inspirational quotes from the moment of inspiration


I recently saw an e-mail with this quote at the bottom:

“Integrity means doing the right thing even when it’s not convenient.”
— US Airways Capt. C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger

Solid quote, from a guy who probably knows what he’s talking about.  But Capt. Sullenberger is famous not for being a rich vein for one-a-day-calendars, but for landing a plane safely in the Hudson.  And you can be sure while he was doing that, he wasn’t sprouting wise maxims.  It was probably a combination of technical pilot-speak and swear words.

I’d like to see a compilation of famous people’s quotes uttered while they were doing the thing that made them famous.  Some guesses that come to mind:

“Well fuck me.”
— Bill Buckner

“I wonder if that was even worth the flight to Berlin.”
— Neville Chamberlain

“I hope to high heaven those Prussian bastards show up on time.”
— Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

“[humming while tapping a pencil]”
— Albert Einstein

“Fuck shit fuck I’m going to kill ever goddamn bird in New York.”
— US A Airways Capt. C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger

I’d buy that calendar.

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