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By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

The statistics of life out there and the statistics of intelligent beings and advanced civilization is a certainty, the way I look at it. It has not been accepted, because we've been in an anthropocentric era.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

Getting out of the comfortable path, that's what exploration is all about.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

I came from an extraordinarily dysfunctional family, full of abuse and alcoholism. And eventually everyone within the family had committed suicide.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

I never read a single book as a child. I did not read as a child. I worked on the farm. I had books in the classroom, but that was it. I never read a single book outside of the classroom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

I’m not a risk taker. But astronauts are professionals, so you get out on the field and play ball. I tried to take it in stride because that’s what I had to do to get into space. That’s where I belong, and I’m pretty good at it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

It's hard to say what drives a three year-old, but I think I had a sense that nature was my solace, and nature was a place in which there was beauty, in which there was order.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

I think there are huge lessons there, for young people who are getting started in life, as well as other people. And that is, to take responsibility for your own life. Only you are responsible for the course you take from there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

Whitman expressed the whole universe in his poetry and in his catalogues. That attitude almost defines what we call American romanticism, or American transcendentalism. I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I’m in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense; it has particular ways of catching an environment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

I'm such a long-term investor, I've never really let go and celebrated what I did with the Hubble telescope.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

Hubble touches people. When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

It is humanity's destiny to explore the universe. When we start thinking and working on that cosmic level, we will transcend our parochial differences and tribal natures and become global creatures, solar system creatures. Then we will figure out where we fit in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

There really isn't a time to pause and have a celebration. I feel so serious about the whole thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

Statistically it's a certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe they're so advanced they're even doing interstellar travel. I believe it's possible they even came here.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

I work for perfection, for perfection's sake. I don't care what the external reasons are. And it's much more like a ballerina on opening night. You've done what you've got to do. When you go out, the purpose is to turn a perfect turn. You are not thinking about the future of the company, you are not thinking about your future, you're not thinking about the critics, it is you and the perfect turn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Story Musgrave

The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future. And if what you see in your future has no hope, it has no potential, then you view the past that brought you to here as not very good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Story Musgrave

That I learned even as a three year-old that I see this world that is really a mess and I learned to say, this is not me. I am not the one that is messed up. It is out there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Story Musgrave

I have a great relationship with animals, and with children. I get to their level. I try to see the way a child looks at the world, it's hugely different.