Airplanes And Flying Quotes by Samuel Butler, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Bill Gates, Ernest Hemingway, Eddie Rickenbacker, Nevil Shute and many others.
Flying. Whatever any other organism has been able to do man should surely be able to do also, though he may go a different way about it.
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
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.
I wish I could write well enough to write about aircraft. Faulkner did it very well in Pylon but you cannot do something someone else has done though you might have done it if they hadn’t.
Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
To put your life in danger from time to time… breeds a saneness in dealing with day-to-day trivialities.
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance.
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.
Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
There is no excuse for an airplane unless it will fly fast!
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.
Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.
The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality.
I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.