Quotations on Flying

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Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Being, Flying, Machines)

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
- Pappy Boyington
(Keywords: Boredom, Flying, Terror)

Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Balloons, Being, First, Flying, World)

As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying.
- David M. Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Flying, Pretty, Saying, World)

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.
- Duane G. Carey
(Keywords: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
- Duane G. Carey
(Keywords: Goals, Career, Flying, Military)

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms. Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Life, Science, People, Flying, Research, Space)

I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Power, Idea, Flying, Future, Land, Machine, Will)

I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit.
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Keywords: Business, Travel, Adventure, Flying, Mind, Spirit, State, World)

I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
- Bessie Coleman
(Keywords: Experience, Women, Difficulties, Flying, Open, School)

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Time, Deals, Destruction, Flying, Space, Word)

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Flying, Right)

Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
- Peter Criss
(Keywords: Flies, Flying, Guitar, Space)

I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Life, Music, Accusations, Flying, Information, Man, Murder, Silly, Trying)

I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work.
- Evan Dando
(Keywords: Money, Work, Fancy, Flying, Fun, Trying, World)

If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Flies, Flying, Right, Sky, Will)

It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Time, Content, Flying, Space)

Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.
- Richard H. Davis
(Keywords: Flags, Flying, Houses, Man, Sheep)

It pisses me off, people are idiots, but what are you going to do? The world is full of idiots. That's why we'll never have flying cars. People don't know how to drive.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: People, Flying, Idiots, World)

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place.
- John G. Diefenbaker
(Keywords: Politics, Flying, Liberals)

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
- Umberto Eco
(Keywords: Anticipation, Direction, Flying, Horror)

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards
(Keywords: Hope, Flying, Want, Yesterday)

Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions, and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it. I've been led astray like that myself at times.
- Greg Egan
(Keywords: Science, Flying, Writers)

I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years, maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people.
- Rupert Everett
(Keywords: People, Events, Flying, Years)

The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Attention, Detail, Flying, Focus, Meditation)

I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night.
- Liam Gallagher
(Keywords: Thought, Flying, Man, Night, Past, Walking)

I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I'm dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.
- Uri Geller
(Keywords: Dreams, Travel, Flying, Focus, Mind, Want)

Now we are flying off into outer space, there is no clear curb on what can be done in the name of the economy.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Economy, Flying, Name, Now, Space)

All my life, I've never been able to get enough airplanes. This will keep me flying every day.
- Hoot Gibson
(Keywords: Life, Airplanes, Day, Flying, Will)

There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: God, Fire, Flying, Insult, Invention)

I started in live television and I've done a lot of live TV and that's really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants.
- Florence Henderson
(Keywords: Love, Flying, Television)

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience.
- Keith Henson
(Keywords: Experience, Flying, Wonders)

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Keywords: Time, Poetry, Flying, Road, World)

It was all about flying round the world, working hard, being on the cover of Vogue, making money. It wasn't fun. It was exhausting, but I was young and convinced I knew best.
- Rachel Hunter
(Keywords: Money, Being, Flying, Fun, World)

We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach.
- Ron Jaworski
(Keywords: Coach, Colors, Flying, Football, Months, Years)

Conditions were so hard. To send the news out, telex was the only means, but telex was very rare in Africa. So if somebody was flying to Europe, we gave him correspondence to send after he arrived.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: Europe, Flying, News)

Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle.
- Mark Kelly
(Keywords: Society, Flying, Invention, Risk, Space, states, United, World, Worth)

Later, after flying in the Navy for four or five years, spending some time on an aircraft carrier, I applied to and was accepted in a program where I went to graduate school first and then to the Naval Test Pilots School.
- Mark Kelly
(Keywords: Time, First, Flying, Navy, School, Years)

After the loss of Columbia a couple of years ago, I think we were reminded of the risk. All of us, though, have always known that the Space Shuttle is a very risky vehicle, much more risky than even flying airplanes in combat.
- Mark Kelly
(Keywords: Airplanes, Flying, Loss, Risk, Space, Years)

I remember laughing an inordinate amount of time. Setting up scenes that involve ooze coming out basements, or pigs' heads flying through windows is really fun. How could you not laugh?
- Margot Kidder
(Keywords: Time, Flying, Fun, Windows)

I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.
- Hedy Lamarr
(Keywords: Travel, People, Flying, Want)

Often something comes in from which you can see that the person is good, the book may not be perfect as it is, and the person doesn't want to do a re-write. That's something we do almost nothing of.
- Hugh Laurie
(Keywords: People, Being, Driving, Flying, Gravity, Senses)

You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene - which it is. You're doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set.
- Sheryl Lee
(Keywords: Love, Sex, People, Act, Flying, Talk)

Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance.
- Paul Martin
(Keywords: Canada, Cities, Flying, Night, Stars)

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir
(Keywords: Age, Flying, Nothing, Old)

The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: American, Country, Flying, Glory, Old, Symbol, Years)

And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning.
- Story Musgrave
(Keywords: People, Flying, Interest, Military, Scientists)

Seat assignment didn't matter if you're flying Dallas to Houston and you did it 38 times a day. People just got on, you didn't sit next to your wife, and it was a 45-minute flight. It didn't matter.
- David Neeleman
(Keywords: Wife, People, Day, Flying, Houston)

Being away for the weekends, and me being the international player that I have been for those 30 years, I've spent a lot more time flying around the world, playing different golf tournaments around the world.
- Greg Norman
(Keywords: Time, Being, Flying, Golf, World, Years)

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Education, First, Flying, Innovation, May)



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