Cycling Quotes

from Famous non-Cyclists.

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, tech him to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Tech a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring.” Desmond Tutu (born 1931)





“If the constellations had been named in the
20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.”
– Carl Sagan (1934-1996)





“Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

“I thought of that while riding my bike.”Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) on Theory of Relativity.





“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have so such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” – Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)



“Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)






“But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.” – Christiane Amanpour  (born 1958)




I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.
Michelle Pfeiffer (born 1958)






“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”  “Cycle paths will abound in Utopia.” –  H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946)




“One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” – Michael Palin (born 1943)



“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” – Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957)





“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” Emo Philips (born 1956)





“The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion.  Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well.”Ivan Illich (1926 – 2002)




“Often he would do a job for me without pay, because, as he put it, he never saw a man so in love with his bike as I was.”Henry Miller (1891 – 1980), My Bike and Other Friends.

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