The Most Memorable Star Trek Quotes from Spock

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Spock is a character in the Star Trek series, played by late actor Leonard Nimoy. He first appeared in the Star Trek Series originally serving as the first officer of the starship USS Enterprise and science officer and later as the commanding officer of two iterations of this vessel.

Mr. Spock’s mixed human-Vulcan heritages act as a crucial plot element in numerous character’s appearances. He together with Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy and Captain James T. Kirk, is one of the three main characters in the Star Trek Series original and its films.

The 79 aired episodes of this series presented a positive view of life in the future since it traced the crew’s vision to explore and comprehend the strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations and new life where man had not gone before.

The original Star Trek series enjoyed incredible success and eventually launched an animation series between 1973-1975 and many spin-off television series. Mr. Spock is perfect for the character of half-human, half-alien, and the commander of the spacecraft USS enterprise. Below are his often dead-pan quotes loved by Star Trek fans everywhere.

The Best Spock Quotes

“You’re the captain of this ship. You haven’t the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can’t afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith and you lose command.”– Spock

“You Earth people glorified organized violence for forty centuries. But you imprison those who employ it privately.”– Spock

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.”– Spock

“I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.”– Spock

“I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose.”– Spock

“I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done.”– Spock

“Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen.”– Spock

“Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose and excluding that which is painful.”– Spock

“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”– Spock

“May I point out that I have gotten a chance to examine your counterparts closely. They are brutal, savage, uncivilized and illogical. They are in every way examples of Homo sapiens, the very flower of humanity.”– Spock

“I’m frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life.”– Spock

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

“I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.”– Spock

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

“You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.”– Spock

“Has it occurred to you that there is a certain…inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you’ve already made up your mind about?”– Spock

“You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million.”– Spock

If we start buzzing about down there, we’re liable to find their mental power is so great they could reach out and swat this ship as though it were a fly

“I have a responsibility to this ship, to that man on the bridge. I am what I am, Leila. If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else’s.”– Spock

“I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.”– Spock

“I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.”– Spock

“I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.”– Spock

“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”– Spock

“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.”– Spock

“You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million.”– Spock

“I’m frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life.”– Spock

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

“I’m only human, and I have no doubt Spock will outlive me by many years. I can only hope that, once in a while, when people look at Spock’s visage, they might sometimes think of me.”– Spock

“I am intrigued with scriptural mythology that tells us that God created a divine feminine presence to dwell amongst humanity. This concept has had a constant influence on the work. I have imagined her as ubiquitous, watchful, and often in motion. This work is, in effect, the photographic image of the invisible.”– Spock

“Worry is a human emotion, Captain. I accept what has happened.”– Spock

“We disposed of emotion, Doctor. Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence.”– Spock

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”– Spock

“I have found my way, step by step, proceeding from touch points that have emerged, some through conscious choice and some through dream state discovery.”– Spock

“If I meet God, I hope she’s female. I’m touched by the power of women. I’m married to a feminist. And I’m troubled by the fact that women in our culture are congratulated most for losing weight.”– Spock

“One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower, Captain.”– Spock

“Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal.”– Spock

“Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.”– Spock

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“Logic is the beginning of wisdom… not the end.”– Spock

“If I were human I believe my response would be ‘go to hell’. If I were human.”– Spock

“I’m frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life.”– Spock

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

“Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth.”– Spock

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Video: Some of Spock’s Best Moments

Ah, most of the best lines ar win this clip. If you have read this far and love Star Trek, check it out!

Logical and rational with a sensitive side and an unpronounceable first name. A defender of life who accepted great responsibilities with the will to make hard decisions.

This clip has some of Spock’s best moments from many different episodes.

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Summary

Mr. Spock is an amazing fictional character in the original Star Trek series. Although he is half-human half-alien, his character is very human-friendly and helps in the exploration of new civilization as well as new life. The series was very successful to the point of releasing an animated series between 1973-1975.

The above spokes quotes show us that there is much to learn from his character and science. The series had a very progressive message to the counter-culture that was developing during that time the series was released. The series has hidden tales and lessons that you will enjoy while watching the show about exploring the universe.

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