Top 71 Hot Air Balloon Quotes For All Those Who Dream Of The Sky

Anusuya Mukherjee
Feb 29, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 11, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
A group of colorful hot-air balloons floating across the sky
Age: 0-99
Read time: 10.8 Min

Hot air balloons are huge balloons made up of nylon that rise by heating the air inside them.

This magnificent piece was invented by the Montgolfier brothers and is now used worldwide for recreational purposes. Flying through the sky in a hot air balloon is an idyllic image.

They always say, dream big! Let your dreams take a flight and soar high in the sky. Discover the places that you can go in your life when you let your dreams take flight without worrying about what's going to happen, instead, focusing on the balloon that you will fly you over the treetops.

So let's hope you are not afraid of heights and let your dreams fly with these beautiful hot air balloon quotes to inspire you.

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Hot Air Balloon Quotes And Sayings

If you are afraid of never flying, read these hot air balloon quotes to let your dreams take flight.

1."So let's spend the afternoon in a cold hot air balloon."

— Owl City, 'Hot Air Balloon'.

2."To propel a dirigible balloon through the air is like pushing a candle through a brick wall."    

-Alberto Santos-Dumont.

3."Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings."

-Richard Branson.

4."Lantern chases the dusk. Hot air balloon chases the dawn. But both touch the sky."

-Fathima Shamla.

5. "The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went."  

-Sir Richard Branson.

6."Not all those who wander are lost."

— J. R. R. Tolkien.

7. "I did the thing called a balloon debate. The idea is there's a hot air balloon traveling across the Atlantic and it's going down and you have to give a speech as to why you should stay in the balloon."    

-Tom Hiddleston.

8."Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings."

- Richard Branson.

9."Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested."

- Richard Branson.

10."Be all you can be in whatever you choose to do. The sky is the limit, so go for it. And do not create any self-imposed limitations."

-Nick Saban.

11."She was afraid of heights, but she was much more afraid of never flying."

— Atticus.

Cute Hot Air Balloon Quotes

Without a worry of what's going to happen, soar high with these quotes about hot air balloons.

12."Your love is like a hot air balloon, rises me up without breaking my promise to touch the sky."

-Fathima Shamla.

13."Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky is the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance."

-Tom Hiddleston.

14."Just think of happy thoughts and you'll fly."

— Peter Pan.

15."To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home."

-Jerry Crawford.

16."At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it."

-Zach Anner.

17."Don't tell me the sky is the limit."

-Paul Brandt.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Quotes

Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia.

Riding on a hot air balloon is not only the best ride one can have but also one of the best and most beautiful experience life one can have. Get carried away with these beautiful quotes.

18."They say you should hit the ground running, but I'd prefer to never put my feet down."

— Marisa Casciano.

19."A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft, so that you can't fly it even for one day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface."  

-Steve Fossett.

20."Science is like a flashlight in the hands of people living in a huge balloon. They can illuminate anything in the balloon, but cannot shine it outside the balloon to see where it is floating - or if it is floating at all."

- Huston Smith.

21."After us they'll fly in hot air balloons, coat styles will change, perhaps they'll discover a sixth sense and cultivate it, but life will remain the same, a hard life full of secrets, but happy."

-Anton Chekhov.

22.“We rise by lifting others.”

– Robert Ingersoll.

23."I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

— Douglas Adams.

24."The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world."

-Richard Branson.

25."Flying solo, you have a fair workload. I'm not only flying the balloon but doing the navigation, communications, repairing the burners, taking care of the equipment."

- Steve Fossett.

26."The man who goes up in a balloon does not feel as though he were ascending; he only sees the earth sinking deeper below him."

-Arthur Schopenhauer.

27."Balloonists have an unsurpassed view of the scenery, but there is always the possibility that it may collide with them. "

- H. L. Mencken.

Funny Hot Air Balloon Quotes

Read and dive into these quotes to have a ride to the funny world into the clouds.

28."When one steals a flying balloon and animates it to fly over Paris, one should, ideally, have some idea how said balloon normally works."

- Cassandra Clare.

29."Hot air balloons are terrific to shoot from, although they have become very expensive, as has most lodging and food in the Napa Valley. "

-Peter Menzel.

30."So what are those balloons for? In case you fall off your hoverboard?' -- Tally to Paris. "

- Scott Westerfeld.

31."If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city."

- Jane Birkin.

32."When moral superiority combines with billowing ignorance, they fill up a hot-air balloon that's awfully hard not to poke."

- Barbara Kingsolver.

33."My definition (of a philosopher) is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down."

- Louisa May Alcott.

34."Let’s get carried away."

