rene auberjonois

"Odo’s line, ‘I don’t do faces very well,’ triggers the eternal query, ‘Why not?’ Since the writers hadn’t pinned down a definitive answer, Rene Auberjonois devised one of his own. ‘If there’s something for Odo to replicate that has a prototype, like a rat or a knapsack or a chair, he can replicate it exactly,’ says the actor. ‘But because he is searching for his identity, even beyond the fact that by third season he knows where he comes from, he cannot create a face for himself. It’s an identity problem for Odo, because he is a character who believes, in the strictest sense of the word, in telling the truth. And I believe he could make a face like Paul Newman or Quark, but he can’t create something that he doesn’t understand, and he doesn’t understand himself yet.’"

    — The Deep Space Nine Companion


Star Trek:DS9 - Far Beyond the Stars - a great Star Trek statement against  racism

Call anybody you want, they can’t do anything to me, not any more, and nor can any of you. I am a human being, dammit! You can deny me all you want but you can’t deny Ben Sisko – He exists! That future, that space station, all those people – they exist in here! (pointing to his head) In my mind. I created it. And everyone of you knew it, you read it. It’s here. (pointing to his head again) Do you hear what I’m telling you? You can pulp a story but you cannot destroy an idea, don’t you understand, that’s ancient knowledge, you cannot destroy an idea. (becoming hysterical) That future – I created it, and it’s real! Don’t you understand? It is real. I created it. And it’s real! It’s REAL! Oh God!"  - Benny Russell (Benjamin Sisko)