Top 113 Airport Quotes

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“I had relatives who would go to Japan and bring back random stuff they bought at the airport or whatever – ‘Ultraman’ and ‘Speed Racer,’ stuff like that.”

― Adrian Tomine

“You know what I’ve always wanted to do? I’ve always wanted to put a lung in a suitcase and send it through an airport security check. In effect, the guard would be looking at an X-ray of a lung.”

― Albert Brooks

“I don’t do much driving – about 5,000-6,000 miles a year. And most of that is to the airport and to the racing circuits.”

― Allan McNish

“If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.”

― Ann Coulter

“In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“I look suspicious if I dress in sort of benign clothes, going to the airport.”

― Ariel Pink

“What would happen in the U.S. to terrorists who are not citizens? In less than 24 hours, they would be rounded up, taken to the airport and expelled.”

― Ariel Sharon

“I always think it’s kind of fun to get to the airport early, check in, and then go and have a meal before getting on the plane.”

― Art Malik

“There’s parts of touring I like. I like the actual performance part, but the bit when you’re in the airport waiting at the carousel for your bags to come around, I don’t like that a bit.”

― Bernard Sumner

“Baby wipes are great for everything! For wiping babies’ butts, as an eye-makeup remover, to wipe the counter, to clean my hands at the airport, just everything.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“If I catch Corey Graves on the street, I’m gonna do something to him. I ain’t gonna do it at the office or the airport, but if I catch Corey Graves on the street, you see that little bouffant hairdo he got? I’m gonna rearrange it for him.”

― Booker T

“The airport paparazzi kind of wigs me out a little bit.”

― Carly Rae Jepsen

“At my wedding, I was dancing so furiously that I fell hard on my kneecaps. The next morning, my knees were so swollen that I had to get a wheelchair at the airport to go on my honeymoon.”

― Casey Wilson

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve booked an air ticket only to get to the airport and find out they killed my ticket because it goes into the system, and the program tosses a ticket that says ‘fake’ on it. Twice I’ve gone to the counter for a KLM flight through Northwest and have been rejected.”

― Caterina Fake

“Whenever I get in a car and I’m going to or from the airport or the train station, I put on a TED Talk using the TED app. It makes the trip go by super fast, and it fills my sails.”

― Christina Tosi

“I used to be able to pick out the UFC fans when I was in the airport. Now, it could be anybody.”

― Chuck Liddell

“I recently had a few days off while shooting a movie in Budapest, so I took a cab from the set to the airport, looked at the departure board, and decided where I wanted to go right then and there. I spent four days in Rome and didn’t tell anyone I was going.”

― Cory Monteith

“Back in the early ’70s, there were two airlines that flew puddle jumpers from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport to Atlanta: National and Eastern, neither of which exists today.”

― Craig Sager

“I was a fan of football. I was more of a Raiders fan, but I knew who O.J. was. I knew The Juice, and I remember the Hertz commercials with him running to the airport and whatnot. So he was a highbrow celebrity in my eyes.”

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“If you stand with the Customs and Border Protection officers who staff the passport booths at Dulles airport near the nation’s capital, their task seems daunting.”

― David K. Shipler

“I believe the public’s confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers.”

― David Neeleman

“All human life can be found in an airport.”

― David Walliams

“We’re building the infrastructure we need, whether it be the Melbourne Rail Link, the airport rail link which Melburnians have so wanted for over 40 years, upgrading the Pakenham-Cranbourne railway line, or building the East-West Link.”

― Denis Napthine

“I’m pleased to announce that my government will build the much-needed Melbourne airport rail link.”

― Denis Napthine

“It’s absolutely essential that Melbourne, and Victoria, has a rail link to the airport.”

― Denis Napthine

“My favorite airport snack is probably either a smoothie with berries and Greek yogurt from Jamba Juice or an Auntie Anne’s pretzel because I cannot walk past Auntie Anne’s smelling that without eating it.”

