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

Genuine Backseat Drivers quotations

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


Backseat drivers quote Straight roads do not make skillful drivers
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers

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

Backseat drivers quote Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's s
Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat and then get out of the way.

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!

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.

It's easy to be a backseat driver. It's even easier to be a backseat driver when you're not even in the same car.

When he sees little kids sitting in the backseat of cars, in those little car seats that have steering wheels, with grim expressions of concentration on their faces, clearly convinced that their efforts are causing the car to do whatever it is doing, he thinks of himself and his relationship with God: God who drives along silently, gently amused, in the real driver's seat.