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10 of the greatest Spock quotes

In 2015 we lost Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock from Star Trek. Although we don’t have many Star Trek games on OngoingWorlds (the ones we have are here), there are many fans among us, and the Star Trek universe still thrives in so many online roleplaying games. Below are some of the best quotes by Spock, which really make you think.

loss of life is to be mourned, but only if life is wasted

Change is the essential process of all existence

Here’s a great one for us writers. I believe this one sincerely…

creativity is necessary for the health of the body

Remember this one next time you feel insulted…

Insults are effectively only where emotions are present

it has always been easier to destroy than to create

what was I meant to be?

without followers, evil cannot spread

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end

It's the lot of man to strive nomatter how content he is

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one

And of course, Spock’s old favourite…

Live long and prosper

Nimoy was also known for playing a major character in Fringe (which would make a brilliant roleplay, why hasn’t someone created one? Someone do it, do it now!).

  • Jaxx

    Its a sad loss for the Sci-Fi lovers. He will be missed and I am curious how this will be mentioned in the next Star Trek Movie.

    • Honestly I don’t think they even need to mention this, we could just assume he’s alive and we’ll, helping the remaining Vulcans

      • Jaxx

        True but you never know if they use some old footage or some CG to add him in to pay tribute.

        • I’m sure there will be a dedication at the end. Also the ST: MMO is putting a permanent tribute on Vulcan to Leonard.

    • Leonard Nimoy died,not Spock. As sad the event is, the death of an actor is not the sane as the death of a character.Of course no matter who plays Spock …No one can replace Leonard.

      • Jaxx

        Either I am confused by your comment or you have not seen the last 2 Star Trek movies where they have 2 Spocks. The young one played by Zach Quinto and the old one from the alternate future played by Nimoy.

        • I have seen both ( Nimoy is not i the second) The Prime Spock in the first (from a different universe) was a guest appearance . If there will be another ST movie there is no real reason to mention or include “Prime Spock”. So the franchise won’t be affected by Nimoy’s passing , that is what I tried to express

          • Nimoy was in the 2nd film very briefly, for some exposition about Khan. He must be a sort of mentor for young Spock, which means we won’t be able to get his input ever again. Which is a shame, but I’d actually prefer if young Spock had to figure these things out for himself!

          • Shows how much attention I paid to the second new ST. I just can’t get warmed to it. to me DS9 was the “last” ST incarnation. And TOS was and will be the real deal for me. Perhaps cheesy sets ,but the chemistry between the principals of that show was making it real.(for me)
            Remember the STNG episode “Relics”with Scotty?
            When he recreated the bridge on the Holodeck. and toasted to old ghosts? That’s how I feel about the new ST.
            I am a woman but I usually don’t cry watching movies. I did cry three times : When Kirk blew up the original Enterprise, when the 1701 A appeared behind the excelsior at the end of ST IV and when Scotty toasted his gone friends in Relics.
            Yep I am weird, I know

  • nubwaxer

    why are there so many short wise sayings that when considered critically mean anything you want them to mean? they are therefor quite useless for application to any present situation as they all come from different circumstances in the past.
    remember, you can’t trade shoes with a barefoot monkey.

  • Roscoe Deadbeat

    these were all read from scripts by the wonderful actor Mr. Nimoy, but he did not write them.

    • Yeah these are all from Spock, not Leonard Nimoy

      • Silent Hunter

        His portrayal made the character as much as the writing.

      • jimmime

        Without the actor, there would have been no Spock. There could have been something different, Leonard Nimoy was the best at that job.

  • hmm…interesting

  • Condor30303

    Snort, the needs of many outweigh the needs of the few…., what a load, Spock was a fictional character not a spiritual leader. I choose my needs and am not bound by any obligation I don’t voluntarily enter into. On the other hand, Nimoy was a fine actor, and by all accounts an intriguing man.

    • jimmime

      the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.