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Railroad Tracks Quotes


"The ability to rebound is in inverse proportion to the distance your house is from the nearest railroad tracks." - Don Meyer

"If culture was a railroad, I can see the tracks running from the Spirituals to the Hip Hop Nation." - Nikki Giovanni

"The banked oval tracks are obsolete tracks for Indy cars." - Mario Andretti

"When I was a little kid, I used to walk miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles of railroad tracks." - Pam Houston

"A player's ability to rebound is inversely proportional to the distance between where he was born and the nearest railroad tracks. The greater distance you live from the poor side of the railroad tracks, the less likely that you will be a good rebounder." - Pete Carril

"Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of songwriting." - Johnny Cash

"When railroading time comes you can railroad-but not before." - Robert A Heinlein

"I was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad." - Harriet Tubman

"I never lived in an abandoned railroad station." - Peter Dinklage

"For 50 years my father worked for the railroad." - Harold Evans

"Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia." - H G Wells

"How disappointment tracks the steps of hope." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"I come from a line of railroad men. My great-grandfather was a surveyor for the Burlington Railroad." - Bill Moseley

"Some tracks are with quartet and some tracks are with synthesizer." - Charlie Haden

"Once asked what action he would recommend if a person were to feel a nervous breakdown coming on: Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks, and find someone in need and do something for him." - Karl A Menninger

"People don't like railroad tracks near them? We'll see how they feel when the percentage of U.S. citizens who can afford to drive a car goes way down, as it will." - James Howard Kunstler

"What can you say about the family who is suing the railroad after their drunk son was killed walking on the tracks? Trains don't normally sneak up on people. Unless they've derailed, you pretty much know where to find them." - David Sedaris

"People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks - and green things started to grow there!" - Ed Begley Jr

"I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks - and green things started to grow there!" - Ed Begley, Jr.

"Black people lived right by the railroad tracks, and the train would shake their houses at night. I would hear it as a boy, and I thought: I'm gonna make a song that sounds like that." - Little Richard

"I'm a secret interior decorator. There's a mural on my dining room wall of the railroad tracks at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. I love having my hometown with me out here in California." - Jill Scott

"All this piling up of one technology on top of another-railroad on steamboat, interstate highway on railroad, hydroelectric dam on watermill-had reduced the Mississippi from a wonder of nature to this sluggish canal on the wrong side of the tracks." - Jonathan Raban

"All this piling up of one technology on top of another - railroad on steamboat, interstate highway on railroad, hydroelectric dam on watermill - had reduced the Mississippi from a wonder of nature to this sluggish canal on the wrong side of the tracks." - Jonathan Raban

"a TEN-YEAR-OLD lad in Indianapolis who was arrested for picking up coal along the side of railroad tracks is now in jail. If the boy had known enough to steal the whole railroad he would be heralded as a Napoleon of finance." - Mother Jones

"I'm not following anybody's tracks, I'm making my own, baby." - Picabo Street

"A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." - Anonymous

"There's a lot of melancholy in my tracks." - Aphex Twin

"The wrong side of the tracks is livelier." - Anita Loos

"I'm used to doing a lot of dolly tracks." - Kurt Voss

"One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." - Proverbs

"Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious." - Claude Chabrol

"I'm not following anybody's tracks, I'm making my own baby." - Picabo Street

"Screening for colon cancer can stop cancer in its tracks." - Hill Harper

"Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?" - Lord Byron

"We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks." - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"The way led along upon what had once been the embankment of a railroad." - Jack London

"A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand." - Mark Twain

"Give me snuff, whiskey, and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell." - James J Hill

"I lived a few miles outside of a tiny town in central Oklahoma. I would often run amok though the fields of wheat, the patches of trees, along the railroad tracks, and on red dirt roads. This had a profound effect on my view of the world - vast, open-ended, full of opportunity, and ready for exploration." - Chelsea Manning

"It is still news to her that passion could steer her wrong though she went down, a thousand times strung out across railroad tracks, off bridges under cars, or stiff glass bottle still in hand, hair soft on greasy pillows, still it is news she cannot follow love (his burning footsteps in blue crystal snow) & still come out all right." - Diane di Prima

"I hate click tracks. A lot of people I know like to use click tracks. Like my son is perfect on the click tracks. It makes me to edgy." - Ringo Starr

"I'm really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don't want endless tracks; I want less tracks. I want decisions to be made." - Ian Mackaye

