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Off Road Quotes


"Go off-road...Practice a little daring." - Tony Snow

"Step off the road. Build yourself a brand new path." - Maya Angelou

"A person's life is a journey, a road. Sometimes you go off the road and sometimes you stay on all the way through. But you are the only one on that road. It's your road." - Bette Midler

"Street sign: Ho Hum Road & Easy Street In retirement, I look for days off from my days off." - Mason Cooley

"I'm one of the blind alleys off the main road of procreation." - Evelyn Waugh

"You might be a redneck if directions to your house include turn off the paved road." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Are we taking the drunken drivers off the road only to turn them into drunken pedestrians?" - Lawren Harris

"Sometimes failure is merely chasing you off the wrong road and onto the right one." - Paul Tudor Jones

"Being off the road is one of the greatest things ever. It's hard for me to be around my friends who are on the road." - Kevin Drew

"I know some lonely houses off the road A robber'd like the look of,- Wooden barred, And windows hanging low" - Emily Dickinson

"The world is my oyster. The road is my home. And I know that I'm better off Alone." - Ani Difranco

"Before someone gets their driver's license they should have to beat Rainbow Road on Mario Kart without falling off." - Anonymous

"When I used to drive on the road from L. A., one time in Arizona we went off-road to see what weird little towns are around. Loved Bisbee." - Doug Stanhope

"I will say that the high road can get so high that you can get a nose bleed, in which case you have to get off the high road." - Tim Gunn

"If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you, and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!" - Maya Angelou

"I'd done a very long project on Bridges To Babylon. I was on the road for ages with that. When I came off the road, I thought, the next thing I want to do on my own." - Mick Jagger

"I suggest taking the high road and have a little sence of humour and let things roll off your back. I think that's very important." - Sally Ride

"Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin' we're goin' one place and we end up another. But that's okay. The important thing is to start." - Ruta Sepetys

"I am driving an unfamiliar vehicle down a narrow road I've never seen before. Do you really want to be pissing me off right now?" - Jennifer Rardin

"Switching to light-coloured roofs and roadways would have the equivalent effect on greenhouse gas emissions to taking one billion cars off the road for eleven years." - Steven Chu

"We want lives of simple, predictable ease-smooth, even trails as far as the eye can see-but God likes to go off-road." - Tony Snow

"To me, the term 'middle-class' connotes a safe, comfortable, middle-of-the road policy. Above all, our language is 'middle-class' in the middle of our road. To drive it to one side or the other or even off the road, is the noblest task of the future." - Christian Morgenstern

"[On Malcolm Muggeridge:] He thinks he was knocked off his horse by God, like St. Paul on the road to Damascus. His critics think he simply fell off it from old age." - Katharine Whitehorn

"At least half of every city is wrong. From latitude 30 degrees to latitude 60, say, you've got to have the long axis of the house facing the sun. If the land is cut up into squares, that makes half of all houses wrong if they face the road. Even houses way in the country, and way off the road, face the bloody road. And from there, you just go wronger all the way." - Bill Mollison

"Our job is to get on the road and win one game now. It's a great position to be in. We were lucky to get home ice [advantage] this year. For some reason, we pulled it off at the end and we took advantage early in the series. Now, it's up to us to do our thing on the road." - Martin Brodeur

"I don't see love as some perfect happily ever after thing like it is in books and movies. It's more like a bumpy road filled with potholes...and detours. Sometimes we even veer off into the ditch. But the places that road will take you, the things you'll experience, are worth all of the uncertainty." - Melissa Brown

"I was told many years ago by my grandmother who raised me: If somebody puts you on a road and you don't feel comfortable on it and you look ahead and you don't like the destination and you look behind and you don't want to return to that place, step off the road." - Maya Angelou

"The rules of engagement are so lax that soldiers are shooting and killing Iraqis under mere suspicion, and tragedies are everyday. There are road killings, killings on the road when someone is trying to pass a convoy and they get shot. Or if a roadside bomb goes off, the soldiers just start shooting in all directions." - Yaroslav Trofimov

"In October 1917, we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, a world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Forgiveness lives alone and far off down the road, but bitterness and art are close, gossipy neighbors, sharing the same clothesline, hanging out their things, getting their laundry confused." - Lorrie Moore

