Flying quotes

  • There is no conclusive proof of Unidentified Flying Objects flying over India-China border.
    -- A. K. Antony

    #Flying #India #Borders

  • I hate flying. Know why? Because no one really understands how planes actually work.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Hate #Flying #I Hate

  • For humans, flying isn't magic, it's physics.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Flying #Magic #Physics

  • Test pilots have a litmus test for evaluating problems. When something goes wrong, they ask, "Is this thing still flying?" If the answer is yes, then there's no immediate danger, no need to overreact.
    -- Alan Bean

    #Flying #Needs #Answers

  • What we want is clothing we think we can fly in. That's why I opened the show with flying dresses.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Thinking #Flying #Dresses

  • 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

    #Flying #Speak #Analysts

  • Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Thinking #Bird #Flying

  • Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Thinking #Bird #Flying

  • The apocalypse is now! Americans know this, that the only hope is the flying saucers. Do you know how I see the world? Like a person who is dying. It's a worm who is dying to make a butterfly. We must not stop the worm from dying, we must help the worm to die to help the butterfly to be born. We need to dance with death. This world is dying, but very well. We will make a big, big enormous butterfly. You and I will be the first movements in the wings of the butterfly because we are speaking like this.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Butterfly #Wings #Flying

  • There is a thrill of vulnerability at all airshows. There is no way of making everything completely safe. When the machines are being thrashed to capacity and the pilots are flying at their limits to dazzle, things are bound to go wrong sometimes. There have been some historic disasters, but the danger is a part of the attraction.
    -- Alex James

    #Flying #Machines #Thrill

  • I have had the feeling that a properly constructed flying-machine should be capable of being flown as a kite; and conversely, that a properly constructed kite should be capable of use as a flying-machine when driven by its own propellers.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Flying #Feelings #Machines

  • On wings of wind came flying all abroad.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wind #Wings #Flying

  • The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
    -- Alexander Woollcott

    #Flying #Calm #Ability

  • I'm afraid of flying.
    -- Allison Janney


  • A home cook who relies too much on a recipe is sort of like a pilot who reads the plane's instruction manual while flying.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Home #Flying #Recipes

  • the stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have i seen so many. i always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but i was sure of it that night.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Stars #Night #Flying

  • Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Travel #Fun #Flying

  • I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport, although that end is what we have all ostensibly been striving to attain.
    -- Amy Johnson

    #Mean #Thinking #Flying

  • I work best when there is adversity: I seem to get calmer the more the fur is flying.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Adversity #Flying #Fur

  • I intend to leave this life so shattered there's gonna have to be a thousand separate heavens for all of my flying parts
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Heaven #Flying #This Life

  • The more bullets flying, the less accurate each individual slug has to be.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Flying #Slugs #Bullets

  • If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Joy #Flying #Firsts

  • My idea of everything going smoothly on an airplane is (a) that I not die in a slow-motion fiery crash or get stabbed to death by terrorists and (b) that none of the other passengers try to talk to me. All conversation should end at the moment the wheels leave the ground.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Airplane #Ideas #Flying

  • Flying was a very tangible freedom. In those days, it was beauty, adventure, discovery - the epitome of breaking into new worlds.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Adventure #Discovery #Flying

  • Fear paralyses you - fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Flying #Leaving #Rubbish

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

    #Travel #Airplane #Flying

  • I'm influenced by the music of the '60s. It's a mishmash of everything. To me, psychedelic can be all the way to a DJ. House music can be very psychedelic. Flying Lotus is very psychedelic. Even though it's urban and technological, it's also mind-expanding, anything-can-go mishmash.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #House #Flying #Mind

  • Resolutions are flying like snowflakes around here.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Flying #Snowflake #Resolution

  • I would not have been able to accomplish a lot of what I did professionally had I not learned to fly myself and owned an airplane. For example, I was able to fly to an exhibition for the day and be back home in time for dinner. I never would have been able to do that flying commercially.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Home #Airplane #Flying

  • I thought I would keep it on the ground until I became familiar with it, but on account of the wind, I unexpectedly took to the air, and the first thing I knew, I was flying.
    -- Arthur P. Warner

    #Airplane #Wind #Flying

  • 'Twilight' has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Twilight #Class #Flying

  • Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Men #Flying #Pilots

  • You only have to bat 1.000 in two things-flying and heart transplants. Everything else, you can go four in five.
    -- Beano Cook

    #Heart #Two #Flying

  • I'm more afraid of falling than I am of flying high. I'm not as scared of dying as I am of growing old. Every battle has its glory and its consequence.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Fall #Flying #Dying

  • The spiteful tongue strikes a deadly blow at charity in all who hear him speak and, so far as it can, destroys root and branch, not only in the immediate hearers but also in all others to whom the slander, flying from lip to lip, is afterwards repeated.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Blow #Roots #Flying

  • all the science of flying has been captured in the breadth of an instrument board, but not the religion of it.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Flying #Boards #Instruments

  • 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

    #School #Flying #Black

  • As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there's a great big world to explore out there.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Life Is Short #Flying #Doe

