Flew Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Flew Quotes from famous authors such as Emma Willis, Gherman Titov, James McBride, Melanie Chisholm, Alan G. Poindexter. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

While I was living in New York a friend and I flew to Miami and travelled through a storm. I could see lightning strikes through the window. I grabbed my friend’s hand tightly and kept repeating: ‘We’re going to die! We’re going to die!’ Thank goodness he was there as I don’t know what I’d have done if I was on my own.
Emma Willis
It’s a pity I flew only once. A space flight is like a drug – once you experience it, you can’t think of anything else.
Gherman Titov
The starting point of all great jazz has got to be format, a language that you can work within that, in some ways, is much tighter than the blues or even gospel. It’s all working towards the same destination – the difference being that Miles Davis flew there, and I’m still taking the subway.
James McBride
I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year’s 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot.
Melanie Chisholm
I flew fighters for the Navy in San Diego for three years, went and did my post-graduate education, and then I was a test pilot in Patuxent River, Maryland, for a few years. I was back in the fleet in the Navy when I was selected to come back here to NASA to become an astronaut.
Alan G. Poindexter
The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.
Alan Shepard
One of the reasons I wrote ‘Airborn’ was that I’d fallen in love with the great passenger airships which flew in the ’20s and ’30s. Their time was short-lived. They were frail, they tended to crash; and they could never be as fast, safe and efficient as the airplanes that replaced them.
Kenneth Oppel
The only time I was really free was when the director said ‘Action’ in front of a camera or on the stage, and that’s when I flew.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
On one of the SpaceX flights, we had a secret payload: a wheel of cheese. We flew to orbit and brought it back, so it was the world’s first ‘space cheese.’ It was, in part, a tribute to Monty Python.
Elon Musk
My grandmother flew only once in her life, and that was the day she and her new husband ascended into the skies of Victorian London in the wicker basket of a hot-air balloon. They were soon to emigrate to Canada, and the aerial ride was meant to be a last view of their beloved England.
Alan Bradley
When I was almost two years old, my grandmother flew from Hongcheon, South Korea, to Flushing, Queens, to take care of me.
Crystal Hana Kim
I flew helicopters, and I loved flying helicopters on the East Coast when I did a couple of deployments out to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.
Sunita Williams
My husband was a pilot. He flew Elvis when Elvis first started making appearances around the country.
Minnie Pearl
The ‘Night Train’ has already been a crazy ride for me. We flew around making TV appearances and stadium announcements all over the country, fueled by little more than coffee and adrenaline… so many fans jumped on board with us, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Jason Aldean
I flew to Los Angeles to interview Vinnie Jones and Piers Morgan for the BBC and spent 11 hours in economy on BA, and the leg room was fine. In business class, Virgin, BA, and Emirates are good. I’ve flown business class on Kingfisher, which has proper couches.
Andrew Flintoff
I was working at a restaurant, I booked the role in ‘Twilight,’ put in my two weeks’ notice, got fitted, flew to Portland, filmed, and then it started getting hype. That helped me get my foot into certain doors before the movie even came out.
Ashley Greene
I worked with Jack Nitzsche for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ and we’d booked a symphony orchestra. He dismissed them and came with a little man who poured water into glasses of different sizes to make a glass harmonica. And most of the music for the film was that – with some Indian flutes and some drums.
Milos Forman
When I was 15, my parents left town for a month. They hid the keys to the car, but I found them. That month, I drove my stepdad’s Thunderbird Super Coupe into Manhattan every day, and I would crank Cypress Hill as I flew around the city, racing the taxis.
Danny Masterson
The reality of Katrina didn’t really strike me until the first time I flew up in a helicopter and saw areas of the city that I had ridden my bicycle as a youth being fully flooded.
Ray Nagin
One October day in 1976, a Cuban airliner exploded over the Caribbean and crashed, killing all 73 people aboard. There should have been 74. I had a ticket on that flight, but changed my reservation at the last moment and flew to Havana on an earlier plane.
