"I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer—born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow. As an engineer, I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession."

 

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
"The Engineered Century"  remarks delivered during National Engineers Week on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering at the National Press Club (22 February 2000).