Quotations About / On: CAR

  • 21.
    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.")
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  • 22.
    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.")
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  • 23.
    Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
    (Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), U.S. science fiction writer. Author's Note, A Scanner Darkly (1977).)
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  • 24.
    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 three—let'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).)
  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    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).)
  • 27.
    Billboards, billboards, drink this, eat that, use all manner of things, everyone, the best, the cheapest, the purest and most satisfying of all their available counterparts. Red lights flicker on every horizon, airplanes beware; cars flash by, more lights. Workers repair the gas main. Signs, signs, lights, lights, streets, streets.
    (Neal Cassady (1926-1968), U.S. beat hero. "Leaving LA by Train at Night, High ...," The First Third and Other Writings (1971).)
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  • 28.
    It all began so beautifully. After a drizzle in the morning, the sun came out bright and clear. We were driving into Dallas. In the lead car were President and Mrs. Kennedy.
    (Lady Bird Johnson (b. 1912), U.S. first lady. A White House Diary, first entry, Nov. 22, 1963 (1970).)
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  • 29.
    The will is never free—it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car—it can't steer.
    (Joyce Cary (1888-1957), British author. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).)
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  • 30.
    The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
    (J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. repr. in Re/Search, no. 8/9, San Francisco (1984). interview in M├ętaphors, no. 7 (1983).)
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