International Talk Like William Shatner Day
(AKA Talk. Like. William. Shatner. Day.)
This year, ITLWS Day falls on Thursday, March 22. Thanks to Maurice LaMarche, voice actor extraordinaire, it’s official. Check out Maurice’s video below for a crash course in talking like Shat. There is a rule to this day, however. If March 22 falls on a weekend day, the holiday is automatically bumped to the following Monday for more social interaction.
Aside from that, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Shatner. The world-wide-interweb is alight with glowing reviews for your recent endeavor, “Shatner’s World”, and you are, very apparently, alive and kicking.
Here are some fun Shatner quotes and lines for you to spend the day practicing on friends, family, and strangers alike.
- “I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don’t live on Starship NCC-1701, or own a phaser. And I don’t know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock. And no, I’ve never had green alien sex, though I’m sure it would be quite an evening. I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt’s, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me ‘Live long and prosper’, I seriously mean it when I say, ‘Get a life’. My doctor’s name is not McCoy, it’s Ginsberg. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I’ve gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!” IMDB Shatner Quotes
- “I’m not going to have a tombstone. I’m going to be tossed in the air. Ashes, tossed like a salad.” IMDB Shatner Quotes
- “Captain Kirk never burped out his lines, nor did he simply SPEAK! as IF! Every! Other! SYLlable! WAS! of DIRE! ImPORTance!” Think Exist Quotes
- “We were basically one and the same, although Jim was just about perfect, and, of course, I am perfect.” Think Exist Quotes
- “If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.” Brainy Quotes
- “There are certain things men must do to remain men.” 10 Ten Kirk Quotes
- “Let’s roll, Junior!” IMDB TJ Hooker Quote
- “I have an erection. That’s a good sign. I’m ready to go to trial. Lock and load.” IMDB Boston Legal Quotes
- “I don’t know whether you know this but not many men take the time, every day, to have a cigar, glass of scotch, to talk to their best friend. That’s not something most men have.” IMDB Boston Legal Quotes
- “The only thing to be scared of son is tomorrow. I don’t live for tomorrow. Never saw the fun in it.” IMDB Boston Legal Quotes
- “It was a horrible flight! There was a man on the wing of the plane!” 3rd Rock From The Sun, Big Giant Head Quote
- “The yelling will cease or the killing will commence!” 3rd Rock From The Sun, Big Giant Head Quote