James Irwin quotes

James Irwin photo
3   1

James Irwin

Birthdate: 17. March 1930
Date of death: 8. August 1991

James Benson "Jim" Irwin was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. Following his retirement from NASA, he became a prominent born-again Christian. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die.

Works

„Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.“

—  James Irwin

In Kevin W. Kelley The Home Planet, with Plate 38; as quoted by C.C. Gaither & Alma E Cavazos-Gaither (2003). Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics. p. 262. CRC Press. ISBN: 9781420034677
Context: The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.

„I felt the power of God as I'd never felt it before.“

—  James Irwin

In reference to an epiphany he felt at the moon. As quoted in his interview in The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/10/us/james-b-irwin-61-ex-astronaut-founded-religious-organization.html

Similar authors

Robert Fulghum photo
Robert Fulghum82
American writer
Neale Donald Walsch photo
Neale Donald Walsch26
American writer
M. Scott Peck photo
M. Scott Peck26
American psychiatrist
Robert Frost photo
Robert Frost257
American poet
Tennessee Williams photo
Tennessee Williams138
American playwright
Louise L. Hay photo
Louise L. Hay22
American writer
Lee Iacocca photo
Lee Iacocca9
American businessman
Carl R. Rogers photo
Carl R. Rogers28
American psychologist
Henry Ford photo
Henry Ford79
American industrialist
John Steinbeck photo
John Steinbeck351
American writer
Today anniversaries
Immanuel Kant photo
Immanuel Kant198
German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Erma Bombeck photo
Erma Bombeck64
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope… 1927 - 1996
Robert Oppenheimer photo
Robert Oppenheimer25
American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904 - 1967
Rita Levi-Montalcini photo
Rita Levi-Montalcini7
Italian neurologist 1909 - 2012
Another 60 today anniversaries
Similar authors
Robert Fulghum photo
Robert Fulghum82
American writer
Neale Donald Walsch photo
Neale Donald Walsch26
American writer
M. Scott Peck photo
M. Scott Peck26
American psychiatrist
Robert Frost photo
Robert Frost257
American poet
Tennessee Williams photo
Tennessee Williams138
American playwright