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Wally Schirra Quotes and Sayings

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I don't go along with going to Moon first to build
a launch pad to go to Mars.
We should go to Mars from Earth orbit.
We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced.
- Wally Schirra

Kids today don't want to get married.
Too many of their friends have been married and divorced already.
They just don't believe in it.
- Wally Schirra

NASA should start thinking about this planet.
- Wally Schirra

John Glenn craved the publicity.
I think even John would admit that.
When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious!
He knew how to do public relations.
- Wally Schirra

 

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by,
and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going,
not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.
- Wally Schirra

I played English football - soccer -
instead of American football,
because we couldn't afford the equipment.
- Wally Schirra

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

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He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.
- Wally Schirra

I've always thought space station is a great name.
It should be like a gas station where we go for service
and supplies before heading further out.
- Wally Schirra

Each test pilot I know considers him,
or herself, now that there are women,
to be the very best.
It's very demeaning to step down the ladder once in a while.
- Wally Schirra

Some of the wives didn't keep up with the program.
It started breaking apart during the Apollo days.
- Wally Schirra

Another real problem was over putting our helmets on for re-entry,
because we all had severe head colds.
They couldn't come up there and make us.
Houston, you have a problem!
- Wally Schirra

I don't think the space station will ever do anything for exploration.
Putting people up there for a year or more is the only
way you will get anywhere near the exploration concept.
- Wally Schirra

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle,
I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing,
which I'd love to do.
I wouldn't go unless I could command it.
- Wally Schirra

At the end of our NASA careers, no one had a place for us in the military.
- Wally Schirra

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there.
He was my childhood hero.
Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him.
- Wally Schirra

We spent a lot of time in simulators.
We were going to do it right.
- Wally Schirra

I was told having a website would help me.
I have yet to figure out why my life story needs to be on the web.
- Wally Schirra

Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He took me on my first airplane ride,
where I could have a hand on the stick.
- Wally Schirra

When a test pilot comes off a flight,
there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up,
and he believes in the debriefing.
You don't keep something to yourself.
- Wally Schirra

When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl,
and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous,
that's a passing acquaintance.
When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear,
that's a rendezvous!
- Wally Schirra

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

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 PHOTO

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
- Marva Collins

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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