"A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by." - Christopher Morley

"Harriet Tubman fought American slavery single handed and was a pioneer in that organized effort known as the Underground Railroad." - W E B Du Bois

"The conductor sings his song again, The passengers will please refrain This train's got the disappearing railroad blues." - Steve Goodman

"It's hard to make something as large as a government change. It's a little bit like building the transcontinental railroad." - Tim Oreilly

"Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries." - J. G. Holland

"I still listen to tracks sometimes and hear some of the harmonies and its just amazing." - Amerie

"Trains are all the ways you miss each other-wrong train, wrong tracks, wrong time." - Daisy Whitney

"It doesn't matter which side of the tracks your from, the train still rolls the same." - Robert M. Hensel

"I think my emotional revulsion against Stalin's terror would have stopped me in my tracks." - Theodore Hall

"In TV, you always feel you are standing on the tracks of an oncoming train" - Tina Brown

"A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding." - Laozi

"I'm part of the Ipod generation. I got 10,000 tracks from all over the world." - Jonathan Rhys Meyers

"I fell for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks." - Ellen Hopkins

"But no, we cross, crisscross, and recross our old tracks like figure skaters." - David Mitchell

"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries." - Anonymous

"Snow is the only one of us that leaves no tracks." - Kenneth Patchen

"He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail." - Niels Henrik Abel

"Growing up too fast and I do recall, Wishin' time would stop right in it's tracks." - Kenny Chesney

"I love to just get in the booth. Put some tracks down. I'm basically Rihanna." - Kate Mckinnon

"No one sees what is before his feet: they scan the tracks of heaven." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I always want to know which tracks are the journalists' favourites." - Planningtorock

"I love to just get in the booth. Put some tracks down. I'm basically Rihanna." - Kate Mckinnon

"In Europe, it's more common to hear aggressive dance tracks on the radio." - Martin Garrix

"If I practice Cherokee along with backing tracks would it be Chereoke?" - Rob Schwimmer

"Your thoughts move with the deft precision of worm-tracks in the mud." - Jack Vance

"If you live up against train tracks, it can make your life a living hell." - Ted Leo

"Evolution normally does not come to a halt, but constantly 'tracks' the changing environment." - Richard Dawkins

"I love the way Pharell is laying down great drum tracks. He is a great drummer." - Matt Cameron

"Honestly, a lot of pop records have beatboxing. Timbaland beatboxes on his tracks. Justin Timberlake beatboxes." - Doug E Fresh

"A lot of the really great stuff fell between the tracks." - Eydie Gorme

"I love to drive, especially on tracks, where I go a lot faster." - Daniel Boulud

"In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"In TV, you always feel you are standing on the tracks of an oncoming train." - Tina Brown

"I knew when the ball was going out (over the Green Monster). It was something I worked into the decoy, but it used to tick the pitchers off. Bill Monbouquette used to say, 'Can't you at least make it look like you can catch it?' Meanwhile, the ball would be on its way over the fence to a spot three-quarters of the way out to the railroad tracks." - Carl Yastrzemski

"The only free road, the Underground Railroad, is owned and managed by the Vigilant Committee. They have tunneled under the whole breadth of the land." - Henry David Thoreau

"We seem to be committing ourselves to an eye wateringly expensive railroad for the few. High speed rail plan is madness." - Mike Rutherford

"A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track, - but one inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity." - Henry Ward Beecher

"God Almighty Himself must have been hilarious when human beings so mingled iron and water and fire as to make a railroad train!" - Kurt Vonnegut

"If a railroad is bent, the train shall turn over; if a man's character is bent, he shall turn over just like that train." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track-an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I came from a poor family. My father was from Glasgow, Scotland; my mother's brothers were brakemen on the railroad. We didn't have anything but mush for breakfast." - Mickey Rooney

"Seaboard Air Line, which was thought by numerous innocents to provide a foothold in aviation, was another favorite, although, in fact, it was a railroad." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I don't think of myself as a movie star. I'm a movie worker. I come from a railroad family. I come from the corn." - Bill Moseley

"Way over on the railroad, Tomorrow all the tipping trucks will unload together, Every scrapbook stuck with glue, And I'll stand beside you, Beside you, child." - Van Morrison

"No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way." - Robert Baden-Powell

