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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Flying:

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
~ Mary Kay Ash.

Angels can fly because they carry no burdens.
~ Eileen Elias Freeman.

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.
~ Louis J. Helle, Jr, Spring in Washington.

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.
~ Gil Stern.

How strange is this combination of proximity and separation. That ground - seconds away - thousands of miles away.
~ Charles A. Lindbergh.

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
~ Jean Kerr, Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, The Snake Has All the Lines, 1958.

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes.

Flight is the only truly new sensation than men have achieved in modern history.
~ James Dickey.

Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers.
~ Titus Maccius Plautus.

Given angel's wings, where might you fly?
In what sweet heaven might you find your love?
Unwilling to be bound, where might you move,
Lost between the wonder and the why?...
~ Nicholas Gordon.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes.

I never liked riding in helicopters because there's a fair probability that the bottom part will get going around as fast as the top part.
~ John Wittenborn.

I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam.
~ Richard Bach.

I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport...
~ Amy Johnson.

If black boxes survive air crashes, why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
~ George Carlin.

If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.
~ George Winters.

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?
~ E.Y. Harburg.

In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours - one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport.
~ Neil McElroy.

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. ~ Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966.

More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination.
~ Wilbur Wright.

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye.
~ Terry Hanson.

O! for a horse with wings!
~ William Shakespeare Quotes, Cymbeline.

Once you have learned to fly your plane, it is far less fatiguing to fly than it is to drive a car. You don't have to watch every second for cats, dogs, children, lights, road signs, ladies with baby carriages and citizens who drive out in the middle of the block against the lights.... Nobody who has not been up in the sky on a glorious morning can possibly imagine the way a pilot feels in free heaven.
~ William T. Piper.

My soul is in the sky.
~ William Shakespeare Quotes, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the word, to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to earth, only after receiving the communion of the infinite.
~ Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra.

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