There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.

— Jim Lovell

The most courageous Jim Lovell quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.


When I circled the moon and looked back at Earth, my outlook on life and my viewpoint of Earth changed... Earth is a spaceship, just like Apollo - and just like Apollo, the crew must learn to live and work together. We must learn to manage the resources of this world with new imagination.


Well, Frank, my thoughts are very similar.

The vast loneliness up here at the moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize what you have back there on earth. The earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space.


Houston, we've had a problem here.


The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence.

You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything youve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy.


You need to be a person who makes things happen.


The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.


The real friends of the space voyager are the stars.

Their friendly, familiar patterns are constant companions, unchanging, out there.


Please be informed, there is a Santa Claus.


The Earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space.


For most of the time carrier aviation is more challenging than flying in a spacecraft


I didnt go into the NASA program to pick up rocks or to go the moon or anything else. I went in there because I was a military officer, and that was the next notch in my profession.


About Jim Lovell

Quotes 18 sayings
Profession Astronaut
Birthday October 16

The Moon is essentially gray - no color - looks like plaster of paris - soft of gray sand.


Err Houston, we've had a problem. [pause] We've had a main B bus undervolt.


It looks to me, looking out the hatch, that we are venting something.

We are venting something out into the - into space.


I never thought I didn't have a card to play.


I was born a year after Lindbergh made his historic trip across the Atlantic.

Boys like either dinosaurs or airplanes. I was very much an airplane boy.