This is my favorite series of quotes – from my favorite TV show, The West Wing.
President Bartlet: Did you know that hardly any of the guys who landed on the moon are married to the same people they were married to before they went there?
Bartlet: I’m just saying, it could have been worse: I could have been an astronaut.
Abbey: You could not have been an astronaut.
Bartlet: I would have been a great astronaut.
Abbey: You’re afraid of heights, speed, fire, and small enclosed spaces.
Bartlet: Yeah, but I’d have overcome it to go to the moon.
Abbey: I know you would have.
—Manchester (Part II)