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Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.

The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.

We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poorhouse in an automobile.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

What I like, or one of the things I like, about motoring is the sense it gives one of lighting accidentally, like a voyager who touches another planet with the tip of his toe, upon scenes which would have gone on, have always gone on, will go on, unrecorded, save for this chance glimpse. Then it seems to me I am allowed to see the heart of the world uncovered for a moment.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

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