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Funny Quotations about Flying

quotations about flying

Soaring through the skies has always captivated the human imagination, evoking a sense of freedom, adventure, and limitless possibilities. Whether it's the majestic flight of birds or the incredible engineering achievements of human-made aircraft, the act of flying has inspired countless minds throughout history. From famous aviators to renowned authors, philosophers, and visionaries, these individuals have expressed their awe, reflections, and insights on the experience of flight.

In this collection of funny quotations about flying, we delve into a tapestry of words that celebrate the beauty, exhilaration, and transformative power that comes with taking to the air. Prepare to be uplifted, inspired, and transported as we embark on a journey through the wisdom and wonder encapsulated in these timeless words.

"I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of not flying." Anon

"If black boxes survive air crashes, why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?" George Carlin (American comedian, 1937-2008)

"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris." Orville Wright (aviation pioneer, 1871-1948)

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful." Paul Theroux (American novelist and travel writer, 1941-)

"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 (American businesswoman, 1918-2001)

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Douglas Adams (English science fiction writer, 1952-2001)

"The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one; and against two bombs, a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb." Benny Hill (British comedian, 1924-1992)

"Every time I fly and am forced to remove my shoes, I'm grateful Richard Reid is not known as the Underwear Bomber." Attributed to one Douglas Manuel

"I quit flying years ago. I don't want to die with tourists." Billy Bob Thornton (American actor, 1955-)

"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage." Mark Russell (American comedian, 1932-)

"There's nothing like an airport for bringing you down to earth." Richard Gordon (English surgeon, 1921-)

"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 (American writer, 1923-2003)

"I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?" Paul Merton (English comedian, 1957-)

"You know the oxygen masks on airplanes? I don't think there's really any oxygen. They're just to muffle the screams." Rita Rudner (American comedienne and writer, 1953-)

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