Thursday, July 03, 2008

Quote of the Day: HG Wells

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race,"
H. G. Wells.
I got six of them, three off the curb. I may ride slow and not too far, but there's a beauty in crusing along on a giant beach cruiser converted to an oversized stingray on a cool summer night.
Makes you feel like you're not an old cranky fart ranting about things for a while.

1 comment:

M Big Mistake said...

My three favorite bike quotes:
"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

"When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle." ~Elizabeth West, Hovel in the Hills

"When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart." ~Diane Ackerman

I love that last bit...the world is breaking someone else's heart.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson