Leonard Nimoy Shared a Taxi with JFK When He was 24. He Got This Sage Advice that Changed His Life.

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An unknown Leonard Nimoy at the age of 24 shared a cab ride with John F. Kennedy. This surprising advice he received from the young politician became one of the defining factors of success and drive for the aspiring actor.

“I drove a taxi at night so that I could be available for auditions during the day. One night I picked up Jack Kennedy at the Bel Air Hotel. Yes, that Jack Kennedy. Senator from Massachusetts at the time and future president. We chatted about careers, politics and show business and we agreed that both had a lot in common. Maybe too much in common.

He said, “Lots of competition in your business, just like in mine,” And then he gave me this. “Just remember there’s always room for one more good one”. Words to live by, and I did.” ~Leonard Nimoy aka Spock

“A few years later (1962) Nimoy sent JFK a telegram that has been saved in the JFK library urging him to reconsider nuclear weapon testing.” ~[PainMatrix](http://www.reddit.com/user/PainMatrix)

[Leonard Nimoy BU Speech 2012](http://www.simplethingcalledlife.com/2015/leonard-nimoy-jfk-kennedy-cab/)

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