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210 Driving Quotes To Find Inspiration Behind The Wheel

210 Driving Quotes To Find Inspiration Behind The Wheel

The joy and special moments behind the wheel are perfectly captured in these inspiring and Instagram-worthy driving quotes!

Author’s Favorites: Top 10 Driving Quotes

1. “You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.” ― Tommy Cooper

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine

2. “The best routes inspire you to drive slow.” ― Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

3. “I hate when people think I’m able to drive just because, legally, I can.” ― Emily Henry, Beach Read

4. “Overtaking is occasionally the showing off of the car’s performance, and is usually the showing of the driver’s impatience.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

5. “As much as I dislike the fossil fuel industry, I do like driving my car!” ― Steven Magee

As much as I dislike the fossil fuel industry, I do like driving my car!

6. “He likes driving very fast on the wrong side of the road,” said Sarah. “Which I can completely understand.” ― Hilary McKay, Saffy’s Angel

7. “Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.” ― Dan Rather

8. “Driving at the speed limit–hideous thought.” ― Stephenie Meyer

9. “Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror.” ― Colin Powell

10. “Just because you’re sober, don’t think you’re a good driver, cookie.” ― John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

Just because you're sober, don't think you're a good driver, cookie

Quotes On Driving A Car

1. “It’s hard to drive at the limit, but it’s harder to know where the limits are.” ― Sterling Moss

It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

2. “I haven’t met that many women, human or angelic, who actually like to drive. In my experience they seem to be much more pragmatic about the whole thing than we are. For most males, driving is an extension of their masculinity; they have little fantasy scenarios going all the time – races, chases, and dramatic combat with other drivers. Females, on the other hand, generally seem to view driving as something you do to get somewhere. I know, crazy.” ― Tad Williams, The Dirty Streets of Heaven

3. “Since the advent of bright LED streetlights and car headlights, I avoid driving after dark.” ― Steven Magee

4. “You can’t drive down the middle of the Mall!”

“I damned well can and will so long as we live to tell about it!” ― Clive Cussler, Flood Tide

5. “The chances of the driver’s mind being on the road are usually way too low when on a highway.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The chances of the driver’s mind being on the road are usually way too low when on a highway

6. “No faith in me at all, Alfred,” he said lightly. “You’re the one who taught me how to drive in the first place.” “And did I teach you to drive like a demon possessed?” “A demon possessed with skills,” Bruce clarified.” ― Marie Lu, Batman: Nightwalker

7. “The act of driving the car made him feel he was a powerful being who could conquer the world. Up over hills, fast down on the other side. It was like playing god and commanding everything within hearing to awaken and listen to him. The people sleeping in the white farmhouses were at the mercy of the sound of his engine roaring past in the night. It brought them half-awake—disturbed, uneasy. The cattle in the barns moved in protest, the chickens stirred on their roosts and before any of them could analyze the sound that had alarmed them, he was gone—on and on into the night.” ― Ann Petry, The Street

8. “I, conversely, have been racing cars since the first ones rolled off the assembly line. I am arguably one of the best drivers in the world, and I am certainly the best driver in this motley crew.” He cleared his throat and drew himself up in absolute regal authority, “Besides, it is my bloody car. So, get in. A lot of you are making my head hurt.” —Prince Peter ben Korah” ― Staci Morrison, M1-The Black Key

9. “There are times

when all I can take in

lies between my headlights.” ― L.M. Browning, Drive Through the Night

10. “The joy some people get from driving a flashy car is not even a hundredth of that some people get from walking for pleasure.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The joy some people get from driving a flashy car is not even a hundredth of that some people get from walking for pleasure

11. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

12. “Are you in the car that almost caused three accidents on North Vance?” Hannah asked. “Because I’m following you with my lights flashing, and whoever’s driving isn’t pulling over.”

“Let him go,” Claire said. “Trust me. You aren’t going to get him to stop.”

“Oh, God. It’s Myrnin, isn’t it?”

“Tell that police lady to stop chasing me,” Myrnin said, annoyed, from the front seat. “Really, I’m not THAT bad at this.” ― Rachel Caine, Bite Club

13. “Learn to drive?”

“Never,” said Quentin. “My mission in life is to be a passenger.” ― Diana Wynne Jones, Archer’s Goon

14. “It doesn’t really feel like driving when you don’t know where you are going. There should be an option on the car for driving in place, like treading water. or at least a light that shines between the brake lights that you can turn on to indicate that you have no destination.” ― Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

15. “They drove, the city slowly dissolving around them and breaking up into fields and trees.” ― Brian Evenson, Last Days

They drove, the city slowly dissolving around them and breaking up into fields and trees

16. “Some car accidents are caused by the ignorance or disbelief of the fact that a driver’s eyes and mind can be thousands of kilometers apart.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

17. “The left-hand lane is exclusively for the use of Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes. Dark-coloured vehicles only please. If you’re driving a white or silver car please stick to the middle lane at all times and moderate your speed. Loser!” ― Cathy Dobson

18. Preferring confusion to order is not limited to waiting lines but spills over into other sectors of life, at least in Rome and other more southern regions of the country. One of these is driving, an area where stereotypes about Italians, or at least about Romans, tend to be confirmed. Gridlock, here caused by a willful invasion of the intersection, is a daily occurrence. Red lights and stop signs often are viewed as optional. Using la freccia (directional lights) to signal an intention to turn right or left is infrequent, to say the least, or else left to the last minute, that is when the driver has already begun his turn, frequently from the farthest lane on the opposite side of the roadway.” ― Sari Gilbert, My Home Sweet Rome: Living (and Loving) in the Eternal City

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19. “There is an unspoken splendor when driving in the dead of night on an empty road. You lose yourself with nothing but your thoughts and the endless glint of stars above.” ― H.S. Crow

20. “Try not to give the driving seat of your mind to anyone. People are happy to drive you to regrets.” ― Vineet Raj Kapoor

Try not to give the driving seat of your mind to anyone. People are happy to drive you to regrets.

