Flying Proverbs

Sayings about Flying

There is no flying without wings. ~ French Proverbs

God made low branches for birds that cannot fly so well. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Falling hurts least those who fly low. ~ Chinese Proverbs

No need to teach an eagle to fly. ~ Greek Proverbs

Birds of a color fly to the same place. ~ Welsh Proverbs

No matter how high a bird can fly, it still has to look for food on the ground. ~ Danish Proverbs

When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly out of the mouth. ~ Traditional Proverb

Even an eagle will not fly higher than the sun. ~ Russian Proverbs

Words have no wings but they can fly many thousands of miles. ~ Korean Proverbs

Flying birds have no master. ~ French Proverb

You cannot fly with wings made of butter. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t try to fly before you have wings. ~ French Proverb

Favorite quote about flying

Quotations about Flying

Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers. ~ Titus Maccius Plautus

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My soul is in the sky. ~ William Shakespeare

Just go for a ride. Get into an airplane. Take off from the ground. See the world from a different perspective. See if you have the flying gene. ~ Tom Stillwell

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! ~ Author Unknown

Without feathers it isn’t easy to fly: my wings have got no feathers. ~ Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)

An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. ~ Richard Bach

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror. ~ Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Life is simple. Eat, sleep and fly. ~ Author Unknown

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own. ~ Louis J. Helle, Jr.

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. ~ Author Unknown

Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of takeoffs. ~ Author Unknown

If black boxes survive air crashes, why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff? ~ George Carlin

Flying is liberating. I can fly anywhere and everywhere I want… There is no restriction and hurdle in the air. ~ Mark Jeffries

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the word, to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to earth, only after receiving the communion of the infinite. ~ Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. ~ Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Why fly? Simple. I’m not happy unless there’s some room between me and the ground. ~ Richard Bach

I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I’m just soul on a sunbeam. ~ Richard Bach

I wish I could write well enough to write about aircraft. Faulkner did it very well in Pylon but you cannot do something someone else has done though you might have done it if they hadn’t. ~ Ernest Hemingway

People who don’t fly miss so much! ~ Edna Gardner Whyte

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. ~ Gil Stern

There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ~ Douglas Adams

Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see. ~ Charles Lindbergh

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on. ~ Jean Kerr

Flight is the only truly new sensation than men have achieved in modern history. ~ James Dickey

O! for a horse with wings! ~ William Shakespeare

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? –it is the same the angels breathe. ~ Mark Twain

I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport…. ~ Amy Johnson

The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. ~ Orson Welles

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen it’s shadow from the sky. ~ Amelia Earhart

If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport. ~ George Winters

The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul. ~ Walter Raleigh

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

One of the beautiful things about a single-piloted aircraft is the quality of the social experience. ~ Richard S. Drury

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. ~ Alexander Chase

The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together. ~ Bill Gates

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I? ~ E.Y. Harburg

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. ~ Henry David Thoreau

In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours – one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport. ~ Neil McElroy

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

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