100+ Best Driving Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational driving quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Driving Quotes

When I pull into a city and I rent a car and it’s Nashville, or it’s London, or I’m driving in the taxi to the hotel, and on comes one of my songs, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, they’re still playing these songs on the radio.’ And you still feel tearful and very grateful that somebody still likes these songs that you made up. — Randy Bachman

Ah, typical writing day? Well, I tend to do e-mail and the business stuff of writing more in the morning while my brain wakes up and then write more in the afternoon, sometimes from about 11 until 5, or 12 until 5. If a story is driving me nuts, I’ll work more in the evenings, but usually I try not to do that. That’s family time. — Shiloh Walker

The hacker community may be small, but it possesses the skills that are driving the global economies of the future. — Heather Brooke

In particular, this arm has 7 degrees-of-freedom that makes the overall motion of the arm very complex so that, before you start driving the arm, you should be very familiar with all the position it can get. — Umberto Guidoni

I don’t like to drive. I don’t like the aggressiveness that goes along with driving. — Heather Burns

It’s a very smart, progressive bunch, these people that make country music. They’re not country hicks sitting behind a desk with a big cigar giving out record deals and driving round in Cadillacs with cattle horns on the front grille: it’s a bunch of really wonderful, open-minded, great people down on Music Row that make this music. — Brad Paisley

Once, I took a taxi. I hate those limousines. They stink and their drivers have been driving dead people to the cemeteries. — Klaus Kinski

I didn’t get my licence because I wasn’t allowed to. But I haven’t had a seizure for a long time so I could, theoretically, get my licence. But I’m now just so used to not driving, I’m scared of what I’d do. — Hugo Weaving

Long practise in driving a racing car at a hundred miles an hour or so gives first-class training in control and judging distances at high speed and helps tremendously in getting motor sense, which is rather the feel of your engine than the sound of it, a thing you get through your bones and nerves rather than simply your ears. — Eddie Rickenbacker

The amount of energy saved by switching off the phone charger is exactly the same as the energy used by driving an average car for one second. — David J. C. MacKay

I’d rather do a great play than a mediocre play in New York. As much as I’d like to be seen in New York, that’s not my driving motivation. My motivation is to play great roles, wherever they happen. — Laila Robins

I think the word for me is survival, not ambition. I’m really a lucky man. I’ve always accepted whatever I was in, whether it was driving a taxi or entertaining. The jet set might not enjoy what I do, but I deal with the average person. — Don Ho

I lost myself in the bubble of music – driving myself to be a success. — Dan Hill

Xerox’s innovative technology and service offerings – delivered through an expanding distribution system with a lean and flexible business model – continue to solidify our market leadership, driving consistently strong earnings performance. — Anne M. Mulcahy

Mom always got me to school and the driving range while Dad was working. She also kept me quiet and humble. Both of them taught me to let my golf do the talking. — Rickie Fowler

If you were a kid in 1955, you would pick up a copy of ‘Popular Science’ and it would say, ‘This is the kind of car you’re going to be driving in five years or in 20 years you’ll be able to take a jet plane from New York to London in four hours,’ or something like that. We actually got used to the idea that the future’s going to be different. — David Gerrold

You don’t have to be Einstein to see that horse racing is dangerous. Those two ambulances driving behind you aren’t there for the scenery. I will never get over the fatalities of colleagues. It is the saddest and toughest part of this sport. — Tony McCoy

Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human… and we are the people driving that change. — Daniel Keys Moran

Well, you can say there is a self driving car. I’m seeing the automation of vehicles. Really, computer-assisted driving. I think that is really interesting to us because we are taking all of the sensors technologies and putting them in cars and making people safer. — Tony Fadell

You have to stick up for what you believe in. And that, to me, is the biggest thing you can do about driving inclusion. — Ginni Rometty

When I write fiction, I have the illusion of being able to control these fictional worlds and these characters, and to make them say what I want them to say. Of course, the problem is that it is an illusion, and by the end of it you realize that you’re not in control of it at all; the characters have taken over, and they’re driving the vehicle. — Ruth Ozeki

Global warming is controversial, of course, but the controversy is mainly over whether human activity is driving it. — Michio Kaku

Have fun, be active. Ride a bike instead of driving, for example. — Dan Buettner

My real thinking and planning gets done when I’m doing something else like driving or walking or taking the shower. — Liane Moriarty

I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better. — Dario Fo

I’ve been driving since I was 19 years old. — Kathleen Wynne

I have nightmares that I’m going to wake up, and everyone’s driving a Prius and living in a condo, and we’re all getting health insurance. — Kid Rock

Democratic politicians have disliked things I’ve written, Republican politicians… if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck. — Adam Clymer

I am a very hands-on person, and I like to be involved in driving my business. — Baba Kalyani

The purpose of driving traffic to your online business is to get customers. Once a prospect lands on your site, you still have to convert that prospect into a buyer. — Marc Ostrofsky