"Jesus, that ear. He should donate it to The Smithsonian. Brian Wilson, he made all his records with four tracks, but you couldn't make his records if you had a hundred tracks today." - Bob Dylan

"I want to have a huge album that's, like, 18 or 19 tracks. I hate those albums where there's only, like, ten tracks, and you're left thinking, 'Is this it?'" - Eva Simons

"I'm always on tour, so I'm always trying new tracks out live before they're released. That's more necessity than anything, because I don't get a proper chance to sit in a studio and work on tracks like other producers do." - Skrillex

"There's a couple of tracks on the new record which is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum and bass tracks but playing it all live. It's a new approach to it." - Tom Jenkinson

"I saw the tracks of angels in the earth: the beauty of heaven walking by itself on the world." - Petrarch

"Destructive fear must be stopped in its tracks or it will undermine the life God invites us to live." - Bill Hybels

"He can stop me in my tracks, but he can't make me do someting I don't want to" - Patricia Briggs

"Knowledge and belief are two seperate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child." - Godfried Bomans

"There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks" - Laura Dern

"Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I'd like the rhythm of the tracks to sound." - Aphex Twin

"Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection." - Wendell Berry

"Even if you don't sing on your tracks, if you know how to sing, it'll probably help you out." - SonReal

"Bankruptcies will be up 18 to 42 percent around racinos areas tracks as people lose their money" - John Warren Kindt

"See your reality as a life that has many tracks or potentials that you call "the future."" - Lee Carroll

"Down by the tracks watching trains go by To remind me: there are places that aren't here." - Aaron Weiss

"When you hear tracks everybody immediately thinks that nobody is really playing or singing. That's not the case at all." - Chris Johnson

"I had no intention to cover my tracks since I am not a politician and I do not represent anybody." - Tariq Ramadan

"Blending tracks and weaving and manipulating prerecorded music to create this mood, some people do it much better than others." - Kaskade

"We hear so many records these days that are done with click tracks, as opposed to a drummer." - Wayne Coyne

"There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks." - Laura Dern

"I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged." - Faye Dunaway

"I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I financed myself and am looking for a home for." - Suzi Quatro

"I don't have a formal home recording studio, but I can record tracks on my computer upstairs in my office." - Huey Lewis

"I do not fear grassy tracks. Whether there is grass or not on the wicket, I am not worried." - Harbhajan Singh

"I don't write songs in order to stick it to my exes. I don't release underground dis tracks." - John Mayer

"So many shows don't have laugh tracks now that, when you hear it, it can be slightly jarring." - Casey Wilson

"I have an aversion to laugh tracks - the moment I hear a laugh track, I go to another channel." - Bob Newhart

"You are a 64-track recording - the tracks are always there, they're always with you. Sometimes the harsh tracks are cranked up and the rest are rolled down to zero. Other times the sweet tracks are high and the darkness is low. But it's all you." - RZA

"I like getting my own thoughts out right now, I have fans to solidify, so that's why I don't do tracks with too many younger rappers or newer artists. People may consider me to be a music snob or whatever, but I like to preserve what's mine and I also don't just do tracks to do tracks, I make every song with a purpose." - Drake

"Do I understand, sir, that you mean the Cause for which our heroes have died is not sacred?' If you were run over by a railroad train your death would' sanctify the railroad company, would it?' asked Rhett and his voice sounded as if he were humbly seeking information." - Margaret Mitchell

"Do I understand, sir, that you mean the Cause for which our heroes have died is not sacred?' If you were run over by a railroad train your death wouldn't sanctify the railroad company, would it?' asked Rhett and his voice sounded as if he were humbly seeking information." - Margaret Mitchell

"Another of the strange and evil tendencies of the present day is the decoration of the railroad station... There was never more flagrant nor impertinent folly than the smallest portion of ornament in anything connected with the railroads... Railroad architecture has or would have a dignity of its own if it were only left to its work." - John Ruskin

"The whole blear world of smoke and twisted steel around my head in a railroad car, and my mind wandering past the rust into futurity: I saw the sun go down in a carnal and primeval world, leaving darkness to cover my railroad train because the other side of the world was waiting for dawn." - Allen Ginsberg

"My father was a railroad man his entire life; 43 years for Southern Railroad." - Nancy Grace

"RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition." - Ambrose Bierce

"There was one moment, and it happened in school. I had a big final exam-we were supposed to write a 20-page report on this book about Houdini [Harry Houdini]. I probably would have loved reading it, but I didn't, so I just decided to make a little super-8 movie based on it. I tied myself to the railroad tracks and all that. I mean, this is kid stuff, but it impressed the teacher, and I got an A. And that was maybe my first turning point, when I said, 'Yeah, I wouldn't mind being a filmmaker.'" - Tim Burton

"I couldn't help but think, as I watched him, of the barrels of toxic fluids that had accrued behind Hal's bike shop where the scrub lining the railroad tracks had offered local companies enough cover to dump a stray contaner or two. Everything had been sealed up, but things were beginning to leak out. I had come to both pity and respect Len in the years since my mother left. He followed the physical to try to understand things that were impossible to comphrehend. In that, I could see, he was like me." - Alice Sebold

"Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living!...Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you're going to smash up. Well, now, that's something! And then go home again after three hours of it...and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!" - Jack London

"There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I did as much as I could: raising chickens, pushing an ice-cream cart, bagging walnuts, driving a tractor on a beet farm, working on the railroad. I think this eclectic career helped me a lot in life." - Charles R. Schwab

"In the United States 'First' and 'Second' class can't be painted on railroad cars, for all passengers, being Americans, are equal and it would be 'unAmerican.' But paint 'Pullman' on a car and everyone is satisfied." - Owen Wister

"These bright roofs, these steep towers, these jewel-lakes, these skeins of railroad line - all spoke to her and she answered. She was glad they were there. She belonged to them and they to her." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"A man who never graduated from school might steal from a freight car. But a man who attends college and graduates as a lawyer might steal the whole railroad." - Theodore Roosevelt

"God, so to speak, is myriad-minded. We cannot look, therefore, to put ourselves in accord with His plans any more than one man can run a line for a railroad which it requires a small army to survey." - Samuel Augustus Willoughby Duffield

"The fourth landing of the Columbia is the historical equivalent of the driving of the golden spike which completed the first transcontinental railroad. It marks our entrance into a new era." - Ronald Reagan

"The Atman alone is eternal. Hospitals will tumble down. Railroad givers will all die. This earth will be blown to pieces, suns wiped out. The Atman endures for ever." - Swami Vivekananda

"Benefit of clergy: Half-rate on the railroad." - Mark Twain

"Thank God for Canada! In the context of this narrative [in Underground] and beyond, Canada was certainly an additional option for the many traveling the treacherous terrain of the Underground Railroad in pursuit of what was perceived as "freedom."" - Aisha Hinds

"By the Louisiana statute, the validity of which is here involved, all railway companies (other than street railroad companies) carrying passengers in that State are required to have separate but equal accommodations for white and colored persons." - John Marshall Harlan

"Taft, stuck at a water-tank railroad station and learning that the train would only stop if a number of passengers wished to come aboard, telegraphed to the conductor: 'Stop at Hicksville. Large party waiting to catch train." - William Howard Taft

"One can see them playing hearts in the lounge car and eating cheese sandwiches in the railroad stations as they traveled through Kansas and Nebraska - over the mountains and on to the Coast." - John Cheever

"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say - I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger." - Harriet Tubman

"Most games follow a real railroad plot, no matter what you want, you're following their storyline to its unavoidable conclusion. I'd like to write a game where your character can follow any number of possible story arcs and sub-plots." - Patrick Rothfuss

"One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains." - Ray Stannard Baker

"I bought a railroad during this period of time." - Bill Janklow

"Today, we have our own concentrations of economic power. Instead of Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, the Union Pacific Railroad, and J. P. Morgan and Company, we have Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft." - George Packer

"Every new development, highway, railroad, steamship line, building operation, whether it be a drainage project in old Greece or a new water system in Peru, means an added use of the automobile." - Walter Chrysler

"I try to jog in every city I visit, and I particularly enjoy harbour-front paths that let me ogle big ships, railroad bridges and the ruins of factories and warehouses." - Steven Pinker

"I didn't grow up with Broadway music. My mother played Perry Como, while I listened to Andy Williams records. Later on it was Cream, Grand Funk Railroad and lots of R&B like the Isley Bros. and Parliament." - Donny Osmond

"I hate click tracks. I'm to busy in the click track to feel my own heart rhythm, my own soul beat." - Ringo Starr

"The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one" - Deepak Chopra

"Let a slight snow come and cover the earth, and the tracks of men will show how little the woods and fields are frequented." - Henry David Thoreau



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