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7 Fascinating Star Trek Quotes From Spock You Should Remember Forever

February 27, 2015 2:09 PM

Leonard Nimoy, famously known as the incomparably logical Spock from the Star Trek television show and movies, passed away this morning at his home in Los Angeles the age of 83. The cause of death, confirmed by his wife Susan Bay Nimoy, was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an ailment he announced publicly last year.

Nimoy is forever embedded into our culture thanks to his character Spock, who made the Vulcan salute and phrase “Live long and prosper” popular among both Star Trek fans and layman alike. The role also earned Nimoy three Emmy Awards nominations.

Of course, there was more to Nimoy than just the ears. He was a director (which included two Star Trek Films, The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home) and talented photographer, with his work being both published and featured in museums like the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Nimoy was also the voice of the documentary series In Search of… and made the greatest cameo on arguably the greatest television show of all time, The Simpsons.

Still, we will remember Nimoy for his role as Spock, one he played for decades, most recently in the two Star Trek reboots by J.J. Abrams. Here are seven Star Trek quotes from Spock that you need to remember and will find, well, fascinating.


(AP Photo/Paramount Television ,File)

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”


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“Change is the essential process of all existence.”


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“Without followers, evil cannot spread.”


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“It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.”


(AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.”


(AP Photo/Jerry Mosey)

“In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.”


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“You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true.”

Nimoy’s final tweet before his death, posted on February 23nd, is well worth remembering as well.

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