automobiles

A Quote by Robert Cringely on automobiles and computers

If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.

Robert Cringely

Source: InfoWorld

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A Quote by Robert Cringely on automobiles and computers

If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.

Robert Cringely

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A Quote by Rita Rudner on automobiles and men

To attract men, I wear a perfume called "New Car Interior."

Rita Rudner

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A Quote by R. H. Grant on automobiles, leadership, energy, and sales

A salesman, like the storage battery in your car, is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.

R. H. Grant

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on automobiles, giving, government, money, power, and teenage

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Paul Harwitz on automobiles, caring, and technology

The marvels of modern technology include the development of a soda can which, when discarded, will last forever, and a $17,000 car which, when properly cared for, will rust out in two or three years.

Paul Harwitz

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marshall McLuhan on aggression and automobiles

THe car has become the caraspace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980)

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A Quote by Maggie Scarf on anger, automobiles, order, and sports

Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderful responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order.

Maggie Scarf

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on automobiles, dance, joy, pleasure, sleep, and youth

But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell! Did ye not hear it?-No! 't was but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street. On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 22.

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