Airports quotes

  • For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one's fellow travelers.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Opportunity #Airports #Doe

  • I get depressed at airports.
    -- Adam Carolla


  • 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

  • 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

  • Stations and airports are rehearsals for separations by death.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Airports #Rehearsal #Separation

  • I personally go to the airport looking like a homeless person, because I think people will leave me alone. But I dress myself with my luggage - all my luggage matches.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Thinking #Airports #People

  • I always feel comfortable, basically in any situation except perhaps airports.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Airports #Situation #Feels

  • Some of your best songs come from a desperate attempt to escape, so sitting in an airport for hours I can just start pulling out little fragments of songs from my head. A lot of times a melody will just occur to me and be my companion for a couple of months.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Song #Couple #Airports

  • But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it.
    -- Andrew Eldritch

    #Jobs #Airports #Long

  • I was in Moldova airport and I went into the duty-free shop - and there wasn't a duty-free shop.
    -- Andy Gray

    #Airports #Duty #Shops

  • I look suspicious if I dress in sort of benign clothes, going to the airport.
    -- Ariel Pink

    #Airports #Clothes #Dresses

  • I am a Black revolutionary woman, and because of this i have been charged with and accused of every alleged crime in which a woman was believed to have participated. The alleged crimes in which only men were supposedly involved, i have been accused of planning. They have plastered pictures alleged to be me in post offices, airports, hotels, police cars, subways, banks, television, and newspapers. They have offered . rewards for my capture and they have issued orders to shoot on sight and shoot to kill.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Men #Airports #Sight

  • Every time you take a train, step into your car, walk into the shopping mall, go to the airport - every single time, something could happen. That's how terrorism works.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Airports #Shopping #Car

  • The thousands of possible lives that used to spread out in front of me have snapped shut into one, and all I get is what I've got. It's time to pass on the possibilities, all those deliciously half-open doors, to my children, and drive them to the airports, and wish them bon voyage.
    -- Barbara Holland

    #Life #Children #Airports

  • The Commission endorses prevention as the principal strategy to use in deterring illegal entries. We applaud the efforts of innovative Border Patrol leaders such as Silvestre Reyes with Operation Hold the Line in El Paso. Operation Hold the Line demonstrated that a strategic use of personnel and technology can combine at our land border, as it has for many years at our airports, to reduce unauthorized crossings.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Technology #Airports #Years

  • The first word you see at the airport is 'terminal'.
    -- Beano Cook

    #Humorous #Airports #Profound

  • Sometimes I'm dragging my ***** out to the airport at 8 a.m. on a Saturday and I'm wondering why I'm doing this, but once I walk on stage I know why...because I'm addicted.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Airports #Sometimes #Wonder

  • Opening a play is just tough. The idea that actors are weirdly protected from it is a myth. If you imagine yourself having to spend two and a bit hours cooking bolognaise, remembering a whole major work by David Hare and speaking it at the correct moment between chopping carrots and stirring the onions in front of an audience - the normal human response is 'Please, can I go to the airport?'
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Ideas #Two #Airports

  • I'm one of those passengers who arrives at the airport five or six hours early so I can throw back a few drinks and muster up the courage to board the plane. Apparently I'm not alone because I've never been in an empty airport bar. I don't care what time you get there. Even at 8:00 a.m. you have to fight your way to the bar. At that hour, everyone drinks Bloody Marys so no one can tell it's booze- at least until they fall off their chair.
    -- Bob Newhart

    #Fall #Fighting #Airports

  • When you are lying drunk at the airport you're Irish. When you win an Oscar you're British.
    -- Brenda Fricker

    #Lying #Winning #Airports

  • Devolving APD to Scotland is merely tinkering with it. We have to get shot of this hated tax right across the country to ensure all of our airports are competing on level terms.
    -- Brian Donohoe

    #Country #Airports #Scotland

  • The list of photographs that I am missing while I sit on airport runways, teach classes or spend hours in the studio makes my head spin. It's almost as if I can actually sense all the great pictures that I'm missing at a given moment. It's times like those that remind me to be very productive when I do get behind-the-camera time.
    -- Brian Ulrich

    #Photography #Airports #Class

  • We can't keep weapons out of prisons; we can't possibly expect to keep them out of airports.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Airports #Weapons #Prison

  • 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

  • Out of all the airports that are out there only about 5 percent have commercial service.
    -- Chris Brown


  • Strengthening local airports in Iowa is important for economic development and improving the quality of life our rural areas and urban communities
    -- Chuck Grassley

