Here are a few quotes too...
"I did not fully understand the dreaded term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself." - Dennis Potter, in The Sunday Times, 4 June 1978.
"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute." - George Bernard Shaw.
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."- Mark Russell
"When it comes to testing new aircraft or determining maximum performance, pilots like to talk about "pushing the envelope." They're talking about a two dimensional model: the bottom is zero altitude, the ground; the left is zero speed; the top is max altitude; and the right, maximum velocity, of course. So, the pilots are pushing that upper-right-hand corner of the envelope. What everybody tries not to dwell on is that that's where the postage gets canceled, too." - Admiral Rick Hunter, U.S. Navy.
"Eagles may soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet air intakes." - Anon
"Muhammad Ali: Superman don't need no seat belt.
Flight Attendant: Superman don't need no airplane, either."
- quoted by Clifton Fadiman, 'The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes,' 1985.
"Our headline ran, 'Virgin screw British Airways.' We'd have rather preferred 'British Airways screws Virgin,' but we had to run with the facts." - News Editor, 'The Sun' newspaper.
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