Have you ever ‘twisted’ a famous quote to better suit your intent?
Of course you have; who hasn’t?
I felt the urge to ‘fix’ a few quotes in order for them to speak to the petrolhead in me – today we shall focus on the Biker part. The possibilities are multitudinous!
‘The greatest glory in riding lies not in never falling, but in riding (again) every time we fall.’ – Nelson Mandela
‘Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.’ – Mother Teresa, to her motorcycle.
‘Do not ride where the path may lead, ride instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘A motorcycle is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’ – Helen Keller
‘Only a life lived for riding is a life worthwhile.’ – Albert Einstein
‘Love the bike you ride. Ride the bike you love.’ – Bob Marley
‘If you’re offered a seat on a motorcycle, don’t ask what motorcycle! Just get on.’ – Sheryl Sandberg
‘Of all the noises known to man, engine knock is the most expensive.’ – Moliere
‘When bikers go riding, they shouldn’t question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.’ – Sol LeWitt
‘A day without riding is a day wasted.’ – Charlie Chaplin
‘Riding is one of the best ingredients of survival.’ – Aung San Suu Kyi
‘Motorcycles are mankind’s greatest blessing.’ Mark Twain
‘I realize that riding isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.’ – Anne Wilson Schaef
‘A motorcycle ride is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.’ – Grenville Kleiser
‘We shall never know all the good that a simple ride can do.’ – Mother Teresa
‘There are always new places to go riding. For any biker, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.’ – Jack Nicklaus
‘Life without motorcycles is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.’ Khalil Gibran
‘When the going gets tough, the tough go riding.’ – Joe Kennedy
‘You miss hundred percent of the rides you never take.’ – Wayne Gretzky
‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of riding than in a year of conversation.’ – Plato
‘We don’t stop riding because we grow old; we grow old because we stop riding.’ – George Bernard Shaw
‘Whatever you ride, ride with all your might.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero
‘Two bikes are better than one.’ – John Heywood
I think I’ll end here, for now. Perhaps I’ll do more of these if they are liked-enough by my Three Best Fans and the Masses beyond them.
(Got some more that I haven’t mentioned? Drop them in the comments – if they’re good, I’ll include yours in the follow-ups.)