If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
We must learn from the sermons of Christ, the wisdom of Laotzu, the teachings of Buddha.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
No person with a sense of the dignity of mankind can condone the persecution of the Jewish race in Germany.
To be absolutely alone for the first time in the cockpit of a plane hundreds of feet above the ground is an experience never to be forgotten.
Time is no longer endless or the horizon destitute of hope.
After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and the sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.
Flying a good airplane doesn't require near as much attention as a motor car.