Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
Travelers are always discoverers, especially those who travel by air. There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension. A navigable ocean of air blankets the whole surface of the globe. There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.
The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.
There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.
Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle.
To put your life in danger from time to time... breeds a saneness in dealing with day-to-day trivialities.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
There is no excuse for an airplane unless it will fly fast!
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.
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.