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August 5 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Aug 4, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on August 5.

Neil Armstrong, astronaut (August 5, 1930–August 25, 2012)

“Humans adapt to situations quickly. They become accustomed to them, and expect them. That’s what happened to the space program.” —Neil Armstrong
Coolidge, Sharon. “Neil Armstrong didn't often talk to the press. But one time, he talked to me.” Cincinnati Enquirer, March 18, 2020, https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/23/moon-landing-50-year-anniversary-neil-armstrong-rare-interview/1799772001/.

“All the Apollo landings were performed manually. Pilots were unwilling to allow the computer guidance to make the landing and possibly stick a landing leg into a crater.” —Neil Armstrong
Johnston, John. “Archives: Q&A with Neil Armstrong: ‘I like to think I am a relatively normal person who had some extraordinary experiences.’” Cincinnati Enquirer, July 15, 2019, https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/15/archives-enquirer-interview-neil-armstrong-2009/1732926001/.

Guy de Maupassant, author (August 5, 1850–July 6, 1893)

https://www.famousquotes.com/author/guy-de-maupassant-quotes

“Love is always love, come whence it may. A heart that beats at your approach, an eye that weeps when you go away are things so rare, so sweet, so precious that they must never be despised.” —Guy de Maupassant
Maupassant, Guy de. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Original Short Stories, Complete.” Project Gutenberg, August 3, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.htm.

“The past attracts me, the present terrifies me because the future means death.” —Guy de Maupassant
Maupassant, Guy de. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Original Short Stories, Complete.” Project Gutenberg, August 3, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.htm.

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