Oil Sayings and Quotes

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

We need a balanced, long term energy policy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and preserve the beauty of the land we love.     

Heather Wilson

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.     

Miguel de Cervantes

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.     


The more we focus on using renewable fuels, the less we are dependent upon foreign oil.     

John M. McHugh

God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A little oil makes machinery work easy.     

Fanny Fern

To keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.     

Mother Teresa

Whoever controls oil controls much more than oil.     

John McCain

Oil is a lousy investment because it isn't an investment. It's just a bet--and it's a bet with a ticking time bomb attached to it.     

Dan Dicker

There is no free market for oil.     

T. Boone Pickens

Oil creates the illusion of a completely changed life, life without work, life for free. Oil is a resource that anaesthetises thought, blurs vision, corrupts.     

Ryszard Kapuscinski

The oil market is especially sensitive even to a hint of expansion or contraction in supply.     

James Surowiecki

Oil is ancient wealth in the ground.     

Harold Hamm

We aren't addicted to oil, but our cars are.     

R. James Woolsey, Jr.

Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it.     

J. Paul Getty

Oil prices have certainly become a threat for the world economy.     

Rodrigo Rato

Oil demand is going to continue to grow as population grows.     

Rex Tillerson

We have to get the oil where the oil is.     

Ron Johnson

Oil has allowed us to think about economics as though energy doesn't matter.     

Andrew Nikiforuk

Oil is a very important component of economic growth.     

Maria Bartiromo

It's not oil that runs the world, it's shame.     

Sherman Alexie