Gene Roddenberry Quotes (15 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. ()
“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.”
The Cage (Star Trek first pilot), spoken by John Hoyt as Dr. Philip Boyce (0:06:18)
“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.”
As quoted in Can A Smart Person Believe in God? (2004) by Michael Guillen, Ch. 7 : Hope Springs Eternal, p. 90
As quoted in Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World (1992) by Edythe Draper
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGene Roddenberry
Born: August 19, 1921
Died: October 24, 1991 (aged 70)
Bio: Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer.
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