Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 9, 2016 – John Glenn

 

“Godspeed, John Glenn.”

Scott Carpenter, as mission controller, as Glenn was about to launch into orbit on Friendship 7 (20 February 1962)

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To me, there is no greater calling … If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I’ve accomplished something.

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“When the new becomes commonplace, people become accustomed to it. That’s a tribute to our sense of adventure.”

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“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

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“An end of something means the beginning of something else, and I don’t think that something else is going to be the death of the manned space program.”

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“I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.”

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“Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.”

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“The best space movie in my view is ‘Apollo 13.’ That’s just the way it happened.”

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“I spent 23 years in the military. I think I’m in a good position to make those judgments on what is necessary in the military and what is not necessary, without buying a lot of things that would not really add to our security.”

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“The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.”

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“I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.”

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“One of the first things I learned in the Marine Corps is that any military mission has to be defined as precisely as you can possibly define it, and then you size the force and equipment force to accomplish that mission without fail.”

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“You should run your life not by the calendar but how you feel, and what you’re interests are and ambitions.”

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“We’re not up there in space just to joyride around. We’re up there to do things that are of value to everybody right here on Earth.”

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“I liked flying, when I got into it, loved it. And I found I was very good at it. I’m not modest about the fact that I was a good pilot.”

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“It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using – who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon-the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities.”

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“Old folks have dreams and ambitions too, like everybody else. Don’t sit on a couch someplace.”

Wikipedia: John Glenn

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