Neil Armstrong quotes

Born
August 5, 1930, Near Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.

Died
August 25, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Occupation
Astronaut, aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, university professor.

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut.

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
– Neil Armstrong
The Eagle has landed.
– Neil Armstrong
People love conspiracy theories.
– Neil Armstrong
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
– 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
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.
– Neil Armstrong
I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
– Neil Armstrong
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.
– Neil Armstrong
I can honestly say – and it’s a big surprise to me – that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.
– Neil Armstrong
I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.
– Neil Armstrong
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.
– Neil Armstrong
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
– Neil Armstrong
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
– Neil Armstrong
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
– Neil Armstrong
Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.
– Neil Armstrong
I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
– Neil Armstrong
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.
– Neil Armstrong
NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It’s sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.
– Neil Armstrong
I’m substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They’re sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they’re hitting back and forth.
– Neil Armstrong
I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.
– Neil Armstrong
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.
– Neil Armstrong
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.
– Neil Armstrong
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.
– Neil Armstrong
Research is creating new knowledge.
– Neil Armstrong
If that’s there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.
– Neil Armstrong
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.
– Neil Armstrong
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
– Neil Armstrong
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
– Neil Armstrong
Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird.
– Neil Armstrong
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
– Neil Armstrong