Movie Quotes from Grand Prix: Quotes from the movie Grand Prix

–What’s wrong with your life?
–I’ve begun to see the absurdity of it…All of us…Proving what? That we can go faster? And perhaps remain alive?

-Ah, were you in the war?
–Yes. And you?
–No, I missed it by a year.

1) I want to tell you something, not about the others, but about myself. I used to go to pieces. I’d see an accident like that and feel so weak inside, that I wanted to quit–stop the car and walk away. I could hardly make myself go past it. But I’m older now. When I see something really horrible, I put my foot down, HARD, because I know that everyone else is lifting his. 2) What a terrible way to win! 1) No, there is no terrible way to win. There is only winning.

1) Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?
2) No.
1) Lately, I sometimes get very tired, you know? Very tired.


And what do you think of this man? In the middle of the race, he decides to take a swim! It cost me two seconds!

Danger? Well, of course. But you’re missing a very important point. I think, if any of us imagined, really imagined, what it would be like to go into a tree at 150 miles an hour, we would probably never get into the cars at all, none of us. So it has always seemed to me that to do something very dangerous requires a certain absence of imagination!

Drive the car, don’t try to stand it on its bloody ear.

I suppose they’re pretty to look at, the cars, otherwise it’s very boring, really. It’s like some people one meets. They look very
interesting and after ten minutes with them you’re bored speechless.

I used to think nothing could be better than motorbike racing. Three times I am a World Champion on my motorbike. I am happy. Then I go into one of these, these cars: you sit in a box, a coffin, gasoline all around you. It is like being inside a bomb! Crazy, but of course the cars are faster, and that is the most important thing.

It’s marvelous to go very fast. Why is it so marvelous to go fast?

There are fewer than thirty men in the world qualified to drive Formula One; a mere half-dozen, perhaps, to win. At this moment, I am inclined to think you are not one of them.

There is no terrible way to win. There is only winning.

Why do you drive racing cars? Or do you not think about it?

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