Plane Quotes

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“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I know the meaning of humility. It is not self-disparagement. It is the motive power of action. If, intending to absolve myself, I plead fate as the excuse for my misfortunes, I subject myself to fate. If I plead treason as their excuse, I subject myself to treason. But if I accept responsibility, I affirm my strength as a man. I am able to influence that of which I form part. I declare myself a constituent part of the community of mankind.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras

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

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

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 Willard Toland, Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath

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

Ethan Canin
“A plane in mathematics is not merely a flat surface but a flat surface of infinite thinness and size. Trivial? Not to us. When I say plane, I'm not thinking of a tabletop or sheet of glass or a piece of paper. You might point to any one of these objects; but all of them are precisely that: objects. They exist in the world. And because they do, they are defined by their breadth and reach. To a mathematician, a tabletop is no more a plane than a slice of rum cake is. In the world we know, in fact, the only thing that can actually be called a plane--or a portion of one, anyhow--is a shadow.
You see?
Words fail us. Even the world fails us.
Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow? Is the sorrow of death the same as the sorrow of knowing the pain in a child's future? What about the melancholy of music? Is it the same as the melancholy of a summer dusk? Is the loss I was feeling for my father the same I would have felt for a man better-fit to the world who might have thrown a baseball with me or taken me out in the mornings to fish? Both we call grief. I don't think we have words for our feeling any more than we have words for our thoughts. I don't even believe that we actually do the things we call thinking and feeling. We do something, but it is only out of crudeness that we call it thinking; and when we do the other thing, we call it feeling. But I can tell you, if you asked Archimedes ... or Brahmagupta ... or Hilbert ... when they'd first known that they'd solved their great problem, I suspect they'd all say they had a feeling.”
Ethan Canin, A Doubter's Almanac

G. Gold
“Bye bye, plane. Bye bye weekend plans. (Eve)”
G. Gold, How Dare You - Deadly December

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

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

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“We had seen France in flames. We had seen the sun shining on the sea. We had grown old in the upper altitudes.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras

Kamand Kojouri

I try to envisage the passengers
seated in neat rows.
Everyone knows the real risk
is at take-off and landing,
but after an hour delay,
their plane was soaring. Relieved,
they whispered prayers, dreaming
of families and friends at arrival gates
clutching coffee cups and bouquets.
I like to think it was calm,
the plane blanketed by night’s caress.
Cellphones put away,
the cabin lights dimmed,
babies cooing in cots,
and refreshments on their way.
176 hearts beating in one narrow womb.
Closer to the heavens,
I know their journey was short—
earth angels for a while
who were returning home.”
Kamand Kojouri

Laurence Galian
“Like steps of a staircase, and notes on a piano, each part MUST be present for the whole to function properly. Just because one plane vibrates at a lower frequency than another plane, the former is not inferior to the latter. Bass tones vibrate at a lower frequency than treble tones, yet both tones are essential to the total effect of the music.”
Laurence Galian, Beyond Duality: The Art of Transcendence

“Mirror! What a regal object to analyze yourself!
Plane mirror shows you exactly what you are but slight bend in concave or convex can change your own image!”
Sonal Takalkar

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