    #Airports #Iowa #Community

  • I recently had a few days off while shooting a movie in Budapest, so I took a cab from the set to the airport, looked at the departure board, and decided where I wanted to go right then and there. I spent four days in Rome and didn't tell anyone I was going.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Rome #Airports #Shooting

  • 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

  • I believe the public's confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers.
    -- David Neeleman

    #Believe #Airports #Government

  • When forced to leave my house for an extended period of time, I take my typewriter with me, and together we endure the wretchedness of passing through the X-ray scanner. The laptops roll merrily down the belt, while I’m instructed to stand aside and open my bag. To me it seems like a normal enough thing to be carrying, but the typewriter’s declining popularity arouses suspicion and I wind up eliciting the sort of reaction one might expect when traveling with a cannon. It’s a typewriter,’ I say. ‘You use it to write angry letters to airport security.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Writing #Airports #Typewriters

  • All human life can be found in an airport.
    -- David Walliams

    #Airports #Found #Human Life

  • This is critical to the region. Every other major city has public transportation going downtown. We have a world-class airport now, and this could be an important additional piece to the airport development. This is a significant investment and one that should be seen as a significant long-term commitment to making this a reality.
    -- Debbie Stabenow

    #Commitment #Reality #Airports

  • I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
    -- Dennis Potter

    #Airports #Saws #Illness

  • I went to Ethiopia, and it dawned on me that you can tell a starving, malnourished person because they've got a bloated belly and a bald head. And I realized that if you come through any American airport and see businessmen running through with bloated bellies and bald heads, that's malnutrition, too.
    -- Dick Gregory

    #Running #Airports #Romance

  • When I go through the airport and see white women walking through the airport barefooted, like athlete's feet don't exist, there's something wrong.
    -- Dick Gregory

    #Athlete #Airports #White

  • Bureaucratic nonsense at airports drives me crazy.
    -- Dominic Monaghan

    #Crazy #Airports #Nonsense

  • Traveling is irritating to me, but not driving. Going to the airport makes me nervous, but when I set out to just take a leisurely drive, it's blue skies and puffy clouds and time.
    -- Edward Ruscha

    #Clouds #Airports #Blue

  • Thoughts are like airplanes flying in the air. If you ignore them, there is no problem. If you pay attention to them, you create an airport inside your head and permit them to land!
    -- Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

    #Airplane #Airports #Land

  • With each reunion (we) had to learn each other all over again. There was always that nervous moment at the airport when I would stand there waiting for him to arrive, wondering, Will I still know him? Will he still know me?
    -- Elizabeth Gilbert

    #Airports #Waiting #Wonder

  • Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure. It's just not done.
    -- Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

    #Adventure #Airports #Done

  • Yeah, people following me down the street and at the airport and all that. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who are, you know, actually famous.
    -- Ellen Page

    #Airports #People #Imagine

  • When a man has seen the aerodynamic shape of a Caravelle jet at an airport, he doesn't need aerodynamic furniture.
    -- Emilio Pucci

    #Men #Airports #Needs

  • I am finished with cities. I spent four years in New York, ten in Paris, and I was in Belgrade for a while. To me now they are just airports.
    -- Emir Kusturica

    #New York #Airports #Years

  • If I never saw another airport again, I'd be happy!
    -- Emm Gryner

    #Being Happy #Airports #Cynical

  • When I met my designs in the market of a remote village in the West Indies, or in the airport restaurant in Zurich, I felt like the mother of many well-behaved children.
    -- Eva Zeisel

    #Mother #Children #Airports

  • I associate going to an airport with work because I travel so much with my job. So when I have a few days free from work, I tend to stay at home.
    -- Evelyn Glennie

    #Jobs #Home #Airports

  • Everything has changed. The flying changed. The airports have changed.
    -- Eydie Gorme

    #Airports #Flying #Changed

  • I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Airports #Dinner #Way

  • My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
    -- Fran Lebowitz

    #Airports #Freedom Of Speech #Desire

  • She left for Juilliard the day after Labor Day. I drove her to the airport. She kissed me good-bye. She told me that she loved me more than life itself. Then she stepped through security. She never came back.
    -- Gayle Forman

    #Airports #Bye #Labor Day

  • There’s a piece of lead where my heart should beat Doctor said too dangerous to take out You’d better just leave it be Body grew back around it, a miracle, praise be Now, if only I could get through airport security “bullet
    -- Gayle Forman

    #Heart #Airports #Doctors

  • So I live in Los Angeles, and it's kind of a goofy place. They have an airport named after John Wayne. That ought to explain it. It has a charming kind of superstitious innocence.
    -- George Carlin

    #Airports #Goofy #Innocence

  • Tel-Aviv airport is still the only airport in the world where each passenger is met by ten relatives.
    -- George Mikes

