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Flying Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Flying:

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? - it is the same the angels breathe.
~ Mark Twain, Roughing It.

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

The butterfly is a flying flower...
~ Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun.

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.
~ Wilbur Wright.

The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche.
~ Cesar Pelli.

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, Cymbeline.

The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
~ Walter Raleigh.

The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension. A navigable ocean of air blankets the whole surface of the globe. There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.
~ Wendell Willkie.

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.
~ G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.

The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
~ Bill Gates.

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
~ Orson Welles.

There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
~ Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.
~ Werner von Braun.

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
~ Author Unknown.

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
~ Leonardo da Vinci.

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