Quotes on Flying

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sometimes it is easier to express an idea or feeling using words of famous people. That is exactly what I am trying to do here. The thrill of flying cannot be expressed better than this! Do read what some of the greats have to say…I especially like the quote by Da Vinci myself!

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.  And why shouldn’t it be? – it is the same the angels breathe.  ~Mark Twain, “Roughing It”

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

There is an art, or rather a knack to flying.  The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.  ~Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.  ~Gil Stern

Flight is the only truly new sensation than men have achieved in modern history.  ~James Dickey

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

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 and citizens who drive out in the middle of the block against the lights…. Nobody who has not been up in the sky on a glorious morning can possibly imagine the way a pilot feels in free heaven.  ~William T. Piper

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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 

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

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.  ~Mary Kay Ash

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, on the infinite highway of the air.  ~Wilbur Wright

Stay tuned to 

RC Planes for Beginners for more stuff that is intended to ‘give you wings’!!!!
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