Rocket Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rocket quotes, rocket sayings, and rocket proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A rocket is an experiment; a star is an observation.     

Jose Bergamin

A rocket is a reed that thinks brilliantly.     

Jose Bergamin

We will never be an advanced civilization as long as rain showers can delay the launching of a space rocket.     

George Carlin

If the rocket will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.     

Wernher von Braun

When you launch in a rocket, you're not really flying that rocket. You're just sort of hanging on.     

Michael P. Anderson

A rocket won't fly unless somebody lights the fuse!     

Homer Hickam

The rocket worked perfectly except for landing on the wrong planet.     

Wernher von Braun

Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.     

Sally Ride

From the moment of using rocket devices; a great new era will begin in astronomy: the epoch of the more intensive study of the firmament     

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.     

John Carmack

The rockets can be built so powerfully that they could be capable of carrying a man aloft.     

Hermann Oberth