quote by Valentino Rossi

To be a great motorbike racer, the most important thing is passion for the bike.

— Valentino Rossi

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Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa— Who knows most, knows least.

From the time I was six years old, I wanted to be a BMX Racer and be the best.

This isn't a picture filled with wonder and a sense of fun;

it's so jaded and crass that I almost wonder if it's a highly unscientific experiment designed to gauge how little audiences will settle for these days. Manic and multicolored, "Speed Racer" is an excess of nothingness.

With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

On 'Into The Wild' I spent months risking my life and on 'Speed Racer' I spent 60 days acting in front of a green screen. No danger to my physical self, but I sure had to use my imagination.

Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners.

That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.

Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track, and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey, and you go to jail.

For 50 years bike racers have been taking stimulants.

Obviously we can do without them in a race, but then we will pedal 15 miles an hour (instead of 25). Since we are constantly asked to go faster and to make even greater efforts, we are obliged to take stimulants

There are two types of racers- cheaters and losers.

I am a racer. I'm not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That's what I do. I don't go on vacations. I don't take my family on vacations because I don't have a family. My family is the racing family.

I put the number 7 on my t-shirt because this is the number of my championships but also because it was the number of Barry Sheene, who was a great hero of mine and a truly great racer.

I feel like I've been blessed with the ability to do what I do and I guess, I ultimately want to be remembered for being an out-and-out racer; just driving at the seat of my pants and doing it the right way and winning for the right reasons. The right values.

The beauty of running is its simplicity;

the beauty of runners is that we all have a similar drive to improve. We are either trying to run a personal best, or toeing the line for the first time, which will snowball into a future of trying to run personal bests. We road racers are a tight community of mileage-happy, limit-pushing athletes.

Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement.

What sets these - and all - racers apart from less daredevilish mortals is their complete lack of fear and their joy of doing something on the edge. They love to speed because it is dangerous.

In rowing as in life, there are competitors and there are racers.

The competitor works hard and rows to his limit. The racer does not think of limits, only the race.

Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers.

I use to think all road racers were nuts. You know racing around a track at that speed.

One of the things that I wound up loving about being involved with a bike racer was learning how to bike and how that really creates solitary time for you to reflect on things and nobody can get a hold of you.

I was so grateful to have made 'Into the Wild' before I made 'Speed Racer' because on 'Speed Racer' I was indoors every single day, every single scene, on a green screen. Some of the time, just to pass the time, I would think back to climbing mountains in Alaska. That really helped me.

Ski racers are built odd with overbuilt butts and legs.

I want to do a movie on sports - like a movie on a racer or a marathon runner - as I feel I'll fit that bill perfectly.

Pouter, tumbler, and fantail are from the same source;

The racer and hack may be traced to one Horse; So men were developed from monkeys of course, Which nobody can deny.

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there.

He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him.

A lot of the stuff in 'Speed Racer' has never been done before, from it having a multi-tone, to it having a retro-cool family movie, to having the photo-realism with the CG-backgrounds and infinite focus the way they worked with these digital cameras, to even the color experimentation.

I've been happy with my life. Also very lucky. I lead two lives - businessman and racer - and it feels like the best of both worlds.

I never thought of retiring. I'm a racer.

I lean on a lot of drivers. I have a dirt racing background so I gravitate towards asking for advice from drivers who also dirt race, people like Clint Bowyer since dirt racers seem to have a similar driving style and like the car set up similarly.

But I'm a racer, that's what I've always been.

I just want someone to put me in a car and leave me there.

The only healing I’ve ever known is getting back in that race car — for all us racers.

It is adverse to talent to be consorted and trained up with inferior minds and inferior companions, however high they may rank. The foal of the racer neither finds out his speed nor calls out his powers if pastured out with the common herd, that are destined for the collar and the yoke.

I had professional stunt racers teaching me how to drive.

Well, when I was a kid and I watched 'Speed Racer,' I used to always watch it in the morning with my cereal. And when I ate the cereal, I would pour soda into the cereal because we never really had milk for some reason, I don't know.

Speed Racer is good to cut your teeth on, but if anyone has not seen Akira, go get it.