Driving quotes that celebrate man’s love of cars and driving.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a couple or family in a car, it’s usually the man who’s doing the driving. Indeed, most of today’s popular driving quotes spring from man’s fascination with cars and his need to drive.
While we can probably think of a million reasons why guys have to drive, this peculiar male predilection can be largely attributed to the fact that driving allows us to assert our masculinity, for better or for worse. Cars give a man’s primal urges a 4,000-pound steel sword to wield.
Not only is driving the source of livelihood for millions of people all over the world — taxi drivers, bus conductors, truck drivers, etc. — but the freedom and liberation it entails is why buying our first car continues to be a rite of passage to becoming a man.
Whether you enjoy driving as a disconnection or merely to get from point A to point B, it’s hard to deny the liberating feeling of putting the pedal to the metal on the open road.
We have collected a mix bag of wise, inspirational, and downright funny driving quotes, driving sayings, and driving proverbs that prove that driving is not simply an activity of getting from point A to point B. You can view them as a metaphor for our life journey.
50 Funny And Inspiring Driving Quotes
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.
– Dave Barry
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do.
– Jason Love
It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
– Ursula K. Leguin
For a driver to be driven by somebody else is an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers: the too fast, the timid and oneself.
– Virginia Graham
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
– George Carlin
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.
– Mac McCleary
The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete in the urban compound.’
– Marshall McLuhan
I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road.
– Jay London
I’ve always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you’re the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you’re the fastest. So no one can say you’re slow if you’re fast and no one can say you’re fast if you’re slow.
– Eric Bana
There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh.
– James Salter
The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who’s driving.”
– Bruce Springsteen
Just because you’re in the driver’s seat, doesn’t mean you have to run people over.
– Randy Pausch
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
– Dudley Moore
I’ve been on every interstate highway in the lower forty-eight states by now, and I never get tired of the view.
– Steve Earle
Recklessness is a species of crime and should be so regarded on our streets and highways.
– Marlen E. Pew
Your car should drive itself. It’s amazing to me that we let humans drive cars… It’s a bug that cars were invented before computers.
– Eric Schmidt
You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.
– Ellen DeGeneres
On the other hand, the Bible contains much that is relevant today, like Noah taking 40 days to find a place to park.
– Curtis McDougall
Looking good in Italy is even more important than looking where you’re going.
– Jeremy Clarkson
I don’t think I’m bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.
– Elvis Presley
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
– Doug Larson
My dad was a truck driver, and from the time I was knee high to a grapevine, I was driving a truck.
– Johnny Van Zant
If the road is not patchy, rough and on a hilly terrain, then the journey is not often worth undertaking as all destinations are already enough crowded.
– Anuj Somany
The elderly don’t drive that badly; they’re just the only ones with time to do the speed limit.
– Jason Love
As a driver, your target is always to be with the most competitive team possible.
– Sebastian Vettel
Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible, or even sinful, that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
– Dr. Paul MacCready Jr.
Everything you need to get that relaxed driving that brings consistency only comes with practice.
– John Surtees
See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.
– Robbie Coltrane
Sleepin’ in the truck wasn’t so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.
– Chris Ledoux
Eighty percent of the people of Britain want more money spent on public transport — in order that other people will travel on the buses so that there is more room for them to drive their cars.
– John Selwyn Gummer
We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art.
– Chris Bangle
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
– B. C. Forbes
When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.
– Larry Lujack
A driver is a king on a vinyl bucket-seat throne, changing direction with the turn of a wheel, changing the climate with a flick of the button, changing the music with the switch of a dial.
– Andrew H. Malcolm
Eighty thousand pounds of muscle, blood, and steel in a pile. It’s spectacular.
– Gary Williams
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.
– E.B. White
Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
– Erol Ozan
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
– Jackie Mason
In any other job, they’re truck drivers. In show-biz, they’re Transportation Captains.
– Drew Carey
The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond.
– Edward McDonagh
We are not proving ourselves spiritually worthy of our material progress. We have not been neighborly, courteous, and kind upon the highway. Our lack of decency toward our fellow men is a definite black mark against us.
– Cary T. Grayson
The driver on the highway is safe not when He reads the signs, but when He obeys them.
– Aiden Wilson Tozer
Yes, Officer, I did see the speed limit sign. I just didn’t see you.
I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian….That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they’ll get me someday.
– Will Rogers
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.
– Babs Hoffman
Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
– Lewis Carroll
People don’t take trips, trips take people.
– John Steinbeck
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Wherever you are, be all there.
– Jun Elliot
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