Apollo 13

Apollo 13 quotes

65 total quotes (ID: 45)

Gene Kranz
Jack Swigert
Jim Lovell
Marilyn Lovell
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Listen to a recording of the original performance of this quote: Houston, we have a problem. Note: ranked #50 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. In real life, the quote was "Houston, we've had a problem." Apollo Expeditions to the Moon, ch. 13.1, by James A. Lovell. The original phrase pronounced by Jack Swigert, "Houston, we've had a problem here" and then repeated by Lovell, "Houston, we've had a problem", was altered to a present-tense in the film script.


[looking at the fogged-up instrument panels] It's like tryin' to drive a toaster through a car wash.

We've never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.

Marilyn Lovell: Blanche, Blanche, these nice young men are going to watch the television with you. This is Neil Armstrong, and this is Buzz... Aldrin.
Neil Armstrong: Hi.
Blanche Lovell: Are you boys in the space program too?

Chris Kraft: This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever faced.
Gene Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.

Jim Lovell: Freddo, how long does it take to power up the LEM?
Fred Haise, Sr.: Three hours by the checklist.
Jim Lovell: We don't have that much time.

[On the night of the Apollo 11 landing] Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Neil Armstrong. Ha, ha, ha. Neil Armstrong!

From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it's not a miracle, we just decided to go.

There's nothing routine about flying to the moon, I can vouch for that.

[Apollo 13's center engine cuts out right after liftoff] Looks like we just had our glitch for this mission.

We just lost the moon.

I am sick and tired of the entire western world knowing how my kidneys are functioning!

Gentlemen, it's been a privilege flying with you.

Gentlemen, what are your intentions? I'd like to go home.

I'm gonna give these guys a beautiful ride.