"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Neil Armstrong on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Neil Armstrong on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Neil Armstrong on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Neil Armstrong on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Neil Armstrong on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
"All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight."
"Research is creating new knowledge."
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."