Stephen Kinzer
I flew on Air Force Two for eight years, and now I have to take off my shoes to get on an aeroplane.
Al Gore
The day after the Oscars, I flew back to London to film a television play for Anglia. It was a big mistake because you never really get acknowledged for wanting to work in England, as I did.
Ron Moody
I hadn’t realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh’s achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned.
Bill Bryson
I was so scared the first time I flew the flight attendant called me Whitey.
Nipsey Russell
I live in New York and got a call from my agent saying there was this new role on ‘Mad Men,’ it might be recurring and they’re seeing people tomorrow. I said, ‘OK, this is one of those things where you hedge your bets, use your miles and get on a plane.’ I flew out Tuesday morning and got the job on a Wednesday.
Cara Buono
I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows. I can’t stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough. I think pigeons target me.
Niall Horan
I flew to England to see the rough cut of ‘Revolutionary Road.’ I was quite moved. As a married man, it’s kind of disturbing to see a couple try so hard to work things out and fail so miserably.
Thomas Newman
I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
Roald Dahl
Back in the early ’70s, there were two airlines that flew puddle jumpers from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport to Atlanta: National and Eastern, neither of which exists today.
Craig Sager
When I started working on Southwest Airlines, I kid you not, only people flying on business and very wealthy people ever flew.
Herb Kelleher
I was in Congress for six months, and they put me on blood pressure medication. I flew helicopters in combat and I was fine, and I survived 13 months in recovery in the hospital… I got to Congress, and six months later I’m on blood pressure medication. Fourteen months later, they doubled the dosage!
Tammy Duckworth
When I was a little boy, my first memory was a flying dream. In my dream, I flew – and I also fell. I always wondered as I got older if it was some premonition of me falling to my death.
Dean Potter
It was so incredible meeting Lady Gaga. I mean I’m gaga for Gaga, literally. We kind of just each flew to each other like magnets after the ceremony ended and we were both just crying and hugging.
Amanda Gorman
I always found the film world unpleasant. It’s all about the schedule, and never really flew for me.
Francis Ford Coppola
I flew to New York to do a commercial back in the day when people could meet you at the gate, and the little agent when I came off the plane said, ‘Oh, Miss Carr, we are so happy to have you here.’ I went, ‘Oh, for goodness sakes.’
Vicki Lawrence
The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after.
Dabney Coleman
I have said many times I don’t want to be considered one who once flew fighters. That’s not who I am. I devoted the subsequent 50 years – more – to writing.
James Salter
I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler’s oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets.
George McGovern
I first flew in a plane at eight, and by the age of 10 I had mother drive me out to an airstrip to study the planes parked there.
Wally Funk
Words played an important part in my growing up. Not only the written word… but words that flew through the air: jokes, riddles, puns.
James Howe
As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes before I ever flew in one. I really knew, when I started photographing, I wanted it to be a way of knowing different cultures, not just in other countries but in this country, too, and I knew I wanted to enter other lives. I knew I wanted to be a voyeur.
Mary Ellen Mark
I didn’t have a resume when Lil Wayne hired me. I didn’t have a resume when Beats by Dre flew me across the country to be their 12th employee. I still don’t have a resume!
Karen Civil
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
Clement Clarke Moore
‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson… I just saw ‘The Shining’ again the other day; he’s so brilliant. He’s such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable.
Michael Biehn
I flew everywhere for the first 10 years of my career, and I started to not like commercial transport. I just don’t feel safe.
I had never spent any time in Asia before, so when I flew over to film ‘Dramaworld’ in Seoul, the cast and crew and I became very good friends. That was the first time I had an experience like that, which I treasure and hold dearly.
Liv Hewson
Somewhere it was written that October 18th is my birthday, and some people flew to Georgia to wish me! They came to my college, spoke to my professor, found out where I lived, and they were at my doorstep! I was shocked!
Sai Pallavi
My family supported me a lot and my father flew in to stay with me from time to time.
Sunil Chhetri
Once I was gone for a month and I was just miserable, so I flew back from Florida for two hours just to be home and see my cats.
