Leonardo Da Vinci
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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things…
I ask people who don’t fly, “How can you not fly when you live in a time in history when you can fly?”
The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport.
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.
Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly! (Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not knows no release from little things.
From Wizard of Oz
Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me, Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away, above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can’t I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?