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

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

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

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

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

“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

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
“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

“It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.”
Sterling Moss

“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

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

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

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

“Train hard, fight easy.”
John Steele

“Parts DO NOT BREAK - we break them.”
Carroll Smith, Engineer to Win

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

“All you need to know about racing you can learn from Super Mario Kart.”
Jenson Button, Life to the Limit: My Autobiography

“It's one of the things I love about motorsports - you're always learning, always having to adapt. It's not like tennis, where the rackets might change a bit but everything else stays the same. If you're in motorsport, the formulas are always changing. The regulations, the tyres, the power, the type of engine. It keeps you excited.”
Jenson Button

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“And the insanity of it all is that I’m racing through life, attempting at every step to create the very things that I’m stepping on in the racing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There is no finish like the one you questioned.”
Rob Steger, Training For Ultra: Ultra Running Stories From the Middle of the Pack

“Formula One drivers were like gods to me, growing up.”
Jenson Button, Life to the Limit: My Autobiography

“It's one of the things I love about motorsports - you're always learning, always having to adapt and develop. It's not like tennis, where the rackets might change a bit but everything else stays the same. If you're in motorsport, the formulas are always changing. The regulations, the tyres, the power, the type of engine. It keeps you excited.”
Jenson Button, Life to the Limit: My Autobiography

“A wing on a Formula One car operates like the wing on an aero-plane except in reverse. So whereas the aircraft wing generates life, the wing on a car does the opposite, pushing the car down to the surface.”
Jenson Button, Life to the Limit: My Autobiography

“The sound of that V10, a rich growl that reached right into my soul.”
Jenson Button, Life to the Limit: My Autobiography

J.S. Mason
“He too was running off, but it was in the direction of the barn, and he was making a case for not being a jockey but a racing equine himself.”
J.S. Mason, Whisky Hernandez

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