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Sally Ride Quotes and Sayings

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No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space
shuttle program is very high-risk,
and are prepared for accidents.
- Sally Ride

So I saw many planets, and they looked just a little
bit brighter than they do from Earth.
- Sally Ride

All adventures, especially into new territory,
are scary.
- Sally Ride

I don't have any nicknames.
- Sally Ride

 

On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts
have a test pilot background -
the commander and the pilot.
- Sally Ride

But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth.
- Sally Ride

So I decided on science when I was in college.
- Sally Ride

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I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely,
and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.
- Sally Ride

I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck,
the upper deck of the space shuttle.
- Sally Ride

Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.
- Sally Ride

Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the
first American woman in space.
- Sally Ride

The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter.
- Sally Ride

It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission.
- Sally Ride

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds.
- Sally Ride

Once you are assigned to a flight, the whole crew is
assigned at the same time,
and then that crew trains together for a whole year
to prepare for that flight.
- Sally Ride

So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years
before they are assigned to a flight.
- Sally Ride

NASA has to approve whatever we wear,
so there are clothes to choose from,
like space shorts -
we wear those a lot -
and NASA T-shirts.
- Sally Ride

Well, we spend an awful lot of our time working and doing experiments.
It's very busy up on the shuttle.
- Sally Ride

I liked math - that was my favorite subject -
and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
- Sally Ride

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

It's easy to sleep floating around -
it's very comfortable.
But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!
- Sally Ride

On both of my flights, everything went very well.
- Sally Ride

When you're getting ready to launch into space,
you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.
- Sally Ride

The food isn't too bad.
It's very different from the food that the astronauts
ate in the very early days of the space program.
- Sally Ride

The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class -
my class had 29 men and 6 women -
those men were all very used to working with women.
- Sally Ride

Different astronauts sleep in different ways.
- Sally Ride

I had both male and female heroes.
- Sally Ride

The view of Earth is spectacular.
- Sally Ride

But even in elementary school and junior high,
I was very interested in space and in the space program.
- Sally Ride

The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than
it was before the Challenger accident.
- Sally Ride

Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle's
robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.
- Sally Ride

After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of
time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to
fix the things that had gone wrong.
- Sally Ride

Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds -
compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up,
almost like a little bedroom.
- Sally Ride

It takes a couple of years just to get the background
and knowledge that you need before you can go into
detailed training for your mission.
- Sally Ride

I didn't really decide that I wanted to be an astronaut
for sure until the end of college.
- Sally Ride

The most anxious time was during launch,
just because that is so dramatic.
- Sally Ride

I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps -
space stamps and Olympics stamps.
- Sally Ride

I was always very interested in science,
and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.
- Sally Ride

Even though NASA tries to simulate launch,
and we practice in simulators, it's not the same -
it's not even close to the same.
- Sally Ride

The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry -
astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle.
The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency.
- Sally Ride

So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited
and very anxious and worried about that explosion -
because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch,
there's not very much you can do.
- Sally Ride

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe


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