Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.— Jeremy Clarkson
Revolutionary Speed Limits quotations
Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.
Everyone asks me 'how it feels to fly.
' It feels like riding in a high powered automobile, minus bumping over the rough roads, continually signaling to clear the way and keeping a watchful on the speedometer to see that you do not exceed the speed limit and provoke the wrath of the bicycle policeman or the covetous constable.
I got pulled over by a cop, and he said, 'do you know the speed limit here is 55 miles per hour?'. So I said, 'oh, that's OK, I'm not going that far.'
There is a limit to the application of democratic methods.
You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
Because of its independence of surface limitations and its superior speed the airplane is the offensive weapon par excellence.
You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.
Without going to what I think is my limit.
I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort, and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.
There are no speed limits on the road to success.
The best advice is to take it easy, respect speed limits and do not try to make up time lost in the tailbacks on the open road.
Nothing is the speed limit of thought.
In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place.
Recycling and speed limits are bullshit. They're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed.
An illusion can never go faster than the speed limit of reality.
Wasn't it his right to listen to opera, read poetry and adventure novels, go to Europe every couple of months for some reason or another, and drive his Porsche over the speed limit until he found out who he was?
If you elect me the first Jewish justice of the peace, I'll reduce the speed limits to 54.95!
Just because you put higher-octane gasoline in your car doesn't mean you can break the speed limit. The speed limit's still 65.
I am a patriot, and I protest speed limits by exceeding them.
We must support government coercion over enforcing international protocols and speed limits on motorways if we want the global economy not to collapse and millions, billions of people to die.
It's very clear that there's a lot of double standards going on.
Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.
I don't need to break the speed limit.
But if I'm not passing other vehicles on the interstate, I get a little irritated.
Besides Germany, the only countries that don't have speed limits are places like Nepal, where road conditions are so bad that a limit would be beside the point. In other words, it's a little crazy that this is even a topic for debate in Germany.
It is a paradox to say the human body has no 'limit.
' There must be a limit to the speed at which men can run. I feel this may be around 3:30 for the mile. However, another paradox remains - if an athlete manages to run 3:30, another runner could be found to marginally improve on that time.
driving at the speed limit--hideous thought.
It is harrowing for me to try to teach 20-year-old students, who earnestly want to improve their writing. The best I can think to tell them is: Quit smoking, and observe posted speed limits. This will improve your odds of getting old enough to be wise.
I can't see a problem with imposing fines on drivers who violate traffic safety laws. The speed limit is the speed limit. A red light means stop. These things haven't changed since people got their driver's licenses.
I love driving fast. I grew up in Germany; we have the Autobahn here, where we can drive without a speed limit. And throughout my 20s, I always had fast cars, and I always went to the maximum. Like, my average cruising speed was 250 km/hr.
Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?" "Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it."
One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit.
At two-tenths the speed of light, dust and atoms might not do significant damage even in a voyage of 40 years, but the faster you go, the worse it is--space begins to become abrasive. When you begin to approach the speed of light, hydrogen atoms become cosmic-ray particles, and they will fry the crew. ...So 60,000 kilometers per second may be the practical speed limit for space travel.
Garcia wondered why people with JESUS stickers on their bumper always drove twenty miles per hour under the speed limit. If God was my co-pilot, he thought, I'd be doing a hundred and twenty.
When I test I never go right to the limit.
Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing.
There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.
I think part of Donald Trump's appeal is that he's a guy that does cut corners, that he's the guy that does get deals and maybe does break a speed limit. I think there was sort of a roguish, rascally, but I get things done even if I break the rules.
I had been in Africa for six weeks on a safari with my family.
I said, "You know, I made a lot of money. I am getting kind of burned out. I really want to do something special." So I went on this extended trip to Egypt, Kenya, Sardinia - I really did it, man. I was coming home, and while I was gone, they changed the speed limit from 65 to 55.