Inspirational Automobile Quotes On Success In Life

These automobile quotes will inspire you. Automobile a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging automobile quotes, automobile sayings, and automobile proverbs.

Famous Automobile Quotes

  1. “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” ~ Billy Sunday
  2. “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all-natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.” ~ Neal Barnard’
  3. “It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.” ~ George Washington Carver
  4. “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.” ~ Marshall McLuhan

  5. “It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.” ~ Henrietta Mears
  6. “What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles? … In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia. What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established, and for all practical purposes indisputable. The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  7. “If any vestige of the American automobile industry is to survive, it must involve state-of-the-art vehicles that are not equal to but surpass the best imports in every way.” ~ Brock Yates , Automobile quotes industry
  8. “A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.” ~ B. C. Forbes

  9. “Uses are always much broader than functions, and usually far less contentious. The word function carries overtones of purpose and propriety, of concern with why something was developed rather than with how it has actually been found useful. The function of automobiles is to transport people and objects, but they are used for a variety of other purposes–as homes, offices, bedrooms, henhouses, jetties, breakwaters, even offensive weapons.” ~ Frank Smith
  10. “If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100 and get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.” ~ Robert X. Cringely
  11. “You know when you’re telling these little stories? Here’s a good idea: have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!” ~ Steve Martin
  12. “What you see is what you get.” ~ Flip Wilson

  13. “You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I’m an easy target. Yeah, you’re right. I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you, but I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings. Well, you think what you want about me. I’m not changing. I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. ‘Cause I’m the real article. What you see is what you get.” ~ John Candy
  14. “Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.” ~ John Candy
  15. “What you see is what you see.” ~ Frank Stella
  16. “The single factor most responsible for the disruption of the family is the automobile. Its full effect cannot be assessed. Modern life, as we know, would be impossible without the ubiquitous motorcar. It broke up the old family and community.” ~ Alexander Lowen
  17. “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” ~ Frederik Pohl

  18. “Fiction writers come up with some interesting metaphors when speaking of plot. Some say the plot is the highway and the characters are the automobiles. Others talk about stories that are “plot-driven,” as if the plot were neither the highway nor the automobile, but the chauffeur. Others seem to have plot phobia and say they never plot. Still others turn up their noses at the very notion, as if there’s something artificial, fraudulent, contrived.” ~ James N. Frey
  19. “Technical progress and more comfortable living permit the systematic inclusion of libidinal components into the realm of commodity production and exchange. But no matter how controlled the mobilization of instinctual energy may be (it sometimes amounts to a scientific management of libido), no matter how much it may serve as a prop for the status quo – it is also gratifying to the managed individuals, just as racing the outboard motor, pushing the power lawnmower, and speeding the automobile are fun.” ~ Herbert Marcuse
  20. “There were always men looking for jobs in America. There were always all these usable bodies. And I wanted to be a writer. Almost everybody was a writer. Not everybody thought they could be a dentist or an automobile mechanic but everybody knew they could be a writer. Of those fifty guys in the room, probably fifteen of them thought they were writers. Almost everybody used words and could write them down, i.e., almost everybody could be a writer. But most men, fortunately, aren’t writers, or even cab drivers, and some men – many men – unfortunately, aren’t anything.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  21. “Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.” ~ Judith Viorst

  22. “Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  23. “All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.” ~ Mark Kennedy
  24. “I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.” ~ Loretta Lynn
  25. “The automobile, practical since 1906, was proceeding to disintegrate and stamp anew the pattern of communication, manners, and city life in the United States, by 1918; before long, men would begin to see that the automobile, and the mass production techniques which made its possible, could alter the national character and morality more thoroughly than could the most absolute of tyrants. As a mechanical Jacobin, it rivaled the dynamo. The productive process which made these vehicles cheap was still more subversive of the old ways than was the gasoline engine itself.” ~ Russell Kirk
  26. “Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  27. “Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities.” ~ L. Frank Baum
  28. “If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.” ~ Mark Donohue
  29. “The automobile is the greatest catastrophe in the entire history of City architecture.” ~ Philip Johnson
  30. “It has been said that the body is like an automobile – it’s yours, but it isn’t you.” ~ Doris Day

