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10 Inspirational Airplane Quotes to Help You Fly High on Wisdom and Positivity

Milla Sigaba
Jan 04, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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Since their creation, airplanes have been machines of wonder and endless possibilities, and in the wise words of Paul Allen, the invention of airplanes opened a much wider door to human progress. Continue reading for ten inspirational airplane quotes.

When you walk onto an airplane, you sometimes meet wide-eyed children gazing out of the windows in wonder and adults anticipating the freedom of being in the air and having a bird's eye view of the world.

Airplanes are examples of humankind's intelligence. They are also one of the safest modes of transportation while ensuring relaxation — even if it's only for a few hours. Additionally, this mode of transportation comes with surprising health benefits.

A young girl gazing out an airplane window. | Source: Getty Images

A young girl gazing out an airplane window. | Source: Getty Images

10 Inspirational Airplane Quotes

Airplanes are not only sources of wonder as they dip through the clouds and soar through the sky but also have multiple health benefits to flyers. Flyers have enriching experiences that help stimulate the mind, which leads to better mental health.

For many, flying on an airplane improves their sleep, as the reduced distractions, quiet air, and the gentle hum of the engine are like a lullable. This same environment also has a soothing effect on those who are stressed.

These remarkable machines also have inspiring quotes about them, which you can find below:

A woman sleeping on an airplane. | Source: Getty Images

A woman sleeping on an airplane. | Source: Getty Images

1. "Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane, and the pessimist the parachute." — Gladys Bronwyn Stern

2. "Sometimes, flying feels too God-like to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see." — Charles A. Lindbergh

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

An airplane landing at sunset. | Source: Getty Images

An airplane landing at sunset. | Source: Getty Images

4. "To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything." — Otto Lilienthal

5. "Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." — Eddie Rickenbacker

6. "The promise of artificial intelligence and computer science generally vastly outweighs the impact it could have on some jobs in the same way that, while the invention of the airplane negatively affected the railroad industry, it opened a much wider door to human progress." — Paul Allen

An airplane in the sky. | Source: Getty Images

An airplane in the sky. | Source: Getty Images

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

8. "The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall." — Orville Wright

9. "Flying isn't just about controlling the machine; it's about understanding and controlling yourself." — Amelia Earhart

An airplane parked at  Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea. | Source: Getty Images

An airplane parked at Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea. | Source: Getty Images

The next time you catch a flight, you can lay your head back and think about some of the great and inspirational things about the impressive machine flying you higher than most birds from one destination to another.

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