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Alfred P. Sloan Quotes

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A car for every purse and purpose.
- Alfred P. Sloan

Related topics: Car

Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
- Alfred P. Sloan

If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
- Alfred P. Sloan

Competition is the final price determinant and competitive
prices may result in profits which force you to accept
a rate of return less than you hoped for,
or for that matter to accept temporary losses.
- Alfred P. Sloan

 

If we are all in agreement on the decision -
then I propose we postpone further discussion of this
matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time
to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding
of what the decision is all about.
- Alfred P. Sloan

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage,
the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always
develop when one tries to do something worthwhile,
especially when it is new and different.
- Alfred P. Sloan

The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create,
to construct, to develop something useful.
Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit.
It is that spirit that creates our jobs.
- Alfred P. Sloan

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Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.
I still can't drive.
- Bud Abbott

I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights.
I hit the gas, people behind me stop,
and I'm gone.
- Steven Wright

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Car designers are just going to have to come up with
an automobile that outlasts the payments.
- Erma Bombeck

I had to stop driving my car for a while...
the tires got dizzy.
- Steven Wright

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at
least 172 miles per hour upside down.
- Dave Barry

I had never been able to get a car that said how much
I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
- Alexandra Paul

It's like driving a car at night.
You never see further than your headlights,
but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow

I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus,
and an old Ford Ranger.
If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars,
'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.
- Rip Torn

I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights,
so it looks like I'm the only one moving.
- Steven Wright

Not having to own a car has made me realize what a
waste of time the automobile is.
- Diane Johnson

The cars we drive say a lot about us.
- Alexandra Paul

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.
- Loretta Lynn

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn
care and vehicle maintenance.
- Tim Allen

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
- Rudolf Diesel

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
- Jeff Gordon

I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles.
- Brock Yates

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life
crisis is buy a fast car,
aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars.
It's not that.
It's the fear that you're past your best.
It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.
- Robbie Coltrane

In less enlightened times, the best way to impress
women was to own a hot car.
But women wised up and realized it was better to buy
their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks.
- Scott Adams

But to personally satisfy my own adrenalin needs,
I've been racing cars a little bit, which has been fun.
- Picabo Street

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

Never have more children than you have car windows.
- Erma Bombeck

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

I love fast cars...
and to go too fast in them.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible -
cowards and fools.
- Russell Baker

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us.
So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization,
is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally
confused and contrary commuting patterns.
- Brock Yates

You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient
automobile made from overseas.
- Ed Markey

Fast cars are my only vice.
- Michael Bay

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars
today could see their real owners.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars.
- Tom Arnold

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes,
and a vehicle often helps to do that.
I have a relationship to car culture.
It isn't really about loving cars.
It's sort of about needing them.
- Matthew Barney

My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things.
So, first I bought this car.
And then he told me I oughta get a house.
'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'
- Julia Roberts

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

But my passion is racing cars.
It's what I like to do in my off time.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

I had more clothes than I had closets,
more cars than garage space, but no money.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given
me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
- Valentino Rossi

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

Ikea people do not drive flashy cars or stay at luxury hotels.
- Ingvar Kamprad

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

Giving money and power to government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Bombeck


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