  • I love doing radio, and I love doing stand-up, obviously. I'm good flying up to four hours, but anything past that, I want to kill myself.
    -- Bill Burr

    #Past #Flying #Four

  • The biggest problem is getting beyond the "you can't" syndrome. The moment you figure that out, you're on your way to flying. Anyone who cannot see problems around him or herself is utterly blind. All the problems sitting there are an invitation for you to be creative, make use of your skills and resources and find a solution.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Skills #Creative #Flying

  • Flying by the seat of your pants precedes crashing by the seat of your pants.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Nfl #Flying #Pants

  • The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself.
    -- Billy Bishop

    #Fighting #Flying #Important

  • I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Airplane #Flying #Fear Of Flying

  • Flying the Feathered Edge captures my life story in an authentic and accurate way. I don't know how it could have been done any better.
    -- Bob Hoover

    #Flying #Stories #Done

  • I've always found it difficult to start with a definite idea, but if I start with a pond that's being drained because of a diesel fuel leak and a cow named Hortense and some blackbirds flying over and a woman in the distance waving, then I might get somewhere.
    -- Bobbie Ann Mason

    #Distance #Ideas #Flying

  • 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

    #Space #Anxiety #Flying

  • A number of revelators and UFO contactees have since mentioned to me that just before the appearance of an entity they were aware of a strange buzzing sound. Witnesses of unexplained aerial phenomenon have also referred to a buzzing or rushing sound shortly before the 'flying saucer' appeared over them. I am also reminded that great deal of poltergeist activity produces a preparatory 'signal' of a buzzing, rasping, or winding noise.
    -- Brad Steiger

    #Rushing #Numbers #Flying

  • I was vanquished by a deer!' A giant magical flying deer with fangs,' Seth said, parroting a description Gavin had shared earlier. That sounds a little better,' Warren conceded. 'Seth is in charge of my tombstone.
    -- Brandon Mull

    #Tombstone #Flying #Sound

  • One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention.
    -- Brandon Routh

    #Flying #Important #Green

  • It's not always plain sailing , especially when you're flying
    -- Brendan Rodgers

    #Flying #Sailing

  • If we share our shame story with the wrong person, they can easily become one more piece of flying debris in an already dangerous storm.(page 10)
    -- Brené Brown

    #Flying #Storm #Stories

  • As our heart soars, we fly with it! Let love take you places!
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Heart #Flying #Soar

  • The criticism is, once I get something flying, I lose interest in it.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Flying #Criticism #Interest

  • See driving is like stabbing someone, it's very personal. While flying is like shooting someone, it's more distant.
    -- Bushwick Bill

    #Flying #Shooting #Driving

  • Why don't we just buy one airplane and let the pilots take turns flying it.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Airplane #Flying #Pilots

  • But unlike Hillary Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Accomplishment #Flying #Clinton

  • I'm laid back, I take my time, get the job done. Lebron is high flying, dunking, passing the ball well. He's getting the job done, too. But we're different.
    -- Carmelo Anthony

    #Basketball #Jobs #Flying

  • I need to figure out the secret. I need to work out how to keep things flying back to me instead of always flying away.
    -- Carol Rifka Brunt

    #Work Out #Flying #Secret

  • When I was living in Los Angeles, I always booked a moisturizing milk-and-honey massage the day before flying to Spain. It was heaven - I never got dry plane skin or felt stiff from sitting in one position.
    -- Carolina Herrera

    #Heaven #Flying #Skins

  • Flying is such a joy. You just want to hoot.
    -- Cathy Rigby

    #Joy #Flying #Want

  • Flying alone! Nothing gives such a sense of mastery over time over mechanism, mastery indeed over space, time, and life itself, as this.
    -- Cecil Day-Lewis

    #Space #Giving #Flying

  • I have the flying dream a lot where I'm jumping off a building and just flying around.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #Dream #Jumping #Flying

  • A song has a few rights the same as ordinary citizens... if it happens to feel like flying where humans cannot fly... to scale mountains that are not there, who shall stop it?
    -- Charles Ives

    #Song #Rights #Flying

  • Flying has torn apart the relationship of space and time: it uses our old clock but with new yardsticks.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Space #Flying #Yardsticks

  • I'm not bound to be in aviation at all. I'm here only because I love the sky and flying more than anything else on earth. Of course there's danger; but a certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. I don't believe in taking foolish chances' but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Believe #Sky #Flying

  • Here I am flying high over enemy lines in my Sopwith Camel searching for the Red Baron. Who's that behind me? It's the Red Baron! He has me in his sights! Give my regards to Broadway.
    -- Charles M. Schulz

    #Sight #Giving #Flying

  • Basically, most good science in space flight has to do with the behavior of the human body in space. That is where we are lacking info, and where info can only be obtained by flying in space.
    -- Charles Simonyi

    #Space #Flying #Body

  • I've had a lot of fear in my life, from fear of flying to fear of making a speech in front of a lot of people.
    -- Chris Evert

    #People #Flying #Speech

  • Unlike flying or astral projection, walking through walls is an earthbound pursuit...
    -- Chris Rock

