Dope Quotes (3 quotes)
As to how far in advance of the first flight the man should know hes going. Im not in agreement with the argument that says word should be delayed until the last possible moment to save the pilot from developing a bad case of the jitters. If we dont have the confidence to keep from getting clutched at that time, we have no business going at all. If Im the guy going, Ill be glad to get the dope as soon as possible. As for keeping this a big secret from us and having us all suited up and then saying to one man you go and stuffing him in and putting the lid on that thing and away he goes, well, were all big boys now.
Despair is better treated with hope, not dope.
Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life.