The best Quotes by Carroll Shelby

The best Quotes by Carroll Shelby

Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang for Ford Motor Company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s.

Every morning I wake up with new ideas.
I never made a damn dime until I started doing what I wanted.
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I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes.
Porsche and BMW drivers are arrogant.
My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.
Ken Miles: "If this were a beauty pageant, we just lost."
Carroll Shelby: "Looks aren't everything."
We're going to make history.
Lee Iacocca: "Suppose Henry Ford II wanted to build the greatest race car the world's ever seen to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What's it take?"
Carroll Shelby: "Well, it takes something money can't buy."
Lee Iacocca: "Money can buy speed."
Carroll Shelby: "It isn't about speed."
Henry Ford II: "Give me one reason why I don't fire everyone, starting with you?"
Carroll Shelby: "Well, sir, we're lighter, we're faster. And if that don't work, we're nastier."

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Carroll Shelby: "You ready?"
Henry Ford II: "I was born ready, Mr. Shelby. Hit it!"
Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari
Lee Iacocca: "Mr. Ford, Ferrari has a message for you, sir."
Henry Ford II: "What did he say?"
Lee Iacocca: "He said Ford makes ugly little cars in ugly factories. And, uh, he called you fat, sir."
Henry Ford II: "We're going to bury Ferrari at Le Mans."
Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari
Dante: "[seeing a Confederate flag] What? Are you serious?"
Lila: "Newsflash, we're in deep Texas."
The stars at night, are big and bright,
deep in the heart of Texas,
The prairie sky is wide and high,
deep in the heart of Texas.
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Of course, nobody I knew in East-Texas in 1989 cared about Newtonian Physics. The only Newtons they cared about were Wayne and Fig.
Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon - Season 1 Episode 1
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When a Texan gets knocked off a horse, he gets right back on. That is the second most important thing about bein' a Texan, right after thinkin' you're better than everybody else.
"Did you grow up in Texas?"
Meemaw: "Took my first bath in a ten-gallon hat."
Sheldon: "Texas, Oklahoma... what's the difference?"
Meemaw: "Hey, now, I think you might want to crack open your psychology textbook 'cause that there is crazy talk."
You can leave Dallas, but it will never leave you.
As bright as the Dallas sky, she always holds her head up high.
I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.
Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Do we have to know who's gay and who's straight? Can't we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
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My son just asked me about the reason for not buying a Porsche.
When the reason asks for the reason...
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Joy was born for the left lane.
(BMW)
I'm 74 and I don't have enough time left to waste it, waiting in waiting in front of a charging station.
I've got my best race still ahead of me.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
In the end, racing is about leaving work first.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
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Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
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Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.
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World Champion! This is just unbelievable. I started racing with my dad many years ago. We dreamed of becoming a World Champion - and now we are.
Max Verstappen - December 2021
Drinking is much safer than sports. You can't get hurt, only hungover.
Formula 1 is the second best thing in the world.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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