"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."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Neil Armstrong on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Neil Armstrong on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Neil Armstrong on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Neil Armstrong on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Neil Armstrong on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."