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Pappy Boyington Quotes and Sayings

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Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with
a few seconds of sheer terror.
- Pappy Boyington

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

 

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean.
I flew in the Western Desert of Libya,
in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl

I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the
biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
- Helen Reddy

You know, I'm an eagle, flying around in the mountains.
- Link Wray

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I had that flying wheel tattooed on my forehead and on my butt.
- Ted Lindsay

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music
was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it.
You had to be there.
It was quite funny.
- Roy Wood

All my life, I've never been able to get enough airplanes.
This will keep me flying every day.
- Hoot Gibson

I can't tell you how much we laughed on the set to
have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big,
furry dog that's flying a space ship.
- Mark Hamill

I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
- Leroy Chiao

Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with
speed and flying like a god...
I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
- Martin Scorsese

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine,
based on other flying principles.
- Henri Coanda

We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand,
arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.
- David Axelrod

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through
time as the bullets go flying through space.
- Joseph Conrad

And, so I set my goals on astronaut because,
as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to
be about the peak of a flying career.
- Duane G. Carey

I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast,
like a mosquito flying across the outfield.
- Skeet Ulrich

I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of
spoils you for coach on a regular airline.
- Ron Reagan

So, when I say 'match the hatch', if the fish are taking the nymph,
and you're actually producing a replica of a flying insect,
you'll catch fresh air.
- Rex Hunt

I longed to fly.
I was paid in flying lessons and, by the time I was 13,
I'd logged 100 hours at the controls.
- Kent McCord

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by,
and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going,
not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.
- Wally Schirra

Cool things happen.
Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole,
and blows up.
I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
- Peter Criss

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me.
As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage.
It felt like I was in the air forever,
flying like Superman.
- Aaron Carter

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.
- Billy Bob Thornton

And the two planes that were taking the band and crew
that we had taken out to San Diego were flying out after the show.
And so I was never supposed to be on that plane.
- Reba McEntire

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

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat.
These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of
people I want to be with.
- Hedy Lamarr

I am flying back to New York as I write this.
I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would
go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
- Tony Visconti

Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours,
Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow.
- Lord Chesterfield

You've got to keep things flying.
- Keith Emerson

I hate flying, flat out hate its guts.
- William Shatner

I could have gone on flying through space forever.
- Yuri Gagarin

I feel very confident that Americans flying in the
air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances
would our pilots ever even request permission to do that.
- Hugh Shelton

I think there's a little bit of sizzling here.
Honestly, I can feel it.
The ions are flying back and forth.
- Regis Philbin

I'm very phobic about flying, but I'm also drawn to it.
- Martin Scorsese

I quit flying years ago.
I don't want to die with tourists.
- Billy Bob Thornton

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey

It pisses me off, people are idiots,
but what are you going to do? The world is full of idiots.
That's why we'll never have flying cars.
People don't know how to drive.
- Dustin Diamond

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead,
trying to kill me.
- George Orwell

The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground.
When you're up in the air, it's too late.
No point in worrying about it then.
- Denzel Washington

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms.
Since we have a very small number of people flying into space,
the more people you have, the better.
- Laurel Clark

I started in live television and I've done a lot of
live TV and that's really the thing that I love best.
I love flying by the seat of my pants.
- Florence Henderson

It's difficult to do that internally,
because you're flying five, six hours.
- Vince McMahon

When you launch in a rocket, you're not really flying that rocket.
You're just sort of hanging on.
- Michael P. Anderson

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
- Alexander Woollcott

Everything has changed.
The flying changed.
The airports have changed.
- Eydie Gorme

It's only when you're flying above it that you realize
how incredible the Earth really is.
- Philippe Perrin

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions,
and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it.
I've been led astray like that myself at times.
- Greg Egan

And I agreed the feeling of action as he was flying or jumping or leaping -
a flowing cape would give it movement.
It really helped, and it was very easy to draw.
- Joe Shuster

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers,
because they're just a metal disc.
I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.
- Ray Harryhausen

The easiest gift to give my husband is anything to
do with airlines and flying.
- Kelly Preston

Everybody should have an equal chance -
but they shouldn't have a flying start.
- Harold Wilson

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well
it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant
and degrading experience.
- Keith Henson

We were flying on a winged vehicle that would do reentry
different than we had ever done before.
So all of those were firsts.
Test pilots truly love firsts.
- Robert Crippen

Time is flying never to return.
- Virgil

When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane,
only then you can go flying.
- Donald Wills Douglas

I thought you were supposed to be flying this thing,
not pleasuring it.
- Paul Gallagher

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments.
After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there.
But it didn't happen.
- Valentina Tereshkova

Flying is awful, there's nothing to do when you're up in the air.
I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence,
I'm terrified.
- Daniela Pestova

It was all about flying round the world,
working hard, being on the cover of Vogue,
making money.
It wasn't fun.
It was exhausting, but I was young and convinced I knew best.
- Rachel Hunter

I never really did Christmas before.
Christmas Day? I mean - what's that? What's it all
about? I was always flying on Christmas Day.
- Monica Seles

I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably.
A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne,
and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster.
- Amanda Peet

Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue
with enthusiasm after the War.
- Wilfred Owen

Man is flying too fast for a world that is round.
Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.
- James Thurber

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

I was walking along and this chair came flying past me,
and another, and another, and I thought,
man, is this gonna be a good night.
- Liam Gallagher

I get to pretend I'm flying into space,
and hang out with my friends.
That's what I do for a living.
- Jeri Ryan


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