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49 Inspirational Gene Roddenberry Quotes (HUMANITY)

Top 10 Most Famous Gene Roddenberry Quotes (BEST)

“Star Trek was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms… If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”

Gene Roddenberry
The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.
The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.
It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are.
It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are.
It does not matter that we will not reach our ultimate goal. The effort itself yields its own reward.
It does not matter that we will not reach our ultimate goal. The effort itself yields its own reward.
In the 24th century there will be no hunger, there will be no greed, and all the children will know how to read.
In the 24th century there will be no hunger, there will be no greed, and all the children will know how to read.

“I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We’re growing up, we’re moving into adolescence now. When we grow up – man, we’re going to be something!”

Gene Roddenberry
It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.
It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Diversity contains as many treasures as those waiting for us on other worlds. We will find it impossible to fear diversity and to enter the future at the same time.
Diversity contains as many treasures as those waiting for us on other worlds. We will find it impossible to fear diversity and to enter the future at the same time.
For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects.
For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects.

5 Gene Roddenberry Quotes on Embracing Diversity and Accepting Different Cultures

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.”

Gene Roddenberry
We must learn not just to accept differences between ourselves and our ideas, but to enthusiastically welcome and enjoy them.
We must learn not just to accept differences between ourselves and our ideas, but to enthusiastically welcome and enjoy them.

“To be different is not necessarily to be ugly; to have a different idea is not necessarily to be wrong. The worst possible thing is for all of us to begin to look and talk and act and think alike.”

Gene Roddenberry
The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.
The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.
Because something or someone looks or acts differently from us does not necessarily mean that it is ugly or bad.
Because something or someone looks or acts differently from us does not necessarily mean that it is ugly or bad.

2 Gene Roddenberry Quotes on Reading

“Reality is incredibly larger, infinitely more exciting, than the flesh and blood vehicle we travel in here. If you read science fiction, the more you read it the more you realize that you and the universe are part of the same thing..

Gene Roddenberry
I became a reader - thank God I became a reader. I lived in a dream world because it was a hell of a lot better world.
I became a reader – thank God I became a reader. I lived in a dream world because it was a hell of a lot better world.

11 Inspirational Gene Roddenberry Quotes About Life

“Since you are part of the all that is, part of its purpose, there is more to you than just this brief speck of existence. You are just a visitor here in this time and this place, a traveler through it.”

Gene Roddenberry
Time is the fire in which we burn.
Time is the fire in which we burn.

“In a very real sense, we are all aliens on a strange planet. We spend most of our lives trying to reach out and communicate. If during our lifetime we could reach out and really communicate with just two people, we are indeed very fortunate.”

Gene Roddenberry
Ancient astronauts didn't build the pyramids. Human beings built the pyramids, because they're clever and they work hard.
Ancient astronauts didn’t build the pyramids. Human beings built the pyramids, because they’re clever and they work hard.

“When dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating; you even forget how to repair the machines left behind by your ancestors. You just sit living and reliving other lives left behind in the thought records.

Gene Roddenberry
Our prime obligation to ourselves is to make the unknown known. We are on a journey to keep an appointment with whatever we are.
Our prime obligation to ourselves is to make the unknown known. We are on a journey to keep an appointment with whatever we are.

“When you get into an airplane by yourself and take off, you find yourself in this lovely, three-dimensional world where you can go in any direction. There is no feeling any more exciting than that.”

Gene Roddenberry
You can't study evolution, particularly the evolution of humanity, that you don't see that it's getting better and better.
You can’t study evolution, particularly the evolution of humanity, that you don’t see that it’s getting better and better.

