It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Sometimes a few well chosen words can be worth a thousand pictures.
Here's our Webmaster's private collection of some such words.

You can't go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending.

-- C.S. Lewis --

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument,
while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

-- Rabindranath Tagore --

My soul is in the sky.

-- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream --

If it is important to you, you will find a way.
If not, you will find an excuse.

Be brave enough to be bad at something new.

-- Jon Acuff --

The shadow of the thing we fear
is always much bigger than the thing itself...

When you are unsure, think of those who went before you,
and say to yourself, 'What they could do, I can do.'

-- Antoine de Saint Exupéry, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939 --

May you live all of the days of your life.

-- Jonathan Swift --

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

-- John Barrymore --

Live your dream, don't dream your life.

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.

Things which matter most
must never be at the mercy
of things which matter least.

-- Goethe --

For 99.999 percent of mankind their dreams remain
locked up in the secret compartments of their souls.

-- Sir Francis Chichester --

A dream deferred may become a dream denied.

-- Alvah Simon --

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

-- Wayne Gretzky --

Procrastination is the Killer of Dreams

The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.

-- Loesje --

Enjoy life now - it has a best before date...

Today is the tomorrow you promised yourself yesterday...

Accept the challenges so you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

-- George S. Patton --

Science, freedom, beauty, adventure. What more could you ask of life?
Aviation combined all the elements I loved.

-- Charles Lindbergh --

The main thing is to take care of the main thing.

We fly because it makes life bigger.

This one makes a net, that one stands and wishes.
Would you like to make a bet, which one gets the fishes?

-- Chinese rhyme --

Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson --

I think I can, I think I can.

-- The Little Engine That Could --

Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday.

See? There is no Someday.

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

-- Sally Berger --

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

-- Maya Angelou --

We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there too.

-- Kristin Martz --

You have only failed when you have failed to try.

Spread your arms, hold your breath, and always trust your cape!

-- Guy Clark --

Think of those who went before you, and say to yourself:
What they could do, I can do.

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry --

I'll teach you how to jump on the wind's back, and then away we go.

-- Peter Pan --

It's not how you fall but how you get up.

-- Joe Namath --

Some moments we live not just once but a thousand times,
remembering and reliving them for the rest of our lives.

-- Richard Bach --

If you think you can do a thing
or think you can't do a thing,
you're right.

-- Henry Ford --

If you keep on doing what you've always done,
you'll keep on getting what you've always got!

-- Paul Reeves Web Site --

I'm tired of reading. Now I'm ready to write my own story.

-- Carl Wake --

There isn't any road to happiness. Happiness is the road.

Life is measured not in years, miles or dollars but in experiences.

It is written that trouble came to pass;
but nowhere is it written that trouble came to stay.

You must begin to be today what you hope to be tomorrow.

Measure success in memories not miles.

-- Alvah Simon --

Where do you stand - on the deck or on the dock?

-- Alvah Simon --

You can always make more money, you can never make more time.

For the flower there came a time when to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk in blossoming.

-- Anais Nin --

Flying is like sex, I would rather do it badly myself
than watch someone else do it well!

A man who never quits is never defeated.

No one binds you so there is no need to be set free.

-- Zen Saying --

Winners in life think: I can, I will, I did.
Winners don't think: I can't, I could have, I should have.

Flying is like making love - quicker is not necessarily better.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

-- Walt Disney --

When your heart speaks, take notes.

-- Judith Campbell --

I measure journeys in smiles, not miles.

-- Robert Craig --

Think about your goals, not your limitations.

Well done is better than well said.

-- Ben Franklin --

The secret to success is to carry the enthusiasm of a child into old age.

-- Aldous Huxley --

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.

-- St. Francis de Sales --

Look for opportunities in the difficulties, Not difficulties in the opportunities.

-- Victor Fiorelli --

Life is short, make a difference today.

Decide what you want. Decide what to exchange for it. Do it.

-- H. L. Hunt --

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.
If you don't, you'll find an excuse.

-- Jim Rohn --

If you have a dream, you have the power to make it come true.

-- Richard Bach --

Every day is a gift certificate. Spend it wisely!

It's not how many years that counts, it's how you count the years.

-- anon --

To dream anything you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind.
To do anything you want to do, that is the strength of the human will.
To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.

-- Bernard Edmonds --

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

-- Beverly Sills --

Life is what's coming, not what was.

-- anon --

The flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.

