Famous quotes by Aviators


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"I've got tooth marks on my heart"
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"You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done"
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"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up"
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"There's no such thing as a natural-born pilot"
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"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own"
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"Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane"
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"Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight"
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"If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off"
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"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"
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"To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission"
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"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization"
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"Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it"
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"Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests"
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"Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance"
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"Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter"
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"It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane"
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"Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?"
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"Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?"
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"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia"
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"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes"
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"I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes"
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"I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them"
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"I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve"
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"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others"
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"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others"
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"Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash"
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"There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war"
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"There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls"
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"The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune"
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