Top 118 Flight Quotes

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“It is said the boundless steppes of Asia gave flight to tales of heroes and heroines because the conditions there are so harsh.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“My job during the EVAs, the spacewalks, is to act as the inside coordinator. I remain on the aft flight deck of the shuttle, and I act in a manner to help the gentlemen outside, my fellow crewmates, who are performing the EVA tasks.”

― Alan G. Poindexter

“Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on.”

― Alan Shepard

“During one of the Apollo missions, I saw Walter Cronkite showing off the flight plan. It just mesmerized me. All this detail! That’s what I wanted.”

― Alan Stern

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.”

― Albert Einstein

“If the 20th century was marked by travel – planes in flight – then the events of 9/11 ushered in the age of the burning aftermath.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I’ve been to L.A., it’s horrible. Don’t waste your money on the flight.”

― Andrew Buchan

“And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?”

― Archilochus

“Most of us have jobs that require some handling of other peoples’ feelings and our own, and in that sense, we are all partly flight attendants.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“The respiratory mechanisms of birds are definitely adapted to the function of flight, as evidenced by the fact that birds which do not fly (Apteryx, Penguins) show these adaptations in a greatly reduced form.”

― August Krogh

“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”

― Ben Hogan

“The thing that excites me, and the thing that excited me about Twitter, is the idea of a flock of birds moving around an object in flight.”

― Biz Stone

“I get scared when I think I’m going to miss my flight. I get obsessed when I actually miss a flight.”

― Boman Irani

“There’s an entire flight simulator hidden in every copy of Microsoft Excel 97.”

― Bruce Schneier

“Before a long-haul flight, buy yourself a cheap, big, comfortable pillow. It makes a huge difference.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“There’s a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“One of the major problems with long-term deep space human flight is the requirement for radiation shielding.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“As an astronaut, especially during launch, half of the risk of a six-month flight is in the first nine minutes.”

― Chris Hadfield

“And now for Return to Flight, I’m chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian.”

― Chris Hadfield

“Nobody wants to make a bad ‘Flight of the Navigator’ remake. There’s just no interest. We’re going to do it if it’s good.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable risk to flight crews as well passengers.”

― Dave Reichert

“Not long after I got my test pilot qualification, I realised there was no manned space flight programme in the U.K., and there was unlikely to be one.”

― David Mackay

“We’re here so that Afghanistan does not once again become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the way it was when al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks in the Kandahar area, conducted the initial training for the attackers in training camps in Afghanistan before they moved on to Germany and then to U.S. flight schools.”

― David Petraeus

“After Cannes, my agent told me to get the next flight to LA. He was right. I had a part in ‘Prime Suspect 3’ by the end of the week.”

― David Thewlis

“Portland is a two-hour flight from L.A. It has wonderful talent, and it hasn’t been shot to death. I’m all in favor of it becoming a serious player in the industry.”

― Dean Devlin

“My most memorable design-related encounter was also one of my most life-changing. I met Joyce Rutter Kaye, ‘Print”s editor-in-chief from 1998-2008. It was at 6 A.M. on a cross-country flight from New York to Vancouver for the 2003 National AIGA conference.”

― Debbie Millman

“The years of space flight since the orbiting of Sputnik I back in 1957 had produced many fascinating results, but they had also brought a realization of the many problems that surrounded the use of rockets for space flight.”

― Donald A. Wollheim

“How blessings brighten as they take their flight.”

― Edward Young

“I don’t know of any issues associated with alcohol before flight.”

― Ellen Ochoa

“What I’m trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.”

― Elon Musk

“Among other things, the Real ID Act sets minimum security criteria that states would have to meet to have their driver’s licenses accepted as identification to board a commercial flight or enter federal facilities.”

― Elton Gallegly

“My grandmother was a flight attendant; my mother had a pilot’s license, and my grandfather was a pilot. That’s how my grandmother and grandfather met.”

― Erika Christensen

“I hated being a flight attendant. I did it for a month and then quit.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”

― Francis Scott Key

“I was working as a flight director on the Gemini IX mission, and it seemed almost overnight I was picking up the responsibilities for the Apollo Program.”

― Gene Kranz

“On the first flight test of any spacecraft, you’re going to find surprises.”

― Gene Kranz

“I was the most emotional of the flight directors. Space really got me all honked up.”

― Gene Kranz

“I probably wouldn’t be a good spokesman for an electric car, because I’ll still get on a private jet, and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds.”

― George Clooney

“There’s something just magical about flight. Period.”

― Graham Hawkes

“The Deep Flight Challenger technology is a game-changer for ocean exploration.”

