If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?— George Carlin
Authentic Plane Crashes quotations
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it in the teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers.
Global capital markets pose the same kinds of problems that jet planes do.
They are faster, more comfortable, and they get you where you are going better. But the crashes are much more spectacular.
An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff, and builds a plane on his way down.
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck;
when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution...Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress.
I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability.
That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
Entrepreneur = someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.
Government should have drones. Industries, companies can have drones. Everyone else doesn't need drones. It's just going to create mischief. They are going to be crashing the planes, they're going to be spying on neighbors. People don't need drones.
If black boxes survive air crashes - why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash.
It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD... I want to feel what it's like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death is only going to happen to you once; I don't want to miss it
The more we lose, the more he'll fly in.
And the more he flies in, the better the chance there'll be a plane crash.
Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.
I don't have any relationship with God and I've never wanted it.
I don't believe in fate or in any superior entity; if a plane crashes and people die, it's not because Heaven said so.
Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that.
How come New York gets all the cool plane crashes?
The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College.
I do not use airplanes. They strike me as unsporting. You can have an automobile accident-and survive. You can be on a sinking ship-and survive. You can be in an earthquake, fire, volcanic eruption, tornado, what you will-and survive. But if your plane crashes, you do not survive. And I say the heck with it.
See, I will always have this penchant for what I call kamikaze women.
I call them kamikazes because they, you know they crash their plane, they're self-destructive. But they crash into you, and you die along with them.
We don't talk about planes flying. We talk about them crashing.
The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.
In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.
I think about dying a lot, every time I fall asleep on a train or a plane I expect to wake up to a crash!
My wife had taken off on a plane. Two airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I, of course, like any other person, felt potentially devastated, panicky a little bit.
My concept is, until you absolutely know the plane is crashing, there's no reason to be afraid. All the turbulence in the world does not mean the plane is crashing. Once it's confirmed, then you can be afraid.
I've spent an awful lot of my time in the air.
I've had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen. Except a crash.
My mother was killed in a plane crash, so I hate travelling in planes.
Death is so unexpected. I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere.
If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built.
Unfortunately we didn't get more than four feet off the ground, because it crashed.
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.
You want to be upper class, you want to be first class, but when the plane crash, everybody dead.
They're both a bit cavalier about the whole thing at first;
more than anything, they seem to think that it's going to be a lot of fun. Which it is, of course, but mostly in the way a plane crash is fun to reminisce about after you survive it.
When I was here there was still a requirement that students had to swim 50 yards to graduate...because Harry Elkins Widener had drowned with the sinking of the Titanic. And it made me very grateful at the time that he had not gone down in a plane crash.
I will say that Edward Norton, who plays the scout master, would be a first-rate Eagle Scout. He's got all those techniques. If your plane crashes into the jungle somewhere, he would be the guy you would want to have with you.
If a plane crashes and 99 people die while 1 survives, it is called a miracle.
Should the families of the 99 think so?
When counting on learning from innovation, there are great successes but also failures. The Wright Brothers invented the aircraft and started an amazing process of innovation, where we now have planes that carry 500 passengers. Along the way there were some silly looking vehicles that crashed early on.