65 Apollo Quotes On Success In Life

These apollo quotes will inspire you. Apollo, the Greek and Roman god of sunlight, prophecy, music, and poetry.

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Best Apollo Quotes

  1. “It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don’t care.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  2. “The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.” ~ Jose Marti
  4. “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

  5. “How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo’s lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar’d sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns” ~ John Milton
  6. “Nor does Apollo keep his bow continually drawn.
    [Lat., Neque semper arcum
    Tendit Apollo.]” ~ Horace
  7. “I should fear the infinite power and inflexible justice of the almighty mortal hardly as yet apotheosized, so wholly masculine, with no sister Juno, no Apollo, no Venus, nor Minerva, to intercede for me, thumoi phileousa te, kedomene te.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  8. “Apollo at Delphi, through the oracular utterance of his priestess, pronounced Socrates the wisest of men. Of him it is related that he said with sagacity and great learning that the human breast should have been furnished with open windows, so that men might not keep their feelings concealed, but have them open to the view. Oh that nature, following his idea, had constructed them thus unfolded and obvious to the view.” ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  9. “I don’t care what anything was designed to do, I care about what it can do.” ~ Gene Kranz

  10. “I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I’m dying to go to a space camp next summer!” ~ Natalie Portman
  11. “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  12. “Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It’s supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it’s in the Pacific Ocean instead.” ~ David R. Brower
  13. “So you wound up with Apollo/If he’s sometimes hard to swallow/Use this.” ~ Paul Newman

  14. “I grew up watching a lot of the coverage of the early U.S. space program, all the way back starting with Mercury and then through Gemini and Apollo and of course going to the moon as the main part of the Apollo program.” ~ Linda M. Godwin
  15. “As I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come…I’d like to just (say) what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. As we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. “Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.”” ~ Gene Cernan , Apollo quotes God
  16. “The honor you have given us goes not to us as a crew, but to … all Americans, who believed, who persevered with us. What Apollo has begun we hope will spread out in many directions, not just in space, but underneath the seas, and in the cities to tell us unforgettably what we will and must do. There are footprints on the moon. Those footprints belong to each and every one of you, to all mankind. They are there because of the blood, sweat, and tears of millions of people. Those footprints are the symbol of true human spirit.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  17. “It’s too bad, but the way American people are, now that they have all this capability, instead of taking advantage of it, they’ll probably just piss it all away.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  18. “First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  19. “in a sense, all poetry is positional: to try to express one’s position in regard to the universe embraced by consciousness, is an immemorial urge. The arms of consciousness reach out and grope, and the longer they are the better. Tentacles, not wings, are Apollo’s natural members.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
  20. “Hey, we missed the whole thing.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  21. “Some of the wives didn’t keep up with the program. It started breaking apart during the Apollo days.” ~ Wally Schirra
  22. “Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability.” ~ Solomon Burke
  23. “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.” ~ Tom Hanks

  24. “He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one” ~ Wally Schirra
  25. “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
  26. “Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne, Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific, and all his men Look’d at each other with a wild surmise, Silent, upon a peak in Darien.” ~ John Keats
  27. “The wildest hath not such a heart as you. Run when you will, the story shall be changed: Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase; The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind Makes speed to catch the tiger; bootless speed, When cowardice pursues and valour flies.” ~ William Shakespeare
  28. “Long ago Apollo called to Arist├Žus, youngest of the shepherds, Saying, “I will make you keeper of my bees.” Golden were the hives, and golden was the honey; golden, too, the music, Where the honey-makers hummed among the trees.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

  29. “Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit – sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.” ~ John Keats
  30. “Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave
    Round every spot where trod Apollo’s foot;
    Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit,
    Where long ago a giant battle was;
    And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass
    In every place where infant Orpheus slept.
    Feel we these things? – that moment have we stept
    Into a sort of oneness, and our state
    Is like a floating spirit’s. But there are
    Richer entanglements, enthralments far
    More self-destroying, leading, by degrees,
    To the chief intensity: the crown of these
    Is made of love and friendship, and sits high
    Upon the forehead of humanity.” ~ John Keats
  31. “Apollo, sacred guard of earth’s true core, Whence first came frenzied, wild prophetic word.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  32. “It’s a strange, eerie sensation to fly a lunar landing trajectory not difficult, but somewhat complex and unforgiving.” ~ Neil Armstrong

  33. “I’m like that guy who single-handedly built the rocket and flew to the moon. What was his name? Apollo Creed?” ~ Homer
  34. “Isn’t it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents ? And it always just happens to be the right religion. Religions run in families. If we’d been brought up in ancient Greece we would all be worshiping Zeus and Apollo. If we had been born Vikings we would be worshiping Wotan and Thor. How does this come about ? Through childhood indoctrination.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  35. “I’m proud to be an American, I’ll tell you. What a program and what a place and what an experience.” ~ Charles Duke
  36. “You could see the flames and the outer skin of the spacecraft glowing; and burning, baseball size chunks flying off behind us. It was an eerie feeling, like being a gnat inside a blowtorch flame.” ~ William Anders

