Top 304 Air Quotes of 2020

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“In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.”

― A. E. Housman

“Of course on air I use occasional hyperbole to tell a story.”

― Adam Carolla

“We were licencees of Sara Lee Corp’s air freshener brand Ambi Pur, which they sold to Procter and Gamble. So we handed it over to Procter and Gamble. Now we will introduce our own brand of air freshener.”

― Adi Godrej

“I started buying ill, obscure records, and then I saw Portishead and Air live, and my mouth was on the ground.”

― Adrian Younge

“I am a very eco-friendly chef but a guilty air traveller.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I love a film where I get squished by two dumpsters or I fly through the air.”

― Alan Cumming

“Souls are not designed to float around in thin air.”

― Alex Chiu

“Furloughing a bunch of air traffic controllers has a pretty easy-to-predict effect on air travel: It causes delays.”

― Alex Pareene

“The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

“I sort of forgot about ‘Z Channel’ after it went off the air in 1989, but once Jason Resnick of Focus Features made the suggestion, I became obsessed all over again. I still am. I’ll probably be this way until I’m 80, babbling about ‘Z Channel.’”

― Alexandra Cassavetes

“There can be no intelligent control of the lead danger in industry unless it is based on the principle of keeping the air clear from dust and fumes.”

― Alice Hamilton

“Pretty people don’t keep comedies on the air. Funny people keep comedies on the air.”

― Allison Jones

“You have a schedule that you really have to stick to with TV and make sure that you are producing enough film for the network to edit through and air quickly.”

― Amber Stevens

“God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.”

― Amiri Baraka

“The thing about ‘Gilmore Girls’ is that it’s such a specific voice, and I lived with it for so long before it got on the air It’s a very specific rhythm and a very specific banter.”

― Amy Sherman-Palladino

“Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville are the East Coast home for the MH-60Rs, and the nation’s P-8A fleet and Triton operations facility are based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.”

― Ander Crenshaw

“I’ve found a different way to scent the air: already it’s a by-word for despair.”

― Andrew Motion

“When I was a 21-year-old intern at CBS, I was told I had crossed eyes and shouldn’t try to be on air. That’s when I decided I was going to be behind the scenes.”

― Andy Cohen

“My hometown was one of the major U.S. Air Force bases.”

― Ang Lee

“They will open up to what I would call corporate broadcastings where the non-commercial material will have air time. There’s no possibility of that here right now, none.”

― Ann Macbeth

“I was really overwhelmed by the amount of roles that I got offered that were carbon copies of what I did in ‘Up in the Air.’ I got every offer for every ambitious, unfeeling practically robotic character.”

― Anna Kendrick

“Literature is air, and I’m suffocating in mediocrity.”

― Armand Assante

“It is one thing to choose to go into a hospice; it’s another thing to get on the air and tell everybody about it.”

― Art Buchwald

“Shows have asked a lot of actors to take cuts. Shows are going off the air. So okay, life goes on.”

― Austin Peck

“I don’t wear perfume, and I don’t like the air to be too saturated with scents.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“At the Bangalore air show, we got a contract from Boeing for supplying structural components, and we are already supplying jet engine components to Rolls Royce. Both these are titanium-based, not steel components.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I was raised on the streets, in hot, steamy Brooklyn, with stifled air.”

― Barbra Streisand

“The ability for consumers to receive broadcast over the air signal is their right.”

― Barry Diller

“This industry can take you in and spit you out. It’s overwhelming. But I keep my feet on the ground, my Air Max on the gravel.”

― Barry Keoghan

“In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running.”

― Bear Grylls

“From the start, Trump’s rallies had the air of the tent revival, that same hot thrum of militant exorcism and ecstasy.”

― Ben Fountain

“My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms.”

― Benjamin Whorf

“Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.”

― Bernard Law Montgomery

“If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly.”

― Bernard Law Montgomery

“The air is the only place free from prejudice.”

― Bessie Coleman

“A writer is an artist. They’re creating things out of thin air.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“My goal is to be the tough negotiator but… not to air differences through press releases.”

― Bill Flores

“I don’t need to air any differences of opinion in public.”