"My feelings have changed about ballroom dancing because when I am mad I can dance to blow some steam off. Dancing is fun because you can dance to tunes like 'Hit the Road Jack'." - David

"I thrive on being on the road, waking up in a different place every day and having my life revolve around music. When you walk out in front of 300,000 people and pull it off, it validates you." - Sheryl Crow

"When I try to brush the road dust off of me and untangle all the wires in my head, I'm usually surrounded by music on a boat. But that's not how I wake up every day." - Kenny Chesney

"If you charge off with some political agenda that is not informed by clarity, you are going to end up with business as usual. The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it is not paved with clarity." - Terence Mckenna

"Once you embark on a road of imagination and creating, all bets are off. All preconceptions about what you must do, make, think, assume, and believe are yesterday's news." - Jon Rappoport

"There is a road that turning always Cuts off the country of Again. Archers stand there on every side And as it runstime's deer is slain, And lies where it has lain." - Edwin Muir

"Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." - J R R Tolkien

"When we got off the streetcar at Times Square, it was somewhat of a letdown. Newspapers were blowing about the road and pavement, and Broadway looked seedy, like a slovenly woman just out of bed." - Charlie Chaplin

"I have a full life off the road. I was never in it just for the money or the career. That's why I'm comfortable with myself. I know who I am out of the spotlight." - Dion DiMucci

"I feel like Cinderella sitting in the middle of the road with a pumpkin and a couple of mice, while Prince Charming charges off to rescue some other chick." - Cynthia Hand

"Once you embark on a road of imagination and creating, all bets are off. All preconceptions about what you must do, make, think, assume, and believe are yesterday's news." - Jon Rappoport

"When I was 15, all the boys at school had off-road motorbikes. I wasn't allowed to have one, so I just went out and bought one. My parents took the keys." - Katie Price

"I was just talking to Bono the other day, and he was like, "Are you doing shows?" I've just been off the road for a month-and-a-half, and he was like, "You lucky girl."" - Alicia Keys

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door, he used to say. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." - J R R Tolkien

"The characters are great, and this is the first adventure of the brothers Grimm, so there's plenty of potential to make a franchise. We've been quite successful in the past, so anything like that, if it does pay off with hopefully the good movie that I think it will be, it pays off also down the road." - Bob Weinstein

"As soon as you have good mechanical technology, you can make things like backhoes that can dig holes in the road. But of course a backhoe can knock your head off. But you don't want to not develop a backhoe because it can knock your head off, that would be regarded as silly." - Geoffrey Hinton

"There is no road towards peace; peace is the road" - Mahatma Gandhi

"World's most beautiful road is the road to peace!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Before I travelled my road I was my road." - Antonio Porchia

"The Road to Santiago is the road of ordinary people." - Paulo Coelho

"The road before us is shorter than the road behind." - Lucy Stone

"The road to success is wherever people need another road." - Robert Breault

"There is no road, the road is made by walking." - Antonio Machado

"The road to success is wherever people need another road." - Robert Brault

"Along this road, we won't stop moving forward Not even if we become separated from one another. For us, most of all, there was never a time, never a place where you could just stand still But even so, if there were times when we were afraid, when we'd look back on it all and wonder We'd just say that is was our destiny, wouldn't we? So we started off, all walking down the same road" - Tite Kubo

"He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." - J R R Tolkien

"I reach readers rather unintentionally, I think, and those readers likely connect with the slant, the off-kilter, the part of the road you can barely see from the well-traveled road. So, when I'm writing, I'm not thinking about audience at all. Instead, I'm trying to see behind those shrubs, down that hidden path. We're the weirdos of the world and there are so many weirdos." - Dawn Lundy Martin

"I have 120 employees on the road every day, and about 30 other employees off the road." - Kenny Chesney

"Justice is a jagged road." - Rene Balcer

"No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heat-Moon

"Follow the yellow brick road." - Yip Harburg

"Always take the high road." - John C Maxwell

"When stuck, hit the road." - John Fante

"Obedience is the road to freedom, humility the road to pleasure, unity the road to personality." - C S Lewis

