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    That is a quote from the Captain Kirk character in the Star Trek episode Shore Leave - Memory Alpha.

    The quote intrigues me. What does it mean?

    I enjoy watching Star Trek, but I don't seem to know as much about it as other people do.

    Can someone enlighten me?

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    My best guess is that the more complex the mind, the more thoughts you have, the more you're thinking, the harder your brain's working, and all work and no play is bad for you.

    Like that song by The Eagles:

    Take it easy
    Take it easy
    Don't let the sound of your own wheels
    Drive you crazy
    Lighten up while you still can
    Don't even try to understand


    "Take It Easy"

    I don't know much about Star Trek either, but I don't think you have to to understand that quote.

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    When Shatner delivers lines like that, it's hard to take him seriously.

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    I would agree with Mempy.

    On a side note, a Finnegan-type character aboard the Enterprise would've sparked things up. Speaking of which. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    That is a quote from the Captain Kirk character in the Star Trek episode Shore Leave - Memory Alpha.

    The quote intrigues me. What does it mean?

    I enjoy watching Star Trek, but I don't seem to know as much about it as other people do.

    Can someone enlighten me?
    If you don't know what a saying means, just use it as often as you can in normal conversation until someone corrects you with, "er...what? I thought that meant x..."
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    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    My best guess is that the more complex the mind, the more thoughts you have, the more you're thinking, the harder your brain's working, and all work and no play is bad for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
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    Is your real name Jack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Is your real name Jack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    No.
    Mine neither.

    But I am rather dull today. I just relized you were making a reference to "The Shining".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    My best guess is that the more complex the mind, the more thoughts you have, the more you're thinking, the harder your brain's working, and all work and no play is bad for you.

    Like that song by The Eagles:

    Take it easy
    Take it easy
    Don't let the sound of your own wheels
    Drive you crazy
    Lighten up while you still can
    Don't even try to understand


    "Take It Easy"

    I don't know much about Star Trek either, but I don't think you have to to understand that quote.
    I always thought it meant that the more complex minds try to find order... complex minds like simple rulesets to play with (ie: Go, Chess). Now I can't remember the context... so that might not be it at all!

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