Plane Quotes

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Derek Landy
“Ladies and gentleman," he said over the speakers, "welcome aboard this recently liberated Gulfstream V. If I could have your attention for just a few moments, I'd like to go over the safety features of this aircraft. It has an engine, to make us go, and wings, to keep us in the air. There are seatbelts, which won't do you an awful lot of good if we fly into the side of a mountain.”
Derek Landy, The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy
“Aurora sagged. "Why is it," she asked, "that every time I'm with you two we end up stealing something big?"
"We always return it," Donegan said, a little defensively. "Maybe not always in one piece or necessarily to the right person but return it we do, and so it is not stealing, it is merely borrowing."
Gracious looked at him. "It's a little bit stealing."
"Anyone who leaves a private jet just lying around deserves to have it stolen."
"It wasn't lying around," said Gracious. "It was locked up tight. It took us an hour to dismantle the security system and get inside."
Donegan looked at him. "You're not helping.”
Derek Landy, The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Steven Wright
“So I got off the plane and I forget to take off my seat-belt and I’m dragging the plane through the terminal... The wings are knocking people over...”
Steven Wright

Richard Bach
“My airplane is quiet, and for a moment still an alien, still a stranger to the ground, I am home.”
Richard Bach, Stranger to the Ground

عمر حمد
“يا طير هجت الطائرينا ... و فتنت لب العالمينا
لله درك ساحرا ... أبطلت كيد الساحرينا
أظهرت معجزة العلوم... لنا و كنا كافرينا
إنا لقوم يعشقون... النابغين الباسلينا
يتسابقون حفاوة ... بالأقربين الأكرمينا”
عمر حمد, ديوان الشهيد عمر حمد

Jim Butcher
“Sometimes the most remarkable things seem commonplace. I mean, when you think about it, jet travel is pretty freaking remarkable. You get in a plane, it defies the gravity of an entire planet by exploiting a loophole with air pressure, and it flies across distances that would take months or years to cross by any means of travel that has been significant for more than a century or three. You hurtle above the earth at enough speed to kill you instantly should you bump into something, and you can only breathe because someone built you a really good tin can that has seams tight enough to hold in a decent amount of air. Hundreds of millions of man-hours of work and struggle and research, blood, sweat, tears, and lives have gone into the history of air travel, and it has totally revolutionized the face of our planet and societies.

But get on any flight in the country, and I absolutely promise you that you will find someone who, in the face of all that incredible achievement, will be willing to complain about the drinks.

The drinks, people.

That was me on the staircase to Chicago-Over-Chicago. Yes, I was standing on nothing but congealed starlight. Yes, I was walking up through a savage storm, the wind threatening to tear me off and throw me into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan far below. Yes, I was using a legendary and enchanted means of travel to transcend the border between one dimension and the next, and on my way to an epic struggle between ancient and elemental forces.

But all I could think to say, between panting breaths, was, 'Yeah. Sure. They couldn’t possibly have made this an escalator.”
Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

Anita Shreve
“The difficulty lay with the mind accommodating itself to the notion of the plane, with all its weight, defying gravity, staying aloft. She understood the aerodynamics of flight, could comprehend the laws of physics that made flight possible, but her heart, at the moment, would have none of it. Her heart knew the plane could fall out of the sky.”
Anita Shreve, The Pilot's Wife

Brandon Sanderson
“We got there without being spotted. I pulled her in, then shut the door, pressing my back to it and exhaling like an epileptic pilot who'd just landed a cargo plane full of dynamite.”
Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many a survivor of a plane crash who is or was against cannibalism and had never eaten human flesh once found themselves in a situation where they had to either eat human flesh, or go the way of all flesh.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Impulsivity is something akin to spontaneously jumping out of an airplane and not realizing that you forgot something until about five seconds before impact.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Infinity is before and after an infinite plane.”
RJ Clawson

Steven Magee
“Go up in a big airplane. Go high enough, and you will see the radiation rainbow interference ring around the shadow of the airplane on the clouds below.”
Steven Magee

M.F. Moonzajer
“If you fall from a plane onto a river, and survived, it is luck, but if you fall from a plane onto asphalt ground, and survived, then that is a miracle.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Genius without wisdom is like a plane without wings; it will navigate the runway but it will never know the sky.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Enock Maregesi
“Wakati ndege inapaa huwa inapambana na upepo. Lakini inapaa, hata hivyo.”
Enock Maregesi

John  Toland
“At 1:23pm Zeros were approaching Pearl Harbor where it was 7:53am. At that moment the flight commander radioed Admiral Nagumo TORA, TORA, TORA@ The repeated code word, meaning "tiger," stood for 'We have succeeded in surprise attack'." Two minutes later torpedo bombers began diving on Battleship Row.”
John Toland, Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath

Helen Wells
“Feelings came alive in Vicki for which the earth and sea had never taught her names.”
Helen Wells, The Hidden Valley Mystery

Dave Eggers
“For a moment, she thought it natural in a way seeing a plane fall from the sky can seem natural, too. The horror comes later.”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Steven Magee
“If you have traveled on a jet airplane, then you have had a high powered radiation exposure that you have no genetic adaptation to.”
Steven Magee

Jennifer Arnett
“John spent the morning rebuilding his SOS sign on the beach. He says that he saw a commercial airliner pass over. I’m not sure if the trying circumstances have made him delusional, or if the plane was too high to see his small sign. I think he saw what he wanted to see.”
Jennifer Arnett

Steven Magee
“Flying in a modern jet airplane doses the human with levels of radiation comparable to those found in nuclear disaster zones.”
Steven Magee

Justin Cartwright
“The plane touches down on very rough ground: its wheelbarrow wheels bounce and one set of wings rises alarmingly while the other dips. Now the Masai and the plane are converging. It's a magnificent shot: the Masai run, run, run, run; because of the optics it is dreamlike. The little plane bounces, shudders, slews and finally makes lasting contact with the ground. At exactly the right moment, as the plane comes to a halt, the Masai warriors, in a highly agitated state, reach the plane, and the camera closes on the pilot, whose face as he removes his leather flying helmet and goggles, appears just above the bobbing red ochre composition of plaited hair and fat-shone bodies. It is Mel Gibson, with a grave expression, which can't quite suppress his unruly Aussieness.”
Justin Cartwright, Masai Dreaming

Enock Maregesi
“Kilometa mbili na ushei kidogo kutoka katika sanamu la Yesu Mtoto liitwalo Niñopa, katika Kanisa la Parokia ya Manispaa ya Xochimilco ('Sochimiliko') la Iglesia de San Bernardino de Siena, Mexico City, kulikuwa na nyumba ndogo ya siri ('safe house') ya Kolonia Santita iliyojengwa bila uzio wa ukuta au seng’enge isipokuwa miti iliyopandwa kuizunguka bila mpangilio wowote. Ndani ya nyumba hiyo Mpelelezi Maarufu Duniani John Murphy alikuwa akiteswa na magaidi kumi na mbili; waliokuwa wakiendelea kushangaa jinsi alivyookoka katika ajali ya ndege iliyoua watu zaidi ya mia tatu huko Uholanzi, na jinsi alivyoweza kuingia katika ofisi ya siri ya Panthera Tigrisi, kitu kilichomchanganya akili Tigrisi na makompade wote wa Kolonia Santita duniani kote. Bila Mtoto wa Rais wa Meksiko Debbie Patrocinio Abrego, na mwanasesere wa nyoka wa Mtoto wa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali Lisa Madrazo Graciano, John Murphy angeanguka.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Mapema, kabla ndege haijaondoka na baada ya kuagana na maafisa waliomsindikiza, Nanda aliingia katika ndege na kutafuta namba ya kiti chake. Alivyoiona, alishtuka. Msichana mrembo alikaa kando ya kiti (cha Nanda) akiongea na simu, mara ya mwisho kabla ya kuondoka. Alivyofika, Nanda hakujizuia kuchangamka – alitupa tabasamu. Alivyoliona, kupitia miwani myeusi, binti alitabasamu pia, meno yake yakimchanganya kamishna. Alimsalimia Nanda, harakaharaka, na kurudi katika simu huku Nanda akikaa (vizuri) na kumsubiri. Alivyokata simu, alitoa miwani na kumwomba radhi Kamishna Nanda. Nanda akamwambia asijali, huku akitabasamu. Alikuwa na safari ya Bama kupitia Tailandi, kwa ndege ya Shirika la Ndege la Skandinavia na Maxair kutokea Bangkok; sawa kabisa na safari ya kamishna.”
Enock Maregesi, Kolonia Santita

“Maybe some of the hardest questions we have are very basic if we humans were to try and think without utilizing the scientific facts on this plane to define the next.”
RJ Clawson

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.

Enock Maregesi
“Kiingereza kilipanda meli na ndege kutoka Uingereza kuja Afrika Mashariki. Tujivunie Kiswahili chetu.”
Enock Maregesi

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“Huge up-draughts – invisible forces – tossed our little plane like it was an insect.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Himalayan Kidnap: The First Alex and James Eco-Aventure in Nepal

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