"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings."
― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird
"Life expands in an aeroplane. The traveler is a mere slave in a train, and, should he manage to escape from this particular yoke, the car and the ship present him with only limited horizons. Air travel, on the other hand, makes it possible for him to enjoy the 'solitary delights of infinite space.' The earth speeds below him, with nothing hidden, yet full of surprises. Introduce yourself to your pilot. He is always a man of the world as well as a flying ace."
— Early French advertisement for airline service, quoted in The Airline Builders, Oliver B. Allen.