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Aviation History Quotes


"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation." - Tom Stoppard

"What the history of aviation has brought in the 20th century should inspire us to be inventors and explorers ourselves in the new century." - Bertrand Piccard

"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music and of aviation." - Tom Stoppard

"I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course." - Tom Stoppard

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"Infantry, Artillery, Aviation-all that we have-are yours to dispose of as you will. . . . I have come to say to you that the American people would be proud to be engaged in the greatest battle in history." - John J. Pershing

"Infantry, Artillery, Aviation - all that we have - are yours to dispose of as you will... I have come to say to you that the American people would be proud to be engaged in the greatest battle in history." - John Joseph Pershing

"In the coming era of manned space exploration by the private sector, market forces will spur development and yield new, low-cost space technologies. If the history of private aviation is any guide, private development efforts will be safer, too." - Burt Rutan

"South Wales is a hub of aviation." - Bruce Dickinson

"All history is contemporary history." - Benedetto Croce

"When history calls, history calls," - Olympia Snowe

"Beneath every history, another history." - Hilary Mantel

"Buddy Holly was twenty-two. Think of what he might have gone on to achieve. I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course." - Tom Stoppard

"Black people don't hijack planes, alright? Now I'll be the first to admit, we steal a lot of stuff, but we do not hijack planes. In fact, in the history of aviation, a black person has never even attempted to hijack a plane. Do you want to know why? Because you can't sell an airplane." - Alonzo Bodden

"Statistically, 2012 was the safest year to travel on a plane, in the history of aviation. Not one major passenger plane crashed. It's pretty amazing. And when you see them being taken apart and you see the work that goes into keeping those things in the air, you think, "Wow!"" - Dallas Campbell

"Imagine a history teacher making history," - Christa Mcauliffe

"All history is the history of thought," - Robin G Collingwood

"While we read history we make history." - George William Curtis

"History has been the history of warfare." - Godfrey Reggio

"History takes time. History makes memory." - Gertrude Stein

"Patriotism ruins history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patriotism corrupts history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"History is merely gossip" - Oscar Wilde

"History repeats herself." - Jennifer Stone

"History - the devil's scripture" - Lord Byron

"History repeats itself." - George Eliot

"It's history. It's poetry." - J D Salinger

"It's history. It's poetry." - J D Salinger

"All history is biography." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"History: gossip well told." - Elbert Hubbard

"[History is] petrified imagination." - Arthur Baer

"History is clarified experience." - James Russell Lowell

"History teaches us hope." - Robert E Lee

"History is His story." - James Packer

"History is only gossip." - Oscar Wilde

"History is herstory too." - Anonymous

"History: gossip well told." - Elbert Hubbard

"History repeats itself." - Proverbs

"We cannot escape history." - Abraham Lincoln

"Desire has no history..." - Susan Sontag

"Leave history to historians." - Ali Babacan

"Freedom has no history." - Andrew Cohen

"World history is tragic." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Strip malls are history." - Jeff Bezos

"Never, ever forget history." - Sukarno

"I'm a history nut." - Billy Joel

"History is always changing." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"History is not hatred." - Malcolm X

"Aviation is going to control the world economically and militarily whether we like it or not. Airpower is not merely military aviation, it is also civilian aviation and airpower is peace power." - Roscoe Turner

"All other forms of history - economic history, social history, psychological history, above all sociology - seem to me history with the history left out." - A J P Taylor

"I'm not part of the history, I am the history." - Royce Gracie

"The history of one is the history of all." - Grace King

"History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later." - Eduardo Galeano

"Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing." - Joseph Conrad

"The history of empires is the history of human misery." - Edward Gibbon

"Repetition builds continuity, Continuity builds history, History builds Identity." - Roshan Samtani

"Truth is in history, but history is not the truth." - Nicolas Gomez Davila

"History, history! We fools, what do we know or care." - William Carlos Williams

"The history of medicine is the history of the unusual." - Robert M. Fresco

"The history of mankind is the history of ideas." - Ludwig Von Mises

"All history, of course, is the history of wars." - Penelope Lively

"Slavery is not African history. Slavery interrupted African history." - Mutabaruka

"The history of learning amounts to a history of specialization." - Beryl Smalley

"Men make history. History does not make the man." - Harry S Truman

"The most important history is the history we make today." - Henry Ford

"The only history that matters is the history we know." - Ezra Pound

"History teaches that nations do not learn from history." - Bruce Fein

"Let me recite what history teaches. History teaches." - Gertrude Stein

"Anything but history, for history must be false." - Robert Walpole

"Human history is in essence a history of ideas." - H G Wells

"History is past politics, and politics present history." - John Robert Seeley

"We proceed out of history into history again." - Sidney Alexander

"Universal history is the history of a few metaphors." - Jorge Luis Borges

"History is past politics, and politics is present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"History is not history unless it is the truth." - Abraham Lincoln

