381 Total Quotes

American Astronaut Quotes

Neil Armstrong
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
#American Astronaut

Jesus Christ is our supreme commander, but He operates only through His word, which is unquestionably a training manual. However, He has many interpreters, and few people see the Bible as a true training manual.
Gary North
#American Astronaut

Neil Armstrong
If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.
Neil Armstrong
#American Astronaut

I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.
Alan Shepard
#American Astronaut

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
Alan Shepard
#American Astronaut

It's been a long way, but we're here.
Alan Shepard
#American Astronaut

You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world.
Alan Shepard
#American Astronaut

I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.
Gordon Cooper
#American Astronaut

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
James Irwin
#American Astronaut

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
Christa McAuliffe
#American Astronaut

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
Frank Borman
#American Astronaut

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
Frank Borman
#American Astronaut

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
Ellen Ochoa
#American Astronaut

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.
Ellen Ochoa
#American Astronaut

Neil Armstrong
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong
#American Astronaut

Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.
Christa McAuliffe
#American Astronaut

The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing.
James Newman
#American Astronaut

What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion.
Gary North
#American Astronaut

Buzz Aldrin
There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
Buzz Aldrin
#American Astronaut

Neil Armstrong
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
Neil Armstrong
#American Astronaut

There's a lot of different things that we do during life that could personally harm us and I choose not to stop doing those things.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Exploration really is the essence of the human spirit, and to pause, to falter, to turn our back on the quest for knowledge, is to perish.
Frank Borman
#American Astronaut

Neil Armstrong
Research is creating new knowledge.
Neil Armstrong
#American Astronaut

Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.
Gordon Cooper
#American Astronaut

The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it.
James Lovell
#American Astronaut

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen..
James Lovell
#American Astronaut

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
James Newman
#American Astronaut

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths have an existence independent and apart from our own minds. It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
James Newman
#American Astronaut

You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.
James Newman
#American Astronaut

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.
James Newman
#American Astronaut