Bicycles Quotes

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Christopher  Morley
“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
Christopher Morley, Parnassus on Wheels

Roddy Doyle
“We parked our bikes on verges so they could graze.”
Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Neal Stephenson
“I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already blown it... We had a nice ride through the darkness. On those bikes we were weak and vulnerable, but invisible, elusive, aware of everything within a two-block radius.”
Neal Stephenson, Zodiac

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

“First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.
Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.
Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.
New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion--godless.”
Arthur Guiterman

Ryan Lilly
“Social media is not just a spoke on the wheel of marketing. It's becoming the way entire bicycles are built.”
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

Mark Helprin
“The obituary writers drew their incomplete sketches, touring through his life like travelers to England who do not ever see swans, sheep, bicycles, and blue eyes.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

William Faulkner
“People will pay any price for motion. They will even work for it. Look at bicycles.”
William Faulkner, The Reivers

“Lending one’s bicycle is a form of safe sex, possibly the safest there is.”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

“And though history sadly doesn't credit the man who first thought of tilting a bicycle's steering axis, it is more likely to be because of feet striking the wheel than an understanding of stability.”
Robert Penn, It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

Salman Rushdie
“Anybody who's spent any time with machines at all,' he added, 'and baby, that's us all, knows first and foremost there's only one thing certain about them, computer or bicycle. They go wrong.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Mark Twain
“Here they come, a tilting! Five hundred mailed and belted knights on bicycles!”
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Cathy Dobson
“These ladies with Dachshunde are the most dangerous, violent and evil beings ever to stalk the streets in search of cyclists to maim and kill.”
Cathy Dobson, Planet Germany

A.D. Aliwat
“Baskets on bikes are pretty inefficient, and overall pretty stupid… for show, for women and dandies who want to use them as transportation to and from picnics.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Elly Blue
“Over the years, I bought a trailer -- and then a cargo bike -- and then a trailer for the cargo bike -- and that's when things got really out of hand. I've moved a full size bed and frame (with a friend riding on top of the bed), a drafting table, a sleeper sofa, my dog, another bicycle and its rider, a load of twelve foot long 2x4s, and half a garden's worth of plants.”
Elly Blue, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy

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...

“The invention of the bicycle has done more to promote human happiness than all the philosophy ever written.”
Marty Rubin