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A German team could be quite good.
by Alain Prost

A German team could be quite good.
But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
- Alain Prost

Without going to what I think is my limit.
I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort,
and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.
- Alain Prost

Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.
- Alain Prost

The people who criticise you will not be the ones taking
care of your legs when you are in your wheelchair.
People who never drove a car in these conditions,
they just don't know.
- Alain Prost

 

So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm.
You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
- Alain Prost

One of my biggest problems this season was with the
clutch at the start of the race.
I hate to risk the car.
- Alain Prost

In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place.
- Alain Prost

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I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
- Alain Prost

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest
pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.
- Alain Prost

I have had some problems because the French don't like people to have success,
they don't like the number one.
- Alain Prost

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success.
But I think people are very jealous about success.
I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.
- Alain Prost

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid,
because they are a bit reserved.
- Alain Prost

That is an important part of my success.
Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.
- Alain Prost

It's not too good to have this attitude in F1.
It could be a disadvantage.
- Alain Prost

I like the mentality of the Americans.
It's like when you talk about money.
- Alain Prost

I was very interested in that.
It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience.
- Alain Prost

I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car.
- Alain Prost

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
- Alain Prost

When you win a race like this the feeling is very,
very good.
- Alain Prost

I have always had this mentality because I hated to
break anything on the car.
- Alain Prost

You can't always have the best team.
It's always a compromise.
- Alain Prost

It's like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain.
I have absolutely no problem with it.
- Alain Prost

You were not in control You had no visibility:
maybe there was a car in front of you,
maybe not.
- Alain Prost

I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth
and I could have gone quicker,
but I had to go slow.
It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.
- Alain Prost

You want to have fun but you also want to work well.
Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari,
because we would have fun, but then they could not
stop having fun and go back to the real work.
- Alain Prost

When I test I never go right to the limit.
Only because when you are below the limit you can go
at the same speed all day,
and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure
about what you are testing.
- Alain Prost

I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend,
so I know at the beginning of the race,
from all that I have analysed during the practice,
whether I will win the race or not.
- Alain Prost

It's always better to speak the language of the team.
Not only for the direct contact with everyone -
sometimes it also helps you to understand the mentality
of the people in the team a bit better.
- Alain Prost

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results
if I had a different mentality;
if I could have pushed hard and attacked.
But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.
- Alain Prost

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
- German Proverb

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

French and German illustrate the misleading character
of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well.
- Edward Sapir

Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds.
We shoot a helicopter out of the sky.
That's the only fight I'm in.
- Anthony Anderson

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
- Otto von Bismarck

We did not call it propaganda, for that word,
in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business.
Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy,
discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields

It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single
one of them dares to expose his true character.
Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
- Franz Grillparzer

When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German.
But my wife didn't want to live in Germany.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

How can German music not be represented by an article?
- Wassily Kandinsky

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
- Clifton Fadiman

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

I have German Shepherds that I train and have brought back to Germany.
I love going there.
- Ted Shackelford

I played a Spaniard.
I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.
- Lawrence Welk

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

I know thousands of German's who are totally different from me,
so we're not alike, we're not the same.
- Bernhard Langer

George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity.
- Helmut Kohl

With respect to the respective French and German traditions
you are no doubt correct,
although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.
- Brian Ferneyhough

It is particularly moving, and I can say this also
as a Protestant Christian,
that a German - one of us - has been made Pope.
- Horst Koehler

I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much,
but I heard from many people from England that many
motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
- Cornelia Funke

Having achieved such signal successes in the east,
Russia and Roumania being both disposed of,
the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy.
- Kelly Miller

When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began
to flow in and it was a very sad time.
- Elliott Carter

Now while the German money is over for Hollywood,
I still have $80 million to make movies,
and we will have two things coming up:
less major movies and the price for actors will go down.
- Uwe Boll

Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles
making a documentary for German television on whales.
They had tried to get me in England where they missed me.
- Wavy Gravy

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

It was also my idea that the advisory committees of
the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag,
which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.
- Hans Frank

We were looking for a 'good shepherd,'
and instead we got a German shepherd.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

The German decision to fight is implacable.
Even if they were given more than they ask,
they would attack just the same, because they are possessed
by the demon of destruction.
- Galeazzo Ciano

During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard
battle for German foreign policy.
- Gustav Stresemann

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to...
a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories
of Europe which are under German influence.
- Hermann Goering

We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond
to the character of the German landscape.
- Fritz Todt

The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony
have one sense more than others.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart.
- Albert Speer

I write the story that nobody reads.
Someday, I'm going to write it in German to see if anyone notices.
- Rick Reilly

I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems.
- John Hawkes

Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence
which before had been directed against 'other' people
could now equally land on him.
- William Waller

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself,
crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out,
getting rescued by brave soldiers.
- Roald Dahl

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice
in our generation the lands of German neighbors.
- James F. Byrnes


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