If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.
The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality.
We want the air to unite the peoples, and not to divide them.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Unlike the boundaries of the sea by the shorelines, the "ocean of air" laps at the border of every state, city, town and home throughout the world.
What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?
There are two kinds of airplanes - those you fly and those that fly you . . . You must have a distinct understanding at the very start as to who is the boss.
Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance.
Flying. Whatever any other organism has been able to do man should surely be able to do also, though he may go a different way about it.
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