    #Humorous #Airports #Israel

  • I have been collecting pictures of airport carpets since the early 2000s because I am fascinated by their role as the world's largest interior visual design medium.
    -- George Pendle

    #Airports #Design #Roles

  • An airport carpet can tell you everything about its surroundings!
    -- George Pendle

    #Airports #Surroundings #Carpet

  • Airport carpets are so much richer to both the senses and the intellect.
    -- George Pendle

    #Airports #Carpet #Intellect

  • If airports can be seen as temples to travel, gateways to other worlds, then airport carpets are the vast prayer mats upon which we all genuflect.
    -- George Pendle

    #Prayer #Airports #Other Worlds

  • If you never miss a plane, you’re spending too much time at the airport.
    -- George Stigler

    #Airports #Missing #Too Much

  • I took the T from Logan airport to Harvard Square. I hate driving in Boston. It's the traffic that drives me spare, and the absolutely terrible manners of the motorists. Other New Englanders refer to Massachusetts drivers as "Massholes.
    -- Geraldine Brooks

    #Hate #Airports #Squares

  • Airport take their own commercial decisions on their ownership structure. But this must not be at the expense of exploiting airlines through higher charges
    -- Giovanni Bisignani

    #Airports #Decision #Ownership

  • As we battle the high price of fuel, cost efficiency will continue to be a top priority not only for airlines but for every partner in the value chain including airports and air navigation service providers.
    -- Giovanni Bisignani

    #Airports #Priorities #Battle

  • I obviously disagree with the individuals who do not support rural America and do not support rural airports. Under their philosophy, maybe we shouldnt even be paving roads in rural America, because there are fewer people that drive on them.
    -- Glenn Thompson

    #Philosophy #America #Airports

  • Whether I'm at the hangar or at the airport or on an airplane, I get respect. And that's the best part of my day.
    -- Gordon Bethune

    #Airplane #Airports

  • It was almost noon when the plane touched down at the Triad airport on the outskirts of Greensboro. There was a hire car waiting for me; I waved my notepad at the dashboard to transmit my profile, then waited as the seating and controls rearranged themselves slightly, piezoelectric actuators humming. As I started to reverse out of the parking bay, the stereo began a soothing improvisation, flashing up a deadpan title: Music for Leaving Airports 11 June 2008.
    -- Greg Egan

    #June #Airports #Car

  • I'm a terrible procrastinator. When we go to the airport, if they're not literally closing the door behind my sweaty, hyperventilating body, I feel I've been there too long.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Airports #Doors #Long

  • And it's tough traveling. You know, the hotels and the airports and all that. That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
    -- Harvey Korman

    #Airports #Rooms #Tough

  • That is the trouble with flying: We always have to return to airports. Thank of how much fun flying would be if we didn't have to return to airports.
    -- Henry Mintzberg

    #Fun #Airports #Flying

  • I can walk into someone's house, kiss their wife, sit down at their table, and eat their dinner. I can lift a passport at an airport, and in twenty minutes it will seem like it's mine. I can be a blackbird staring in the window. I can be a cat creeping along a ledge. I can go anywhere I want and do the worst things I can imagine, with nothing to ever connect me to those crimes. Today I look like me, but tomorrow I could look like you. I could be you.
    -- Holly Black

    #Cat #Kissing #Airports

  • I hate everything about airports from getting there to taking off.
    -- Honor Blackman

    #Hate #Airports #Chance

  • To tell you the truth, man, we spend most of the time travelling in hotels, in festivals, in concert halls, clubs, airports. The most unenjoyable part is all the security at airports.
    -- Hugh Masekela

    #Men #Airports #Clubs

  • In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.
    -- Ike Turner

    #Airports #Talking #China

  • Of course, if I eat all of him, if I spare his brain, he'll rise up and follow me back to the airport, and that might make feel better. I'll introduce him to everyone, and maybe we'll stand around and groan for a while. It's hard to say what 'friends' are any more, but that might be close.
    -- Isaac Marion

    #Feel Better #Airports #Brain

  • [T]ake the war on drugs. The average American says, "The war on drugs has been beneficial." The rest of us see reality. This war has destroyed thousands of Americans. It is also a pretext for government agents to rob innocent people in airports and on the highways - they seize and confiscate large amounts of cash and say to their victims: "Sue us if you don't like it." And more and more judges, politicians, intelligence agents, and law-enforcement officers are on the take - as dependent on the drug-war largess as the drug lords themselves.
    -- Jacob G. Hornberger

