Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

— Mario Andretti

The most successful Mario Andretti quotes that are free to learn and impress others

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

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If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.

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It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.

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Mario Andretti quote If you have everything under control, yo

If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.

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If you think you're always in control, then you're not going fast enough.

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If you don't come walking back to the pits every once in a while holding a steering wheel in your hands, you're not trying hard enough

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Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.

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Mario Andretti quote If everything seems under control, you'r

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.

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Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day.

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If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.

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If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

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Mario Andretti quote If everything is under control, you are

If everything is under control, you are not moving fast enough

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Failure is sucess if we learn from it.

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A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.

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The first time I fired up a car, felt the engine shudder and the wheel come to life in my hands, I was hooked. It was a feeling I can't describe. I still get it every time I get into a race car.

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About Mario Andretti

Quotes 63 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Celebrity
Birthday October 16

I don't have many superstitions, just dumb things I don't talk about.

I will not sign an autograph with a green pen.

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In racing, there is no question who is best - the first one to cross the finish line wins first prize. But with wine, even if you make the best wine in the world, someone isn't going to like it, because it isn't their style. Judging wine is very subjective.

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Desire is the key to motivation.

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

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Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.

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Nobody is born with a steering wheel or a gear shift in his hand.

It's something you choose to do or you don't.

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When a car's ahead of you, as long as you can see it, you get a tow, just like the draft in NASCAR. Even if it's a long ways down the track, it punches a hole in the air that has to help. When you're running alone, you can feel the difference, and it shows on the clock, too.

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I’ve always said I didn’t have a Plan B in life.

I was in pursuit of my dream from the very beginning. It’s all about desire and passion. At all costs.

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You do the best you can with what's thrown at you, then you try again.

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When you are losing it can seem like there is a black cloud following you around, but like they say there is a silver lining in every cloud.

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I count my blessings every day, quite honestly, because I take nothing for granted.

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Sometimes you have to bring back only the steering wheel so the car owner will know that you're giving it all you have.

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If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

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The man upstairs is pushing the buttons, and if your name happens to be on that button, well, thank you.

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I think social media really is a great tool.

It fascinates me when I tweet something and right away you get a response almost immediately.

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Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that's really what it feels like.

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Anybody who can drive and doesn't come out of it a rich man is a fool.

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

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Unfortunately, we don't educate drivers enough to be respectful on the road.

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Every NASCAR driver watches Formula One in the morning; they are well informed.

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I will always enter a race car from the left side. Always. Why? I have no idea.

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Whenever you're aggressive, you're at the edge of mistakes.

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Young drivers are supposed to be hard on equipment. That's how you learn.

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The United States is the only country where a driver can have a successful career - either in stock cars or IndyCar - and he won't need a passport.

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I had no problems staying motivated because things that were happening were things I looked forward to.

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It takes a lifetime to build tradition.

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Tom Carnegie will never be replaced.

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I look at myself as the luckiest man alive.

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I go to bed is around 11, and I do that for every race.

I get good sleep. I don't lie awake for any race. That's my routine.

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But really - look at the span of my career, and it's something people dream about. And to be spared major injury: I had some moments along the way, but being able to retire on my own terms after having driven during those decades when safety conditions were more precarious than today - am I lucky, or  what?

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From the driver's standpoint I had the same horrors, the same satisfactions, the same everything. The speed is relative. It's faster and things are happening quicker, but you have the equipment to handle it.

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If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.

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For every negative, there's a positive.

It's in everything. How you deal with life, outlook, how much energy you put into achieving something. That's why I detest entitlement. Anything that's worthwhile is going to call for some sacrifice. Nothing worthwhile will come to you without a price. People think in sports, you have different rules. You really don't. It's whatever motivates you.

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The passport changes but the blood doesn't

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Speed takes a little bit of getting used to, but rules have to be followed.

At any speed, the more you run, the more you get used to it.

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I don't have any feeling of accomplishment about anything unless there's a lot of risk to it.

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What is golden is miles under your belt, miles, miles, miles.

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