37 LeVar Burton Quotes from the Iconic American Actor

LeVar Burton is an actor, television personality, filmmaker and author from the United States.

He is best known for his roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Roots.”

His breakthrough role was Kunta Kinte in “Roots” leading to fame and an Emmy nomination.

He also hosted PBS’s “Reading Rainbow” for 23 seasons winning numerous Emmys. Burton’s role in “Star Trek” as Geordi La Forge further cemented his status.

A talented director he has directed many Star Trek episodes and other projects.

LeVar Burton Quotes

He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in “Ali” and appeared in various shows.

Burton’s accolades include a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and a Grammy Award.

Here are some of the best quotes by LeVar Burton.

Best LeVar Burton Quotes

LeVar Burton Quotes

This wired generation is kind of cool. ~ LeVar Burton.


For me, a good children’s book is a good children’s book is a good children’s book. ~ LeVar Burton.


It’s not about division. It’s not about politics. My concern is how do we come together? ~ LeVar Burton.


Libraries do one thing that no other institution does and that’s provide access to all. ~ LeVar Burton.


I think reading is part of the birthright of the human being. ~ LeVar Burton.


All literature is political. ~ LeVar Burton.


For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society. ~ LeVar Burton.

We have an amazing advantage right now in that we have developed technology that is so sexy, so engaging for kids. ~ LeVar Burton.


The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed. ~ LeVar Burton.

I feel like I have been able to notice throughout the incremental march of history during the course of my own lifetime patterns emerging, and there’s a sort of a rubber band effect that happens where social growth and change is concerned. ~ LeVar Burton.

Famous LeVar Burton Quotes

After many years of training myself, strong emotions are now a trigger for me to look at something. I think that all emotions are triggers for us to grow in our level of consciousness. ~ LeVar Burton.

Jim Carrey can do anything he wants, right? There are guys like that. I’m not one of those guys, so my career has been cobbled together with what the universe has put in front of me. ~ LeVar Burton.

We can’t afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We’ve got to get it done. The future, the health, the life – our nation depends on it and it’s just foolish to think or act otherwise. ~ LeVar Burton.

I’m excited to see how current and future technologies revolutionize the way we learn. ~ LeVar Burton.

There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions. ~ LeVar Burton.

In a society that functions optimally, those who can should naturally want to provide for those who can’t. That’s how it’s designed to work. I truly believe we’re here to take care of one another. ~ LeVar Burton.

Top LeVar Burton Quotes

It’s definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on ‘Star Trek,’ that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today. ~ LeVar Burton.

I genuinely believe we have an opportunity to revolutionize how we educate our children. ~ LeVar Burton.


I fly my geek flag proudly. Absolutely. ~ LeVar Burton.

We spend an inordinate amount of money of the federal budget on the machinery of war, and neglect our kids in the process, and it’s not OK. ~ LeVar Burton.

And it’s here and it’s ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal – to pound this message home. Now is the time. ~ LeVar Burton.

We had to figure out how to produce books in a cost-effective way. ~ LeVar Burton.

I’ve always been interested in gadgets and technology and I’ve always been a reader. ~ LeVar Burton.

Best LeVar Burton Quotes

Read the books they don’t want you to. That’s where the good stuff is. ~ LeVar Burton.

It is no longer appropriate for me as an American to sit by and expect my government to get it done. ~ LeVar Burton.

Popular LeVar Burton Quotes

If we marry educational technology with quality, enriching content, that’s a circle of win. ~ LeVar Burton.

I have always been a fan of ‘Star Trek.’ I love Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. ~ LeVar Burton.

I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged a few generations of people to go into the sciences. ~ LeVar Burton.

You can break down anything for a child, and you have to know what your child is ready for and what your child is not. ~ LeVar Burton.

Maturity is a series of shattered illusions. ~ LeVar Burton.

It’s sometimes really difficult to meet your heroes because you expect certain things of them. We sometimes expect for our heroes to not be human. We expect for them to be above the frailties of humanity and, of course, none of us are. ~ LeVar Burton.

Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process. ~ LeVar Burton.

Human beings are the laziest creatures in the history of creation. We would rather not do anything if we could avoid it. ~ LeVar Burton.

So these were the 37 top LeVar Burton quotes and sayings.

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