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Orville Wright Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Orville Wright Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Related topics: Wisdom

No data on air propellers was available,
but we had always understood that it was not a difficult
matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers.
- Orville Wright

We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about
one hundred feet north of the new building.
- Orville Wright

We estimated that we could make one of four cylinders
with 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke,
weighing not over two hundred pounds,
including all accessories.
- Orville Wright

 

A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track,
or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air,
ended the flight.
- Orville Wright

In just six weeks from the time the design was started,
we had the motor on the block testing its power.
- Orville Wright

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
- Orville Wright


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We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp
at Kill Devil Hill on Friday,
the 25th.
- Orville Wright

One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us,
taking a picture just as the machine had reached the
end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet.
- Orville Wright

The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.
- Orville Wright

Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been
preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
- Orville Wright

The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to
the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E.
Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for
the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines.
- Orville Wright

When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track,
so that it could not start until released by the operator,
and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition,
we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial.
Wilbur won.
- Orville Wright

We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments,
a little more power could be expected.
The completion of the motor according to drawing was,
therefore, proceeded with at once.
- Orville Wright

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands
of flights in the last ten years,
I would hardly think today of making my first flight
on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind,
even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
- Orville Wright

In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences
in which we had landed upon one wing,
but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock,
so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case
of a landing of that kind.
- Orville Wright

With twelve horse power at our command,
we considered that we could permit the weight of the
machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds,
and still have as much surplus power as we had originally
allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.
- Orville Wright

When the motor was completed and tested,
we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds,
but that the power rapidly dropped till,
at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.
- Orville Wright

The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic,
partly due to the irregularity of the air,
and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine.
The control of the front rudder was difficult on account
of its being balanced too near the center.
- Orville Wright

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
They must have worked for it.
I only feel angry when I see waste.
When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
- Mother Teresa

The people on Baywatch were about as nice a group of
people as I had ever worked with.
- Michael Bergin

Our mothers and fathers want change.
They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
- Viktor Yushchenko

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums;
I felt good about myself when I played the drums.
So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
- Max Weinberg

I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad...
he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
- Anthony Hopkins

Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years
with directors that did 50 takes,
because I'd get like three takes or so and say,
Ok, that's it, we're done.
- Penelope Spheeris

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio.
King Kong was a little model about 2' high,
and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.
- Fay Wray

I've worked with leading men so worried about losing
their charm that they were always winking to the audience.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I made up my mind several years ago that I had worked
very hard to get to where I am in life and that I was
only going to do things that are fun and exciting.
- Andy Williams

Much of the social history of the Western world,
over the past three decades, has been a history of
replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

I worked with her on the second season of Dark Angel in Vancouver,
one of my first real jobs.
- Ashley Scott

I got bored with the old way - it came too easy.
I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key,
and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out.
- Don Ellis

The least consideration of any film I've ever worked
on is who is right for it.
- Kelly Lynch

But I don't just see the movie when I see the movie,
I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work,
because they could not have worked any harder.
- Brad Bird

Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked
with where neither of them want to say any lines.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man,
a selfish man.
- Norma McCorvey

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with
has worked at something other than the subject they majored in.
I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest.
- Kent McCord

Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith
which must be visible to be real!
I gave the name to the collection of musicians who
worked with me on the record.
- Ken Hensley

I was trying to perform as best as possible.
I was a boy at the time, but worked well with the sickle.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities,
to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a
place where people can achieve their dreams.
- Robin Hayes

I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed,
worked and separated without America taking them to
its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part.
- David Bowie

ER was one of my favourites.
I played a car accident victim who has leukemia.
I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.
- Dakota Fanning

I do know the Spelling family.
I worked for Aaron Spelling when I was a brunette.
I've known them since Tori was a little girl.
- Loni Anderson

He was very much concerned with logic and function,
he always worked his solos out before playing them.
- Jamie Muir

I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm.
No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing,
but it worked and the character suited me.
- Jeremy Irons

I worked probably 25 years by myself,
just writing and working, not trying to publish much,
not giving readings.
- Mary Oliver

I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long,
blond hair.
- Ann Beattie

Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot,
and I would listen to their records.
They belonged to the Columbia House record club,
so they had records!
- Lyle Lovett

Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory,
I would download music, you feel what I'm saying?
- Obie Trice

The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards.
- H. P. Blavatsky

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

I worked for some very good people who have helped
me along the way and actually enabled me to have the
opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps.
- Duane G. Carey

For 50 years my father worked for the railroad.
- Harold Evans

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

It's easy to come up with new ideas;
the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago,
but will soon be out-of-date.
- Roger von Oech

It worked well because Don Murray didn't want to be on Knots anymore.
- William Devane

We worked so hard we almost stopped enjoying it.
- Susanna Hoffs

I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six
years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
- Nadia Comaneci

One of the people that became a major source was Clarence
Tripp who worked with Kinsey.
- Bill Condon

I love what I do, so it's not tiring.
If I worked at a computer or drove a truck,
I'd be dead in a week.
- Karen Black

I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years.
- Richard Linklater

I've worked with an awful lot of people.
Katy Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
- Vincente Minnelli

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage
in every Theatre in London.
- Richard O'Brien

I've never worked for the sake of working.
There's probably enough crap out there for me not to add to it.
- Judy Davis

I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked
together in The Miracle Worker.
- Patty Duke

Just recently I worked with Van Morrison and I came
to realize that money can't make a decent human being out of you.
- Jim Sullivan


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