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Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman, poet
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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Muir, environmentalist
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May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. Franz Kafka, novelist
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Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful. Drew Barrymore, actress
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Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. Stewart Udall, politician
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Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs. Georg Trakl, poet
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In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air. Jackie Stewart, athlete
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The airplane has had a big impact on my life. Jim Courier, athlete
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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. Langston Hughes, poet
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Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. Rita Rudner, comedian
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All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Chief Seattle, leader
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I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it. Hugh Downs, entertainer
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Arguments are healthy. They clear the air. John Deacon, musician
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It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance. Adolf Galland, soldier
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Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise. Ivan Pavlov, psychologist
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I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom. Mariska Hargitay, actress
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Like when you go to a magic show and you know how they do the illusions. That's how I am when I watch any movies where they have people flying through the air. Renee O'Connor, actress
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I'm a crazy car guy. I've got an airplane hangar full of cars. Paul Walker, actor
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The flying? I'm not worried about it. I'm safe up there. I feel very comfortable with my abilities flying an airplane. Cory Lidle, athlete
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Skateboarding helps a ton with balance, precision, with air awareness... it gets your senses to be spot-on and it's also a great way to take my mind off things. Shaun White, snowboarder
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Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. Erich Fromm, psychologist
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There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. Robert Orben, entertainer
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It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. Erica Jong, novelist
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The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over. Margaret Mead, scientist
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What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
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If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. Toni Morrison, novelist
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To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless. Ted Turner, businessman
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The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air. Wilbur Wright, inventor
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Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer
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Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible. Simon Newcomb, mathematician
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People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal, writer
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I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by. Christiane Amanpour, journalist
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Of course you don't make any noise in space, because there's no air. Kevin J. Anderson, writer
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You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard. Pharrell Williams, musician
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It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. Voltaire, writer
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The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of. Fred Hoyle, scientist
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I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around. Fred Astaire, actor
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People who live together naturally catch the looks and air of one another and without having one feature alike, they contract a something in the whole countenance which strikes one as a resemblance. Frances Burney,
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A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. Frank Zappa, musician
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We live in a pretty bleak time. I feel that in the air. Everything is uncertain. Everything feels like its on the precipice of some major transformation, whether we like it or not. Sean Lennon, musician
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Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream. Rosalia de Castro,
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The people who went on that airplane were unexceptional. Paul Greengrass,
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I go to the airport and I've had everything taken away from me because of the terrorists. People haven't realized yet, though, that we are at war. Victoria Toensing,
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A lot of faith is placed upon the airline itself. The FAA has never and will never have enough resources to completely monitor the airlines. Wayne Williams,
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When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit. Gene Simmons, musician
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Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas. Ian Smith, politician
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If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with, it would be Fantasia. There are no airs and graces about her... I like her. Simon Cowell, entertainer
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A professional player is smarter than a college man. He uses his noodle. He knows what to do and when to do it. He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most of our college players when they get in a tight place. Red Grange, athlete
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His unit is in charge of 5,000 homes, and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them. People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued. Allen Johnson, athlete
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It's not written in the Constitution or anything else.... Congress, just out of the clear blue sky, said the airwaves belong to the people, which means, in essence, that it belongs to Congress. Adrian Cronauer, entertainer
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It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves. James Marsters, actor
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I'm carded for R-rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get 'Okaaaaaay, honey.' I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant. Kristen Bell, actress
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Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy. Doug Coupland, author
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When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public. Elena Kagan, judge
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Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal: providing safe and efficient air travel for the millions of people who rely on our aviation system every day. Janet Napolitano, politician
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We put people of concern on the watch list or the no-fly list, so we have a number of layers of security beyond the airport checkpoint. We gather as much information about a passenger as the law allows without profiling. John Pistole, public servant
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We need to put undercover security armed people at the curbside of the terminal with the uniform of policemen. We need to protect the terminal. We need to protect the security checkpoint, the gate, the aircraft, the perimeter. Isaac Yeffet,
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As the head of security for an airline, I can't ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist. This is why we need air marshals on every flight. Isaac Yeffet,
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When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared, shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity. And it became much more predictable, almost scientific. What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated. Rem Koolhaas, architect
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I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought, 'Jesus, who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show. George Clooney, actor
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I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force. Sinbad, comedian
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Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact. Barack Obama, president
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I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground. Charlie Sheen, actor
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I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air. Kristen Bell, actress
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One day, someone said to me, 'Do you want to go jump out of an airplane?' I felt like I had nothing to lose anymore, so I said, 'Why not?' And every day since then, I ask myself that question. Shania Twain, musician
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I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air. Shania Twain, musician
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I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I'm in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don't know who they're talking to. I have a lot of common experiences. Harrison Ford, actor
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I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset. Richard Simmons, celebrity
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But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom. Rick Perry, politician
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Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it's either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot. LL Cool J, musician
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What we were seeing was a little bit like throwing the apple up in the air and seeing it blast off into space. Saul Perlmutter, scientist
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One of the great pressures we're facing in journalism now is it's a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows on the air than actually have bureaus and reporters. Walter Isaacson, writer
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Every time I get on an airplane I have a routine. I cover the inside of my nostrils with anti-bacterial ointment. I'm popping Zicam like it's candy. And I drink, literally, from L.A. to New York, six bottles of water. Zachary Quinto, actor
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These guys are just flying through the air and I'm capturing them in the split second and putting it into a work of art, via clay to the bronze. Richard MacDonald, sculptor
