Sunday, November 11, 2018

Live Long and...What I Learned Along the Way!

"Success always begins with showing up. ... Any success I have had began by showing up on time, being prepared, and doing the best possible job. ... A good work ethic is the foundation of success. ...Show up and do your job and good things are going to happen."



"We have to yearn for things, we have to pursue them, and if we are fortunate enough to obtain them we have to savor them--and then set off on the next pursuit. ... The pursuit and enjoyment of passion, however the hell you want to define it, is what life should be about. I have great news for you:  I can report to you from eighty-seven years old that no matter how passionate you are, you will never run out of it. There is no limited reservoir of passion."




"There are people who lead a cautious life, but to me, that's like going through life with the emergency brake on. ... Comfort and predictability have never been sufficient for me. ... My regrets are for those things I didn't do, rather than the risks I took."


William Shatner's self-deprecating wit and unpretentious honesty make this book a quick and easy read. It's not as funny or as full of humorous quips as I thought it would be, and it's not quite as good as the book he wrote about Leonard Nimoy, but it's still a book worth reading.

Happy Reading!


And if you're a fan of Mr. Spock, be sure to check out this amazing book:


It's awesome!


24 comments:

  1. The book about Nimoy has been on my to-read list since it came out, but I didn't know about Shatner's most recent memoir. Thank you!

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    1. His book about Leonard Nimoy is amazing! Read that one first. :)

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  2. I didn't know he'd written a book about Leonard Nimoy, or more than one volume of memoirs!

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    1. He's a busy guy. I think his motto is "never stop working."

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  3. Always had a soft spot for Shatner. He was so handsome in Star Trek!

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  4. Shatner's great, and I've been wondering about this book. Also, I didn't know he'd written a book about Leonard Nimoy. I'm adding these to my list!

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    1. They're both good reads, but my favorite is his book about Nimoy. :)

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  5. Yay, you read this one! I am a total Trekkie (except for the new show...I've not watched it yet) and was totally curious about this book. Sounds like a solid read.

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    1. It's very good. And it's Shatner. Who could want more? ;D

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  6. He is so much fun to see speak -- and read from the sounds of it!

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  7. This sounds like such a good read! He's a really interesting person and those quotes you posted are so great!

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    1. William Shatner is a very interesting person! :)

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  8. I'm not much of a Trekkie, but I'm sure these would be really fun reads for fans. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  9. I'm not a trekkie, but I love Shatner. I loved him in Boston Legal. I might have to give this book a try.

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    1. He talks about his experiences in Boston Legal in this book and how much fun he had playing the role of Denny Crane. :)

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  10. Hi Lark, Loved the original Star Trek and a fan of William Shatner too. He makes some very good points about how in life you can't be afraid. It's why he got so far in life and young people would learn from this book but I will check out his Leonard Nimoy book.

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    1. I think you'll really enjoy the book about Leonard Nimoy. It's a great read, especially if you're a Star Trek fan. :)

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  11. I confess I do not much care for Shatner, and so will likely not be reading this book. I know my uncle is a fan of his, however. Maybe this would make a good Christmas gift for him.

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  12. Ooh, these both look really good! Adding to my TBR!

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    1. :D Glad to be of help in that department. And thanks for commenting!

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