Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
~ Douglas Adams
afraid scared sh*tless of flying in the literal sense, like on an airplane—hello Xanax—I strive to fly figuratively in life (and once in a while, I’m lucky enough to fly in my dreams).
Here’s a mix of quotes on facing fear, courage and flying—plus some amazing video of some insane humans soaring through the sky.
Do one thing every day that scares you. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
~ Jim Morrison
A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin
Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
~ Maya Angelou
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
~ Mark Twain
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
~ Nelson Mandela