    #War #Reality #Airports

  • Industrialisation is necessary. But acquisition is by no means the only avenue through which it can be achieved. The Cochin Airport is a prime example of this. Instead of choosing to acquire the land, the State asked the private parties to negotiate with the landowners directly. The State merely acted as an arbitrator.
    -- Jairam Ramesh

    #Party #Mean #Airports

  • Further south, there are some airports, but none our size. Our airport is the gateway to the southern Kansas City.
    -- James Green

    #Airports #Cities #Kansas City

  • In its current incarnation in my life touring is a lot of airports and hotels and car services and only OK food.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Airports #Car #Touring

  • As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.
    -- Janet Napolitano

    #Technology #Airports #Deployment

  • Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg.
    -- Janet Suzman

    #Airports #Oxygen #Land

  • I feel gigantic affection for all of Homeland Security at airports.
    -- Jeff Perry

    #Airports #Affection #Homeland Security

  • Whenever I travel to the South, the first thing I do is visit the best barbecue place between the airport and my hotel. An hour or two later I visit the best barbecue place between my hotel and dinner.
    -- Jeffrey Steingarten

    #Airports #Two #Dinner

  • Airports should all belong to the same country. The country of Crappacia. Or Bleakovania. Or Suckitan.
    -- Jennifer Donnelly

    #Country #Airports #Should

  • I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America. They are being mistreated at airports, by the Immigration - everywhere. Islam is a religion of peace. They are wrong.
    -- Jermaine Jackson

    #Thinking #Airports #America

  • I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport ,the metal detector goes off.
    -- Jesse Ventura

    #Airports #Body #Metal Detectors

  • People in this country need to understand when you go to any airport in the United States, you are not protected by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They can do anything they want to you, and there is no where you can go to seek redress.
    -- Jesse Ventura

    #Country #Airports #Rights

  • I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City.
    -- Jessica Hagedorn

    #New York #Airports #Cities

  • A fuel prices remain unstable and our nation's highways and airports suffer ever-increasing congestion and delays, Amtrak offers an invaluable alternative upon which Americans have come to rely
    -- Jim Jeffords

    #Airports #Suffering #Alternatives

  • How many airports are there in the world?
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Airports #World

  • I don't have any writing routine. Sometimes I go to my local coffee shop and I write there for some hours. Apart from that, I am traveling most of the time. I write in airports, trains, hotel rooms... I can write anywhere.
    -- Jo Nesbo

    #Coffee #Writing #Airports

  • For me, the best places to write are on planes, trains and at airports. Not hotel rooms but hotel lobbies. I'm really happy when I'm waiting for a plane and the message comes that it's three hours late. Great, I'll get to write!
    -- Jo Nesbo

    #Writing #Airports #Waiting

  • A lot of the touring stuff has become a drag. Traveling itself is a drag. Anyone who's been to an airport knows that.
    -- Joan Jett

    #Airports #Stuff #Touring

  • We used to have our own plane with the band's name on the side. It was a dream come true. You drive to a local airport. There's none of this checking in stuff; you just get on the plane.
    -- Joe Elliott

    #Dream #Airports #Names

  • I enjoy doing autograph sessions because I'm a people-watcher. I'm the guy in the airport who likes to just sit and watch people go by. So I enjoy just meeting people and hearing their stories.
    -- Joey Logano

    #Airports #People #Guy

  • Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.
    -- John Mica

    #Country #Airports #Israel

  • When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law.
    -- John Mica

    #Country #Believe #Airports

  • We put people of concern on the watch list or the no-fly list, so we have a number of layers of security beyond the airport checkpoint. We gather as much information about a passenger as the law allows without profiling.
    -- John S. Pistole

    #Airports #Law #Numbers

  • I spent my time drinking and staring at a television in the airport bar. More death and destruction. Crime. Pollution. All the news stories were telling me to be frightened. All the commercials were telling me to buy things I didn´t need. The message was that people could only be passive victims or consumers.
    -- John Twelve Hawks

    #Drinking #Media #Airports

  • I met Sable when she was 15 and I was 18. I sent her home to New York while we carried on the tour. When we got back the police were looking for her at the airport and everywhere!
    -- Johnny Thunders

    #New York #Home #Airports

  • I hate flying, airports and the whole rigmarole - queuing up, security and lost luggage.
    -- Johnny Vegas

    #Hate #Airports #Flying

  • Never try to be witty with U.S. airport officials. It's always lost on them and you'll find yourself being put back on the plane.
    -- Johnny Vegas

    #Witty #Airports #Finding Yourself

  • Do you know how hard it is to say nothing? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite? I had practiced not saying anything the whole way from the airport, and it was still nearly killing me.
    -- Jojo Moyes

    #Airports #Opposites #Atoms