Thursday, September 3, 2009

Quotes for Your Commute

“Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.” - Will Rodgers

"It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours." ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990

"Americans are broad-minded people. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there is something wrong with him." ~Art Buchwald, "How Un-American Can You Get?," Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1966

"A commuter tie-up consists of you - and people who for some reason won't use public transit." ~Robert Brault

"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after." ~Peter De Vries

"You can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamn contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbrush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail, you'll see something, maybe." ~Edward Abbey

4 comments:

Tyler said...

I like exxon valdez quote

ponyheart said...

i like the suburban mother quote. cell phone using soccer moms are the single most dangerous creature for the american cyclist

Leela the Kid said...

these are great. i agree with vic, everyone is so busy priming their children for their perfect futures lives, that the lives of people here and now don't even register. I like the broad minded one too - american culture accepts addicts, bigots, and violence, but choosing not too drive is unforgivable and incomprehensible.

Anonymous said...

uh. funny thread.