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" Fear connotes something that interferes with what you're doing. "
" I was hooked on aviation, made model airplanes, and never thought I would be able to fly myself. It cost too much. But then World War II came along and changed all that. "
" I say let's not gamble with American jobs and America's future. "
" As far as entertainment, 'The Right Stuff' is a good movie. As far as a documentary of the early space days, which they purported it to be, it is not at all. "
" This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century. "
" If people like Edison had waited to make every - or Ben Franklin or some of those people had waited to solve every problem on Earth before they did their research or before they were curious about doing something new, we'd never have made a lot of the progress we have. "
" The space station is the most unique laboratory we've ever built. The reason we have it is to do research on materials, people, medical matters, pharmaceuticals - the possibilities are nearly endless. "
" You can always say that it was scarce dollars when Lewis and Clark wanted to go to the West Coast and explore the West. And people complained about it, I understand, from a reading of the history books. "
" The time will come when we permit more people in space. "
" In the old days, the Soviets were using space as a selling point for communism. "
" It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using - who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon-the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities. "
" In orbit, you're keyed up and aware of everything going on, every little noise, anything that may have special meaning because of where you are. "
" I liked flying, when I got into it, loved it. And I found I was very good at it. I'm not modest about the fact that I was a good pilot. "
" People keep talking about how we have to go to Mars. We may want to go to Mars sometime. "
" I wouldn't oppose a women's astronaut training program; I just see no requirement for it. "
" An end of something means the beginning of something else, and I don't think that something else is going to be the death of the manned space program. "
" You can't relive your life. "
" You should run your life not by the calendar but how you feel, and what you're interests are and ambitions. "
" The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. "
" I'm not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: 'live-acy.' I'm more interested in living. "
" There is still no cure for the common birthday. "
" I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets. "
" I think even in bad times it's good to keep some money going into research. And that's the purpose of the whole space program. It's not just exploration and going to see how far we can go out into space and keep people alive and bring them back, although exploration certainly has its place. "
" When the new becomes commonplace, people become accustomed to it. That's a tribute to our sense of adventure. "
" Any administration foolish enough to call ketchup a vegetable cannot be expected to cut the mustard. "