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Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it.
by Adolf Galland

Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it.
We couldn't stand it.
Not in the airplanes of World War II.
- Adolf Galland

We had at our disposal the first operational jet,
which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest
American and English fighters.
This was a unique situation.
- Adolf Galland

It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
- Adolf Galland

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.
- Adolf Galland

 

When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm,
I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter.
And that's when we did it.
I think we did it.
- Adolf Galland

According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command,
they were supposed to be the fighter elite.
- Adolf Galland

Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed.
The war was lost perhaps, when it was started.
At least it was lost in the winter of '42,
in Russia.
- Adolf Galland

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The throttles could only move very, very slowly,
always watching the temperature, always watching.
And even in throttling back, you could bust it,
even being very careful.
- Adolf Galland

I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia,
Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway.
I had to be everywhere.
- Adolf Galland

This would only come if you have a revolutionary change
in technology like the jet brought about.
- Adolf Galland

And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights.
- Adolf Galland

If we would have had the 262 at our disposal -
even with all the delays -
if we could have had in '44,
ah, let's say three hundred operational,
that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive,
that's for sure.
- Adolf Galland

We have built a total of about 1250 of this aircraft,
but only fifty were allowed to be used as fighters -
as interceptors.
And out of this fifty, there were never more than 25 operational.
So we had only a very, very few.
- Adolf Galland

I made a written report which is still today in existence.
I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production
this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller-
driven aircraft of the best existing type.
This was my impression.
- Adolf Galland

I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43.
At this time, the aircraft was completely secret.
I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 -
even in my position.
This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.
- Adolf Galland

Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter
pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing,
because you should smell the enemy.
You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.
- Adolf Galland

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because
of sex or even because of love,
but because your partner is a real friend to you,
because they respect and regard you.
- Olympia Dukakis

As one of nine men, DiMaggio is the best player that ever lived.
- Connie Mack

Interestingly, koi, when put in a fish bowl,
will only grow up to three inches.
When this same fish is placed in a large tank,
it will grow to about nine inches long.
- Vince Poscente

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I can't believe I survived, not only my life,
but I am still playing football 'cause half of those
eight or nine years I don't even remember.
- Brett Favre

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
- John Churton Collins

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks;
have been at the office from nine A.M.
to eleven P.M.
regularly.
- Franklin Knight Lane

Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them.
- Arsene Wenger

I'm one of those actors who likes to do it wrong nine
ways before I come to the tenth way,
which is the way I think it should be.
- Wayne Rogers

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public
eye for nine years at least.
- Horace

Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well.
People seeing the movie really liked it,
but then the studio couldn't market it.
We opened on a weekend with nine other films.
- Harold Ramis

I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times.
- Walter Salles

I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice,
and the tenth time lack of principle.
- Henry Addington

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job.
- Ruby Wax

Especially during the first nine months,
there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city,
it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.
- John Hickenlooper

The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

I won my first medal when I was nine years old.
It was at the Boston Open.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It took me nine months to write 60 pages.
It was very frustrating.
- Sara Paretsky

Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people,
one person will always disagree with the other nine!
- Colin Mochrie

I like Nine Inch Nails, and I like hip-hop.
- Axl Rose

Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care.
I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step.
- William Dean Howells

For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause
of cancer death in the United States.
Every four minutes someone is diagnosed,
and every nine minutes someone dies.
- Kevin Richardson

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very
exclusive country club in Dayton,
Ohio.
And I saw how the other half lived, if you will.
- Martin Sheen

Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink.
- Gene Ween

A cat, I am told, has nine lives.
If that is true, I know how a cat feels.
- Caryl Chessman

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
- H. L. Mencken

I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to
do as far as a career since I was nine years old.
- Alanis Morissette

You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out
over phoney stuff in the movies,
and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.
- J. D. Salinger

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used
to have running races in the park.
I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her.
- Orlando Bloom

I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I
financed myself and am looking for a home for.
- Suzi Quatro

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

I'm not overweight.
I'm just nine inches too short.
- Shelley Winters

I've got nine kids, nine dogs, three grandkids -
and one in the oven.
And three parrots!
- Michael Landon

But the exposure we got by doing the stint with Nine
Inch Nails brought us a lot of attention.
- Daisy Berkowitz

I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens,
and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine
Queens is that it was a performance piece,
and that's the most fun.
- Steven Soderbergh


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