"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."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Patrick Stewart on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Patrick Stewart on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Patrick Stewart on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Patrick Stewart on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Patrick Stewart on Epicurus
"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."
"Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain's ready room died it was always a sad moment."
"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."
"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 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."