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Thoughts on Speed

Published: Jun 13, 2015 06:24:00 AM IST
Updated: Jun 13, 2015 03:05:20 PM IST
Thoughts on Speed
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Direction is so much more important than speed. Many are going nowhere fast.
Unknown

Speed is a great asset; but it’s greater when it’s combined with quickness—and there’s a big difference.
Ty Cobb

It’s like driving your car. If you drive too fast on the highway, you will topple, so you better maintain your speed. Life is similar to that, and that’s the way you have to control
your head.
AR Rahman

When you walk the track and you see a corner and realise you were going round it at 160 mph, you wonder who could be so stupid to take a corner at that speed. But in the car, you don’t even think about that.
Sebastian Vettel

The only problem with the speed of light, is it gets here too early in the morning.
Danny Nevrath

Ok, so what’s the speed of dark?
Steven Wright

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Aldous Huxley

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.
Woody Allen

Speed can’t always get you wickets.
Kapil Dev

Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles M Schulz

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.
Neil Sheehan

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.
Ayrton Senna

There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.
Murray Walker

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti

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(This story appears in the 26 June, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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