Traffic Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from prosecution and c) a baseball bat.”
Terry Pratchett

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

Leonard Cohen
“A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go.
I tidied up the kitchenette;
I tuned the old banjo.
I’m wanted at the traffic-jam.
They’re saving me a seat.”
Leonard Cohen

Kin Hubbard
“If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.”
Kin Hubbard

Jane Jacobs
“Traffic congestion is caused by vehicles, not by people in themselves.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Kelley Armstrong
“On that walk around the building, two sets of cops coming out stopped to tell our guys to hustle us inside so they could head back out on the road. Accidents everywhere. A pileup on
each of two major roads. “Welcome to winter,” one said. “When fifty percent of drivers should have their licenses temporarily suspended.”
Kelley Armstrong, Dangerous

Andrew X. Pham
“Nobody gives way to anybody. Everyone just angles, points, dives directly toward his destination, pretending it is an all-or-nothing gamble. People glare at one another and fight for maneuvering space. All parties are equally determined to get the right-of-way--insist on it. They swerve away at the last possible moment, giving scant inches to spare. The victor goes forwards, no time for a victory grin, already engaging in another contest of will. Saigon traffic is Vietnamese life, a continuous charade of posturing, bluffing, fast moves, tenacity and surrenders.”
Andrew X. Pham, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

Lauren Beukes
“Traffic in Joburg is like the democratic process. Every time you think it's going to get moving and take you somewhere, you hit another jam.”
Lauren Beukes, Zoo City

Steve Kluger
“T.C.: Um, actually you just said "I live in a parking lot." You didn't mean to do that.
Lori: You've never seen traffic on Concord Street at eight o'clock in the morning.”
Steve Kluger

Douglas Adams
“I was once in San Francisco, and I parked in the only available space, which happened to be on the other side of the street. The law descended on me. Was I aware of how dangerous the manoeuvre I’d just made was? I looked at the law a bit blankly. What had I done wrong? I had, said the law, parked against the flow of traffic. Puzzled, I looked up and down the street. What traffic? I asked. The traffic that would be there, said the law, if there was any traffic. This was a bit metaphysical, even for me, so I explained, a bit lamely, that in England we just park wherever we can find a parking space available, and weren’t that fussy about which side of the street it was on. He looked at me aghast, as if I was lucky to have got out of a country of such wild and crazy car parkers alive, and promptly gave me a ticket. Clearly he would rather have deported me before my subversive ideas brought chaos and anarchy to streets that normally had to cope with nothing more alarming than a few simple assault rifles. Which, as we know, in the States are perfectly legal, and without which they would be overrun by herds of deer, overbearing government officers, and lawless British tea importers.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“All that remains of the garden city in our own day are traffic-free enclaves, islands in a sea of traffic where the pedestrian leads a legally protected by languishing existence, comparable to that of the North American Indians on their reservations...In reality the modern urbanist regards the city as a gigantic centre of production, geared to the efficient transport of workers and goods, to the accommodation of people and the storage of wares, to industrial and commercial activity. The rest, that is to say creativity, life, is optional and comes under the heading of recreation and leisure activities.”
Tom McDonough, The Situationists and the City: A Reader

Parul Wadhwa
“Nostalgia washes over me with tons of memors and lifetime rolled on this land. Every oblivious memory from the childhood wraps open in the fragrance of these busy roads and familiar land, long signals, irritating traffic,honking cars,rushing people,excessive pollution defining Delhi at its best.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

George Ade
“In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of entertainment. ”
George Ade

Israelmore Ayivor
“Take your own route, not the route everyone is using or taking. Create your own way; there is always traffic on the common route.”
Israelmore Ayivor, 101 Keys To Everyday Passion

Ben Elton
“A society sufficiently sophisticated to produce the internal combustion engine has not had the sophistication to develop cheap and efficient public transport?'
‘Yes, boss... it’s true. There’s hardly any buses, the trains are hopelessly underfunded, and hence the entire population is stuck in traffic”
Ben Elton, Gridlock

Kris Kidd
“I have this working theory that the main cause of traffic after a car accident is rarely the accident itself. I think people just slow down to get a closer look at the wreckage.”
Kris Kidd

Kamand Kojouri
“All this waiting.
Waiting for the rain to
stop. Waiting in traffic.
Waiting for the bill.
Waiting at the airport
for an old friend.
Waiting to depart.
Then,
there’s the big waiting:
waiting to grow up. Waiting
for love. Waiting to show your
your parents that when you
have kids you’ll be different.
Waiting to retire. Waiting for
death.
Why do we think waiting
is the antithesis of life
when it is almost
all of it?”
Kamand Kojouri

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Stuck in traffic is not an excuse. It’s a sign of bad planning”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, First Star I See Tonight

Vijaya Gowrisankar
“The smell of cars' smoke
as I wade through traffic
overshadows the fresh
fragrance of Mother Earth
drenched in rain. There can
be no greater testimony
to man's progress”
Vijaya Gowrisankar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Israelmore Ayivor
“Do what is uncommon; do it in the uncommon way”
Israelmore Ayivor, 101 Keys To Everyday Passion

“Ach, wissen Sie, was man bei uns sagt: In Frankreich ist eine rote Ampel imperativ, in Italien fakultativ und in Brasilien dekorativ.”
Patric Nottret, Über den Wäldern ruht der Tod

Jane Jacobs
“Owing to the corner pick-up stops required in any case by buses, the short signal frequencies interfere with bus travel time less than long signal frequencies. These same shorter frequencies, unstaggered, constantly hold up and slow down private transportation, which would thereby be discouraged from using these particular streets. In turn, this would mean still less interference and more speed for buses.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Craig Groeschel
“Fueled by faith and passion for our true priorities we're going to drive against traffic in order to find rest, refreshment, and time for what matters most in life.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

Jason Medina
“Traffic was congested in both directions due to the recent destruction of the bridges and the many abandoned cars, which left fewer options for those still trying desperately to flee the city and finding themselves unable to go anywhere. The vehicle occupants were easy pickings for the increasing number of infected on the roadway.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“Still, the roads were fairly clear of traffic, aside from those families that did not wish to take a chance by sticking around and waiting to see what happened next. Those were the smart ones.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“Autonomous driving with zero fatalities.
Hmmm...sounds good, but in reality it won't work because of a little thing called the "Human Factor'.
If anyone tells you different...well... they're just human after all.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Traffic is only at a standstill because man isn't going anywhere.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“My person is out there...he's just stuck in traffic: Fifth Element status.”
Silvia Ardor

Steve Maraboli
“Pay attention… How a person handles poor cell service, traffic, and spotty wifi is a good indicator of how they’ll behave during relationship challenges.”
Steve Maraboli

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