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  • Turbulence.” This is what pilots announce that you have encountered when your plane strikes an object in midair. You'll be flying along, and there will be an enormous, shuddering WHUMP, and clearly the plane has rammed into an airborne object at least the size of a water buffalo, and the pilot will say, “Folks, we're encountering a little turbulence.” Meanwhile they are up there in the cockpit trying desperately to clean water-buffalo organs off the windshield.

    Water   Flying   Trying  
    "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need". Book by Dave Barry, 1991.
  • One day the stars will be as familiar to each man as the landmarks, the curves, and the hills on the road that leads to his door, and one day that will be an airborne life.

    Stars   Future   Men  
    Beryl Markham (1994). “The Illustrated West with the Night”, Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
  • The black, hungry roses that Redd sent snaking towards the princess were easily squashed, the orbs and and unmanned, airborne blades of effortlessly waved off, and the spears of black energy (Alyss was flattered, her aunt borrowing this idea from her) pinned motionless to the air by Alyss's own white spears with no trouble.

    Princess   Aunt   Air  
    Frank Beddor (2006). “The Looking Glass Wars”, Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Imaginatively in a pictorial sense I was airborne.

  • There are airmen and there are pilots: the first being part bird whose view from aloft is normal and comfortable, a creature whose brain and muscles frequently originate movements which suggest flight; and then there are pilots who regardless of their airborne time remain earth-loving bipeds forever. When these latter unfortunates, because of one urge or another, actually make an ascension, they neither anticipate nor relish the event and they drive their machines with the same graceless labor they inflict upon the family vehicle.

    Views   Bird   Forever  
  • If you don't like what you see, stop looking.

  • The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.

    Maya Angelou (2011). “Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now”, p.57, Bantam
  • Vert skating was the kind of skating that was done in pools, where you could get airborne and be weightless. The other style, which is what I did, was called free style, which was tricks you could do on flat ground.

    Style   Skating   Done  
    "Rodney Mullen Skates Central Park". Interview with Alec Wilkinson, November 26, 2012.
  • By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed.

    Alex Garland (2005). “The Beach”, p.92, Penguin
  • To allow public access to orbit, we would need breakthroughs that would lower the cost by a lot more than an order of magnitude and increase safety by a factor of 100 as compared to every launch system used since the first manned space flight. I think airborne launch will be a significant part of the safety solution.

    Thinking   Space   Order  
  • Hooves clomping over the whitewashed planks, Doren sprinted along the boardwalk after Rondus, a portly satyr with butterscotch fur and horns that curved away from each other. Puffing hard, Rondus cut through a gazebo and started down the stairs to the field. Only a few steps behind, Doren went airborne and slammed into the heavyset satyr. Together they pitched violently forward into the grass, staining their skin green.

    Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (2009). “Grip of the Shadow Plague”, p.364, Simon and Schuster
  • I was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, really in the middle of nowhere, about 80 miles south of Baghdad. And it was almost midnight, and I got a computer message from the home office of the Washington Post asking me to call them. I did call them and was told that I'd won the Pulitzer Prize.

    Home   Iraq   Office  
  • One day the stars will be as familiar to each man as the landmarks, the curves, and the hills on the road that leads to his door, and one day this will be an airborne life. But by then men will have forgotten how to fly; they will be passengers on machines whose conductors are carefully promoted to a familiarity with labelled buttons, and in whose minds knowledge of the sky and the wind and the way of weather will be extraneous as passing fiction.

    Stars   Men   Curves  
    Beryl Markham (1994). “The Illustrated West with the Night”, Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
  • A fool and his money are soon invited everywhere.

  • A fool and his money are soon elected.

    Funny   Sarcastic   Money  
  • A fool and his money are soon partying.

    Funny   Money   Party  
  • So now it turns out that Thomas Jefferson was having sex with Sally Hemings while serving in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.

    Sex   War   Vietnam  
  • Because we all know one of the main factors of war is the element of surprise. And what could be more surprising than the First Batallion Transvestite Brigade? Airborne Wing.

    War   Wings   Elements  
  • You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.

  • When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.

    Photography   Real   Fall  
  • A fool and his money are soon married.

    Money   Italian   Fool  
    Carolyn Wells (1912). “The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady”
  • [Stephenson] believes that, as research becomes more airborne and more office-bound, we generalize more and more, and we lose the vast range of wolf experience; in fact, there are soft wolves and hard wolves, kind wolves and malicious wolves, soldiers and nurses, philosophers and bullies.

    Believe   Office   Nurse  
    Peter Steinhart (2011). “The Company of Wolves”, p.142, Vintage
  • Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!

    Law   Ideas   Pilots  
  • You might think that's an exaggeration but believe me, if you leave twin two-year-olds alone in your living room, at some point a cow will be airborne.

    Believe   Thinking   Two  
    Ray Romano (1999). “Everything and a Kite”
  • When one commits one's self to an airborne craft and the door is fastened against earth and home, there is no escape even by running away. The result is a strange sense of peace - desperate, perhaps, but peace.

    Running   Home   Doors  
    Pearl S. Buck (2013). “A Bridge for Passing”, p.7, Open Road Media
  • You can't just drop the 82nd Airborne into Baghdad and it will all be over.

  • Everyone needs to remember that Ebola was not a worst-case scenario. Preparedness for the future means preparedness for a very severe disease that spreads via the airborne route or can be transmitted during the incubation period, before an infected person shows telltale signs of illness.

    "Are We Prepared? An Exclusive Interview with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan". “Next Outbreak” with Joanne Silberner, September 28, 2015.
  • If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.

  • I had seen the films out of World War II, the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.

  • Someone once told me that children are like kites. You struggle just to get them in the air; they crash; you add a longer tail. Then they get caught in a tree; you climb up and bring them down, and untangle the string; you run to get them aloft again. Finally, the kite is airborne, and it flies higher and higher, as you let out more string, until it's so high in the sky, it looks like a bird. And if the string snaps, and you've done your job right, the kite will continue to soar in the wind, all by itself.

    Running   Jobs   Children  
    Charmian Carr (2001). “Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music”, p.106, Penguin
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