Quotes / The Spock

"It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs."
Aristotle, Book I, 1355.b1

"I shall never be very merry or very sad, for I am more prone to analyze than to feel."

"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

(The team members are photographing their facial expressions for an experiment.)
Jamie: Apparently I'm supposed to express a bunch of emotions... Unfortunately, what you see is what you get. I mean, I can distort my face in some kind of mimicry of what I understand is that emotion... That's about the best I can do.
Grant: Unfortunately, because these are all the same (holds up Jamie's photos), we're gonna have to throw them out.
Narrator: So the team has the five emotional photos of the four human hosts.

“When a difficult or worrying decision has to be reached, as soon as all the data are available, give the matter your best thought and make your decision; having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.”
Bertrand Russell

Logic had always come easily to Rei. It made things simple, clear. Something she liked, since her thoughts often felt... muddied, slowed, unclear.
Rei Ayanami, Advice and Trust, chapter 4