― Bill Flores

“I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly.”

― Bill Parcells

“Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.”

― Billy Mays

“I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record… So I was just writing songs.”

― Billy Sherwood

“In any business that grows big on one business model, transitions can throw everything in the air.”

― Bing Gordon

“I wake about 1 a.m. I’m in the office by 2 a.m. We’re on the air at 5.”

― Bob Edwards

“I went into the Air Corps from 1943 through 1945.”

― Bobby Thomson

“Technology doesn’t address everything – for example, air travel still sucks.”

― Brad Feld

“It’s very frustrating not being on the air.”

― Bruce Boxleitner

“Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.”

― Bruno Mars

“Mars has a bit of air pressure; maybe we can build up that atmosphere to be a bit more accommodating to humans.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Over time, it makes it harder and harder to breathe because less air is able to flow in and out of the lungs.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn’t have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!”

― Camille Pissarro

“’Lipstick Jungle’ was on the air for 20 episodes – I loved ‘Lipstick Jungle.’”

― Candace Bushnell

“Vacations are good, and I come back energized, with the whiff of Hawaiian Tropic in the air and 2,000 messages in my Inbox.”

― Caterina Fake

“If I get hungry, I get cranky on air.”

― Cenk Uygur

“There are systems called zero discharge emission systems that would prevent any pollution from making it into the water or the air.”

― Charles Duhigg

“I am not a politician, and my other habits air good.”

― Charles Farrar Browne

“In addition to fines, violators of decency standards could be required to air public service announcements serving educational and informational needs of children.”

― Charles W. Pickering

“Maybe where there’s clarity of air, there’s clarity of thought.”

― Chet Huntley

“It’s incredible. Twenty-three minutes on the air, and I’ve got to shoot for twelve, fifteen hours a day. What the hell’s that?”

― Chevy Chase

“I’ve always had an air of mystery.”

― Chris Jericho

“The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.”

― Christopher Columbus

“A speech idiosyncrasy, in the same way as an air quote, is really justifiable only if it’s employed very sparingly and if the user consciously intends to be using it.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Fans are essential in the California heat. The ones with movement keep the air flow active – I need that.”

― Chuck Inglish

“Stuntwork… once, I’ve really only done one thing, which is take a punch and transport myself into the air onto a mat.”

― Ciaran Hinds

“When I was a kid, I was one of those really obnoxious ‘oooh oooh’ girls, with my hand up in the air constantly. I’ve learned over the years that that’s not so attractive, so I’ve censored that.”

― Claire Danes

“There’s a lot going on in the Bassett-Vance household, a lot of balls in the air.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“When cars honk and hoot and drunks squeeze out of car windows and scream, you can be sure that football is in the air.”

― Craig Brown

“I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care: I get my arrows wholesale!”

― Curly Howard

“I’m a fast healer. I was on the air a week after I got shot.”

― Curtis Sliwa

“Eddie Haas talked a lot about not hitting the ball in the air.”

― Dale Murphy

“Never eat spinach just before going on the air.”

― Dan Rather

“I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five. I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air.”

― Daniel Gillies

“I gasp for air if I don’t get to breathe Italian air once a year.”

― Danny Meyer

“The NBC using us on air is a great endorsement of quality.”

― Dave Goldberg

“The way I grew up playing, and the way most Americans have grown up, is that you hit the ball up in the air and then it stops where it lands.”

― David Duval

“I was hired to do this one great script called ‘Cap’n Ricky’ and that project is up in the air at the moment.”

― David Wain

“I grew up in a family where law was in the air we were breathing.”

― David Zabel

“They started to try and keep us off the air in the beginning.”

― Della Reese

“But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I couldn’t sell air conditioners on a 98-degree day. When I demonstrated them in a showroom, I pushed the wrong button and blew the circuit.”

― Don Rickles

“If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.”

― Doris Lessing

“The capsules of the geranium furnish admirable barometers. Fasten the beard, when fully ripe, upon a stand, and it will twist itself or untwist, according as the air is moist or dry.”

