The girls and I can't wait to see what you've been up to down there.

Lou

Annie: John? Are you OK?
John: Yeah, it's just not my world down here. But I do love you, Anna Margaret.

You're not the best, Gordo. Not even close.

Gus

If you're lookin' to screw him, you're just wastin' your time. He's just a window shopper.

Gus

Alan: Yeah, I'm OK.
D: You're OK.
Alan: I just needed practice.

Gordo: You know, all I've heard all week is drinkin', and girls, and guys comparin' the size of their giggle sticks. Nobody said one word about space, except you.
John: Well, that's where we're goin' isn't it?

John: I don't think any of us could go along with this if we didn't have pretty good backing from home, rally. My wife's attitude toward this has been the same as it has been all along through all my flying, which is, it's what I want to do, she's behind it, and the kids are too, 100%. Honestly, Annie said I've been out of this world a long time, might as well go on out there.
Reporter: Uh, Mr. Shepard. Same Question. What does your wife say about all this?
Alan [looking like a deer caught in the headlights]: [clears throat] Uh, ahem, I have no problems at home. My family's in complete agreement.
Reporter: Oh, heh. Hmm. Of the medical tests, which one would you say you liked the least?
John: Well, I'll say this. If you can figure out how many openings there are on the human body and how far you can go into each of them, you can probably figure out which would be the toughest one for you.

Alan: I'm a better pilot. That's all that matters in the end.
Lou: I wouldn't be so sure.

I asked for the a list of the best test pilots in the United States. Well, son, your list is out of date. None of the best test pilots are dead. What we're doing here has consequences for the entire world. If Russia gets a man into space first, we could lose the cold war, and we don't have any time for do-overs.

Bob

Alan: I know what you want. I know what I want.
Wainright: OK, good. So what do you want out of life?
Alan: What do I want most out of life? I want to go fast and be left alone. You write something good. Make me sound heroic, like John Glenn, but not so boring.

The goodies are good down here, amigo.

Alan

Deke: NASA's really gonna pay for all of this?
Alan: Of course they are. Haven't you heard? We're star voyagers.
John: Well, it looks like the boys are having fun. Al, I really gotta hand it to you. This sure beats the heck out of bunkin' in that hangar. Yeah, it's nice and quiet here. We just about got the whole place to ourselves.
Alan: Well, don't worry. I'll fix that, too.

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Every school kid is going to know the name of the first man in space. His face is going to be everywhere. He'll never be forgotten. That's not glory; that's history.

John

I asked for the a list of the best test pilots in the United States. Well, son, your list is out of date. None of the best test pilots are dead. What we're doing here has consequences for the entire world. If Russia gets a man into space first, we could lose the cold war, and we don't have any time for do-overs.

Bob