― Devon Windsor

“Sky Harbor may be a city airport, but it’s an Arizona vital resource used by citizens all over the state, and our economy is dependent on its success.”

― Doug Ducey

“From the time I was a little itty-bitty kid, I was going to the airport every day. I began to study all the airplanes, and I’d draw all the airplanes.”

― Ed Dwight

“Jersey gets a bad rap. Most people make an assessment of this state on the ride from Newark Airport into Manhattan.”

― Eddie Trunk

“Who can guarantee that if we allow the Palestinians to establish a state, we won’t find rockets there as well, half a mile from the airport or 10 miles from Tel Aviv?”

― Ehud Barak

“I’ve always wanted to write an airport book.”

― Elizabeth Hand

“When a man has seen the aerodynamic shape of a Caravelle jet at an airport, he doesn’t need aerodynamic furniture.”

― Emilio Pucci

“If I never saw another airport again, I’d be happy!”

― Emm Gryner

“There’s something really easy and just somehow un-crowded about the Portland airport. Every time I go there I’m like, ‘Why is this so easy and sweet?’”

― Fred Armisen

“There’s no point being at the airport longer than needed.”

― Gillian Tans

“I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags.”

― Guy Clark

“Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.”

― Henny Youngman

“In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.”

― Ike Turner

“Industrialisation is necessary. But acquisition is by no means the only avenue through which it can be achieved. The Cochin Airport is a prime example of this. Instead of choosing to acquire the land, the State asked the private parties to negotiate with the landowners directly. The State merely acted as an arbitrator.”

― Jairam Ramesh

“Divestitures have long been the preferred remedy for horizontal mergers, where there’s an overlap between the two companies. Airlines, for example, may have to sell routes or airport gates where the two airlines compete; cable operators may have to sell operations in cities where both companies operate.”

― James B. Stewart

“I have only ever been to Antigua to hop over to other Caribbean islands. The airport had always seemed perfectly lovely, but I’m a quiet sort of holiday girl, and Antigua always seemed big.”

― Jane Green

“I despise places where you have to have an assigned seat. Makes me feel like I’m at the airport.”

― Janet Fitch

“I had a journalist slap me, and it wasn’t anyone that I had ever met before. I was at the airport.”

― Jay Ellis

“Taking a shuttle or even paying for a taxi to a rental office that’s a few miles away from the airport can mean a lower rate – 50 percent lower is common – for the same car, from the same company, for the same length of time. Many companies run free shuttles from some of the major airports.”

― Jean Chatzky

“I landed in 1980 in Bangkok, and I stopped to eat ten times between the airport and the hotel. It was all lemongrass and ginger and chilies.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“LaGuardia Airport is tiny compared to its sleek modern counterparts, like Atlanta or Denver with their endless parallel runways spread over thousands of acres.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“We must, from the highest office in the land right down to the shoeshine boy in the airport, have a return to biblical basics.”

― Jerry Falwell

“I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport, the metal detector goes off.”

― Jesse Ventura

“I’m preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that’s coming up in New York City.”

― Jessica Hagedorn

“I’d like to fly. Then I wouldn’t have to wait in airport security lines.”

― Jim Morris

“I went to play in Brazil when I had just turned 18 and was the world’s top junior player. I got to the airport, and no one knew who I was. I couldn’t speak any Portuguese, and no one spoke English. Then someone said something that resembled ‘tennis,’ and I went with that.”

― John McEnroe

“We put people of concern on the watch list or the no-fly list, so we have a number of layers of security beyond the airport checkpoint. We gather as much information about a passenger as the law allows without profiling.”

― John Pistole

“I always like to arrive at the airport early to enjoy breakfast and lounge about so that when I get on the plane all my travel fever has disappeared.”

― Julian Fellowes

“Every modern woman shops everywhere for beauty, but for me it’s mostly the airport or the drugstore.”

― Julianne Moore

“I’m constantly complimented for my voice, even by random people at the airport!”

― Kabir Bedi

“Actually, I can write anywhere – airport lounges, in bed, on a rattling train going north.”

