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If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
by Orville Wright

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

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No data on air propellers was available,
but we had always understood that it was not a difficult
matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers.
- Orville Wright

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

We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp
at Kill Devil Hill on Friday,
the 25th.
- Orville Wright

 

We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about
one hundred feet north of the new building.
- Orville Wright

Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been
preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
- Orville Wright

The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.
- Orville Wright

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One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us,
taking a picture just as the machine had reached the
end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet.
- Orville Wright

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
- Orville Wright

In just six weeks from the time the design was started,
we had the motor on the block testing its power.
- Orville Wright

We estimated that we could make one of four cylinders
with 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke,
weighing not over two hundred pounds,
including all accessories.
- Orville Wright

The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic,
partly due to the irregularity of the air,
and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine.
The control of the front rudder was difficult on account
of its being balanced too near the center.
- Orville Wright

When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track,
so that it could not start until released by the operator,
and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition,
we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial.
Wilbur won.
- Orville Wright

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands
of flights in the last ten years,
I would hardly think today of making my first flight
on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind,
even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
- Orville Wright

With twelve horse power at our command,
we considered that we could permit the weight of the
machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds,
and still have as much surplus power as we had originally
allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.
- Orville Wright

We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments,
a little more power could be expected.
The completion of the motor according to drawing was,
therefore, proceeded with at once.
- Orville Wright

In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences
in which we had landed upon one wing,
but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock,
so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case
of a landing of that kind.
- Orville Wright

The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to
the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E.
Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for
the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines.
- Orville Wright

When the motor was completed and tested,
we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds,
but that the power rapidly dropped till,
at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.
- Orville Wright

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

I've worked with Robert Altman a couple of times too.
- Matthew Modine

I've never really worked on them.
Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh.
My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle.
- Dana Carvey

Louis B. Mayer once looked at me and said, 'You will
never get the girl at the end'.
So I worked on my acting.
- Van Heflin

It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked,
what didn't work.
- Josh Lucas

That was probably the stamp that went into my mind,
because I worked in television for many years,
doing that kind of music, so that really was my strong forte.
- Skitch Henderson

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with
has worked at something other than the subject they majored in.
I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest.
- Kent McCord

I have worked with several dance companies.
- Issey Miyake

When I worked on Altar Boys, they wanted to see us having fun.
The four of us would have fun on set and steal each other's lines,
and mess with the director.
- Kieran Culkin

We've worked with President Yeltsin.
He is the President of the country.
He's been a reformer.
We've been able to accomplish a number of things together.
- Warren Christopher

There were days that I worked all the time,
without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture
and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
- Gene Tierney

This girl wanted me to experience something I'd never experienced.
She tried three times to get me high.
Finally it worked, and I had the most incredible sex I'd ever had.
- Jack Herer

When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city.
Parents worked all the time.
They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I made up my mind several years ago that I had worked
very hard to get to where I am in life and that I was
only going to do things that are fun and exciting.
- Andy Williams

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage.
I haven't actually played very many nice characters,
certainly not on stage.
It's not a quality that attracts me.
- Patrick Stewart

It worked well because Don Murray didn't want to be on Knots anymore.
- William Devane

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor
is that the latter regrets a discreditable act,
even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
- H. L. Mencken

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there,
but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing
to a state of extreme poverty.
- Arthur Sheekman

I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower.
We serve together.
- John Dingell

In order for American Pie to have worked,
you have to have a character who, even while he is humping a pie,
the audience still likes.
- Jason Biggs

I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.
- Richard Linklater

I have to say I've worked very few days of my life.
I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school,
I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
- Steve Nash

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

I've worked hard all my life.
- Dawn Fraser

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums;
I felt good about myself when I played the drums.
So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
- Max Weinberg

You've got to work things out in the cloakroom,
and when you've got them worked out,
you can debate a little before you vote.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I never saved my money.
Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on
my family or my husbands.
- Linda Evans

I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad...
he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'd worked with Mel Harris before, I love working with her,
she's great.
- David Keith

I've worked with the greatest actors,
and they're all gone.
This is what's so desperate to me.
- Angela Lansbury

Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory,
I would download music, you feel what I'm saying?
- Obie Trice

I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year,
and I loved working with the people.
- Rene Auberjonois

We need the private sector to create jobs.
If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked,
but it didn't.
- Tim Scott

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work.
- Genevieve Gorder

In terms of the series, we worked separately,
getting together in rehearsal to beat out the material.
- Bruce McCulloch

When I was about five or seven years old my mother
was placed in a mental institution and so we were with
our father who worked very hard,
and we had to figure a lot of things out.
- Quincy Jones

I was very cheap - that's the way I'd always worked.
- Pete Waterman

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

For books are more than books, they are the life,
the very heart and core of ages past,
the reason why men lived and worked and died,
the essence and quintessence of their lives.
- Gene Fowler

A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked
just as well 50 years ago,
and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.
- Steven Spielberg

I worked with Cecil B DeMille quite a few times.
- Richard Farnsworth

I entered into Dawson's Creek to do a couple of episodes.
They weren't sure about my role in the beginning,
but then the chemistry kind of worked.
- Sasha Alexander

Well, this would be nice if it worked out,
but I'm not selling the farm.
- Jill Clayburgh

I came over here and worked for rock magazines,
and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism,
a very good research department.
- Kurt Loder

I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago.
He was a great mentor.
- Anthony Hopkins

Out of all the actors I have worked with,
I love working with Larry Hagman the most.
We were very close and it was just a wonderful time.
- Barbara Eden


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