“The network told me to get rid of Number One, the woman first lieutenant, and also get rid of ‘that Martian fellow’… meaning, of course, Spock. I knew I couldn’t keep both, so I gave the stoicism of the female officer to Spock, and married the actress who played Number One. Thank God it wasn’t the other way around. I mean Leonard’s cute, but…”

Gene Roddenberry
Earth is the nest, the cradle, and we'll move out of it.
Earth is the nest, the cradle, and we’ll move out of it.
In a better world, I can do anything. I'll be there in a better world. In a better world, they will not laugh at me or look down their nose at me.
In a better world, I can do anything. I’ll be there in a better world. In a better world, they will not laugh at me or look down their nose at me.

9 Gene Roddenberry Quotes on Star Trek

“The human race is a remarkable creature, one with great potential, and I hope that Star Trek has helped to show us what we can be if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.”

Gene Roddenberry
Star Trek says that it has not all happened, it has not all been discovered, that tomorrow can be as challenging and adventurous as any time man has ever lived.
Star Trek says that it has not all happened, it has not all been discovered, that tomorrow can be as challenging and adventurous as any time man has ever lived.

“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow – it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”

Gene Roddenberry
I have felt many times trapped by 'Star Trek.' It cost me dearly. It won't anymore, because I've come to grips with what it is and where it fits in my life.
I have felt many times trapped by ‘Star Trek.’ It cost me dearly. It won’t anymore, because I’ve come to grips with what it is and where it fits in my life.

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Gene Roddenberry
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before.

“We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.'”

Gene Roddenberry
I was tired of writing for shows where there was always a shoot-out in the last act and somebody was killed. 'Star Trek' was formulated to change that.
I was tired of writing for shows where there was always a shoot-out in the last act and somebody was killed. ‘Star Trek’ was formulated to change that.

“Technology would have long ago made privacy impossible, except that this had only made it more precious and desirable–and in the close confines of starship life, respect for another’s privacy had become a powerful tradition.”

Gene Roddenberry

3 Gene Roddenberry Quotes on Television and Imagination

Normal television limits what you can do. With science fiction, you can exercise your imagination more. I fell in love with it.
Normal television limits what you can do. With science fiction, you can exercise your imagination more. I fell in love with it.
I wanted to send a message to the television industry that excitement is not made of car chases.
I wanted to send a message to the television industry that excitement is not made of car chases.
It has become a crusade of mine to demonstrate that TV need not be violent to be exciting.
It has become a crusade of mine to demonstrate that TV need not be violent to be exciting.

5 Gene Roddenberry Quotes on Religions

“For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. If people need religion, ignore them and maybe they will ignore you, and you can go on with your life. It wasn’t until I was beginning to do Star Trek that the subject of religion arose. What brought it up was that people were saying that I would have a chaplain on board the Enterprise. I replied, ‘No, we don’t.'”

Gene Roddenberry
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

“I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will – and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.”

Gene Roddenberry
I think God is as much a basic ingredient in the universe as neutrons and positrons. This is the prime force, when we look around the universe.
I think God is as much a basic ingredient in the universe as neutrons and positrons. This is the prime force, when we look around the universe.

“They said God was on high and he controlled the world and therefore we must pray against Satan. Well, if God controls the world, he controls Satan. For me, religion was full of misstatements and reaches of logic that I just couldn’t agree with.”

Gene Roddenberry

4 Gene Roddenberry Quotes About Life that will Make You Think

“For Star Trek proves, as faulty as individual episodes could be, is that the much-maligned common man and common woman has an enormous hunger for brotherhood. They are ready for the twenty-third century now, and they are light-years ahead of their petty governments and their visionless leaders.”

Gene Roddenberry
Can all this just be an accident Or could there be some alien intelligence behind it
Can all this just be an accident? Or could there be some alien intelligence behind it?
Art is really people asking the eternal question, 'What is it all about'
Art is really people asking the eternal question, ‘What is it all about?’
What I will take credit for is, I surrounded myself by very bright people who came up with all those wonderful things. And then you can appear very smart.
What I will take credit for is, I surrounded myself by very bright people who came up with all those wonderful things. And then you can appear very smart.

(MUST READ) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Star Trek: The Original Series Book 1)

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