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'Life is too short for traffic'

Published: Nov 15, 2014 06:25:09 AM IST
Updated: Nov 11, 2014 03:29:30 PM IST
'Life is too short for traffic'
Image: Chaitanya Dinesh Surpur

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.
Mac McCleary

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.
Author unknown

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
Author Unknown

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
John Updike

Life is too short for traffic.
Dan Bellack

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.
Colin Powell

No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the knights quite fulfils a man’s ego like an automobile.
William Rootes

I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.
Benedict Cumberbatch

Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people “the cops”. But you know, sometimes, you’ve just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!
Dave Attell

Reckless automobile driving arouses the suspicion that much of the horse sense of the good old days was possessed by the horse.
Anonymous

A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk back seat driver if he is very persuasive.
Demetri Martin

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

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(This story appears in the 28 November, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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