21.  “Waking up to the sounds of car horns and people shouting at me was how I would know I had fallen asleep while driving.” ― Steven Magee

22. “It’s not as if I don’t know how to handle the truck now. A license is just a piece of paper” ― Terry Lynn Johnson, Ice Dogs

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23. “Driving a car provides a person with a rush of dopamine in the brain, which hormonal induced salience spurs modalities of creative and critical thinking regarding philosophical concepts such as truth, logical necessity, possibility, impossibility, chance, and contingency.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

24. “There’s something infinitely fascinating or fatal about a woman behind the wheel.”

― Ahmed Mostafa
25. “Among all the machines, the motorcar is my favorite machine.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Among all the machines, the motorcar is my favorite machine.

26. “Men may or may not be better drivers than women, but they seem to die more often trying to prove that they are.” ― Tom Vanderbilt, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us

27. “I hardly broke any laws at all. I should drive more often.” ― Rachel Caine, Bite Club

28. “Driving is boring,” Rabbit pontificates, “but it’s what we do. Most of American life is driving somewhere and then driving back wondering why the hell you went.” ― John Updike, Rabbit at Rest

29. “Don’t drive a car in the dream, else you won’t drive it on earth. Don’t wish to become, else you won’t become. Don’t associate with fools, else your ancestors will be insulted. Don’t be addicted to wine, else your pocket will be empty. Don’t be drunk, else you’ll be attacked.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

30.  “Your driver is on the steering wheel, driving you and you can feel free to doze in the car; this is trust built on competence. Competence is to ensure that your actions put people’s hearts at ease when things are in your hands.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

Your driver is on the steering wheel, driving you and you can feel free to doze in the car; this is trust built on competence. Competence is to ensure that your actions put people's hearts at ease when things are in your hands

31. “Why is it that all cars are women?” he asked.

“Because they’re fussy and demanding,” answered Zee.

“Because if they were men, they’d sit around and complain instead of getting the job done,” I told him.” ― Patricia Briggs, Silver Borne

32. “Experience: the vehicle of history. Teenagers: the driving force behind fatal accidents.” ― Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

33. “Self-driving cars are so lonely. Are you really going to use all that extra commute time to binge-watch Netflix? Why not hire me to sit next to you and whistle all your favorite tunes?” ― Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can’t

34. “In the context of the new transportation system, Drivers Licenses will become mostly irrelevant and unnecessary. When everything is autonomous, the need for drivers licenses as a safety feature of the system will just not even make sense.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

35. “But the Maserati wasn’t listening to the likes of me. Cars know their class too.” ― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

But the Maserati wasn't listening to the likes of me. Cars know their class too

36. “Even if you have tens of cars, you will always trek to your bathroom. And you cannot drive into your bed.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1

37. “All right, listen up. The men we’re after are professional runners. They like speed and are guaranteed to go down in the hardest possible way, so make sure you got your funderwear on. We find them; we take them as a team and we bring them back. And above all else, we don’t ever– ever– let them get into cars.” ― Luke Hobbs, The Fast and The Furious

38. “It doesn’t matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning.” – Toretto, The Fast and The Furious

39. “Some people often drive to a place they do not need to go to, in order to feed the illusion that they need to have a car.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

40. “Driving cars have become an essential ingredient of modern life, as shoes used to be.” ― Debasish Mridha

Driving cars have become an essential ingredient of modern life, as shoes used to be

41. “I love driving in the city at night.” ― Waris Ahluwalia

42. “Life is like when you are driving, sometimes you go faster, by letting go of the accelerator.” ― Unknown

43. “Love is like driving a car at night, you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ― Unknown 

44. “I especially love driving down a hill directly at a tree and swerving to one side at the last moment. That’s my way to relax.” ― Boris Yeltsin

45. “I’ve always liked fast cars and slow women.” ― Jack LaLanne

I’ve always liked fast cars and slow women

46. “Love may be the best driving wheel, but anger is a pretty good second.” ― Steven Tyler

47. “The driver of an automobile on a lonely road is a set of perceptions mounted in the forehead of a mechanical monster.” ― Wallace Stegner, The Big Rock Candy Mountain

48. “I drive a beat-up Mercury Cougar, with the windows down and the music up. I seek my identity in toughness – but it is Morrie’s softness that draws me, and because he doesn’t look at me as a kid trying to be something more than I am, I relax.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

49. “Speeding northward in our glass and steel capsule we felt like disembodied spirits scouring the earth on a quest perhaps hopeless. The automobile is the epitome of modern civilization-it promises much but conceals fatal defects.” ― Harlan Hubbard, Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society

50. “In your life, always be like a driver who runs the car not just a car.” ― Santosh Kalwar

In your life, always be like a driver who runs the car not just a car

Cool Car Driving Quotes

1. “If you drove fast enough the photos of your numberplate would be too blurred to read.” ― Angel Capelli, Losing our Marbles?

