Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quotations about Driving

Here are some of quotations about driving that I find rather amusing...

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.  ~Author Unknown

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.  ~Dudley Moore

Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.  ~Author Unknown

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.  ~H.G. Wells

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!  ~Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.

A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.  ~Arnold Toynbee

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.  ~Albert Einstein

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.  ~Author Unknown

Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car.  ~Author Unknown

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.  ~American Proverb

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.
~Alan M. Eddison

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.  ~Author Unknown

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.  ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.  ~Edward Abbey

Restore human legs as a means of travel.  Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.  ~Lewis Mumford

I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights.  I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone.  ~Steven Wright

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.  ~Author Unknown

Automobiles are not ferocious.... it is man who is to be feared.  ~Robbins B. Stoeckel

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.  ~Garrett Hardin, The Ecologist, February 1974

Road rage is the expression of the amateur sociopath in all of us, cured by running into a professional.  ~Robert Brault,

Driving a brand new car feels like driving around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window.  ~Grey Livingston

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.  ~Bill Vaughan

Each year it seems to take less time to fly across the ocean and longer to drive to work.  ~Author Unknown

If everything comes your way, you are in the wrong lane.  ~Author Unknown

Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.  ~Author Unknown

The elderly don't drive that badly; they're just the only ones with time to do the speed limit.  ~Jason Love

Making a left turn in L.A. is one of the harder things you're going to learn in life.  ~Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan, (movie), spoken by the character Mack

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian.... That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs.  But I know they'll get me someday.  ~Will Rogers

Recklessness is a species of crime and should be so regarded on our streets and highways.  ~Marlen E. Pew

Stupidity is not a handicap.  Park elsewhere!  ~Author unknown, as seen on a shirt

The greater part of my official time is spent on investigating collisions between propelled vehicles, each on its own side of the road, each sounding its horn, and each stationary.  ~An English Lord Chief Justice, quoted in 2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs by Edward F. Murphy

Life is too short for traffic.  ~Dan Bellack

For every "Drive Safely" sign, shouldn't there be a "Resume Normal Driving" sign?  ~Robert Brault,

Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the highways.  ~Will Rogers

What a lucky thing the wheel was invented before the automobile; otherwise can you imagine the awful screeching?  ~Samuel Hoffenstein

Take most people, they're crazy about cars.  They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer.  I don't even like old cars.  I mean they don't even interest me.  I'd rather have a goddam horse.  A horse is at least human, for God's sake.  ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.  ~Jason Love

Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety.  ~Australian Traffic Rule, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren

The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board, but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same.  ~Charles M. Allen

The car has become... an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.  ~Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964

And I, I took the road less traveled by.  I was using a GPS system.  ~Robert Brault,

It finally happened.  I got the GPS lady so confused, she said, "In one-quarter mile, make a legal stop and ask directions."  ~Robert Brault,

Walking isn't a lost art - one must, by some means, get to the garage.  ~Evan Esar

On the other hand, the Bible contains much that is relevant today, like Noah taking 40 days to find a place to park.  ~Curtis McDougall

Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.  ~Jim Samuels

I'm not sure... about automobiles.... With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization - that is, in spiritual civilization.  It may be that they will not add to the beauty of the world, nor to the life of men's souls.  I am not sure.  But automobiles have come, and they bring a greater change in our life than most of us suspect.  They are here, and almost all outward things are going to be different because of what they bring.  They are going to alter war, and they are going to alter peace.  I think men's minds are going to be changed in subtle ways because of automobiles; just how, though, I could hardly guess.  But you can't have the immense outward changes that they will cause without some inward ones, and it may be that... the spiritual alteration will be bad for us.  Perhaps, ten or twenty years from now, if we can see the inward change in men by that time, I shouldn't be able to defend the gasoline engine, but would have to agree... that automobiles 'had no business to be invented.'  ~Eugene, from Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons, 1918

You can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamn contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbrush and cactus.  When traces of blood begin to mark your trail, you'll see something, maybe.  ~Edward Abbey

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