Michael Collins quotes

Born
October 31, 1930, Rome, Italy.

Occupation
Astronaut, test pilot, major general.

Michael Collins is a former American astronaut, test pilot and major general. He was command module pilot for Apollo 11.

I am also planning to leave a lot of things undone. Part of life’s mystery depends on future possibilities, and mystery is an elusive quality which evaporates when sampled frequently, to be followed by boredom. For example, catching various types of fish is on my list of good things to do, but I would be reluctant to rush into it, even if i had the time. I want no part of destroying fishing as a mysterious sport.
– Michael Collins
I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of, let’s say 100,000 miles, their outlook would be fundamentally changed. The all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument suddenly silenced.
– Michael Collins
It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.
– Michael Collins
To go places and do things that have never been done before – that’s what living is all about.
– Michael Collins
Houston, Apollo 11… I’ve got the world in my window.
– Michael Collins
We are gliding across the world in total silence, with absolute smoothness; a motion of stately grace which makes me feel godlike as I stand erect in my sideways chariot, cruising the night sky.
– Michael Collins
We were all hard work and we felt the weight of the world upon us.
– Michael Collins