Paula Poundstone
I’ve flown halfway around the world to kiss a girl. I jumped on a plane and flew to Australia.
Geoff Stults
From day one, I have been told I am no different from the male astronauts. As a pilot, I flew in the sky. Now that I am an astronaut, I will fly in space.
Liu Yang
When we began working on Parque Pumalin, rumours flew that we were establishing a nuclear waste site for the United States or, oddly for Episcopalians, which we both are, setting up a Jewish state. It would be funny if these theories weren’t being taken very seriously.
Douglas Tompkins
I did Playboy. There was an ad in the paper for playmates. Playboy called me and flew me to Los Angeles, and I was on the March cover of 1992.
Anna Nicole Smith
Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is. No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That’s what Christmas was for me – a plane journey to the next tournament.
Monica Seles
Last week I was in London at an awards show, then I flew home and was in an RV park with my wife and kids in our motorhome, this week I’m in NY doing a charity event, and tomorrow I’ll be coaching my daughters soccer practice. I guess the range of roles I play on film stem from the range of roles I play in real life.
Peter Facinelli
When I finished my initial year at Oxford, I flew home to marry Kirby, who had been my girlfriend in college. We had met on a blind date.
Donald Hall
I flew home to Pittsburgh, and my management called me to ask if I wanted to perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ with Charlie Puth. I’m like, ‘What? I grew up watching the show!’
I flew to Malaga once and instead of going left to Marbella, turned right and went to Nerja. I wanted to get as far away from the British as possible, which is tough to do in Spain, but Nerja is slightly less infested and I loved the local culture there and the food.
Paul Young
Right after I resigned from the Army in 1965, I flew helicopters for oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. I flew personnel from rig to rig, and I’d live on a platform out at sea.
Kris Kristofferson
A thousand woodpeckers flew in through the window and settled themselves on Pinocchio’s nose.
Carlo Collodi
NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle. Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet.
Rachael Ray
When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.
Fred Rogers
If you say you’ve had a nervous breakdown or things aren’t right mentally, people run away from you. They think you’re from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ you know.
Frank Bruno
For a long time, I’d been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer.
Bill Bryson
When I was filming ‘Premium Rush’ in N.Y.C., I flew to L.A. to have a few general meetings. I sat down with Peter Cramer at Universal Studios and spoke about my life and career, and being that I’m such a goof, we spoke about how I really wanted to do a comedy next.
Dania Ramirez
The ‘Tickle Monster’ story literally flew out of my mouth.
Josie Bissett
The first time I took a plane to dance in front of an audience outside France was when I was in the Paris Opera Ballet School, and we flew to Japan.
Sylvie Guillem
After high school in 1969, I was appointed to the Air Force Academy. In ’73, I studied for my postgraduate degree and became a USAF pilot in 1974. After my discharge in 1980, I became a commercial pilot and flew my first airline flight at Pacific Southwest Airlines in 1980.
Chesley Sullenberger
The night I flew out from Rwanda, I landed in Nairobi, and I was on my way back home, and my left side started to paralyze and remained paralyzed with pain, and the stress and so on began to appear physically.
Romeo Dallaire
Early in the 1990s, I flew alone in a dandelion-yellow, single-engine, 180-horsepower Piper Cherokee from Westchester County Airport in New York westward to the Rocky Mountains, landing and refuelling a good many times in middle-sized cities and towns along the way.
Cynthia Ozick
In terms of popular cinema, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is as near perfection as I can think of.
Peter Mullan
In the past, rogue members of the State Department flew the flag of the radical Marxist group, Black Lives Matter. The domestic terrorists represented by that flag have burned down our cities with the mission of defunding our police.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
I used to be the third person in the secret jets we had – they were secret at the time – a jet bomber that flew at immense heights carrying atomic bombs.
Melvin Van Peebles
I can write, He floated up to the ceiling, and a baby rabbit came out of his pocket, grew wings, and flew away. And you will believe that it really happened. That’s magic, isn’t it?
