Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Jim Lovell, fully James "Jim" Arthur Lovell

American NASA Astronaut, Commander of Apollo 13 Mission Test Pilot, Captain U.S. Navy, Eagle Scout, Presidential Medal for Freedom, Awarded Two Navy Distinguished Flying Crosses

"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring - the earth from here is a vast ovation to the big vastness of space."

"Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. "

"You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home."

"There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen."