Speed Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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

David Foster Wallace
“I am now 33 years old, and it feels like much time has passed and is passing faster and faster every day. Day to day I have to make all sorts of choices about what is good and important and fun, and then I have to live with the forfeiture of all the other options those choices foreclose. And I'm starting to see how as time gains momentum my choices will narrow and their foreclosures multiply exponentially until I arrive at some point on some branch of all life's sumptuous branching complexity at which I am finally locked in and stuck on one path and time speeds me through stages of stasis and atrophy and decay until I go down for the third time, all struggle for naught, drowned by time. It is dreadful. But since it's my own choices that'll lock me in, it seems unavoidable--if I want to be any kind of grownup, I have to make choices and regret foreclosures and try to live with them.”
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Milan Kundera
“The degree of slowness is directionally proportional to the intensity of memory. The degree of speed is directionally proportional to the intensity of forgetting.”
Milan Kundera, Slowness

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.”
Will Ferrell

Dan Rather
“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.”
Dan Rather

“If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.”
Paul Walker, The Fast and the Furious 2

Vera Nazarian
“The only thing faster than the speed of thought is the speed of forgetfulness. Good thing we have other people to help us remember.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Ann Voskamp
“In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Garth Stein
“Rain amplifies your mistakes, and water on the track can make your car handle unpredictably. When something unpredictable happens you have to react to it; if you’re reacting at speed, you’re reacting too late. And so you should be afraid.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Steve Goodier
“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.”
Steve Goodier

Ann Voskamp
“When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

“Every flower blooms at a different pace.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

Robert Hughes
“For the machine meant the conquest of horizontal space. It also meant a sense of that space which few people had experienced before – the succession and superimposition of views, the unfolding of landscape in flickering surfaces as one was carried swiftly past it, and an exaggerated feeling of relative motion (the poplars nearby seeming to move faster than the church spire across the field) due to parallax. The view from the train was not the view from the horse. It compressed more motifs into the same time. Conversely, it left less time in which to dwell on any one thing.”
Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New

William Shakespeare
“Speed. O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible,
As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock on a steeple!
My master sues to her, and she hath taught her suitor,
He being her pupil, to become her tutor.
O excellent device! was there ever heard a better,
That my master, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?
Valentine. How now, sir? what are you reasoning with yourself?
Speed. Nay, I was rhyming: 'tis you that have the reason.”
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare
“Ay, but hearken, sir; though the chameleon Love can feed on the air, I am one that am nourished by my victuals, and would fain have meat.”
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

“Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Rebekah Crane
“Remember to take off, you need speed.”
Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Because we have a limited time, we cannot go slowly! Ignore anyone who is advising you to go slow! The faster we are the safer we will be in this universe! The salvation of humanity depends on the high speed in all fields and in all matters!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

David Wojnarowicz
“When they invented the car they invented the collision and the darkness of what time leads the willing body to do.”
David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Steven Magee
“Some of the biggest assaults on my health have been from car crashes.”
Steven Magee

“Man’s ingenuity always seems to help him rape the land… faster!”
A.J. Vosse

“Speed is an aphrodisiac!”
Avijeet Das

Philip Sidney
“Dear killer, spare not they sweet-cruel shot:
A kind of grace it is to slay with speed.

- From "Astrophel and Stella”
Philip Sidney

Enock Maregesi
“Ajali haina mkanda. Punguza mwendo wa gari lako.”
Enock Maregesi

Plato
“To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.”
Plato

“Snails were built for comfort. Not for speed!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Alice Walker
“For her life, like human life everywhere on the planet, had speeded up and speeded up until peace was rarely possible. Always there was movement, noise, inevitable and constant distraction [. ...] a madness had seized the earth. The madness of speed. As if to speed things up meant to actually go somewhere. And where, after all, was there to go? The present is all there ever is, no matter how much you lean forward or back.”
Alice Walker, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

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