Favorite Quotes From Star Trek Part 1

These are some of my favorite quotes form Star Trek: The Original Series Seasons One and Two:

Dr. Boyce:

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 whither away.

Christopher Pike:

There’s a way out of any cage.

James T. Kirk:

Above all else a god needs compassion
You either believe in yourself or you don’t
You go slow. Be gentle.
There’s a million things in this universe that you can have and a million things you can’t have. It’s no fun facing that but that’s the way things are.
Hang on tight and survive–everybody does.
Like everything else, it takes practice.
There’s no such thing as the unknown, only temporarily hidden.
World’s may change, galaxies disintegrate but a woman always remains a woman.
Logic isn’t enough. I’ve got to feel my way.
The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.
Freedom is never a gift. It has to be earned.
Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life.
Death, destruction, disease, horror. That’s what war is all about…That’s what makes it a thing to be avoided.
We can admit that we’re killers but we’re not going to kill today. That’s all it takes.
Man stagnates if he has no ambition, no desire to be more than he is.
Maybe we weren’t meant for paradise.
Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.
We’re human beings, a savage species with millions of years of blood on our hands but we can stop it.
Sometimes…a feeling is all we humans have to go on.
Most mythology has its basis in fact.
All men are brothers.
There are certain things men must do to remain men.
It never makes any sense.


We’re in the hands of an adolescent.
I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists.
There are always alternatives.
I’m not interested in the opinion of the majority.
I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose.
Human beings have characteristics just as inanimate objects do.
Insufficient facts always invite danger.
Superior ability breeds superior ambition.
If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else’s.
Madness has no purpose or reason. But it may have a goal.
Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.
I have never understood the female capacity to never answer a direct question.

Leonard McCoy:

We all need our darker side. It’s half of who we are.
Life and death are seldom logical.
War is never imperative.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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