Airman Quotes

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W.B. Yeats
“An Irish Airman foresees his Death

I Know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love,
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.”
William Butler Yeats, The Wild Swans at Coole

Eoin Colfer
“A pity to survive night flights over St. Georges Channel only to crack my skull falling from a ladder.”
Eoin Colfer, Airman

Eoin Colfer
“Everything rests on the poisoned wine. If it were just the queen, I could force it down her gullet, but Declan Broekhart would run me through with that damned ceremonial sword, and if his wife's stares were daggers, he'd be dead already. ”
Eoin Colfer, Airman

Eoin Colfer
“Victor Vigny: A monkey glances up and sees a banana, and that's as far as he looks. A visionary looks up and sees the moon.
Conor Broekhart: Which resembles a giant banana.”
Eoin Colfer

Alex Morritt
“Owning a drone does not a pilot make.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Alex Morritt
“As with all new inventions, there are upsides and downsides. The commercial drone is no exception. But until robust safeguards have been introduced to protect personal privacy from prying eyes in the skies, the true benefits to society of unmanned aerial vehicles will remain unrealised.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe