From "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Devil's Due (#4.13)"
Lt. Commander Data
Since I have no emotional awareness to create a performance, I am attempting to use performance to create emotional awareness. I believe if I can learn to duplicate the fear of Ebenezer Scrooge, I will be one step closer to truly understanding humanity.
[Picard is called to the bridge, which he acknowledges
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Data - the moment that you decided to stop imitating other actors and create your own interpretation, you were already one step closer to understanding humanity.