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50 Spock Quotes for the Trekkie in You

If you can’t get enough Star Trek, you’ll love these Spock quotes.

If you’ve never seen the popular Sci-Fi media franchise Star Trek then you probably aren’t familiar with Spock. Star Trek began as a television show in the 1960s which eventually led to comic books, books, spinoffs, and more than a dozen films. The franchise developed a cult-like following with fans identifying as Trekkies or trekkers.

Spock is one of the main characters from the original and is popular with the fans. He is an officer (of different ranks as the series progresses) that is part human and part Vulcan. You can learn more about him through these Spock quotes.

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Spock Quotes About Truth and Emotions

1. “Insufficient facts always invite danger.” – Spock

2. “Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Spock

3. “You’re the captain of this ship. You haven’t the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can’t afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith and you lose command.” – Spock

4. “Has it occurred to you that there is a certain…inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you’ve already made up your mind about?” – Spock

5. “I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.” – Spock

6. “Superior ability breeds superior ambition.” – Spock

7. “Change is the essential process of all existence.” – Spock

8. “Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.” – Spock

9. “Insults are effective only where emotion is present.” – Spock

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10. “Emotions are alien to me. I’m a scientist.” – Spock

11. “Many ‘myths’ are based on truth.” – Spock

12. “You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million.” – Spock

Spock Quotes About Good and Evil

13. “Without followers, evil cannot spread.” – Spock

14. “May I point out that I have gotten a chance to examine your counterparts closely. They are brutal, savage, uncivilized, and illogical. They are in every way examples of Homo sapiens, the very flower of humanity.” – Spock

15. “You Earth people glorified organized violence for forty centuries. But you imprison those who employ it privately.” – Spock

16. “Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal.” – Spock

17. “Where there’s no emotion, there’s no motive for violence.” – Spock

18. “Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth.” – Spock

19. “It would be illogical to kill without reason.” – Spock

20. “Violence, in reality, is quite different from theory.” – Spock

21. “I have been and always shall be your friend.” – Spock

Spock Quotes About Journey and Discoveries

22. “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.” – Spock

23. “Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” – Spock

24. “Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected, in this case, I would think interesting would suffice.” – Spock

25. “If we start buzzing about down there, we’re liable to find their mental power is so great they could reach out and swat this ship as though it were a fly.” – Spock

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26. “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but is often true.” – Spock

27. “Military secrets are the most fleeting of all.” – Spock

28. “I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.” – Spock

29. “Sir, there is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder.” – Spock

Spock Quotes About People and Humanity

30. “May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.” – Spock

31. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.” – Spock

32. “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.” – Spock

33. “I’m frequently appalled by the low regard you Earthmen have for life.” – Spock

34. “In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.” – Spock

35. “If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them.” – Spock

36. “Humans smile with so little provocation.” – Spock

37. “That’s right…you humans have that emotional need to express gratitude. ‘You’re welcome,’ I believe, is the correct response.” – Spock

38. “It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six.” – Spock

39. “It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.” – Spock

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40. “If I were human I believe my response would be ‘go to hell’. If I were human.” – Spock

Spock Quotes About People and Fearlessness and Beliefs

41. “I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose.” – Spock

42. “I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.” – Spock

43. “Captain, you almost make me believe in luck.” – Spock

44. “Worry is a human emotion, Captain. I accept what has happened.” – Spock

45. “Time is fluid…like a river with currents, eddies, backwash.” – Spock

46. “Virtue is a relative term.” – Spock

47. “Beauty is transitory.” – Spock

48. “One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower, Captain.” – Spock

49. “Live long and prosper.” – Spock

50. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom… not the end.” – Spock

Which of these Spock Quotes is your favorite?

At first sight, Star Trek might seem like nothing more than a sci-fi storyline of interesting characters. But in reality, there has always been more to the show than that. There are allegories all throughout that work to speak to real-world situations that were going on.

There was a progressive message weaved throughout the stories to speak to the counter-culture that was developing during the time period when the original series came out. While the network either didn’t care or didn’t catch on, many fans did.

But whether they liked the hidden tales and lessons or just enjoyed watching the experiences and adventures of outer space, Star Trek has been and will continue to be popular amongst a growing fan base.

Did you enjoy reading these Spock quotes and sayings? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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