If you drove fast enough the photos of your numberplate would be too blurred to read.

2. “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, Dave Barry Turns 50

3. “See?” he said, with an unholy amount of glee. “I hardly broke any laws at all. I should drive more often.”

“No. Trust me, you shouldn’t,” Eve said. “Think of all the little old people and the children.” ― Rachel Caine, Bite Club

4. “Of course, in Los Angeles, 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.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

5. “I am in no rush, I am already ahead of you.” ― Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

I am in no rush, I am already ahead of you

6. “I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.” ― Benedict Cumberbatch

7. “I can only drive slowly.”

“That’s all right.”

“And I can only do left turns.”

Rose ran downstairs, grabbed a road atlas, and ran triumphantly back up again. “Wales is left! Look! It’s left all the way!” ― Hilary McKay, Saffy’s Angel

8. “When it’s raining, I like to drive like a Monet painting, as I turn off my wipers and let the lights blur the shapes. Makes traveling more romantic.” ― Jarod Kintz, 94,000 Wasps in a Trench Coat

9. “Some friends complete us, while others complicate us. Maybe you feel as if there were nothing better in the world than driving in a car, listening to music with friends, looking for an all-night donut shop. Nobody says a thing, and it is perfect. Maybe your lifelong fascination with harmony finally began to make sense in those scenes, packed in your family’s station wagon, singing along to “God Only Knows,” waiting in the parking lot until the song was over.” ― Hua Hsu, Stay True

10. “I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart

11. “People are like, ‘Oh, you can’t take humans out of the loop, I’m a human and I’m an awesome driver.’ And I’m like, no, man, you’re not an awesome driver. You’re a monkey, and monkeys suck at making decisions.” ― Tim Cannon

12. “I didn’t know then that driving in India would help me develop a steadfast mind like an archer, capable of staying calm and focused amid the mayhem of traffic.” ― Ranjani Rao, Rewriting My Happily Ever After – A Memoir of Divorce and Discovery

13. “Couple years ago, I have a dream.

My dream is about having a car,

but I have it now, and guess what?

I’m dreaming about to drive it.” ― Robi Aulia Abdi (@aksarataksa)

14. “Uber Driving In Los Angeles Is Random And Very Unpredictable. Expect The Unexpected.” ― Mark Alan Nisall, Rideshare Revelations From An LA Uber Driver: The Highlights, The Lowlights and The Darkness

15. “Drive like hell was following you.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Drive like hell was following you

16. “There are many things that I hope readers take away from this book. This is one of the most important: if you are drowsy while driving, please, please stop. It is lethal. To carry the burden of another’s death on your shoulders is a terrible thing.” ― Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

17. “Why would you turn right on a red light when we can all just sit here behind you waiting to die… #AHOLE” ― Andy Ostrom, An A-Hole Goes To Work

18. “She described to us six lanes’ worth of unadulterated fear, populated exclusively by motorists whose driving education had been paid for by the blood of pedestrians.” ― Jeff Deck, The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time

19. “People who could easily be mistaken as preteens just shouldn’t even try to pull off the look-at-me-I’m-so-serious-and-mysterious-and-sexy look. Especially while driving because, please, you look like you are twelve and a half and driving with a serious look. Most kids who get the opportunity to drive illegally are smiling so big that they look dyslexic and about to piss their pants with excitement because they are in operation of a vehicle that isn’t manufactured by PlayStation. ” ― Chase Brooks

20. “Make sure you control the radio on a long road trip. You don’t want to listen to some old-fashioned music the whole time.” ― Preston Shay, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Trip: On the Road of the Longest Two-Week Family Road Trip in History

Make sure you control the radio on a long road trip. You don't want to listen to some old-fashioned music the whole time

21. “My late friend Graham Chapman, an idiosyncratic driver at the best of times, used to exploit the mutual incomprehension of British and U.S. driving habits by always carrying both British and California driver’s license. Whenever he was stopped in the States, he would flash his British license, and vice versa. He would also mention that he was just on his way to the airport to leave the country, which he always found to be such welcome news that the police would breathe a sigh of relief and wave him on.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

22. “i took a night drive.

i needed to get away.

i needed to know

it’s okay to go

and have no destination,

where time moves slow

or doesn’t exist.

that life can be like this,

aimless wandering,

just breathing,


driving forever underneath the stars.” ― AVA., you are safe here.

23. “if you are always drinking, you should probably never drive” ― Dmitry Dyatlov

24. “Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.” ― Jean Baudrillard, America

25. “I love wheels, I mean steering wheel.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

I love wheels, I mean steering wheel.

26. “All of a sudden we were out of the lot and on the highway next to the mountains, flying. I put my hand out the window, and then I put my head out. I felt my hair blow behind me and the air rush into me, and I forgot for a moment to worry about how I was supposed to be. Because I was perfect right then. Everything was. And Sky was a perfect driver. Not scary. Just steady. And fast. I wanted the music to last forever.” ― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

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27. “Why has the car stopped?”

