Quotes of the Day for 21 September 2001 – Automobiles
It was on this day in 1895 that brothers Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea incorporated the first American auto manufacturer, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company at Springfield, Massachusetts. The company only lasted three years, but look what it lead to! Today's quotes are a humorous look at America's love affair with the Automobile.
Americans are a 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's something wrong with him.
- Art Buchwald
You know you're out of power when your limousine is yellow and your driver speaks Farsi.
- James Baker
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
- Mary Ellen Kelly
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
- Dave Barry
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