A Quote by Douglas Adams on flying, missing, ground, and douglas adams

There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties.

Douglas Adams

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything

Contributed by: Marmalade

A Quote by John Gillespie Magee on flight, space, flying, god, john gillespie magee, world war ii, ww2, and second world war

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Magee

Source: High Flight, 1941

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Philip Jason on doubt, flying, and gravity

every time you tell someone that you are going to fly and they talk about gravity, that is doubt.

Philip Jason

Contributed by: Phil

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