“Ah!” I said with manly frankness that became me well. “There you have me.”

You see, I’m one of those birds who drive a lot but don’t know the first thing about the works. The policy I pursue is to get aboard, prod the self-starter, and leave the rest to Nature. If anything goes wrong, I scream for an A.A. scout. It’s a system that answers admirably as a rule, but on the present occasion it blew a fuse owing to the fact that there wasn’t an A.A. scout within miles.” ― P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!

28. “He does a crazy zigzag maneuver before he straightens the car.

“A little forewarning would be nice,” says Dee-Dum in a singsong voice.

“A little smoother driving would be nicer,” I say mimicking his tone.” ― Susan Ee, World After

29. “Get in or you’ll miss the fun.”

Fun? I slid into the seat. The engine purred to life. She floored the accelerator and the car jerked forward. She took a hard right and the tires screeched when she pulled out onto the main road. I gripped the armrest. “Who the f*ck gave you your license?”

“Watch your language, Noah, and the state of Kentucky. Why did you miss your appointment?”

I loved fast driving. Isaiah and I had drag raced all last summer. What I didn’t love was a middle-aged nut job who couldn’t steer straight. “You want to pull over and let me drive?”

Mrs. Collins laughed and cut off a tractor trailer merging onto the freeway. “You’re a riot. Focus, Noah. The appointment.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

30. “Shut up and drive!” ― Rihanna

Shut up and drive

31. “Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” ― Françoise Sagan

32. “The problem with the designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.” ― Jeff Foxworthy

See also: 140 Quotes About Having Fun Whenever You Can

33. “After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident.” ― J.G. Ballard, Crash

34. “One car in exchange for knowing what a man’s made of. That’s a price I can live with.” – Han, The Fast and The Furious 

35. “I live my life a quarter mile at a time.” ― Dom Toretto, The Fast and The Furious (2001)

I live my life a quarter mile at a time

36. “We race and the loser leaves town for good.” – Sean, The Fast and The Furious 

37. “What’d you expect? You didn’t just play with fire, you soaked the matches in gasoline.” – Han, The Fast and The Furious 

38.  “Enjoyin’ the ride? Man, it’s a fast car, huh? Man, it’s a classic. Old school. American muscle. Man, this car can do all kinda things, man. Wanna see?” – Roman Pearce, The Fast and The Furious

39. “We are, most of us, paying far more for transportation than we can truly afford. And more and more of us are starting to realize it.” ― Elly Blue, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy

40. “I don’t need a computer to tell me how I drive!” – Neela, The Fast and The Furious

I don’t need a computer to tell me how I drive!

41. “If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough.” ― Parnelli Jones

42. “It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, then to drive a fast car slow.”―– Unknown

43. “It’s the lifestyle of easy money, fast cars and supermodels that keep me going.” ― Christopher Tin

44. “The ultimate concept car will move so fast, even at rest, as to be invisible.” J. G. Ballard

45. “Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.” ― Unknown

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

46. “The road makes a noise all its own. It’s a single note that stretches in all directions, low and nearly inaudible, only I could hear it loud and persistent.” ― Gregory Galloway

47. “It’s Your Road and you are alone..Others may be with you but no one can drive it for you.” ― Unknown

48. “There are times when I’m driving home after a day’s shooting, thinking to myself, That scene would’ve been so much better if I had written it out.” ― Larry David

49. “We were miles away from our real lives.” ― Maggie Stiefvater

50. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” ― Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.

Motivational Driving Passion Quotes

1. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan

Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost

2. “Millions of deaths would not have happened if it weren’t for the consumption of alcohol. ” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

3. “She had always been a fast driver, even before she could afford a fast car. It was impatience as much as anything: chafing at the fact that she couldn’t actually do anything while driving—except drive.” ― Chico Kidd, The Printer’s Devil

4. “Gracie leaned out the back, craning her neck as far as she could around the side, trying to catch the wind in her nose and flapping lips. She loved driving, and this car was much faster than the truck which hauled her cage. It was very green here, and the sun flashed and flickered behind the tall trees. There were a million smells along this road, both old and just born. She closed her eyes and huffed, pretending she was flying.” ― Cole Alpaugh, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu

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5. “For a driver to be driven by somebody else is always an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers; the too fast, the timid and oneself.” ― Virginia Graham, Say Please

For a driver to be driven by somebody else is always an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers; the too fast, the timid and oneself.

6. “When you step on the gas, do it gently, softly, slowly. Okay? All right, let’s try it again. Gently. Treat it like you would a woman.”

“I would never step on a woman.” ― Percival Everett, Dr. No

7. “For one whole year he did nothing but drive, traveling back and forth across America as he waited for the money to run out.” ― Paul Auster, The Music of Chance

8. “Every morning he would go to sleep telling himself that he had had enough, that there would be no more of it, and every afternoon he would wake up with the same desire, the same irresistible urge to crawl back into the car. He wanted that solitude again, that nightlong rush through the emptiness, that rumbling of the road along his skin.” ― Paul Auster, The Music of Chance

9. “On long car trips as a passenger, I lose my humanity exit by exit. When I drive, I am in control and have something on which I can focus: not killing myself or other drivers. As a passenger, I am made useless and impatient, aside from finding radio stations and playing “I Spy.” ― Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

10. “Faster is fatal, slower is safe.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Faster is fatal, slower is safe.

