Neil Armstrong Quotes (59 quotes)
“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.”
In 2003. As quoted in: The Clermont Sun, "Neil Armstrong left mark on the moon and Ohio", September 7th, 2012
“Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.”
As quoted in: Rocket Men by Craig Nelson, Hachette UK, 2009 - ISBN: 9781848542365
“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.”
Inscription engraved on the plaque left behind on the moon's surface.
“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.”
First on the moon: a voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [and] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr (199? edition), Konecky & Konecky - ISBN: 9781568523989
“I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”
“I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.”
60 minutes interview (2005)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNeil Armstrong
Born: August 5, 1930
Died: August 25, 2012 (aged 82)
Bio: Neil Alden Armstrong is an American former NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.
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