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That is the exploration that awaits you!
by Leonard Nimoy

That is the exploration that awaits you!
Not mapping stars and studying nebula,
but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
- Leonard Nimoy

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

A neighborhood friend showed me how it was possible
to go to a camera shop and pick up chemicals for pennies...
literally...
and develop your own film and make prints.
- Leonard Nimoy

I became hooked on the idea of being able to shoot
an image and process it myself,
and end up with a product.
- Leonard Nimoy

 

I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time.
- Leonard Nimoy

I deal with this spiritual issue every day -
either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing
or having conversations -
I'm in constant contact with it.
- Leonard Nimoy

I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful -
collecting these shards of spirituality -
that we may be helping to bring about a healing.
- Leonard Nimoy

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For me it's all about personal vision;
is there something about a subject that uniquely speaks to me.
- Leonard Nimoy

That's the most difficult issue for me...
to find a subject that holds my interest long enough
that I'm prepared to go to work and spend the time
and energy to shoot the subject.
- Leonard Nimoy

I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter.
When they have a personal stamp to them,
then I think it becomes identifiable.
- Leonard Nimoy

That's true, because I'm a photographer now.
- Leonard Nimoy

My dream concept is that 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.
- Leonard Nimoy

I am not Spock.
- Leonard Nimoy

I've been working with photography for many years.
- Leonard Nimoy

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white...
to highlight that contrast.
- Leonard Nimoy

You proceed from a false assumption:
I have no ego to bruise.
- Leonard Nimoy

I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey,
and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
- Leonard Nimoy

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

But if you're talking about fine art work,
then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep
questions about why it is you want to take pictures
and what it is you want to say.
- Leonard Nimoy

Years ago - in the 70s, for about a decade -
I carried a camera every place I went.
And I shot a lot of pictures that were still life and landscape,
using available light.
- Leonard Nimoy

I certainly don't live in a kosher home although I
was raised in a kosher environment.
- Leonard Nimoy

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly
you get feedback that tells you that you have touched
something that is very alive in the cosmos.
- Leonard Nimoy

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
- Leonard Nimoy

My memory of those places is better than my pictures.
That's why I get much more satisfaction out of shooting
thematic work that has to do with an idea that I'm searching for,
or searching to express.
- Leonard Nimoy

This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussion
about the subject matter and I've had a good time talking about it.
And in some of the cases, I'm not just signing books;
I'm showing slides and talking about the work.
- Leonard Nimoy

Some words having to do with the death of the people
in the World Trade Center attack had been added,
and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience.
I struggled to get through the words;
tears were streaming down my cheeks.
- Leonard Nimoy

You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion
that artists don't necessarily know what they're doing.
You don't necessarily know what kind of universal concept you're tapping into.
- Leonard Nimoy

My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles.
We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi,
who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly.
I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more
spiritual than religious.
- Leonard Nimoy

What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality.
It's an area that I'm curious about,
and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me.
If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else.
- Leonard Nimoy

Most of my images have been done in-studio,
under very controlled lighting conditions.
There have been a few that have been shot in nature,
but even then they were shot almost exclusively at night,
and again, under controlled lighting conditions.
- Leonard Nimoy

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

I think space exploration is very important.
I think there is very intelligent life on Mars.
I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean.
- Annabella Sciorra

We live in an age of universal investigation,
and of exploration of the sources of all movements.
- Alfred de Vigny

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every
experience is a form of exploration.
- Ansel Adams

Writing is an exploration.
You start from nothing and learn as you go.
- E. L. Doctorow

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

I think there's room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.
- Sting

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

I love grocery shopping when I'm home.
That's what makes me feel totally normal.
I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends,
and also the idea of exploration.
I think those two are probably my great interests.
- Yo-Yo Ma

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which
man advances through centuries of exploration.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I hope that China will continue with space exploration.
It would be logical to have international co-operation.
I hope that it will come about and that I can be involved in it.
- Leroy Chiao

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
- Frank Borman

We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look
at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.
- James Lovelock

And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything,
I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound
art and entertainment and exploration.
- Pam Grier

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

The future author is one who discovers that language,
the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language,
will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

The moon and other celestial bodies should be free
for exploration and use by all countries.
No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves
off limits to exploration and production,
as The Washington Post editorial stated this week.
- Jim Costa

Acting is constant exploration.
- Paul Guilfoyle

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition
that stands in the way of exploration.
- Laura Nyro

Geez, all that money we waste on space exploration;
just think how many bombs that would buy!
- Craig Bruce

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

It must be born in mind that one does not see directly -
as is the case in the exploration of the surface of the brain -
where the electrodes are attacking.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

I don't think the space station will ever do anything for exploration.
Putting people up there for a year or more is the only
way you will get anywhere near the exploration concept.
- Wally Schirra

So, I decided that whatever I was, wanted to do with my life,
it would have to do, it would have to have something
to do with the exploration and doing new things.
- Duane G. Carey

There is no reason not to support energy exploration in ANWR.
- Kenny Marchant

And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally,
from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going
to places that I had never been to before and learning,
you know, meeting the people and getting to know,
new sights and sounds, etc.
- Duane G. Carey

Russia is still the leader in world space exploration.
But its position of leader involves great responsibility -
we have no right to lag behind.
We can and we must move constantly forward.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I believe we can do more in making the President's
vision for space exploration a reality by awarding
cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the
private sector in the national space program.
- Dana Rohrabacher

Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation.
I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed
their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and
enhance America's important strategies in space.
- Rob Bishop

For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual.
We have distinguished him from the objective world
as the Middle Ages did not think of doing.
We have given him the world and the universe as a playground
for exploration and discovery.
- John Grierson

My writing is a combination of three elements.
The first is travel: not travel like a tourist,
but travel as exploration.
The second is reading literature on the subject.
The third is reflection.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here,
by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund,
for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start
for the interior of our continent next March.
- William John Wills

For future exploration, when we have the objective of going to the Moon,
it is important to have several possibilities to go there,
and within this framework of cooperation to have our
own access to orbit around the Moon.
- Alain-Fournier

If I wasn't doing this kind of exploration,
I'd like to be doing some other kind of exploration.
It might be more risky, or less risky,
but, in the business of exploration,
risk is part of the territory.
- John L. Phillips

In the 19th Century people were looking for the Northwest Passage.
Ships were lost and brave people were killed,
but that doesn't mean we never went back to that part of the world again,
and I consider it the same in space exploration.
- John L. Phillips

I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue.
It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does
not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores.
- Jeff Miller

In 1979 I teamed up with my friend and business partner,
Bill DeWitt, and together we formed an oil and gas
company that invested through limited partnerships
in oil and gas exploration.
- Mercer Reynolds

For it goes without saying that this great recognition
at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find
the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of
exploration farther into the depths of the atom.
- Ernest Lawrence

My first book is really about heat.
That book, for me, was an exploration of heat as ingredient.
Why we don't talk about heat as an ingredient,
I don't quite understand, because it is the common
ingredient to all cooking processes.
- Alton Brown


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