  31. “As the horsepower in modern automobiles steadily rises, the congestion of traffic steadily lowers the average possible speed of your car. This is known as Progress.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  32. “[Bill] Clinton’s voice, his manner of speaking and his terminology, “Back in those days… Yeah, back those days… You know, we didn’t have the internet back then.” My grandfather said, “Back in those days, we didn’t have automobiles”.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  33. “Not everybody thought they could be a dentist or an automobile mechanic but everybody knew they could be a writer.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  34. “[Man] is the only animal who lives outside of himself, whose drive is in external things—property, houses, money, concepts of power. He lives in his cities and his factories, in his business and job and art. But having projected himself into these external complexities, he is them. His house, his automobile are a part of him and a large part of him. This is beautifully demonstrated by a thing doctors know—that when a man loses his possessions a very common result is sexual impotence.” ~ John Steinbeck
  35. “In the beginning, I looked around and, not finding the automobile of my dreams, decided to build it myself.” ~ Ferdinand Porsche

  36. “It doesn’t matter how long we’ve used something; all that matters is how awesome the thing replacing it is. MP3s and automobiles happen to be really, really awesome, whereas ebooks—at least so far—are fairly limited in their awesomeness.” ~ John Green
  37. “Evil is thus a kind of parasite on goodness. If there were no good by which to measure things, evil could not exist. Men sometimes forget this, and say, there is so much evil in the world that there cannot be a God. They are forgetting that, if there were no God, they would have no way of distinguishing evil from goodness. The very concept of evil admits and recognizes a Standard, a Whole, a Rule, an Order. Nobody would say that his automobile was out of order if he did not have a conception of how an automobile ought to run.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  38. “People know, or dimly feel, that if thinking is not kept pure and keen, and if respect for the world of mind is no longer operative, ships and automobiles will soon cease to run right, the engineer’s slide rule and the computations of banks and stock exchanges will forfeit validity and authority, and chaos will ensue.” ~ Hermann Hesse , Automobile quotes engineering
  39. “Your mind is an automobile and words are your wheels.” ~ Sara Evans

  40. “The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole goddamned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  41. “The history of successful cases, some of which are in this museum, illustrates that often the regulators and legislatures don’t wake up until some plaintiff gets a lawyers and digs out the cover-ups and the incriminating information about a safety defect in an automobile or another product.” ~ Ralph Nader
  42. “In Birmingham, the women are maintained, the men are greedily lustful, and the children are named after high-end automobiles. You are just as likely to run into a Bentley, Mercedes, Porsche, and Lexus walking on the sidewalk as you are cruising the downtown streets.” ~ Victoria Laurie
  43. “You know, I really hate Romans, but I have to say their descendants make one fine automobile. (Kyrian)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

  44. “No music. No rituals. At home I write in my office or on the laptop in the kitchen where our puppy likes to sleep, and I love his company. But I’ve trained myself to be able to work anywhere, and I write on trains, planes, in automobiles (if I’m not the driver), airports, hotel rooms. I travel often. If I couldn’t write wherever I was I would get little done. I also can write in short bursts. Fifteen minutes are enough to move a story forward.” ~ Gail Carson Levine
  45. “Some years ago a top Ford official was showing the late Walter Reuther through the very automates plant in Cleveland, Ohio and he said to him jokingly, “Walter, you’ll have a hard time collecting union dues from these machines.” and Walter said, “you are going to have more trouble trying to sell automobiles to them.” Both of them let it stop there. There was a logical answer to that … the owners of the machines could buy automobiles and if you increase the number of owners you increase the number of consumers.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  46. “When you buy a used car, you kick the tires, you look at the odometer, you open up the hood. If you do not feel yourself an expert in automobile engines, you bring a friend who is. And you do this with something as unimportant as an automobile. But on the issues of the transcendent, of ethics, of morals, of the origins of the world, of the nature of human beings, on those issues should we not insist upon at least equally skeptical scrutiny?” ~ Carl Sagan
  47. “Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do.” ~ Bill James

