Potent quotes about bicycles

The following are ten of my favorite quotes about bicycles and bicycling from some rather famous individuals. It does not take a rocket scientist, politician, writer, or poet to understand the beauty, simplicity, and sheer delight that comes from riding a bicycle. All it takes is one ride. Cheers!

  •  “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” ~H.G. Wells
  • “Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym.” ~Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • “The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” ~Christopher Morley
  • “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” ~James E. Starrs
  • “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” ~Ernest Hemingway
  • “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~H.G. Wells   [I sure hope so!]
  • “Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!…Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up. Well, now, that’s something! And then go home again after three hours of it…and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!” ~Jack London
  • “If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.” ~Professor Carl Sagan
  • “The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.”~William Saroyan, Nobel prize winner


SOURCES: theargonauts.com/bicycle-quotes/ and www.quotegarden.com/bicycling.html


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