Flying Quotes -BoysJoys


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

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"

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.  ~Amelia Earhart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation.  Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others.  It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.  ~K.O. Eckland, "Footprints On Clouds"

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

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

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

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

Angels can fly because they carry no burdens.  ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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

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

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

Why fly?  Simple.  I'm not happy unless there's some room between me and the ground.  ~Richard Bach

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

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

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