The assorted quotes that follow are
from both Mr. Nimoy and his Vulcan alter ego, and represent everything he stood
for: a profound passion for exploration and knowledge, a true desire to help
others, and an individual who strove to live the best life possible.
"Logic is the beginning of
wisdom, not the end."
"I am not Spock. But given the
choice, if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock. If someone said, 'You
can have the choice of being any other TV character ever played,' I would
choose Spock. I like him. I admire him. I respect him."
"The miracle is this: the more
we share, the more we have."
"Once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
"I have been, and always shall
be, your friend."
"Spock is definitely one of my
best friends. When I put on those ears, it's not like just another day. When I
become Spock, that day becomes something special."
"Art, if it is successful,
needs no explanation. Star Trek and Spock, if they are works of art, can be
discussed. But finally the response comes in individual terms. Each viewer sees
what is there for him, depending on his frame of reference."
"When you let me take, I'm
grateful. When you let me give, I'm blessed."
"The needs of the many outweigh
the needs of the few, or the one."
"I had an embarrassing
experience once, many years ago. I was invited to go to Caltech and was
introduced to a number of very brilliant young people who were working on
interesting projects. . . . And they'd say to me, 'What do you think?'
(expecting me to have some very sound advice). And I would nod very quietly and
very sagely I would say, 'You're on the right track.'"
A life is like a garden. Perfect
moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
I can't speak for Direcorbie, Ed V,
and Jefferson Survives, but I would gladly give back the 5 points earned by his
passing. Yet, from what I've read about the man, he'd probably give us a
sly smile and a wink, along with a Vulcan salute, and be happy to know he
assisted us in our somewhat morbid pursuit. LLAP.