― Dorothea Dix

“Mobile notifications put people in a state of perpetual emergency interruption – similar to what 911 operators and air traffic controllers experienced back in the ’70s and ’80s.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.”

― Drew Barrymore

“Whenever Boston comes on, I play air guitar.”

― Duff McKagan

“I did anything that would get me on the air.”

― Ed Bradley

“I was the first reporter in the country to get a U.S. Senator on the air during the 9/11 attacks – I was broadcasting from the Hart Building.”

― Ed Schultz

“The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“Fighting in the air is not a sport. It is scientific murder.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“With WWE, it’s a massive machine, and you will air in 120 countries and have action figures and towels.”

― Edge

“The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.”

― Edith Wharton

“You ingest the automobile in the very air of Detroit. Or at least you did in the 1940s and 1950s.”

― Edward Herrmann

“I’m a believer in air bags.”

― El-P

“When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.”

― Elena Kagan

“He lives most life whoever breathes most air.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.”

― Elon Musk

“Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy’ comics have a drizzly, musty gothic ambience – the same fetid air that H. P. Lovecraft circulated in his fiction.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column.”

― Eric Alterman

“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.”

― Erica Jong

“I went into Harvard one way and came out a different person… It’s the air at Harvard; it’s like a Renaissance court.”

― Erich Segal

“I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid, 50 feet in the air.”

― Esther Williams

“In the 19th century, smallpox was widely considered a disease of filth, which meant that it was largely understood to be a disease of the poor. According to filth theory, any number of contagious diseases were caused by bad air that had been made foul by excrement or rot.”

― Eula Biss

“When you live in Beijing for a while, you gain a finely tuned understanding of air.”

― Evan Osnos

“In Beijing, we talk about air purifiers the way that teenage boys talk about cars.”

― Evan Osnos

“All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes.”

― Fatos Nano

“’Up in the Air’ is not a political movie. It won’t be mistaken for either a Michael Moore or Any Rand polemic on capitalism.”

― Frank Rich

“I just put my feet in the air and move them around.”

― Fred Astaire

“Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“The dissolution of the trade unions was in the air then.”

― Fritz Sauckel

“The more you put out there, the more you have to resolve. ‘Air’ is the most literary comic I’ve written so far, and that poses problems.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.”

― Gale Norton

“It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.”

― Garrison Keillor

“I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed.”

― George Combe

“Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.”

― George Santayana

“I wanted to be an air hostess because I thought it was the most glamorous thing – and I’d never been on a plane.”

― Georgina Campbell

“The environment was so strong, so dramatic. Tragedy is all over Calabria; it’s in the air. All this corresponds to my temperament.”

― Gianni Versace

“The coal industry is a huge industry when we’re talking about polluting the environment, our air and our waterways.”

― Gloria Reuben

“Corporations are poisoning our air and water while at the same time lining the pockets of elected officials with political contributions.”

― Gloria Reuben

“Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presence.”

― Godfrey Reggio

“The e-book does seem at the moment to threaten the livelihood of writers, because the way in which writers are paid for their work in the form of e-books is very much up in the air.”

― Graham Swift

“Mr. Modi is engaged in projecting himself as the saviour of the country by capitalising on the air strike following Pulwama attack.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“In Mumbai, the air is saltier. The sea is roilier. The traffic is snarlier. The pinks are pinker. The ostentation is crazier.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I love air conditioning and Starbucks.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“For me it is completely clear that our air bases in Germany would be available to the Americans.”

― Helmut Kohl

“There is a need for improving connectivity of Mathura through air as well as connecting neighbouring pilgrim sites such as Barsana, Gokul, Dauji through a single rail route.”

― Hema Malini

“Castles in the air – they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.”

― Henrik Ibsen

“My parents were born in the 1930s, and they experienced the air raids on Tokyo.”

― Hideo Kojima

“I’m on the air five hours, and I blurt out anything in my head. Dangerous? Maybe.”

― Howard Stern

“Growing up in Ireland, there are a lot of aspects of God that hang in the air. And my music reflects that.”

― Hozier

“’Dead Air’ is full of rants; it’s a rant-based book. Yes, it’s self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa.”

― Iain Banks

“Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.”