"A big business man was telling Henry Ford about a coach driver of super-expertness with his whip. The driver was telling how he could flick a fly off his horse's ear with his whip-and, a fly alighting just then, he promptly did so. Next he spied a grasshopper beside the road, and he flicked it off with equal dexterity. A little further along the road the passenger noticed an insect on a bush, and nudged the driver to get him. Not on your life, replied the master of the whip. That there insect is a hornet sitting on his nest with an organization behind him. I leave him alone." - B C Forbes

"I'll give you a simple formula for straightening out the problems of the United States. First, you tax the churches. You take the tax off of capital gains and the tax off of savings. You decriminalize all and tax them same way as you do alcohol. You decriminalize . You make gambling legal. That will put the budget back on the road to recovery, and you'll have plenty of tax revenue coming in for all of your social programs, and to run the army." - Frank Zappa

"You can be angry and pissed off at the coach and put your head down and pout. Or you can rise above it, respect the decision, but also know that you're going to go and work that much harder and prove everybody wrong. And that's the road that I chose." - Carli Lloyd

"Health is the natural condition. When sickness occurs, it is a sign that Nature has gone off course because of a physical or mental imbalance. The road to health for everyone is through moderation, harmony, and a 'sound mind in a sound body'." - Jostein Gaarder

"I did a lot of work on energy efficiency at the White House. By the time I left we had taken the equivalent of six hundred cars a year off the road in reduced greenhouse gas emissions just in the White House complex." - William J Clinton

"I go on the road all the time, but I'm only performing for two hours a night, and then I'll do a meet-and-greet, and then I'll get a bite to eat, get drunk, pass out, wake up the next day, sleeping the next day, sleeping off the hangover, and then I'm in the next city." - Gabriel Iglesias

"When I started off as an actress, I did at a play at the Taper Too Theatre here in Los Angeles, called 'In The Abyss Of Coney Island.' That was more of a dramatic play. It was a small theater house. This was the first time I was literally on the road, doing a play, for four months." - Vivica Fox

"So You Want to Know All about her. Who she really is. (Was?) Why she swerved off the high road. Hard left to nowhere, recklessly indifferent to me. Hunter Seth Haskins, her firstborn son. I've been chocking that down for nineteen years. Why did she go on her mindless way, leaving me spinning in a whirlwind of her dust?" - Ellen Hopkins

"The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. Remember that. You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying on the road. You pick the smallest manageable part of the big thing, and you work off the resonance." - Richard Price

"I love going to work, doing acting. I love when I'm done with a movie or a TV show. I love hitting the road or being in the studio or going on tour. That's what I get off on. I don't need to have my business in the press and all that stuff. I'm pretty low key. It's all about the work for me." - Bryan Greenberg

"Who knows? Maybe they're right. Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings. Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it. But we have chosen a different road. And in the end that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose. We are even free to choose the wrong thing." - Lauren Oliver

"The car suddenly veered off the road and we came to a sliding halt in the gravel. I was hurled against the dashboard. My attorney was slumped over the wheel. "What's wrong?" I yelled. "We ca' stop here. This is bat country!" - Hunter S Thompson

"Stories set in the Culture in which Things Went Wrong tended to start with humans losing or forgetting or deliberately leaving behind their terminal. It was a conventional opening, the equivalent of straying off the path in the wild woods in one age, or a car breaking down at night on a lonely road in another." - Iain Banks

"The car suddenly veered off the road and we came to a sliding halt in the gravel. I was hurled against the dashboard. My attorney was slumped over the wheel. "What's wrong?" I yelled. "We can't stop here. This is bat country!" - Hunter S Thompson

"Best hope for what, Catman? Death? Bankruptcy? You know, my life was going along...well, rather crappily, to be honest, but at least no one was trying to kill me and no one was dying around me. Since I met you, my life has taken the high road to Shitsville, with no off-ramp in sight. (Susan)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"When I heard Jonathan [Cole's agent] repeat the figure of 55k-a-week, I nearly swerved off the road. 'He is taking the p**s, Jonathan!' I yelled down the phone. I was so incensed. I was trembling with anger. I couldn't believe what I'd heard." - Ashley Cole

"The beauty of the air, from the air... You haven't seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It's just all so beautiful. You'd never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off." - Nancy Bird Walton

"Off fall the wife, the mother, the lover, the teacher, and the violent artist takes over. I am I alone. I belong to no one but myself. I mate with no one but the spirit. I own no land, have no kin, no friend or enemy. I have no road but this one." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner

