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Quotes of the Day for 20 July 2003 – Moon

It was on this day in 1969 that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped down from Apollo 11's lunar lander and onto the soil of the moon, the first time earthlings made that trip. We all cheered. Sometimes I'm angry that the current NASA isn't in any condition to repeat the trip, today I'll calmly accept it as a reason to send out moon quotes.

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The quotes:

If the cells and fibre in one human brain were all stretched out end to end, they would certainly reach to the moon and back. Yet the fact that they are not arranged end to end enabled man to go there himself. The astonishing tangle within our heads makes us what we are.
     - Colin Blakemore

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
     - Les Brown

Every man is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
     - Persian Proverb

The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps; does anybody know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born.
     - Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
     - Neil Alden Armstrong


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