24 Inspirational Patrick Stewart Quotes on Life

Date of Birth: July 13, 1940, Mirfield, UK

Short Biography

Sir Patrick Hewes Stewart was born on July 13, 1940 in Yorkshire, England. When he was only 12 years old, he took part in the teams of local theater groups. He entered the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in 1957. After taking part in many prominent theater staff, he went to Los Angeles to appear in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. The series continued until 1994. Stewart has also appeared in the Star Trek movies after the series.

The actor, who also appeared in the Wolverine and X-Men movies, was recognized by the new generation in this way. He married 3 times and has been married to artist Sunny Ozell since 2013.

Patrick Stewart Quotes

"I’d been given a voice that I didn’t know was available to me, and it was to speak seriously and with a proper level of involvement on issues of inequality and unfairness." /Patrick Stewart
"Well, I was born in 1940. My father was serving in the army, but when the war was over we went away for a day to the seaside. My father popped into a store, and when he came out, he told me to close my eyes. He put something in my hand that felt so weird, I snatched my hand away. I looked down, and on the sidewalk was this yellowy-pinky furry-looking fruit. It was a peach! It was the most exotic taste I’d ever experienced." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"Is it enough, [Waiting for Godot] asks, to have written King Lear and Hamlet, Twelfth Night and the sonnets? The answer is unequivocally clear: how you live is as important as what you do. That’s how it has seemed to me all my life." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"Being cast as Jean-Luc Picard was the most significant thing that ever happened to me because there wasn’t an area of my life that it didn’t touch, mostly for the better." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"No, I don’t miss playing him. I loved that character. I admired him—that was one of the nice things about being him." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"I think it was when I began to find out that this actor that I had admired from afar for so long had so many things in common with me—background, interests, passion about Shakespeare, passion about being on stage in front of live audiences." /Patrick Stewart
"The thing about Star Trek is that you're never dead, really. There's always a way of bringing somebody back to life. It would be fun. But I think we've all hung up our space suits for the last time." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"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." /Patrick Stewart
"I think that for the moment, at least, we are as good as it gets. And the good, the potential good in us is still to be explored...so that we can become better human beings to ourselves as well as to others. And I sometimes feel we’re only at the threshold of those discoveries." /Patrick Stewart