"Living's heavy work, but off to one side, the way we are, it's useless, too. It don't make sense. If I knowed how to climb back on the wheel, I'd do it in a minute. You can't have living without dying. So you can't call it living, what we got. We just are, we just be, like rocks beside the road." - Natalie Babbitt

"You're going to have to drive off the road and park behind thoses bushes," I instructed Vee. Vee leaned forward, peering into the darkness. "Is that a ditch between me and the bushes ?" "It's not very deep. Trust me, we'll clear it." "Looks deep to me. This is a Neon we're talking about, not a Hummer." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Through it all, this wild life on and off the road , through Jordanian deserts , Spanish islands, German prisons, Caribbean tax scams, halls of fame,wine, women, and all the drugs under the sun - one constant companion has never abandoned me . My first true love : singing Its been the savior of many poor boy, and God I know I'm one" - Eric Burdon

"At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and its more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. Its a lot more fun now with the family." - Dave Lombardo

"I'm sitting, waiting to get on the freeway, and I'm waiting my ass off. I look over at the side of the road, and there's a hitchhiker with a sign and it says, 'Pick me up, and you can drive in the carpool lane.' I got to tell you, he was kind of smelly, but he was a good conversationalist." - Doug Benson

"I play in bars all the time in the States, so I'm kind of used to it. I've just got off the road with the family in Australia, and I enjoyed it but it feels really good to be getting back to doing this stuff." - Martha Wainwright

"The road is narrow. He who wishes to travel it more easily must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane. In other words, he must be truly resolved to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things." - John of the Cross

"We can't expect entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to take their life savings or their company's money and invest in America if they think we're headed to the road to Greece. And that's where we're going right now unless we finally get off this spending and borrowing binge. And I'll get us on track to a balanced budget." - Mitt Romney

"At first Disco Night wasn't meant to be a book, although I'm always thinking about that in the back of my mind. It started off as a series of exploratory road trips that I was doing with Christian Hansen, who I dedicated the book to." - Peter van Agtmael

"I took a complete year off the road, but a big part of that year was making 'The Big Revival.' I needed that down time just so I could concentrate. The one thing that starts it all for us is the music. That's what you create in the studio. That's where the magic happens." - Kenny Chesney

"When I heard Jonathan [Cole's agent] repeat the figure of 55k-a-week, I nearly swerved off the road. 'He is taking the p**s, Jonathan!' I yelled down the phone. I was so incensed. I was trembling with anger. I couldn't believe what I'd heard." - Ashley Cole

"I think that [Jay] Gould's separate compartments was a purely political ploy to win middle-of-the-road religious people to the science camp. But it's a very empty idea. There are plenty of places where religion does not keep off the scientific turf." - Richard Dawkins

"I always felt mean, jogging back over the logging road, As if I had broken the natural order of things in that swampland; Disturbed some rhythm, old and of vast importance, By pulling off flesh from the living planet; As if I had committed, against the whole scheme of life, a desecration." - Theodore Roethke

"There's a warnin' sign on the road ahead There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them So I try to forget it, any way I can. Keep on rockin' in the free world." - Neil Young

"There, in the window of a freshly painted clapboard building, just off the road, a bewitching and seductive red neon sign spoke to him in a universal tongue: COCA-COLA, it announced, COCA- COLA, and he went faint with gastric epiphany." - T. Coraghessan Boyle

"Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer." - Janis Ian

"The thing I love about off-road racing is the pride in how abusive it is." - Jimmie Johnson

"I was driving down a familiar road one fall day when I almost drove off the road, the beauty was so intense. It looked as if God had sent in a team of the world's finest artists overnight-and I was privy to the opening day of his spectacle. As I slowly drove along this festive row, leaves danced in the air and brushed against my windshield. It seemed as if I had landed in Oz. I was strongly tempted to get out and clap at God's imagination." - Sheila Walsh

"I grew up racing off-road trucks. They were on road courses with jumps. I made a name for myself in that style of racing." - Jimmie Johnson