    #Wall #Flying #Pursuit

  • I danced out my pain...It felt like praying, like flying.
    -- Christie Watson

    #Pain #Flying #Praying

  • The one word you use in military flying is duty. It's your duty. You have no control over outcome, no control over pick-and-choose. It's duty.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Military #Flying #Use

  • I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Airplane #Flying #Dying

  • There is no such thing as a natural born pilot. Whatever my aptitudes or talents, becoming a proficient pilot was hard work, really a lifetime's learning experience. For the best pilots, flying is an obsession, the one thing in life they must do continually. The best pilots fly more than the others; that's why they're the best. Experience is everything. The eagerness to learn how and why every piece of equipment works is everything. And luck is everything, too.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Hard Work #Flying #Luck

  • Falling in love was like falling off a cliff. It felt pretty much like flying until you hit the ground.
    -- Cinda Williams Chima

    #Falling In Love #Fall #Flying

  • I had a high-flying career. Never wanted to get married. All I wanted to do was have some fun.
    -- Cindy Gallop

    #Fun #Careers #Flying

  • If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
    -- Coco Chanel

    #Fear #Wings #Flying

  • I am grateful that my one talent, flying, was useful to my country.
    -- Cornelia Fort

    #Country #Grateful #Flying

  • The flying? I'm not worried about it. I'm safe up there. I feel very comfortable with my abilities flying an airplane.
    -- Cory Lidle

    #Airplane #Flying #Safe

  • For people who cannot get to church for various reasons, this is a great option. But it will always be a poor substitute for joining the faith community in person. Surely, the church experience is about more than a message. We are always better off together than flying solo. Godcasting is a supplement, not a substitute for weekly worship.
    -- Craig Detweiler

    #People #Community #Flying

  • Boeing is working on an invisible fighter jet so nobody can see who's flying it. Didn't George Bush fly this in the National Guard, I believe?
    -- Craig Kilborn

    #Believe #Flying #Boeing

  • It wasn't that I didn't trust Mark's flying, it was just that, okay, I didn't trust Mark's flying.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Flying #Mark #Okay

  • Flying is awful, there's nothing to do when you're up in the air. I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence, I'm terrified.
    -- Daniela Pestova

    #Air #Flying #Skins

  • I was interested in flying beginning at age 7, when a close family friend took me in his little airplane. And I remember looking at the wheel of the airplane as we rolled down the runway, because I wanted to remember the exact moment that I first went flying... the other thing growing up is that I was always interested in science.
    -- David M. Brown

    #Growing Up #Airplane #Flying

  • I'm not sure I always feel like I'm in the seat. Sometimes I'm only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don't know anybody who doesn't feel that way.
    -- David Morse

    #Hands #Flying #Way

  • 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

    #People #Wife #Flying

  • Now, let's see how you fare against the Flying Dutchman and her vile captain, Davy Jones!
    -- Davy Jones

    #Flying #Captains

  • Entranced by the flight of a raven, I watch its shadow move effortlessly against golden, shimmering granite. I long to be that free, flying above the cluttered world of normalcy, where so many are half alive.
    -- Dean Potter

    #Moving #Long #Flying

  • I felt a constant, low-flying desperation, the kind you feel when you are trying, trying, trying to get something you will never, ever get.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Flying #Trying #Kind

  • Global warming causes volatility. I feel it when I'm flying.
    -- Debbie Stabenow

    #Flying #Causes #Energy

  • Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.
    -- Debbie Stabenow

    #Flying #Storm #Tornadoes

  • No reporter is flying around in borrowed twin-engine airplanes.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #Airplane #Flying #Twins

  • I always say the time to worry about flying is when you're on the ground. If you don't trust the captain, don't go.
    -- Denzel Washington

    #Worry #Flying #Captains

  • I love directing; it felt right to me when I did 'Flying Lessons'. It's something I will do again. Really, you can always be working and developing. That's something that's kind of ever constant.
    -- Derek Magyar

    #Flying #Lessons #Kind

  • It's like flying jet fighters in a gymnasium
    -- Dick Trickle

    #Car #Flying #Fighter

  • I was flying back from Lubbock and I saw Jesus on the plane, or maybe it was Elvis. You know, they kind of look the same.
    -- Don Henley

    #Jesus #Flying #Looks

  • There's a lot of thinking when you choreograph something. You're not just choreographing some bodies, arms, legs flying around to look cool. It's a lot more complicated and sophisticated. You also have to deal with the connection of the whole film, so when I choreograph, I think of the movement itself, the camera angles, the characters.
    -- Donnie Yen

    #Character #Thinking #Flying

  • Beachy Head brims with electrical currents flying backwards and forwards, with the force of poems that have been well fought out and felt. I hear the currents of Alice Notley, of Bernadette Mayer, of Eileen Myles, and Sylvia Plath
    -- Dorothea Lasky

    #Flying #Currents #Force

  • We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion.
    -- Douglas Bader

    #Flying #Enemy #Cohesion

  • Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Dream #Mean #Flying

  • Hasn't it been a long time since you had a flying dream?
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Dream #Long #Flying