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Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
by Neil Armstrong

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

I fully expected that, by the end of the century,
we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.
- Neil Armstrong

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first.
I was just chosen to command that flight.
Circumstance put me in that particular role.
That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong

 

Pilots take no special joy in walking.
Pilots like flying.
- Neil Armstrong

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats.
I don't intend to waste any of mine.
- Neil Armstrong

Research is creating new knowledge.
- Neil Armstrong

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Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.
- Neil Armstrong

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

The one thing I regret was that my work required an
enormous amount of my time,
and a lot of travel.
- Neil Armstrong

Science has not yet mastered prophecy.
We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
- Neil Armstrong

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks,
but for the ledger of our daily work.
- Neil Armstrong

In much of society, research means to investigate something
you do not know or understand.
- Neil Armstrong

As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio,
about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the
Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
- Neil Armstrong

Houston, Tranquillity Base here.
The Eagle has landed.
- Neil Armstrong

I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
- Neil Armstrong

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
July 1969 AD.
We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
- Neil Armstrong

We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated
to doing the perfect job,
and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.
- Neil Armstrong

If that's there, I believe that technology will probably
step up to their part of it.
- Neil Armstrong

The Eagle has landed.
- Neil Armstrong

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident,
because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
- Neil Armstrong

It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight.
The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature
is so much more pronounced than here on earth.
It's an interesting place to be.
I recommend it.
- Neil Armstrong

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating
that humanity is not forever chained to this planet
and our visions go rather further than that and our
opportunities are unlimited.
- Neil Armstrong

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea,
pretty and blue, was the Earth.
I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant.
I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the
nature of the human being to face challenges.
It's by the nature of his deep inner soul...
we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
- Neil Armstrong

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

One may say the eternal mystery of the world
is its comprehensibility.
- Albert Einstein

It was the experience of mystery -
even if mixed with fear -
that engendered religion.
- Albert Einstein

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
- Lord Byron

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery.
For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
- Marshall McLuhan

Mystery is not profoundness.
- Charles Caleb Colton

As a male writer, women are always what men pursue,
and their world is always a mystery.
So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds.
- Gao Xingjian

Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another.
I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder
and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
- Kate DiCamillo

Don't become a mere recorder of facts,
but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
- Ivan Pavlov

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

We also maintain - again with perfect truth -
that mystery is more than half of beauty,
the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
- Richard Le Gallienne

That's what everyone said attracted them to Lantana -
I call it an adult mystery,
because it's not a thriller in the sense of that other way,
but it is a mystery.
- Barbara Hershey

The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets
into my head like liquor,
and makes me wild.
- Wilkie Collins

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder,
to the enduring fact of mystery.
- Henry Miller

If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull,
wouldn't it?
- Sidney Buchman

Everything is a mystery, ourselves, and all things both simple and humble.
- Giorgio Morandi

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
- Rene Daumal

There is no greater mystery to me than that of light
traveling through darkness.
- Alexander Volkov

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace -
only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
- Anne Lamott

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold,
and its preservation is a fine thing.
- Tim Cahill

What is it like to fall asleep? What happens? Where
do we go? Why don't we remember? Since childhood most
of us have wondered about the mystery of sleep.
- Henry Reed

But that's why there are so few women stars today.
Pornography has taken away the mystery.
- Irene Dunne

I would love to do some kind of mystery movie,
or an action flick, something with that combination.
- Christina Milian

Not for models.
SuicideGirls is a mystery to me because I thought only women ran the site.
- Richard Kern

Veiling truth in mystery.
- Virgil

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,
but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman

The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men,
but the mystery story line is pretty cool.
It's got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.
- James Denton

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some
larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.
- Maynard James Keenan

I hear the singing of the lives of women.
They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
- Muriel Rukeyser

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world,
a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
- A. C. Benson

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
- Richard Ford

These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum!
And by its mystery Each is no less but more.
- Benjamin Britten


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