― Ian Smith

“I only got interested in radio once I talked my way into an internship at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1978, never having heard the network on the air.”

― Ira Glass

“I sincerely desire to be appointed Commander in Chief of the air fleet to attack Pearl Harbor so that I may personally command that attack force.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.”

― Jack Adams

“We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby.”

― Jack Adams

“Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Our democracy works because the parties air and debate their differences in public.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air.”

― Jackie Stewart

“A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.”

― Jacques Barzun

“The pink ball is a bit different. I don’t think it moves as much through the air.”

― James Anderson

“When I was commissioned in the Air Force, I was committed to the institution for a career.”

― James Clapper

“The Russians are bent on establishing both a presence in the Western Hemisphere, and they’re looking for opportunities to expand military cooperation: sell equipment, air bases, as well as intelligence gathering facilities.”

― James Clapper

“Adding CO2 to the air is like throwing another blanket on the bed.”

― James Hansen

“The model of the human habitat dictated by zoning is a formless, soul-less, centerless, demoralizing mess. It bankrupts families and townships. It disables whole classes of decent, normal citizens. It ruins the air we breathe. It corrupts and deadens our spirit.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“I write stories that are already in the air, and I think it’s important to have the correct listening device to tune in to that frequency.”

― James McBride

“He’s a novice, but he’s had these – he’s experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started – he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.”

― James Stockdale

“On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.”

― James Stockdale

“I sell blue sky and coloured air.”

― James Turrell

“It isn’t that NPR is matriarchal but that it has dedicated itself to not being patriarchal in its outlook and presentation, stipulating from the outset that its headline voices would not resound across the fruited plains from big male bags of air sent from Mount Olympus.”

― James Wolcott

“What I do feel is that ‘Up in the Air’ is the most indicative film of 2009. It is the portrait of 2009.”

― Jason Reitman

“Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Airbnb started with ‘air bed and breakfast.’”

― Jeff Jordan

“I’m really aging myself, but I grew up with ‘Playhouse 90’ and the plays on the air – 90 minute plays.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“I’m not one to air my dirty laundry for the whole world.”

― Jenna Fischer

“A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.”

― Jerome Lawrence

“I like to watch all those shows that shouldn’t be on the air – reality shows.”

― Jerry Lewis

“Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.”

― Jessica Savitch

“I can play the air guitar really, really well.”

― Jessie J

“We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement.”

― Jil Sander

“I’ve got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.”

― Jim Beaver

“Hatred is the air I breathe. It permeates every cell in my body.”

― Jim Goad

“I would storm the gates of Hell if Third Marine Air Wing was overhead.”

― Jim Mattis

“There is no way, if I was running ABC, I would have kept me on the air.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.”

― John Bunyan

“All sounds are sharper in winter; the air transmits better.”

― John Burroughs

“Arguments are healthy. They clear the air.”

― John Deacon

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal.”

― John F. Kennedy

“The dwelling places of Europe have an air of inheritance, or cumulative possession – a hive occupied by generations of bees.”

― John Updike

“Look, I’m not trying to be critical when I’m on the air.”

― Johnny Miller

“In an underdeveloped country don’t drink the water. In a developed country don’t breathe the air.”

― Jonathan Raban

“Culture is the air we breathe all around us.”

― Josh Fox

“I used to keep my Air Jordans icy white. I had one toothbrush for my teeth – and a couple of toothbrushes for my shoes.”

― Justin Timberlake

“And not only that, I also have the MacBook Air which is really cool. Even my wife is jealous of my MacBook Air.”

― Karl Rove

“I am very concerned that federal and state air quality programs do not consider public health in regulating certain classes of industrial air emissions.”

― Kate Brown

“We’re pretty interested in microbial communities on-board space stations. It’s a closed-loop system. Our water is recycled; our air is recycled.”

― Kathleen Rubins

“I spent one semester in Air Force ROTC, as I wanted to be a pilot.”

― Katie Jacobs Stanton

“I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor. I survived all the major earthquakes, and the Titanic, and several air crash.”

