Category Archives: Flying

Flying Quotes

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Bill Gates

“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

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Henry David Thoreau

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

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Henry David Thoreau

“The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Charles A. Lindbergh

“How strange is this combination of proximity and separation. That ground – seconds away – thousands of miles away.” – Charles A. Lindbergh

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Orson Welles

“There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.” – Orson Welles

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David Letterman

“When you think about flying, it’s nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you’re sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts. It just doesn’t make any sense.” – David … Continue reading

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Wilbur Wright

“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

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Amy Johnson

“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

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George Carlin

“If black boxes survive air crashes, why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?” – George Carlin

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William T. Piper

“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 … Continue reading

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Terry Hanson

“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

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Leonardo Da Vinci

“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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Wilbur Wright

“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, … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart

“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.” – Amelia Earhart