quote by Henri Coanda

I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.

— Henri Coanda

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I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.

Vertical and horizontal lines are the expression of two opposing forces;

they exist everywhere and dominate everything; their reciprocal action constitutes 'life'. I recognized that the equilibrium of any particular aspect of nature rests on the equivalence of its opposites.

Dancing is a vertical interpretation of a horizontal intention.

Horizontality is a desire to give up, to sleep.

Verticality is an attempt to escape. Hanging and floating are states of ambivalence.


A typical 'Larry King Live' is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody.

Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he's strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.

It is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.

Life isn't some vertical or horizontal line -- you have your own interior world, and it's not neat.

Thanks to the oval I have discovered the meaning of the horizontal and the vertical.

The net effect of increasing scale, centralization of capital, vertical integration and diversification within the corporate form of enterprise has been to replace the 'invisible hand' of the market by the 'visible hand' of the managers.


We live in an age where quantity is seen as preferable to quality, and many people tend to work in a horizontal line: next, next, next. But if you do that, you never investigate the vertical line - the depth of the piece.

I don't think you can talk about progress in art - movement, but not progress.

You can speak of a point on a line for the purpose of locating things, but it's a horizontal line, not a vertical one.

In Christian terms, evangelization and humanization are not alternatives.

Nor are the vertical dimension of faith and the horizontal dimension of love for ones neighbor and political change.

After I played him for the first time, I said 'Let's see.

He's four or five inches taller. He's 40 or 50 pounds heavier. His vertical leap is at least as good as mine. He can get up and down the floor as well as I can. And he's smart. The real problem with all this is I have to show up.

The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially.


All my work keeps going like a pendulum;

it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant.

I sometimes think about the tower at Pisa as the first particle accelerator, a (nearly) vertical linear accelerator that Galileo used in his studies.

I read once about the concepts of a lateral idea and the vertical idea.

If you dig a hole and it’s in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn’t going to help. The lateral idea is when you skip over and dig someplace else.

It's what I like to call the horizontal Jesus.

Vertical Jesus are the songs that say 'Lord I love you, Lord I praise you, Lord I thank you' and horizontal is 'I'm in a situation. This is the problem. How can I apply that now horizontally?' There are more problems in the world because he's not being applied horizontally.

When the elements are arranged in vertical columns according to increasing atomic weight, so that the horizontal lines contain analogous elements again according to increasing atomic weight, an arrangement results from which several general conclusions may be drawn.


Dallas Mavericks want me as a bald-headed 5' 8" guard with a 95" vertical.

Vince Carter respect my legs, ask Shawn Kemp.

Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works.

Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.

At night... the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the streets as the wistaria hangs its violet racemes on its trellis. The buildings are shimmering verticality, a gossamer veil, a festive scene-prop hanging there against the black sky to dazzle, entertain, amaze.

Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.

Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality.

Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment.


Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.

Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That's pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.

There are very few adults in our culture able to imagine any genuine life coming from the vertical plane - tradition, religion, or devotion.

The acceptance of vertical differentiation with the built-in principle of self-determination must apply on as many levels as possible.

All art is erotic. The first ornament to have been invented, the cross, was of erotic origin. It was the first work of art. A horizontal stroke: the woman lying down. A vertical stroke: the male who penetrates her.


Observing sea, sky and stars, I sought to indicate their plastic function through a multiplicity of crossing verticals and horizontals. Impressed by the vastness of Nature, I was trying to express its expansion, rest and unity.

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge.

It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.

A vertical line is dignity. The horizontal line is peaceful. The obtuse angle is action. That's universal, it is primary.

Koko B. Ware is a crossword wrestler: he enters the ring vertically, and leaves horizontally.

Why can't we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles - and functional?

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