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I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all. ...
by Alan Shepard

I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.
- Alan Shepard

You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are
just paying more attention to what you are doing.
- Alan Shepard

I think the sense of family and family achievement,
plus the discipline which I received there from that
one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.
- Alan Shepard

Of course I was delighted the flight was over,
but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin,
I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling,
and so on.
- Alan Shepard

 

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics
which said that probably 88% chance of mission success
and maybe 96% chance of survival.
And we were willing to take those odds.
- Alan Shepard

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator,
by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
- Alan Shepard

Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every
Saturday morning to the nearest airport,
ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars,
and clean up the hangars.
- Alan Shepard

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They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
- Alan Shepard

I didn't mind studying.
Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested
me more than some of the more artistic subjects,
but I think I was a pretty good student.
- Alan Shepard

The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built.
Unfortunately we didn't get more than four feet off the ground,
because it crashed.
- Alan Shepard

It's been a long way, but we're here.
- Alan Shepard

You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world.
- Alan Shepard

Of course, in our grade school, in those days,
there were no organized sports at all.
We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.
- Alan Shepard

It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and
realize that one's safety factor was determined by
the lowest bidder on a government contract.
- Alan Shepard

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

We also knew it would be difficult, because of the
financial condition of the family,
for me to go to college.
- Alan Shepard

The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer -
which was carrying me,
with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff -
pulled up to the launch pad.
- Alan Shepard

You've done it in the simulator so many times,
you don't have a real sense of being excited when the flight is going on.
You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs,
you are busy doing what you have to do.
- Alan Shepard

But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty,
to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school,
I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.
- Alan Shepard

Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better,
to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown.
That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots,
and that led to the astronaut business.
- Alan Shepard

I woke up an hour before I was supposed to,
and started going over the mental checklist:
where do I go from here,
what do I do? I don't remember eating anything at all,
just going through the physical, getting into the suit.
We practiced that so much, it was all rote.
- Alan Shepard

The rocket had worked perfectly, and all I had to do
was survive the reentry forces.
You do it all, in a flight like that,
in a rather short period of time, just 16 minutes as a matter of fact.
- Alan Shepard

So everything turned out fine, and we were given the
opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space,
and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.
- Alan Shepard

Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist,
geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because
you believe you are good in your field,
and you can contribute, not because you are going to
get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back.
- Alan Shepard

The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed
and orientation and so on and responded as he would
from the same cues in an airplane,
but there was no way it flew the same.
The simulators had showed us that.
- Alan Shepard

We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able
to cope with zero gravity,
we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on.
So all of us trained so that we were probably in the
best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point.
- Alan Shepard

You have to be there not for the fame and glory and
recognition and being a page in a history book,
but you have to be there because you believe your talent
and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.
- Alan Shepard

We worked with the engineers in the design and construction
and testing phases in those various areas,
then we would get back together at the end of the week
and brief each other as to what had gone on.
- Alan Shepard

And I think that still is true of this business -
which is basically research and development -
that you probably spend more time in planning and training
and designing for things to go wrong,
and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right.
- Alan Shepard

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles.
- Brock Yates

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another.
But by all means, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I admit to drinking it, but I did not swallow.
- Kinky Friedman

I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually
any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
- Candice Bergen

I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake.
I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras,
not on my opposition to the Contra war.
- Bianca Jagger

I've got to admit it's getting better.
It's a little better all the time.
- Paul McCartney

Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects,
and that writing a prescription involves weighing the
potential benefits against the risks.
- Mark Udall

Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people.
Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes,
laugh at them, learn from them.
That is how they become strong.
- Richard J. Needham

I think that over the years, whether they want to admit it or not,
people have to admit that the women astronauts have
performed just as well as the men astronauts.
- Shannon Lucid

Whether animals admit it or not, they and I communicate.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis.
- Leslie Fiedler

I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom?
- Sam Levenson

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large
extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.
- Douglas Hurd

Love may not make the world go round,
but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
- Sean Connery

Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical.
- Terry McMillan

I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control.
In the final analysis, it's still about the work.
- Jim Carrey

That the variability of an organism to a certain extent
is a constant and certain condition of life we admit,
otherwise there would be no distinguishable individuals of a species.
- Richard Owen

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally
lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology,
often with ample justification.
- Richard Wall

I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
I'd certainly rather be rich than poor.
- Christine McVie

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it?
Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To admit there is no god is to provide free license
to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
- Eli Khamarov

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water.
I was not the same person and I admit that.
- Michael Moriarty

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
- Bob Edwards

I've always had a problem with people who couldn't
tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong.
- Burt Bacharach

I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks
the dishwasher is a miracle.
- Clarence Thomas

I'll admit - I was honored to be on the cover of Time.
- Ethel Merman

I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
If there's a bogey then just pick it,
man.
- Justin Timberlake

This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization
is that we should admit that the economy of each country
is dependent on the economy of all the others.
- Richard Grasso


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