Racing Quotes

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

Garth Stein
“In racing, they say that your car goes where your eyes go. The driver who cannot tear his eyes away from the wall as he spins out of control will meet that wall; the driver who looks down the track as he feels his tires break free will regain control of his vehicle.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Ayrton Senna
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
Ayrton Senna

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”
Amby Burfoot, The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life

Jane Smiley
“Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl, before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.”
Jane Smiley, A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

Jeremy Clarkson
“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”
Jeremy Clarkson

Ayrton Senna
“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.”
Ayrton Senna

Garth Stein
“Because memory is time folding back on itself. To remember is to disengage from the present. In order to reach any kind of success in automobile racing, a driver must never remember.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Matthew Inman
“Running a race assigns a point to a sport that often feels very pointless. It's an exuberant payoff to months of tedium. It's a way of crafting an end boss for a particularly cumbersome video game. It's a fun, monstrous reason to keep putting one foot in front of the other. So, do yourself a favor: go build a monster.”
Matthew Inman, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

“Just being a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That's not my style”
Michael Schumacher
tags: racing

“Fact One: Races are won or lost in key moments. Fact Two: Success in the sport is, above all else, about enduring suffering.”
Chris McCormack, I'm Here To Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance

Jane Smiley
“Failure was startling, really. So startling that I hardly noticed it at all.”
Jane Smiley, A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

“Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.”
Dale Earnhardt
tags: racing

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
“I want to be the best race horse around when I grow up, Mama.
You can be, Charlie, as long as you are willing to try your best and not give up when you have a bad day.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Charlie the Horse

David Foster Wallace
“What I know about auto racing could be inscribed with a dry Magic Marker on the lip of a Coke bottle.”
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
“Excerpt:
Here are some thoughts from Charlene the Star:
“I’ll bet that’s why Mama put the word “Star” in my
name. I have a feeling I’m going to be a star as a jumper.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Charlene the Star

Pushpa Rana
“There was nothing special with the way he looked at her but her heart raced even with a glance.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Erin Beresini
“Racing is an escape from society. From symbols of status, and self-perception. A chance to just be. For everyone to just be, with each other.”
Erin Beresini, Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

“We’re far from having too much horsepower…[m]y definition of too much horsepower is when all four wheels are spinning in every gear.”
Mark Donohue

Amit Kalantri
“Faster is fatal, slower is safe.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“The person travelling at the fastest pace does not always arrive at their destination first.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
“Charlene's thoughts:
I'm next in the green jumper's Class. I thought I'd be in the red jumpers' class because of my red hair.”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

“Those who can, drive; those who can't, write.”
Amen Zwa, Esq.

“- Thirteen numbers applied to be on the face of the clock, and I hand selected each one.
- Selected them for what? Are there horse races for clock numbers?!
-Jarod Kintz and Stefan D”
Stefan D

“- Why is depression the blues and not the grays?
- Because racer!
-Jarod Kintz and Stefan D”
Stefan D

Cambria Hebert
“How in the hell could you have given me your heart?" I wondered aloud.

"Because you're the one who taught it to beat again.”
Cambria Hebert, #Blur

“In relay racing, there comes a great disappointment when those who are supposed to receive the baton to get to the finishing line do not get it from those who are supposed to hand off the baton.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Sara Sheridan
“Most fellas like the races, though, Miss. It’s only human nature”
Sara Sheridan, Brighton Belle

Scaylen Renvac
“If winning the race won't please you, then why are you running like your life depends on it? - The Malwatch”
Scaylen Renvac

Zoraida Córdova
“What's the point of racing around the galaxy if you aren't going to have fun?”
Zoraida Córdova, A Crash of Fate

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