

I'm also serving as a commissioner on the Japan-U.S. Commission, appointed by President Clinton, which will be taking me to Tokyo in June.
George Takei
#American Actor

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

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

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

Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season.
George Takei
#American Actor

So I've been a political activist all my life and I think in a large measure it's because of the internment that we experienced 50 years ago.
George Takei
#American Actor

So the history of Star Trek is one directed, guided and determined by the Star Trek fans, and here they are again, asserting themselves.
George Takei
#American Actor

STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.
George Takei
#American Actor

Then that did very well at the box office, so before you knew it, we were in a string of feature motion pictures. Then they announced that they were going to do some spinoffs of us.
George Takei
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time.
George Takei
#American Actor

Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
George Takei
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

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