Quotations About / On: CAR

  • 21.
    Doorman—a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.
    (Dorothy Kilgallen (1913-1965), U.S. columnist, television personality. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, "Come Away, Poverty's Catching," Violets and Vinegar (1980).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
    (Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. Opium, p. 20 (1929, trans. 1932, repr. 1957). Cocteau added, "The craving for opium can be endured in a car.")
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  • 25.
    For I could not read or speak and on the long nights I could not turn the moon off or count the lights of cars across the ceiling.
    (Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Fourth Psalm.")
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  • 26.
    If you hit and run over somebody in your vehicle, back over them again, to make sure they are dead otherwise, they can and will sue you for pain, suffering, medical expenses and living expenses for the rest of their life. That's why Insurance companies have maximum ceilings on liability limits for car insurance whereby liability is limited by law, and these limits are like 250,000 or 300,000 dollars and is stated in the policy due to 'death' of a motorist or pedestrian, by insured vehicle collisions.
    (Advice given in class, by our Business Law Teacher in high School to us new drivers.)
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  • 27.
    Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
    (Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), U.S. science fiction writer. Author's Note, A Scanner Darkly (1977).)
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  • 28.
    The yuppie idea of the future ain't my idea of a future. Your safe car, and home, and job, and all the time rushing between the three—let's make people feel they can grow up and have some education, some interest in life! That's what counts!
    (Joe Strummer (b. 1952), British rock musician. Interview in Melody Maker (London, July 23, 1988).)
  • 29.
    We carry adolescence around in our bodies all our lives. We get through the Car Crash Age alive and cruise through our early twenties as cool dudes, wily, dashing, winsome . . . shooting baskets, the breeze, the moon, and then we try to become caring men, good husbands, great fathers, good citizens.
    (Garrison Keillor (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. The Book of Guys, introduction (1993).)
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  • 30.
    Fifty years from now, it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like, But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child.
    (Anonymous. Quoted in The Winning Family, by Louise Hart, ch. 1 (1987).)
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