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Favorite Quotes

Doesn't have to be race inspired. Here are a few of mine:

Describe yourself. What are you made of ? - "Blood, flesh and bone like everybody else!" Kimi Raikkonen

What would you do if you met an alien, run away out of fear or try to talk to him? - "The problem won’t arise so I don’t imagine meeting one." Kimi Raikkonen

Porsche engineer (talking about a 1500bhp engine in the 917/30):
"Does it have enough power?"

Donohue replies:

"It will have enough power when the rear wheels are still spinning on the entry to the next corner at the end of the straight" Mark Donohue

"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." Mitch Hedberg

"I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit." Mitch Hedberg
 
"Life's hard..It's even harder when you're stupid"...John Wayne

"The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work, and give it to those who will not "....Thomas Jefferson

What a maroon...Bugs Bunny
 

four-walling

Kerry, San Diego
took these racing quotes from Mark Rondeau of the Porsche Club of San Diego website:

http://forum.pcasdr.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5620&p=40039&hilit=Quotes#p40039

50 greatest auto racing quotes


26. 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


1. Racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting - Steve McQueen

2. To finish first, you must first finish. – Rick Mears

3. Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second. – Bobby Unser

4. The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose. – Dale Earnhardt

5. You win some, you lose some, you wreck some. – Dale Ernhardt Sr.

6. Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines. – Enzo Ferrari

7. The client is not always right. – Enzo Ferrari

8. If you think the last 4 words of the national anthem are gentlemen, start your engines, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy.

9. Need to tie some kerosene rags around his ankles so the ants don’t eat his candy ***. – Dale Earnhardt speaking of Mark Martin.

10. The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. – F1 commentator Murray Walker.

11. Turbochargers are for people who cant build engines. – Keith Duckworth

12. Here Kitty Kitty Kitty! – Tony Stewart

13. We broke something, I think it was traction… – Carl Edwards after getting spun out by Dale Jr. at Michigan

14. Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. – Ernest Hemingway

15. Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls. – Stirling Moss

16. Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death… – Hunter Thompson

17. 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 other’s. – Ayrton Senna

18. It is amazing how may drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down. – Mario Andretti

19. Once you’ve raced, you never forget it…and you never get over it. – Richard Childress

20. Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win. – Enzo Ferrari

21. There’s no secret. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left. – Bill Vukovich

22. To achieve anything in this game you must be prepare to dabble in the boundary of disaster. – Sterling Moss

23. What’s behind you doesn’t matter. – Enzo Ferrari

24. When you win a race you’re on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again. – Bobby Allison

25. No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’. – Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

26. 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

27. If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough. – Parnelli Jones

28. Mr. Bentley – He builds fast trucks. – Ettore Bugatti

29. Why worry about death, it’ll come sooner or later. – Jim Dunn

30. Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you. – Jeremy Clarkson

31. Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built. – Henry Ford

32. As far as cheating goes, they’ll never stop it. The only way it can be done successfully, only one person can know about it. – Smokey Yunick

33. It’s like flying jet fighters in a gymnasium – Dick Trickle was asked what racing at Windchester Speedway was like.

34. You can’t fix stupid – Larry Morgan, NHRA Pro Stock driver

35. You can tell that you’re in trouble when you feel the air on the back of your neck instead of in your face. – Buddy Baker

36. I got hit in the head pretty hard. My clock ran backwards for two years. – Buddy Baker

37. He ran out of talent about halfway through the corner. – Buddy Baker

38. After the third flip, I lost control………… – Don Roberts after crashing in the Jade Grenade at New England Dragway in 1975.

39. We worked 80 hour weeks for 30 years to keep from having to get a real job. – Tom Lemon’s comment on the rigors of being a drag racing.

40. It’s basically the same, just darker. – Alan Kulwicki, on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons.

41. Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down. – Dave Barry

42. If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari. – Gilles Villeneuve

43. There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher. – Murray Walker

44. When I raced a car last it was at a time when sex was safe and racing was dangerous. Now, it’s the other way round. – Hans Stuck

45. I love this kind of racing, (but) these guys sure change their personalities in race mode. They’re like Doberman Pinschers with a hand grenade in their mouths. – Road racer Boris Said speaking of NEXTEL Cup drivers.

46. The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses. – Mario Andretti

47. When I started racing my father told me, ‘Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones. – Cristiano Da Matta

48. Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track, and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey, and you go to jail. – Junior Johnson, NASCAR legend, and one time whiskey runner.

49. There have been other tracks that separated the men from the boys. This is the track that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone. – Driver Jimmy Thompson speaking about Daytona International Speedway.

50. Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog. – Damon Hill

Mark Rondeau - Board of Directors
Present: 1979 911SC Track Car - The Silver Bullet
Past: 1988 944S Track Car, 2006 Boxster S,
1984 944 Spec, 2001 Boxster, 1988 911 Carrera,
1975 911S
 

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Bluto: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it. He's rolling.

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Theory of 1
"Speed....I. Am. Speed" Lightening McQueen

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. - Mario Andretti

"Do it, no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or in your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you have a passion, and honest passion, just do it..." Mario Andretti

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl, is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." Alber Einstein

"When the solution is simple, God is answering." Albert Einstein

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." Albert Einstein
 
"I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like tears... in... rain. Time... to die..." Roy Batty
 

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