Driving Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old driving quotes, driving sayings, and driving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 and above is illegal in every state.     

Chuck Taylor

Driving a race car is like dancing with a chain saw.     

Cale Yarborough

It's meant driving fewer miles, staying closer to home and spending more time at the campground.     

Ken Sommer

He was driving at a safe speed for the conditions, doing approximately 10 mph below the posted speed limit. He wasn't under the influence or anything like that. It appears that the driver didn't do anything wrong.     

Larry Starkey

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

Charles Kuralt

Everything you need to get that relaxed driving that brings consistency only comes with practice.     

John Surtees

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

Love may be the best driving wheel, but anger is a pretty good second.     

Steven Tyler

I'm the one that's been driving this thing, man.     

John Conyers

When I'm driving the highway by myself is when I write best.     

Willie Nelson

The feeling of freedom, driving into scenery as green and lush as a postcard of Ireland was close to bliss.     

Diane Meier

Driving your car through deep pools of flood water is a great way of making your car unreliable. Smart people turn around and avoid it.     

Steven Magee

Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.     

Jean Baudrillard

Reckless driving is operating a vehicle in a speed or manner likely to endanger other drivers.     

Dave Jones

Driving at the speed limit--hideous thought.     

Stephenie Meyer

We will be driving three meters forward on the surface of Mars and leaving our lander for good.     

Kevin Burke

When we were driving, a semi was honking its horn at us.     

Dalton Sumner

I especially love driving down a hill directly at a tree and swerving to one side at the last moment. That's my way to relax.     

Boris Yeltsin

Driving in your world seems a bit dangerous.     

Missy Lyons

Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.     

Carroll Shelby

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

E. L. Doctorow

A driver reaches a destination by driving on that road, not by laying back to enjoy the view.     

Nabil N. Jamal

Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run.     

Bill Rodgers

Driving home, I'll be thinking about them.     

Juwan Howard

To the everyday driver, we'd like to say that, anytime you're engaging in something else while driving, that really does increase your crash risk by two to three times.     

Charlie Klauer

They're getting people with high speed coming up from behind. They're also seeing lane change violations. Aggressive driving in general, in terms of cutting people off, flashing their lights and things of that nature.     

John Burke

The road makes a noise all its own. It's a single note that stretches in all directions, low and nearly inaudible, only I could hear it loud and persistent.     

Gregory Galloway

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 driver that you have to sell on safety shouldn't be driving.     

Kyle Petty

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

Jay London

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

Driving a brand new car feels like riding around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window.     

Terri Guillemets

In driving, one assumes the danger of destroying life, beginning with one's own.     

Richard T. Kelly

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.     

Mac McCleary

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.     

E. B. White

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.     

Lewis Carroll

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.     

Amelia Earhart

People don’t take trips, trips take people.     

John Steinbeck

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

Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.     

Erol Ozan

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

Criss Jami

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

Colin Powell

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

No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who's driving.     

Bruce Springsteen

Driving is boring," Rabbit pontificates, "but it's what we do. Most of American life is driving somewhere and then driving back wondering why the hell you went.     

John Updike

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.     

Mary Ellen Kelly

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.     

Edward Abbey

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.     

Lewis Mumford

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.     

B. C. Forbes

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.     

Salma Hayek

Here's the thing, you just have to drive a lot faster, and if you don't get there, we're both fired.     

Bill Murray

No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.     

Russell H. Conwell

The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings.     

Lewis Hamilton

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.     

Erma Bombeck

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.     

Martin Luther King

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.     

Roger Bannister

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.     

Tommy Hilfiger

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

George Carlin

Until you’ve learned to drive, you’ve never really learned how to swear.     

Robert Paul

Take it easy driving, the life you save may be mine.     

James Dean

Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.     

Colin Mcrae

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.     

Dudley Moore

A city that outdistances man’s walking powers is a trap for man.     

Arnold Toynbee

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

Albert Einstein

Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway I get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio.     

Juan Manuel Fangio