― Keith Moon

“The infrastructure at Union Station is antiquated. High-speed is going to come in eventually. We need to upgrade that system. Every day the Metro comes in, the Amtrak comes in, and they idle their engines for hours, spewing poisonous toxins – all that crap – into the air.”

― Kevin de Leon

“Of course you don’t make any noise in space, because there’s no air.”

― Kevin J. Anderson

“I don’t live in D.C. I keep an air mattress in my office.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“Surely there’s a deeper pursuit to music than getting bros to pump their fists in the air.”

― Kevin Parker

“Cristiano – he has it all. He has a right foot, left foot, is good in the air, so quick.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“Women have to air it out, hold on to it, work on it.”

― Kim Delaney

“I juggle a lot of different balls and sometimes I don’t know how I manage to keep them all up in the air, but I do!”

― Kimberly Caldwell

“’Man in the Air’ was an experience in exercise.”

― Kurt Elling

“Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it’s either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot.”

― LL Cool J

“Our military should be trained and structured around missions, not the elements of air, water, and land.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“I ended up in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific, operating out of Ayuka field in Hawaii.”

― Louis Zamperini

“The idea of equal rights was in the air.”

― Lucy Stone

“I’ve been involved in air strikes against Syria and operations against Syria numerous times in my career.”

― Malcolm Nance

“The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over.”

― Margaret Mead

“I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“Gratitude is not a limited resource, nor is it costly. It is abundant as air. We breathe it in but forget to exhale.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“A show can be completely dead before you even get on the air. I’ve been privy to a couple of those.”

― Marti Noxon

“For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God’s world.”

― Mary Hunter Austin

“The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs.”

― Mathias Rust

“I found the source of global warming is coming from the hot air coming out of Washington.”

― Matt Salmon

“We’ve rewritten entire scenes and had them animated twelve hours before the show goes on the air. It’s not fun.”

― Matt Stone

“There’s something about the West Coast. The air is lighter. The vibe is chill.”

― Matthew Ramsey

“I have great technique, a good shot, and I’m pretty good in the air.”

― Mauro Icardi

“Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.”

― Megan Fox

“Nobody’s ever kept their sitcom character going after the show’s off the air.”

― Megan Mullally

“Air travelers, of course, are famous for their hubris. They carry on too many bags and use the restroom when the seat-belt sign is on.”

― Meghan Daum

“There have been so many times when I challenged Republicans on air – in big moments.”

― Megyn Kelly

“I didn’t get to meet Hank Williams. I was in the Air Force on Okinawa when he passed away.”

― Mel Tillis

“It isn’t safe to go to the parks. Toxic chemicals ruin the air and water. There is vandalism, even crime, and conscientious park personnel are demoralized.”

― Michael Frome

“When any fat is heated to frying temperatures, toxic volatile chemicals that can cause genetic mutations are released into the air.”

― Michael Greger

“I was an intelligence officer for what was then 8th Air Force, B-52 Air Force.”

― Michael Hayden

“I love my Nike Air Max trainers. They’re big and bulky and spanking – I can’t be doing with grubby trainers.”

― Michael Socha

“I think ‘On The Air’ was a little too bizarre for TV.”

― Miguel Ferrer

“A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air.”

― Mike Lowry

“Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than quicksilver, and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through mesh.”

― Mike Pence

“Non-commercial general aviation flights serve as a lifeline to thousands of communities where airlines do not fly, while contributing a fraction of total U.S. air traffic congestion.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Obviously, the young dancers lack a certain air of maturity.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Music is just air moving around.”

― Moby

“Commercial banks – that is, fractional reserve banks – create money out of thin air. Essentially, they do it in the same way as counterfeiters.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“I’ve missed being able to flip in the air, flip on the beam and swing on the bars.”

― Nastia Liukin

“Access by kids to the Internet should be like kids breathing clean air.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“We now fly with an airbus, which has 210 seats, six times the week to Palma to the spider of the air Berlin.”

― Niki Lauda

“The crucial point is always the own cost structure. Therefore I created a Low Cost alliance with air Berlin.”

― Niki Lauda

“In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area. It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany, and is one the most successful carriers in Europe.”

