Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, director, author, song composer, famous for being the face of Star Trek franchisee portraying the iconic role of Spock. Nimoy was the part of the Star Trek franchisee since the time of its inception until the end of its production, which comprised of eight feature film and various spin-off series. Apart from Star Trek, Nimoy also voiced in and directed several movies such as Funny About Love, Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He also featured in numerous hit television series namely Mission: Impossible, In Search of..., Fringe and many more. Besides receiving honors from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Boston Society of Film Critics, Nimoy was nominated for prestigious awards such as Primetime Emmy Awards, Saturn Awards, Annie Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and others. Nimoy shared his experiences and perspective to the readers in his autobiographical accounts I Am Not Spock and I Am Spock. To honor his prolific work in Sci-fi genre, an asteroid known as 4865 Nimoy was named after him. We have collected Nimoy’s quotes and sayings from his movies, interviews and views. Here are some of the greatest quotes from this legendary actor, emphasizing on his thoughts and sayings.
Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white... to highlight that contrast.
That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
For a period of time, I carried cameras with me wherever I went, and then I realized that my interest in photography was turning toward the conceptual. So I wasn't carrying around cameras shooting stuff, I was developing concepts about what I wanted to shoot. And then I'd get the camera angle and do the job.
My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious.
I did not move into developing or processing color. I stayed with black and white. I still think to this day that I prefer to work in black and white if it has to do with poetry or anything other than specific reality. I have worked in color when I thought it was the appropriate way to express the thought that I was working on.
Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks.
What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It's an area that I'm curious about, and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me. If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else.
I think about myself as like an ocean liner that's been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to 'stop,' but the ship doesn't stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I'm very flattered that people are still finding me useful.
Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful.