Airplane quotes

  • I don't travel by airplane. I mean that because when my wife, my kids and I travel on trains or boats, we meet a lot of people and we talk to them.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Kids #Airplane #Mean

  • Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it. We couldn't stand it. Not in the airplanes of World War II.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #War #Airplane #Pilots

  • Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
    -- Al Gore

    #Airplane #Looks #Way

  • God's irony: that in order to fight and defeat the threat of terrorism, we shall have to be clear about the principle of justice that allows us to understand what is evil in terrorism. And that principle of justice is the claim of justice that is inherent in every innocent human life. But if that claim was there in the Twin Towers, if it was there on the airplanes that those terrorists attacked, you explain to me why it is not there in the womb!
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Airplane #Fighting #Order

  • The idea of a terrorist attack that assaults innocent human beings in a building or a mall or a restaurant is bad enough. Yet the terrorist mind that looks at a passenger plane and sees the fuel and the intensity of the blast, and sees the rocket engines that will carry it into the heart of destruction like a cruise missile, but who does not see the humanity of one single soul on that airplane, is the chilling truth of what we're up against.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Heart #Airplane #Ideas

  • An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has two million, and it has to stay up in the air.
    -- Alan Mulally

    #Moving #Airplane #Two

  • Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every Saturday morning to the nearest airport, ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars, and clean up the hangars.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Morning #Airplane #Airports

  • The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Attitude #Airplane #Way

  • Roger, liftoff, and the clock is started.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Airplane #Roger #Clock

  • I love Cheetos, those hot, spicy kind. And chocolate. Every time I'm in the airport I'm buying Cheetos and eating them on the airplane.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Airplane #Airports #Chocolate

  • While majority opinion may not take kindly to forms of modern art, that same majority has also been hostile to most original and radical innovations, such as automobiles or airplanes or transatlantic cables or Protestantism or the theory that the earth is round and not flat.
    -- Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

    #Art #Airplane #Innovation

  • You get some sleep, Abigail," Townsend told her. "I'll keep watch." "That's very gracious of you, but being that we're on an airplane..." Even after the plane took off, they kept debating security perimeters and protocols. I'm pretty sure they argued for forty-five minutes about where the best place for cappuccino was near the Colosseum.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Airplane #Sleep #Watches

  • She flew like a bird, only faster.
    -- Alvin M. Johnston

    #Airplane #Bird #Flew

  • Cantonese will eat anything in the sky but airplanes, anything in the sea but submarines, and anything with four legs but the table.
    -- Amanda Bennett

    #Airplane #Sea #Sky

  • To an ant on the ground, an airplane probably looks like an ant.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Airplane #Looks #Ants

  • I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster.
    -- Amanda Peet

    #Couple #Airplane #Thinking

  • I am the East. I have philosophies, I have religions, who would exchange them for airplanes?
    -- Ameen Rihani

    #Philosophy #Airplane #East

  • You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Airplane #Sky #Tree

  • Men are rapists, batterers, plunderers, killers; these same men are religious prophets, poets, heroes, figures of romance, adventure, accomplishment, figures ennobled by tragedy and defeat. Men have claimed the earth, called it 'Her'. Men ruin Her. Men have airplanes, guns, bombs, poisonous gases, weapons so perverse and deadly that they defy any authentically human imagination.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Religious #Hero #Airplane

  • Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.
    -- Andrea Hirata

    #Stars #Coffee #Airplane

  • Don't you hate it when...your suitcase is the last one off the airplane?
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Travel #Hate #Airplane

  • 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

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

    #Travel #Airplane #Flying

  • It is such a disappointment in American political reaction and actions. When some of our politicians are flying around the country in private airplanes all the time, using public services as their mode of private transportation, and then criticizing us who are in business.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Country #Disappointment #Airplane

  • 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

  • That's the best way to cross the Atlantic.
    -- Arthur Whitten Brown

    #Airplane #Way #Crosses

  • I put my phone on airplane mode and it didn't fly Worst. Transformer. Ever.
    -- Ashley Purdy

    #Airplane #Phones #Worst

  • My whole lifestyle is different. I have a really busy schedule, and I pretty much have an airplane ride every day. But I like it. It's cool. I like being busy. I think that it's good that I'm young and I'm going through this, and I'm not, like, 40. I think it's just easier now at a younger age to be going through what I'm going through because it's definitely really tiring and hard on the body.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Airplane #Thinking #Age

  • The great creators - the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors - stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible... But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Airplane #Men #Artist

  • I read and watch movies. I can't go to the movie theater much anymore, though, because I get recognized. It's worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized. I watch most of my films on airplanes
    -- Ayumi Hamasaki

    #Airplane #Trying #Watches

  • I have some figures which compare the cost of one kilo of airplane compared to one kilo of rice. One kilo of airplane costs thirty thousand US dollars and one kilo of rice is seven cents. And if you want to pay for your one kilo of high-tech products with a kilo of rice, I don’t think we have enough.
    -- B. J. Habibie

    #Airplane #Thinking #Dollars

  • I'm on a lot of airplanes, so I just sip on red wine thinking of stupid ideas and, when I think of it, I wanna make it happen.
    -- Bam Margera

    #Stupid #Wine #Airplane

  • I got addicted to Tetris, playing it in my basement, I was missing all these airplane flights over it. After the fourth one that I missed, I realized I needed to get rid of this thing - so ever since then, I don't play video games any more.
    -- Bam Margera

    #Airplane #Games #Play

  • I'm not going to jump out of airplanes or anything like someone else I know.
    -- Barbara Bush


  • How do you think it would feel to be obliged to ask for a seat-belt extender on an airplane? For the unfashionably bulgy, life is a series of small humiliations.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Airplane #Thinking #Weight

  • Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine. I don't know what I'm looking for. I just do it.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Airplane #Steps #Staring

  • Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it.there.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Airplane #Clouds #Rainbow

  • God forgives man the time spent looking at airplane photos.
    -- Barrett Tillman

    #Airplane #Men #Forgiving

  • In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
    -- Beck

    #Airplane #Japan #Play

  • My 'thing' is that I just lie in my immense bed and look out the window at the skyline over Virginia and the sky and the airplanes coming into Reagan. I really love doing that.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Lying #Airplane #Virginia

  • Between the amateur and the professional . . . there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization. . . . A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
    -- Bernard DeVoto

    #Wisdom #Airplane #Player

  • When an airplane's engines fail, it is not the end of the flight.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Airplane #Flight #Failing

  • The way the public sees it is this. If we don't leave, we are idiots. If we do leave but don't succeed in our mission, we are incompetent. But if we do succeed, it's because it was easy and anyone could have done it.
    -- Bertrand Piccard

    #Airplane #Done #Way

  • I am with the angels and just completely happy.
    -- Bertrand Piccard

    #Airplane #Angel

  • Remember, you fly an airplane with you head, not your hands and feet.
    -- Bevo Howard

    #Airplane #Hands #Feet

  • Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do.
    -- Bill James

    #Airplane #People #Computer

  • I've always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Kids #Airplane #Moon

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

    #Airplane #Flying #Fear Of Flying

  • When I saw that show Lost I learned something. Other than one sort of big dude if you're in an airplane crash only models survive. So you know sit next to somebody pretty, but anyhow.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Airplane #Next #Saws

  • But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
    -- Birch Bayh

    #Running #Jobs #Airplane

  • The more I fly, the more I'm convinced that the true wonder of modern aviation is the transformation of tasteless particles into something known as airplane food.
    -- Bob Blumer

    #Airplane #Aviation #Transformation

  • I don't think I possess any skill that anyone else doesn't have. I've just had perhaps more of an opportunity, more of an exposure, and been fortunate to survive a lot of situations that many other weren't so lucky to make it. It's not how close can you get to the ground, but how precise can you fly the airplane. If you feel so careless with you life that you want to be the world's lowest flying aviator you might do it for a while. But there are a great many former friends of mine who are no longer with us simply because they cut their margins to close.
    -- Bob Hoover

    #Airplane #Cutting #Opportunity

  • The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash.
    -- Bobby Jones

    #Airplane #Golf #Differences

  • It's like living at an airshow, unless you have something against airplanes, golf, guns, motorcycles, nice cars or drinking.
    -- Brian R. Norris

    #Nice #Drinking #Airplane

  • I was the only person I'd ever met who had a record contract. None of the E Street Band, as far as I know, had been on an airplane until Columbia sent us to Los Angeles.
    -- Bruce Springsteen

    #Airplane #Band #Records

  • My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
    -- Burt Reynolds

    #Movie #Airplane #Kind

  • I spent about seven years during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force. And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages. And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around-the-world Voyager.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Fun #War #Airplane

  • Airplanes were invented by natural selection. Now you can say that intelligent design designs our airplanes of today, but there was no intelligent design really designing those early airplanes. There were probably at least 30,000 different things tried, and when they crash and kill the pilot, don't try that again.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Airplane #Intelligent #Design

  • There was a wonderful little short four-year time period when marvelous things happened. It started in 1908, when the Wright brothers flew in Paris, and everybody said, 'Ooh, hey, I can do that.' There's only a few people that have flown in early 1908. In four years, 39 countries had hundreds of airplanes, thousands of pilots.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Country #Brother #Airplane

  • My study is NOT as a climatologist, but from a completely different perspective in which I am an expert … For decades, as a professional experimental test engineer, I have analyzed experimental data and watched others massage and present data. I became a cynic; My conclusion - 'if someone is aggressively selling a technical product who's merits are dependent on complex experimental data, he is likely lying'. That is true whether the product is an airplane or a Carbon Credit.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Lying #Airplane #Data

  • The J3 Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.
    -- C. Maxwell Stanley

    #Airplane #World #Aviation

  • It was the first airplane . . . that could make money just by hauling passengers.
    -- C. R. Smith

    #Airplane #Firsts #Making Money

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

    #Airplane #Flying #Pilots

  • The most exciting business ideas fit on the back of an airplane napkin.
    -- Carmine Gallo

    #Airplane #Ideas #Napkins

  • I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes.
    -- Carroll Shelby

    #Airplane #Thinking #Texas

  • Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful.
    -- Casey Stengel

    #Sports #Airplane #Successful

  • Mr. that boy couldn't hit the ground if he fell out of an airplane.
    -- Casey Stengel

    #Baseball #Airplane #Boys

  • I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Airplane #Passing #Heard

  • Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Airplane #Adventure #Space

  • If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Airplane #Science #Technology

  • I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Lying #Real #Airplane

  • Our borders are much too porous...We want to keep them open, but we also have to be much more careful. ...Right now, if you get on an airplane [to the U.S.] and claim asylum...when you arrive at Kennedy Airport in New York, they will say to you, 'OK, we'll give you a hearing on whether you deserve asylum. Show up in a year.' And two-thirds of the people never show up.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #New York #Airplane #Airports

  • Players are spoiled by charter airplanes, the finest hotels, a big per diem every day.
    -- Chick Hearn

    #Airplane #Player #Finest

  • The only times I'm consistent about praying are when I'm on an airplane or when an ambulance goes by.
    -- China Chow

    #Airplane #Praying #Ambulance

  • I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride.
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Airplane #Different #Chance

  • Most of the writers in TV are from L.A. or New York, and those are places where people are cynical and snarky. And they fly from L.A. to New York in an airplane over this vast, expansive land where people aren't snarky; they're a lot more like the 'Parks and Rec' characters.
    -- Chris Pratt

    #New York #Airplane #Character

  • My shoots are very much about skin, so I'm an exfoliating and moisturizing nut. I fly so much, so I take my makeup off as soon as I get on the airplane. I look at my watch every half hour and moisturize.
    -- Chrissy Teigen

    #Airplane #Makeup #Nuts

  • Coaching is like flying an airplane, there is going to be a lot of turbulence, but your job is to land the plane safely.
    -- Chuck Daly

    #Jobs #Airplane #Land

  • That guy behind me on the airplane? He's been kicking my seat because he hates me. He's kicking my seat because he hates me and I'm gonna kill him. When we get off this plane, I'm gonna make eye contact. I'm gonna kill that guy. And all of that is just stuff in my head, but it's good to get rid of that stuff.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Hate #Airplane #Eye

  • It takes a lot to get people talking in airplanes. But once they start talking, you just can't shut them up.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Airplane #Talking #People

  • If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Airplane #Use #Next

  • Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Believe #Airplane #Wings

  • 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

  • After about 30 minutes I puked all over my airplane. I said to my self, "Man, you made a big mistake."
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Mistake #Airplane #Men

  • The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Airplane #Century

  • Is it not our duty to find the symphonic formula which fits our time, one which progress, daring and modern victory demand? The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Airplane #Victory #Progress

  • What if I jumped out of an airplane with a couple of tanks of helium and one huge, un-inflated balloon? Then, while falling, I release the helium and fill the balloon. How long of a fall would I need in order for the balloon to slow me enough that I could land safely?
    -- Colin Rowe

    #Couple #Fall #Airplane

  • Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11. It's not that Saddam Hussein was somehow himself and his regime involved in 9/11, but, if you think about what caused 9/11, it is the rise of ideologies of hatred that lead people to drive airplanes into buildings in New York.
    -- Condoleezza Rice

    #New York #Airplane #Thinking

  • TO ALL THE ambulance drivers firewatchers air-raid wardens nurses canteen workers airplane spotters rescue workers mathematicians vicars vergers shopgirls chorus girls librarians debutantes spinsters fishermen retired sailors servants evacuees Shakespearean actors and mystery novelists WHO WON THE WAR.
    -- Connie Willis

    #Girl #War #Airplane

  • I'm 17 years old. I'm not a straight-A student or anything. Even so, I figured out how to make an Internet that they can't wiretap. I figured out how to jam their person-tracking technology. I can turn innocent people into suspects and turn guilty people into innocents in their eyes. I could get metal onto an airplane or beat a no-fly list. I figured this stuff out by looking at the web and by thinking about it. If I can do it, terrorists can do it. They told us they took away our freedom to make us safe. Do you feel safe?
    -- Cory Doctorow

    #Airplane #Eye #Technology

  • 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

  • Really, anyone can learn how to fly. If you can drive a bus, you can fly an airplane.
    -- Cory Lidle

    #Airplane #Bus

  • Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof, cool demeanor as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he's the pilot.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Airplane #Men #Feet

  • The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after.
    -- Dabney Coleman

    #New York #Airplane #School

  • Now listen, buddy, there are a few corny ideas you got to get out of your head if you're going to fly an airplane. Most things are just the reverse from what people think. The higher you are the safer you are. The Earth down there, that, that-s your enemy because once you hit that, boy, you splatter.
    -- Dalton Trumbo

    #Airplane #Boys #Thinking

  • I don't know if I could rebuild an airplane engine, but I know a little bit about rotors and rivets.
    -- Dane Cook

    #Airplane #Littles

  • If Charles Lindbergh, flying with no instruments other than a bologna sandwich, managed to cross the Atlantic and land safely on a runway completely covered with French people, why are today's airplanes, which are equipped with radar and computers and individualized liquor bottles, unable to cope with fog?
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #Airplane #Fog

  • Every job has its downside. For example, being in a band the travel part of it - getting picked up from your house in a car, going to the airport, getting on a plane, going from the airplane to a van, then going from the van to a hotel.
    -- Dave Lombardo

    #Jobs #Airplane #Airports

  • It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft.
    -- Dave Reichert

    #Taken #Airplane #Overcoming