- Parks and Rec.

35."Who knows if the moon's a balloon, coming out of a keen city in the sky - filled with pretty people?"

- E. E. Cummings.

36."If you're embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don't forget the toilet paper."    

-Richard Branson.

37."My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me and dine me."    

-Karen McDougal.

Hot Air Balloon Inspirational Quotes

Read these, fly, soar and inspire yourself with these beautiful quotes. Let your imagination fly high!

38."I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons, because I was scared of floating away."

- Fiona Apple.

39."Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon that which raises it from earth."    

-Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

40."We should all have personal hot air balloons and drift serenely through the clouds. "  

-Rhys Bowen.

41."Lean out and touch the treetops over town."

— Owl City, 'Hot Air Balloon'.

42."And it doesn't matter to me whether you're running a coffee shop or you're an intellectual or you're in business or flying hot air balloons. People who can spread ideas, regardless of what those ideas are, win."

-Seth Godin.

43."Adventure is out there."

— Up.

44."Usually, we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind - blown here and there by external circumstances."

-Kelsang Gyatso.

45."Nothing but blue skies and hot air balloons."

— Marisa Casciano.

46."You know, if I don't make it when I go out there in that weather balloon into that thunder storm. I want, you to take your ear and give it to my wife."

- Colin Mochrie.

47."I stopped wanting to float away from my life, because in the end my life was all I had. I'd walk the Fairmont campus and look up to the sky and I wouldn't see myself drifting off like some lost balloon. Instead I saw the size of the world and found comfort in its hugeness."

-Nick Burd.

Motivational Hot Air Balloon Quotes

Let your dreams fly, soar, let them fly higher than ever before with the help of the ride from these quotes which you'll love.

48."There is a savor of life and immortality in substantial fare. Like balloons, we are nothing till filled."

- Herman Melville.

49."The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every moment of grace like a floating balloon."

- Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

50."And we'll all float on okay."

— Modest Mouse, 'Float On'.

51."There's something in a flying horse, there's something in a huge balloon."

- William Wordsworth.

52."Be the sunshine, and lift everyone up like a hot air balloon."

— Marisa Casciano.

53."I'm a former skydiver, I jumped out of all kinds of things including a hot air balloon. Ironically, once I started skydiving, I felt nervous not having my rig on in case the plane went down because I wasn't used to landing."

-Carlos Alazraqui.

54."Don’t just fly, soar!"

– Dumbo.

55."I think it's a trial balloon to see what happens, and I'm not impressed with it."

-Jim McDermott.

56."God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

Famous Hot Air Balloon Quotes

These hot air balloon air quotes by famous people will make you love hot air balloons and adventure even more.

57."Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon."    

-A. A. Milne.

58."I should call people back more readily. I'm not the best friend sometimes in terms of that. I do follow that white balloon and get distracted a lot."

- Peter Dinklage.

59."When you say a wall, you mean a wall. You want to build a fence, you say fence. You don't use it as a euphemism for a virtual, say surveillance from hot air balloons that are floating over the border which some people have advocated."

-Steve King.

60."Oh, the places you'll go."

— Dr. Seuss.

61."We're out of control on this loony balloon, barely missing the other planets and stars."

-Ray Davies.

62."Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky; whereas fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind's will."

-Gelett Burgess.

63."Why is electricity so expensive these days? Why does it cost so much for something I can make with a balloon and my hair?"

-Dennis Miller.

64."But the true voyagers are only those who leave Just to be leaving; hearts light, like balloons, They never turn aside from their fatality And without knowing why they always say: 'Let's go!'"

-Charles Baudelaire.

65."When the air balloon was first discovered, some one flippantly asked Dr. Franklin what was the use of it. The doctor answered this question by asking another: 'What is the use of a new-born infant? It may become a man.'"

-Charles Caleb Colton.

Unique Hot Air Balloon Quotes

Express your love for hot air balloons with these amazing quotes.

66."We have a secret project at Third Man where we want to have the first vinyl record played in outer space. We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player."

- Jack White.

67."It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect."

-Richard Branson.

68."The idea of aerial military surveillance dates back to the Civil War, when both the Union and the Confederacy used hot-air balloons to spy on the other side, tracking troop movements and helping to direct artillery fire."

-Michael Hastings.

69."The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath."

-Alberto Santos Dumont.

70."Every so often you have to increase your profile so you can let it lower again, like a balloon."

- Robyn Hitchcock.

71."I want to ride in a cold air balloon. 'This isn't going anywhere!'"

-Mitch Hedberg.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotesfor everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for hot air balloon quotes then why not take a look at today is a new day quotes, or train quotes.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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