"And history becomes legend and legend becomes history." - Jean Cocteau

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - George Bernard Shaw

"The history of theatre is the history of first nights." - John Lahr

"The history of England is emphatically the history of progress." - Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

"History teaches us that man learns nothing from history" - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"The history of mankind is a history of war." - Mike Love

"The history of mankind is the history of ideas." - Luigi Pirandello

"Human history in essence is the history of ideas." - H G Wells

"History is history. What is done is done." - Sister Souljah

"The history of liberty is a history of resistance." - Woodrow Wilson

"The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons." - Edwin Powell Hubble

"War makes rattling good history." - Thomas Hardy

"Destiny and history are untidy." - Djuna Barnes

"All history is a lie!" - Robert Walpole

"History doesn't crawl; it leaps." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"History a distillation of Rumour." - Thomas Carlyle

"War is not women's history." - Virginia Woolf

"History is the third parent." - Nadeem Aslam

"History doesn't have a curfew." - John Green

"History is the devil's scripture." - Lord Byron

"History is written by winners." - Alex Haley

"Well, everybody has a history." - Saul Bellow

"Men make their own history" - Karl Marx

"History paints the human heart." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Only the vanquished remember history." - Marshall Mcluhan

"History is the gradual instant" - Anne Michaels

"History is full of surprises." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"Throughout history, ideas need patrons." - Matt Kibbe

"Completeness is rare in history ..." - Barbara Tuchman

"History repeats, but science reverberates." - Siddhartha Mukherjee

"History is where tensions were." - Howard Nemerov

"History is no criminal court" - Leopold Von Ranke

"History is absolutely my thing." - Sharon Cameron

"No man knows my history." - Joseph Smith Jr

"8) History never repeats itself." - Larry Niven

"the materialist conception of history." - Christopher Hitchens

"History is fables agreed upon." - Voltaire

"Happy people have no history." - Leo Tolstoy

"History: a collection of epitaphs." - Elbert Hubbard

"History is the new poetry." - Thomas Carlyle

"History as the slaughter-bench" - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"History will treat me right." - Ralph Abernathy

"Sometimes - history needs a push." - Vladimir Lenin

"Whole generations have forgotten history." - Pierre Salinger

"Landscape is history made visible." - J. B. Jackson

"History: A distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"History is a stern judge." - Svetlana Alliluyeva

"History passes the final judgment." - Sidney Poitier

"History, a distillation of rumour." - Thomas Carlyle

"History develops, art stands still." - E M Forster

"You cannot not know history." - Philip Johnson

"The Thames is liquid history." - John Burns

"History provides no precise guidelines." - Douglas Hurd

"People who invest in aviation are the biggest suckers in the world." - David Neeleman

"Aviation records don't fall until someone is willing to mortgage the present for the future." - Amelia Earhart

"Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation." - Neil Armstrong

"I want to be remembered for only one thing: my contribution to aviation." - Howard Hughes

"I've never known an industry that can get into people's blood the way aviation does." - Robert Six

"Aviation is fine as a sport. But as an instrument of war, it is worthless." - Ferdinand Foch

"I have flown ValuJet, ValuJet is a safe airline, as is our entire aviation system." - Federico Pena

"The Shuttle is to space flight what Lindbergh was to commercial aviation." - Arthur C Clarke

"For most of the time carrier aviation is more challenging than flying in a spacecraft" - Jim Lovell

"Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationships of women with the creations of science." - Amelia Earhart

"Aviation - and space travel, in particular - have always been especially captivating." - Felix Baumgartner

"I used my aviation contacts to open a travel agency. I used to book Caribbean flights." - Joseph Force Crater

"Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes." - Freeman Dyson

"I'd manufactured more gearboxes probably in the aviation industry than anybody else." - Louis R Chenevert

"Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." - Eddie Rickenbacker

"There's simply no substitute for experience in terms of aviation safety." - Chesley Sullenberger

"The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history." - James W. Loewen

"The Grecian history is a poem, Latin history a picture, modern history a chronicle." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"The use of history as therapy means the corruption of history as history." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill

"Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history." - Maya Angelou

"I've always tried to write California history as American history. The paradox is that New England history is by definition national history, Mid-Atlantic history is national history. We're still suffering from that." - Kevin Starr



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