"Activity is the only road to knowledge." - George Bernard Shaw

"Even an empty road leads somewhere, right?" - Kathe Koja

"Patience is the road to wisdom." - Kao Kalia Yang

"The open road still softly calls..." - Carl Sagan

"The road to success is through commitment." - Will Smith

"Obedience is the road to freedom." - C S Lewis

"The road goes ever on and on" - J R R Tolkien

"You must choose a road for yourself." - Kazuo Koike

"A beautiful road does not create enough reason to make a journey on that road, because the road to Hell is often a beautiful road as well!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Louisiana, the state road maintenance forgot." - James Patterson

"Death is the road to awe." - Fernando Hernandez

"The road to salvation is through truth." - Swami Vivekananda

"The road to nowhere leads to me." - Ozzy Osbourne

"The road is better than the end." - Chuck Jones

"Acceptance is the road to all change." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Truth is no road to fortune." - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

"ALWAYS chose the road less taken." - Paulo Coelho

"Reputation is the road to power" - Jeremy Bentham

"The next road is always ahead." - Oprah Winfrey

"We cannot road trip to Paris." - Richelle Mead

"Eventually we all run out of road." - Terence Winter

"Risk is the most intense road." - Gustavo Cerati

"No wide road leads to God." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Whatever purifies you is the correct road." - Rumi

"I write really well on the road." - Pam Houston

"No road is long with good company." - Proverbs

"The road to self-belief is potholed." - Nyasha Madavo

"There's milestones on the Dover Road!" - Charles Dickens

"Creation is not a hurdle on the road to God, it is the road itself." - Martin Buber

"What would be a road hazard anywhere else, in the Third World is probably the road." - P. J. O'Rourke

"God's plan for moving people from the broad road to the narrow road involves you." - Alistair Begg

"Life is a foggy road. You may come across anything on the road." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We are lost, but other animals point to the right road. They are the right road." - John Zerzan

"But one must go where one's road leads, even when it's a distressing road." - Piers Anthony

"A tram cannot discover every road! To discover every road, one must leave the predetermined roads!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." - Colin Davis

"The road to freedom is a difficult, hard road. It always makes for temporary setbacks." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"My experience tells me the hard road is almost always the right road." - Shahid Khan

"The chicken did not cross the road. The road passed beneath the chicken." - Albert Einstein

"I'm going to take the high road because the low road is so crowded." - Mia Farrow

"When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open." - Dejan Stojanovic

"It does matter not if the road ends; find another road!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There's never the same road. It's always, every time it's always a different road." - Richard Patrick

"It is precisely because education is the road to equality and citizenship, that it has been made more elusive for Negroes than many other rights. The walling off of Negroes from equal education is part of the historical design to submerge him in second class status. Therefore, as Negroes have struggled to be free they have had to fight for the opportunity for a decent education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There's a terrible sense of dread filtering across America at the moment and it's not simply because of the continuing fear of terrorism and the fact that the nation is at war. It's more frightening than that. It grows out of the suspicion that we all may be passengers in a vehicle that has made a radically wrong turn and is barreling along a dark road, with its headlights off and with someone behind the wheel who may not know how to drive." - Bob Herbert

"I drove off, with my friends watching me go, all of them grouped on Lissa's hood. As I pulled onto the road, I glanced into the rearview and saw them: they were waving, hands moving through the air, their voices loud, calling out after me. The square of that mirror was like a frame, holding this picture of them saying good-bye, pushing me forward, before shifting gently out of sight, inch by fluid inch, as I turned away." - Sarah Dessen

"I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise. And no sooner do I get on that accursed machine than off I go hammer and tongs; I never look to right or left, never notice a flower, never see a view - get hot, juicy, red - like a grilled chop. Get me on that machine and I have to go. I go scorching along the road, and cursing aloud at myself for doing it." - H G Wells

"When I look out [the window] at the big houses on either side of the road, it's obvious we've entered the rich side of town. Poor people don't post signs like NO TRESPASSING, PRIVATE DRIVE, PRIVATE PROPERTY, MONITORED BY CAMERA SURVEILLANCE. I should know because I've been poor my entire life, and the only person I know who ever posted a sign like these is my friend...and he actually stole the sign off a rich guy's yard." - Simone Elkeles

"The man of genius, like a dog with a bone, or the slave who has swallowed a diamond, or a patient with the gravel, sits afar and retired, off the road, hangs out no sign of refreshment for man and beast, but says, by all possible hints and signs, I wish to be alone,-good-by,-fare-well. But the Landlord can afford to live without privacy." - Henry David Thoreau



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