If you hit and run over somebody in your vehicle, back over them again, to make sure they are dead otherwise, they can and will sue you for pain, suffering, medical expenses and living expenses for the rest of their life. That's why Insurance companies have maximum ceilings on liability limits for car insurance whereby liability is limited by law, and these limits are like 250,000 or 300,000 dollars and is stated in the policy due to 'death' of a motorist or pedestrian, by insured vehicle collisions.
(Advice given in class, by our Business Law Teacher in high School to us new drivers.)
The yuppie idea of the future ain't my idea of a future. Your safe car, and home, and job, and all the time rushing between the threelet's make people feel they can grow up and have some education, some interest in life! That's what counts!
(Joe Strummer (b. 1952), British rock musician. Interview in Melody Maker (London, July 23, 1988).)
We carry adolescence around in our bodies all our lives. We get through the Car Crash Age alive and cruise through our early twenties as cool dudes, wily, dashing, winsome . . . shooting baskets, the breeze, the moon, and then we try to become caring men, good husbands, great fathers, good citizens.
(Garrison Keillor (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. The Book of Guys, introduction (1993).)
Fifty years from now, it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like, But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child.
(Anonymous. Quoted in The Winning Family, by Louise Hart, ch. 1 (1987).)