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Flight Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Flight

Please enjoy these Flight Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

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Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears
everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is
the trigger point for the fight or flight response.
- Daniel Goleman

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight,
and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
- Georg Hermes

Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something
like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.
- Robert Crippen

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

Give the enemy not only a road for flight,
but also a means of defending it.
- Thomas Hardy

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge
for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
- Carroll O'Connor

Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with
which men will never have to cope.
- Simon Newcomb

When I feel like I'm doing my best work,
there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're
not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone.
- Chris Cooper

Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable
risk to flight crews as well passengers.
- Dave Reichert

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93,
who courageously confronted the terrorists,
defeating another planned attack on America.
They are the heroes for our times.
- Bob Taft

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,
knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

Let's take flight simulation as an example.
If you're trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course.
You don't have to get in an airplane until late in the process.
- Roy Romer

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

You can't drink on an eight hour flight,
pass out, and then go onstage...
well you can, but then you're Spandau Ballet.
- Robert Smith

Don't get involved in partial problems,
but always take flight to where there is a free view
over the whole single great problem,
even if this view is still not a clear one.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in '92,
and I was the backup on that flight.
- Umberto Guidoni

He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.
- Wally Schirra

And now for Return to Flight, I'm chief of robotics
working in the astronaut office in Houston,
as a Canadian.
- Chris Hadfield

So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years
before they are assigned to a flight.
- Sally Ride

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
- Edward Young

There's no reason to become alarmed,
and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
- the movie Airplane!

Why are people saying it's too soon? Like the people on that flight,
we need to agree about what to do about terrorism.
And I think we need to have that conversation now.
- Paul Greengrass

The difference between a top-flight creative man and
the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
- Vance Packard

Yes, I am a pilot.
I am a flight instructor and a commercial pilot.
- Treat Williams

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a
flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
- Robert Lynd

And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we
added the second flight of the tether satellite.
- Umberto Guidoni

And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not,
from the grave.
A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?
- Archilochus

A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track,
or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air,
ended the flight.
- Orville Wright

NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space,
observe and make a journal about the space flight,
and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
- Christa McAuliffe

My assignment was exclusively in the research field,
and my first published paper, On the Optimal Use of
Winds for Flight Planning,
was the outgrowth of that work.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

When an aggressor force continually launches attacks
from a particular base of operations,
it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy.
- Timothy McVeigh

The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror,
and they should never be forgotten.
- Jim Ramstad

We want to be sensitive to people's concerns about
privacy about their personal being and things,
while ensuring that everybody on every flight has been properly screened.
- John Pistole

Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a
let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky
but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.
- Chuck Yeager

I have seized the light.
I have arrested its flight.
- Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre

I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta.
I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors.
- Todd Barry

I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and
most famous helicopter pilots the world.
- Izabella Scorupco

The flight was extremely normal...
for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting.
- Pete Conrad

I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling).
I got my comedy start in the Air Force.
- Sinbad

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts
and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour.
- Steve Fossett

I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck,
the upper deck of the space shuttle.
- Sally Ride

There's an entire flight simulator hidden in every
copy of Microsoft Excel 97.
- Bruce Scheneier

Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies,
and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.
- Charles Gounod

I employ 20 people in Vienna.
The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions.
The Overhead is limited with me.
Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.
- Niki Lauda

When a test pilot comes off a flight,
there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up,
and he believes in the debriefing.
You don't keep something to yourself.
- Wally Schirra

The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.
- Ben Hogan

One of the things that we can say with confidence is
that we will have much lighter,
much stronger materials, and this will reduce the cost of air flight,
and the cost of rockets.
- Ralph Merkle

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

Once you are assigned to a flight, the whole crew is
assigned at the same time,
and then that crew trains together for a whole year
to prepare for that flight.
- Sally Ride

UF is Utilization Flight.
That got put in the manifest quite some time ago.
- Linda M. Godwin

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

The only hope I can see for the future depends on a
wiser and braver use of the reason,
not a panic flight from it.
- F. L. Lucas

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant,
if not utterly impossible.
- Simon Newcomb

But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight,
coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams,
and figuring out how you're going to operate together.
- Leroy Chiao

Dick Dart emerged from the ether during a flight from
New York with my wife and children to Puerto Rico.
- Peter Straub

Of course I was delighted the flight was over,
but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin,
I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling,
and so on.
- Alan Shepard

The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of
disengagement and flight,
but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps,
of disappointments, and of sweet success.
- Roy Wilkins

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first.
I was just chosen to command that flight.
Circumstance put me in that particular role.
That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong

And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity,
I will have some spare time to devote to document all
this busy part of the flight.
- Umberto Guidoni


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