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Quotes About Speed

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Mahatma Gandhi
“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Jarod Kintz
“I travel light. But not at the same speed.
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Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Mario Andretti
“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.”
Will Ferrell

Milan Kundera
“The degree of slowness is directionally proportional to the intensity of memory. The degree of speed is directionally proportional to the intensity of forgetting.”
Milan Kundera, Slowness

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

Vera Nazarian
“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness. Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Garth Stein
“Rain amplifies your mistakes, and water on the track can make your car handle unpredictably. When something unpredictable happens you have to react to it; if you’re reacting at speed, you’re reacting too late. And so you should be afraid.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Ann Voskamp
“In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Ann Voskamp
“When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Jarod Kintz
“Be like a sparrow aspiring to be an ostrich, and I’ll be like a cowboy with no horse looking for a speedy land runner to ride.
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Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

William Shakespeare
“Ay, but hearken, sir; though the chameleon Love can feed on the air, I am one that am nourished by my victuals, and would fain have meat.”
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

J.G. Ballard
“The ultimate concept car will move so fast, even at rest, as to be invisible.”
J.G. Ballard

William Shakespeare
“Speed. O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible,
As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock on a steeple!
My master sues to her, and she hath taught her suitor,
He being her pupil, to become her tutor.
O excellent device! was there ever heard a better,
That my master, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?
Valentine. How now, sir? what are you reasoning with yourself?
Speed. Nay, I was rhyming: 'tis you that have the reason.”
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Paul R. Halmos
“The spectacular thing about Johnny [von Neumann] was not his power as a mathematician, which was great, or his insight and his clarity, but his rapidity; he was very, very fast. And like the modern computer, which no longer bothers to retrieve the logarithm of 11 from its memory (but, instead, computes the logarithm of 11 each time it is needed), Johnny didn't bother to remember things. He computed them. You asked him a question, and if he didn't know the answer, he thought for three seconds and would produce and answer.”
Paul R. Halmos

Robert Hughes
“For the machine meant the conquest of horizontal space. It also meant a sense of that space which few people had experienced before – the succession and superimposition of views, the unfolding of landscape in flickering surfaces as one was carried swiftly past it, and an exaggerated feeling of relative motion (the poplars nearby seeming to move faster than the church spire across the field) due to parallax. The view from the train was not the view from the horse. It compressed more motifs into the same time. Conversely, it left less time in which to dwell on any one thing.”
Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New

“Gradual tactics that yield better results take you farther than rapid tactics that don't”
Constance Chuks Friday

“If the interest of a scientific expositor ought to be measured by the importance of the subject, I shall be applauded for my choice. In fact, there are few questions which touch more closely the very existence of man than that of animated motors—those docile helps whose power or speed he uses at his pleasure, which enjoy to some extent his intimacy, and accompany him in his labors and his pleasures. The species of animal whose coöperation we borrow are numerous, and vary according to latitude and climate. But whether we employ the horse, the ass, the camel, or the reindeer, the same problem is always presented: to get from the animal as much work as possible, sparing him, as far as we can, fatigue and suffering. This identity of standpoint will much simplify my task, as it will enable me to confine the study of animated motors to a single species: I have chosen the horse as the most interesting type. Even with this restriction the subject is still very vast, as all know who are occupied with the different questions connected therewith. In studying the force of traction of the horse, and the best methods of utilizing it, we encounter all the problems connected with teams and the construction of vehicles. But, on a subject which has engaged the attention of humanity for thousands of years, it seems difficult to find anything new to say.

If in the employment of the horse we consider its speed and the means of increasing it, the subject does not appear less exhausted. Since the chariot-races, of which Greek and Roman antiquity were passionately fond, to our modern horse-races, men have never ceased to pursue with a lively interest the problem of rapid locomotion. What tests and comparisons have not been made to discover what race has most speed, what other most bottom, what crossings, what training give reason to expect still more speed?”
Etienne-Jules Marey

Israelmore Ayivor
“The most tragic cause of social disharmony is when the speed with which people find mistakes of others outweighs their simple belief that they too are infallible!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.”
Paul Walker, The Fast and the Furious 2

“If one day the speed kills me dont be sad because i will have died smiling”
Paul Walker

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A fast car can make women 'like' a man; and a man 'like' women … fast.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Work on your goals, one step at a time. Remain focused and do not stop. You will be amazed how much you can accomplish over the years. In most things in life, it is not the speed but the consistency that matters.”
Roopleen

Eduardo Galeano
“Whoever believes physical size and tests of speed or strength have anything to do with a soccer player's prowess is sorely mistaken. Just as mistaken as those who believe that IQ tests have anything to do with talent or that there is a relationship between penis size and sexual pleasure. Good soccer players need not to be titans sculpted by Michelangelo. In soccer, ability is much more important than shape, and in many cases skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.”
Eduardo Galeano, Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be rigid on an action plan that always fails, freezes and frustrates. Perhaps what you need is a change of your methods you run with the peak velocity!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Terry Pratchett
“On the other hand the Nac Mac Feegle were always looking for a fight, in a cheerful sort of way, and when they had no one to fight they fought one another, and if one was all by himself he’d kick his own nose just to keep in practice.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Timothy Ferriss
“-It is possible to vastly compress most learning. In a surprising number of cases, it is possible to do something in 1-10 months that is assumed to take 1-10 years.

-The more you compress things, the more physical limiters become a bottleneck. All learning is physically limited. The brain is dependent on finite quantities of neurotransmitters, memories require REM and non-REM (NREM) sleep for consolidation, etc. The learning graph is not unlike the stress-recovery-hyperadaptation curves of weight training.

-The more extreme your ambition, just as in sports, the more you need performance enhancement via unusual schedules, diet, drugs, etc.

-Most important: due to the bipolar nature of the learning process, you can forecast setbacks. If you don't, you increase the likelihood of losing morale and quitting before the inflection point.”
Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

“Be a speedball of action not a crucible of reaction. Actions make the winner, reactions make the weakling”
Constance Chuks Friday

Timothy Ferriss
“It is possible to become world-class, enter the top 5% of performers in the world, in almost any subject within 6-12 months, or even 6-12 weeks.”
Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't rush in order to have things done early. Be prepared before you set off. That's the rule. However, this does not mean that you keep delaying the time for beginning. You must begin by all means! Go, get prepared!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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