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Leroy Chiao Quotes and Sayings

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Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep
the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle
flights and resumption of major ISS construction.
- Leroy Chiao

But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight,
coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams,
and figuring out how you're going to operate together.
- Leroy Chiao

I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
- Leroy Chiao

I hope that China will continue with space exploration.
It would be logical to have international co-operation.
I hope that it will come about and that I can be involved in it.
- Leroy Chiao

 

One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China.
And I did actually take some photos,
but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
- Leroy Chiao

Of course, you'll have to meet the physical and psychological demands.
A space walk takes a lot of energy.
- Leroy Chiao

There were different challenges along the way.
Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant.
- Leroy Chiao

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The most interesting thing was looking out the window
and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
- Leroy Chiao

One day, people will be able to buy tickets to visit space.
- Leroy Chiao

Tinkering is something we need to know how to do in
order to keep something like the space station running.
I am a tinkerer by nature.
- Leroy Chiao

There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically
helped me in my career as an astronaut,
it was more the general education in engineering.
Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course.
So, it made me strong and resourceful.
- Leroy Chiao

I spent a lot of my time working in the American module,
and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things,
and we'd meet up at meal times.
So it actually worked out very well.
- Leroy Chiao

I would say keep supporting space flight,
keep telling the public and the politicians why it's
important to advance science and explore the galaxy.
I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.
- Leroy Chiao

Well, it's still a bit uncertain, but I will do the consulting,
and I'll see how I can contribute.
But I'm sure whatever I do will involve the space program.
That's where my passion is.
- Leroy Chiao

Coming down under a parachute is quite different as well.
You hit the ground pretty hard, but all the systems
work very well to keep it from hurting,
so it doesn't even hurt when you hit.
It was a great experience to be able to do both.
- Leroy Chiao

I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting
to see China actually launch their own astronauts,
becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia,
to do so.
- Leroy Chiao

I think it's good to have competition.
Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts,
so it's good for all of us.
It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader.
- Leroy Chiao

I had done everything I could do as an astronaut,
and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts
waiting for their first missions,
and so my role really should be to step aside and help
them prepare for their missions,
rather than to try to get another mission.
- Leroy Chiao

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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