― Graham Hawkes

“The powers, conditions, and desires that propel Mexicans and Central Americans into this country are so fundamental, so vast, that no action, legislative or other-wise, can discourage this flight.”

― Greg Boyle

“I’m just tickled pink that I’ll be on Endeavour’s last flight.”

― Gregory H. Johnson

“What would air travel look like if airplanes were thrown out after each flight? No one would be flying in airplanes.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared – a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel – I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.”

― Henry Rollins

“On the technical side, Apollo 8 was mainly a test flight for the Saturn V and the Apollo spacecraft. The main spacecraft system that needed testing on a real lunar flight was the onboard navigation system.”

― Henry Spencer

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I was playing ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee,’ and I totally forgot the ending, so I performed the whole piece again, and I still couldn’t remember it.”

― Holly Hunter

“If you go for wickets all the time, then you will go for runs as well because you will have to flight the ball and invite the batsmen to hit you.”

― Imran Tahir

“I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“I don’t play a lot of games. I play flight simulators, mostly.”

― James May

“The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.”

― Jane Byrne

“I just watched the entire season of ‘Louie’ in one flight. What an amazing show.”

― Jason O’Mara

“In the late 1990s, I was a guest on a private plane. By the time my partners and I got off the flight, we knew we had to figure out how to fly privately more often.”

― Jesse Itzler

“My first flight was in my early 20s, from New York City to Los Angeles, to shoot a Cherry 7-UP commercial.”

― Joanna Going

“Anyone who has ever stopped to watch a hawk in flight will know that this is one of the natural world’s most elegant phenomena.”

― John Burnside

“We had 83 different space research projects on my last space flight in ’98, and they covered the whole gamut.”

― John Glenn

“Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy’s kite.”

― John Muir

“We want to be sensitive to people’s concerns about privacy about their personal being and things, while ensuring that everybody on every flight has been properly screened.”

― John Pistole

“The bottom line is, if somebody doesn’t go through proper security screening, they’re not going to go on the flight.”

― John Pistole

“Kidney transplants seem so routine now. But the first one was like Lindbergh’s flight across the ocean.”

― Joseph Murray

“To flight approach shots lower with the scoring clubs – what I consider my 7-iron through wedges – I stand two or three inches closer to the ball than normal.”

― Keegan Bradley

“My assignment was exclusively in the research field, and my first published paper, On the Optimal Use of Winds for Flight Planning, was the outgrowth of that work.”

― Kenneth Arrow

“Living an environmentally responsible lifestyle can seem like a Scrooge-like list of don’ts. Don’t take that flight, don’t buy that car, don’t eat those blueberries flown in from somewhere far-flung.”

― Kevin McCloud

“Dragons are basically our pipe-dreams of what birds would be if they still looked liked ancient dinosaurs but followed evolution’s flight plan.”

― Kyle Hill

“In my heart, I believe I’m a top flight comedian and a top flight rapper.”

― Lil Dicky

“UF is Utilization Flight. That got put in the manifest quite some time ago.”

― Linda M. Godwin

“From medieval tapestries, we know that slingers were capable of hitting birds in flight. They were incredibly accurate.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“If it’s an international flight, I always like to wear a sheet mask.”

― Marisol Nichols

“There are some discussions taking place in the United Arab Emirates about the prospects of a long-haul flight into Belfast.”

― Martin McGuinness

“Starting in the wake of the 2008 GFC (Global Financial Crisis), market observers have warned of a crash in the bond market. Initially, it was believed that the trillions printed to bail out the banks would cause inflation and, therefore, a flight from bonds.”

― Max Keiser

“At its best, film should be like a ski jump. It should give the viewer the option of taking flight, while the act of jumping is left up to him.”

― Michael Haneke

“Do not give back to his master a servant who has gone in flight from his master and come to you: let him go on living among you in whatever place is most pleasing to him.”

― Moses

“Yeah, I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn’t planned by anyone.”

― Neil Armstrong

“I had actually had an injury that happened to me personally on a flight – an overhead bag fell directly on top of my head while I was on a plane. I was out of it; I was completely out of it.”

― Nia Jax

“I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.”

― Niki Lauda

“I’m on a lot of airplanes. There are definitely times when I just vapor-lock. I’m on the plane, and I have so much to do, I just don’t know what to do. It never lasts for very long. It might last for the flight.”

