Quotes About Motorcycle

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Hunter S. Thompson
“On my tombstone they will carve, "IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

J.K. Rowling
“I had a dream about a motorcycle," said Harry, remembering suddenly. "It was flying."
Uncle Vernon nearly crashed into the car in front. He turned right around in his seat and yelled at Harry, his face like a gigantic beet with a mustache: "MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!"
Dudley and Piers sniggered.
"I know they don't," said Harry. "It was only a dream.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Robert M. Pirsig
“In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.

On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Tera Lynn Childs
“I'm going to teach you to ride Princess."
"Princess?"
"My motorcycle."
I laugh. "You named your motorcycle Princess?"
"What can I say?" he teases. "I call all my favorite things princess.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins

Hugh Laurie
“Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. Being House is like flying, too. He's free of the gravity of what people think.”
Hugh Laurie

Crystal Spears
“Name's Braxxon baby and I wanna touch an angel"- Braxxon”
Crystal Spears, Seize Me

Crystal Spears
“In the moment where my mind, body and soul are assaulted I know that I'll never be the same ever again. Braxxon has seized me and something tells me he isn't letting me go." Winter”
Crystal Spears, Seize Me

Robert M. Pirsig
“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Sarah Brocious
“Nolan crossed his arms; he had his gorgeous frowny face on. "Don't you trust me?"
Raina looked at him incredulously. "Of course I trust you...undoubtedly." She felt her spine stiffen in defiance of her friend’s assumption. She'd like to prove her wrong!
A slow sexy grin tugged at his lips. "Then take a ride on my bike, Aelan.”
Sarah Brocious, The Awakening

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient...”
Grace Lichtenstein

Amit Reddy
“The road never ends ... only our vision does.”
Amit Reddy, Who Stole My India?

Chuck Palahniuk
“Marla said, "This isn't like when guys sit backward on the toilet and pretend it's a motorcycle. This is a genuine accident.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

J.M. Stewart
“I don’t want to go home yet.” He twisted at the waist and patted the seat behind him. “Take a walk on the wild side with me.”
J.M. Stewart, Her Knight in Black Leather

“...I didn't want to be a passenger on someone else's motorcycle.
I wanted to be the one riding that motherfucker.”
Lily Brooks-Dalton

Megan Boyle
“i want to interrupt a game of magic the gathering by busting through a wall on a motorcycle”
Megan Boyle, Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee

Alex Morritt
“Motorcycle adventures are the perfect antidote to middle age.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Robert M. Pirsig
“Not everyone understands what a completely rational process this is, this maintenance of a motorcycle. They think it's some kind of "knack" or some kind of "affinity for machines" in operation. They are right, but the knack is almost purely a process of reason, and most of the troubles are caused by what old time radio men called a "short between the earphones," failures to use the head properly. A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Deborah Blake
“Not very smart," Chudo-Yudo growled. "Stalking a Baba Yaga." He showed a set of sharp white teeth. "Maybe he has a death wish. I could help with that You want me to eat him?”
Deborah Blake, Wickedly Magical

“It's the ride of life the journey from here to there living and loving every moment like we have none to spare.”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson, Highway Writings

Amit Reddy
“Animals travel on all fours. Mankind on two. Motorcycling is not a means of transport but an ideology, a nomadic way of life.”
Amit Reddy, Who Stole My India?

“At the high school a pretty girl strolled across the parking lot to her black stallion, let her cigarette dangle from her lips while she put on her helmet, adjusted her goggles. Throwing a slender white leg over the side she jacked her little backside up and down a few times, exciting the steed. Now she came down on his back and he squatted, moaning to the soft squeeze of her hand, then at her sudden clutch shot out fast between the press of her knees. Claude looked down at his shoes as they passed, having seen nothing. But he glanced up in time to watch them glide off under the next streetlamp, the gleaming beast appearing almost languid with release, very pleased with himself and with the girl who clung to his back, small and stiff and unsatisfied.

She had been noticed: everywhere along the way the leaning people looked after her as though wondering if the new week had finally begun, then they looked at one another, then back at nothing.”
Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall

“They say life is a highway and we all travel our own roads, some good, some bad, yet each is a blessing of its own.”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson

Laura  Oliva
“Something that sounded like ripping metal shredded the deadly quiet. The inaudible bass smoothed into a low, steady hum. Outside, a low, mechanical growl rumbled closer and closer. Darius caught his breath. He knew that sound, and it wasn't magic.

It was a motorcycle.”
Laura Oliva, Season Of The Witch

“This long ride is the blood my heart bleeds...”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson, Highway Writings

Robert M. Pirsig
“The machine itself receives some of the same feelings. With over 27,000 on it it's getting to be something of a high-miler, and old-timer, although there are plenty of older ones running. But over the miles, and I think most cyclists will agree with this, you pick up certain feelings about an individual machine that are unique for that one individual machine and no other. A friend who owns a cycle of the same make, model and even same year brought it over for a repair, and when I test rode it afterward it was hard to believe it had come from the same factory years ago. You could see that long ago it had settled into its own kind of feel and ride and sound, completely different from mine. No worse, but different.

I suppose you could call that a personality. Each machine has its own, unique personality which probably could be defined as the intuitive sum total of everything you know and feel about it. This personality constantly changes, usually for the worse, but sometimes surprisingly for the better, and it is the personality that is the real object of motorcycle maintenance. The new ones start out as good-looking strangers, and depending on how they are treated, degenerate rapidly into bad-acting grouches or even cripples, or else turn into healthy, good-natured, long-lasting friends.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Deborah Blake
“You're the Baba Yaga?" He gazed at her in disbelief. "But the Baba Yaga is an ugly old crone, and you're, you're... not!”
Deborah Blake, Wickedly Magical

“There is a delicate ridge one must ride between fear and reason on a motorcycle—lean too far in either direction and there will be consequences.”
Lily Brooks-Dalton, Motorcycles I've Loved: A Memoir

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