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Without going to what I think is my limit.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death is nothing else but going home to God,
the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear
to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
- Sylvester Stallone

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous


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