A country that can put men on the moon can put women in the Constitution.
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.
ACA out of detent. Mode control, both auto. Descent engine command
override, off. (Actual first words spoken after Apollo 11 landed on the
America is the only country where a significant proportion of the
population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon
landing was faked.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had
they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
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.
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,
-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?
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.
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.