Quotes About Traffic

Quotes tagged as "traffic" (showing 1-30 of 42)
Jarod Kintz
“When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Terry Pratchett
“My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from prosecution and c) a baseball bat.”
Terry Pratchett

Dan Rather
“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.”
Dan Rather

Leonard Cohen
“A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go.
I tidied up the kitchenette;
I tuned the old banjo.
I’m wanted at the traffic-jam.
They’re saving me a seat.”
Leonard Cohen

“If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.”
Kin Hubbard

Kelley Armstrong
“On that walk around the building, two sets of cops coming out stopped to tell our guys to hustle us inside so they could head back out on the road. Accidents everywhere. A pileup on
each of two major roads. “Welcome to winter,” one said. “When fifty percent of drivers should have their licenses temporarily suspended.”
Kelley Armstrong, Dangerous

Andrew X. Pham
“Nobody gives way to anybody. Everyone just angles, points, dives directly toward his destination, pretending it is an all-or-nothing gamble. People glare at one another and fight for maneuvering space. All parties are equally determined to get the right-of-way--insist on it. They swerve away at the last possible moment, giving scant inches to spare. The victor goes forwards, no time for a victory grin, already engaging in another contest of will. Saigon traffic is Vietnamese life, a continuous charade of posturing, bluffing, fast moves, tenacity and surrenders.”
Andrew X. Pham, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

Steve Kluger
“T.C.: Um, actually you just said "I live in a parking lot." You didn't mean to do that.
Lori: You've never seen traffic on Concord Street at eight o'clock in the morning.”
Steve Kluger

Jarod Kintz
“I like reading today’s newspaper. It tells me everything that happened yesterday. I make love like a spinning tire in rush hour traffic.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Lauren Beukes
“Traffic in Joburg is like the democratic process. Every time you think it's going to get moving and take you somewhere, you hit another jam.”
Lauren Beukes, Zoo City

Jane Jacobs
“Traffic congestion is caused by vehicles, not by people in themselves.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jarod Kintz
“All drivers run red lights the same way—with a glance in the rearview mirror to see if a cop saw them. I love the same way—with a sense of defiance, urgency, emergency, and caution that comes too late.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Jarod Kintz
“The passenger door was wide open, nobody was around, and a purse was inside. Was this a trap? It seemed too good to be true. Temptation overtook me, so I reached in the car, popped the trunk, and closed myself in. Boy, the owner of the car was sure in for a surprise. And he got it too—two days later. With no food, water, or cell phone on me, I nearly lost my life, and my job. I showed up late to work, but they didn’t believe me when I said I was stuck in traffic for 48 hours.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Criss Jami
“I won't be stuck in traffic 'til I see how rugged my path is
And right now I'm loving how fast my troubles are fasting

No they don't bother me oh realizing I'm psychopathic
A wild beast, baby I'm gladly running after
Yes a thing called peace outlasting any madness

The devil fears me oh he's feeling
Like a fragment of a fraction
No he won't come near me
'Cause his hat trick's out of practice”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Jarod Kintz
“Stoplight red is never greener than when it’s tinged with yellow. I make love like I have no breaks and I’m wearing concrete boots.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Jarod Kintz
“Even if I didn’t have to deal with traffic and could teleport, I’d still be late all the time. The only difference is my excuses would have to be more efficient.”
Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

Jarod Kintz
“His face is so chiseled and angular that if he stood on the street corner and blushed, oncoming traffic would come to a complete stop.”
Jarod Kintz

Ben Elton
“A society sufficiently sophisticated to produce the internal combustion engine has not had the sophistication to develop cheap and efficient public transport?'
‘Yes, boss... it’s true. There’s hardly any buses, the trains are hopelessly underfunded, and hence the entire population is stuck in traffic”
Ben Elton, Gridlock

“In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of entertainment. ”
George Ade

Jarod Kintz
“The only time I like traffic lights turning yellow or red is in the fall.”
Jarod Kintz

Jarod Kintz
“Sorry I’m late. Traffic was nonexistent.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“All that remains of the garden city in our own day are traffic-free enclaves, islands in a sea of traffic where the pedestrian leads a legally protected by languishing existence, comparable to that of the North American Indians on their reservations...In reality the modern urbanist regards the city as a gigantic centre of production, geared to the efficient transport of workers and goods, to the accommodation of people and the storage of wares, to industrial and commercial activity. The rest, that is to say creativity, life, is optional and comes under the heading of recreation and leisure activities.”
Tom McDonough, The Situationists and the City: A Reader

Jarod Kintz
“You never forget how to ride a bicycle—or the first time you made love on one. I’ve made love on a bicycle twice, to two women—both times were with both women. Foreplay is amazingly difficult with four lanes of traffic honking at you.
Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Sanhita Baruah
“Never follow the crowd....

Until and unless you're crossing the road...”
Sanhita Baruah

J.G. Ballard
“The enormous energy of the twentieth century, enough to drive the planet into a new orbit around a happier star, was being expended to maintain this immense motionless pause.”
J.G. Ballard, Crash

Aleksandar Hemon
“It took me about fifteen minutes to get to the hospital, through traffic that existed in an entirely different space-time.”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Book of My Lives

“The morning drive in Karachi was nothing like coasting on Storrow, but it hadn't taken Asad long to get used to it and it rarely bothered him now. Dreadful road manners were part of the traffic landscape in Karachi. Vehicles changed lanes without warning, motorcyclists zigzagged in and out, camel and donkey carts fought for road space, rickshaws spewed carbon and sulfur fumes, jaywalkers kept popping up from nowhere, and beggars, beggars and more beggars congregated at every traffic light.”
Saad Shafqat, Breath of Death

Pushpa Rana
“Clouds shed the agony of the sky and rain concludes it by covering us in filth. What do you think about the puddles of mud and traffic jams? I so hate rain.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Ray Palla
“Put two idiot drivers together at a traffic light and you’re gonna have a car wreck. - Pop - Krill America”
Ray Palla, Krill America

Iain Sinclair
“The line of traffic advancing towards the rising sun looked like a procession of the returning dead. Every one of them, solitaries in clean shirts, smoking, checking mirrors to see if their reflections were still there, wore dark glasses.”
Iain Sinclair, London Orbital

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