Travel Quote Tuesday | The Desire To Fly

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.” ~ Wilbur Wright

How can we – humans – look at the birds soaring above and not yearn to fly? It’s an obvious desire, I think, even for those of us with vertigo! I imagine the longing to share the freedom of the skies with the birds is what motivated the inventors of hot air balloons, airships and planes (including Wilbur Wright), giving rise to the ease of global travel today.

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.” Wilbur Wright

Another image from a safari in East Africa, many years ago.

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25 Comments to "Travel Quote Tuesday | The Desire To Fly"

  1. kaveyeats

    Aaw, I’ll take that as a compliment — I only use my own photography for Travel Quote Tuesday!

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  2. Ketki

    I totally love the image of this kite. Do you happen to know its name?

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    kaveyeats

    I’m afraid I don’t remember! I asked my husband if he could remember which species this was, but we couldn’t. I might post in FB and see if anyone there knows, there are some great birders.

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  3. Dannii

    That’s such a great shot. It’s all about freedom isn’t it and birds always look so free.

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  4. Amy @ Family Globetrotters

    I’m afraid I am one of those people that don’t have a yearning for flying. In fact it scares me! The yearning for freedom is satiated by travelling the world so I guess I’ll just have to keep doing that!

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  5. Sandy N Vyjay

    The evolution of man from standing up erect and walking to flying is a fascinating saga. I always wonder what thoughts would have gone in the mind of Man when he first saw birds flying up in the air. Would he have even dreamt that one day he would be flying in the air too? Thanks to the genius of people like the Wright brothers and many others Man has taken flight.

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  6. Eva

    This is a beautiful picture of a beautiful animal. Birds of prey have a great fascination on me, not only for their hunting skills but for the graceful way of flying that these strong birds have. Great choice of picture for this quote!

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  7. blair villanueva

    If we have an opportunity to fly and travel, then grab it. Maybe our destiny awaits to us when we landed. Travel makes us a different person, makes us more human as a whole.

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  8. Ceri Jones

    I’ve always wished I could fly, though ironically am a bit scared of airplanes. Maybe because I’m not the one driving! Lovely quote

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    kaveyeats

    Yeah, could be! Maybe take flying lessons in a little Cessna! Got to fly one of these a few times and it was MAGICAL!

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  9. Choclette

    Oh, how I’d love to fly. I was convinced I could do it when I was a child. I still have strong memories of doing so.

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    kaveyeats

    I think a lot of kids throw themselves off walls and so on trying to see if maybe they can!

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  10. Susan R

    Maybe one day humans will learn how to fly, with the help of modern technology. It must be such an amazing feeling to soar above the clouds

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  11. YUKTI Agrawal

    Wow! what a wonderful quote and really I am very envious of birds. They roam freely without any check points and visa problems. You have written the feelings of all travelers.

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  12. Archana Singh

    That’s such a beautiful quote. It reminds me of that song, “my dream is to fly, oh by the rainbow so high”. Coincidently i flew toady only 😛

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  13. Ha

    This is a lovely quote! I sometimes think about the opportunity to fly as well. The image looks really nice.

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  14. Rhiannon

    This photo is absolutely stunning! Did you take it?! Assuming you did from the watermark, you have a real talent. I just can’t get the hang of wildlife photography.

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