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56 Fly High Quotes to Inspire You to Dream Bigger and Soar Higher

Dayna Remus
Nov 17, 2022
11:20 P.M.
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Whether it be through rockets, planes, getting higher grades, or getting a promotion at work, we as human beings are constantly trying to move up and fly higher. Read these 56 quotes below that embody and encourage this feeling of exploration, curiosity, and ambition.

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Your first take off in a plane, watching the clouds as you fly through the air, hearing the eagle cry from the skies as you look up to it soaring with its wings spread wide openthis kind of imagery and the idea of flying high has always evoked a sense of freedom, joy, and aspiration.

It is no wonder, then, that writers, motivational speakers, and many more individuals will use this type of language to inspire their audiences or evoke certain feelings. Read the following 56 quotes about flying high and receive a dose of encouragement, inspiration, life lessons, and much more.

Mehmet Murat Ildan’s quote: "With fear, you crawl on the ground; without fear, you fly in the skies!" | Image: AmoDays

Mehmet Murat Ildan’s quote: "With fear, you crawl on the ground; without fear, you fly in the skies!" | Image: AmoDays

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Fly High Quotes on Ambition, Imagination, and Self-Belief

"The sky is not the limit. Your mind is." — Marilyn Monroe

"It is a bird's imagination, not its wings, that determines how high it can fly." — Matshona Dhliway

"To fly high, you must come out of the nest and dream high." — Farah Mustaf

"No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high." — Jesse Jackson

"Always dream big, fly high, and reach the top!!!" — Janice

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Marilyn Monroe’s quote: "The sky is not the limit. Your mind is." | Image: AmoDays

Marilyn Monroe’s quote: "The sky is not the limit. Your mind is." | Image: AmoDays

"The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall." — William Arthur Ward

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"As soon as you touch this limit, something happens, and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." — Ayrton Senna

"Spread your wings and fly. You deserve to be a champion." — Andy Dwyer

"If your thoughts are as tall as the height of your ceiling, you can't fly above your room." — Israelmore Ayivor

"Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high." — P.V. Sindhu

 Matshona Dhliway’s quote: "It is a bird's imagination, not its wings, that determines how high it can fly." | Image: AmoDays

Matshona Dhliway’s quote: "It is a bird's imagination, not its wings, that determines how high it can fly." | Image: AmoDays

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"Just think of happy thoughts, and you'll fly." — Peter Pan

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." — Langston Hughes

"With fear, you crawl on the ground; without fear, you fly in the skies!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Those who don't jump will never fly.” — Leena Ahmad Almashat

"When you fly to the moon, you don't need a rocket. You just need the imagination!" — Anthony T. Hincks

William Arthur Ward’s quote:  "The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall." | Image: AmoDays

William Arthur Ward’s quote: "The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall." | Image: AmoDays

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"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." — J.M. Barrie

"Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing; it can't fly." — Dan Pena

"Our dreams wrapped in desire let us fly high enough to get the reward." — Kishore Bansal

Fly High Quotes That Contain Lessons about Life

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." — Friedrich Nietzsche

"Flying starts from the ground. The more grounded you are, the higher you fly." — J.R. Rim

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Steve Maraboli’s quote: "You can't fly if your wings are holding the baggage of yesterday. Let go. Fly.” | Image: AmoDays

Steve Maraboli’s quote: "You can't fly if your wings are holding the baggage of yesterday. Let go. Fly.” | Image: AmoDays

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." — Douglas Adams

"You can't fly if your wings are holding the baggage of yesterday. Let go. Fly.” — Steve Maraboli

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"You're only human. Let's break free of this gravity of judgment and fly high on the wings of forgiveness." — India Arie

"If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche." — Cesar Pelli

 Douglas Adams’ quote: "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." | Image: AmoDays

Douglas Adams’ quote: "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." | Image: AmoDays

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"Flying or falling, it's up to us." — Kami Garcia

"Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings." — E. O. Wilson

"When you fly high, people will throw stones at you. Don't look down. Just fly higher so the stones won't reach you.” — Chetan Bhagat

"People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing." — Will Rogers

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." — Michael Altshuler

 Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote: "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." | Image: AmoDays

Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote: "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." | Image: AmoDays

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"Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly." — Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." — Dalai Lama XIV

Touching Fly High Quotes

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." — Leonardo Da Vinci

"Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel. And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me and I'm feeling good. I'm feeling good." — Nina Simone

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"My soul is in the sky." — William Shakespeare

India Arie’s quote: "You're only human. Let's break free of this gravity of judgment and fly high on the wings of forgiveness." | Image: AmoDays

India Arie’s quote: "You're only human. Let's break free of this gravity of judgment and fly high on the wings of forgiveness." | Image: AmoDays

"The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? It is the same the angels breathe." — Mark Twain

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"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings... and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, the high, untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God." — John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

"Fly, for there are many one-way streets, but no one-way skies." — Ronak Asudani

"Feet; what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" — Frida Kahlo

"May your dreams defy the laws of gravity." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The Dalai Lama XIV’s quote: "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." | Image: AmoDays

The Dalai Lama XIV’s quote: "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm still fly, I'm sky high, and I dare anybody to try and cut my wings." — Drake

"You become excellent when you fly at a level that creates a wide gap between where you were before and where you are now. Fly like the eagle; the eagle flies as if it never remembered it was once an egg!" — Israelmore Ayivo

"Starships were meant to fly. Hands up and touch the sky. Can't stop cause we're so high. Let's do this one more time." — Nicki Minaj

"Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, high-away, bye-bye." — Elton John

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“Don't be scared to fly high, 'cause it will inspire others." — Kerli

 Nicki Minaj’s quote: "Starships were meant to fly. Hands up and touch the sky. Can't stop cause were so high. Let's do this one more time."  | Image: AmoDays

Nicki Minaj’s quote: "Starships were meant to fly. Hands up and touch the sky. Can't stop cause were so high. Let's do this one more time." | Image: AmoDays

"Set me free, let me be me, let me fly, fly high and away, let me breathe freedom." — Nourhan Mamdouh

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“Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see." — Charles A. Lindberg

Fly High Quotes from Pilots

"Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price." — Amelia Earhart

"Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime." — General Adolf Galland

"Everyone asks me 'how it feels to fly. It feels like riding in a high-powered automobile, minus bumping over the rough roads, continually signaling to clear the way, and keeping a watchful on the speedometer to see that you do not exceed the speed limit and provoke the wrath of the bicycle policeman or the covetous constable." — Harriet Quimby

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Dusty McTavish’s quote: "Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you're doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience."  | Image: AmoDays

Dusty McTavish’s quote: "Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you're doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience." | Image: AmoDays

"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." — Neil Armstrong

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"Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime." — General Adolf Galland

"The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport." — Orville Wright

"Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you're doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience." — Dusty McTavish

Fly High Quotes to Continue Soaring

"Whenever I dream about flying, it's the best feeling in the world." — Kate Mara

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"Any phenomenal team with high vision respects individuals' freedom to fly high." — Thenmani

Nourhan Mamdouh’s quote: "Set me free, let me be me, let me fly, fly high and away, let me breathe freedom.” | Image: AmoDays

Nourhan Mamdouh’s quote: "Set me free, let me be me, let me fly, fly high and away, let me breathe freedom.” | Image: AmoDays

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From air balloons to the invention of airplanes and, eventually, the ability to go to space, we humans have an endless hunger to soar higher and higher.

We are so ambitious that in the past 22 years, we have become one global community via the internet, we have struggled and won fights for fellow human beings, and we have landed a robot on mars. This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Unfortunately, we still continue to face disastrous issues, some of them specifically created by our need to aim higher, despite the consequences. That said, and as we know from history, we only need one person willing to fly high enough and make a difference. Read these elevation quotes to rise up and do just that.

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