quote by Enzo Ferrari

What's behind you doesn't matter.

— Enzo Ferrari

Fantastic Motor quotations

Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.

The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose.

There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering;

all the rest are merely games.

Acoustic phonetics, which is developing and increasing in richness very rapidly, already enables us to solve many of the mysteries of sound, mysteries which motor phonetics could not even begin to solve.

It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds.

A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.

When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly.

And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.

I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defence of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter.

Mansell can see him in his earphone.

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

Nigel Mansell is the last person in the race apart from the five in front of him

Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.

I came from an environment where if you see a snake, you kill it.

At General motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is to hire a consultant on snakes.

The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity.

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

My wife is very patient. On our honeymoon in 1992, we got a motor home and drove from L.A. to Idaho and then down the coast. I was running a lot, then so she would drop me off, drive six miles, park and wait for me.

Don't think that even an engineer, when he buys a motor, takes it to bits to scrutinize it. Even he as a specialist buys from the external appearance. A motor ought to look like a birthday present.

I'm trying to engage issues of power and sexuality and money and life and death and power. Power is the most free-flowing element in society, maybe next to money, but in fact they both motor each other.

Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.

Your luck goes up and down like swings and roundabouts

I mean, I had fast motor cars and fast motor bikes, and when I wasn't crashing airplanes, I was crashing motor bikes. It's all part of the game.

To a dog, motoring isn't just a way of getting from here to there, it's also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy.

General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents and Congressmen and maintain them in power.

Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion.

A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand.

There are two types of people-anchors and motors.

You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because the motors are going somewhere and they're having more fun. The anchors will just drag you down.

I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it.

Hope is the destination that we seek.

Love is the road that leads to hope. Courage is the motor that drives us. We travel out of darkness into faith.

Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.

Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class…involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, ownership of motor vehicles, golf courses, small electric appliances, home and work place air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable...

History was a trash bag of random coincidences torn open in a wind.

Surely, Watt with his steam engine, Faraday with his electric motor, and Edison with his incandescent light bulb did not have it as their goal to contribute to a fuel shortage some day that would place their countries at the mercy of Arab oil.

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

You see in Once Upon a Time in the West the whole film moves around her [Claudia Cardinale]. If you take her out, there's no more film. She's the central motor of the entire happening.