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

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

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

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

Douglas Adams
“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. The Hingefreel people of Arkintoofle Minor did try to build spaceships that were powered by bad news but they didn't work particularly well and were so extremely unwelcome whenever they arrived anywhere that there wasn't really any point in being there.”
Douglas Adams

Milan Kundera
“What could I say? Maybe this: the man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present instant of his flight; he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time; he is outside time; in other words, he is in a state of ecstasy; in that state he is unaware of his age, his wife, his children, his worries, and so he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.”
Milan Kundera, Slowness

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

“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

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

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“You are not defined by the speed of your surroundings, your mind is racing.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
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Lindy West
“Sandra Bullock is an unmatched charm powerhouse, and I feel like nobody acknowledges that anymore because she made too many comedies for women, and men can’t stand that. Watch Sandra Bullock in action. Watch Sandra Bullock in Speed and then tell me you don’t want to frame your spouse for a crime so you can marry her instead! Watch While You Were Sleeping and try not to send Sandra Bullock a thank-you card with $4,000 inside. I DARE YOU.”
Lindy West, Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Do not compete with others! Pick a high speed for yourself that suits high ideals and try to catch and surpass that speed!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Maya Angelou
“Jimmy Baldwin was a whirlwind who stirred everything and everybody. He lived at a dizzying pace and I loved spinning with him.”
Maya Angelou, A Song Flung Up To Heaven

“More coal, more smoke, more heat, more steam, more pressure, more speed. The engine raced forward streaming black smoke like a funerary ribbon rippling in the breeze.”
Martin R Jackson : Running with Finn McCool

A.D. Aliwat
“The brain is attracted to fast-moving objects.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Lindy West
“He goes up on the roof and finds exactly what he was looking for—a crane with a rope on it! That might seem like a convenient coincidence, but if you put good out into the world, good is what you get back. Keanu can have whatever he wants.”
Lindy West

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To rush is to equate speed with productivity. For speed might insure that something gets done, but it does not guarantee that it’s productive.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Isaac Nash
“You can lengthen the distance between you and your future and live longer if you do both things opposite of each other. Going to bed and waking up. This means sleep fast.”
Isaac Nash, The Herok

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