Quotes and Sayings about Racing



"Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Christ, Nations, Spirit, World)

"There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain."
- Lord Amherst
(Related: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)

"CART is one of the safest racing series in the world."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Racing, World)

"If CART continues on, it's just going to drag all of open-wheel racing down."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Open, Racing)

"Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Answers, Force, Racing, Security)

"My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: America, Country, England, Popular, Racing, Running)

"Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Car, Racing)

"You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Change, Diaries, Play)

"Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?"
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: People, Idea, Children, Help, Idealism, Sense, Will)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings."
- Martin Buber
(Related: World)

"The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Living, Race, Zone)

"You know, for an actor to come into the midst of that, it's - It can either be difficult and somewhat unnerving, or it can be very embracing and like, kind of stepping into a nice hot tub."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Actor)

"Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth - by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Time, Network, Racing, Talk, Word)

"I once bought an old car back after I sold it because I missed it so much and I had forgotten that it never ran. It was a British racing car. You know, because I just wanted it back. I could only remember what was good about it."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Car, Old, Racing)

"I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Music, Musicians, World)

"Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Concern, Opium, Racing)

"The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Horses, Racing)

"For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Sports, People, Care)

"We fully expect our competitors to join us in embracing open standards with their next redesigns."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Open)

"I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it's important to me."
- Patrick Dempsey
(Related: Love, Wife, Racing, Worry)

"But since we've been fighting for first or second place, it's grabbed the media's attention. I enjoy racing them. They are a good team and when you beat them it's something to be proud of."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Attention, Fighting, First, Media, Racing)

"I enjoy Saturday night racing."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Night, Racing)

"Finishing races is important, but racing is more important."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Racing)

"I want to be up front racing."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Racing, Want)

"When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Hunting, Racing)

"That strategy of racing for the top five and racing for the win is where everybody wants to be."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Strategy, Racing)

"To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Honor, Sound)

"No, we always had something to do because I did all the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching the atolls and stuff like that, so you could do that without showing the actual atoll or the set that you're going towards, but detailing all those guys racing towards it."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Boats, Racing)

"I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse."
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: Racing)

"The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand."
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: Car, First, Racing)

"The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Car, Ability, Anticipation, Mind, Racing)

"I have to accept risk as a racing driver."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Racing, Risk)

"Indy car racing is much more aggressive."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Car, Racing)

"Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: America, Racing)

"A racing driver has to be a good driver."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Racing)

"I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Racing, states, World)

"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Business, Home, Time, Family, Wife, Kids, Racing, Training, World)

"As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing."
- Carlos Ghosn
(Related: Boss, Company, Racing)

"I've always like roadracing, but you know how it is in a family when you're young. They thought it was a little too dangerous so I started with Trials riding."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Family, Thought, Trials)

"So while I was studying, I rode my Trials bike, then I moved to roadracing."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Trials)

"With roadracing, it takes a lot more time and money."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Money, Time)

"In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability."
- George Gilder
(Related: Change, Entrepreneurs, Stability)

"You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'"
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Family, Dream, Goal, Being, Help, Memory, Now)

"Road racing at the moment because it's still so new to me. I like the fact that they are longer and teamwork is important. I guess the same is true for track, it's just that I have used track this year as a training device to improve my sprinting in road racing."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Teamwork, Fact, Racing, Road, Training)

"I think racing and riding are two different elements of cycling. You either want to or not depending on what you want to get out of it."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Racing, Want)

"But my passion is racing cars. It's what I like to do in my off time."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Time, Passion, Racing)

"But I plan on dedicating specific training to track this winter for the next racing season."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Racing, Training, Winter)

"Racing Stripes was so much fun to do. It's one of the funniest movies I've seen in a couple years."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Movies, Fun, Racing, Years)

"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Love, Night, Racing)

"The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Policy, Act, Consequences, Economics)

"Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Sexuality)

"A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that you properly enter the event. Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes with the paying customers."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Racing, Running)

"Winter testing is essential but there comes a point where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing. You just want to get down to the real action."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Action, Racing, Testing, Want, Winter)

"Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Books, Literary, Office, Poison, Racing)

"I drove long distances like the 24 hours of Le Mans for years. But even this racing is now over. I retired."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Now, Racing, Years)

"I think the best way is to forget about racing people and just find territory that's fresh."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: People, Forget, Racing)

"Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it."
- Davy Jones
(Related: People, Actor, Boys, Now, Racing)

"Regardless, we are a two career household, and it's Dario's season, and I'm really excited about going racing."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Career, Racing)

"Horse racing is animated roulette."
- Roger Kahn
(Related: Racing)

"I cherished the dream of a country embracing all its people."
- Hamad bin Isla Al Khalifi
(Related: People, Dream, Country)

"If I'm out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I've got a favorite. If I'm jumping, I have a favorite, and if I'm racing, I have a favorite."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Favorite, Racing, Road)

"I've built a solid career there, but America's ten times the size. Now that we're onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Music, America, American, Audiences, Career, Now, Stars)

"The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, states, World)

"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, State, states, World)

"I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Acting, Interest, Racing)

"Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: Job, Racing, Running)

"There are so many people who have died of cycling, and that didn't happen when I was racing."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: People, Racing)

"I know I'll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Thought, Winning, Race, Racing)

"Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Experience, Time, Racing)

"Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Life, Wife, Ego, Racing, Self, Years)

"You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Love, Money, Racing)

