Friday, August 26, 2011

Quips & Quotes IV


"Really, I have no idea why my acting career never took off." ~ Astronaut Garrett Reisman, who was in an elementary school play with Jane Krakowski

"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition." ~ Carl Sagan

"Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth." ~ Ptolemy, 150 A.D.

Quotes about Space Travel
"God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space." ~ Pope Pius XII

"It is humanity's destiny to explore the universe. When we start thinking and working on that cosmic level, we will transcend our parochial differences and tribal natures and become global creatures, solar system creatures. Then we will figure out where we fit in." ~ Astronaut Story Musgrave

"The rocket will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven." ~ Dr. Wernher von Braun

"We are irresponsible in our failure to make the progress we will need for protecting our severely threatened and probably endangered species – us. NASA is not about the ‘adventure' of human exploration, we are in the deadly serious business of saving the species. The bottom line is about preserving our species over the long haul." ~ Astronaut John Young

"Okay, so what's the speed of dark ?" ~ Stephen Wright

Space Quotes
"What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that man set foot on the Moon but that they set eye on the earth." ~ Author Norman Cousins

"As we got further away, Earth diminished. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man." ~ Astronaut James B. Irwin

"When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it." ~ Yuri Gagarin

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