11. “This is a dynamic particular to encounters with male drivers, who seem to grow all the more indignant the more completely they are in the wrong. I think the emotional reasoning, if you can call it that, is transitive: You make me feel bad; feeling mad makes me mad; ergo, you make me mad.” ― Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

12. “Driving your car through deep pools of flood water is a great way of making your car unreliable. Smart people turn around and avoid it.” ― Steven Magee

13. “She spun the car through a right turn that would have killed us all had we been minor characters.” ― Daniel Handler, The Basic Eight

14. “When you’re driving, you don’t focus on everything at once, but you have peripheral awareness of it, right? You focus on what you need to at any given moment, whether it’s the car in front of you, the jackass in the lifted truck passing you, or the sirens behind you, whatever. Everything exists, everything is there, but you don’t have to see it all at once. Does that help? You don’t have to see all the bindings you’re seeing right now. Just focus on the outlines of the physical stuff you saw before.” ― Kevin Hearne, Trapped

15. “Asking someone else to drive your sports car is like asking someone else to kiss your girlfriend.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Asking someone else to drive your sports car is like asking someone else to kiss your girlfriend.

16. “Walkers easily travel three miles by foot. Drivers get in their cars to get from one side of the parking lot to the other. Neither quite understand why the other is so crazy, when it’s so easy to do things their way.” ― Jacob Lund Fisker, Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence

17. “I was never more alive than when the Dark Passenger was driving.” ― Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

18. “God have pity on the smell of gasoline

which finds its way like an arm

through a car window,

more human than kerosene,

more unctuous, more manly.” ― S. Jane Sloat, In the Voice of a Minor Saint

19. “The cars rushing below knew nothing. People in cars weren’t New Yorkers anyway, they’d suffered some basic misunderstanding. The two boys on the walkway, apparently standing still they were moving faster than the cars.

Nineteen seventy-five.” ― Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude

20. “We were miles away from our real lives.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

We were miles away from our real lives

21. “Australia is filled with roundabouts and everyone drives on the wrong side of the road. In the end we decided to split up the work and I feverishly watched the GPS and yelled, “Left! Right! ROUNDABOUT!” ― Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

22. “The best way I can think to describe it, she said, ‘ is the way, when you’re driving on the freeway at night how everyone can see the moon in their window. Every car on the road. Every car feels the moon is following that car, even in the other direction, right? Everyone in that entire hemisphere can see the moon and think it is there for them, is following where they go.” ― Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

23. “There are no roads in British Columbia. There are only corners joined together. And nowhere is this truer than in Vancouver. In this city, pedestrians, even those within clearly marked crosswalks — especially those within clearly marked crosswalks — are viewed not as nuisances to be avoided but as obstacles to be overcome. Rising to the challenge, Vancouver drivers will attempt to weave through these pedestrians without knocking any over — and, here’s the fun part, without ever applying the brakes. Swoosh, swoosh: downtown slalom. Pedestrians, in turn, try to keep things interesting by crisscrossing the streets at random, like neutrons in a particle accelerator. They cross the street like this because, being from Vancouver, they naturally have a sense of entitlement. Either that or they’re stoned.” ― Will Ferguson

24. “I did all kinds of reckless things that look great if you’re driving a fast car. I pulled away form traffic lights with a roar, leaving the other drivers staring bitterly after me – that was called “burning them up” said Daniel. I drove out in front of other cars – Daniel said that was called “cutting them up” and while we were stuck in a traffic jam, I winked and smiled at attractive men in other cars – Daniel said that was called “acting like a brazen trollop.” ― Marian Keyes, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

25. “Life is only a fast lane if you get into a lane and drive fast.” ― Nikhil Rao and Katherine Reiter

Life is only a fast lane if you get into a lane and drive fast

26. “The feeling of freedom, driving into scenery as green and lush as a postcard of Ireland was close to bliss.” ― Diane Meier, The Season of Second Chances

27. “The astounding natural beauty of the USA is offset by its extremely poor social security system that is clearly apparent when driving around the country.” ― Steven Magee

28.  “It was understood that they shared the same thresholds–the same inexhaustible appetite for wasting time, for discussing lofty ideas, for dissecting trivial things, for driving to nowhere in particular, for listening to music, for talking about books, for obsessing over pop culture, but mostly for laughing, talking, and simply being together. There was nothing one could say that the other would find too cruel or too kind. And on those rare occasions when they did tire of each other, they needed only go a day without talking before they yearned to reconnect.” ― Galt Niederhoffer, The Romantics

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29. “Nashe did not have any definite plan. At most, the idea was to let himself drift for a while, to travel around from place to place and see what happened. He figured he would grow tired of it after a couple of months, and at that point he would sit down and worry about what to do next. But two months passed, and he still was not ready to give up. Little by little, he had fallen in love with his new life of freedom and irresponsibility, and once that happened, there were no longer any reasons to stop.” ― Paul Auster, The Music of Chance

30. “The inside of the old Camaro smelled like asphalt and desire, gasoline and dreams.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

The inside of the old Camaro smelled like asphalt and desire, gasoline and dreams