  37. “You could see the flames and the outer skin of the spacecraft glowing; and burning, baseball size chunks flying off behind us. It was an eerie feeling, like being a gnat inside a blowtorch flame.” ~ William Anders
  38. “The view of the moon that we’ve been having recently is really spectacular. It fills about three-quarters of the hatch window, and of course we can see the entire circumference even though part of it is in complete shadow and part of it is in earthshine. It’s a view worth the price of the trip.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  39. “I wouldn’t trade my career with anybody’s. I’d trade a few movies with Tom Hanks – ‘Apollo 13 and ‘Forrest Gump’ – but other than that, I love my career.” ~ John Travolta
  40. “We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  41. “There’s no telling from poem to poem where this brilliant ‘conversation’ about maleness and gender will lead—there are poems about husbands and wives, parents and children, Elvis, Apollo, Walt Whitman, rhythms of its politics. Manthology is a remarkably honest and enormously heartening collection.” ~ Nancy Eimers
  42. “I believe that the message of Apollo XI was that in the spirit of Apollo, a free and open spirit, you can attack a very difficult goal and achieve it, if you can all agree and work together to achieve that goal.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  43. “My first Hip Hop concert was at the Apollo at the age of 12. Southpaw’s father was interviewing Queen Latifah and Treach as well as many others. The place was so packed no one could move but I got to be backstage with the video equipment and so I saw the show from a great place.” ~ Immortal Technique
  44. “I wanted to play the Apollo Theater because I didn’t think I was going to be on the earth long.” ~ Rick James

  45. “My iPhone has 2 million times the storage of the 1969 Apollo 11 computer. They went to the moon. I throw birds at pig houses” ~ Bill Murray
  46. “My iPhone has 2 million times the storage of the 1969 Apollo 11 computer. They went to the moon. I throw birds at pig houses” ~ Bill Murray
  47. “The next 15 years will see thousands of people leave the atmosphere on suborbital flights. My company’s SS2 system might fly 100,000 people by 2024. If it is shown to be highly profitable, perhaps we will see 20,000 people traveling to orbit by 2035, and then thousands to the moon by 2050. If we make a courageous decision, like the program we kicked off for Apollo, we will see our grandchildren in outposts on other planets.” ~ Burt Rutan
  48. “Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You’ve got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot.” ~ Charles Duke

  49. “Is the Moon made out of green cheese? No, it’s American cheese.” ~ William Anders
  50. “Houston, that may have seemed like a very long final phase. The autotargeting was taking us right into a … crater, with a large number of big boulders and rocks … and it required … flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  51. “We’re number one on the runway.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  52. “There are two of them up here.” ~ Neil Armstrong

  53. “OK, let’s get this mother out of here.” ~ Gene Cernan
  54. “But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask; why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?” ~ John F. Kennedy
  55. “But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask; why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?” ~ John F. Kennedy
  56. “A little levity is appropriate in a dangerous trade.” ~ Wally Schirra

  57. “In less than 70 hours, three astronauts will be launched on the flight of Apollo 8 from the Cape Kennedy Space Center on a research journey to circle the moon. This will involve known risks of great magnitude and probable risks which have not been foreseen. Apollo 8 has 5,600,000 parts and 1.5 million systems, subsystems and assemblies. With 99.9 percent reliability, we could expect 5,600 defects. Hence the striving for perfection and the use of redundancy which characterize the Apollo program.” ~ Jerome F. Lederer
  58. “Nothing is more symptomatic of the enervation, of the decompression of the Western imagination, than our incapacity to respond to the landings on the Moon. Not a single great poem, picture, metaphor has come of this breathtaking act, of Prometheus’ rescue of Icarus or of Phaeton in flight towards the stars.” ~ George Steiner
  59. “… the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  60. “How do you expect to get us to the Moon if you people can’t even hook us up with a ground station?” ~ Gus Grissom

  61. “Nothing is more symptomatic of the enervation, of the decompression of the Western imagination, than our incapacity to respond to the landings on the Moon. Not a single great poem, picture, metaphor has come of this breathtaking act, of Prometheus’ rescue of Icarus or of Phaeton in flight towards the stars.” ~ George Steiner
  62. “Columbus did not know where he was going, how far it was, nor where he had been after his return. With Apollo, there is no such lack of information. Nevertheless, the flight will involve risks of great magnitude and probably risks that have not been foreseen.” ~ Jerome F. Lederer
  63. “We’ve got a bad fire let’s get out . . . We’re burning up.” ~ Roger B. Chaffee

  64. “So Nemerov showed us this picture, which is of Apollo flaying Marcius. You don’t think of Apollo as being the sort of person who would skin someone alive. But the story behind it was that there was this guy who was a really great musician, and all the women loved him, and people started saying he was the best musician in the world, so Apollo got jealous and he challenged this guy to a musical dual. They would each play a song and the muses would judge who was the better musician.” ~ Larkin Grimm
  65. “Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight, And burned is Apollo’s laurel bough, That sometime grew within this learned man. Faustus is gone.” ~ Christopher Marlowe

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