― Niki Lauda

“It’s sad, the lottery. Good projects get funded by it, but there’s an air of desperation about it.”

― Nina Conti

“Basically we’ve taken our data and packaged it for TV station, and in return, they use us on air, and we get distribution.”

― Noam Bardin

“When we went on the air, I didn’t want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain.”

― Norman Lear

“A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.”

― O. Henry

“It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the top compared to the sides, so the air would not take the easiest route and not evenly dry the stored corn.”

― Orville Redenbacher

“I’ve said no to shows that have been on the air for six years because they weren’t what I wanted to do.”

― Paula Marshall

“Lionel Messi is a wonderful player. Very skillful. Highly intelligent. He is not good in the air.”

― Pele

“In 1999, NATO did impose a no-fly zone in Kosovo without seeking a U.N. resolution to carry out air strikes on Serbian forces.”

― Peter Bergen

“In 2016, Washington and its coalition partners conducted more than 7,000 strikes in Iraq and Syria. And in Libya, the United States has conducted more than 350 air strikes since August as part of its military campaign against ISIS there.”

― Peter Bergen

“Because it’s cheaper and easier to fly than ever before, air travel is becoming democratized.”

― Peter Diamandis

“George W. had a plan. He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas, which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.”

― Peter Jennings

“The trains that travel the Chunnel are massive machines. The Eurostars are bullet-shaped and a quarter-mile long. They are pulled by a 136,000-pound locomotive and move in the open air at 185 m.p.h. and through the tunnel at 100 m.p.h.”

― Peter Landesman

“So when I’m playing, I’m sort of painting a feeling in the air.”

― Pharrell Williams

“That’s going to be on my headstone: ‘He came. He wrote ‘In the Air Tonight.’ He… died.’”

― Phil Collins

“Imagination is the air of mind.”

― Philip James Bailey

“Ultimately what I’ll do next is up in the air for me.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Without electricity, the air would rot.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I never really wanted Big Air to be in the Olympics.”

― Red Gerard

“I still really like ‘WarioWare.’ It’s a great quick hit, especially for air flights.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared, shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity. And it became much more predictable, almost scientific. What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“We’re still in the ditch, and the Gennifer Flowers story about Bill Clinton says it all. A tabloid fired several bullets into the air, and the rest of the herd began to stampede.”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem, it would be mostly white space.”

― Richard Corliss

“They kept us on the air probably a year more than they should have.”

― Richard Dawson

“To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.”

― Richard Whately

“Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.”

― Rita Rudner

“Having gotten TV shows on the air, that’s so much less work that trying to get the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie made.”

― Rob Thomas

“Perjury is the basest and meanest and most cowardly of crimes. What can it do? Perjury can change the common air that we breathe into the axe of an executioner.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“How we express ourselves in worship remains up in the air.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“I enjoy juggling four or five different projects in the air and finding connections and disconnections between them.”

― Robert Lepage

“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.”

― Robert Orben

“When I was a kid growing up, there might be 10 shows on the air that had been on for ten seasons or eleven seasons. ‘Gunsmoke’ ran for over twenty years.”

― Rocky Carroll

“Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.”

― Ronald Reagan

“Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and the interstate highway system have made every place accessible – and every place alike.”

― Ronald Steel

“My suit blew up into a parachute. All this water rushed in, there’s air, water in there. I was freaking out.”

― Ryan Lochte

“Among the old Norse, it was the custom for certain warriors to dress in the skins of the beasts they had slain, and thus to give themselves an air of ferocity, calculated to strike terror into the hearts of their foes.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“I’m a monomaniac with one goal: clean air from clean energy.”

― Sam Wyly

“What I do believe is theatre is a medium with a peculiar ability to air vital issues.”

― Samuel West

“Sirius and XM went on air in 2001. It’s taken 14 years for that to be a real business. It took them combining to be a real business.”

― Scott Borchetta

“It seems like everyone’s got an agenda, and the agenda seems to be selling magazines or air time with sensational stories.”

― Scott Weiland

“A grenade launcher will easily take out a tank; a Molotov cocktail placed in its air intake will destroy one as well.”

