"For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Wernher von Braun on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Wernher von Braun on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Wernher von Braun on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Wernher von Braun on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Wernher von Braun on John F. Kennedy
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."