„I want there to be woodcock forever flying over in October, and solitude, and Hunter’s Moons. But most, I want there always to be Grouse- of all wild things, the wildest- in these endless mountains we call home.“
— George Bird Evans American writer 1906 - 1998
The Upland Shooting Life (1971)
„I thought you guys said only some of the vampire bikes could fly?"
"Only some of them can!"
"How did you know this was one of them?“
Clary and Jace, pg. 289-290
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
„And you stood there in front of me just
Close enough to touch,
Close enough to hope you couldn't see
What I was thinking of.Drop everything now,
Meet me in the pouring rain.
Kiss me on the sidewalk,
Take away the pain.
'Cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, Speak Now (2010)
— Cecily von Ziegesar American writer 1970
Source: You Just Can't Get Enough
„I told my wife, I said, "You get there at 5:30 you can fly with me but let me tell you something Sugar Tits, at 5:31 I am wheels up and I am fucking gone!" ...I said that. Not very loud, but I said it. 5:31 gets there. Is she there? No! Do I leave? ...No! 6:01 gets there. Is she there? No. Do I leave? No. Why? Because this dick won't suck itself, that's why.“
— Ron White American comedian 1956
A Little Unprofessional
„One, two, three like a bird I sing, 'cause you given me the most beautiful set of wings.
I'm so glad you're here today, 'cause tomorrow I might have to go and fly away. Fly away, fly away, fly away, fly away.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Last Dollar (Fly Away)
Song lyrics, Let It Go (2008)
„This year, ladies and gentlemen, I was cool for 2 seconds of my life. I got to fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds. (Audience hoots and hollers) You betcha! They called me up out of the blue, and they go, "Hey, we want you to fly with us." And I'm like, "You got the right number?" They said, "Yeah, Bill Engvall, comedian. You stand for what America stands for. Be an honor to have you fly with us." I'm like, (dork voice) "Be an honor to fly with 'ya." He goes, "Well, we gotta get you clearance from the Pentagon."“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
I go, "Well, you're screwed."
15 Degrees Off Cool (2007)
15° Off Cool (2007)
„Things like radio etc. didn't exist. You passed an aeroplane on the right and the aircraft landing had priority over the one taking off. There was no control tower, and no control. If you were going to practice flying through cloud you told someone on the aerodrome that's what you were going to do and that was enough!“
— Nancy Bird Walton Australian aviatrix 1915 - 2009
" Nancy Bird-Walton, O.B.E (1915-2009) http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/nancy_bird_walton_bio.html", Hargrave.
„It’s the same old song,
You’ve gotta be somewhere at sometime,
And they never let you fly.
It’s like broken glass,
You get cut before you see it,
So open up your eyes.“
— Ronnie James Dio American singer 1942 - 2010
"Stand Up and Shout" on Holy Diver (1983)
„Why give up before we try
Feel the lows before the highs
Clip our wings before we fly away
I can't say I came prepared
I'm suspended in the air
Won't you come be in the sky with me“
— Alicia Keys American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress 1981
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
„Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years! Now, some rare fly will fly over me, crap on my shoulder, and I'll drop dead, you know? My life story is a real-life story.“
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
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— Mary Martin American actress 1913 - 1990
As quoted in Mary Martin : Broadway Legend (2008) by Ronald L. Davis. p. 183
Context: I can't tell you the joy I felt in flying in that show … I loved it so. The freedom of spirit that was Peter Pan was suddenly there for me. I discovered I was happier in the air than on the ground.
„To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.“
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
"Coda" from Smart Set (December 1920)