Quotes by John Gillespie Magee

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Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Junior (June 9, 1922 December 11, 1941) was an American aviator and poet who died fighting in World War II while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he had joined before the United States had officially entered the war.

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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings and while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high, untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity if space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.