"As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there's a great big world to explore out there."
"I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying."
"Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car."
"I'd like to have the flying car, I think that'd be really cool."
"I would think flying would be pretty cool. You would be able to fly away from all your enemies and get where you're going much faster. But being invisible? You probably wouldn't use that for the good of man."
"Life science research can be done on multiple platforms. Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better."
"As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying."
"I'm not one of those famous people flying round the world emoting over every catastrophe. I'm too feeble."
"Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house."
"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do."