55 Spock Quotes For Star Trek Fans

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 04, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
 Discovery panel during New York Comic Con
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Why Spock Quotes?

Mr. Spock is a fictional character and deuteragonist of the Star Trek franchise. The franchise began as an original television series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966.

The series introduced several interesting characters, including Mr. Spock. He is a half-human and half-Vulcan being. Three actors portrayed the character of Spock in motion-picture productions of the franchise.

The legendary actor Leonard Nimoy first appeared as Spock in the original series. Zachary John Quinto is seen as Spock in several Star Trek films.

Ethan Peck currently appears in the role of Spock in two recent TV series from the franchise. Mr. Spock stands out because of his calm and unbothered nature, a trait of his Vulcan heritage.

Like all other Vulcans, Mr. Spock is also a rational being. He is dedicated to following logic and reason throughout his life.

The character generated a massive fanbase for the franchise, contributing to its continued popularity. This article on Mr. Spock's quotes highlights his quick-witted answers and genuine remarks. Fans of the character might enjoy revisiting some of the exciting moments of Mr. Spock.

Children can also use these quotes to stand out among friends, like Vulcans in the Star Trek universe. The article also provides a concise introduction to the character for new fans of the Star Trek universe.

What Parents Should Know

  • Spock's father was a Vulcan named Sarek. His mother was a human named Amanda Grayson. 
  • Other family members of Spock were also introduced. He has a half-brother named Sybok and an adopted sister named Michael Burnham. 
  • There are adult scenes, representation of adult themes, and the use of insensitive words in several Star Trek productions.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • An asteroid discovered on August 16, 1971, was named Mr. Spock, as a tribute to the discoverer’s cat. The original reference is from the Star Trek franchise. 
  • Mr. Spock’s first name is still unknown. 
  • Captain Kirk regarded Spock as his most trusted friend, appointing him as the second-in-command of the USS Enterprise Starship. 

Best Spock Quotes

1. "Insufficient facts always invite danger."

2. "Practical, Captain? Perhaps. But not desirable. Computers make excellent and efficient servants; but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain, a starship also runs on loyalty to one man, and nothing can replace it, or him."

3. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

4. “Not precisely, Doctor. On Vulcan the "teddy bears" are alive, and they have 6-inch fangs.”

5. "Captain, you almost make me believe in luck."

6. "Live long and prosper."

7. "It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want." 

8. "Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned but only if the life was wasted. I-Chaya's was not."

9. "I am what I am, Leila. And if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's."

10. "Beauty is transitory, Doctor; however, she was evidently highly intelligent." 

11. "I'm frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life." 

12. "You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries, but you imprison those who employ it privately."

13. "Vulcans never bluff." 

14. "It is the lot of 'man' to strive no matter how content he is."

15. "Mother, how can you have lived on Vulcan so long, married a Vulcan, raised a son on Vulcan, without understanding what it means to be a Vulcan?"

16. "Virtue is a relative term."

17. "Violence in reality is quite different from theory, is it not, madam?"

18. "Evil does seem to maintain power by suppressing the truth."

19. "One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower, Captain."

20. “No one can guarantee the actions of another.”

21. "I have been – and always shall be – your friend."

22. "I've noticed that about your people, Doctor. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours."

23. "Humans smile with so little provocation." 

Spock Quotes About Logic

Scene from Star Trek The Next Generation

24. "Stonn, she is yours. After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

25. "May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant."

26. "I see no logic in wanting to worship a deity who demands you live in perpetual fear."

27. "I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done."

28. "Physical reality is consistent with universal laws. Where the laws do not operate, there is no reality. All of this is unreal."

29. "I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose."

30. "Change is the essential process of all existence. For instance, the people of Cheron must have once been mono-colored."

31. "Mr. Spock: My congratulations, Captain - a dazzling display of logic.

Captain Kirk: You didn't think I had it in me, did you, Spock?

Mr. Spock: [deadpan] No, sir."

32. "I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar."

33. "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end."

34. "An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

35. "We disposed of emotion, Doctor. Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence."

36. "It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six, Doctor."

37. "It would be illogical to kill without reason. In this instance, it is for science." 

38. "I am a Vulcan, Doctor. Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled."

39. "They are followers. Without followers, evil cannot spread."

40. "Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen."

41. "There is no reason that function should not be beautiful. In fact, beauty usually makes it more effective."

42. "Dr. McCoy: You should taste his food. Straw would taste better than his meat, and water a hundred times better than his brandy - nothing has any taste at all.

Mr. Spock: It may be unappetizing, doctor, but it is logical.

Dr. McCoy: Ah, there's that magic word again. Does your logic find this fascinating, Mr. Spock?

Mr. Spock: No, 'fascinating' is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think 'interesting' would suffice."

43. "To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme viewpoints is not logical."

44. "Worry is a human emotion, Captain. I accept what has happened."

Funny Spock Quotes

45. "On my planet, "to rest" is to rest, to cease using energy. To me, it is quite illogical to run up and down on green grass using energy instead of saving it."

46. "Captain Kirk: Mister Spock. Are you out of your mind? You were told to report to me at once.
Mr. Spock: I didn't want to, Jim.
Captain Kirk: You? Yes, I can see that."

47. "We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis."

48. "Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known.

Mr. Spock: Why, thank you, Doctor."

49. "Captain James T. Kirk: You'd make a splendid computer, Mr. Spock.

Mr. Spock: That is very kind of you, Captain."

50. "I'll never understand the medical mind."

51. "I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question."

52. "If those peculiar signals are coming from Captain Kirk or Lieutenant Sulu, their rationality is in question."

53. "The precise meaning of the word 'desert' is a waterless, barren wasteland. I fail to understand your romantic nostalgia for such a place.”

54. "Mr. Spock: Really, Captain, my modesty...

Captain James T. Kirk: [interrupts Spock]  ... does not bear close examination, Mr. Spock. I suspect you're becoming more and more human all the time.

Mr. Spock: [surprised... a little]  You... Captain, I see no reason to stand here and be insulted."

55. "Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, regaining eyesight would be an emotional experience for most. You, I presume felt nothing?

Spock: Quite the contrary, Captain, I had a very strong reaction. My first sight was the face of Dr. McCoy bending over me.

Dr. McCoy: Hm, 'tis a pitty brief blindness did not increase your appreciation for beauty, Mr. Spock."

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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