Top 25 Yuri Gagarin Quotes About Space Travel & Earth

Looking for famous quotes by Yuri Gagarin (The First Man on Space)? We have rounded up the best collection of Yuri Gagarin quotes, sayings, about space travel and Earth to inspire you.

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Yuri Gagarin Quotes

  1. “I see no god up here.”– Yuri Gagarin

  2. “I feel fine. How about you?” – Yuri Gagarin

  3. “Poyekhali! (Let’s go).” – Yuri Gagarin

  4. “I see Earth! It is so beautiful.” – Yuri Gagarin

  5. “I am a friend, comrades, a friend!” – Yuri Gagarin

  6. “The earth was blue but there was no God.” – Yuri Gagarin

  7. “The Earth is blue… how wonderful. It is amazing.” – Yuri Gagarin

  8. “I could have gone on flying through space forever.” – Yuri Gagarin

  9. “It is better too be wrong to soon than right too late.” – Yuri Gagarin

  10. “I don’t see any God up here first man in space, while in space.” – Yuri Gagarin

  11. “If you haven’t met God on Earth, you won’t find him in space…” – Yuri Gagarin

  12. “If all those people are getting wet to welcome me, surely the least I can do is get wet too!” – Yuri Gagarin

  13. “In all times and epochs the greatest happiness for man has been to take part in new discoveries.” – Yuri Gagarin

  14. “Mankind never gains anything without cost. There never has been a bloodless victory over nature.” – Yuri Gagarin

  15. “Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation.” – Yuri Gagarin

  16. “I am watching the Earth. The visibility is good. I feel well and cheerful. The machine is functioning normally.” – Yuri Gagarin

  17. “I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.” – [Speaking about, in 1961, becoming the first human to enter space.] Yuri Gagarin

  18. “Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” – Yuri Gagarin

  19. “To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature—could one dream of anything more?” – Yuri Gagarin

  20. “Circling the earth in the orbital spaceship I marvelled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world!! Let us safeguard and enhance this beauty-not destroy it.” – Yuri Gagarin

  21. “When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!” – Yuri Gagarin

  22. “Spaceflights can’t be stopped. This isn’t the work of any one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.” – Yuri Gagarin

  23. “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!” – Yuri Gagarin

  24. “It’s not for glory that Soviet cosmonauts are in this assault on the cosmos; they are motivated by a limitless love for and devotion to their country, the Party and the people, and by a desire to help Soviet scientists to discover the secrets of the universe.” – Yuri Gagarin

  25. “I saw for the first time the earth’s shape. I could easily see the shores of continents, islands, great rivers, folds of the terrain, large bodies of water. The horizon is dark blue, smoothly turning to black. . . the feelings which filled me I can express with one word-joy.” – Yuri Gagarin

  26. “The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory, as some people make it out to be. You have to put in a lot of work, a lot of sweat, and have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin.” – Yuri Gagarin

  27. “Nothing will stop us. The road to the stars is steep and dangerous. But we’re not afraid . . . Space flights can’t be stopped. This isn’t the work of one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.” – Yuri Gagarin

  28. “Rays were blazing through the atmosphere of the earth, the horizon became bright orange, gradually passing into all the colors of the rainbow: from light blue to dark blue, to violet and then to black. What an indescribable gamut of colors! Just like the paintings of the artist Nicholas Roerich.” – Yuri Gagarin

  29. “What beauty. I saw clouds and their light shadows on the distant dear earth…. The water looked like darkish, slightly gleaming spots…. When I watched the horizon, I saw the abrupt, contrasting transition from the earth’s light-colored surface to the absolutely black sky. I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is surrounded by a light blue aureole that gradually darkens, becomes turquoise, dark blue, violet, and finally coal black.” – Yuri Gagarin







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