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Published on August 26th, 2012 | by Yellow Magpie

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Neil Armstrong Quotes: One Small Step For (A) Man One Giant Leap For Mankind

Neil Armstrong Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Neil Armstrong quotes.

‘It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.’

‘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.’

‘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.’

‘Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.’

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

Neil Armstrong Quotes With Michael Collins And Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin - The Apollo 11 Crew

‘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.’

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

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

‘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.’

‘This is one small step for [a] man; one giant leap for mankind.’

Read Brainy Quote for more Neil Armstrong quotes.

You might also like to take a gander at The Moon: Our Lunar Fascination And A Future Gateway To The Stars, Lunar Voyages: Man’s Exploration, Strange Phenomena And The Moon’s Rewards and Mining The Moon: Nuclear Fusion And The Next Economics.


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