― Kate Mosse

“My reading life is like an airport where a bunch of planes circle in a holding pattern, then – boom, boom, boom – several come in for a landing.”

― Laura Lippman

“Donald Trump wouldn’t work on paper. Obnoxious, crass, boastful, and vulgar, with garish tastes and a Stepford wife – as a fictional character, he’d seem too crudely drawn. Even in a trashy airport thriller, readers wouldn’t buy such a boor as president.”

― Lionel Shriver

“Working 16-hour days to ensure that I can pay my bills has been a bulk of my entrepreneurship life. And on days when I don’t, odds are I’m running to the airport.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“Free trade creates jobs and prosperity in the Netherlands at the port of Rotterdam or the airport at Schiphol.”

― Mark Rutte

“I have to say, running in flip-flops through the airport can be pretty tricky.”

― Matt Riddle

“Some girls love to go to the airport and have 50 paparazzi on them. I go to the airport and have a mental breakdown.”

― Megan Fox

“I’m a big hit with guards at security. They’re the center of my fan base, the airport security guards.”

― Megan Mullally

“The head of ISIS called for attacks during the season of Ramadan, which is what you have seen both in Orlando and now in Istanbul at the airport.”

― Michael McCaul

“As long as I’m an hour away from a major airport, I can get to that job.”

― Michael Moriarty

“Every role I’ve played, that could’ve happened. It’s nice, it happens, but it is rather disconcerting when a young child comes up to at the airport and starts doing your lines, it happens.”

― Michael York

“Egyptian drumming happens to be a favorite of mine. It’s a really simple instrument, but it’s really difficult to play. You can take it anywhere with you – you can play it in your room, in an airport. It’s very quiet, so you explore the quiet side.”

― Mickey Hart

“The gap between rich and poor is widening dramatically. There’s a hangar at the Cairo airport for private jets, billionaires are on the Forbes list, and Egypt’s annual per-capita income is two thousand dollars. How can you sustain that?”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them.”

― Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

“I fell in love with Rwanda the moment I saw those verdant, rolling hills rise up beneath the wings of the plane as we descended toward Kigali airport.”

― Naomi Benaron

“A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state’s collecting lease money because all of a sudden ‘worthless’ land now has an airport on it.”

― Neil Abercrombie

“Greece isn’t a democracy now it’s run through a troika – three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and can’t do.”

― Nigel Farage

“I always eat a meal at home before I leave for the airport, so I only eat the soup and salad on the plane.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“Imagine if every airport would blast Brian Eno. I bet going through security wouldn’t be as difficult. I can’t imagine someone being aggressive with me with Brian Eno music pumping through the terminals at LAX.”

― Parker Posey

“I didn’t want my kids having to pass through an airport named after their father.”

― Peter Jackson

“Historically, Heathrow has been something of a joke, outweighed by its excellent connections. We have to aspire to having an airport at Heathrow with two runways which is a world-class airport. It’s a big challenge.”

― Philip Hammond

“I’m one of those people at the airport holding a pillow like a little kid.”

― Rachel Platten

“Before I became a parent, I was a bestselling author and speaker pounding up the escalators of a different airport every week.”

― Rachel Simmons

“I don’t like getting patted down and taking off my shoes at the airport.”

― Rebecca Miller

“I always thought security was a joke at New York airports, and in U.S. airports to begin with. You can go through any European or Middle Eastern airport and things are a lot tougher.”

― Richard Drew

“We are going to sign a treaty with Mexico. We are competing internationally. We need another international airport for international cargo, international travel, international businesses.”

― Richard M. Daley

“Fans in Brazil cross the line. A few times at Fluminense, the fans would go to the airport after we had played away to shout at us.”

― Richarlison

“Real wrestling fans always knew Hogan couldn’t wrestle. And he’s not exactly an intellectual, either… The path he chose is very simple. He wears spandex in the airport. That’s his identification as a man.”

