quotations about skydiving
Any idiot can fly a plane, but it takes a special kind of idiot to jump out of one.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Those who don't jump will never fly.
LEENA AHMAD ALMASHAT, attributed, Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Ride
To the skydiver, "flying" in a plane is akin to "swimming" in a boat; they live for the wind whipping past as they plummet toward the earth during freefall, and the thrill of floating on the air currents once their 'chutes are safely open. They live on the edge, though not in danger -- amid the elements, but not at their mercy.
RAY BANGS & CHRIS BECKER, 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Southern California
You should read the skydiving waiver before you sign, if only to see how many different ways there are to describe "death by falling." If anything will convince you not to skydive, it's that waiver.
DAN OSHINSKY, "14 Things You Should Know Before You Go Skydiving For The First Time", Buzzfeed, April 11, 2014
I've never been skydiving, but I have zoomed-in on Google Earth really fast.
You swallow hard, thinking to yourself, 'It must be all right, thousands of people have done it before.' Then... 'But this time it's me -- that's the difference!'
CHARLES SHEA-SIMONDS, Sport Parachuting
Skydiving is a cheap sport to begin, but once it takes hold of you, you'll be spending 20 percent of your income.
I went skydiving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying...
Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
TIM MCGRAW, "Live Like You Were Dying"
How does a blind parachutist know when to open his chute? When the lead on his guide dog goes slack.
The skydiving experience isn't without a myriad of perks: you'll receive a photograph of yourself taken upon mid-air exit of the aircraft, with your face hideously contorted into a look of abject horror. You'll also get a personal logbook completed by your instructor charting the details of each jump, and you'll be presented with a much-deserved certificate of achievement. A video service is available too, but best of all, you'll have a sensational reserve of cocktail chatter for months to come!
MATT MARANIAN, L.A. Bizzaro!
In skydiving, it is the fear response that gradually weakens. During the precipitous descent, the amply tested parachutist can savor the thrill rather than endure the panic.
DEAN KEITH SIMONTON, Greatness
There is an art ... or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
DOUGLAS ADAMS, Life, the Universe and Everything
Out of ten thousand feet of fall, always remember that the last half inch hurts the most.
CHARLES W. PURCELL, "How to Jump from a Spinning Ship", Flying Magazine, June 1931
Skydiving is like making love to the world.
FAUSTO BRIZZI, 100 Days of Happiness
You know you're a skydiver when ... every time someone's beeper goes off you look at your watch to see if it's break-off altitude.
You know what they say about skydivers, right? There are old skydivers and bold skydivers, but there are no old, bold skydivers.
JEFF WUORIO, How to Buy and Sell Just About Everything
If skydiving were safe, the parachute center would not require you to sign a waiver.
DAN POYNTER, Expert Witness Handbook
Some guy once told me that skydiving is like cutting your throat and seeing if you can get to the doctor before you bleed to death.
BROCK YATES, Sunday Driver
I suspected skydiving was dangerous when they asked me to sign a waiver. They confirmed my suspicions when they asked me to pay in advance.