Monday, August 27, 2012

Quotes About Neil Armstrong

Quotes About Neil Armstrong

Quotes about Neil Armstrong, who was the first human to walk on the moon, who died on 25th August 2012 at age 82.

"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind"

- Neil Armstrong

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"Next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

- Armstrong's family

"Neil was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time."

- President Barack Obama

 "We will miss him as a friend, mentor, explorer and ambassador for the American spirit of ingenuity."

- Bob Behnken, chief of the Astronaut Office, NASA.

 "Neil Armstrong understood that we should reach beyond the stars. His 'one giant leap for mankind' was taken by a giant of a man."

- U.S. Senetor Bill Nelson.

"He was the best, and I will miss him terribly."

- Michael Collins

 "We enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong."

- Charles Bolden, NASA administrator.

Monday, August 20, 2012

11 Kenny Rogers Quotes

11 Kenny Rogers Quotes to Celebrate the Birth of a Country Western Great

Author:Noel Jameson

Ready for some Kenny Rogers quotes? Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that Kenny Rogers is one of country western music's most famous players. His birthday is right around the corner and I'm kicking off a quotes celebration to honor it. Let's celebrate with Kenny with these 11 quotes from life and from his music.

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1. 'Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.'

2. 'There is a trade off -- as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.'

3. 'Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.'

4. I never had a doubt in my mind. I always knew that, with the right material, I could pop a hit.'

5. 'Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man.'

6. 'All good things must end. Like two heroes in a story, let's go out like we came in -- in a blaze of glory.'

7. It seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table, but you only want the ones you can't get.

8. Some folks called me a dreamer, other folks left and called me a fool. All I ever wanted to be was a winner, because I know a winner can never lose.'

9. 'Have I told you lately that I love you?'

10. 'And the ball goes up like the moon so bright, the boy swings his bat with all his might. and the world's so still as still can be, and the baseball falls, and that's strike three. Now it's supper time and his mama calls, little boy starts home with his bat and ball, says I am the greatest that is a fact, but even I didn't know I could pitch like that.'

11. 'You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.'

and how about this version: 'Know when to hold 'um, know when to fold 'um and know when to walk away from cameramen.'

While some of the words Kenny has spoken throughout his life have definitely held meaning, his songs hold a lot of depth too. As his August birthday quickly approaches, let's remember the man who told us it's okay to fold em, let us know we sometimes need to fight and taught us a bit about being optimistic with these eleven Kenny Rogers quotes.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

12 Madonna Quotes to Celebrate the Birth of a Music Icon

12 Madonna Quotes to Celebrate the Birth of a Music Icon

Author:Noel Jameson

Ready for some Madonna quotes? And, no, I don't mean the the religious one. I'm talking about Madonna Louise Ciccone, the one and only music icon who changed the face of fashion and music forever. If you grew up in the 80s, you've seen her go from rebellious to downright controversial and back to popular beyond belief. It's only fitting that we celebrate her August 16th birthday with some fun and flirty quotes from none other than the music queen herself.

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1. 'A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.'

2. 'When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.'

3. 'I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.'

4. 'Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.'

5. 'I always thought I should be treated like a star.'

6. 'My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either.'

7. 'To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.'

8. 'I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.'

9. 'I've always wanted to be taller. I feel like a shrimp, but that's the way it goes. I'm five-foot four-and-a-half-inches - that's actually average. Everything about me is average. Everything's normal, in the books. It's the things inside me that make me not average.'

10. 'Being blonde is definitely a different state of mind. I can't really put my finger on it, but the artifice of being blonde has some incredible sort of sexual connotation. Men really respond to it. I love blonde hair but it really does something different to you. I feel more grounded when I have dark hair, and I feel more ethereal when I have light hair. It's unexplainable. I also feel more Italian when my hair is dark.'

11. 'My having a child is not for public consumption. It's not a career move. It's not a performance to be judged or rated. Nor is my role as a mother.'

12. 'I think the ultimate challenge is to have some kind of style and grace, even though you haven't got money, or standing in society, or formal education. I had a very middle, lower-middle class sort of upbringing, but I identify with people who've had, at some point in their lives to struggle to survive. It adds another color to your character.'

How could the critics have ever hated her? Sure, she's done some pretty 'out there' things, but when push comes to shove it seems she's a pretty deep person who has her head on straight. Let's join the birthday celebration. The above 12 Madonna quotes are a great way to start.

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10 Julia Child Quotes

10 Julia Child Quotes to Celebrate American Class

Author:Noel Jameson

We'll be celebrating Julia Child's birthday on August 15th and I thought it would be the perfect time to dig up some great Julia Child quotes. After all, not many female celebrities can compare to the class and culture this woman exhibited -- even if she didn't manage to match them in beauty.

Of course, Julia is most well known for teaching us the finer things in culinary life. From eating right (and that did not, in her book, mean dieting) to enjoying your life to the fullest, Julia had quite a few tidbits of sound advice to offer. Let's remember her on the anniversary of her birth with these ten insightful quotes.

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1. 'The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.'

2. 'I think the inner person is the most important. . . . I would like to see an invention that keeps the mind alert. That's what is important.'

3. 'Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe.'

4. 'In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.'

5. 'Dining with one's friends and beloved family is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.'

6. 'Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.'

7. 'The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a 'What the hell?' attitude.'

8. 'You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.'

9. 'In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal.'

10. 'Life itself is the proper binge.'

For those of you who would like to believe that living long doesn't mean avoiding all of life's most delicious foods, Julia Child could be your hero. She lived to be more than 90 years old, and we all know she ate foods with fats and butters and creams (and she drank gin to boot!). Take that you Atkins fanatics! Take that you low-fat, low-calorie diet freaks! If you didn't love her before, these ten Julia Child quotes might just change your mind.

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