A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.— Frank Zappa
Most Powerful Parachutes quotations
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground.
If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there's no way around it.
When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you're safe, you'll never soar!
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!
I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
Life is like a parachute jump, you've got to get it right the first time.
My heart is a parachute that has never opened in time.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Jack Welch, the CEO of General Electric, laid off over 100,000 employees. His reward? When he retired from GE, he received a golden parachute of over $400 million dollars. This is the kind of corporate greed and irresponsibility that is destroying the middle class and must be ended.
Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead.
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.
Love is like skydiving without a parachute.
If you jump out of a plane without a parachute, does that make you brave? No, I think that makes you stupid. I will never play without the mask again.
I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.
Minds, like parachutes, work only when open.
To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me.
I didn't want to trouble her; besides, I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.
Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
In mid air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.
I got quite bored when I was hanging in the air. I want to do it without a parachute next.
The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry - astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle. The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency.
I was sitting on a plane that is traveling towards Seattle.
And the guy next to me turns and says to me Hey, you going to Seattle?. Nope, San Francisco... I'll be parachuting off in about an hour. Here's your sign!
Life is a free fall parachute jump. Pray all the way down and hope for a safe landing.
I would climb on roofs and jump off using my parents' bed sheet, hoping it would open like a parachute. I was always getting hurt, breaking a leg, you know, bruising, cracking my head open.
Minds are like parachutes-not much good unless they are open.
My mockingjay pin now lives with Cinna's outfit, but there's the gold locket and the silver parachute with the spile and Peeta's pearl. I knot the pearl into the corner of the parachute, bury it deep in the recesses of the bag, as if it's Peeta's life and no one can take it away as long as I guard it.
We regard God as an airman regards his parachute;
it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it.
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.
When you join the Parachute Regiment they send you on training and initiation exercises. One of the tasks is to accept and care for a pet white rabbit. The young squaddie has to feed, brush, stroke and comfort his rabbit for a week, and become attached to it. Then he has to shoot it.
In my teens, I joined the Parachute Regiment.
I jumped out of lots of airplanes, as much as the Government budget would allow us to. I did two active tours of duty: Northern Ireland, and then the Falklands war.
All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps.
Falling in love was a solo act. I knew that, had learned that the hard way. You just jumped and hoped your parachute opened. Sometimes you looked up and saw you were falling by yourself, the object of your desire still on the plane, not interested in jumping, watching you descend into that scary place alone.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.
I certainly remember building model rockets.
It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back.