At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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

I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. — Barack Obama

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension. — Ayrton Senna

Faster roads are not always safer roads – and virtually all societies, democratic or authoritarian, prefer safety over speed, even if many of their citizens enjoy fast driving. — Evgeny Morozov

Personally, I attach great importance to research in fundamental sciences because I believe that no applied or developmental research can do without basic research as the wellspring and driving force. But, in this world of ours, often because of material gains and immediate interests, it is easy to neglect basic research. This should be avoided. — Wen Jiabao

I don’t like being famous – it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse. — Valentino Rossi

When I was driving home after registration, I heard this song on the radio, a guy singing about not ever going to class in college and always hanging out and singing for his friends. I laughed and said, I can relate, because it was so much like me. I realized right then I would pull out of school and pursue a music career. — Kat Edmonson

Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy. — Hugh Hefner

When you’ve been driving in the top category for 10 years, you’re obviously not a kid any more. You know, I’m married now and I’ve got two kids. That let’s you know you’re getting older. — Larry Dixon

We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions. — Melinda Gates

I’ve never wanted to drive a car fast for the sake of it. I mean, I like nice cars. I’ve got the Bentley, I’ve had a Lotus, I’ve had a Rolls-Royce and a few Jaguars, including an E-type. But I’m not somebody for driving tremendously fast. — Terry Wogan

I don’t care whether you’re driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you’re headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver. — Barack Obama

Driving around with a receding hairline and two kids in a Prius feels a bit boring for me. — Greg Fitzsimmons

I love what I do. That’s one of the reasons I’ve stayed. I love the community; I love driving to work. — Billy Beane

The thing about being in America is when you are driving with the sun on your back, there’s hip hop. I never used to be into hip hop, but there’s hip hop in the food, soul food, there’s hip hop in the cars. — Vanessa Brown

I like creating something from nothing and hearing it on the radio or on stage or from somebody driving down the street singing it. It’s like building a house, taking a vacant piece of land, and next thing you know, there’s a house with somebody living in it. — Harvey Mason, Jr.

I started walking rather than driving to get my coffee. I liked it so much, I do it for 45 minutes every day… You know those annoying people who are like, ‘If I don’t work out I feel… ugh’? I might be becoming one of those people. — Ross Mathews

I had a lot of fun driving race cars, but it wasn’t my No. 1 priority. — Carroll Shelby

Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young. — Rebecca H. Davis

I love to work. I really enjoy getting up really early and driving downtown. I just really love the process of acting and being on a series. — Portia de Rossi

My grandpa was the one; he started taking up golf when I was about two and introduced me to the game as far as just taking me to the driving range where I grew up playing. That was really all he had to do was let me hit a golf ball and kind of fell in love with it from there. He didn’t really have to teach me a whole lot or anything. — Rickie Fowler

I really love to drive. It’s really hard for me to be a passenger, even though I get to look around a little bit more, but I’ve gotten really good at driving and looking. — Catherine Opie

I would not waste time, as Senator Gillibrand does, on things such as dictating a national minimum driving age and sponsoring a ‘National Day of Play.’ I’d help New Yorkers understand that we get less in value from Washington than what we send there in taxes. — Wendy E. Long

I think I can speak with a degree of authority… today, the biggest driving force of movies is pace; God help you if you try to put in a scene that is about character and not plot. — Terry Hayes

I need to listen to chill music when I’m driving. It prevents road rage. — Aaron Paul

I claim Dickens as a mentor. He’s my teacher. He’s one of my driving forces. — Anne Rice

That’s the great thing about a series: you’re driving to work, and you have an idea for a story for your characters, and you can go into work, and it’s gonna be a television show. I mean that’s what’s great about the job. — James L. Brooks

My driving habits are so ingrained that the driving examiner would fail me in the first mile. That’s provided he hadn’t died of a heart attack by then. — Jasper Carrott

People at .08 are too impaired to drive. Studies show that at .08, the ability to perform critical driving functions is decreased by as much as 60 percent. — Frank Lautenberg

Sometimes, I’m driving along in my car, and a song from my high-school years comes on the radio: Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road.’ Just the opening few chords make me want to roll down the window and let the wind blow back my hair. — Dani Shapiro

Isn’t that wonderful? When we drove through several of the places we lived – Grand Rapids, Washington – they all had those placards. That they stood by the street and had in their hands placards that said ‘Gerald Our Ford’. That meant so much to us as we were driving into Washington. — Betty Ford

For my 23rd birthday, I received a nylon string guitar. I told myself that if I could play Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears In Heaven,’ then I could play the guitar. I practised every chance I got, driving my housemates insane, until several weeks later I had a shaky version of the song down. I wrote my first song on the guitar a few weeks after that. — Neil Jackson

Elizabeth Taylor was the first star for whom an offscreen narrative was equally as important as an onscreen one. Her private life became as much of a driving force of her fame and success as any role she played in the movies. — William J. Mann

