76+ 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

Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is to impress your personality on the road. Martin Amis

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above average drivers. Dave Barry

When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best. Willie Nelson

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. Erol Ozan

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

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control. Criss Jami

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?  it’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s good by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. Jack Kerouac

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. Colin Powell

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

You’ve turned into quite a bossy little thing, Myrnin said. I think I might like it. Rachel Caine

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Emerson

I’ve seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over. Benedict Cumberbatch

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.

You can’t just make me different and then leave. John Green

Your headlights don’t scare me. Ilona Andrews

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic. Dan Rather

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said Parking Fine. Tommy Cooper

If you have no good drive in you, your life will not be steered through a good direction. It will miss its destined station. Passion or drive is what moves the vehicle of a fulfilled life. Israelmore Ayivor

You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going. Ellen DeGeneres

He likes driving very fast on the wrong side of the road, said Sarah. Which I can completely understand. Hilary McKay

Wherever you are, be all there. Jun Elliot

Millions of deaths would not have happened if it weren’t for the consumption of alcohol. The same can be said about millions of births. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari, you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway, and you step of the gas. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Just because you’re sober, don’t think you’re a good driver, Cookie. John Irving

Many police officers watch for vehicles without headlights because it’s a telltale of a drunk driver. Robert James Thomson

Writing is not a great profession as a lot of writers proclaim. I write because this is something I can do. Another thing very often I think a lot of writers write because they have failed to do other things. How many writers can’t drive? A lot. They’re not practical. They are not capable in everyday life. Ha Jin

Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America. Ken Burns

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road. Amit Kalantri

I’m driving my dad’s old ute. So it’s a manual ute. It’s massive, so when people see me coming, they just kind of run away! Bindi Irwin

The cars rushing below knew nothing. People in cars weren’t New Yorkers anyway, they’d suffered some basic misunderstanding. The two boys on the walkway, apparently standing still they were moving faster than the cars. Nineteen seventy five. Jonathan Lethem

I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed. Charles Kuralt

I was never more alive than when the Dark Passenger was driving. Jeff Lindsay

I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Stevenson

No really. If you only have seven years left, that means the Reaper will be dropping round for tea and buns in about 61,000 hours from now. You therefore shouldn’t be wasting time by pootling to the garden centre at walking pace. So come on, grandad. The clock’s ticking. Pedal to the metal. Or you’ll be in your flowerbed before the plants you bought. Jeremy Clarkson

I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. Walt Whitman

She described to us six lanes worth of unadulterated fear, populated exclusively by motorists whose driving education had been paid for by the blood of pedestrians. Jeff Deck

I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It’s a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break up of your marriage. Rory Bremner

Never has your Buick  found this forward a gear. Richard Hugo

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. Douglas Adams

People are like, Oh, you can’t take humans out of the loop, I’m a human and I’m an awesome driver. And I’m like, no, man, you’re not an awesome driver. You’re a monkey, and monkeys suck at making decisions. Tim Cannon

I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I’m free. Vin Diesel

It’s when I’m on the road that I begin to wonder, why I didn’t get out of the way of the truck. Anthony T. Hincks

I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it. Grace Jones

The chances of the driver’s mind being on the road are usually way too low when on a highway. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I climb behind the steering wheel I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey but it leads to freedom. Corinne Hofmann

Shayna was a woman possessed by the ghosts of Indy racers past. Damn those evil ghouls. Cecy Robson

Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway. Lay me down in sheets of linen, you had a busy day today. Elton John

I was still thinking we’d gone halfway to another world but here we were again under the same McDonald’s sky. Felicity Castagna

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin

Driving your body under the influence is a cause of car accidents. Tamerlan Kuzgov

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen

I didn’t know then that driving in India would help me develop a steadfast mind like an archer, capable of staying calm and focused amid the mayhem of traffic. Ranjani Rao

Auto racing, bullfighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports all the others are games. Ernest Hemingway

The sun was starting to shine bright by the time we rolled out of the yard, and while Daddy drove and tried to drink his coffee, I ate my buttered biscuit, and for the first time began to feel that I had stepped over the line of being a child, and into being a man. Joe R. Lansdale

Among all the machines, motorcar is my favourite machine. Amit Kalantri

I hate when people think I’m able to drive just because, legally, I can. Emily Henry

You don’t like hot rod racing or driving late at night, you just want to park where it’s nice and dark. Elvis Presley

Cabrillo use an old stock car driver’s trick, weaving the jeep to slosh the gasoline in the tank. It seemed to work because the engine purred. Clive Cussler

To be a racing driver it’s essential you have very good eyesight, and that’s especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you’re travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110 metre braking point, and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving. Allan McNish

They drove, the city slowly dissolving around them and breaking up into fields and trees. Brian Evenson

So, a lot of people who work rotating shifts and they work at night, their bodies are set to want to be awake during the day and sleep at night. So, there are some people who have a lot of trouble adjusting their rhythms and they have trouble working the night shift, they’re sleepy, they’re drowsy driving home. Shelby Harris

Some car accidents are caused by the ignorance or disbelief of the fact that a driver’s eyes and mind can be thousands of kilometres apart. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend. David Trimble

For one whole year he did nothing but drive, traveling back and forth across America as he waited for the money to run out. Paul Auster

One night I was driving and so infatuated with dipping French fries into my milk shake that I drove right through a stop sign. The cop who pulled me over had no mercy. Arielle Kebbel

The best of that So Cal feeling really was something you wished you could bottle. Philip Wyeth

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long! If you’re going my way, I wanna ride it all night long! Rascal Flatts

Certified stunt drivers earn a living, unlawful dangerous driving will earn you tragedy. Wayne Chirisa

If you don’t have regular and accurate financial statements, you’re driving your business 100 miles an hour down a one way street the wrong way, at night, in the fog, without lights. Jim Blasingame

Try not to give the driving seat of your mind to anyone. People are happy to drive you to regrets. Vineet Raj Kapoor

I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road. Jay London

Everybody in Queens drives too fast, like they’re trying to kill someone. A.D. Aliwat

I was driving home the other night, listening to the radio, and the guy filling in for Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM was talking to some other guy about Nazis, UFOs, the Kennedy Assassination, time travel, and George Bush, and how it all relates to OneWorldGovernment. This, of course, made me think about barbell training. Mark Rippetoe

Every now and then, even the best driver around can still crash  granted, if the surrounding people are sound asleep at the dash. Criss Jami

I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don’t think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage. Todd Barry