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Parachutes Quotes


"Minds, like parachutes, work only when open." - James Dewar

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." - Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." - Thomas R. Dewar

"Minds, like parachutes, only function when they are open." - Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." - Thomas Dewar

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect." - Benny Hill

"Minds are like parachutes-not much good unless they are open." - Harvey Mackay

"My words wear no parachutes as they fall out of my mouth." - Tahereh Mafi

"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open." - James Dewar

"Minds, like parachutes, function better when open, but, like fists, they strike harder when closed." - L.E. Modesitt Jr.

"Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes." - Jim Barksdale

"For me, I guess I'm the acting equivalent of somebody that jumps off buildings and parachutes." - Joaquin Phoenix

"We pulled the seeds out and scattered them on their flossy parachutes, leaving only the leathery brownish yellow tongue, soft as the inside of an elbow." - Margaret Atwood

"Business people get many undeserved prizes - golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don't think people should get rewarded for screwing up." - Mo Ibrahim

"We're all gonna land, we don't have rocket packs that last forever. But these things that we love, these things that give us purpose, these moments along the way are our parachutes. So I feel very fortunate to have all of these. Art and my family are pretty much my biggest parachutes." - Frank Iero

"I'm almost there, almost to the barricade, when I thinks she hears me. Because for just a moment, she catches sight of me, her lips form my name. And that's when the rest of the parachutes go off." - Suzanne Collins

"When God closes a door, he opens a window. Yeah. The problem was that this particular window opened off the tenth story, and he wasn't so sure God supplied parachutes." - Diana Gabaldon

"Man has been thrown into the world. It had always made him think of Icarus and those other great tumblers, Ixion, Phaeton, Tantalus - all these jumpers without parachutes from a world of gods and heroes." - Cees Nooteboom

"I often say if men were meant to fly we would have been born with either feathers and wings or at the very least parachutes that pop out of our butts." - John Zakour

"At 10,000 feet, the 3 parachutes would come out, a little lower the pressure of the atmosphere outside was greater than inside, and we could smell the salt air and it was very encouraging to return to earth." - Buzz Aldrin

"The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers, but we had the feel of the parachutes, so we could be more realistic in the roles." - Ken Curtis

"I like taking my time and seeing the things around me and appreciating the now. I started to realize that the things that helped me do that were these things that brought me love, brought me joy. And if we're all just falling towards an eventual end, falling towards the ground, then these things are parachutes." - Frank Iero

"I don't think people would climb mountains or jump off bridges with parachutes or kayak Class V rapids if those things didn't offer the brief and horrible illusion of imminent death. They would just be complicated, time-consuming endeavors that we'd steer well clear of because they got in the way of real life." - Sebastian Junger

"My habit of attacking Huns dangling from their parachutes led to many arguments in the mess. Some officers, of the Eton and Sandhurst type, thought it was 'unsportsmanlike' to do it. Never having been to a public school, I was unhampered by such considerations of form. I just pointed out that there was a bloody war on, and that I intended to avenge my pals." - James Ira Thomas Jones

"There is just no way that I can understand in God's green earth that an airline could undertake with its normal procedures the operation of the Space Shuttle. . . . You don't put parachutes on airliners because the margin of safety is built into the machine. The 727 airplanes we fly are proven vehicles with levels of safety and redundancy built in. The shuttle is a hand-made piece of experimental gear." - Frank Borman

"During the air war of 1944, a four-man combat crew on a B-17 bomber took a vow to never abandon one another no matter how desperate the situation. The aircraft was hit by flak during a mission and went into a terminal dive, and the pilot ordered everyone to bail out. The top turret gunner obeyed the order, but the ball turret gunner discovered that a piece of flak had jammed his turret and he could not get out. The other three men in his pact could have bailed out with the parachutes, but they stayed with him until the plan hit the ground and exploded. They all died." - Sebastian Junger

"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination." - Robert Fulghum