Quotations About / On:
No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
(Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, novelist, essayist. Danny Deck, in Some Can Whistle, pt. 1, ch. 11 (1989).)
To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
(Marilyn French (20th century), U.S. author. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
(Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944), U.S. feminist, writer. Newsweek (New York, Aug. 19, 1985).)
Doormana genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.
(Dorothy Kilgallen (1913-1965), U.S. columnist, television personality. Quoted in Jilly Cooper and Tom Hartman, "Come Away, Poverty's Catching," Violets and Vinegar (1980).)
Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.
(Tama Janowitz (b. 1957), U.S. author. "Modern Saint 271," Slaves of New York (1986).)
What new thoughts are suggested by seeing a face of country quite familiar, in the rapid movement of the rail-road car!
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 6 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
(Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. Opium, p. 20 (1929, trans. 1932, repr. 1957).
Cocteau added, "The craving for opium can be endured in a car.")
For I could not read or speak and on the long nights I could not turn the moon off or count the lights of cars across the ceiling.
(Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Fourth Psalm.")
“Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire.... Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. Its real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like youve suddenly become an idiot. Theres no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help.”
It doesn't matter if you don't get a thank you, kind words of acknowledgment for motivating others, for example to do something positive, like to follow a diet plan or to get in a car and just drive, after being afraid. Don't be despondent because in your heart of hearts you know what you did so be kind to yourself instead.
(To those who are ungrateful.)