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A collection of Leonard Nimoy quotes and sayings on aliens, movies, acting, inspiration, memories, despair, believe, giving, children, garden, death etc.

36 Everlasting Leonard Nimoy Quotes

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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.

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

- Leonard Nimoy

Live Long and Prosper

- Leonard Nimoy

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

- Leonard Nimoy

Hello, I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. By true I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies and in the end, isn't that the truth? The answer is no.

- Leonard Nimoy

Rocket ships are exciting but so are roses on a birthday.

- Come Be With Me: A Collection of Poems, Leonard Nimoy

I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

I believe in goodness, mercy and charity. I believe in casting bread upon the waters.

- Leonard Nimoy

The means of many out way the means of the few or one.

- Leonard Nimoy

Embracing the Light Collected bits of truth Shimmering sparks Shards of light Merge Healing Restoring Bursting Bright Rising in divine ecstatic flame.

- Shekhina, Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Shekhina, Leonard Nimoy

You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don't necessarily know what they're doing. You don't necessarily know what kind of universal concept you're tapping into.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

My memory of those places is better than my pictures. That's why I get much more satisfaction out of shooting thematic work that has to do with an idea that I'm searching for, or searching to express.

- Leonard Nimoy

That's true, because I'm a photographer now.

- Leonard Nimoy

I am not Spock.

- Leonard Nimoy

But if you're talking about fine art work, then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep questions about why it is you want to take pictures and what it is you want to say.

- Leonard Nimoy

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying. I have not book toured before. I've never had quite as much pleasure, as much satisfaction.

- Leonard Nimoy

You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.

- Leonard Nimoy

My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.

- Leonard Nimoy

I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter. When they have a personal stamp to them, then I think it becomes identifiable.

- Leonard Nimoy

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly you get feedback that tells you that you have touched something that is very alive in the cosmos.

- Leonard Nimoy

My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.

- Leonard Nimoy

For me it's all about personal vision; is there something about a subject that uniquely speaks to me.

- Leonard Nimoy

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white... to highlight that contrast.

- Leonard Nimoy

That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.

- Leonard Nimoy

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy

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.

- Leonard Nimoy