31. “I’d been raised to be practical and keep my

emotions in check, but I loved cars. That was one of the few

legacies I’d picked up from my mom. She was a mechanic,

and some of my best childhood memories were of working

in the garage with her.” ― Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

32. “Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.” ― Dan Rather

33. “It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I’d lost a long time ago.” ― Nic Sheff

34. “Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” ― E. B. White 

35. “No, no, no. There’s no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It’s cheap and nasty & expensive and cheerful.” ― Jeremy Clarkson

No, no, no. There's no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It's cheap and nasty & expensive and cheerful

36. “First of all, I have to have trucks because I live most of my time on a horse farm, so I’ve gotta have trucks. It’s in the northeast; I’ve got to have pickup trucks to move snow, number one. Number two, just if I’m driving, I don’t have to have an SUV, but I want a big car.” – Denis Leary

37. “To be a racing driver it’s essential you have very good eyesight, and that’s especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you’re traveling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-meter breaking point, and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving.” – Allan McNish

38. “Oh, I remember you were driving to my house In the middle of the night. I’m the one who makes you laugh When you know you’re about to cry.” – Taylor Swift

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39. “Driving a hot car is a lot like sex to me, or a lot like I keep thinking sex should be: A total body experience, overwhelming, to all the senses, taking you places you’ve never been, packing a punch that leaves you breathless and touches your soul. The Viper was way more satisfying then my last boyfriend.” ― Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

40. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” ― Mario Andretti

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough

41. “No matter where you are, whether it’s a quarter-mile away or halfway around the world, you’ll always be with me and you’ll always be my brother.” ― Vin Diesel

42. “I had a definite sense of somehow being a passenger in an evil vehicle crusing through Paradise.” ― Sam Shepard, Cruising Paradise

43. “Fast cars are my only vice.” – Michael Bay

44. “Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway I get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio.” – Juan Manuel Fangio

45. “Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.” — Henry Ford

Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.

46. “I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles.” ― Brock Yates

47. “I have a passion for driving fast cars. To drive them means pure joy to me.” ― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

48. “I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.” ― Steven Wright

49. “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” ― George Best

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50. “Fast cars like Porsches and Ferraris – they are things of beauty.” ― Rod Stewart

Fast cars like Porsches and Ferraris – they are things of beauty.

Inspirational Enjoy Driving Quotes

1. “Driving like a man is one of her few foibles.” ― Elizabeth Wein, The Pearl Thief

Driving like a man is one of her few foibles

2. “Certified stunt drivers earn a living, unlawful dangerous driving will earn you tragedy.” ― Wayne Chirisa

3. “Driving on the freeway scared me for a long time. In fact, I was completely incapable of it. I’d take the smaller roads where, weirdly, I felt more comfortable. I talked a lot about it to the shrink because I didn’t understand why I was so afraid, and also because it was a real handicap for work and life in general. And it’s one of the few subjects about which he deigned to tell me his opinion… He told me that, if you really thought about it, a car had many points with a coffin… that accelerating to unnatural speeds on a road where you know nothing of the people piloting the other coffins made you think… and that, under these conditions, it seemed to him fairly legitimate to be afraid. Since the, I’ve not been afraid anymore. Psychoanalysis is funny…” ― Manu Larcenet, Ordinary Victories

4. “Sometimes people have no idea what drives you & the unlimited gears you’ve developed inside you, so they try to teach you how to steer.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones, Sleeping With Enormity: The Art Of Seducing Your Dreams & Living With Passion

5. “The mobile phone makes the automobile even more deadly.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The mobile phone makes the automobile even more deadly

6. “Flying means boredom. Next time you’re going away, just drive. You can leave when you want. You don’t have to sit next to a stranger. You can listen to all sorts of loud music without headphones and look at things out of the window that aren’t just clouds. Driving is a sensible alternative to flying.” ― Jeremy Clarkson, The Grand Tour Guide to the World

7. “They were so shocked to see me (a woman) driving that I never had any trouble getting okayed to proceed past checkpoints.” ― Noel Marie Fletcher, My Time in Another World: Experiences as a Foreign Correspondent in China

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8. “No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who’s driving.” ― Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

9. “It wasn’t until I slowed the car and rolled down the windows that I realized I spend most of my days driving ‘through’ life without driving ‘in’ life. So, I’ve decided to walk because the pace is slower and the windows are always down.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

10. “I am so obsessed with cars that sometimes I feel like my heart is not a muscle, it’s an engine.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

11. “Aliganaya – ‘the embrace

during an intoxicated walk’

or ‘sudden arousal

while driving over speed bumps” ― Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting

Aliganaya - 'the embrace

12. “Of course I could drive. Idiots and lunatics drove cars. Why not the brilliant Marguerite Johnson?” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

13. “You’re a rotten driver,” I protested. “Either you ought to be more careful, or you oughtn’t drive at all.”

“I am careful.”

“No you’re not.”

“Well, other people are,” she said lightly.

“What’s that got to do with it?”

“They’ll keep out of my way,” she insisted. “It takes two to make an accident.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

14. “They say that when people still rode on vehicles powered by oil, they could go anywhere they wanted.” ― Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Route 20

15. “Nothing is so rewarding than the patience that you take to go over the ramps of life. They may slow you down, but you are an unstoppable hero. Keep driving!” ― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Nothing is so rewarding than the patience that you take to go over the ramps of life.

