25 Mar, 2016

The Quotable Mr. Spock!

Posted by Midtown Comics in .Blogs

Leonard Nimoy

Article by Gerry Gladston

Leonard Nimoy won accolades, awards, and three Emmy nominations for a finely tuned, nuanced portrayal of a conflicted man torn between his Vulcan heritage and his emotional human side.  We cheered the rare moments that Mr. Spock found happiness, and shed a tear when he found sadness.  Mr. Spock would never admit to having a lighter side, but his ribbing of Dr. McCoy, his sarcastic asides while raising an eyebrow (yes, one eyebrow), and his friendship with, and unyielding loyalty to Captain Kirk, were all part of the adventure.

A great observer of human nature–and the obvious–Mr. Spock was never shy about expressing himself verbally.  “Live long and prosper” is one of his most memorable maxims, but Mr. Spock offered many profound observations, and here are just a few of our favorite quotes.


5 Favorite Mr. Spock quotes from Star Trek the original series:

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

Errand of Mercy

  1. “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting.  It is not logical, but it is often true.”

Amok Time

  1. “It is not a lie to keep the truth to oneself.”

The Enterprise Incident.

  1. “Insufficient facts always invite danger.”

Space Seed

  1. “Violence in reality is quite different from theory.”

The Cloud Minders


Despite a canny freshman performance as Mr. Spock by actor Ethan Peck in the current season of Star Trek: Discovery, and Zachary Quinto’s portrayal in the recent Star Trek films, Leonard Nimor is, and always will be, Mr. Spock!

Bonus quotes:

  • “Change is the essential process of all existence.”

Let That be Your Last Battlefield

  • “Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence.”

Dagger of the Mind

What are some of your favorite Spock quotes? Share them with your fellow fans in the comments below!

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