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A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of
by A. J. P. Taylor

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of
accuracy would not do well for his clients.
- A. J. P. Taylor

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
- A. J. P. Taylor

 

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary
than the specter of Communism.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Like most of those who study history,
he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the
past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace,
carried the nations to war by their own weight.
- A. J. P. Taylor

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make
peace with the Establishment -
and nothing more corrupting.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No matter what political reasons are given for war,
the underlying reason is always economic.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people
are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
- A. J. P. Taylor

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
a student of history; and like most of those who study history,
he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war;
and he discovered this only when the First World War
was already being fought.
Of course he was right.
Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

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

I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice.
It was great for shooters and racing games in the past,
but I didn't think it was right for strategy games.
- Sid Meier

If someone said to me that you can have three wishes,
my first would have been to get into racing,
my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
- Gilles Villeneuve

I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane,
but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.
- Nigel Mansell

Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.
- Dale Earnhardt

I think racing and riding are two different elements of cycling.
You either want to or not depending on what you want to get out of it.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity
and there are many accidents.
It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
- Hermann Maier

I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing.
- Lillie Langtry

The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to
have amazing anticipation,
coordination, and reflex.
Because of the speed the car goes.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

Through F1, I bought my own boat.
I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter.
And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me.
- Nelson Piquet

Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

My son is racing his first 24-hour this year with Porsche.
- Bobby Rahal

Winter testing is essential but there comes a point
where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing.
You just want to get down to the real action.
- Damon Hill

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over,
pinning you underneath.
At night, the ice weasels come.
- Matt Groening

Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people
and it was more easy for me to find the first bike,
so I have a good chance for sure.
- Valentino Rossi

The driver of a racing car is a component.
When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly,
and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

Racing Stripes was so much fun to do.
It's one of the funniest movies I've seen in a couple years.
- Bruce Greenwood

Racing is in my blood, I can't quite get out of it yet.
- Dick Trickle

I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards.
If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere.
As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

If I'm out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle.
Riding on the road, I've got a favorite.
If I'm jumping, I have a favorite, and if I'm racing,
I have a favorite.
- Evel Knievel

I want to be up front racing.
- Dale Earnhardt

A racing driver has to be a good driver.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I guess everybody saw it.
It's a deal where I'd been racing cars a long time
and I knew going around the track the fender was on the tire hard.
- Sterling Marlin

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been
in not drinking enough water after training,
thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
- Bill Rodgers

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid,
stable business.
- John Steinbeck

You might not think that's cricket, and it's not,
it's motor racing.
- Murray Walker

Again, racing for me was about energy management.
- Frank Shorter

Racing a thoroughbred grand prix car in front of a
home crowd will be a surreal and mighty experience.
- Nigel Mansell

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen

Racing, competing, it's in my blood.
It's part of me, it's part of my life;
I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.
- Ayrton Senna

I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing.
I worry my wife, but she knows it's important to me.
- Patrick Dempsey

It's all about racing on the track.
- Adam Petty

Going to car racing school was phenomenal.
- Michelle Rodriguez

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing.
That's because I don't know the horses personally.
- Nat King Cole

I have to accept risk as a racing driver.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I thought: This is not racing, it's a suicide mission.
- Barry Sheene

Anything happens in Grand Prix racing,
and it usually does.
- Murray Walker

Indy car racing is much more aggressive.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

My introduction to track racing was through the background
of cross country running,
which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister

A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that
you properly enter the event.
Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes
with the paying customers.
- Joe Henderson

Regardless, we are a two career household,
and it's Dario's season, and I'm really excited about going racing.
- Ashley Judd

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going,
focusing on running fast and relaxed.
Eventually it passes and the flow returns.
It's part of racing.
- Frank Shorter

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering
the techniques and tactics of racing is experience.
But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
- Greg LeMond

I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states,
very big all over the world.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I drove long distances like the 24 hours of Le Mans for years.
But even this racing is now over.
I retired.
- Jacky Ickx

From today I am no longer a racing driver.
I'm retired and I am very happy.
- Jackie Stewart

And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.
- Murray Walker

Alan Ginsberg was fabulous.
The man is so filled with energy.
He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy
and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
- Ray Manzarek

If NASCAR racing gets any more exciting,
I may not be able to stand it.
- Roger Staubach


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