Gene Roddenberry Quotes
The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.
Shown at the end of an episode of Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.
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. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.
Interview on September 20, 1988
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.
In Star Trek first pilot
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.
Normal TV limits what you can do. With science fiction, you can exercise your imagination more. I fell in love with it.