76+ Best Airplane Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational airplane quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous Airplane Quotes

I was hooked on aviation, made model airplanes, and never thought I would be able to fly myself. It cost too much. But then World War II came along and changed all that. John Glenn

Travelers are always discoverers, especially those who travel by air. There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be alright, it’ll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let’s take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky. Ted Danson

Man must rise above the Earth  to the top of the atmosphere and beyond  for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives. Socrates

When you get into an airplane by yourself and take off, you find yourself in this lovely, three dimensional world where you can go in any direction. There is no feeling any more exciting than that. Gene Roddenberry

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

Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine. I don’t know what I’m looking for. I just do it. Barbara Kingsolver

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. Lloyd Bridges

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

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

Any design, whether it’s for a ship or an airplane, must be done in anticipation of potential failures. Henry Petroski

In America there are two classes of travel  first class, and with children. Robert Benchley

I came up with the idea of a solar airplane flying around the world with no fuel  that would be a beautiful message in terms of technology, the energy of the future and the environment. Bertrand Piccard

I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it. Charles Bukowski

Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be. Chris Carter

We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane, Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her. Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing room and passed out cold. Ray Manzarek

Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

My wife had taken off on a plane. Two airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I, of course, like any other person, felt potentially devastated, When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking.

Steven Tylerpanicky a little bit. Ted Olson

Airplanes were invented by natural selection. Now you can say that intelligent design designs our airplanes of today, but there was no intelligent design really designing those early airplanes. There were probably at least 30,000 different things tried, and when they crash and kill the pilot, don’t try that again. Burt Rutan

John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don’t know what they’re doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career.Conan O’Brien

Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price. Amelia Earhart

We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly. Bill Maher

I know a lot of people in the aviation business, particularly ones who will fly to places where your boots get dirty when you get out of the airplane. Erik Prince

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Jackson Pollock

All kingdoms look small through an airplane window  little dominions built on quicksand. But looking up from the ground, where most of us stand, they’re rather impressive. Steve Rushin

I wanted it not to be true. I wanted it not to be her plane. I wanted it  I wanted, if it was her plane, to have somehow survived because she was in the back of the airplane. But we know that doesn’t happen, not with those sorts of things. Ted Olson

It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn’t even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked. Carolyn McCarthy

Whenever I dream about flying, it’s the best feeling in the world. Kate M

I’ve had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride. Chris Hadfield

Please get on an airplane or a horse, because it’s pretty spectacular. Kelly Ripa

Nine g’s is good, if the pilot can stand it. We couldn’t stand it. Not in the airplanes of World War II. Adolf Galland

The flying? I’m not worried about it. I’m safe up there. I feel very comfortable with my abilities flying an airplane. Cory Lidle

The century of airplanes has a right to its own music. Claude Debussy

The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it’s nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly. Harry Reasoner

As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon. Rudolf Arnheim

I feel sad for those who’re afraid of flying. They’re missing out!

An Airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you. Satchel Paige

I’ve always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room. Bill Nye

When I was a very little boy, I lived underneath the air pattern of LaGuardia airport in New York and I watched the planes fly to their destinations. I was in love with the design of these airplanes. John Travolta

Get that finger out of your ear! You don’t know where that finger’s been! Robert Stack

On airplanes, strangers confide in me the deepest, darkest secrets. And I think they think I’ll understand. And I generally do understand. John Waters

I jumped out of perfectly good airplanes and it’s a great thrill, and it allows me to share in the dangers that the great men  our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis. Hugh Shelton

Planes will never have the final, perfect model because their idea is all about the infinity. Talismans Ginebra

The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after. Dabney Coleman

An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down. Reid Hoffman

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo. Al Gore

There is truly no other place bearing so much love as airports. Ioana Cristina Casapu

The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.

Do you believe in God? asked the girl once again.

There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings. More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost if you can conceive of such a combination.

Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane. Abhaidev

Thousands of men had thought about flying machines and a few had even built machines which they called flying machines, but these were guilty of almost everything except flying.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step the step taken to climb the ladder which gets you into the airplane. Ankara Subbarao 

To fly Boeing or not to fly Boeing, that is the question. Steven Magee

 After these years of experience I look with amazement upon our audacity in attempting flights with a new and untried machine under such circumstances.

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space on the infinite highway of the air. Wilbur Wright 

The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.

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.

He had seen the airplanes flying in the sky he had seen the skies of the future filled with them black with them and now he saw the horror beneath. He saw a world of lovers forever parted of dreams never consummated of plans that never turned into reality.

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

He was alone. In the roaring plane with no pilot he was alone. Alone.

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

He could not play the game without hope; could no play the game without a dream. They had taken it all away from him now, they had turned away from him and there was nothing for him now. The plane gone, his family gone, all of it gone. They would not come. He was alone and there was nothing for him.

More than anything else, the sensation of flying is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost. If you can conceive of such a combination. Wilbur Wright

In the corner of the playroom was a little wooden airplane with a propeller that went round and round. We could use this plane to get to the trap door,’ said Bramwell. Rather dangerous, I know, but quite honestly I can’t bear to think of Old Bear up there for a minute longer.

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it.  Is it reckless?  Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? Amelia Earhart

The cat from Spain flew an aeroplane.

The good thing about flying solo is it’s never boring. Steve Fossett 

When I grow up I’m going to have an airplane. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fly just anywhere you might think of?

Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are. Felix Baumgartner

Christmas ought to be brought up to date,’ Maria said; ‘it ought to have gangsters, airplanes and a lot of automatic pistols.

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

Baby Bear was not asleep either. He was lying in bed pretending to be an aeroplane.