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Orville Wright Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close,
and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
- Dick Cheney

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking.
I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely.
He won't let you hit a false note.
- Dianne Wiest

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled
into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing
a song about going nowhere.
So it worked out very well I think.
- Tina Weymouth

I hesitated, too, because for better or worse,
I have been one of the principal architects of New
Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and
the team for nearly 20 years.
- Peter Mandelson

For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked
together to make our environment better.
- Christopher Dodd

I worked with some wonderful people,
tried my best and I feel comfortable.
- Janet Reno

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

I've been homeless.
I've worked at 7-Eleven.
- Dennis Rodman

The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school.
It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store
and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel,
Mississippi.
- Beth Henley

I've had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent.
I've even worked in a Cornish tin mine.
- Peter Wright

I worked half my life to be an overnight success,
and still it took me by surprise.
- Jessica Savitch

And then it was working with Bob Hoskins,
who I had never worked with before -
except radio.
It was like being given a wonderful meal -
full of the things you love most.
- Judi Dench

I liked the theater.
I liked the people.
I liked the time that we worked.
- Jeremy Irons

Sylvester has a great popular sense,
as good as any writer I've ever worked with.
He knows what audiences want to see,
and what they don't want to see.
- Ted Kotcheff

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something.
And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French
kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that.
- Alton Brown

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

We worked for 11 years to get where we are today,
and I want to take our work seriously so that later
on I'll be able to appreciate the money we've made.
- Maurice Gibb

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

It's a character that I always found really likable.
I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
- Antonio Banderas

But I don't just see the movie when I see the movie,
I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work,
because they could not have worked any harder.
- Brad Bird

I also feel that the only thing more gratifying than
working with someone who you've worked well with is
working with someone new and coming up with something great.
- Jonathan Demme

I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4,
but I never really gave much thought to being a performer
on my own until I was 12 or 13.
- Helen Reddy

I had just had small parts in other films,
and I'd worked with a lot of directors in TV.
- Sally Kellerman

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

Painting and music were the only things I worked at
industriously and faithfully.
- Pierre Loti

I've worked with a lot of real heavy hitters,
and Quentin is maybe heads and shoulders,
at least a forehead, above just about anybody I've ever worked with.
- David Carradine

"It worked." (said after witnessing the first atomic detonation).
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter
worked to make the Federal Government more competent
and compassionate and more responsive to the American people.
- Nathan Deal

Calvin was very clever.
We did the pictures and made the commercial,
and that really worked.
- Kate Moss

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 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

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land,
and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas

He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.
- Don King

I'd worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick
and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this
opened all sorts of doors for me -
one of them being Star Wars.
- David Prowse

I've done over 125 posters and I have worked with some
of the best photographers in the world.They made me
America's Number one Pin Up.
- Cindy Margolis

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee
Paul McCartney's press conference.
- Nina Blackwood

Some of these guys...
I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely
talented rapper and actor.
- Anthony Anderson

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

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

They sent me to these places to get the weight off.
The diets never worked; the diets actually made it worse.
- Lisa Whelchel

I've worked in television long enough to know that
when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else.
- Mark Haddon

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's.
Politics in general became more liberal both nationally
and within the state as the years passed.
- Jesse Helms


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