16. “Mindful living is an art. You do not have to be a monk or living in a monastery to practice mindfulness. You can practice it anytime, while driving your car or doing housework. Driving in mindfulness will make the time in your car joyful, and it will also help you avoid accidents. You can use the red traffic light as a signal of mindfulness, reminding you to stop and enjoy your breathing. Similarly, when you do the dishes after dinner you can practice mindful breathing, so the time dish washing is pleasant and meaningful. You do not feel you have to rush. If you hurry, you waste the time of dish washing. The time you spend washing dishes and doing all your other everyday tasks is precious. It is a time for being alive. When you practice mindful living, peace will bloom during your daily activities.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

17. “The total ugliness and indifference of the worst features of the human race come out in their driving habits.” ― Charles Bukowski, Absence of the Hero

18. “Perhaps counterintuitively, monotasking getting there can also help improve our social relationships. We think we should respond to messages from friends and family as quickly as possible—but strong friendships are generally based on qualities deeper than response time. Overall responsiveness is important, but good friends should be patient, appreciate your full attention when you have it to give, and value your safety and that of others around you.” ― Thatcher Wine, The Twelve Monotasks: Do One Thing at a Time to Do Everything Better

19. “Writing is not a great profession as a lot of writers proclaim. I write because this is something I can do. Another thing—very often I think a lot of writers write because they have failed to do other things. How many writers can’t drive? A lot. They’re not practical. They are not capable in everyday life.” ― Ha Jin

20. “Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.

21. “The car lurched forward like a living thing, the needle on the speedometer spiking up to fifty, then eighty, then ninety. The entire world seemed to shrink to a silent pinpoint. Rylin lost all sense of time or place. There was nothing but this, the car beneath them and the curve of the road before them and the rush of her blood pumping hot and fast through her veins. The landscape flashed past, a blur of sky and dark forest punctuated only by the yellow line glowing on the road.

The wind pulled her hair in a loose tangle around her shoulders. She could feel Cord looking at her and she wanted to remind him to keep his eyes on the road but something told her she didn’t need to. He let his right hand fall over the middle console, driving only with his left, and Rylin reached for it. Neither of them spoke.” ― Katharine McGee, The Thousandth Floor

22. “It’s a sad fact of modern life that if you drive long enough, sooner or later you must leave London behind.” ― Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho

23. “I tried not to let my relief show. I’d been a passenger in Jae’s car a total of three times, and after each trip, I forced myself not to kiss the ground in thanks once I got free of the Explorer. He’d learned to drive in Seoul. Apparently, no one believed in turn signals or lanes in South Korea, because Jae drove like a drunk butterfly heading to its next fermented flower.” ― Rhys Ford, Dirty Secret

24. “The traffic system needs a complete rethink,” mused Bryant as the unit’s only allocated vehicle, a powder-blue Vauxhall with a thoroughly thrashed engine, accelerated through Belsize Park. “Look at these road signs. Ministerial graffiti.”

“It’s no use lecturing on the problem, Arthur. That’s why your driving examiner failed you thirty-seven times.”

“What makes you such a great driver?’

“I don’t hit things.” ― Christopher Fowler, The Victoria Vanishes

25. “A driver reaches a destination by driving on that road, not by laying back to enjoy the view.” ― Nabil N. Jamal

A driver reaches a destination by driving on that road, not by laying back to enjoy the view

26. “That’s how life works. You know it when you know it.

They’re nineteen and in love. Alone except for each other. Jobless and homeless, looking for something, somewhere, anywhere here.

They’re on a sixteen-line highway.

Driving west.” ― James Frey, Bright Shiny Morning

27. “Proper driving etiquette demands that you basically get close enough to a car in front of you at a busy intersection that it would mean that in certain third-world countries, or South Carolina, you would have to get married.” ― Celia Rivenbark, Rude Bitches Make Me Tired: Slightly Profane and Entirely Logical Answers to Modern Etiquette Dilemmas

28. “With just a tap on the gas, the car flew off of the road and skidded sideways into the encompassing woods. And I felt the sudden impact as the tires scraped against mounds of dirt, buried roots and jagged stones.

The blood-red moon lightly broke through the scattered leaves above us as we bounced among the hidden marshes that could have stretched for miles. But I had no recollection of time because everything, the sounds and the surrounding scenery swept by so quickly.

Gripping the steering wheel, his feet on the pedals, spine arched, and my hair whipping my face in the wind from the freshly broken glass on my passenger-side-window I couldn’t help but smile with the childish pleasure of being hurtled through the air as if we were on a rollercoaster built for two.” ― Trisha North, FLAME: Chronicles of a Teenage Caster

29. “Ravinel was used to driving at night. He preferred it, for he liked being alone and liked it all the more when tearing through the darkness at top speed. At night there was no need to slow down even at a village. The headlights lit up the road fantastically, making it seem like a canal stirred by a slight swell. Sometimes he could almost imagine he was in a speedboat. Then suddenly it would be like shooting down the slope of a switchback: the white posts bordering the road at the turnings would sweep giddily past, their reflectors glittering like precious stones. It was as if you yourself were conjuring up with a touch of your magic wand this unearthly fairy world, round which was a dim, shadowy void with no horizon. You dream. You leave your earthly flesh behind., to become an astral body gliding through a sleeping universe. Fields, streets, churches, stations. Created on the moment out of nothing and then swept away into nothingness again. A touch of the accelerator is sufficient to destroy them. Perhaps they have never really existed. Mere figments, created by you and lasting no longer than your whim, except, now and again, for an image that stamps itself on your retina like a dead leaf caught on your radiator—yet even that is even no more real than the rest.” ― Boileau-Narcejac, She Who Was No More

30. “You are your own leader. Where are you driving yourself to now? You can’t afford to go wayward! Rise up and break new territories and live life so well.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

You are your own leader

31. “You can drive.”

