65 Inspirational Buzz Aldrin Quotes On Success In Life

Buzz Aldrin is an American former astronaut, engineer, and fighter pilot. Aldrin made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and as the lunar module pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two people to land on the Moon. Following the deaths of Armstrong in 2012 and Michael Collins in 2021, Aldrin is now the last surviving crew member of Apollo 11. These Buzz Aldrin quotes will motivate you.

Best Buzz Aldrin Quotes

  1. “No dream is too high for those with their eyes in the sky!” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  2. “There’s a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  3. “A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other’s individual aims and aspirations.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  4. “It’s real easy to manufacture what you think the people want to hear. But that’s not very honest.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  5. “Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what’s beyond.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  6. “I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  7. “Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  8. “If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  9. “Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.” ~ Buzz Aldrin Quotes
  10. “Sending a couple of guys to the Moon and bringing them back safely? That’s a stunt! That’s not historic.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  11. “History will remember the inhabitants of this century as the people who went from Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, only to languish for the next 30 in low Earth orbit. At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  12. “Bravery comes along as a gradual accumulation of discipline.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  13. “Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding – yet beautiful – Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  14. “The final frontier may be human relationships, one person to another.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  15. “I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.'” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  16. “There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  17. “Fear and worry are emotions that cloud the mind from being able to think clearly, to remember what the procedures are to deal with that emergency.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  18. “We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  19. “The universe is the way it is. It’s not going to be changed by supplications.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  20. “My sister called me “Buzzard” when I was a baby – she couldn’t say “Brother” so I’ve been Buzz my whole life.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  21. “Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  22. “Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don’t have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what’s going on and what you should be involved in.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  23. “For every winner, there’s a loser. And that person didn’t really need to lose. They just didn’t understand the game plan.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  24. “To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  25. “The surface of the moon is like nothing here on Earth! It’s totally lacking any evidence of life. It has lots of fine, talcum-powderlike dust mixed with a complete variety of pebbles, rocks, and boulders. Many pebbles, fewer rocks, and even fewer boulders naturally make up its surface. The dust is a very fine, overall dark gray. And with no air molecules to separate the dust, it clings together like cement.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  26. “The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  27. “A mind concerned about danger is a clouded mind. It’s paralyzing.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  28. “Kids, help your parents if they don’t know how to use a smartphone.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  29. “When we set out to land people on the surface of Mars, I think we should as a nation, as a world, commit ourselves to supporting a growing settlement and colonization there. To visit a few times and then withdraw would be an unforgivable waste of resources.” ~ Buzz Aldrin Quotes
  30. “Once you’ve been first, it cannot be done again. Not by you, not by anyone else.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  31. “You are not going to change the minds of people who are looking for attention.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  32. “The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  33. “There are always door openings. And gradually, it accumulates. The opportunities open up in front of you.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  34. “There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  35. “They didn’t tell me I was going into space until after they locked the shuttle doors and started counting down.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  36. “We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  37. “Mars is there, waiting to be reached.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  38. “We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  39. “The urge to explore has propelled evolution since the first water creatures reconnoitered the land. Like all living systems, cultures cannot remain static; they evolve or decline. They explore or expire. . . . Beyond all rationales, space flight is a spiritual quest in the broadest sense, one promising a revitalization of humanity and a rebirth of hope no less profound than the great opening out of mind and spirit at the dawn of our modern age.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  40. “There’s no doubt who was a leader in space after the Apollo Program. Nobody came close to us. And our education system, in science, technology, engineering and math, was at the top of the world. It’s no longer there. We’re descending rather rapidly.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  41. “At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  42. “Armstrong described the lunar surface as ‘beautiful.’ I thought to myself, ‘It’s not really beautiful. It’s magnificent that we’re here, but what a desolate place we are visiting.'” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  43. “Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  44. “I expected the unexpected and went [on the Moon] with an open mind. I think the visual scene was described by my words on first landing – “magnificent desolation.” Magnificent for the achievement of being there, and desolate for the eons of lifelessness.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  45. “The g-forces increased and I wasn’t able to continue to hold the camera against the window, so I had to lay it back against my chest, but still continued to photograph the re-entry until there was no more unusual visual effects of the energy in the atmosphere. And it was very comforting to understand that the people in Houston, the controllers, had very high confidence that we were on the right path.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  46. “I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  47. “I was given permission to serve myself Communion, with wine and a wafer, on the surface on the Moon. But I was advised not to say anything about it at the time. Someone had strongly objected to the Apollo 8 crew reading from the Bible. We didn’t want to get into any further trouble with the religious critics.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  48. “I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I’m a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  49. “My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  50. “My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  51. “My own American Dream was to serve my country as best I could and make a difference in America – and in the world.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  52. “Any observations from the Moon or a sense of realising this or that about the greater meaning of things wasn’t as influential for me as the experience of coming back and dealing with being a person who’s been to the Moon.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  53. “The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. To my knowledge, they didn’t wait around for a return trip to Europe. You settle some place with a purpose. If you don’t want to do that, stay home. You avoid an awful lot of risks by not venturing outward.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  54. “Everyone should take their hats off to Neil Armstrong. He is a humble guy who doesn’t wave his own flag.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  55. “As a student, I wrote English reports on science fiction.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  56. “When you’re in a spacecraft, you need to know what things you can touch and what things you shouldn’t touch!” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  57. “My favourite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive.” ~ Buzz Aldrin Quotes
  58. “I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  59. “The beauty of Hawaii probably surpasses other places. I like the Big Island and the two mountains, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, where you can look out at the stars.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  60. “Unfortunately, kids are led to believe things are easier to achieve than they really are.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  61. “I want to keep on the move, keep stimulated and challenged.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

  62. “There are a lot of reasons for not doing something. And if humanity had come up with all the reasons for not doing something we wouldn’t have spread across the Earth the way we have. There’s a curiosity, and I would submit that that curiosity will put human beings on the surface of Mars.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  63. “I inherited depression from my mother‘s side of the family. Her father committed suicide. She committed suicide the year before I went to the moon.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  64. “America must dream again, and have the faith to achieve the dream.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
  65. “This has been far more than three men on a mission to the Moon; more still than the efforts of a government and industry team; more, even, than the efforts of one nation. We feel this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.” ~ Buzz Aldrin

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