Click Here's some Great Airplane Quotes.
- "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."
- "My soul
is in the sky."
-- William Shakespeare,
'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act V. Scene I.
- "The most
beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today
-- Louis Bleriot
haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
-- Amelia Earhart
- "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
- "Lovers of
air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of
immortality and the fact of death."
-- Alexander Chase,
- "I fly
because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . ."
-- Antoine de St-Exupery
- "To put
your life in danger from time to time... breeds a saneness in dealing with
-- Nevil Shute, 'Slide
- "What can
you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his
brains, and studying night and day how to fly?"
-- — William
Law, 'A Serious Call to a Devout and Holly Life XI,' 1728.
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."
airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth."
Antoine de St-Exupery, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939.
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."
- "We want
the air to unite the peoples, and not to divide them."
the boundaries of the sea by the shorelines, the "ocean of air" laps at the
border of every state, city, town and home throughout the world."
-- Welch Pogue
"Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle."
-- Igor Sikorsky
reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith,
for to have faith is to have wings."
-- Sir James MaThew
passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in
outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from."
-- Eric Hoffer, 'New York Times,' 21 July 1969, regards the
- "No bird
ever flew nonstop from New York to Tokyo, or raced 15 miles high at triple
the speed of sound. But birds do something else. They do not conquer the
air; they romance it."
-- Peter Garrison
are always discoverers, especially those who travel by air. There are no
signposts in the air to show a man has passed that way before. There are no
channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 'North to the Orient,' 1935
flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer;
in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to
set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands."
Batten, 'Alone in the Sky' 1979.
- "It will
free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie
him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven."
Wernher von Braun, on the importance of space travel, 10 February 1958.
outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate
the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes."
A. Lindbergh, 'Autobiography of Values.'