  48. “The three of them set out every morning on adventures of their own kind. Once, an elderly professor of literature, Mrs. Taggart’s friend, saw them on top of a pile in a junk yard, dismantling the carcass of an automobile. He stopped, shook his head and said to Francisco, ‘A young man of your position ought to spend his time in libraries, absorbing the culture of the world.’ ‘What do you think I’m doing?’ asked Francisco.” ~ Ayn Rand
  49. “I’m not sure he’s wrong about automobiles,” he said. “With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization — that is, in spiritual civilization. It may be that they will not add to the beauty of the world, nor to the life of men’s souls.” ~ Booth Tarkington
  50. “I’m almost violent about that stuff – electronic manipulation of pictures. I think it’s an abomination. I reject it all. I mean, it’s OK for selling corn flakes or automobiles or for taking pimples out of Elizabeth Taylor’s face, but it undermines the thing that photography is about, which is about observation and not about manipulation of images.” ~ Elliott Erwitt
  51. “In this time of recession, it is the time for invention. Did you know both the telephone and the automobile were invented during recessions? So was ‘talking dirty.'” ~ Eugene Mirman

  52. “In our society, to be obsessed with a vision about how to make a better automobile makes you a genius, but to be obsessed with a vision about the nature of reality makes you a nut.” ~ Rodger Kamenetz
  53. “I’ve long believed alas, that in highly organized industrial societies, capitalist or socialist, the stronger tendency is to converge – that if steel or automobiles are wanted and must be made on a large scale, the process will stamp its imprint on the society, whether that me be Magnitogorsk or Gary, Indiana.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  54. “If we were driving pure hydrogen automobiles, that automobile would actually help clean up the air because the air coming out of the exhaust would be cleaner than the air going into the engine intake.” ~ Dennis Weaver
  55. “The basically simple things are best, whether it’s automobiles or diets or philosophy.” ~ Henry Ford

  56. “We had to build a city not for businesses or automobiles, but for children and thus for people. Instead of building highways, we restricted car use. We invested in high-quality sidewalks, pedestrian streets, parks, bicycle paths, libraries; we got rid of thousands of cluttering commercial signs and planted trees. All our everyday efforts have one objective: Happiness.” ~ Enrique Penalosa
  57. “I don’t think that you can dispose of the constructive and inventive things that America is doing – and say, “Oh we aren’t doing anything anymore and we are living off of what the poor Chinese do.” It is more complicated than that. There is the example of Detroit which was once a very prosperous and diverse city. And look what happened when it just specialized on automobiles. Look at Manchester when it specialized in those dark satanic mills, when it specialized in textiles. It was supposed to be the city of the future.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  58. “The bicycle is a vehicle of revolution. It can destroy the tyranny of the automobile as effectively as the printing press brought down despots of flesh and blood. The revolution will be spontaneous, the sum total of individual revolts like my own. It may have already begun.” ~ Daniel Behrman
  59. “Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.” ~ Paul Fussell

  60. “Don’t you love being alive?” asked Miranda. “Don’t you love weather and the colors at different times of the day, and all the sounds and noises like children screaming in the next lot, and automobile horns and little bands playing in the street and the smell of food cooking?” “I love to swim, too.” said Adam. “So do I,” said Miranda, “we never did swim together.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  61. “Today is such a time, when the project of interpretation is largely reactionary, stifling. Like the fumes of the automobile and of heavy industry which befoul the urban atmosphere, the effusion of interpretations of art today poisons our sensibilities. In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” ~ Susan Sontag
  62. “What a gulf between impression and expression! That’s our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  63. “The fact is that automobiles no longer have a place in the big cities of our time.” ~ Bertrand Delanoe

  64. “An evening up on the Empire State roof-the strangest experience. The huge tomb in steel and glass, the ride to the 84th floor and there, under the clouds, a Hawaiian string quartet, lounge, concessions and, a thousand feet below, New York-a garden of golden lights winking on and off, automobiles, trucks winding in and out, and not a sound. All as silent as a dead city-and it looks adagio down there.” ~ Dawn Powell
  65. “Folks, you’re the reason that the automobile industry is back. Whether it was the wage freezes, the plant closures, folks, you sacrificed to keep your companies open. Because of your productivity, the combined auto companies have committed to invest another $23 billion in expansion in America.” ~ Joe Biden

The automobile is a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically has four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal combustion engine.

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