Quotes About Traffic

Quotes tagged as "traffic" (showing 1-30 of 35)
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

Jarod Kintz
“Witty sayings don’t grow on bumpers the way babies do. I was raised by a single rush hour.”
Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

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

Jarod Kintz
“To get faster and better service, ring a bell. It’s the same principal as honking at someone in traffic. People respond well to it, and they seem to really enjoy it.”
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

“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

Madeleine L'Engle
“They've never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Galt Niederhoffer
“Time passed at an accelerated pace. They could be sitting in traffic or talking on the phone or waiting in line for a movie, and their time felt precious, important, worthwhile.”
Galt Niederhoffer, The Romantics

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

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.

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

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

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

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend”
Doug Larson

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.

“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
“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.

Tahir Shah
“Moroccan traffic isn't like normal traffic. It's armed combat, a war of wills, in which only the very bravest have a chance to survive.”
Tahir Shah, The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca

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

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

Israelmore Ayivor
“God provides something to you through somebody. Thats same God can give something to somebody through you. If you make yourself a greedy traffic on the way and deprive the final destined owner of what you supposed to keep provisionally, you make God upset.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“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

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