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

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

- 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

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

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

- Neil Armstrong

NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.

- Neil Armstrong

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. 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

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.

- 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