April 18, 2012

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

John Mattos
"The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation became practical as a means of transportation. It is the story of how the world became small."
- William Langewiesche
Kent Barton
"I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out of style on the railroads. I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the diesels are more efficient."
- Clyde Tombaugh
Yan Nascimbene
"The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man."
- Marshall McLuhan
James Bennett
"Never have more children than you have car windows."
- Erma Bombeck
Niklas Asker
"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
- E. B. White
Chris Gall
“About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks.
Sherwood Boehlert
David Johnson
“His state Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait."
John Milton : Sonnet XVII
Murray Kimber
"I had to stop driving my car for a while... the tires got dizzy."
- Steven Wright
Bill Sanderson
"I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people, to walk on crowded streets, just walk along among the people, and see their faces, to be among people on street cars and trains and boats."
- Ella R. Bloor
Andrew R. Wright
"Riding in advance, we passed over one of these great plains; we looked back and saw the line of scattered horsemen stretching for a mile or more; and far in the rear against the horizon, the white wagons creeping slowly along."
- Francis Parkman
Ted Wright
"O to speed where there is space enough and air enough at last!
- Walt Whitman
Michal Dziekan
"I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys."
- Woody Allen
Ricardo Martinez
" A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
- Grace Hopper
C.F. Payne
" Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car."
- Steve Jobs
Dongyun Lee
"I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power."
- Gaylord Nelson
Gary Kelley
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."
- Buddha
Gregory Manchess
"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives."
- Socrates
Maria Corte Maidagan
"The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives."
- Denis Waitley
Tyler Jacobson
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."
- Baron Manfred von Richthofe
Douglas Smith
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
- Leonardo da Vinci
Chris Whetzel
“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"
- Jack Kerouac
Mark T. Smith
“Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."
- Erma Bombeck
Guy Stauber
"The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty."
- Unknown
Paul Cox
"A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners."
- Mignon McLaughlin
Doug Cowan
"And suddenly I realised 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
Mark Summers
"I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
- Mitch Hedberg

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