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The Best First Man Quotes 

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Updated August 15, 2019 160 votes 61 voters 2.4k views 16 items

These First Man quotes are all from the film that follows Neil Armstrong and the men of Apollo 11, as they prepare to be the first to land on the moon. Damien Chazelle, who wrote and directed Whiplash and La La Land, directed the film using a screenplay written by Josh Singer. The film made it's theatrical debut on October 12, 2018. A historical story set to drama, First Man offers a wide range of quotes and dialogue to keep the film moving along. 

In First Man, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) is set to command the first mission to the moon. Family bonds are put to the test while the scientists of NASA train for Apollo 11. The events that lead up to the mission cause Neil's wife, Janet Armstrong (Claire Foy) to question which sacrifices Neil will have to make to become the first man to walk on the moon.

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Fail Down Here is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Man Quotes
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Fail Down Here

Neil Armstrong: We need to fail down here so we don't fail up there.

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One Small Step is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Man Quotes
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One Small Step

Neil Armstrong: That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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Might Never Come Home is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First Man Quotes
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Might Never Come Home

Janet Armstrong: What are the chances you're not comin' back? Those kids, they don't have a father anymore. So you're gonna sit the boys down. And you're gonna prepare them for the fact that you might never come home.

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Flight Being Successful

Reporter: Neil, if this flight is successful, you'll go down in history. What kind of thoughts do you have about that?
Neil Armstrong: We're planning on the flight being successful.

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