Humphrey Carpenter
When Migos flew me out to see if I was actually making the beats, they didn’t expect a white kid from Canada to be making harder beats than the guys in Atlanta. Being white in that environment, it was definitely different.
Murda Beatz
Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
Saffron Aldridge
The U.S’s first ballistic missile test was a complete disaster. The Atlas Missile Program, which began in the early 1950s, attempted its first ballistic missile launch on June 11, 1957. The rocket flew for 24 seconds before blowing up. It took two more years before the first successfully armed test flight took place.
Will Hurd
This is going to make me sound awful, but I was 18 when I took my first flight because the Prince of Brunei flew Mis-Teeq over to play at his birthday party! I was in business class being fed amazing food. I got over my fear pretty quickly.
Alesha Dixon
Hard to say an absolute favorite, but some of my favorites are: ‘Ryan’s Daughter,’ ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘The Piano,’ Lina Wertmuller’s ‘Swept Away,’ ‘Blade Runner.’
Kari Skogland
I went broke after sophomore year, gambled away all my money, sold some guns, turned $750 into $10,000, flew to Vegas, turned ten thou into $187,000.
Dan Bilzerian
I flew back and forth and did episodes of Roseanne while I was at Yale.
Sara Gilbert
For the millennium, we flew to Kuala Lumpur and then on to Pangkor Laut, a nearby island.
Michael Ball
When a man wrote a political screed against the IRS and flew into its building, he was deemed mentally ill, even though it was clearly a political act. There’s a double standard, which is: If his name is Muhammad, it’s automatically terrorism.
Hamza Yusuf
If you go back to the early days of aviation, the guys designing it built it, and then they got in it and flew it. I mean, who does that anymore?
Graham Hawkes
Coach Pederson is the one who drafted me. He was the only coach who flew down to Texas and worked me out. I was only worked out by one team, and that was by Coach Pederson… the Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on me.
Nick Foles
The first time I flew after September 11, I honestly was a little paranoid. As I was going to the metal detector, I was looking at my duffel bag, and I’m like, ‘Do I have anything that’s like a weapon?’ I was really paranoid they were gonna find something sharp, and I was gonna get in trouble.
Maz Jobrani
Because it flew without a pilot, the D-21 was designed to fly over territory where the U.S. was denied access and to take photographs of weapons facilities from altitudes as low as 1,500 feet. But the project was canceled on July 30, 1966, after a fatal accident at sea during the drone’s first official launch.
Annie Jacobsen
I remember the first time that I flew on an airplane overseas, it was about when I was seven; it was 1969.
Gregory H. Johnson
I wrapped a movie called ‘Zombieland,’ in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.
Woody Harrelson
Lita was, quite frankly, a trailblazer. She was the first woman to break down barriers by being different from other women in WWE. She didn’t just break them down: she flew over them, put them through tables, and downright destroyed them.
Natalya Neidhart
Director Baz Luhrmann flew me to New York to read for ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Maybe I was a little blase about it.
Ronan Keating
I was so intrigued by insects and things that crawled or flew – I could spend hours by myself in a vacant lot.
Gary Larson
I flew on a plane the week after 9/11.
Andre Aciman
I remember, when I started wrestling at 21, I thought, ‘By the time I’m 30, I’m sure I’ll probably be on my way out and be ready to have kids.’ But that time flew by so fast!
For my 21st birthday, my now-wife, at the time girlfriend, flew across the country and showed up at my house.
Kevin Jonas
I went to Vietnam during the Vietnam War to visit all the troops. We would fly into a hospital and serve mess to the guys, and we ate whatever they were eating. Then we slept there and flew out the next day to little bases where there were maybe 10 or 20 guys. Then we flew to another hospital.
Vicki Lawrence
Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach – it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats.
Kristaps Porzingis
I never did get hit, and neither did any of the leaders that I flew wing for.
Gus Grissom
The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them.
Fanny Kemble
I had those kind of parents where I watched all of these very sophisticated movies: ‘Five Easy Pieces’, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’
Sam Rockwell
If you had to buy a new plane every time you flew somewhere, it would be incredibly expensive.
Elon Musk