Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

— Neil Armstrong

The most stunning Neil Armstrong quotes that will add value to your life

Good luck, Mr. Gorsky!


This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.


It's a great thing for a man to walk on the moon.

But it's a greater thing for God to walk on the earth.


Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.


For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request.

Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.


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.


In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.


I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer - born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.


I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.


Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.


If you don't know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.


I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.


About Neil Armstrong

Quotes 69 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Astronaut
Birthday August 5, 1930

The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.


I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.


Lindsay Lohan isn't a DJ, but because of her celebrity power she can do a gig somewhere, put her name on a flyer, and she'll probably bring in more people and make more money than I ever will.


That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind


Society’s future will depend on a continuous improvement program for the human character. And what will that future bring? I do not know, but it will be exciting.


History will remember the twentieth century for two technological developments: atomic energy and space flight.


Houston, that may have seemed like a very long final phase.

The autotargeting was taking us right into a ... crater, with a large number of big boulders and rocks ... and it required ... flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.


Space has not changed but technology has, in many cases, improved dramatically.

A good example is digital technology where today's cell phones are far more powerful than the computers on the Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module that we used to navigate to the moon and operate all the spacecraft control systems.


Damn I really did it. I blew the first words on the moon, didn't I?


I like the aspect of technology. For me to spin the way I do, I would have to carry five crates of records with me everywhere I go, which in this day and age would be like two hundred extra dollars in baggage fees. All I need now is a hard drive and a computer and I can rock anywhere in the world.


The view of the moon that we've been having recently is really spectacular.

It fills about three-quarters of the hatch window, and of course we can see the entire circumference even though part of it is in complete shadow and part of it is in earthshine. It's a view worth the price of the trip.


He did it alone. We had a cast of a million.


Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Pilots naturally fly the craft in such a manner as to take advantage of its good characteristics and avoid the areas where it is not so good.


Science has not yet mastered prophecy.

We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.


It's a strange, eerie sensation to fly a lunar landing trajectory not difficult, but somewhat complex and unforgiving.


I am comfortable with my level of public discourse.


The [Moon] surface is fine and powdery.

I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine sandy particles.


That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.


As I stepped on the moon, I looked around, dazed.

..magnifice nt. The vast, sandy silver surface was almost illusory.


Now and then I miss the excitement about being in the cockpit of an airplane and doing new things.


Hey, we missed the whole thing.


I suspect that even though the various questions are difficult and many, they are not as difficult and many as those we faced when we started the Apollo [space program] in 1961.


We have no proof, but if we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that ... other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places...


I guess because deejaying has become my job, I tend to listen to really horrible stuff on my spare time. If you heard my iPod you'd be like, "what the hell?"


Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.


Man must understand his universe in order to understand his destiny.


Start at the end and work back.


I believe that the message of Apollo XI was that in the spirit of Apollo, a free and open spirit, you can attack a very difficult goal and achieve it, if you can all agree and work together to achieve that goal.


Technology makes good DJ's better, but also allows your average person to think they're a DJ, and unfortunately there's no checks and balances about people making it a career.


I tell you, we're going to be busy for a minute.


I think if there was anything I learned from our skipper was that it's not how you look; it's how you perform.


The exciting part for me, as a pilot, was the landing on the moon.

That was the time that we had achieved the national goal of putting Americans on the moon. The landing approach was, by far, the most difficult and challenging part of the flight. Walking on the lunar surface was very interesting, but it was something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable. So the feeling of elation accompanied the landing rather than the walking.


Opportunities will be available to you that you cannot imagine.


When you deejay a party, a good DJ's job is to take care of the crowd.

If people want to hear Britney Spears, that's what you're supposed to do.


Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.


Through books you will meet poets and novelists whose creations will fire your imagination. You will meet the great thinkers who will share with you their philosophies, their concepts of the world, of humanity and of creation. You will learn about events that have shaped our history, of deeds both noble and ignoble. All of this knowledge is yours for the taking… Your library is a storehouse for mind and spirit. Use it well.


I'm one of the more positive cats, but when people go off about everybody wanting to be a DJ, I don't doubt them either. I understand their point as well.