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45 Wonderful Quotes about the Joy of Driving

45 Wonderful Quotes about the Joy of Driving


Driving is one of those privileges most people can admit to looking forward to from a young age. As teeneagers we anticipate getting behind the wheel of a car. We see ourselves finally free to explore beyond our homes and familiar places. We value the liberation that a driver’s license signifies. Driving has become a right of passage into adulthood. It is also the source of livelihood for taxi drivers, bus conductors and HGV drivers all over the world.


Whether you enjoy driving as a disconnection or to get from point A to point B, you you can hardly deny the liberating feeling of putting the pedal to the metal on the open road. These collection of driving quotes are a mixed bag of inspiration, wit, and unique observations. They prove driving is not simply an activity of motion, in this list you may notice that driving can be a metaphor to the journey of life. Like James Salter said, "there is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh.”


We, at Stanley Harris, hope you enjoy these quotes. We hope they make you think, laugh and wonder.






1. “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” — DAVE BARRY


2. “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.” — JASON LOVE


URSULA K. LEGUIN driving quote

3. “It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”  — URSULA K. LEGUIN


4. “For a driver to be driven by somebody else is an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers: the too fast, the timid and oneself.” — VIRGINIA GRAHAM


GEORGE CARLIN driving quote

5. “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” — GEORGE CARLIN


6. “Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.” — MAC MCCLEARY


7.  “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete in the urban compound.” — MARSHALL MCLUHAN


8. “I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road.” — JAY LONDON


9. “I've always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you're the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you're the fastest. So no one can say you're slow if you're fast and no one can say you're fast if you're slow.” — ERIC BANA


James Salter drivng quotes

10. “There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh.” — JAMES SALTER


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN driving quotes

11.  “The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who's driving.” ― BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN


12. “Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean you have to run people over.” — RANDY PAUSCH


13. “The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.” — DUDLEY MOORE


14. “I’ve been on every interstate highway in the lower forty-eight states by now, and I never get tired of the view.” — STEVE EARLE


15. “Recklessness is a species of crime and should be so regarded on our streets and highways.” — MARLEN E. PEW


16. “Your car should drive itself. It's amazing to me that we let humans drive cars... It's a bug that cars were invented before computers.” — ERIC SCHMIDT


 ELLEN DEGENERES driving quotes

17. “You just have to keep driving down the road. It's going to bend and curve and you'll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.” — ELLEN DEGENERES


18. “On the other hand, the Bible contains much that is relevant today, like Noah taking 40 days to find a place to park.” — CURTIS MCDOUGALL


19.  “Looking good in Italy is even more important than looking where you're going.” — JEREMY CLARKSON


ELVIS PRESLEY driving quotes

20. “I don’t think I’m bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.” — ELVIS PRESLEY


21. “If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” — DOUG LARSON


22. “My dad was a truck driver, and from the time I was knee high to a grapevine, I was driving a truck.” — JOHNNY VAN ZANT


23. “If the road is not patchy, rough and on a hilly terrain, then the journey is not often worth undertaking as all destinations are already enough crowded.” — ANUJ SOMANY


24. “The elderly don't drive that badly; they're just the only ones with time to do the speed limit.” — JASON LOVE


SEBASTIAN VETTEL driving quotes

25. “As a driver, your target is always to be with the most competitive team possible.” — SEBASTIAN VETTEL


26. “Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible, or even sinful, that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!” — DR. PAUL MACCREADY, JR.


 JOHN SURTEES driving quotes

27. “Everything you need to get that relaxed driving that brings consistency only comes with practice.” — JOHN SURTEES


28. “See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.” — ROBBIE COLTRANE


29. “Sleepin’ in the truck wasn’t so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.” — CHRIS LEDOUX


30. “Eighty percent of the people of Britain want more money spent on public transport — in order that other people will travel on the buses so that there is more room for them to drive their cars.” — JOHN SELWYN GUMMER


31. “We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art.” — CHRIS BANGLE


B C FORBES driving quotes

32. “There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.” — B C FORBES


33. “When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.” — LARRY LUJACK


34. “A driver is a king on a vinyl bucket-seat throne, changing direction with the turn of a wheel, changing the climate with a flick of the button, changing the music with the switch of a dial.” — ANDREW H. MALCOLM


35. “Eighty thousand pounds of muscle, blood, and steel in a pile. It’s spectacular.” — GARY WILLIAMS


EB WHITE driving quotes

36. “Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” — E.B. WHITE


37. “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” ― EROL OZAN


38. “If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck. “ — JACKIE MASON


39. “In any other job, they're truck drivers. In show-biz, they're Transportation Captains.” — DREW CAREY


40. “The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond.” — EDWARD MCDONAGH


41. “We are not proving ourselves spiritually worthy of our material progress. We have not been neighborly, courteous, and kind upon the highway. Our lack of decency toward our fellow men is a definite black mark against us.” — CARY T. GRAYSON


 AIDEN WILSON TOZER driving quotes

42. “The driver on the highway is safe not when He reads the signs, but when He obeys them.” — AIDEN WILSON TOZER


43. “Yes, Officer, I did see the speed limit sign. I just didn't see you.” — AUTHOR UNKNOWN


44. “I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian....That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they'll get me someday.” — WILL ROGERS


BABS HOFFMAN drivng quotes

45. "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey." — BABS HOFFMAN



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