The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
– William Saroyan
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
Wheels carried me from
Youth to middle to old age
– Kay Earle
The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
– Seamus Heaney
My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles.
They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.
– Peter Golkin
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
– President John F. Kennedy
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.
– H.G. Wells
A bicycle does get you there and more…
And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.
– Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967
I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is
nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.
– Leo Tolstoy, Responding to criticism for learning to ride a bicycle at age 67
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.
Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.
– Lord Charles Beresford