When he raised an eyebrow, she said, “I’ve had enough contact with human males to realize you seem to have a congenital inability to function while a female is at the wheel, and I’d rather your full attention be on the case.” ― Nalini Singh, Bonds of Justice

32. “All human males were as fascinated with cars as they were with breasts.” ― Anita Clenney

33. “There were some people, it seemed, who were incapable of being pleasant about anything. Of course, the cars that such people drove tended to be difficult as well. Nice cars have nice drivers; bad cars have bad drivers. A person’s gearbox revealed everything that you could want to know about that person, thought Mr J.L.B. Matekoni.” ― Alexander McCall Smith, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

34. “Teen drivers are more dangerous even than drivers in their eighties. And safety education, including showing teens gory movies of car crashes, has little effect.” ― Elly Blue, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy

35. “Personally, I refuse to drive a car – I won’t have anything to do with any kind of transportation in which I can’t read.” ― Arthur C. Clarke, Report on Planet Three

Personally, I refuse to drive a car - I won't have anything to do with any kind of transportation in which I can't read

36. “Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is…to impress your personality on the road.” – Martin Amis

37. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac

38. “The best scenario of all when it comes to air pollution has nothing to do with tailpipe filters or hybrid, electric, or zero emissions car technology. The way to reduce pollution is to reduce driving, plain and simple.” ― Elly Blue, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy

39. “The American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife his child nor his country nor even his bank-account first (in fact he doesn’t really love that bank-account nearly as much as foreigners like to think because he will spend almost any or all of it for almost anything provided it is valueless enough) but his motor-car. Because the automobile has become our national sex symbol. We cannot really enjoy anything unless we can go up an alley for it. Yet our whole background and raising and training forbids the sub rosa and surreptitious. So we have to divorce our wife today in order to remove from our mistress the odium of mistress in order to divorce our wife tomorrow in order to remove from our mistress and so on. As a result of which the American woman has become cold and and undersexed; she has projected her libido on to the automobile not only because its glitter and gadgets and mobility pander to her vanity and incapacity (because of the dress decreed upon her by the national retailers association) to walk but because it will not maul her and tousle her, get her all sweaty and disarranged. So in order to capture and master anything at all of her anymore the American man has got to make that car his own. Which is why let him live in a rented rathole though he must he will not only own one but renew it each year in pristine virginity, lending it to no one, letting no other hand ever know the last secret forever chaste forever wanton intimacy of its pedals and levers, having nowhere to go in it himself and even if he did he would not go where scratch or blemish might deface it, spending all Sunday morning washing and polishing and waxing it because in doing that he is caressing the body of the woman who has long since now denied him her bed.” ― William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

40. “I love fast cars… and to go too fast in them.” ― Lara Flynn Boyle

I love fast cars… and to go too fast in them

41. “I love driving fast. I grew up in Germany; we have the Autobahn here, where we can drive without a speed limit. And throughout my 20s, I always had fast cars, and I always went to the maximum. Like, my average cruising speed was 250 km/hr.” ― Kim Dotcom

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42. “I felt, driving home, that for the first time in many years, maybe ever, I was coming truly alive, and here’s the thing: the problem of being alive is that it makes you frightened.” ― Justin Cronin

43. “I guided my heap into the heart of Capitol Hill wondering for the first time in fourteen years what I could do to get money besides drive cabs or rob banks. Both occupations had their pros and cons. For instance, bank robbery isn’t quite as dangerous as cab driving, but it pays better.” ― Gary Reilly

44. “I’m a really good driver. I’ve been driving since I was very small, and I do like driving fast. I remember the first time my dad taught me that when you go into a corner you change down then put your foot right down on the way out. I’m very competitive about driving.” ― Jennifer Saunders

45. “It’s like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain. I have absolutely no problem with it.” ― Alain Prost

It’s like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain. I have absolutely no problem with it.

46. “I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.” — Ayrton Senna

47. “Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” — Hunter Thompson

48. “And then something happened. It was a fragment of time, a breath of time. It was like being in a car in pouring rain and driving under an overpass, and for just that second there is a profound, powerful sense of reprieve- the utter silence of non-rain.” ― Jaclyn Moriarty

49. “The uncertainty, the fear of the unknown was driving him, almost to the point of desperation. He felt as if he was going down a dark stairway, missing a step, hurtling into the unknown and having no idea where he would land.” ― Ken Puddicombe

50. “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

If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower

Final Word

I hope that you have enjoyed reading these driving quotes. They will do the most to represent your passion for driving to others!

And the most important thing for last, please stay safe while driving, and try to respect and follow all the rules of driving safely. Seatbelts on, and let’s go!
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