10 Inspirational Lorry Quotes
Sometimes when you’re stuck on the road the only thing you really need are some words of wisdom to get you through a tough day. Here are some quotes from the world’s greatest, who you can surely learn something from and consider while you are on the road. These quotes help give mental motivation while driving, especially during long journeys which eventually become a complete bore. Consider reflecting on these quotes if they give you enthusiasm.
#1 Lindsay Fox, who is now the owner of one of the most successful logistics companies in Australia spoke regarding why he took the career path he did early in life: “I don't think there's any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one.”
#2 The king of Rock and Roll, who was also well known to be a truck driver at a time in his life once said: “I don’t think I’m bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.”
In other words, if you’re not a people person, there’s no better place to be than a truck!
#3 “Sleepin’ in the truck wasn’t so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.” — Chris LeDoux
#4 A pilot in the US air force turned bestselling author for is novel The Hunters, which told the story of USAF pilots during the Korean war, James Salter once said:“ “There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh.”
#5 US Secretary of State from 2001-2005, Colin Powell served in the military for 35 years eventually earning the rank of General, when asked how he committed to the military for so long he responded: “Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”
#6 The man behind Apple, now one of the most iconic and well-respected brands in the world despite dropping out of university and having his peers turn on him, Steve Jobs was still able to overcome with a few words of wisdom: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
#7 Comedian Tim Vine found his success on shows like “Not Going Out” and has become one of the most iconic modern British comedians. He has his own thoughts on driving: “You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.”
#8 Legendary rock star Willie Nelson is no stranger to truck drivers, he clearly has a personal connection with drivers who often get stuck on the roads: “When I'm driving the highway by myself is when I write best.”
#9 Pulitzer prize winning author and cartoonist Dave Barry once said: “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
#10 Multiplatinum rock star Bruce Springsteen’s words of wisdom once were: “The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who's driving.”
Have you heard any words of wisdom in your time on the road? Comment below!