― Noah Hawley

“By very conservative estimates, Turkish repression of Kurds in the 1990s falls in the category of Kosovo. It peaked in the early 1990s; one index is the flight of more than a million Kurds from the countryside to the unofficial Kurdish capital, Diyarbakir, from 1990 to 1994, as the Turkish army was devastating the countryside.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The Latin American debt that reached crisis levels from 1982 would have been sharply reduced by return of flight capital – in some cases, overcome, though all figures are dubious for these secret and often illegal operations.”

― Noam Chomsky

“A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.”

― Orville Wright

“I want to show the world how good Korean players are by playing well in the top flight.”

― Park Ji-sung

“I get the first flight out from anywhere I am because I have to come home to my kids.”

― Paula Poundstone

“The flight was extremely normal… for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting.”

― Pete Conrad

“In 1980, it cost just under $600 to take a round-trip flight within the United States.”

― Peter Diamandis

“It’s, I mean, for me, it’s the same as training with my crewmembers. We share the same first part of the flight. We all go together. It’s the most critical part of the flight, the ascent.”

― Philippe Perrin

“Flight without feathers is not easy.”

― Plautus

“Due to the technology used to create Cyborg, his powers are ever-evolving. They include the ability to interface with anything technological, flight, super strength, hologram projection, and a sophisticated weapons system… the list goes on! He has powers within him that even he isn’t yet aware of.”

― Ray Fisher

“If you’re following candidates in a campaign, you get on their plane, and what they’re generally doing is they’re dividing the cost of that charter flight by the number of reporters they’re carrying aboard. In effect, the press is buying them that campaign flight.”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“The annual flight of the dragonflies goes mostly unnoticed, though it is one of the great migrations of flying creatures that occur across North America.”

― Richard Preston

“I have four warehouses full of stuff. I have every boarding pass of every flight I’ve ever been on. I have all the old contracts that we had from all the clubs and concerts we played, every one of them, up from 1980. Guitar picks and amps – it goes on and on.”

― Rick Nielsen

“Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.”

― Robert Crippen

“You can’t drink on an eight hour flight, pass out, and then go onstage… well you can, but then you’re Spandau Ballet.”

― Robert Smith

“I will flight for the people until my last breath.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“Once you are assigned to a flight, the whole crew is assigned at the same time, and then that crew trains together for a whole year to prepare for that flight.”

― Sally Ride

“My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.”

― Sally Ride

“I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle.”

― Sally Ride

“So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight.”

― Sally Ride

“On this flight, my fourth spaceflight, I also became the record holder for total days in space and single longest mission.”

― Scott Kelly

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

― Simon Newcomb

“I consciously memorized the speed at which every pitcher in the league threw his fastball, curve, and slider. Then, I’d pick up the speed of the ball in the first 30 feet of its flight and knew how it would move once it has crossed the plate.”

― Stan Musial

“When patronised, I’m unfortunately more flight than fight. Perhaps it’s because I actually feel quite wounded.”

― Stella Young

“’TMZ’ has the cash to buy off valets and info like flight lists or even the limo list of what celeb is being picked up where and when.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour.”

― Steve Fossett

“When I was up on my first flight, we were really putting it together. So, I was essentially a construction worker.”

― Sunita Williams

“When you’re on a Soyuz flight, you know that when you go to Russia, you’re going to do X, Y, and Z. You have that plan already laid out.”

― Sunita Williams

“Well into the 20th century, black people spoke of their flight from Mississippi in much the same manner as their runagate ancestors had.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“There is no substitute for taking off in flight in front of a live audience.”

― Tempestt Bledsoe

“Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it.”

― Thomas Hardy

“I like my flight sims because I can set up a very robust joystick setup and my head tracking software.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors.”

― Todd Barry

“Yes, I am a pilot. I am a flight instructor and a commercial pilot.”

― Treat Williams

“And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in ’92, and I was the backup on that flight.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we added the second flight of the tether satellite.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“More women should actively participate in space flight. There are many well educated women working in the space industry; they are very good candidates.”

― Valentina Tereshkova

“I would be delighted to show my film in the Viennale. I do not offer press kits. I do not offer stills. I do not offer screeners. I do not offer DVD’s. I do not offer posters. I require a first-class flight to bring the print however I do not offer any photo ops or press exchange in any way. My fee for showing my film is $35,000 dollars US.”

― Vincent Gallo

“He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.”

― Wally Schirra

“The U.S’s first ballistic missile test was a complete disaster. The Atlas Missile Program, which began in the early 1950s, attempted its first ballistic missile launch on June 11, 1957. The rocket flew for 24 seconds before blowing up. It took two more years before the first successfully armed test flight took place.”

― Will Hurd

“One man’s observation is another man’s closed book or flight of fancy.”

― Willard Van Orman Quine
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