Bicycle Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bicycle" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Susan B. Anthony
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
Susan B. Anthony

“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
Peter Golkin

Arthur Conan Doyle
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Ernest Hemingway
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”
Ernest Hemingway, By-Line: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades

Angela Carter
“To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man! Give me two spheres and a straight line and I will show you how far I can take them. Voltaire himself might have invented the bicycle, since it contributes so much to man’s welfare and nothing at all to his bane. Beneficial to the health, it emits no harmful fumes and permits only the most decorous speeds. How can a bicycle ever be an implement of harm?”
Angela Carter

Susan Vreeland
“You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance," I said. "it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the Bicyclist's Philosophy of Life.”
Susan Vreeland, Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Alan Bradley
“Sorry, old girl," I said to [my bicycle] Gladys in the gray dishwater light of early morning, "but I have to leave you at home."

I could see that she was disappointed, even though she managed to put on a brave face.

"I need you to stay here as a decoy," I whispered. "When they see you leaning against the greenhouse, they'll think I'm still in bed."

Gladys brightened considerably at the thought of a conspiracy. [...]

At the corner of the garden, I turned, and mouthed the words, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do," and Gladys signaled that she wouldn't.

I was off like a shot.”
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Ernest Hemingway
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
Ernest Hemingway

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every time you miss your childhood, ride on a bicycle!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Scott Westerfeld
“As one does a bear riding a bicycle. One sees it so rarely.
(Spoken by Volger, on Deryn)”
Scott Westerfeld

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Nature loves bicycle because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“I had a dream about you. You were on a bike going 70 miles an hour, I could see you approaching my car in the mirror. You were trying to say something so, I jumped on the brakes as hard as I could, I guess I forgot I had tied your bike on my bumper.”
Georgia Saratsioti, Dreaming is for lovers

Adam Phillips
“So there is something perhaps more difficult to conceive of, sometimes born of resignation and sometimes not- a life in which not getting it is the point and not the problem; in which the project is to learn how not to ride the bicycle, how not to understand the poem. Or to put it the other way round, this would be a life in which getting it – the will to get it, the ambition to get it – was the problem; in which wanting to be an accomplice didn’t take precedence over making up one’s mind.”
Adam Phillips, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.”
James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist: Great Bicycling Scenes in Literature

Melissa Hill
“With some stories, you really can't rush things. And it's often best just to sit back and enjoy the journey for what it is.”
Melissa Hill, A Gift to Remember

Samuel Beckett
“But I pushed and pulled in vain, the wheels would not turn. It was as though the brakes were jammed, and heaven knows they were not, for my bicycle had no brakes. And suddenly overcome by a great weariness, in spite of the dying day when I always felt most alive, I threw the bicycle back in the bush and lay down on the ground, on the grass, careless of the dew, I never feared the dew.”
Samuel Beckett, Molloy

Antoine Wilson
“and so I opened my eyes and I opened my mind and I saw something I never would have noticed on a bicycle unless I was going very, very fast down a very long hill. Because of the speed of the bus and how I was exerting no effort, the telephone wires on the side of the road, sagging between poles, went up and down with the same rhythm as my heartbeat.”
Antoine Wilson, Panorama City

Joseph O'Neill
“...bright-shirted racers of the Tour de France zoomed by like fantastically bicycling macaws.”
Joseph O'Neill, Netherland

Rafael Alberti
“Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que por las noches sueña
en alta voz la brisa
de plata de sus ruedas.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que canta cuando vuela
dormida, abriendo al sueño
una celeste senda.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que volando me lleva
por prados que no acaban
y mares que no empiezan.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que el día que ella quiera,
los cielos de la ida
ya nunca tendrá vuelta.”
Rafael Alberti

Godo Stoyke
“Bicycles are the most efficient vehicles on the planet, 50 times more efficient than cars, and twice as efficient as walking.”
Godo Stoyke, The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook: Slowing Climate Change and Saving Money

“Riding bicycle means you are physically strong...!!!”
M.Rehan Behleem

Emmanuelle de Maupassant
“What if you should forget yourself in the excitement and just peddle straight through the park and out the other end?’ she warns. ‘If you keep your feet on the pedals and don’t stop, where might you end up?’

The idea appeals to Maud more than she can say. She doesn’t want to know where she may ‘end up’.”
Emmanuelle de Maupassant, The Gentlemen's Club

James Hauenstein
“Before you start your full day of watching Equestrian Square Dancing, Soccer Balling, Hoop Dreaming, Cricket Batting, Rugby Punching, Volleyball Chopping, Skateboard Falling, Martial Arts Bowing, Bicycle Peddlers, and College Football Hecklers, maybe we have time to learn something
Scientifically.”
James Hauenstein

“A good ride in the winter is something you quietly put adjacent to your heart; an unspoken victory filed away for times of weakness and need, to be pulled out when you require a reminder of what you are capable of.”
Tom Babin, Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling

“I slammed down on my hip first, followed by my shoulder, followed by my ego. It’s not often that I crash like this, but often enough that I’ve recognized a series of reactions that occurs by instinct rather than reason, which explains why they are so ridiculously misprioritized.

1. First thought: “I’m never riding a bike again.”
2. Pop quickly onto my feet, and then scan for bystanders to assess embarrassment level.
3. Check bike for damage.
4. Check body for damage.”
Tom Babin, Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling

Will Advise
“If I were offering hip replacement services I'd use Jarod Kintz as my spokesman. No one can possibly be better than him, to replace the missing spoke in your wheels.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

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