Fifty years ago the first astronauts landed on the moon. This event brought to the world the victory of science, hopes and dreams – and proof that anything can be achieved with hard work, bravery and spirit.
In recognition of this historic and important event, I want to share Neil Armstrong’s quote. It is the most important quotation this year, just as it was fifty years ago:
“With courage, imagination, and the will to explore – nothing is impossible.”
Whether it is landing on the moon, or finding your way, or taking a risk – Neil Armstrong nailed it.
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Let’s hope that 2020 is a big step for mankind!
Wonderful quote, Jennie. Earlier this year, I asked ‘my kids’ who said it and gave them a choice. With some quick but serious thinking (their expressions showed that) 50% attributed it to JK Rowling. 🤓
Really! That’s so interesting. I’m glad you like the quote, too, Steve.
this one says everything.
It really does!
I hope we find the courage again soon, Jennie. I truly believe we can solve every problem if we try. Thanks for reminding us.
I do, too. And, I absolutely believe we can. Thanks, Dan.
2020 still reads like a ‘future’ date to me, Jennie. Hard to believe I will be living in that year.
Best wishes, Pete.
Do you realize that in 2020, 1970 will be 50 years ago? I can’t get my head wrapped that.
Yes, I am always aware of that. I remember going to see the film ‘2001’, and never imagining still being alive by that date. 🙂
I know… 😳
thank you very much for sharing this quote. We suppose, a lot is possible with courage, imagination and the will to explore. “nothing is impossible” sounds to us a bit like human hubris. Isn’t it important as well to see our limitations?
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Well said. And it’s always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog. Happy New Year to the Fab Four. 🙂
Those words are as pertinent today as they were 50 years ago. Great choice Jennie!
Thank you, Pam!
Neil was a wise soul, wasn’t he?
And so are you, my friend.
Yes, he was. Thank you, Hook. 🙂
This is a great quote, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie. It certainly resonates with me.
Jennie, thank you for this wonderful quotation!!!
You are welcome, Charles. I thought you would like it.
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Here is a wonderful and important quotation from Neil Armstrong, but to us by Jennie, the excellent teacher!
Thank you, Charles!
Amen, Jeannie. Thanks for the reminder.
I’m glad you feel the same way, John. It’s a great reminder. I can’t wrap my head around the event being 50 years ago.
My oldest was a year old when we landed on the moon. He’s fifty one so I guess it is true.
That puts it in perspective, John. It must be true. 🙂
It was a great quote then as it is now. It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years. Gosh, I’m getting old.
I know what you mean, Marlene. 50 years is a big wow. I think the quote is timeless.
A perfect quote to start the year. All the best for 2020.
I think so, too. Happy New Year and good wishes for 2020, Darlene.
Excellent quote, Charles!
That is just a beautiful way to mentally start the New Year. Thank you for being the inspiring person you are, Jennie. It is such a pleasure and honor and inspiration to know you. Anne always
Thank you so much, Anne. Your words are inspiring and music appreciated. Really. ❤️
Ditto for you!
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We could use some new giant steps toward mankind! Happy New Year Jennie! ❤
Yes, we could! Happy New Year, Debby. ❤️
Thanks Jennie ❤
You’re welcome, Debby. 😍
Hanging on to hope! Love Neil Armstrong’s quote–he had it just right. ❤ May 2020 be a year of hope for all of us. xo
Hear hear, Bette! ❤️
Love it, Jeannie!
Thank you, Norah!
Be not too happy, Jennie! Bavaria will soon launch the star offensive. With slurry fork and beer barrel into space. Lol The hillbillies arriving, Mr. Moon will emigrate to the States. 😉