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A Quote by Erma Bombeck on automobiles and children

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Erma Bombeck on automobiles and birth

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Erasmus Darwin on automobiles and driving

Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd steam! afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car; Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the field of air.

Erasmus Darwin (1731 - 1802)

Source: The Botanic Garden. Part i. Canto i. Line 289.

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on automobiles, balance, beginning, buddhism, children, day, life, miracles, newspapers, schools, understanding, and path

A Hair's Breadth In Burma there is a huge rock that balances on the edge of a cliff, kept from toppling, they say, by one hair plucked from Buddha's beard. Monks rise early to climb the steep, jagged path to view this miracle as the sun begins its day shining on the thin strand so delicately placed. I understand this pilgrimage, to witness life spared one more day. I saw a picture once in the newspaper of a car stalled at the foot of a steep embankment. A school bus had slid off the highway down the embankment and was kept from rolling, from killing the children, by the stalled car some driver had earlier cursed and kicked, stomping off through the snow, his day ruined. I cut out that picture, put it in a folder labeled "miracles," where I will put this one of the rock in Burma. And when my children complain about gathering for prayers before bed, I will take one out now and then to show them how precariously life is balanced.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: unpublished

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A Quote by Edward McDonagh on automobiles and individuality

The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to himself, his mobile Walden Pond.

Edward McDonagh

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A Quote by Edward de Bono on automobiles, intelligence, people, power, and separation

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

Edward de Bono

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on art, automobiles, daughters, dreams, heart, love, poets, science, and time

Sonnet: To Science Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities? How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise? Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies, Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing? Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car? And driven the Hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star? Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, The Elfin from the green grass, and from me The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Sonnet: To Science

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A Quote by Earl Wilson on automobiles and caring

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987)

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A Quote by Earl Wilson on automobiles

Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.

Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987)

Source: Field Newspaper Syndicate

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A Quote by E. B. White on automobiles and life

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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