Aerodynamics quotes

  • Most craft give a nod, however brief and unfriendly, towards beauty. Vogon ships did not nod towards beauty. They pulled on ski masks and mugged beauty in a dark alley They spat in the eye of beauty and bludgeoned their wait through the notions of aesthetics and aerodynamics. Vogon cruisers did not so much travel through space as defile it and toss it aside.
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Eye #Dark #Aerodynamics

  • There's a metaphor Vincent Eades likes to use: "If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn't be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn't know that, so it flies.
    -- Howard Schultz

    #Butterfly #Law #Aerodynamics

  • It's hard to make something that's interesting. It's really, really hard. It's like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that's written or anything that's created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity... So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will...
    -- Ira Glass

    #Writing #Aerodynamics #Law

  • As fast as we're going these days, especially because of the aerodynamics, we're all concerned about abusing tires. It's so fast that you're afraid of what you're going to do to the tires.
    -- Jeff Gordon

    #Aerodynamics #Tire #These Days

  • Indeed, nowadays no electrical engineer could get along without complex numbers, and neither could anyone working in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics.
    -- Keith Devlin

    #Math #Aerodynamics #Numbers

  • There wouldn't be any way I could have jumped into Cup with the success I had without the truck series. I wish I had more time to spend there. There are so many things the truck teaches you about aerodynamics, the professional ranks of racing, and working with a professional team.
    -- Kurt Busch

    #Team #Aerodynamics #Racing

  • Driving at high speed where safe and legal is part of my life. As well as a higher top speed I wanted even better stability in my FX and that meant work on the aerodynamics.
    -- Sebastian Vettel

    #Aerodynamics #Safe #Driving

  • The bottom line is there is large uncertainty because nobody has a very good handle on the aerodynamics at those altitudes and at those speeds. Given that large degree of uncertainty, life could be normal during entry or some bad things could happen.
    -- Wayne Hale

    #Aerodynamics #Lines #Normal

  • Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.
    -- Enzo Ferrari

    #Motor Racing #Aerodynamics #Car

  • But each time I seemed to be climbing into a roller coaster and finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know.
    -- Enzo Ferrari

    #Running #Climbing #Aerodynamics

  • Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines.
    -- Enzo Ferrari

    #Motor Racing #Aerodynamics #Motorsports