Quotations About / On: CAR
When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
(Prince Philip (b. 1921), British Duke of Edinburgh. Today (London, March 2, 1988).)
There are two modes of transport in Los Angeles: car and ambulance. Visitors who wish to remain inconspicuous are advised to choose the latter
(Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951), U.S. journalist. "Lesson 1," Social Studies (1981).)
The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry.
(Ernest Gellner (b. 1925), British anthropologist, philosopher. "The Late Show," October 15, 1992, BBC2 television broadcast. Quoted in Observer Review (London, October 18, 1992).)
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
(P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "Why God Is a Republican and Santa Claus Is a Democrat," preface, Parliament of Whores (1991).)
The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications theorist. Understanding Media, ch. 22 (1964).)
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
(Erma Bombeck (20th century), U.S. humorist. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
(Erma Bombeck (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.
(Tama Janowitz (b. 1957), U.S. author. "Modern Saint 271," Slaves of New York (1986).)
What new thoughts are suggested by seeing a face of country quite familiar, in the rapid movement of the rail-road car!
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 6 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 130, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)