-- anon --

If not now, when?

-- anon --

You were born free,
now live free.

-- anon --

Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off the goal.

-- Henry Ford --

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

-- Les Brown --

There are two things to aim for in life: first to get what you want
and second to enjoy it. Only the wisest achieve the second.

-- Logan Pearsall Smith --

We are on a river of possibilities, with no fear of the inexplicable,
a fear which impoverishes the lives of those who dwell
only on the banks where nothing happens.

-- Toni Onley --

Flyers have a sense of adventures yet to come, instead of dimly recalling adventures of long ago as the only moments in which they truly lived.

-- Richard Bach --

And if flying, like a glass-bottomed boat, can give you that vision,
that seeing eye, which peers down on the still world below the choppy waves, then it will always remain magic.

-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh --

I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become.

-- Jung --

Always remember you fly an airplane with your head,
not with your hands and feet.

-- anon --

Men can do what they think they can do.

-- Norman Vincent Peale --

If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter,"
then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

-- Vincent Van Gogh --

If your ship doesn't come in,
swim out to it.

-- Jonathan Winters --

If the why is important enough,

the how will happen.

-- Viktor Frankl --

Smell the flowers,

While you can.

-- David Wojnarowicz --


The end depends upon the beginning.

-- Astronomica of Manuilius --

Don't drink by the water's edge.
Throw yourself in. Become the water.
Only then will your thirst end.

-- Jeanette Berson --

Sails, mast, rudder and keel. Those are what a ship needs.

But that's not what a ship is.

A ship is freedom.

-- Capt. Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean--

Ask yourself: "What is my dream?"
Ask yourself: "Am I living my dream?"
If not, Why not?

-- From conversation with Ali --

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.

-- Albert Einstein --

"You can't manufacture magic, you just have to be there when it happens." "Fortunately, flying my Challenger as much as I do, I run into it fairly often."

Someday you'll run out of somedays.

-- anon --

Make big decisions from your heart.
Use your head to make them work.

-- Sir Girad --

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

-- Marian Wright Edelmand --

Why do some pilots desire to cruise faster?

To spend more time on the ground?

-- Bryan Quickmire --

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take
but by the number of moments that take our breath away.

-- anon --

The best way to figure out who you are
is to get to that place where
you don't have to be anything else.

-- anon --

Time is the most non-renewable resource of all.
Each day lost is forever squandered!

-- Bryan Quickmire --

In any moment of decision ...
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

-- Theodore Roosevelt --

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

-- Johann Friedrich Von Schiller --

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

-- anon --

To most people the sky is the limit;

to some of us it is home.

-- anon --

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time spent not getting started.

-- Dawson Trotman --

Sometimes you just need to look reality in the eye,
and deny it.

-- Garrison Keillor --

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want,
when all they need is one reason why they can.

-- Willis Whitney --

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live now.

-- Joan Baez --

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

-- Anon (Age 58) --

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.

-- Antoine de St-Exupéry --

I just threw my shoes in the fire. I don't want to walk, I want to fly.

-- Charles L. Yates --

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

-- Marian Wright Edelman --

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson --

I've seen far too many people build cages out of fear
... fear of the unknown, fear of risk, fear of change,
fear of the uncertainty and impermanence of life ...
and then step in and live inside those cages
while life passes them by on the outside.

-- Lane Wallace --

You can't cross the sea by standing and staring at the water.

-- Rabindranath Tagore --

The greatest danger for most of us
is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that our aim is too low and we reach it.

-- Anon --

Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand
and melting like a snowflake.

-- Marie Beyon Ray --

Flying at its best is a way of thinking.
Because of that, once having left the surface,
people never again quite return to it.

-- William Langewiesche --

If you don't do it this year you'll be a year older when you do
and you'll have a year less to enjoy it.

-- Warren Miller --

In life you're either a passenger or a pilot. The choice is yours.

-- Flying Magazine --

A person who can't make a decision is making a decision.

-- Descartes --

The sky is not the limit; the mind is.

-- Bryan Quickmire --

Come to the edge, Life said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, Life said.
They came. It pushed them . . .
and they FLEW.

-- Guillaume Apollinaire --

One of these days . . . is none of these days.

-- Anon --

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did.

-- Mark Twain --

Once you have tasted flight,
You will walk this earth
With your eyes turned skyward,
For there you have been
And there you long to return.

-- Leonardo da Vinci --

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