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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings ….

John Gillespie Magee Jr. (1922-1941) Anglo-American pilot and poet
“High Flight” (1941)
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Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one’s back they are a heavy weight.

[Крылья — свобода, только когда раскрыты в полёте, за спиной они — тяжесть.]

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) Russian poet
Notebook 1 (1921)
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Literally "Wings -- freedom, only when opened in flight, behind their backs -- heavy."
Added on 24-Feb-20 | Last updated 24-Feb-20
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I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.

Jean Kerr (1922-2003) American author and playwright [b. Bridget Jean Collins]
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” The Snake Has All the Lines (1958)
Added on 28-Sep-15 | Last updated 28-Sep-15
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