― Roddy Piper

“I think arriving at or departing from any airport in America is just horrendous these days.”

― Roger Moore

“I always keep a plane on the pole at the airport.”

― Roger Penske

“I’ve been enjoying ‘Life on the Mississippi’ by Mark Twain that I picked up at the airport randomly. It’s very witty and interesting to read about his time as a steamboat pilot.”

― Roman Coppola

“You can’t really sit and start singing into a laptop at an airport. Well, you could, but you’d have a lot of sound in the background.”

― Romy Madley Croft

“I’ve been to Reagan National Airport. I tell people it was named after me.”

― Ron Reagan

“Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O’Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.”

― Russell Baker

“There’s a scene I particularly like in ‘Betrayed’ where Shane has been shot in the side. Yet he drives to a small airport, checks out the Rockfort plane and flies himself and Elena to safety. Only when he knows they are out of danger does he allow himself to sit down on the couch and admit he’s injured – to a horrified Elena.”

― Ruth Glick

“If it hadn’t been for record people like Ralph Peer, the Chess brothers, and Alan Lomax, then life would’ve been unbelievably dull, and I would’ve been sacking groceries somewhere and probably, at this point, running a little 7-Eleven down by the airport.”

― Ry Cooder

“Airport security exists to guard us against terrorist attacks.”

― Salman Rushdie

“There are a lot of folks out there that love the convenience of the Kansas City airport. That’s one of the biggest things it’s got going for it.”

― Sam Graves

“It is key that Kansas Citians make the call as to what kind of airport they want.”

― Sam Graves

“The guy that picked me up at the airport in 1985 when I was out in L.A. for my first audition was selling a script. I was a nobody coming off a plane to read for a new show.”

― Scott Bakula

“Any society that could come here could pick up the lights from New York. What should we do about that? Should we darken New York from now until the last human expires? Would we want to turn off all the radars at JFK airport?”

― Seth Shostak

“For a long while, I was really against Twitter. I mean, who cares if I’m in an airport or had broccoli for dinner?”

― Shantel VanSanten

“I like to layer when I fly – the climate always changes from the airport to the plane to the new city.”

― Shay Mitchell

“Switzerland still has a huge share of the watch market, all advertised at the airport on illuminated hoardings. Gosh, they are ugly.”

― Simon Hoggart

“When I was 18, I was working at Luton airport and spending all my money on going out and buying tops. I had no fears, no responsibilities.”

― Stacey Dooley

“I want my books sold on airport bookstalls.”

― Stephen Hawking

“It is quite surreal when you go to places up the north, like Inner Mongolia, and you are getting mobbed at the airport.”

― Stephen Hendry

“After Richmond, we went to Dover and tested that week at Kentucky. I was going to Dover and we had to get the trainer to meet us at the airport. I had to do some therapy on my ribs they hurt so bad.”

― Sterling Marlin

“With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.”

― Sue Kelly

“Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents.”

― Sue Kelly

“I seethe at the humiliation of airport security checks.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“With existing technology, we can enforce airport security without sacrificing our personal privacy.”

― Tom Udall

“My one guilty pleasure is, every airport, I will drop everything to get an airport massage at those kiosks.”

― Tyler Oakley

“I go to the airport and I’ve had everything taken away from me because of the terrorists. People haven’t realized yet, though, that we are at war.”

― Victoria Toensing

“I fell for MUJI socks at their store in N.Y.C.’s JFK airport, and now I get them in bundles.”

― Vincent Piazza

“I’m so proud of this show and I’m really stoked that fans were so enthusiastic about the show so quickly. I mean, I got recognized for ‘Arrow’ at the airport when I was headed to Vancouver to shoot the second episode. That was kind of crazy.”

― Willa Holland

“I wrapped a movie called ‘Zombieland,’ in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”

― Woody Harrelson

“Yes, Heathrow is the U.K.’s busiest airport, but new runways or a new airport are not the answer. It is far better to focus on improving capacity.”

― Zac Goldsmith
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