quote by Don Mattingly

We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don't work out the way we want.

— Don Mattingly

Cheering Backseat quotations

A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive.

I am like the little rock n' roll backseat driver.

The backseat produced the sexual revolution.

You can be totally rational with a machine.

But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.

Sometimes, things don't work out the way we want them to.

Look, if you're driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I'd rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.

To his amazement, he could already hear Henry snoring in the backseat.

That guy could fall asleep on a car trip to the mailbox.

Not a mark on it. (Joe) Yeah. Wanna check the backseat, where Steele is sitting? I’ll bet there’s a big stain there. (Tee)

When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver!

Has anybody here ever been driving along in their car, smoking a cigarette, and you flick it out the window, and you drive for a few miles, and you start to smell smoke, and you turn around, and you look in the backseat, and grandma is playing with herself?

It was funny to just take a backseat and be like, 'Wow, I might be in this crazy place, but maybe I don't need to understand everything, maybe I don't need to be someone else.'

An indoor (or backseat) childhood does reduce some dangers to children;

but other risks are heightened, including risks to physical and psychological health, risk to children's concept and perception of community, risk to self-confidence and the ability to discern true danger

Mankind is supposed to have evolved in the treetops.

But I have examined my sense of balance, the prehensility of my various appendages, and my attitude toward standing on anything higher than, say, political principles, and I have concluded that, personally, I evolved in the backseat of a car.

Fifteen-year-old girls produce children with sixteen-year-old boys in the backseat of cars and in the stairwells of apartment buildings. Why can't two loving adults who have contemplated parenthood and are prepared to offer love, patience, and devotion come up with enough chromosomal matter to stick together and create a child?

Here's the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat. What shows up in its place is greater compassion and understanding. Instead of being frustrated, you choose appreciation. And the more grateful you become, the more you have to be grateful for.

I've spread my legs in the backseat in a creative sense quite a few times.

On the way, I shared the backseat of Feyerabend's little sports car with the inflatable raft he kept there in case an 8-point earthquake came while he was on the Bay Bridge.

Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat driver” syndrome.

She sticks her tongue out at me and crosses her eyes.

Not sure why that made me want to do her in the backseat, but to each his own, I guess.

Children in backseats cause accidents. Accidents in backseats cause children.

This is not the party of Reagan. Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in the state of Mississippi.

Intimacy doesn't have all that much to do with backseats of cars.

Real intimacy is brushing your teeth together.

In the backseat Moose and Squirrel inhabited a pair of six-year-old-twins, and wouldn't stop bickering and picking their noses. They were clearly in their element.

There are responsibilities which are parental responsibilities and those are the types of things we prepare the next generation for, but no one tells you how to answer the kids' questions in the backseat of the car when they want to know what the world is for or where they came from or why any of this is happening.

The military has a huge role in the economy [of Pakistan] with big stakes and, as you say, it has constantly intervened to make sure that it keeps its hold on policy making. Well, I hope, and there seem to be some signs, that the military is taking a backseat, not really in the economy, but in some of the policy issues. If that can continue, which perhaps it will, this will be a positive development.

If you're training in a combat sport, deliciousness takes a backseat.

Having my daughter in the backseat with her best friend, singing "Let It Go," the Frozen song, at the top of her lungs, and just watching her sing when she thinks no one is watching. That, to me, is pure love.

I will take a backseat to no one in keeping America safe.

I have a very clear set of proposals about how we defeat ISIS.

While shooting Ten I was sitting in the backseat, but I didn't interfere.

Sometimes, I was following in another car, so I was not even present on the "set", because I thought they would work better in my absence.

I feel it's easier to sit in the backseat and go, "Oh, yeah, let's go there.

" You're not worried about getting to the destination. But the guy or the woman who has to get you to the destination is worried about a lot of other things, so my job as an actor is to try as many things as possible, be as open as possible, listen, and keep my heart open.

Technology has a great deal to do with it.

The Panaflex camera was a big breakthrough when it came along; it changed everything, because now you could shoot from the perspective of a person riding in the backseat of a car.

So we have that, where there are moments where it's just Nic Cage and Amber Heard and you're in the car with them and it's not stuff flying at your face but you're literally sitting in the backseat. You're sitting there and it's just sort of interesting. At the same time we're going to throw cars and guns and bullets and frogs and naked people at your face because it's fun and that's the roller coaster. We do write some things for 3-D.

I'd like to have a kid, and I'd like to be driving around.

I know a kid is going to be a big part of my life. I can trust my kid. I know my kid would be in the backseat of my car, and when I say You wanna get some ice-cream? he's going to be happy. My brother has kids. I see that trick work, the ice cream trick.

Though my wife thinks I'm mad, I know I'll drop my daughter to the parties she's invited to. I'll want her friends to say, "Wow what a handsome father you have!" When she's with her boyfriend in the backseat of our car, I'll be at the wheel, driving her around.

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