Car Quotes

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Billy Sunday
“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”
Billy Sunday, Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message: With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ

Holly Black
“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.”
Holly Black, Tithe

Brian Andreas
“We sat in the car
& the night dropped
down until the
only sounds were
the crickets &
the dance of our voices

& for a moment
the world became
small enough to
roll back & forth
between us.”
Brian Andreas, Hearing Voices: Collected Stories & Drawings

Erma Bombeck
“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.”
Erma Bombeck

“A hundred yards away, Mike Newton was lowering Bella's limp body to the sidewalk. She slumped unresponsively against the wet concrete, her skin chalky as a corpse. I almost took the door off the car.”
Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun [2008 Draft]

Henry Ford
“When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine-block in one piece.

Ford replied,''Produce it anyway.”
Henry Ford

Maggie Stiefvater
“It's very ugly' I said generously. 'But it looks as though it would laugh at snow. And, if you hit a deer it would hiccup, and keep going.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Jeaniene Frost
“Care to see your room?” -Bones
Let me guess—it’s that smashed‐up car right over there." -Cat”
Jeaniene Frost, Destined for an Early Grave

Maggie Stiefvater
“You and I both know that love is for children,'' he said. ''We're adults. Compatibility is for adults.''

''Compatibility is for my Bluetooth and my car,'' Teresa replied. ''Only they get along just fine, and my car never makes my bluetooth feel like shit.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Sinner

Bret Easton Ellis
“I come to a red light, tempted to go through it, then stop once I see a billboard sign that I don’t remember seeing and I look up at it. All it says is 'Disappear Here' and even though it’s probably an ad for some resort, it still freaks me out a little and I step on the gas really hard and the car screeches as I leave the light.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero

John Green
“pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!”
John Green, Paper Towns

Henry Ford
“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one...”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work

Amit Kalantri
“You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ilona Andrews
“Unfortunately, the Best Lord had condemned both vehicles as unsafe and instead I now leased a Pack Jeep I called Hector. Equipped with dual engines, Hector worked during magic or tech. He didn't go very fast, especially during magic, but so far he hadn't stalled on me either. As long as our high-speed chases stayed under forty-five miles an hour, we would be all set.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

Terry Pratchett
“[And there was the matter of Dick Turpin. It looked like the same car, except that forever afterwards it seemed able to do 250 miles on a gallon of petrol, ran so quietly that you practically had to put your mouth over the exhaust pipe to see if the engine was firing , and issued its voice-synthesized warnings in a series of exquisite and perfectly-phrased haikus, each one original and apt...
Late frost burns the bloom
Would a fool not let the belt
Restrain the body?
...it would say. And,
The cherry blossom
Tumbles from the highest tree
One needs more petrol]”
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
tags: car

J.G. Ballard
“She had originally agreed to appear naked, but on seeing the cars informed me that she would only appear topless—an interesting logic was at work there.”
James Graham Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

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

Sam Shepard
“I had a definite sense of somehow being a passenger in an evil vehicle crusing through Paradise.”
Sam Shepard, Cruising Paradise

Brandon Sanderson
“The buzzing was like the eager purr of a muscle car that had just been started, but left in neutral. That was another of Cody’s metaphors for it; I’d said the sensation felt like an unbalanced washing machine filled with a hundred epileptic chimpanzees. Pretty proud of that one.”
Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart

Jeremy Clarkson
“[A Bugatti Veyron is] quite the most stunning piece of automotive engineering ever created....At a stroke then, the Veyron has rendered everything I’ve ever said about any other car obsolete. It’s rewritten the rule book, moved the goalposts and in the process, given Mother Nature a bloody nose.”
Jeremy Clarkson

Stacia Kane
“So aint you think just causen you in this car now means any damn thing. It aint. He pretending it do, he lying and saying it do, but it aint. Pretend that other dame just he friend, so he say, but aint like it true.

Some churchbitch she is too. Leastaways that what Amy telling me. Amy say she met her once and she aint shit.”
Stacia Kane, City of Ghosts

Santosh Kalwar
“In your life, always be like a driver who runs the car not just a car.”
Santosh Kalwar

Stacia Kane
“Aye. Freaky iffen you ask me. But guessing that what Terrible like, aye. What he deserve sneaking off into the bathroom with some rigmutton cunt, leaving me on my alones in the bar, and other men talking to me and saying I got me a date there and he fucking some whore while everyone outside the bathroom hearing them.”
Stacia Kane, City of Ghosts

Adam Rex
“[J.Lo] found us a police car. Sort of.
'It's not a police car,' I said.
'It is,' said J.Lo. 'Looknow. Lights for flashing.'
'That's true.'
'Writing on the sides.'
'Yeah, but the writing? It says ''BullShake Party Patrol.''
Yes. Whatnow?”
Adam Rex, The True Meaning of Smekday

Edward Abbey
“In the first place, you can't see anything from a car.”
ed abbey

“want people to rock out in the car and not care that people are watching, I love that feeling when the sequences are all perfect and you can just press play. I want the music to take you on a journey.”
Blake Lewis
tags: car, care, music

M.L. Brennan
“Prudence was waiting for us when we arrived, and I saw her visibly wince as I pulled the Fiesta into the parking space beside her Lexus, like an automotive version of Lady in the Tramp.
M.L. Brennan, Iron Night

Alysha Speer
“The paint was glossy, the car was clean, and we had a full tank of gas to us. The future was up to me, for now.”
Alysha Speer, Sharden

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A car is one of the most interesting inventions, but driving is one of the most boring activities.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Lightfoot directs me to a car. I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe a van with the name of the institute painted on its side, as if to say Caution: Contents Are Dangerous (To Themselves and Others).”
Alyssa Sheinmel

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