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What's wrong with hip-hop is the system that controls the definition of it. There needs to be more balance on the airwaves. Saul Williams, musician
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I am very excited to accept the role of Honorary Patron with Hope Air because of the national scope of the organization and the very real impact they have on Canadians who need to travel to healthcare. Rick Mercer, comedian
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All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes. Fatos Nano, statesman
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My kids are fanatical about 'Scooby-Doo,' and I think that the creators of 'Scooby-Doo' somehow tripped across some kind of magical hypnotic formula that lures children. It's far more fascinating to them than anything else on the air. Dave Willis, actor
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The way I grew up playing, and the way most Americans have grown up, is that you hit the ball up in the air and then it stops where it lands. David Duval, athlete
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I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time - the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
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I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column. Eric Alterman, writer
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To go around the world, to talk to almost anybody you want to talk to, to have enough time on the air, so that you could really tell a full story. What a voyage of discovery it was. Mike Wallace, journalist
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My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II, and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform. Eric Liu, writer
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I associate going to an airport with work because I travel so much with my job. So when I have a few days free from work, I tend to stay at home. Evelyn Glennie, musician
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Next year, I hope there will be even more parties, lots of holidays and just having a good time, really. Plus wing-walking, air shows and learning to fly, as they are all things I want to do. I won't be restricted by age. Carol Vorderman, entertainer
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I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing - I love sailing - and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore. Connie Nielsen, actress
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Please get on an airplane or a horse, because it's pretty spectacular. Kelly Ripa, entertainer
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I know how guys talk, so I'm not easily offended. Guys can fight and be best friends five minutes later. Women have to air it out, hold on to it, work on it. Kim Delaney, actress
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Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air. Billy Mays, businessman
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I actually got reprimanded by Stevie Nicks, who was like, 'You're sharing too much! You need to leave an air of mystery.' Michelle Branch, musician
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Greece isn't a democracy now it's run through a troika - three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and can't do. Nigel Farage, politician
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We've rewritten entire scenes and had them animated twelve hours before the show goes on the air. It's not fun. Matt Stone, producer
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I have an airplane hangar with 17 cars in it. That's no joke. I have a 'half pipe' in there, too - you know, like a big ramp, where I skateboard. It's awesome. It's the ultimate fantasy. Paul Walker, actor
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Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly. Cory Lidle, athlete
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Really, anyone can learn how to fly. If you can drive a bus, you can fly an airplane. Cory Lidle, athlete
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You can go up in the air and everything is gone. You know, you don't think about baseball. You don't think about anything. It's just something that takes you away from everyday life. I love being in a plane and looking down to see traffic on the freeway. Cory Lidle, athlete
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And so, whether they came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship, or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world. Marco Rubio, politician
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I've missed being able to flip in the air, flip on the beam and swing on the bars. Nastia Liukin, athlete
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My suit blew up into a parachute. All this water rushed in, there's air, water in there. I was freaking out. Ryan Lochte, athlete
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I can look up in the air and see where the wind is gonna change direction. Breaux Greer, athlete
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When you're obsessive, like me, searching for something unattainable can become unhealthy... it's like falling through the air and grabbing at the clouds. Jonny Wilkinson, athlete
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I think Tahoe is one of the hidden gems in the country, and I've played a lot of golf around the country. You can't beat the smells and the clean air and just the way it makes you feel. Trent Dilfer, athlete
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My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air. Christina Applegate, actress
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There's always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks. Shaun White, snowboarder
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I am a pretty recognizable, like, I walk through the airport or something, you are going to spot me right away. Shaun White, snowboarder
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My husband is a former Air Force pilot and my son is an active duty Army surgeon, recently returned from Iraq, so my pride in our military is passionate... and personal. Robyn Carr, author
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My husband was an Air Force pilot man years ago and recently an Air Force wife thanked me for my service! I laughed and said, 'No, I wasn't in the Air Force, my husband was!' And she smiled and said, 'If he served, you served. And thank you.' Robyn Carr, author
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We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need? Lee Iacocca, businessman
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A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone. Edward R. Murrow, journalist
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Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around. Dave Barry, journalist
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The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. William Ellery Channing, writer
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It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. George Burns, comedian
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The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. Jules Renard, dramatist
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Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. Dean Acheson, statesman
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One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else. James Brady, activist
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The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary. Agnes De Mille, dancer
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Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air. Henry Anatole Grunwald, editor
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Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and the interstate highway system have made every place accessible - and every place alike. Ronald Steel,
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It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming. Garrison Keillor, writer
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It has an air about it of having strolled in from the street with a few tricks up its sleeve, and if everybody would relax, please, it would do its best to pass the time whimsically. Walter Kerr, critic
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I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve. Charles Lindbergh, aviator
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The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air. Kenneth Miller, journalist
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Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them. David Frost, journalist
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When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. Lord Byron, poet
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Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly. Linus Pauling, scientist
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The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung. Phillips Brooks, clergyman
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Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining? George C. Wallace, politician
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Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau, author
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I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is? Paul Merton, comedian
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You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. Frank Zappa, musician
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God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning. Amiri Baraka, poet
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I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in. Margaret Smith, comedian
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The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. Winston Churchill, statesman
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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. Henry David Thoreau, author
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This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air. William Butler Yeats, poet
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Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind. H. G. Wells, author
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The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
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With us air people, the future of our nation is indissolubly bound up in the development of air power. Billy Mitchell, soldier
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Air warfare is a shot through the brain, not a hacking to pieces of the enemy's body. J. F. C. Fuller, soldier
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Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility. Bernard Law Montgomery, soldier
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The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions. Erwin Rommel, soldier
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So long as large armies go to battle, so long will the air arm remain their spearhead. Cyril Falls, historian
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For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank. Winston Churchill, statesman
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The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure. Winston Churchill, statesman
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In an underdeveloped country don't drink the water. In a developed country don't breathe the air. Jonathan Raban, author
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My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me, dine me and. Karen McDougal, model
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To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose. Giulio Douhet, soldier
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