The Best Chris Hadfield quotes

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Chris Hadfield is one of the most famous astronauts in history. He was also an engineer, a fighter pilot, and Royal Canadian Air Force officer. In 2013 he became commander of the International Space Station, where he spent five months conducting experiments and training for future space missions.
He retired from NASA effective June 13th 2017.
In 2012 Chris published his autoquotes compilation An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. The book recounts Chris’ life as an astronaut who has been involved with every manned space flight since 1995 and includes stories about what it feels like to be weightless in orbit or walk in space.

Here are the most known statements from Chris Hadfield.

Here are the most inspiring quotes from Chris Hadfield, and much more.


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About Chris Hadfield

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August 29, 1959

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Royal Roads Military College, Royal Military College

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Test Pilot, Musician

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Order Of Canada And More.

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Inspiring Phrases From Chris Hadfield

Good leadership means leading the way, not hectoring other people to do things your way. — Chris Hadfield

It’s good to have a fear of heights. I mean, it’s kind of crazy not to because if you just lean out a little bit and there’s a gust of wind or somebody bumps you or something and you fall, you’re splat. — Chris Hadfield

It’s not enough to shelve your own competitive streak. You have to try, consciously, to help others succeed. — Chris Hadfield

There’s nothing more important than what you’re doing right now. — Chris Hadfield

good leadership means leading the way not hectoring other people to do things your way Chris Hadfield quote

Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that. — Chris Hadfield

I’ve put a lot of my life into making it possible to fly in space at all. — Chris Hadfield

For whatever reason, I decided: ‘I’m 18, I’m a man, I’m going to grow a moustache’–and it was pathetic for years–it was awful. — Chris Hadfield

Various Statements From Chris Hadfield

Russians aren’t perfect. Their politics are messed up, and they keep going through self–defeating economic cycles. But I have a lot of respect for Russia, and a lot of love for Russians. — Chris Hadfield

When I did my spacewalks, it was during space station construction. So the shuttle was docked to the fledgling ISS at the time. So we would always stay tethered. — Chris Hadfield

i wasn t destined to be an astronaut i had to turn myself into one Chris Hadfield quote

Cynicism is the easiest of all reactions, right? But it’s also so disappointing and self–defeating. — Chris Hadfield

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it. — Chris Hadfield

I wasn’t destined to be an astronaut. I had to turn myself into one. — Chris Hadfield

Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination. Keep looking to the future, not mourning the past. — Chris Hadfield

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space. — Chris Hadfield

More Phrases From Chris Hadfield

What’s the next thing that’s going to kill me?’ is a mantra for pilots and astronauts. — Chris Hadfield

The exercise really had a lot less to do with water survival than with deliberate teamwork. — Chris Hadfield

I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None. — Chris Hadfield

We are not machines exploring the universe, we are people. — Chris Hadfield

You can get claustrophobia and agoraphobia–a fear of wide, open spaces–simultaneously on a spacewalk. — Chris Hadfield

what s the next thing that s going to kill me is a mantra for pilots and astronauts Chris Hadfield quote

Remember, nobody changes the world on their own. — Chris Hadfield

Sweat the small stuff. Without letting anyone see you sweat. — Chris Hadfield

Deeper Quotes From Chris Hadfield

The cool things about space is when you put your pants on here, you can put them on two legs at a time. — Chris Hadfield

The lesson: good leadership means leading the way, not hectoring other people to do things your way. — Chris Hadfield

To be one of the world’s top space robotic arm operators is a necessary skill for an astronaut, but it doesn’t have much carry–over. — Chris Hadfield

you can t change the bricks and together you still have to build a wall Chris Hadfield quote

My favourite city for nightlife is Toronto, as it has such a multicultural feel, with so many different restaurants and theatres. — Chris Hadfield

You can’t change the bricks, and together, you still have to build a wall. — Chris Hadfield

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In Chris Hadfield Statements


Anticipating problems and figuring out how to solve them is actually the opposite of worrying: it’s productive. — Chris Hadfield

As an astronaut, especially during launch, half of the risk of a six–month flight is in the first nine minutes. — Chris Hadfield

Amazing Thoughts From Chris Hadfield

To be on my very first spacewalk, to be outside, and to have contamination in my suit to the point that I couldn’t see in either eye–that, I think, would cause some people to lose control. — Chris Hadfield

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I’ve been lucky enough to fly to space twice. — Chris Hadfield

If you don’t like airline food, you’ll probably have the same impression of space station food. I would not fly to space for the food. — Chris Hadfield

Most budget airlines anywhere in the world are going to leave you dissatisfied after using them. — Chris Hadfield

I was born in Sarnia, Ontario; a small town, it’s where oil was pretty much discovered in North America. — Chris Hadfield

No aeroplane you’ve ever gotten into had less than thousands of flights before they took their first passenger. Because vehicles are unsafe at first. — Chris Hadfield

My favourite city is Moscow, because of its history, which I find fascinating. As I learned to speak Russian, it made it even more interesting. — Chris Hadfield

Some Interesting Quotes From Chris Hadfield

Spaceflight isn’t just about doing experiments, it’s about an extension of human culture. — Chris Hadfield

Every single day you’re the result of what you did on the days prior. — Chris Hadfield

The Moon has given us months, tides and a destination that ever–beckons. It’s time we build a rocket and go to stay. — Chris Hadfield

Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how. — Chris Hadfield

every single day you re the result of what you did on the days prior Chris Hadfield quote

She is an uber–doer, exactly the kind of person you want riding shotgun when you’re chasing a big goal and also trying to have a life. — Chris Hadfield

When you look out the window of a spaceship, you see entire countries, vast swaths of continents. One turn of the head covers what once took thousands of years to traverse at ground level. — Chris Hadfield

In the late ’60s, I was seven, eight, nine years old, and what was going on in the news at that time that really excited a seven, eight, nine year old boy was the Space Race. — Chris Hadfield

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