― Sebastian Junger

“I don’t think you can perpetrate war crimes with defensive weapons, with air defense systems.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“There are only about three really, really good sitcoms on the air.”

― Sharon Gless

“I’m an instant responder. Somebody told me I’m a living Twitter. I’m quick to respond and quick to fill air.”

― Sheila Nevins

“We write with the souls of thousands of lives saved, the lives of millions of jobs created, liberating multitudes of drivers from the shackles of servitude to iniquitous taxi cartels of corrupt cabals that choked cities with their pollution of air and morals.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.”

― Simon Newcomb

“Father served in the Air Force for 22 years.”

― Simone Biles

“Poirot is a classic character from fiction, not a MacBook Air; he would not benefit from updates.”

― Sophie Hannah

“The spirits of Havelock Ellis, Magnus Hirschfeld and Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebbing waft through the text to lend ‘The Third Sex’ an air of scientific authority.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“Owners of valuable works of art don’t give to institutions that don’t provide good air conditioning and have good shows.”

― Stanley Marcus

“People happy in love have an air of intensity.”

― Stendhal

“What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.”

― Stephen Covey

“At 19, I joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War.”

― Steve Blank

“I’m surprised how easily Don Imus came back. He was off the air for a little while after the ‘nappy-headed’ comment in 2007, and then he’s back as strong as ever.”

― Steven Gaines

“Amazon is definitely serious about delivering its goods by an autonomous air force.”

― Steven Levy

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.”

― Stewart Udall

“The Ministry of Civil Aviation should strongly recommend to the cabinet that Jet Airways should be merged with Air India, not only to ensure air services are not restricted but also to enable Air India to recover its former premier position.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“The effect of the foreign direct investment of Etihad in Jet Airways and the implied bilateral agreement of air services between India and the UAE has primarily damaged Air India, which is a government-owned airline with huge assets that are extremely valuable.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“I wanted to be an air hostess because I wanted to see the world.”

― Tabu

“She said it had been hijacked shortly after takeoff. By this time, the plane had been in the air – again, I’m presuming that it took off on time – for over an hour.”

― Ted Olson

“I’ve got to have 25 balls in the air at the same time.”

― Terry McAuliffe

“The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat.”

― The Ultimate Warrior

“I’ve tried my very best to keep all the balls in the air and be home.”

― Thomas Gibson

“I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood.”

― Tom Araya

“’The War in the Air’ describes the destruction of Manhattan by air attack.”

― Tom Reiss

“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.”

― Toni Morrison

“The bungle tour is a bit up in the air due to the fact this at we are getting screwed by our overseas label.”

― Trevor Dunn

“To me, a yummy mummy is a mum in her twenties, like Donna Air.”

― Trinny Woodall

“Fidesz’s different air and its own culture must be preserved.”

― Viktor Orban

“The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one’s steps, and reach the air above, there’s the rub.”

― Virgil

“Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.”

― Vitruvius

“It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.”

― Voltaire

“One of the great pressures we’re facing in journalism now is it’s a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows on the air than actually have bureaus and reporters.”

― Walter Isaacson

“A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.”

― Walter Winchell

“The writers and actors on ‘Friends’ were notoriously particular about what made it onto the air.”

― Warren Littlefield

“Unfortunately, the rights to ‘System Shock’ trademark and copyright are both up in the air.”

― Warren Spector

“A terrorist is someone who has a bomb, but doesn’t have an air force.”

― William Blum

“The very air in which you live is an inspiration.”

― William Henry Moody

“The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.”

― William Pitt

“So many dot-com companies were formulated on air.”

― William Shatner

“If we moved from industrialized agriculture to re-localized organic agriculture, we could sequester about one quarter of the carbon moving into the air and destroying our glaciers, oceans, forests and lands.”

― Winona LaDuke

“When I get drafty cold air in my ears, I would get an earache and get sick. I had to make sure I hustled and stayed well for my shows that I played.”

― Zac Brown

“When I started selling air conditioners early on, customers were willing to pay an extra 200 yuan to buy from Suning. Why? Service was good.”

― Zhang Jindong
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