"I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: People, Winning, Baby, Fun, Games, Past, Racing, Running)

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
- Lucretius
(Related: Angels)

"It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Question)

"As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Time, Change, Attitude, Career, Ending, Racing, Ski)

"My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I'm racing, to be keep myself more under control."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Attitude, Control, Now, Pressure, Racing)

"Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity and there are many accidents. It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Accidents, Racing, Ski)

"I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful."
- Barry Manilow
(Related: Music, Heart, Jokes, Race, Racing, Years)

"Racing a thoroughbred grand prix car in front of a home crowd will be a surreal and mighty experience."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Car, Experience, Home, Racing, Will)

"I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Car, Nothing, Racing)

"Fitness will be a major factor in the first race and I think that will play into the hands of drivers who have been racing recently, rather than people like me who haven't raced properly for a decade. I'am not one of the favourites to start with."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Fitness, People, First, Play, Race, Racing, Will)

"Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Charm, Energy, Man, Mind, Old, Racing, Wit, Years)

"I guess everybody saw it. It's a deal where I'd been racing cars a long time and I knew going around the track the fender was on the tire hard."
- Sterling Marlin
(Related: Time, Racing)

"I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games."
- Sid Meier
(Related: Power, Strategy, Games, Justice, Past, Racing, Right)

"I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Work, Boston, EnglFact, Now, Right, Trying)

"But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Day, Destruction, End, Iraq, Israel, Night, Racing, Weapons)

"It's all about racing on the track."
- Adam Petty
(Related: Racing)

"After hurting myself like that, I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition, mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business, and to be successful."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Business, Successful, Racing)

"Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Company, Job, Racing, Reflection)

"Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Knowledge, Dignity)

"There's something to be said for embracing who you are."
- Jeff Probst
"I guess it is the sense of personal satisfaction that racing gives you that I am probably going to miss, because in racing you get that feedback very quickly."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Racing, Satisfaction, Sense)

"In racing, I wanted to be a winner and to be a winner, you have to be willing to roll the dice."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Racing)

"My son is racing his first 24-hour this year with Porsche."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Son, First, Racing)

"Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion."
- Kimi Raikkonen
(Related: Ambition, Formula, Racing, World)

"My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Feeling, Racing)

"My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Drinking, Endurance, Racing, Training, Water, Weakness)

"Going to car racing school was phenomenal."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Car, Racing, School)

"A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Difference, Missionaries, Opinion, Racing)

"The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Change, Being, Cards, Cute, Difference, Poems, Trees)

"I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given me the same adrenaline rush as racing."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Racing)

"Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: People, Chance, First, Racing)

"We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Sex, Culture, Violence)

"The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Money, Racing)

"You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: War, Racing, Zone)

"It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Sports, Boxing, Racing)

"We have the best driver in the world in drifting and best guy in rally racing and stuff like that. So obviously there's a lot of stuff that I didn't do, but there's a lot of really incredible things that I don't think we've ever seen an actor do."
- Sean William Scott
(Related: Actor, Racing, World)

"Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Life, Blood, Racing)

"When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Car, Race, Racing)

"I thought: This is not racing, it's a suicide mission."
- Barry Sheene
(Related: Mission, Racing, Suicide)

"The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Work, Potential, Racing, Training)

"Again, racing for me was about energy management."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Management, Energy, Racing)

"Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Experience, Racing, Running)

"That's how I taught myself how to draw - tracing the ads and petting new clothes on the models."
- Stephen Sprouse
(Related: Clothes)

"In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Work, People, Adventure, Beginning, Chance, Racing)

"If NASCAR racing gets any more exciting, I may not be able to stand it."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: May, Racing)

"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Business, Profession, Racing, Writing)

"To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war."
- George Steiner
(Related: Peace, War, Men)

"We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Fact, Racing, Sales)

"We were racing at circuits where there were no crash barriers in front of the pits, and fuel was lying about in churns in the pit lane. A car could easily crash into the pits at any time. It was ridiculous."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Car, Time, Lying, Racing)

"From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Racing, Today)

"But to personally satisfy my own adrenalin needs, I've been racing cars a little bit, which has been fun."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Fun, Needs, Racing)

"I've been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I'm happy to let others make the big decisions."
- Mats Sundin
(Related: Time, Decisions, Racing)

"Ultimately I am happy that everybody is embracing hip hop and the sounds from the streets."
- Ice T
"A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: Accuracy, Clients, Racing)

"I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Experience, Thought, Racing, Theory)

"In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Men, Class, Racing)

"By means of tracing-paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that."
- John Tenniel
(Related: Design, Wood)

"Racing is in my blood, I can't quite get out of it yet."
- Dick Trickle
(Related: Blood, Racing)

"I will drive flat out all the time. I love racing."
- Gilles Villeneuve
(Related: Love, Time, Racing, Will)

"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
(Related: First, Formula, Racing, Wishes)

"And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Car, Formula, Racing)

"Anything happens in Grand Prix racing, and it usually does."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Racing)

"You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Cricket, Racing)

"I don't sleep much. I'm on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything."
- Bill Walton
(Related: Wife, Machine, Mind, Racing, Sleep)

"If you spend all of your time racing ahead to the future, you're liable to discover you've left a great present behind."
- Tom Wilson
(Related: Time, Future, Present, Racing)

"More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars and motorcycles are in the works."
- Brock Yates
(Related: Books, Foolishness, Racing)