Although I love snow, it messes things up terribly around Seattle, with all of our hills. I worry about my loved ones driving. — Deb Caletti

Honestly, the average American spends about 52 minutes a day in commute traffic. And as much as I love driving my car and many people like driving their car, commuting has never been fun for me. — Sebastian Thrun

I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven’t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically. — Brenda Laurel

Being poor with three small children is terrifying. You can’t make any plans. You know you’re not going on holiday, ever. There’s no way you could ever afford driving lessons or a car. And the guilt I used to feel: they had holes in their shoes, and at one point, I had to send them to school wearing Wellingtons when the sun was shining. — Sue Townsend

If I’m in Malibu driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway, my ’68 Dodge Charger usually is what I like to drive. — Brody Jenner

I always get scared of traffic cops when I’m driving, like I freak out even when I’m not doing anything wrong. I still think they’re going to pull me over and arrest me. — Leelee Sobieski

My driving record is not exemplary, but I have never had a speeding ticket over 100 m.p.h. I can say that unequivocally. — Carl Hiaasen

I’m a typical guy. Driving cars and speed are really fun. — Luke Mably

You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do. — Rebecca H. Davis

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. — Jenna Morasca

What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon. — Henry Cloud

My little boy, West, and my wife, they’re my rock and that’s the thing that keeps driving me to do better at what I do professionally. There was a time in my career where I had been on this huge roller coaster ride and I’d really got in the spot where I could’ve hung up it and just been a songwriter. — Randy Houser

You’ve got to be closer to the edge than ever to win. That means sometimes you go over the edge, and I don’t mean driving, either. — Dale Earnhardt

I do catch myself driving around singing tunes, but I don’t know if it’s necessarily show tunes. — Bryan Clay

It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. — L. Doctorow

Anybody I grew up with in this area – they’re still a mate. Lots of people in the Prahran area gave me my first go. Sold me my trucks on… I don’t know, 100 deposit and 100 a month. Without the support of those guys, you’d still sort of be driving a truck. — Lindsay Fox

People feel very emotional about cars, and I don’t want them to feel bad about driving a fast car. — Henrik Fisker

Mortality applies to every aspect of life. The fear of death is the driving fear of life. — Nick Tosches

I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn’t think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved. — Clyde Tombaugh

We’re not going to persuade people in the developing world to go without, but neither can we afford a planet on which everyone lives like an American. Billions more people living in suburbs and driving SUVs to shopping malls is a recipe for planetary suicide. We can’t even afford to continue that way of life ourselves. — Alex Steffen

The Security Council represents the situation from 1945 – you had the Allies who won the war who occupied that. The defeated guys – the Germans and Japan – were out. The occupied countries had no voice. That was fine in ’45, but today, Germany rules Europe, frankly. They are driving Europe but have no voice. — Mo Ibrahim

When I was 7, an old lady was driving too fast in my neighborhood and hit me with her car. I was running out of the house, and when I got halfway into the street, my mom saw the car and yelled for me to run back. As I turned around the car hit me, dragged me five houses down the road, and I fractured my collarbone. — Rutina Wesley

You have to maintain the balance between fast growth and smooth growth. It’s like driving a car and knowing when to balance the gas pedal and the brake. — Guo Guangchang

Driving up the value of the advertising is a big commitment for Microsoft. — Bill Gates

If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving? — Mario Andretti

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the ‘rich’ is likely to result in an economic burnout. — Terry Savage

I believe in conscientious capitalism; that’s a kind of driving force with me. — Zachary Levi

We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana’s economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country. — Brian Schweitzer

My dad was a physician. As a kid, I remember driving around with him on weekends so he could do his rounds at the hospital and talk to patients. We’d spend time in the car talking about what was going on with them, their stories. — Pierre Omidyar

Our users are trapeze artists, high school football coaches – I got cornered by a couple of theoretical physicists who said Dropbox lets them collaborate across the world and share their experiments’ results. They were raving about how it’s driving their research. — Drew Houston

I’m not going to just stop doing it because I got hurt once. People get hurt in car wrecks every day, and they don’t stop driving the car the rest of their life to work. It’s my passion. It’s what I want to do with my life. It’s a part of what I do. — Tony Stewart

It’s almost therapeutic driving there and driving back (to North Carolina), with the time you get to think about things as well as create checklists. — Kurt Busch

I am an obsessive personality. And if you are an obsessive personality, you need to be aware of it and be able to drive it with success. There are moments in your life when you are driving it well, but you shift and you shift badly and you hurt yourself. — Lapo Elkann

Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business. — Robert Falcon Scott

I’ve learned from numerous sources that e-mail marketing is still far more effective in driving book sales than social media. That’s why we all get those e-mail blasts from Amazon every morning. — Teresa Medeiros

I really like driving cars. I love car games. — Kodi Smit-McPhee

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