Michael Collins Quotes

I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.

I am alone in command of the lunar module.

The important achievement of Apollo was translating that inspiration into action.

I don’t mean to deny the importance of the Internet, but what’s important is not the medium, but the message.

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet.

We are all explorers driven by curiosity.

Space exploration is the ultimate expression of human curiosity.

We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space.

I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges.

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.

In my view, the space shuttle is obsolete.

We are in unknown territory, now where no human has ever been.

The important thing is to never stop questioning.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Knowledge comes from discovery, and discovery comes from exploration.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me – a small disk, 240,000 miles away. It was hard to think that that little thing held so many problems, so many frustrations.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.

Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.

The Moon is the only place in space where humanity has left physical evidence of our presence.

Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean.

The Moon was there, tantalizingly close, and yet so far away.

Science is global. Einstein’s equation, E=mc^2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, and we should not distort it.

We explore not to conquer, but to understand.

The Moon is a gateway to the stars.

The Moon may be the fulfillment of a dream, but it’s only the beginning.

The desire to reach the stars is deeply embedded in our human nature.

The Moon is our stepping stone to the solar system.

We have always been explorers. It’s in our DNA.

The Moon is a scientific wonderland.

The Moon is a place to dream.

The Moon is a place of endless possibilities.

The Moon is a teacher of humility.

Exploration is a state of mind.

The Moon is a reflection of our potential.

The Moon is a beacon of hope.

The Moon is our companion in the cosmos.

The Moon is a reminder of our place in the universe.

The Moon is a source of inspiration.

The Moon is a symbol of our ambition.

The Moon is a source of awe and wonder.

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