On February 27, 2015, Leonard Nimoy died in his home, and the world got a little bit darker.
Embedded in our cultural fabric as First Officer Spock on “Star Trek,” Nimoy balanced cold, hard Vulcan logic with humanity”s emotional turbulence. The struggle of being an outsider, fitting in with neither the people of his father or mother, resonated with fans. Spock”s hard exterior shell masking inner psychological turmoil is a very universal human experience.
For over 50 years, Nimoy donned his iconic Vulcan ears and and made us laugh, made us cry, and made us think. After the jump, see twelve of Spock”s most memorable lines about friendship, humanity, and the quest for knowledge.