The versatile Leonard Nimoy was, of course, best known for his indelible portrayal of Mr. Spock on Star Trek. But Nimoy was an immensely gifted and generous man whose contributions were many. Nimoy, who died this week at 83, leaves behind a body of work–in acting, photography, poetry and philanthropy–that will endure.
A special man whose passing has left many bereft–but also stirred great commemorations about a life well-lived–Leonard Nimoy, besides his photography and portrayals, also leaves us his words. Here are just a few of them:
–The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
–That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
–When we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – we may be helping to bring about a healing.
–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.
–Spock is definitely one of my best friends.
–You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.
–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.
–You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing.
–You’re always so busy
Don’t you get dizzy
Looking at pictures of you?