Aviation Quotes

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Airplane and Aviation
Adams, Douglas
1952 British Science Fiction Writer

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you’ve been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.
Airplane and Aviation
Alexander, Shana
1925 American Writer Editor

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
Airplane and Aviation
Boyington, Gregory ”Pappy”
American Colonel During World War II

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
Airplane and Aviation
Chase, Alexander

Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.
Airplane and Aviation
Chiang Kai-Shek, Madame
Chinese Revolutionary Leader

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Airplane and Aviation
Earhart, Amelia
1897-1937 American Aviator Author

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.
Airplane and Aviation
Hemingway, Ernest
1898-1961 American Writer

I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.
Airplane and Aviation
Kaufman, George S.
1889-1961 American Playwright Director

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.
Airplane and Aviation
Kerr, Jean
1923 American Author Playwright

There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.
Airplane and Aviation
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
1906 American Author

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Airplane and Aviation
Proverb

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Airplane and Aviation
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
1890-1973 American Aviator World War I Ace

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
Airplane and Aviation
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
1900-1944 French Aviator Writer

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.
Airplane and Aviation
Wright, Orville
1871-1948 American Inventor Aviation Pioneer

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2 Responses to Aviation Quotes

  1. Desire'e Parrott says:

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    Thought I’d be scared…till I was way up there in the air.

  2. Desire'e Parrott says:

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    That was a random quote I just thought of…sorry if it’s bad….lol…….

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