"He danced with the sky instead, and the sky dropped him like a rotten plum.”
- Laini Taylor
"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects."
- Dave Barry
"Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs."
- Rudyard Kipling
"The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff."
- Ambrose Bierce
"Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling."
- Claude Pepper
"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."
- Clayton Christensen
Mark T. Smith
"Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light."
- Oscar Wilde
"Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves."
- William Temple
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."
- Wernher von Braun
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."
- Ray Bradbury
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
- Bernard Baruch
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Â
- Nelson Mandela
"And falling's just another way to fly.”Â
- Emilie Autumn
"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
- Steven Wright
"So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground."
- Oprah Winfrey
"Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
- Salman Rushdie
"If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up."
- Les Brown
"Dr. Ryan Stone: Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell...or I burn up in the next ten minutes. Either way, whichever way...no harm, no foul! Because either way...it'll be on helluva ride."Â
- Gravity, 2013
"The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly."
- Chuck Palahniuk
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."