Quotes of the Day for 14 October 2000 – Speed
They didn't think it could be done, but on this day in 1947 Captain Chuck Yeager climbed into an orange Bell X-1 named "Glamorous Glennis." That plane was strapped to the belly of a B-29 which carried Yeager to 21,000 feet, where he fired up the rocket and blasted through the sound barrier for the first time. Here are some thoughts on speed.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
- Douglas Adams
Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles Monroe Schultz
Speed costs money - how fast can you afford to go?
- David Lenkowski
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going, but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
- Dr. Lawrence J. Peter
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