„They said I was this William Shatner character, and I figured I had to be it, pompous, takes himself seriously, hardheaded. So I played it. But I didn’t see it. That character doesn’t seem like me to me. I know the real William Shatner.“

"The Many Iterations of William Shatner" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05Shatner-t.html?_r=0 Pat Jordan, Sept. 3, New York Times, 2010

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„You know who I am?! I'm William Tiberius Shatner!“

—  William Shatner Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director 1931

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006).

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„I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.“

—  Mary Tyler Moore American actress, television producer 1936 - 2017

As quoted in TV Guide (1970) http://books.google.com/books?id=ZokxAQAAIAAJ&q=%22I'm+not+an+actress+who+can+create+a+character.+I+play+me.%22&dq=%22I'm+not+an+actress+who+can+create+a+character.+I+play+me.%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vu6CUaY_1LTgA_DtgaAJ&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBA, also in Celebrity Register (1986) edited by Cleveland Amory and Earl Blackwell, p. 353

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„I've been working with Bill Shatner yea these 40-plus years. He never seems to get it right. I gave him, "It's Takei, as in way." I even said, "as in gay"… I told him, "It's Takei, rhymes with toupee."“

—  George Takei American actor and author 1937

I thought that would do it.
Quoted in Doug Elfman, "Takei celebrates legacy of diversity," http://www.lvrj.com/news/26861469.html Las Vegas Review-Journal (2008-08-12)
Describing how he advised William Shatner, who reportedly could never pronounce his name correctly, how to say it aloud.

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„I will be honest with you, it troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues, that they are satisfied with a 128 characters.“

—  Rex Tillerson 69th United States Secretary of State 1952

Commenting about Twitter in 2018.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/07/rex-tillerson-says-he-pushed-back-on-illegal-trump-demands.html

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„Lord Palmerston: Then you did not vote for me, friend Rowcliffe; you preferred voting for a Tory.
William Rowcliffe: I did not vote for you, my Lord, for if I had, I should have voted for a Tory.“

—  Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865

During the general election of July 1865 where the Chartist Rowcliffe voted for a Conservative and another Liberal in order to oust Palmerston from the two-member constituency; quoted in F. J. Snell, Palmerston's Borough (Tiverton, 1894), pp. 107-112.

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„I'm not a Starfleet commander, or T. J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-170… [some audience members say "1"], or own a phaser. I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock [picture of Dr. Benjamin Spock is shown on screen behind him]. And no, I've never had green alien sex, but I'm sure it'd be quite an evening. [Pomp and Circumstance begins playing. ] I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt's, not Romulan Ale! And when someone says to me 'live long and prosper', I seriously mean it when I say, 'get a life'. My doctor's name is not McCoy, it's Ginsberg [nude picture of Dr. Ginsberg shown on screen]. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like Every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And I believe in Priceline. com, where you never have to pay full price for airline tickets, hotels, and car rentals! I've appeared on stage at Stratford, at Carnegie Hall, Albert Hall, and the Monkland Theatre in NDG. And, yes, I've gone where no man has gone before, but… I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!“

—  William Shatner Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director 1931

From a Just for Laughs appearance in a parody of the popular Molson "I Am Canadian" commercials (21 July 2007) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1648058156561008324&q=i+am+canadian.

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„I let characters and symbols emerge from me, as if I were dreaming.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994

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Contexto: I let characters and symbols emerge from me, as if I were dreaming. I always use what remains of my dreams of the night before. Dreams are reality at its most profound, and what you invent is truth because invention, by its nature, can’t be a lie. Writers who try to prove something are unattractive to me, because there is nothing to prove and everything to imagine. So I let words and images emerge from within. If you do that, you might prove something in the process.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“