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Published Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 11:22 PM EDT
Sep 25 2015

A country that can put men on the moon can put women in the Constitution.
-Margaret Heckler

A little righteous anger really brings out the best in the American personality. Our nation was born when 56 patriots got mad enough to sign the Declaration of Independence. We put a man on the moon because Sputnik made us mad at being number two in space. Getting mad in a constructive way is good for the soul- and the country.
-Lee Iacocca

ACA out of detent. Mode control, both auto. Descent engine command override, off. (Actual first words spoken after Apollo 11 landed on the moon)
-Buzz Aldrin

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.
-David Letterman

Any culture which can put a man on the Moon is capable of gathering all the nations of the earth in peace, justice and concord.
-Richard M. Nixon

Don't blame it on the sunshine. Don't blame it on the moonlight. Blame it on the boogie.
-Michael Jackson

For me, the best thing about Cyberpunk is that it taught me how to enjoy shopping malls, which used to terrify me. Now I just imagine the whole thing is two miles below the moon's surface, and that half the people's right-brains have been eaten by roboticized steel rats. And suddenly it's interesting again.
-Rudy Rucker

I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are, they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
-George Bernard Shaw

I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books.
-Arthur C. Clarke

If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we put them all there?
-Unattributed

In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!
-Jules Verne

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
-Rita Mae Brown

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
-Karl Kraus

So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can't even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and, vroom.
-Russell Baker

Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.
-Carl Jung

The message from the moon which we have flashed to the far corners of this planet is that no problem need any longer be considered insoluble.
-Norman Cousins

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
-Carl Sandburg

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
-Havelock Ellis

The youth gets together the materials for a bridge to the moon, and at length the middle-aged man decides to make a woodshed with them.
-Henry David Thoreau

Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.
-Hermann Hesse

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. (John F. Kennedy speech at Rice University delivered September 12, 1962)
-Theodore (Ted) Sorensen

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
-Thomas Merton

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
-Norman Cousins

What we will have attained when Neil Armstrong steps down upon the moon is a completely new step in the evolution of man.
-Wernher von Braun

When a dog howls at the moon, we call it religion. When he barks at strangers, we call it patriotism.
-Edward Abbey


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