Hot Air Balloon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hot air balloon quotes, hot air balloon sayings, and hot air balloon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

What light is to the eyes , what air is to the lungs, what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

Alberto Santos Dumont

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