Car

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Here in my car, I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors. It's the only way to live, in cars. ~ Gary A.J. Webb
Got drops, got coupes? Got trucks, got Jeeps? Alright, because we're going to a ride tonight! ~ Juelz Santana
I've been driving for an hour, just talking to the rain. ~ Michelle Branch
Got a quarter tank gas in my new E-Class. But that's alright, because I'm going to ride. ~ Bryan Williams
In the twenty-first century, it's more acceptable to be caught sucking another man's penis than it is to be driving a Toyota Prius. ~ Regular Car Reviews
This is the official car of asbestos and unfiltered cigarettes. ~ Regular Car Reviews

A car, also known as an automobile, is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation.

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BEdit

  • I think cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals. I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
  • Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated. Admittedly, there is the primal shock of the deserts and the dazzle of California, but when this is gone, the secondary brilliance of the journey begins, that of the excessive, pitiless distance, the infinity of anonymous faces and distances, or of certain miraculous geological formations, which ultimately testify to no human will, while keeping intact an image of upheaval. This form of travel admits of no exceptions: when it runs up against a known face, a familiar landscape, or some decipherable message, the spell is broken: the amnesic, ascetic, asymptotic charm of disappearance succumbs to affect and worldly semiology.
  • I've been driving for an hour, just talking to the rain.
    • Michelle Branch, "Breathe", Hotel Paper (24 June 2003), California: Maverick Recording Company

CEdit

  • Everything is based on driving, even the killings. In New York, most people don't have cars, so if you want to kill a person, you have to take the subway to their house. And sometimes on the way, the train is delayed and you get impatient, so you have to kill someone on the subway. That's why there are so many subway murders; no one has a car.
  • The best British cars are Italian.

EEdit

  • Ferraris are art, but they love being driven.
    • Chris Evans, British presenter and DJ. Live magazine, the Mail on Sunday (UK) newspaper, 29 November 2009

HEdit

  • Nine-tenths of our crimes an' calamities are made possible by th' automobile. It has unleashed all th' pent-up criminal tendencies o' th' ages. It's th' central figure in murders, hold-ups, burglaries, accidents, elopements, failures an' abscondments. It has well nigh jimmed th' American home.... No girl is missin' that wuzn' last seen steppin' in a strange automobile.... An' ther hain't a day rolls by that somebuddy hain't sellin' ther sewin' machine, or ther home, or somethin' t' pay on an automobile.... Maybe th' jails an' workhouses are empty, but that's not because th' world is gittin' better. It's because all th' criminals escape in automobiles.
    • Kin Hubbard writing for his character, "th' Hon. Ex.-Editur Cale Fluhart."
      Quoted in Norris W. Yeats, The American Humorist: Conscience of the Twentieth Century, Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1964, p. 107

JEdit

  • Sitting on chrome. Hit the clutch, hit the gear. Hit the gas, and I'm gone!

LEdit

  • I like you the way you are, when we're driving in your car and you're talking to me one-on-one.
  • Averroës, Kant, Socrates, Newton, Voltaire, could any of them have believed it possible that in the twentieth century the scourge of cities, the poisoner of lungs, the mass murderer and idol of millions would be a metal receptacle on wheels, and that people would actually prefer being crushed to death inside it during frantic weekend exoduses instead of staying, safe and sound, at home?

NEdit

  • Here in my car, I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors. It's the only way to live, in cars.
    • Gary Numan, "Cars" (21 August 1979), The Pleasure Principle (September 1979), United Kingdom: Beggars Banquet Records.

PEdit

  • If driving fast cars you like? If low bars you like? If old hymns you like? If bare limbs you like? If Mae West you like? Or me undressed you like? Why, nobody will oppose.

REdit

  • This is the official car of asbestos and unfiltered cigarettes.
    • Mr. Regular, "1980 Dodge Aspen" (25 August 2014), Regular Car Reviews, United States of America: YouTube
  • In the twenty-first century, it's more acceptable to be caught sucking another man's penis than it is to be driving a Toyota Prius.
    • Mr. Regular, "2010 Toyota Prius" (13 April 2015), Regular Car Reviews, United States of America: YouTube

SEdit

  • Got drops, got coupes. Got trucks, got Jeeps. Alright, because we're going to a ride tonight!

TEdit

  • The problem with traffic is that the people of today are driving the cars of tomorrow on the roads of yesterday.
    • Bob Talbert, Detroit Free Press, ca. 1987

WEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Encyclopedic article on Car at Wikipedia
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