Carlton Reid has put together an amazing selection of quotes about bicycling. Here are a few I like.
“I thought of that while riding my bike.” — Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity
“At that age, it’s one of the worse things in the world to wake up and not see your bike where you left it.” — Hip-hop star 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, on the theft of his childhood bike
“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.” — Iris Murdoch, ‘The Red and the Green’
“I hope that cycling in London will become almost Chinese in its ubiquity.” — Boris Johnson, The Guardian, March 18, 2006
“If you brake, you don’t win.” — Mario Cipollini
“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.” — Bob Weir, Grateful Dead
“Cyclists…are the gods of the road.” — Actor, Nigel Havers, ‘The Daily Mail’, 13th June 2006
Visit Quick Release for the whole pile of bicycle quotes.