Quotation by Dalton Trumbo

Now listen, buddy, there are a few corny ideas you got to get out of your head if you're going to fly an airplane. Most things are just the reverse from what people think. The higher you are the safer you are. The Earth down there, that, that's your enemy because once you hit that, boy, you splatter.
Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976), U.S. screenwriter. Victor Fleming. Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy), A Guy Named Joe, Pete's spirit, trying to communicate with Ted Randall on his qualifying flight (1943).

Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.
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