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Travel and commuting is an essential part of our everyday lives.
Without the means to travel from one place to another, we probably wouldn't be able to meet new people and try exciting experiences and ideas. People would have to sit at home all day or walk long distances to go wherever they need, and civilization wouldn't have been as advanced as it is- now that doesn't sound fun, does it?
To illustrate just how important transportation is in our daily lives, we've rounded up these transportation quotes for you. So rev up your engines and let's go!
You may have heard these famous quotes about transportation before.
"Public transportation is like a magnifying glass that shows you civilization up close."
- Chris Gethard
"Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don`t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities."
- Robin Chase
“The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.”
- G.K. Chesterton
"Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost."
- Erol Ozan
These transportation quotes are pretty interesting- take a read.
"Our transportation decisions determine much more than where roads or bridges or tunnels or rail lines will be built. They determine the connections and barriers that people will encounter in their daily lives, and thus how hard or easy it will be for people to get where they need and want to go."
- Elijah Cummings
“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and I will never grow so old again, and I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain.”
- Van Morrison, 'Sweet Thing'
"The auto industry must acknowledge that a rational transportation policy should seek a balance between individual convenience, the efficient use of limited resources, and urban-living values that protect spaciousness, natural beauty, and human-scale mobility."
- Stewart Udall
"Individual transportation has become synonymous for freedom and liberty, so it would be difficult to actually get rid of individualized transport, and in rural areas that would be impossible."
- Hermann E. Ott
“On any sea voyage, even one as mundane as a cross-channel car ferry, it is difficult to focus on your destination until you have lost sight of the land..”
-'The Devil’s Missal', Cathy Dobson
"Cars are evolving to match the new paradigm. Soon, things like steering wheels, pedals and rear-view mirrors will seem ancient. More practically, we will all be better able to optimize our time and attention to focus on more important tasks, family, work, and self care."
- Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
"Any businessman will tell you that transportation is fundamental to success."
- John Hickenlooper
Here are some quotes to think about on that long ride on the bus.
"The reality about transportation is that it`s future-oriented. If we`re planning for what we have, we`re behind the curve."
- Anthony Foxx
"People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway."
- Simeon Strunsky
"What`s unique about transportation is that it`s the one function that repeats itself throughout the supply chain."
- John Murphy
"I said that if an alien came to visit, I'd be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They'd be like, 'What?'"
- Neil De Grasse Tyson
"Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is one way of freedom."
- Elizabeth von Arnim
“On a bus, your eyes, ears, and pores are open, absorbing in the variety, the wonder, the magic of the city. It is a beautiful way to get to know the city.“
- George Takei
"Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person`s car is the only place where he can be alone and think."
- Marshall McLuhan
These funny transportation quotes will definitely make you chuckle.
"There will be no transportation problems in Heaven-you can either glide along, float along or fly!"
- David Berg
“Somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a note on the windscreen, it said, ‘Parking Fine’.”
- Tommy Cooper
"My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle, because bicycles could move though the crowd."
- John Pomfret
"There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy."
- Robert Brady
“It is one of the benchmarks of a culture I always think – the page at which it operates. A good way to measure it is to order a taxi and see how irate local people get if it is late.”
- Sara Sheridan
“Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anybody going fast than you is a maniac.”
- George Carlin
“Save money on expensive personalized car number plates by simply changing your name to match your existing plate."
- STG 400H
"When you are travelling by bus, it is always difficult to decide whether you should sit in a seat by the window, a seat on the aisle, or a seat in the middle. If you take an aisle seat, you have the advantage of being able to stretch your legs whenever you like, but you have the disadvantage of people walking by you and they can accidentally step on your toes or spill something on your clothing. If you take a window seat, you have the advantage of getting a clear view of the scenery, but you have the disadvantage of watching insects die as they hit the glass. If you take a middle seat, you have neither of these advantages, and you have the added disadvantage of people leaning all over you when they fall asleep. You can see at once why you should always arrange to hire a limousine or rent a mule rather than take the bus to your destination."
- Lemony Snicket
"I'm suspicious of any mode of transportation that requires a running start."
- Alan Kotok
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