Neil Armstrong Quotes


The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.

I suspect that even though the various questions are difficult and many they are not as difficult and many as those we faced when we started the Apollo [space program] in 1961.

In flying the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.

Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine.

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.

Ever since I was a little boy I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.

Technology makes good DJ's better but also allows your average person to think they're a DJ and unfortunately there's no checks and balances about people making it a career.

Start at the end and work back.

History will remember the twentieth century for two technological developments: atomic energy and space flight.

As a boy because I was born and raised in Ohio about 60 miles north of Dayton the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.

I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually not so much the Moon but flying in a completely new medium.

I fully expected that by the end of the century we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.

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

You've got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.

He did it alone. We had a cast of a million.

The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time and a lot of travel.

Society's future will depend on a continuous improvement program for the human character. And what will that future bring? I do not know but it will be exciting.

Now and then I miss the excitement about being in the cockpit of an airplane and doing new things.

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work.

Damn I really did it. I blew the first words on the moon didn't I?

Well I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident because when you get overconfident that's when something snaps up and bites you.

I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.

This blowing dust became increasingly thicker. It was very much like landing in a fast moving ground fog.

I can honestly say - and it's a big surprise to me - that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.

It's different but it's very pretty out here. I suppose they are going to make a big deal of all this.

When you deejay a party a good DJ's job is to take care of the crowd. If people want to hear Britney Spears that's what you're supposed to do.

I tell you we're going to be busy for a minute.

It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.

Figure out how to build a brand and stick by it so people know what to expect.

I was elated ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.

Houston Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

Good luck Mr. Gorsky!

The Eagle has landed.

Gliders sail planes they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.

A picture does a great job but it's not nearly like being there.

I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.

There are places to go beyond belief

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.

Yeah I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.

I am comfortable with my level of public discourse.

People love conspiracy theories.

There are people I'll always love to listen to and I'm always ending up discovering new songs by them which is crazy. Like Stevie Wonder.

Research is creating new knowledge.

It never hurts to have friends around so that's why you'd form a crew.

In much of society research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.

I'm one of the more positive cats but when people go off about everybody wanting to be a DJ I don't doubt them either. I understand their point as well.

I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.

As I stepped on the moon I looked around dazed...magnifice nt. The vast sandy silver surface was almost illusory.

We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.

Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny.

How we use the knowledge we gain determines our progress on earth in space or on the moon. Your library is a storehouse for mind and spirit. Use it well.

It's a strange eerie sensation to fly a lunar landing trajectory not difficult but somewhat complex and unforgiving.

If you don't know who you are a university is an expensive place to find out.

Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.

I am and ever will be a white socks pocket protector nerdy engineer.

It's a great thing for a man to walk on the moon. But it's a greater thing for God to walk on the earth.

Lindsay Lohan isn't a DJ but because of her celebrity power she can do a gig somewhere put her name on a flyer and she'll probably bring in more people and make more money than I ever will.

I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very very small.

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.

That's one small step for man one giant leap for mankind.

This is one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind.

The regret on our side is they used to say years ago we are reading about you in science class. Now they say we are reading about you in history class.

I think if there was anything I learned from our skipper was that it's not how you look; it's how you perform.

There are two of them up here.

Hey we missed the whole thing.

Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.

I guess because deejaying has become my job I tend to listen to really horrible stuff on my spare time. If you heard my iPod you'd be like "what the hell?

Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.

If that's there I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.