Quotations on Flying

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The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Flying, Learning)

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Flying, Learning)

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)

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Flying, Joy, Walking)

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Flying, Popularity)

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)

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me. As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage. It felt like I was in the air forever, flying like Superman.
- Aaron Carter
(Keywords: Flying, Singing)

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)

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Flying, Machine, Opinion, Principles)

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)

The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur.
- John Corry
(Keywords: Flying, Stars)

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 a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl
(Keywords: Flying, Greece, Iraq)

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)

When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then you can go flying.
- Donald Wills Douglas
(Keywords: Flying, Weight)

I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: Flying, Right, Trying)

Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
- Amelia Earhart
(Keywords: Flying, Fun, Worth)

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)

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Flying, Meetings)

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 could have gone on flying through space forever.
- Yuri Gagarin
(Keywords: Flying, Space)

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)

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young.
- Mary Garden
(Keywords: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)

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)

A lot of these things will fly in later forms on the space station themselves, or a later form of that research will, once they kind of find out some of the basics from flying it on shuttle.
- Linda M. Godwin
(Keywords: Flying, Research, Space, Will)

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
- William Golding
(Keywords: Flying, Sleep, Wind)

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 can't tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that's flying a space ship.
- Mark Hamill
(Keywords: Flying, Space)

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)



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