Flying Quotes

Awake! the land is scattered with light, and see, Uncanopied sleep is flying from field and tree.

Robert Seymour Bridges

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Chinese Proverb

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.

Adolf Galland

Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you're doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience. Something wonderful happens in the pit of your stomach.

Dusty McTavish

Birds were flying from continent to continent long before we were. They reached the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica, long before we did. They can survive in the hottest of deserts. Some can remain on the wing for years at a time. They can girdle the globe. Now, we have taken over the earth and the sea and the sky, but with skill and care and knowledge, we can ensure that there is still a place on Earth for birds in all their beauty and variety if we want to and surely, we should.

Sir David Frederick Attenborough

There's a plane flying over me and I'm looking forward to being able to relax and not worry about the weather or boat speed.

Ellen MacArthur

Every particle of every thing rocks, water, flour, human has been in the same place flaming in the heart of our ancient sun before the earth came flying out of it. The irises in your eyes the tissue of roses the slow giant rocks in mountainheads were all born flaming locked in the sun as it drifted like a light on dark water.

Lawrence Collins

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.

William Golding

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.

Bill Maher

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.

Billy Bob Thornton

Flying. Whatever any other organism has been able to do man should surely be able to do also, though he may go a different way about it.

Samuel Butler

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.

Pappy Boyington

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

Mary Kay Ash

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.

Umberto Eco

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. You can't stop the plane, you can't stop the storm, you can't stop time. So one might as well accept it calmly, wisely.

Golda Meir 1898

Sometimes we are like an angel with one wing, and we necessarily need the other wing of a similar angel to keep flying.

M. K. Soni

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today tomorrow will be a dying.

Robert Herrick

It was absolutely a routine flight for a routine activity. The weather was fit for flying,

Ahmed Khan

You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.

Richard Bach

For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.

Richard Bach

Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? in ancient astronauts? in the Bermuda triangle? in life after death? No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no. One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?" "Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."

Isaac Asimov

To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. Pilots generally take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle.

Neil Alden Armstrong

And my raps is unbelievable like aliens and flying saucers,No more iron horses cause I'm buying Porsches.

Lamont Coleman
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