Airplane Quotes

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Charles Bukowski
“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
Charles Bukowski

Ellen Hopkins
“A breeze blows up, touching my cheek like a little child's kiss. It flutters a piece of paper. "Trash, out there? Must belong to one of us." We move closer, and when I reached for it, I find...... a perfect paper airplane.”
Ellen Hopkins

Richard Bach
“And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot's own.”
Richard Bach, A Gift Of Wings

“An airplane should never lean too much to the left or the right, because it puts every passenger into a panic and fear. Politics are much the same. Better to be balanced on both sides than to fly on a crazy angle.”
Rebecca McNutt

Gabriel García Márquez
“ثمة خوف يعذبني على الدوام من أنّ الطائرة ستسقط”
Gabriel García Márquez, كيف تكتب الرواية

Abhaidev
“Do you believe in God?” asked the girl once again.

“Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane.”
Abhaidev, That Thing About You

J.M.G. Le Clézio
“I wanted to write an adventure story, not, it's true, I really did. I shall have failed, that's all. Adventures bore me. I have no idea how to talk about countries, how to make people wish they had been there. I am not a good travelling salesman. Countries? Where are they , whatever became of them.
When I was twelve I dreamed of Hongkong. That tedious, commonplace little provincial town! Shops sprouting from every nook and cranny! The Chinese junks pictured on the lids of chocolate boxes used to fascinate me. Junks: sort of chopped-off barges, where the housewives do all their cooking and washing on deck. They even have television. As for the Niagara Falls: water, nothing but water! A dam is more interesting; at least one can occasionally see a big crack at its base, and hope for some excitement.
When one travels, one sees nothing but hotels. Squalid rooms, with iron bedsteads, and a picture of some kind hanging on the wall from a rusty nail, a coloured print of London Bridge or the Eiffel Tower.
One also sees trains, lots of trains, and airports that look like restaurants, and restaurants that look like morgues. All the ports in the world are hemmed in by oil slicks and shabby customs buildings. In the streets of the towns, people keep to the sidewalks, cars stop at red lights. If only one occasionally arrived in a country where women are the colour of steel and men wear owls on their heads. But no, they are sensible, they all have black ties, partings to one side, brassières and stiletto heels. In all the restaurants, when one has finished eating one calls over the individual who has been prowling among the tables, and pays him with a promissory note. There are cigarettes everywhere! There are airplanes and automobiles everywhere.”
J.M.G. Le Clézio, The Book of Flights

Steven Magee
“We are in the process of finding out what filling the sky with hundreds of thousands of satellites does to all life on Earth.”
Steven Magee

Jonathan Carroll
“Sometimes happiness is like the sound of a plane overhead. You look up to see it but the plane's not there. No matter where you look you can't find it on the sky, although the sound is still there and growing louder. You get a little frantic searching. At the same time you're thinking, this is stupid. But you keep looking and if you do finally see it, you feel absolved. Most of my life I'd been looking for happiness in the wrong parts of the sky.”
Jonathan Carroll, The Wooden Sea

Mohith Agadi
“There's only one job in this world that gives you an office in the sky; and that is pilot.”
Mohith Agadi

Steven Magee
“Pilots have an established history of committing mass murder during their suicides.”
Steven Magee

Thomas Sowell
“One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century -- indeed, one of the landmark inventions in the history of the human race -- was the work of a couple of young men who had never gone to college and who were just bicycle mechanics in Dayton, Ohio.
That part of the United States is often referred to as 'flyover country' because it is part of America that the east coast and west coast elites fly over on their way to what they consider more important places. But they are able to fly over it only because of those mechanics in Dayton.”
Thomas Sowell

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.........the step taken to climb the ladder which gets you into the airplane...”
Ankala Subbarao

Abhaidev
“12. “Do you believe in God?” asked the girl once again.

“Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane.”
Abhaidev, That Thing About You

Vendela Vida
“This is the way of air travel: fellow passengers applaud because they didn't die, and then they cut in front of you so they can exit four seconds earlier.”
Vendela Vida, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Toba Beta
“Perhaps, mites in airplane
is just like human on planet.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Maude Julien
“And back up they would go, not knowing where or when they would be able to land again.”
Maude Julien, The Only Girl in the World

“I never really gave much thought to the fields while flying over them. It just seems like a whole lot of empty space from above, but I wonder how many half-naked kids you'd see rolling around in them if you zoomed in.”
George Watsky, How to Ruin Everything: Essays

Petra Hermans
“At the age of 19 years, I left for Santiago de Compostella, even though I did not prefer, waste of energy, by plane.”
Petra Hermans

Talismanist Giebra
“Planes will never have the final, perfect model because their idea is all about the infinity.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Steven Magee
“Hello Boeing 737 Max, goodbye world.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Flying high with WiFi in the sky.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“To fly Boeing or not to fly Boeing, that is the question.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I find it concerning that by the time I flew on a new Boeing 737 Max airplane that numerous pilots knew that it had uncontrolled descent issues that had already caused a fatal crash.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Had the government done its job of regulating Boeing, it is highly unlikely that the 737 Max would have been globally grounded.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When I was hired to work at the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), it was not disclosed to me that the site was being hit by powerful sonic booms from military supersonic aircraft that would shake the buildings. I had noticed that there seemed to be a significant number of staff that were having heart issues and some appeared to have had heart attacks and died prematurely. I later discovered during researching my own heart issues that it was a suspected effect of exposure to sonic booms. Regular exposure to sonic booms from military supersonic jet aircraft is suspected of increasing the incidence of vibroacoustic disease, a thickening of heart tissue which may lead to heart arrhythmia or premature death.”
Steven Magee

“I continuously see myself on an airplane that has unlimited fuel. I go here and there but can't stop. Always flying over my destination. I've come to realize I must jump off with my parachute on of course.
That is how I'm viewing my life right now.
Once I find that loophole than I've reached my destination to success.”
Hyrum Yeakley

Steven Magee
“The Boeing 737 Max has become a classic example of the failure of deregulation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The Boeing 737 Max is the Ford Pinto of aviation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When I realized that I could not get the WiFi entertainment system to work on the Boeing 737 Max, my thoughts were: What else is faulty on this airplane?”
Steven Magee

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